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.