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First trailer for Hotel Transylvania now online
A brand new first trailer for Sony Pictures Animation’s upcoming feature Hotel Transylvania has gone online. The film follows the story of Dracula who works as a manager for a luxury hotel for monsters. However, things go haywire when a human boy discovers the hotel and falls for his teenage daughter. Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky [...]
First trailer for Frankenweenie now online
The first trailer for Tim Burton’s stop-motion feature Frankenweenie has just gone online and is available to watch on Yahoo!Movies. Featuring the voices of Winona Ryder, Martin Landau, Martin Short, and Catherine O’Hara, Frankenweenie opens in theaters October 5th, 2012.
New Brave trailer now online
A brand new trailer for Pixar’s upcoming animated adventure Brave is now online and can be watched over at Apple. Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, and featuring the voices of Kelly MacDonald, Emma Thompson, Billy Connolly, Julie Walters, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, and Robbie Coltrane, Brave hits theaters June 22nd, 2012.
Nick Park shares his first ever animated film
Nick Park, the four time Academy award winning creator of Wallace and Gromit, shares his first ever animated film Walter The Rat Goes Fishing. Park shot the film at the age of 13 using an 8mm movie camera with characters made from his mother’s sewing kit. Park also talks about the childhood influences that led [...]
First poster for Frankenweenie
The first poster for Disney and Tim Burton‘s stop-motion animated feature Frankenweenie has been unveiled online and can be seen over at Collider. Directed by Tim Burton, the film tells the story of a young boy who goes Victor Frankenstein in order to revive his beloved dog, Sparky. Frankenweenie opens in theaters October 5th, 2012.
The Adventures of Tintin DVD and Blu-ray in March
DVDTalk reports that Paramount Home Entertainment has announced DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, and Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD Combo releases of The Adventures of Tintin for March 13th. Extras on the Blu-ray releases will include featurettes- “Toasting Tintin: Part 1 & 2″, “The Journey of Tintin”, “The World of Tintin”, “The Who’s Who of Tintin”, “Tintin: Conceptual Design”, “Tintin: [...]
Arrietty director on the beauty of Studio Ghibli
LA Times has posted an interview with Gary Rydstrom, director of the English language version of the Studio Ghibli film The Secret World of Arrietty. In the interview, Rydstrom talks about Arrietty, its English voice cast, and his love for Studio Ghibli. Based on Mary Norton’s The Borrowers, The Secret World of Arrietty opens in [...]
Al Pacino to make his animation debut with Despicable Me 2
Al Pacino is all set to make his first appearance in an animated film with Despicable Me 2, the sequel to Universal Pictures’ 2010 hit, reports CinemaBlend. Al Pacino replaces Javier Bardem to voice the lead villain in the animated sequel directed by Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin. Despicable Me 2 is scheduled for a [...]
Disney teases upcoming Blu-ray slate
An insert in the upcoming Lady and the Tramp Diamond Edition Blu-ray teases a number of upcoming Disney animated Blu-ray releases for 2012 and beyond, reports Blu-ray.com. Titles include, two-movie package releases of Pocahontas / Pocahontas 2: Journey to a New World and The Rescuers / The Rescuers Down Under due out Summer 2012. The [...]
Puss In Boots DVD and Blu-ray in February
DVDActive reports that DreamWorks Animation has announced DVD, 2D Blu-ray/DVD Combo, and 2D & 3D Blu-ray/DVD Combo releases of their latest hit Puss In Boots for February 24th 2012. Extras on this release will include two featurettes: “Purr-fect Pairings: The Voices Behind The Legends”, and “World Of DreamWorks Animation”, deleted scenes, and trailers. The Blu-ray [...]
Golden Globe Nominations Announced
Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced the 69th annual Golden Globe nominations in Beverly Hills, California. The nominees in the Best Animated Feature category include Rango, The Adventures of Tintin, Puss in Boots, Cars 2 and Arthur Christmas. Additionally, the song “Hello Hello” from Gnomeo & Juliet has been nominated in the Best Original Song [...]
The Lorax theatrical trailer now online
A brand new theatrical trailer for Universal Pictures’ animated feature The Lorax is now available to watch online at Yahoo!Movies. Directed by Chris Renaud and featuring the voices of Danny DeVito, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Ed Helms, Betty White, and Rob Riggle, The Lorax opens in theatres and IMAX TREE-D, March 2nd, 2012.
Brand new trailer for Pixar’s Brave
A brand new full trailer for Pixar’s upcoming animated adventure Brave has just been unveiled online and can be watched over at Disney-Pixar’s YouTube Channel. Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman and featuring the voices of Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, Robbie Coltrane, and Julie Walters, Brave opens in [...]
IFC centre to host Studio Ghibli retrospective
Studio Ghibli and distributor GKIDS will bring a 15-film retrospective to New York’s IFC Center beginning December 16th, reports Collider. Featuring new 35mm prints, and both subtitled and English-dubbed versions, the retrospective will run until January 12th. All fifteen Studio Ghibli feature films produced between 1984 and 2008 will be screened, including Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy [...]
