Monday 29 June 2015

The 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Sequel Gets a Title

It was first reported by that the second installment in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy series would be titled Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and it turned out it's the truth: it was confirmed by its director James Gunn on twitter that this is indeed how the upcoming movie will be called.

Wednesday 24 June 2015

Tom Holland is the New Spider-Man

It's been a long time coming, but after months of rumours and false informations, the new Sony/Marvel shared Spider-Man has finally been announced: Tom Holland will play the red and blue superhero.

Tuesday 23 June 2015

Munir's Pixar Retrospective #2 - A Bug's Life (1998): 17 Years Later.

Previous post: Munir's Pixar Retrospective #1 - Toy Story (1995): 20 Years Later.

Toy Story's enormous success put Pixar on the map but it still wasn't the animation powerhouse it would become years later. When producing its second film, Pixar had the daunting task of not repeating itself but also, to deliver a high-quality motion picture. As a result, A Bug's Life was born but how does it fare almost 17 years after its original release?

Thursday 18 June 2015

The Tintin Sequel Could Start Shooting in 2016 Says Jamie Bell

Currently promoting the new Fantastic Four movie, where he plays the Thing, Jamie Bell teased the sequel to Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn. The English actor who played the titular character in the 2011 movie says shooting for the film could begin in 2016. More below.

Watch: Po Meets his Father in this 'Kung Fu Panda 3' Trailer

Po (voiced by Jack Black) finally meets someone of his kin in this first trailer for DreamWorks' upcoming Kung Fu Panda 3. And it's his father, Li (Bryan Cranston)! Watch the two Pandas interact in the promotional video below.

Wednesday 17 June 2015

Watch: This 'The Secret Life of Pets' Trailer is Really a Teaser

Illumination Entertainment is soon releasing Minions, but they've got another film up their sleeve, scheduled for next year: The Secret Life of Pets. And we've finally got a promotional video for it, clocking in at 2:26. Don't be fooled by this length though: this is more a teaser than a trailer. Watch it below.

Watch: a New 'Hotel Transylvania 2' Trailer

Sony Pictures Animation released a new trailer for Hotel Transylvania 2. The film, which will be released in the fall, sees Genndy Tartakovsky coming back to direct the second installment of the franchise. Watch the trailer below:

Munir's Pixar Retrospective #1 - Toy Story (1995): 20 Years Later

Make Sure You've Read: Pixar Retrospective - An Introduction. 

To talk about Toy Story is a daunting task. After all, since the film's release almost 20 years ago, there have been countless articles, reviews, discussions and more of a film that completely changed the animation industry and put its studio on the map. Toy Story is the modern Snow White, a film that revolutionized the medium, infused it with fresh energy and opened the door to a new technology that has become the standard tool to make American animated films.

Tuesday 16 June 2015

Inside Out Review: Pixar's Cleverest

After two years without a Pixar movie, Pete Docter's Inside Out was highly anticipated. And it's not only because of the two year gap; it's also because its concept was one of the craziest ever cooked up by the Emeryville Studio, which is saying a lot (WALL•E's story was also pretty out there).
So, could the Pixar people make this mad idea work? Oh yes. Yes, they did.
Read the spoiler-free review below.

Watch: 'The Peanuts Movie' Second Trailer is Delightful

20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios just released a new trailer for their upcoming Peanuts Movie. The Charles M. Schulz will arrive on the big screen on the 6th November in the US, and on the 21st December in the UK.
Find a link to the charming trailer after the break.

See a Gorgeous French Poster for 'The Good Dinosaur'

The Good Dinosaur will be released in late November of this year, so the marketing campaign is starting to take off. We got a teaser trailer a couple of weeks ago, now we've got a beautiful-looking French poster (which you can click to make bigger) - and the first real official poster for the film.

Monday 15 June 2015

Pixar Retrospective: Introduction

Hey folks! It's been a long time but here I am with another retrospective. This time, it's Pixar's turn in the spotlight and with Inside Out's imminent release and Toy Story turning 20 years in November, it's the perfect time to look at the catalogue of one of the most famous and celebrated studios of all time.

Sony Pictures Animation Teases 'Get Smurfy'

Remember these two live-action/CG hybrids Smurf movies? How could you forget them? They were absolutely terrible, unfunny flicks, complete with creepy looking Smurfs. Thankfully, it looks like Sony head-studios came to their senses, as they decided to reboot the franchise, with an aesthetic closer to comic artist Peyo's drawings. Sony Picture Animation revealed three voice actors, the title of this new film, a synopsis and a first look at some of the characters.

Friday 12 June 2015

'The Good Dinosaur' Gets New Voices

When it was announced that Bob Peterson quit the project, leaving Pete Sohn as the solo director of The Good Dinosaur, we knew some changes were gonna happen; we just didn't know what these changes were. Today, as Pixar announced an almost entirely different voice cast than the one they gave away two years ago, things become a little clearer.

Thursday 11 June 2015

'Kung Fu Panda 3': the First Official Pictures are Out

Kung Fu Panda 3 will see Po (Jack Black) reunite with is father and other Pandas, as evidenced by this USA Today post. The article comes with three stills from the DreamWorks movie, and a few new clues on the plot. More below.

Watch: the First 'Zootopia' Teaser

Yesterday's first picture of the Zootopia characters was just the tease of today's tease: Walt Disney Animation Studio's YouTube channel has just released a teaser trailer for their upcoming feature film. Watch it below.

Wednesday 10 June 2015

See the Two Main 'Zootopia' Characters in CGI

USA Today revealed what the two main characters of Disney's next animated Feature - Zootopia - will look like in the finished film. We got a taste of the characters before, with a few concept arts, but this is the real deal.

Tuesday 9 June 2015

Cartoon Brew Debuts a New Poster for 'Khalil Gibran's The Prophet'

We shared the quite charming first trailer for this movie two months ago; and today brings a new poster, which debuted on Cartoon BrewKhalil Gibran's The Prophet is an adaptation of a prose poetry book, and will open the Annecy International Animated Film Festival on the 15th June.

Monday 8 June 2015

See a New Poster & Trailer Ahead of the 'Song of the Sea' UK Release

Song of the Sea already hit US stores on DVD and Blu-Ray, but the Tomm Moore film has yet to open theatrically in the United Kingdom. This long-awaited day is thankfully fast approaching, and Studio Canal UK decided to release a new poster (above) and trailer (after the break) to hype UK audiences. Enjoy.

Wednesday 3 June 2015

'Tangled': I See the TV Show

Variety reports that a TV series based on Disney's Tangled is heading our way. The show will air on Disney Channel in 2017, and will star Mandy Moore (Rapunzel) and Zachary Levi (Eugene AKA Flynn Rider) who are reprising their roles from the 2010 feature film.

Tuesday 2 June 2015

'Mega Man' Gets a TV Come-Back

Mega Man, the blue robot and titular character of a huge video-game franchise will be the star of a new animated TV series. The show will arrive in 2017, for the 30th anniversary of the character. More below.

Watch: First Teaser for Pixar's The Good Dinosaur

Inside Out is about to be released, but Pixar has another film up its sleeve for this year. The Good Dinosaur asks the following question: what would've happened if the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs had missed the Earth? Catch a glimpse of Pixar's answer below:

Monday 1 June 2015

Watch: an Unbelievably Good-Looking 'Klaus' Teaser

The Vimeo Channel of the SPA Studios (for Sergio Pablos Animation) released a teaser for an upcoming hand-drawn feature called Klaus. And it looks amazing. Watch the teaser below.