Tuesday 28 April 2015

The Short Paired with Pixar's 'The Good Dinosaur' Is Called 'Sanjay's Super Team'


The LA Times just revealed what the short film accompanying The Good Dinosaur will be when it's released in theaters later this year. It's called Sanjay's Super Team, and it's directed by Sanjay Patel; based on his own experiences as a kid, the film will delve on what it's like to be an Indian American.

Sunday 26 April 2015

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Review: Avengers, Disassemble!

Warning: This review contains minor spoilers.

Here it is. Blockbuster season is upon us. And the film starting things off is none other than the highly anticipated and sure to be one of the most successful films of the year: Avengers: Age of UltronThe Avengers (2012) managed to assemble all the characters coming from solo movies in a compelling way, without facing any pacing problems. It struck an extremely good balance between epic action scenes, funny banter, and characterization. I don't know about everyone else, but when I left the theatre in April of 2012, I felt euphoric, overjoyed by what I had just witnessed. Did I leave the cinema with the same sentiment this time? Not exactly, but maybe that's the point. Read our review below.

Thursday 23 April 2015

Sony Announces an Animated Spider-Man

You probably heard the news that Spider-Man will soon be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, after a deal was struck between Sony and Disney. But another Spider-Man is coming our way, in the form of an animated feature.

Tuesday 21 April 2015

Warner Bros. Has Some 'Storks' Updates

Nicholas Stoller                                      Doug Sweetland

The Wrap reports that Nicholas Stoller and Doug Sweetland will co-direct Storks for Warner Bros. We talked about the project before, but at the time Doug Sweetland seemed to be the solo director. A release date was also announced: Storks is scheduled for a 23rd September, 2016 opening.

Watch (At Your Own Risk): Third 'Tomorrowland' Trailer

Brad Bird - the director of Tomorrowland - advised people against watching this new trailer in a tweet. More precisely, he only encouraged people who are not yet sold on the movie to watch it. Some plot points are indeed spoiled; so beware, ye who click on the play button.

Monday 20 April 2015

Three LEGO Movies Get New Release Dates

The LEGO Movie was a huge success last year, with a worldwide total gross of $468M in theaters. As you may know and unsurprisingly, Warner Bros. wants to repeat the formula; today we learned the release dates for three of these films.

Watch: Second Trailer for Mark Osborne's 'The Little Prince'

Following the recent announcement that the film would premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, in the official selection but out of competition, The Little Prince just unveiled a wonderful second trailer. Watch it below.

Sunday 19 April 2015

Watch: Star Wars Rebels Season 2 Trailer

After The Force Awakens a few days ago, it's time for the second series of Star Wars Rebels to reveal a trailer on the occasion of the Star Wars Celebration. Thanks to Star Wars' official YouTube channel, you can watch the impressive trailer below.

Friday 17 April 2015

'Untitled Pets Movie' Becomes 'The Secret Life of Pets' and Gets a New Release Date

Deadline reports that the yet untitled Illumination Entertainment film about pets finally got a title: it will be called The Secret Life of Pets. We also learned that the release of the film has been pushed back, from the 12th February to the 8th July, 2016.

Thursday 16 April 2015

Watch: The New 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Teaser Has Everything

As part of the still on-going Star Wars Celebration, a new teaser for Episode VII of the saga, The Force Awakens, was released. And it is amazing. Stop reading this and watch it below.

'Inside Out' and 'The Little Prince' Will Premiere at the Cannes Film Festival

The prestigious Festival de Cannes announced its lineup today, and two animated features are in the official selection. They will both be out of competition, so there's no chance to see either of them win a prize, but it's still nice to see animation getting more recognized than it usually is. The two films are Pete Docter's Inside Out and Mark Osborne's The Little Prince.

Wednesday 15 April 2015

Could 'Riley's First Date' Be the Short on the 'Inside Out' Blu-Ray?

We already reported that Josh Cooley would be directing an Inside Out related short film, which will be available as a bonus feature on the feature film Blu-Ray later this year. Now, it appears that Stitch Kingdom got its hands on the title of said short: it could be called Riley's First Date. More below.

