Sunday 10 December 2017

Review: 'Coco' is a Moving Journey into Mexican Culture

The winning team behind Toy Story 3 is back with Coco, more than 7 years after their previous film: Lee Unkrich (director) and Darla K. Anderson (producer) team up again, this time to bring us a story inspired by Mexican culture; one about Día de los Muertos.
Read our spoiler-free review below.

Saturday 9 December 2017

Watch: A Cool-looking Teaser-Trailer for 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse'

Sony is bringing us a new version of Spider-Man next year, with Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, an animated feature film produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller and (The LEGO Movie21 Jump Street). Peter Parker won't be the main character this time, as Miles Morales will don the mask of the friendly neighborhood superhero. Watch the sleek-looking teaser below.

Saturday 18 November 2017

Showtime: The First Teaser for 'Incredibles 2' is Online!

After two live action films, Brad Bird (The Iron Giant, Ratatouille) is back to his animation roots with Incredibles 2, the long awaited sequel to his 2004 superhero movie. Pixar just released a first teaser, mainly starring Jack-Jack Parr. Watch it below.

'Klaus' is Happening at Netflix

Good news everyone! It appears that Klaus, a hand-drawn project which we talked about two years ago will happen, thanks to Netflix. Cartoon Brew reports that the streaming service has acquired the rights to Klaus and will help produce it, aiming for a Christmas 2019 release date.

Thursday 16 November 2017

Watch: A Fun Trailer for 'Hotel Transylvania 3'

The third film in the Hotel Transylvania will have little to do with the titular hotel, as the gang of monsters will take a break on a cruise ship (hence the subtitle, A Monster Vacation). Genndy Tartakovsky is back at the helm for what looks like another funny, slapsticky romp. Watch the international trailer below.

Wednesday 8 November 2017

Watch: The New 'Early Man' Trailer Pits Stone Against Bronze

Aardman's next feature film, Early Man, is set in prehistoric times, but one where Dinosaurs co-exist with humans and in which the heroes have to fight against a powerful and technology more advanced tribe.
Like always with the Bristol Studio, the new Early Man trailer promises there's a lot of fun to be had, and the world created by Nick Park and his creative team looks great. Watch the trailer below.

Monday 6 November 2017

Watch: The Final 'Coco' Trailer Might Be the Best

Pixar latest film, Coco, will be out in the US in about two weeks, and has already opened (to pretty high praise) in Mexico. And now we have a final trailer, which may just be the best one fo this film. It looks wonderful, it's funny, but it can also be considered a bit spoilery. Still, if you're interested, you can watch it below.

Tuesday 17 October 2017

Watch: A First 'Coco' Clip and a Featurette

We're getting really close to the Mexican and US release of Coco, the latest film from Pixar. So it's not a surprise that the studio is pushing the promotion: not one, but two videos related to Coco were released today on the Disney/Pixar YouTube channel. You can watch them after the break.

Wednesday 11 October 2017

Disney's 'Gigantic' has been Cancelled

The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Disney's Gigantic has been cancelled. The film was going to be a new take on the Jack and the Beanstalk fairy tale and was supposed to be released in 2020; Meg LeFauve (co-writer of Inside Out) and Nathan Greno (co-director on Tangled) were attached to direct it.

Tuesday 10 October 2017

Will Smith and Tom Holland To Star in 'Spies in Disguise'

Lance Sterling (Will Smith)

Will Smith and Tom Holland have joined Blue Sky Studio's upcoming Spies in Disguise, a CGI film set in the world of international espionage.

Wednesday 4 October 2017

Watch: A New Trailer for Sony's 'The Star'

Sony Animation just released a new trailer for The Star, the animated film that is supposed to offer a new take on the nativity story. It looks as unimpressive as the first trailer we got a few months back, and the main selling point still appears to be the voice cast.
Watch the trailer below.

Thursday 21 September 2017

Watch: The First trailer for Wes Anderson's 'Isle of Dogs'

Wes Anderson has helmed a second animated film; after Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), he is back behind his stop-motion camera for Isle of Dogs, a film in which all the dogs of Megasaki City are banished to a garbage-dump. And just like for Fantastic Mr. Fox, Anderson's style can be sensed throughout. Watch the first full trailer for Isle of Dogs after the break.

