Tuesday 31 March 2015

See Some Tests for an Upcoming Anne Frank Movie


Israeli blog Mako Cinemascope debuted some pictures of an animated film based on Anne Frank's diary; it's currently being developed by Ari Folman (Waltz With Bashir). These images are coming from tests which will hopefully help the film find some financial backing.

Monday 30 March 2015

Here We Go Again: Disney Now Wants a Live Action Mulan

This whole live action remake trend started with Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland in 2010, and since then we got Maleficent and Cinderella, with a lot more are coming our way: The Jungle Book, Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass, Beauty and the Beast and Dumbo. You can now add Mulan to the list. Yup, Disney is remaking another one of its classic animated film as a live action movie.

Watch: 'Khalil Gibran's The Prophet' Trailer

First shown at the 2014 Cannes Festival, The Prophet is based on a book of poetry essays written by Lebanese writer Kahlil Gibran. It tells the story of a man - the prophet - who is leaving the city where he has lived for 12 years and is about to board a ship which will bring him home; The Prophet is also a series of observations on life, love, religion, good and evil, and death… Watch the trailer below.

1966 Batman to Become an Animated Feature

This sounds like an early April Fool's joke and yet it looks like it's really happening; Adam West and Burt Ward, (respectively the Batman and Robin of the 1966 TV Series) will lend their voices to the dynamic duo for an upcoming feature-length animated film. More information and the video of the announcement below.

Wednesday 25 March 2015

Drew Pearce and Jason Segel to Write/Direct a LEGO Movie Spin-Off

The Hollywood Reporter just revealed that yet another LEGO movie is on the way. It's not The LEGO Movie Sequel (directed by Rob Schrab and scheduled for 2018). It's not The LEGO Batman Movie either (helmed by Chris McKay and set for a 2017 release). It's not even Ninjago (with Charlie Bean in the director's chair and opening next year). The new spin-off is called The Billion Brick Race and will be co-written/directed by Jason Segel and Drew Pearce.

Tuesday 24 March 2015

Watch: 'Inspector Gadget' Reboot Trailer

Go-Go-Gadget Trailer! A reboot of the TV series Inspector Gadget is coming to Netflix very soon, and a trailer for it just dropped. Watch it below.

Monday 23 March 2015

The Russo Brothers to Direct 'Avengers: Infinity War'

We've heard for some time that Joss Whedon would not be at the helm of the next Avengers movies. Well, this looks to be confirmed, as Badass Digest claims the Russo brothers will take the reins of Marvel's biggest franchise.

Tomm Moore's Next Project: Wolfwalkers

Tomm Moore

The talented director of The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea recently gave an interview to Vox, where he talks about his inspirations for his latest film. Even more interestingly, Tomm Moore also reveals what his next project at Cartoon Saloon will likely be.

Sunday 22 March 2015

Watch: 'Astroboy Reboot' Gets a Teaser

Astro Boy was first the hero of a manga created in 1952 by Osamu Tezuka, but soon became the star of a popular anime series. The character has been through a lot of iterations and re-imaginations, including a CG movie in 2009. 
Now he is back on television with a series of 26-minute episodes called Astroboy Reboot, and the first teaser is just below.

Thursday 19 March 2015

Watch: 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' First TV Spot

We're now almost one month away from the biggest blockbuster of this spring/summer season, so it's only natural that we start seeing some TV spots for Avengers: Age of Ultron. This one is full of testosterone, one-liners and action bits, and contains a lot of new footage. Watch the one minute TV spot below.

Monday 16 March 2015

'Beauty and the Beast' Release Date and More

Details about Disney's live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast are starting to pile up, as more cast members, some informations about the score and a release date have been announced. And the more news we get on this film, the more it sounds like Disney is making the same movie as the 1991 animated feature.

Watch: 'Inside Out' Madness TV Spot

Less than a week after the second trailer, Pixar has launched the first TV spot for Inside Out. Inspired by March Madness, the name given to the coverage of the NCAA (a popular college basketball tournament in the United States), the spot consists almost exclusively of never-seen-before footage. Watch it below.

Friday 13 March 2015

Watch: 'Thunderbirds Are Go' First Trailer

It was announced in 2013 that the classic British TV show Thunderbirds would come back. And as the day of their return is nearing, the first real trailer of Thunderbirds Are Go has been revealed. Watch it below.

Tartakovsky's 'Popeye' Likely Cancelled

When the first teaser of Hotel Transylvania 2 premiered yesterday also came an interview between the director Genndy Tartakovski and Moviefone; and it brings bad tidings regarding the Popeye movie, which appears to be up in the air.

Thursday 12 March 2015

Star Wars: The Return of the Spin-Off

Today wasn't just about the Frozen 2 announcement for Bob Iger: during the same shareholder meeting, he also brought the Star Wars saga to the table, and a few reveals were made - not about one film, but about two. More after the break.

