Wednesday 3 October 2012

Brand New Trailers: The Croods and The Lone Ranger

Yesterday we showed you some brand new images from Gore Verbinski's The Lone Ranger, and told you to expect the debut trailers for that and DreamWorks' The Croods today. They're online now, and they're fantastic - and you can check them out after the jump break!

Below, check out the first trailer for DreamWorks' first film under their distribution deal with 20th Century Fox, The Croods. Directed by Kirk DeMicco (Space Chimps) and Chris Sanders (Lilo & Stitch, How to Train Your Dragon) The Croods follows a caveman family venturing out of their safe zone, and into the world, much to the chagrin of the dad, Grug (Nicolas Cage). The trailer comes via iTunes Movie Trailers.

Now this wasn't what I was expecting at all! I've been looking forward to The Croods, but have been fully expecting it to be firmly a comedy; there's little comedy or slapstick to be seen here though. In its place, we get a great family dynamic, a strong story - resemblant of Ice Age, and also Sanders' other films; he has a skill for showing the young rebelling against old, outdated traditions - and gorgeous animation! UPDATE: 21:29 (GMT), 04/10/2012: DreamWorks have now uploaded the trailer prefaced by comments by the film's directors, Sanders and DeMicco. It's embedded in place of the original trailer above.

Though I'm not that big a fan of the character designs for the people, the creatures and animals' designs are fantastic! The backgrounds too are stunning. Imaginative, bright and vibrant - with what looks like a great heartfelt story - DreamWorks look set to continue on the path through their Golden Age!

The Croods will be distributed by 20th Century Fox and is released on 22nd March, 2013.

Secondly, we also get the fantastic first teaser trailer for Disney/DreamWorks Classics' Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean) directed, Jerry Bruckheimer (also Pirates) produced, The Lone Ranger. The action-packed, quarter-billion dollar western epic, starring Armie Hammer and Johnny Dopp as the Ranger and Tonto respectively, is one of Disney's biggest, if not the biggest, releases of next year, and it sure looks as though it's going to be great!

Packed with the same intensity and absorbing atmosphere that made the filmmaking team's Pirates of the Caribbean franchise so phenomenally successful, this is going to be something very special. The teaser (above) sets the scene with the introduction of the steam engine, the vast setting, and the two polar-opposite characters. Another great trailer, again, via iTunes Movie Trailers.

The Lone Ranger is due out on 3rd July, 2013 in the US, and 9th August, 2013 here in the UK.

2013's going to be a pretty damn good year for movie-goers. Be sure to check out the trailers in HD too.

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