Wednesday 20 September 2017

Watch: John Cena Introduces the Latest 'Ferdinand' Trailer

Blue Sky and the 20th Century Fox have apparently decided to base the promotion for their upcoming film Ferdinand on John Cena. The wrestler stars in the film as the titular character, and narrates its latest trailer as well. You can watch the promotional video below.

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Watch: A New 'Coco' Trailer is Out

It seems like it was announced decades ago, but the Pixar film based on the Mexican Day of the dead, Coco, is almost here. It will open in November in the US and a little bit later (erhm) in the UK, in January 2018. The film is directed by Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3) and co-directed by Adrian Molina.
You can watch the new sumptuous trailer below. Warning: some shots may be considered spoilers.

Thursday 7 September 2017

Watch: Here is the First Full Trailer for Aardman's 'Early Man'

Nick Park (Wallace & Gromit, Chicken Run) is back behind his stop-motion camera for Early Man, the new Aardman movie set in prehistoric times. The film will be out early next year (On 26 January in the UK and 16 February in the US), and we've got our first full trailer. Watch the 2:30 video below.

Monday 14 August 2017

Editorial: It's time for Verna Felton to become a Disney Legend

The Disney Legends Awards was created in 1987 as a form of recognition to individuals that have made a great contribution to the Walt Disney Company. From animators to imagineers to actors and musicians, the Legends award has been given to a wide array of people that have worked at the company since its inception in the 1920s. Nowadays, the award is given bi-annually at the D23 Expo with Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Clyde Geronimi and Whoopi Goldberg among the latest people to receive the award.

Saturday 12 August 2017

Watch: The Mesmerizing Trailer for 'Loving Vincent'

This is something we don't see everyday. Loving Vincent is an animated film inspired by the paintings and tormented life of Vincent Van Gogh; each of the 65000 frames in the movie has been hand-painted by an artist in the style of Van Gogh, which offers an incredible result. Watch the trailer below.

Wednesday 26 July 2017

Watch: The Trailer for 'The Star' Is Very Insistant on Its Voice Actors

We've long been wondering what to make of Sony Pictures Animation's The Star (formerly The Lamb). Was it going to be a deep, adult-oriented profound take on the nativity story; or rather a more child-friendly, regular CGI animal-talking film. Well, wonder no more, as the answer is just below (via USA Today).

Tuesday 25 July 2017

Matt Groening's New Animated Show Will Air on Netflix

Deadline reports that Matt Groening is expected to launch a new animated series on Netflix; after The Simpsons and Futurama, Groening came up with a fantasy setting. The show will be titled Disenchantment and will be set in the medieval kingdom of Dreamland. 

Saturday 22 July 2017

Watch: 'The LEGO Ninjago Movie' Has a New Trailer

The third film in the LEGO moie universe unveils itself a bit more with a brand new trailer. The LEGO Ninjago Movie, directed by Charlie Bean and Paul Fisher seems like another funny flick that leans on the meta humor. It will be released on 22 September in the US / 13 October in the UK. Watch the trailer below.

Saturday 15 July 2017

The D23 Disney Animation Panel: What We Learned

Every two year, Disney holds the D23 expo, a big event where they announce upcoming projects. And the 2017 D23 is happening right now. Here is what we learned from the Animation Panel today:

Monday 10 July 2017

Watch: The Opening Scene from 'The Emoji Movie'

Sony Animation just released a clip from The Emoji Movie, which is apparently the opening scene of the film. The scene includes a one-minute long tracking shot where Gene (the main character, voiced by T.J. Miller) introduces us to the many emoji people in Textopolis. Watch the clip below.

Sunday 25 June 2017

French Animation, Chapitre 9 - The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

Previously: April and the Twisted World

What is it?
While the United States are currently enjoying Cars 3, Pixar's latest outing will only open in August in France. Instead, French animation fans are treated with a new feature film by Benjamin Renner, one of the directors of the critically acclaimed Ernest & Celestine.
This time, Renner adapted one of his own comic books, Le Grand Méchant Renard, which was published in 2015 and for which he took his inspiration from French literature classic La Fontaine's Fables.
Though he was only a director on Ernest & Celestine, he co-wrote this one with Jean Regnaud and co-directed with Patrick Imbert.

Wednesday 14 June 2017

Watch: the Second 'Ferdinand' Trailer

The 20th Century Fox has released a new trailer for Ferdinand, Blue Sky's next feature film, directed by Carlos Saldanha and set to open this December. Watch the trailer after the break.

