Thursday 31 December 2015

Watch: The 'Zootopia' Trailer is Bigger, Richer, Better

The official trailer for Zootopia is here! The Disney film, directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore opens in about two months in the US (4th March) and a bit later in the UK (25th of the same month) and the Walt Disney Animation Studios chose the last day of the year to release this big trailer. Watch it below.

Wednesday 30 December 2015

This 'Finding Dory' Concept Art Reveals Two New Characters

Entertainment Weekly got an exclusive concept art from Pixar upcoming Finding Dory. It shows off two of the new characters of the Finding Nemo sequel: Bailey the beluga (voiced by Ty Burrell) and Destiny the whale shark (played by Kaitlin Olson). EW also has a few informations on the film.

Saturday 26 December 2015

Aardman Gives Us a New Sneak Peek at 'Early Man'

Nick Park with his new hero, Dug

Earlier today, the BBC aired a documentary about Aardman called A Grand Night In: The Story of Aardman. It mostly featured the many past successes of the Bristol studio, but ended with a sneak peek at what's coming next: Early Man. Never-seen-before concept arts were shown, and we've got that for you after the break.

Friday 25 December 2015

See a New Still From 'Moana'

Merry Christmas to you all, wonderful readers of A113Animation! You'll be happy to see our Christmas present to you, which you can admire below; it appears a still from Moana somehow leaked online, and has since been tweeted in a more official manner (and a better resolution) by Byron Howard, the director of the upcoming Zootopia.

Friday 18 December 2015

Watch: A Teaser for Warner Bros Animation's 'Storks'

Warner Bros Animation just delivered the first teaser for Storks, a film written/directed by Nicholas Stoller (Neighbors) and co-directed by Doug Sweetland (Presto) and produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the duo behind The LEGO Movie. See the teaser below.

Thursday 17 December 2015

DreamWoks Unveils a New 'Kung Fu Panda 3' Trailer

Po, his friends and family are back with the third installment in the Kung Fu Panda franchise. The movie, directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Alessandro Carloni will be out on the 29th January in the US, but only on the 11th March in the UK. Watch the second trailer for DreamWorks' new feature film below.

Friday 11 December 2015

Watch an Epic Teaser for Laika's 'Kubo and the Two Strings'

LAIKA is currently the best stop-motion studio in the world - from a purely technical point of view; but it's also a place where the story and characters matter. Which makes it awesome. After Coraline, ParaNorman and The Boxtrolls, here's a first look at the next movie from the Oregon-based company: Kubo and the Two Strings.

Wednesday 9 December 2015

Steven Spielberg's 'The BFG' Gets a Fantastic Teaser

"From Disney and director Steven Spielberg" is not something you read everyday. And yet those are title cards in the first teaser for The BFG. Get a first look at the adaptation of Roald Dahl's book below.

Tuesday 8 December 2015

Watch: The First Trailer for 'Dawn of the Croods'

Dawn of the Croods, a TV series based on DreamWorks Animation's feature film The Croods (directed by Chris Sanders and Kirk DeMicco in 2013) will premiere on the 24th December on Netflix. Get a first look look at the show below with the official trailer.

Sunday 29 November 2015

'The Good Dinosaur' Review: A Breathtaking Journey With Arlo and Spot

It's finally here. The Good Dinosaur has been announced, then pushed back, was sort of remade and the finished filmed just reached our theaters. Originally, Bob Peterson (co-director of Up) was going to direct it, but he had to leave the project in 2013. Pete Sohn (Partly Cloudy) took over as the solo director; a change of director is usually not a good sign. However, Pixar has had a few of those situations in the past, and at least one of them ended with a brilliant film (Ratatouille). Some other times, it hasn't been that great (ahem, Cars 2).

Fortunately, The Good Dinosaur is closer from Ratatouille than Cars 2. Our review below.

Wednesday 25 November 2015

Watch: Avengers Clash in the First 'Captain America: Civil War' Trailer

Marvel's next big event is looming on the horizon, with a release date set for the 29th April (UK) / 6th May (US), 2016. Captain America: Civil War is sure to be a box office hit next year, as most of the superheroes from the MCU (plus some new faces) will collide in what looks like an epic showdown. Watch the trailer below.