Winter is Coming Again: 'Frozen 2' Confirmed

You knew it was coming. Even with the recent denial of the original film directors, there was never any doubt that a sequel to the massive success that was Frozen would arrive one day - and it will arrive sooner than you would've thought. It was confirmed today that Frozen 2 is indeed in development at the Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Watch: 'Hotel Transylvania 2' Teaser Features a New Character

Sony Pictures Animation just debuted a teaser trailer for their upcoming film, Hotel Transylvania 2. Genndy Tartakovsky who directed the first movie in 2012 is back at the helm, as is most of the voice cast - with some additions. Watch the dangerously funny teaser below.

Wednesday 11 March 2015

Tron 3 is Happening

VanCity Buzz first reported that a sequel to the 2010 Disney film Tron Legacy would be shooting in Vancouver this upcoming fall. According to the Canadian website, Garrett Hedlund will return as Sam Flynn; and Badass Digest dug a little deeper and revealed that the director of Tron Legacy Joseph Kosinski would also be back.

Tuesday 10 March 2015

Tim Burton is Directing the Live-Action Dumbo

It seems like our worst fears are about to come true, as Disney is going forward with their idea of a Dumbo remake; indeed, The Wall Street Journal reports that Tim Burton (Batman, Edward Scissorhands, Frankenweenie…) has been chosen by Disney to direct the live-action/CG hybrid.

Josh Cooley to Direct an 'Inside Out' Short - Co-Direct 'Toy Story 4'

Josh Cooley

Stitch Kingdom noticed that a Variety post called '10 Animators to Watch' spilled the beans on some upcoming Pixar projects; the animator to watch in Pixar seems to be Josh Cooley, as he apparently just finished directing a short film set in the world of Inside Out, and will be co-director on Toy Story 4.

Frozen Fever: Meet the Snowgies

Frozen Fever, the new short based on the massively popular Disney's Frozen, will be in US theaters in three days with Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella; but Yahoo! Movies didn't want to wait any longer to introduce us to some new characters, the snowgies.

Watch: New 'Inside Out' Trailer Explodes with Emotions

After its two previous and brilliant films with Pixar (Monsters, Inc. and Up), Pete Docter's new movie is highly anticipated by animation lovers. After a teaser focusing only on the five main characters/emotions of the film, the first trailer showed us a bit more of the film's concept, while remaining mysterious on the story. What about the new one? Well, you can watch it below via TheEllenShow's YouTube channel.

Monday 9 March 2015

RIP Sam Simon (1955 - 2015)

Sam Simon

The Sam Simon Foundation announced earlier today via its facebook page that Sam Simon, best known for having developed The Simpsons and recipient of nine Emmy Awards passed away. He was 59.

Watch: New 'Tomorrowland' Trailer Is Spectacular

The agonizing wait that began last Friday when it was announced that a new trailer would be released after the week-end is now over: Disney UK just launched the latest promotional content for Tomorrowland on their YouTube channel and it is the most revealing yet in terms of story, characters and crazy action scenes. Please enjoy it below.

Friday 6 March 2015

Brad Bird's 'Tomorrowland' Gets a Poster

Be excited! Brad Bird (The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, Ratatouille) is back in 2015 with a new film, and just that thought is enough to make us happy. But wait, there's more, as Disney revealed a brand new poster for Tomorrowland, starring George Clooney… and a famous Disneyland attraction.

Thursday 5 March 2015

'When Marnie Was There' Gets An English Voice Cast

What might be the last movie ever (hopefully not!) from Studio Ghibli, When Marnie Was There, is coming to English-speaking countries soon; so it's only logical that the English voice cast for the film was revealed. And it was today by Deadline.

'The Peanuts Movie' Launches Four Character Posters

Well! Here comes ol' Charlie Brown! Here are four character posters for the upcoming Blue Sky Studios / 20th Century Fox Animation's The Peanuts Movie. You can see the Lucy, Snoopy and Linus posters below or by visiting Yahoo! Movies, where the pictures debuted.

Wednesday 4 March 2015

Updated: No One's Been Like Gaston… But Luke Evans Will Be, And Dan Stevens Is The Beast

Variety reports that Luke Evans - who you may have recently seen in the third film of the Hobbit duology - will play the villainous Gaston in Disney's upcoming live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast. Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) is in talks to play the Beast according to The Hollywood Reporter.

This New 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Trailer Will Rock Your World

Marvel just unleashed the third trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron, and it probably is the craziest thing you will see today. Watch it after the break.

Disney's Zootopia Offers New Concept Art and Synopsis

Big Hero 6 is now behind us, so Disney is starting to think forward; and for the WDAS, forward is Zootopia. Their next animated feature doesn't arrive until 2016 but Disney's Tumblr account just revealed a new concept art for it (click on the picture to enlarge), and a new synopsis (read it after the break).

Monday 2 March 2015

'LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales' Awakens on Disney XD

Disney XD seems to be firing on all cylinders these days. After they announced a DuckTales reboot last week, it was revealed by The Hollywood Reporter that the channel will also launch a new LEGO series based on the Star Wars universe.