Tuesday 13 June 2017

Watch: a Trailer for 'Olaf's Frozen Adventure'

Initially, Olaf's Frozen Adventure was supposed to debut on ABC as a Christmas special, but it looks like the short will now be shown with Pixar's Coco when the film reaches US theaters on 22 November; you can watch a trailer for Olaf's Frozen Adventure below.

Thursday 8 June 2017

Watch: The First Full 'Coco' Trailer

The first full trailer for Coco has arrived, just a few days before Pixar's other 2017 film, Cars 3, is released.
It mainly gives us new footage from the land of the dead and the characters 'living' in it. Watch the 1:30 trailer for Coco below.

Tuesday 6 June 2017

Pixar's 'Coco' Unveils a New Poster and its Voice Cast

'Oh My Disney' has revealed a new poster (see above) for Pixar's Coco, as well as the list of characters in the film with a short description and its voice actor. This could be considered as mild spoilers, but you can read the character list below or at this link if you want.

Tuesday 30 May 2017

Watch: A Trailer for DC's 'Batman and Harley Quinn'

Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for the next DC Universe original movie: Batman and Harley Quinn. The trailer is quite reminiscent of Batman: The Animated Series, the TV show that aired in the 90's, and it's not without reason: Bruce Timm - the man behind the series - is a writer and producer here. Watch the trailer below.

Tuesday 16 May 2017

Watch: 'The Emoji Movie' Trailer Focuses on the Meh

Sony is releasing The Emoji Movie later this year (28 July in the US and 4 August in the UK), and the first full trailer for it can be seen after the break. Fair warning: the jokes are predictable and not at a high standard, and it all seems like an attempt at remaking Wreck-It Ralph, The LEGO Movie and Inside Out, but without the heart that those three films had. Then again, it's just a trailer.

Watch: The First Teaser for Cartoon Saloon's 'The Breadwinner'

The Breadwinner is the third feature film from Cartoon Saloon, the studio that produced Oscar nominees The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea. It's also the first film from Cartoon Saloon not being directed by Tomm Moore, as Nora Twomey will be the sole director on this film (she was co-director on Kells). The first teaser trailer is just below.

Monday 15 May 2017

Watch: A Minion-centric Clip from 'Despicable Me 3'

The Minions didn't play a big part in the Despicable Me 3 promotion so far, but that's about to change; Illumination Entertainment has released a one-minute clip featuring the popular (ahem) characters. Watch it below.

Wednesday 10 May 2017

Watch: Yet Another New 'Cars 3' Trailer Dropped

A new trailer for Cars 3, untitled Rivalry and focusing on the duel between an ageing Lightning McQueen and newcomer Jackson Storm, has arrived. And it's pretty exciting. You can watch it below.

Unikitty from 'The LEGO Movie' Will Have Her Own TV Show

Warner Bros. and Cartoon Network are joining forces to produce a TV series based on one of the characters from The LEGO Movie; the show will be called Unikitty! and will feature Princess Unikitty, - obviously - who was the always positive ruler of Cloud Cuckoo Land in the 2014 feature film.

Wednesday 26 April 2017

Watch: Here's the Third 'Cars 3' Trailer

Pixar's Cars 3 is arriving soon in theaters (16 June in thte Us and 14 July in the UK), and we've got another look at the new film in the Cars universe here, with a few familiar faces (Mater, Sally, etc…) showing up for the first time in one of the promotional videos for the movie. Watch the trailer after the break.

Tuesday 25 April 2017

Disney Pushes Back 'Wreck-It Ralph 2' and 'Gigantic', Dates 'Frozen 2'

Disney just released a bunch of new release dates for its upcoming feature films, including the animated slate. Check below to learn when we'll get to see those. Spoiler alert: you won't be too happy about some of the announcements.

Wednesday 19 April 2017

Watch: A Trailer for 'Big Bad Fox' by one of the 'Ernest and Celestine' Directors

Benjamin Renner (one of the directors behind the great Ernest & Celestine) is directing Le Grand Méchant Renard - Big Bad Wolf in English (along with Patrick Imbert, animation director on Ernest & Celestine and April and the Twisted World).
Big Bad Wolf is a traditionally animated film based on Renner's comic book of the same name, which was released in 2015.
Check out the trailer for the film (with French dialogue) below.