Monday 23 November 2015

Watch: A Cute, Christmassy Teaser for 'The Secret Life of Pets'

Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures have released another teaser for their upcoming feature film, The secret Life of Pets. It's a rather cute one, but don't expect big revelations on the plot. In fact, expect nothing at all. This is just a nice little Christmassy video informing you that the film will arrive next summer.

Watch: A Hilarious Trailer/Clip for Disney's 'Zootopia'

The first trailer for Disney's upcoming Zootopia just dropped on the Walt Disney Animation Studios' YouTube channel, and it's priceless. A warning though: this is more a clip than a real trailer. Watch it below.

Friday 20 November 2015

Edgar Wright Will Direct an Animated Film About Shadows for DreamWorks

This is kind of a good news/bad news situation here; the good news being that, according to the Hollywood Reporter, Edgar Wright will co-write and direct an animated film at DreamWorks centered on the concept of shadows. Now, the bad: Me and My Shadow, another DreamWorks project helmed by Alessandro Carloni with a similar concept seems to be cancelled for good.

Wednesday 18 November 2015

Watch: James Earl Jones is back as Mufasa in New 'The Lion Guard' Clip

Entertainment Weekly debuted a clip for the upcoming The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar, a The Lion King spin-off TV Movie premiering on the 22nd November on Disney Channel. Watch the clip embedded below.

Wednesday 11 November 2015

Get a First Glimpse at Tomm Moore's 'Wolfwalkers'

We informed you back in March that Tomm Moore was working on a new animated feature at Cartoon Saloon: Wolfwalkers. Well today Den of Geek found out concept arts for the projects had been made public on Tomm Moore's own tumblr page. Check them out below.

Tuesday 10 November 2015

Watch: Dory Sleep-swims in the First 'Finding Dory' Teaser

Ellen DeGeneres debuted the first teaser of the long awaited sequel to Finding Nemo on her show today. And while the original film was released more than 12 years ago, when you look at this teaser it feels like it was just yesterday. Watch it below.

Sunday 8 November 2015

French Animation, Chapitre 8 - April and the Twisted World

Previously: Asterix: The Land of the Gods

What is it?
April and the Twisted World (aka Avril et le Monde Truqué in its original version) is a 2D animated adventure film set in a steampunk/uchronic world; in 1870, a single event derails the course of History, and in the 20th century France is still an Empire ruled by the Bonapartes (most of the film happens under the tenure of Napoléon V). The great scientists of the world are mysteriously disappearing, which causes scientific advances to stall. As a result, everything runs on steam or coal and the Earth has gone through a massive deforestation.
The story follows April, a young girl living in Paris with her talking cat Darwin. She'll have to find out what happened to the scientists, including her missing parents.

Wednesday 4 November 2015

Watch: A Sweet Clip from 'The Good Dinosaur'

It's completely The Good Dinosaur's month, with Pixar's 16th feature film premiering on the 25th November in the US and two days later in the UK. The Disney UK Youtube channel is celebrating with a clip from the film. You can watch it below.

Tuesday 3 November 2015

Henry Selick to Co-Write, Direct 'Wendell and Wild'

Variety reports that legendary animation director Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline…) will team up with Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key (also known as Key & Peele) to develop a stop-motion film called Wendell and Wild.

Watch: 'Kung Fu Panda 3' Gets a Second Trailer

Po is back in a third adventure due next year in theaters, but this time he won't be the only Panda in the picture. Laughs, some kung fu action and gorgeous images are waiting for you just below, in the second trailer for DreamWorks' Kung Fu Panda 3.

Watch: A Trailer for the Critically Acclaimed 'Anomalisa'

Charlie Kaufman (writer of Being John Malkovich, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind…) has written and directed a stop-motion film called Anomalisa, which tells the story of Michael Stone, an author of books on customer service who's unable to connect to people. Watch the trailer below.

Sunday 1 November 2015

Michael Giacchino Will Score Disney's 'Zootopia'

Zootopia, Disney's upcoming animated film, had a presentation in Paris on the 5th October. Six scenes were shown to bloggers and journalists, and an interview with Clark Spencer (who produces the film) was set up. Chronique Disney just posted the best bits of the interview, where Clark Spencer reveals that the score will be written by Michael Giacchino.

