Saturday 28 February 2015

Adventure Time Is Heading to the Big Screen

Deadline reports that the popular Cartoon Network TV show Adventure Time is getting its own feature film. The film will be developed by Warner Bros. and Cartoon Network Studios.

Friday 27 February 2015

Watch: English Trailer for Mune

Cloneweb got its hands on the first English-speaking trailer for upcoming French animated movie Mune, and it's pretty good. From the world-building to the character design to the music, Mune looks like it's going to be an impressive and one-of-a-kind film.
Watch it after the break.

Thursday 26 February 2015

Hergé's Life to Become an Animated TV Series


Tintin is back to the small screen! Well, sort of.
Normaal Animation, a French studio already responsible for TV adaptations of Peanuts and Gaston Lagaffe, has signed a deal with Moulinsart SA to adapt the life of Tintin's creator Hergé's into an animated TV series.

Wednesday 25 February 2015

DuckTales (Woo Ooh!) Set to Return on Disney XD

Disney announced today that Disney XD will launch a reboot of the 80s animated TV series, Ducktales. The original show lasted from 1987 to 1990 and spawned a feature film, DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp. It featured the adventures of multi-zillionaire Scrooge McDuck, his three great-nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie and a bunch of eccentric secondary characters.

Watch: First Trailer for Frozen Fever

ABC's Good Morning America just revealed the first trailer for Disney's upcoming Frozen Fever. The team that brought us Frozen is back for a short film set in Arendelle and it looks like Elsa, Anna Olaf and Kristoff are not the only characters from the feature film to return, as many familiar faces appear in the trailer. You can also catch some notes from the new song Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez have written for the short.
But enough talking. Watch the trailer after the break.

The LEGO Movie 2: Everything is Announced

The LEGO Movie 2 is no more. Fear not though, because the film is simply undergoing a minor title change. It will now be known as the more meta The LEGO Movie Sequel. It was also announced that directors of the first film Chris Miller and Phil Lord won't return at the helm, as they probably are overwhelmed by other directing projects; Rob Schrab will replace them for the sequel.

Tuesday 24 February 2015

The 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Poster Is Super-Crowded

Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, one of the most anticipated film of 2015, just revealed its first poster, and it's packed with super-heroes, super-villains and -- most importantly -- super-revelations on the cast and crew.

New French Poster and a Song for DreamWorks' Home

You can't exactly say that DreamWorks has been flooding us with promotional content for their next film, Home. So it's always nice when a new piece of advertising comes our way, here in the form of a colourful French poster, with a tagline warning us that 'The Invasion Begins'.

Monday 23 February 2015

Oscars 2015: Disney Wins It All!

The 87th Academy Awards have revealed their winners in the animation categories. And as you probably guessed from the title of this post, the Oscar goes to…

Sunday 22 February 2015

Watch: New English Trailer for The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

StudioCanal UK's YouTube channel released a new trailer for Ghibli's The Tale of the Princess Kaguya. It features voices from the English dub version, including Chloë Grace Moretz as the titular character, and displays some of the - justifiably - high praise the film has been gathering from critics. The trailer also casually mentions that the Ghibli film is up for a Best Animated Feature Academy Award later today.

Friday 20 February 2015

Jorge Gutierrez is Working on an Untitled Kung Fu Space Western Movie

The first concept art released for the yet untitled film

Yes, you read that right. After The Book of Life (which was received reasonably well by this blog), Reel FX and writer/director Jorge Gutierrez are teaming up again for a multi-picture deal; this partnership will first bring us a story taking its cues from three distinct cinema genres: kung fu, space opera and western.

Thursday 19 February 2015

Could Lee Unkrich's 'Dìa de los Muertos' be a Musical?

In an interview with veteran Pixar film composer Randy Newman, Classic FM got what could be an interesting bit of information regarding Lee Unkrich's upcoming Dìa de los Muertos. Here's what Randy Newman had to say:
I’m not so sure I don’t have a reputation for being a little trouble. Lee Unkrich isn’t going to use me, I don’t think. And not only that, Lee Unkrich had Toy Story 3 temped with my music and it was limiting to me. It was fine, the movie did great and everything and maybe I’m wrong and if I look back on it I won’t know the difference, but it didn’t fit hand in glove the way I would have tried to do. And he fell in love with the temp, very much so. Now he’s not going to use me to work with him again. He’s doing a musical now.