Thursday 13 April 2017

Disney and LucasFilm Are Launching 'Star Wars Forces of Destiny'

Forces of Destiny is a multi-part campaign based on the heroines of the Star Wars universe. It will introduce a new line of toys, books and a new animated TV series. The episodes will be very short (2-3 minutes), and tell key moments in the lives of Leia, Jyn Erso, Rey and more female characters of the extended saga.

Get a first look at what the show will look like in the presentation video below.

Thursday 30 March 2017

Meet the Robinsons 10th Anniversary: How it changed and brought new life to Walt Disney Animation Studios

Today marks the 10th anniversary of Disney Animation's 47th film - Meet the Robinsons - a film that may not be well-remembered or universally beloved but that nonetheless, ushered a new golden age of animated features at WDAS and deserves to be remembered, re-watched and discovered by audiences around the world.

Wednesday 29 March 2017

Watch: 'Dante's Lunch', a New Pixar Short set in the 'Coco' Universe

Usually, the shorts based on Pixar feature films arrive after the movie itself; but the Emeryville studio apparently decided to shake things up with Coco: a few months before the release of the Lee Unkrich film, Yahoo Movies got an exclusive short called Dante's Lunch, starring Dante, the hairless dog that appeared in the Coco teaser trailer. Watch it below.

Tuesday 28 March 2017

Watch: The 'Ferdinand' Trailer is a Bull in a China Shop

Blue Sky Studio's next feature film is Ferdinand, the story about a gentle bull set in Spain. The film is directed by Carlos Saldanha (Rio, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs…) and will be released this December in theaters. Take a look at the first trailer for Ferdinand after the break.

Wednesday 22 March 2017

Watch: The 'Captain Underpants' Trailer is Finally Here

Just about two months before its US release date, we're finally getting a look at DreamWorks Animation's upcoming feature film: Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. The movie is directed by David Soren (Turbo) and written by Nicholas Stoller, based on a series of books by Dav Pilkey. Now here is the trailer, introduced by Kevin Hart and Ed Helms:

Thursday 16 March 2017

Watch: A Funny First Teaser for Aardman's 'Early Man'

Next year Aardman will bring us Early Man, the first feature film directed by animation legend Nick Park since Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit in 2005; and we have a first teaser for it just below, introduced by Eddie Redmayne who voices Dug, the protagonist of the film.

Wednesday 15 March 2017

Watch: The Mesmerizing 'Coco' Trailer is Here!

After making us all cry with Toy Story 3 in 2010, Lee Unkrich is back (probably for more of our tears) with Coco, a story about the Mexican day of the dead (or Dìa de los Muertos). The first trailer for Coco just dropped, and you can witness how wonderful it looks just below.

Tuesday 14 March 2017

Watch: The New 'Despicable Me 3' Trailer Reveals Gru's Brother

As it turns out, the first two Despicable Me films have kept one big secret from us: Gru has a twin brother called Dru. Only he doesn't know about it, and he'll only meet him in Despicable Me 3 when it hits theaters this summer. Watch the trailer introducing Dru below.

Monday 13 March 2017

Watch: The First Teaser for Tomm Moore's 'Wolfwalkers'

Tomm Moore, the man behind the wonderful The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea will be back soon with a new feature film called Wolfwalkers. And a first teaser for it just popped on Cartoon Creek's Facebook page. See the short video below.

Thursday 9 March 2017

New 'Cars 3' Characters and Voice Actors Revealed

Ahead of the Cars 3 release (this summer), Disney/Pixar has released information on not one, not two, but three new characters in the Cars universe. Here they are below, along  with a brief description and the actor set to voice them.

Thursday 2 March 2017

Watch: Scooge McDuck is Back in the First 'DuckTales' Trailer

The first trailer for the DuckTales reboot is here, featuring the beloved Scrooge McDuck (voiced by David Tennant), his grandnephews Huey, Dewey and Louie, and even the famous theme-song from the original series. Watch the video after the break.

Wednesday 1 March 2017

DreamWorks' 'Trolls' Gets a Sequel

DreamWorks has announced via twitter that a sequel to last year's Trolls would be released in theaters on 10 April, 2020. And that's just about it. The embedded tweet is just below.

Sunday 26 February 2017

Watch: An Extended Look at 'Cars 3'

Disney/Pixar just released a new trailer - labelled as an extended look - for Cars 3. It's called Next Generation, has a 90 seconds length and you can watch it below.