Tuesday 27 October 2015

Watch: Get a First Look at Carlos Baena's 'La Noria'

Carlos Baena is a former Pixar animator (he worked on Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, WALL•E…) who is currently working on a CG short film called La Noria, a horror story told from a young boy's point of view. There's a campaign at IndieGogo to help get this film made, and it features a lot of artworks and even a video introducing the project. Watch it below.

Sunday 25 October 2015

'Zootopia' Casting News Aplenty

Byron Howard, the director of the upcoming WDAS film Zootopia, just shared a bunch of casting news on twitter. He also linked to this Oh my Disney post, with new pictures and details regarding the Zootopia characters. More below.

Saturday 24 October 2015

Disney is Planning a 'Tower of Terror' Movie

According to Deadline, Disney is working on a movie based on one of its famous theme parks' rides, the Tower of Terror. The attraction is itself connected to the CBS TV series The Twilight Zone and consists of a drop tower dark ride.

Edgar Wright to Direct a Live-Action/Animation Hybrid Adaptation of 'Fortunately, the Milk'

The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Fox is about to acquire the film rights for Neil Gaiman's book Fortunately, the Milk. Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World) and Johnny Depp are attached to the project. More below.

Tuesday 20 October 2015

Watch: An Explosive Trailer for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

There's a little film coming out this December called… Eh, who am I kidding? This is a ginormous one. Star Wars Episode VII is knocking at our collective door, and you know it's gonna be huge. Watch the new trailer below.

Sunday 18 October 2015

Review: 'Mune, le Gardien de la Lune' is an Imagination Jewel but Lacks in Story

Mune, le Gardien de la Lune (which translates as Mune, The Guardian of the Moon) is a French CG animated film (with some sequences in traditional animation) directed by Alexandre Heboyan and Benoît Philippon. Though the film has been finished for about a year, and has already been released in Italy this February, it just came out in France.
The film caught our eye when this trailer was released, as the worldbuilding seemed interesting. Does it deliver? On the worldbuilding, the answer is yes, absolutely. On other aspects, not so much. Our review below.

Friday 16 October 2015

Rosario Dawson Will Voice Batgirl in 'The LEGO Batman Movie'

Batgirl as she appeared in Batman: The Animated Series

The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Rosario Dawson will join the vocal cast of The LEGO Batman Movie, where she will play Barbara Gordon, the daughter of Gotham's police commissioner James Gordon. Barbara ultimately becomes Batgirl and fights crime alongside Batman.

Thursday 15 October 2015

Watch: the First 'Ratchet & Clank' Trailer

Ratchet & Clank - the famous video game series from Insomniac Games - is getting a movie next year and iTunes got the first real trailer for the CG film (click on the link to watch it). Ratchet & Clank was originally supposed to hit the big screen this year, but it got postponed to the 29th April, 2016 in the US; there's no official date for the UK yet.

Wednesday 14 October 2015

Watch: Here's the First Clip from the Pixar Short 'Sanjay's Super Team'

Sanjay's Super Team is Pixar next short film, and it will be paired in theaters with The Good Dinosaur this November (on the 25th in the US/ 27th in the UK). Yahoo Movies just debuted a first clip for it, which you can watch below.

Wednesday 7 October 2015

'Moana' Gets a Voice and a New Picture

This isn't our first look at Moana, but this is definitely the first time we've got such a good one at the two main characters (click on the picture above to enlarge) of the WDAS feature film. And that's not all we got today: Disney announced that Hawaiian newcomer Auli'i Cravalho would voice the titular character. See her reaction as she learns the news below.

Tuesday 6 October 2015

Watch: 'The Good Dinosaur' Has a Great Second Trailer

Want to watch a new, exciting trailer for Pixar's The Good Dinosaur? Of course you do. Wait no more, and discover the promotional video - which was released on Disney•Pixar YouTube channel earlier today - below.

Wednesday 23 September 2015

This 'Zootopia' Poster is Full of Animal Puns

Holy cow! There's certainly something fishy about this teaser poster (which debuted here, not to rat out Yahoo! Movies) for Disney's upcoming Zootopia ! If my eagle eyes don't deceive me, it looks like there's a lot of barking mad animal puns there. Check out the full poster below and go ape over it.

Watch: First Trailer for 'The Angry Birds Movie'

From a puzzle video game to an animated film: the Angy Birds franchise is making such a jump with a movie coming out next year. How will the pixelated animals adapt to the big screen? Here's our first clue, with the first teaser for The Angry Birds Movie. Watch it below.