Monday 13 April 2015

Watch: First Teaser for 'Dragons: Race to the Edge'

We updated you fairly recently on the Netflix original How to Train Your Dragon series, Dragons: Race to the Edge. Well here's more, as Netflix just revealed the show's first teaser on its YouTube channel. Watch it below.

Watch: The New 'Ant-Man' Trailer is Bigger

Avengers: Age of Ultron is just around the corner, but Marvel has another summer blockbuster up its sleeve this year. It's not as big as The Avengers, and it makes sense: the film is Ant-Man. It was first supposed to be written and directed by Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim) but Peyton Reed (Yes Man) took over last year. Watch the new trailer for Ant-Man below.

Saturday 11 April 2015

Sir Ian McKellen Cast as Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast

Say what you want about these Disney live-action remakes, but you can't deny the casting of Beauty and the Beast is an embarrassment of riches: Variety reports that Sir Ian McKellen has joined the film as Cogsworth.

Wednesday 8 April 2015

Disney's New Live Action Project: Pinocchio

We've got a new entry in our recurring 'Which Disney classic is going to be turned into a live action film today?' game - And the winner of this edition is the beloved… Pinocchio!

Tuesday 7 April 2015

Olivia Wilde Will Return in Tron 3

We reported last month that a third Tron movie would happen - it looks like the project is moving forward, as The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Olivia Wilde will be back as Quorra, the Isomorphic Algorithm (also known as ISO).

Sony Pictures Animation Announces 'The Lamb'

Variety reports that Sony Pictures Animation is currently developing a feature film called The Lamb. It will be directed by Timothy Reckart, who was nominated for an Academy Award with his stop-motion short Head Over Heels (2012).

Monday 6 April 2015

'Shaun the Sheep Movie' Review: You Should Flock to See It

Following The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists (2012), Shaun the Sheep Movie - written and directed by Richard Starzak and Mark Burton - is the latest Aardman Studios production. Shaun first appeared in the Wallace and Gromit short A Close Shave (1995), and got his own TV show in 2007 (which is still ongoing). This is is first feature film. Do the Aardman crew deliver once again? The answer is a resounding 'Yes!' - Find out why below.

Sunday 5 April 2015

WonderCon: DreamWorks Reveals its New Netflix Series

WonderCon 2015 is currently underway in Anaheim, California; and DreamWorks was at the event to show off two new original series that will air exclusively on Netflix. The two shows are Dinotrux, and Dragons: Race to the Edge.

Friday 3 April 2015

The Muppets May Return on TV

THR reports that The Muppets will attempt a big come-back on American television soon, in a new TV show for ABC. Bill Prady (The Big Bang Theory) is co-writing the pilot with Bob Kushell (Anger Management).

Thursday 2 April 2015

Oh, bother - Winnie the Pooh Will Come Back… in Live Action

We joked about this, but it's not funny anymore. In its recent live action madness, Disney is now planning to release a live action Winnie the Pooh. The information comes from Deadline and looks like it's not a late April Fool's joke.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson To Star in Disney's Moana

Legendary Disney directors Musker & Clements are working on a new project. After The Great Mouse Detective, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules, Treasure Planet and The Princess and the Frog, they'll be releasing Moana next year; and Dwayne Johnson will be voicing the male lead in it.

Wednesday 1 April 2015

Watch: Stromae's New Music Video is Directed by Sylvain Chomet

Today, Belgian singer and songwriter Stromae released the music video for his latest song, Carmen. You didn't fail to notice you're on a blog primarily dedicated to animation - until it becomes A113LiveAction, of course - and are probably wondering what this piece of news is doing here. It's simple: the music video is animated, directed by Sylvain Chomet and quite good. Watch it below.

[Updated: April Fool's Joke] Frozen 2 Will Be Live Action

Big surprise! You remember Frozen 2 was officially announced earlier this month by Walt Disney Animation Studios? Well it turns out the decision-makers at the top of the studio had a sudden change of heart. But don't worry, Frozen 2 hasn't been cancelled -- instead, it's going to be turned into a live action film. More below.