Clip from the new Toy Story short film
Collider shares a new clip from Toy Story: Small Fry, the new Toy Story short film which focuses on Buzz Lightyear getting left behind at a restaurant and trying to find his way home with the help of some Happy Meal-like toys. Featuring the voices of Tim Allen, Tom Hanks, John Ratzenberger, and Joan Cusack, [...]
The Secret World of Arrietty trailer now online
A brand new official US trailer for Studio Ghibli’s upcoming animated feature The Secret World of Arrietty has gone online and can now be watched over at Apple. Based on Mary Norton‘s fantasy novel The Borrowers, the film is directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, and features the voices of Bridgit Mendler, Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Will [...]
Brad Bird has “several good ideas” for The Incredibles sequel
In an interview with Movies.com, Brad Bird reveals that he is open to making a follow-up to Pixar’s 2004 hit The Incredibles. Bird says, “I would like to think that I have several good ideas that could be incorporated into a next Incredibles, but I don’t have a whole movie yet.” He also admits that [...]
Arthur Christmas theatrical trailer now online
A brand new full theatrical trailer for Aardman animations’ upcoming animated flick Arthur Christmas has gone online and can be watched over at Yahoo!Movies. Directed by Barry Cook and featuring the voices of James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy and Imelda Staunton, Arthur Christmas opens in theatres November 23, 2011.
Puss in Boots release moved up by one week
DreamWorks animation has moved the release date for their Shrek spin-off Puss in Boots from November 4th to October 28th, reports Collider. Directed by Chris Miller, Puss in Boots features the voices of Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton, and Amy Sedaris.
The Smurfs DVD and Blu-ray in December
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced DVD and BD releases of The Smurfs for December 2nd, reports DVDActive. Available as a 1-disc DVD, a 3D Blu-ray/DVD Combo, and 3-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo, extras on the 1-disc DVD will include a “Find the Smurfs” Game, a “Smurfs: Comic Book to the Big Screen” featurette, and a “Going [...]
Winnie the Pooh DVD and Blu-ray in October
Walt Disney Studios have announced the release of Winnie the Pooh on DVD and Blu-ray on October 25th, reports Blu-ray. Available as a separate DVD and a Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack, extras on this release will include, “Mini-Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: The Balloon” bonus short, “The Ballad of Nessie” bonus short, and Deleted scenes [...]
Kite live-action remake takes flight
A live-action remake of hit Japanese anime Kite is scheduled to go into production in January 2012, reports /Film. David R. Elliswill, director of Final Destination 2 and Snakes on a Plane will helm this new live-action version. Known for its excessive violence and explicit content, the 1998 original Kite was written and directed by [...]
Studio Ghibli announces two new projects
Studio Ghibli recently announced two new projects by its co-founders Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, reports TwitchFilm. Miyazaki is reported to be working on an “autobiography”. No further details have been announced by the studio and it is still unclear if Miyazaki is working on his own autobiography or adapting someone else’s. Isao Takahata (Grave [...]
The Pebble and the Penguin Blu-ray in October
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has announced a Blu-ray release of Don Bluth’s The Pebble and the Penguin on October 11th, reports Blu-Ray. Special features on this release will include, “No Stone Unturned: Making-of Featurette”, “Now and Forever: Music Featurette” and a “Theatrical Trailer.”
Smurfs tied Cowboys for the weekend Box-Office crown
In one of the biggest box office upsets in recent times, Sony’s live-action/computer-animated flick The Smurfs, grossed far more than pre-release projections had indicated. Tying with DreamWorks/Universal’s much hyped Cowboys & Aliens for No. 1 in North America, with a $36.2 million opening, The Smurfs emerged as the big winner of the weekend despite being [...]
Happy Feet 2 theatrical trailer now online
A brand new trailer for Warner Bros’ upcoming animated feature Happy Feet 2 is now available to watch at Yahoo!Movies. Directed by George Miller and featuring the voices of Elijah Wood, Pink, Robin Williams, Sofia Vergara and Hank Azaria, Happy Feet 2 opens in theatres November 18, 2011
Teaser for Pixar’s Brave; New character images
The first teaser trailer for Disney-Pixar’s upcoming feature Brave is now available to watch on their YouTube channel. Featuring the voice cast of Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, Robbie Coltrane, and Julie Walters, Brave will be out in theaters June 22nd, 2012. Additionally, Rope Of Silicon has shared four new [...]
Clip from Pixar’s new short La Luna
A clip from Pixar’s new short La Luna is available to watch at /Film. Directed by Enrico Casarosa, La Luna is the timeless fable of a young boy who is coming of age in the most peculiar of circumstances. The short premiered at the Annecy festival earlier this week.
First image from Pixar’s Brave
The first rendered image from Pixar’s upcoming fairy tale Brave has hit the web and can be seen at Collider. The voice cast of Brave includes Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, Robbie Coltrane, and Julie Walters. The first teaser for the film is expected to be attached to Cars 2 [...]
Happy Feet 2 teaser now online
The first teaser for Happy Feet 2 is now available to watch at Apple. Directed by George Miller and featuring the voices of Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Hank Azaria, Alecia Moore (Pink), Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, and Sofia Vergara, the sequel to 2007 Oscar winner opens in theaters Novemburr 18th, 2011.