Monday 21 July 2014

Check Out This Awesome Comic-Con Poster for Pixar's Toy Story That Time Forgot!

Back in January, Pixar announced that - although they may not be releasing a feature film this year - they will be releasing their second Toy Story TV special this holiday season. Toy Story That Time Forgot is making an appearance at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, and this immense poster - which will be given out to attendees of Pixar's panel at SDCC - has just popped up online!

Sequel Potential?

In this day and age, if a movie does well enough, it's common for the studio that made it to announce a sequel right away. Animation studios are no different; DreamWorks Animation is the best example of this practice, as they tend to announce a sequel (or sequels) as soon as a film does good business. Most recently, Warner Bros. Animation announced a sequel to The Lego Movie as soon as the film started earning big bucks at the box office. Other studios, like Pixar, take their time with announcing sequels to their films (just recently we learned of sequels to The Incredibles and Cars). Surprisingly though, the studio that hasn't released many sequels in its long history is the oldest of them all, Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Tuesday 15 July 2014

Watch: Super New Trailer for Disney's Big Hero 6

Yesterday we learned about the voice cast of Disney's Big Hero 6 - which includes Scott Adsit, T.J. Miller, Damon Waynas Jr., Maya Rudolph and Alan Tudyk - and today we got a comedy-heavy new trailer for the film, due out in the US in November. Check it out below!

Monday 14 July 2014

Big Hero 6 Voice Cast Revealed!

Speculation's been running rampant for a while, and impatience has been growing, so Disney have finally revealed the voice cast for their 54th animated feature, Big Hero 6, along with some brand-spanking new character images to accompany the announcements!

First Look: Still from Pixar's Latest Short Film, Lava

A little while ago, we heard that Pixar's next short film was going to be "a musical love story that takes place over millions of years," called Lava. Lava is directed by James Ford Murphy, is going to play before Pixar's next film, Inside Out, and is already winning rave reviews. And now we get our first look at it, with the whimsically charming still above! More details about Lava and its story below.

Tuesday 8 July 2014

Watch: Morph and Chas Are Back in Twin Decks!

Aardman's oldest clay pal is back! Morph, who first appeared back in 1977, is popping back up now, following the success of the recent Kickstarter to launch 15 new shorts - the first of which, Twin Decks, is now online! Check it out below.

Another HTTYD2 Review - These People Are Really Mean to Sheep!

The RSPCA should really have a word with the people of Berk about their treatment of sheep...

*This review contains major spoilers. We find that a lot of the main talking points for HTTYD2 involve discussing the film in depth, so if you haven't seen it yet, don't read any further! Beware spoilers!*

Back in 2010, DreamWorks released a true gem of modern animation; it was only by the bad luck of it being released the same year as Pixar's Toy Story 3 that the film didn't get awards left, right and centre. That film, of course, was How to Train Your Dragon, the touching, exciting and epic story of young Viking Hiccup and his bizarre choice of best friend - a fire-breathing Night Fury dragon, named Toothless. And there has been a phenomenal amount of hype surrounding the much anticipated sequel, which has been playing in America for a few weeks now (Munir has actually already reviewed the film for this site here), and has been previewing on select days in the UK, ahead of a general release on Friday. So, here's a second A113Animation review of How to Train Your Dragon 2 - and I also really rather liked it.

Thursday 3 July 2014

Disney Confirms Enchanted Sequel, Complete with Writers and Director

When Enchanted hit back in 2007, it was the real (albeit non-animated) start to the resurgence of Disney Animation. Disney's first great musical film in years, the Amy Adams-starring flick was very well received - and didn't do too shabbily at the box office either. So a sequel has been long expected; that it took 7 years to get properly moving is the only real surprise.