Wednesday 28 September 2016

Jon Favreau's Next Project is a CGI Remake of 'The Lion King'

We thought Jon Favreau was actively working on the sequel to his Jungle Book movie (or maybe on Magic Kingdom), but it turns out his next film will probably be a CGI remake of the 1994 Disney classic The Lion King.

Wednesday 21 September 2016

Watch: The Teaser Trailer for 'Smurfs: The Lost Village' is Smurf

The new Smurf movie - called Smurfs: The Lost Village has at least one thing going for it: it's not a sequel to the two live-actions atrocities that came out in the recent years. This one should be fully animated, and hopefully it will be closer in spirit to the characters Peyo created. Here is a first taste of the Smurf reboot:

Sunday 18 September 2016

'Kubo and the Two Strings' Review: Don't Blink

It's been out for a while in the United States, but that's the chaotic worldwide release schedule for you: Kubo and the Two Strings is only being released in some European countries now, and as a result our review is pretty late, and everything (or close) has already been said on the film. Still, because we think Kubo is a terrific film we'll consider it's not too late, shall we? If you must blink, do it now; then consider reading our spoiler-free review below.

Thursday 15 September 2016

Watch: The New 'Moana' Trailer Takes You on an Epic Adventure

The new Moana trailer is here. Fast-paced, beautiful to look at (the effects, the animation) and to listen to (the score by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Opetaia Foa'i and Mark Mancina), it is equally funny and epic. Watch it after the break.

Wednesday 14 September 2016

Watch: A new Trailer/Featurette for DreamWorks' 'Trolls'

Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake, who are respectively voicing Poppy and Branch in DreamWorks' Trolls, are introducing a new featurette/trailer for the upcoming film. Watch it below.

Monday 12 September 2016

Disney's 'Moana' Gets a Glorious Poster Ahead of its New Trailer

The Walt Disney Animation Studios have debuted a new poster for Moana, the new film from John Musker & Ron Clements (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, The Princess and the Frog…). It has also been announced that a new trailer will arrive this Thursday, during ABC's Good Morning America. See the whole poster after the break.

Wednesday 7 September 2016

A Lost 'Doctor Who' Story Will Return as an Animated Series

The BBC anounces that it will release an animated version of The Power of the Daleks, a serial of the Doctor Who TV show, which is one of the numerous stories that got lost after they were erased from the BBC's archive.

Tuesday 6 September 2016

Animated Films and TV Series that need a Blu-ray Release ASAP, part 2

Today is a glorious day, dear readers. A grave injustice has been corrected. Today is the day that The Iron Giant is finally getting a Blu-ray release and you can finally own this masterpiece in stunning HD and watch hours upon hours of wonderful bonus material. Warner Bros. has finally seen the error of their ways and the fact that they gave The Iron Giant such a splendid release, it's cause for celebration. However, as we can scratch one film from the list, this day is also a reminder that there are still many films and TV series that are awaiting a proper Blu-ray release and it's time for the studios to deliver. 

As with my previous list, from two years ago, this list applies to US releases.