Tuesday 22 September 2015

Watch: The Second Trailer for 'The Peanuts Movie'

The Peanuts Movie, based on the beloved comic strip characters created by Charles M. Schulz, will arrive in theaters soon; on the 6th November in the US / 21st December in the UK. What better time to release a new trailer?, we hear you ask. No better time, reply Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Fox. Watch it below.

Monday 21 September 2015

[UPDATED] Watch: A New Spanish Trailer for 'The Good Dinosaur' (with English Voices)

The Good Dinosaur's official Facebook page unveiled a new international trailer; and while the written text  and narration are in Spanish, the voices are those of the English-speaking cast. Watch the one-minute video below.

Thursday 17 September 2015

The New 'The Good Dinosaur' Poster is Magnificent

Weirdly enough, we're less than three months away from the release of The Good Dinosaur. And a new (wonderful)  poster just dropped. Hopefully a new trailer will arrive shortly.

Tuesday 15 September 2015

Watch: Jon Favreau's 'The Jungle Book' First Trailer

The first trailer for the upcoming live action The Jungle Book (the Disney/Jon Favreau movie, not the one directed by Andy Serkis) has just dropped; and while we, at A113Animation, are not fans of this trend of remaking animation classics into live action flicks, this particular project looks intriguing. Watch the trailer below.

Monday 14 September 2015

A new Mary Poppins Movie is Being Developed at Disney

Entertainment Weekly reports that Disney is currently developing a new Mary Poppins musical. EW says this shouldn't be a sequel, but also claims the story will be a different one from the 1964 screen adaptation of the P.L. Travers books. More below.

Sunday 6 September 2015

Classic Nickelodeon Characters will Crossover in 'Nicktoons'

The Tracking Board revealed that Paramount is planning to release a crossover movie based on the classic cartoons of Nickelodeon. The film, Nicktoons, would be a live action/animation hybrid. More after the break.

Thursday 27 August 2015

The 'Captain America: Civil War' Teams Have Been Revealed got their hands on a few concept arts for the upcoming Marvel event, Captain America: Civil War, and these pictures are pretty interesting. There were rumours before, but this is our first look at the two teams of Avengers who will fight each other in the 2016 film. Check them out below.

Monday 17 August 2015

Warner Bros. is Developing an Animated 'Scooby-Doo' Feature Film

Warner Bros. just announced that they're planning to release an animated feature based on the popular Hanna-Barbera TV show Scooby-Doo: Where Are You?. The movie should be out in the US on the 21st September, 2018. More below.

Saturday 15 August 2015

D23 Expo: The Live Action Panel (Marvel, Star Wars…)

Yesterday was dedicated to animation, but today's big announcements at the D23 Expo were all about live action. Here is our quick recap of the panel, with a list of the more important reveals.

D23 Expo: What the Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Revealed

Once every two year, Disney is holding a big event, where they announce and tease upcoming projects. And luckily for us, it's happening this year - more precisely, this very weekend. See what the Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar have in store in the upcoming few years after the break.

Thursday 13 August 2015

Watch: A Clip and Intro from 'The Lion Guard'

Disney's The Lion King characters are coming back with a new television movie and its companion show. The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar (the TV Movie) is premiering this November on Disney Channel, while the series, simply titled The Lion Guard, will debut in early 2016 on Disney Channels around the globe. Get a first look below.

Watch: A Clip from the 'Inside Out' Short 'Riley's First Date'

ABC's Good Morning America got an exclusive clip from Riley's First Date, a short film featuring the characters of Pixar's Inside Out. Go on ABCnews to see the clip or watch it below.

Sunday 9 August 2015

Anthony Horowitz May Not Be Writing 'Tintin 2' Anymore

Anthony Horowitz, who has been writing the sequel to Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn since 2011 is apparently not working on the movie anymore. He recently commented on twitter, answering a question, that he may have been fired. More below.

Wednesday 5 August 2015

Watch (or Don't): the 'Norm of the North' Trailer is Embarrassingly Bad

We're sorry. We're terribly sorry. The trailer that we're about to show you is awful. It's for the upcoming Lionsgate film Norm of the North, starring Rob Schneider as the titular character. And if the trailer is reflective of the movie's quality, you're gonna want to avoid Norm of the North like the plague. If you like poor animation, unfunny antics and fart jokes, you should be fine.