Month: June 2011 – page 2

Kung Fu Panda 2 showing decent legs

Perhaps due to strong word-of-mouth among audiences or most children being out of school for the summer now, DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 2 saw a pretty good hold this weekend, dropping only 30% from last weekend’s numbers for a take of $16.6 million, Box Office Mojo is reporting. It now has a domestic total of […]

Shane Acker to direct Thomas the Tank Engine movie

When you take the director of a post-apocalyptic animated movie about talking ragdolls and pair him with the special effects company responsible for James Cameron’s Avatar, you don’t necessarily expect them to come up with a Thomas the Tank Engine movie as a result. And yet that’s exactly what’s happening. Deadline is reporting that 9 director Shane […]

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.

Ninja Turtles reboot still happening?

Cowabunga! According to Deadline, new writers have officially been hired to write the script for the long in development Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot. Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec, who recently penned the upcoming Mission Impossible IV, will be writing the next adventure for the hard-shelled green fighting machines. It is unknown whether the film […]

More theatrical Looney Tunes shorts greenlit by Warner Bros.

Following the three computer-animated shorts from last year, Warner Bros. has officially announced that the Looney Tunes characters will continue to be seen on the big screen in the near future. Unlike the last three cartoons, though, which only featured Wile E. Coyote and his nemesis the Road Runner, the new shorts will feature other characters […]

Lone Ranger gets a release date

Disney’s upcoming live-action movie The Lone Ranger will ride off into the sunset just before the Christmas of 2012, Deadline is reporting. That currently puts it up against such high profile releases as Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot and Peter Jackson’s first Hobbit movie. The update of the classic TV series will star The Social Network’s Armie Hammer as […]

Tintin videogame trailer now online

The first trailer for the videogame adaptation of the upcoming adventure movie The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn has been posted online at The preview possibly offers several hints as to what we can expect from the film’s plot. The movie comes to theaters this Christmas, while the video game is […]

The Chipmunks get a poster

The Chipmunks have got another movie coming out this Christmas, and they’ve got a “new” poster to go with it…sort of. The Internet Movie Poster Awards recently revealed the poster for the third film in the franchise, but it is almost virtually identical to the one that was released for 2009’s The Squeakquel. Titled Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked, […]

Pixar short La Luna gets a teaser poster

Pixar’s upcoming short La Luna has just been given the promotional art treatment, with a teaser poster that can be viewed at Said to be the longest theatrical short that the animation studio has ever made (at seven minutes), it is unknown at this point which Disney movie La Luna will be attached to, although […]

Tron 3 gets new writer

As a sign that Disney is apparently moving forward with the project, Eight Below writer David DiGilio has just been hired to write Tron 3, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Tron: Legacy scribes Adam Horowitz and Adam Kitsis were originally set to pen the script, but are currently being held up by their upcoming ABC fantasy series […]

New Cars 2 clip

A brand new clip from Disney & Pixar’s upcoming Cars sequel has just been revealed at Yahoo! Movies. The clip introduces Lightning McQueen’s new racing rival Francesco, voiced by character actor John Turturro. Also starring Owen Wilson, Michael Caine and Larry the Cable Guy, Cars 2 opens in theaters and IMAX 3D later this month.

Animated King Kong movie now in the works?

Deadline is reporting that Fox Animation is working on developing an animated feature based on the 1933 classic King Kong. Unlike previous movies about the character, however, this one would apparently be told from the big ape’s perspective, which might make some wonder if they’re planning on giving him the same tragic ending that he’s so […]

Kachow! The Cars 2: Agents On A Mission Tour

Five years after their first film’s premiere, Lightning McQueen, Mater – and Josh Armstrong – are back in North Carolina to promote Cars 2. Get the rundown and see exclusive photos here!

Green Lantern: Emerald Knights

These tales of the Green Lantern Corps should serve as a great primer for anyone looking forward to the theatrical film. The origins of the Corps are revealed, and we find out what it truly takes to be a Green Lantern.

Thor: Tales of Asgard

Younger audiences hungry for more Thor after the big-screen movie will enjoy Marvel’s latest animated title, but long-time comics fans will be split between either being pleased or just plain bored!

Kung Fu Panda 2 still lacking box office kick

Following a somewhat dissapointing opening last week, DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 2 continued to perform below expectations, Box Office Mojo is reporting. The animated sequel currently has a total of $100 million after 11 days of release, which on the surface seems quite strong, except when you compare it to how the original Kung Fu […]

Paramount to make online comic into animated feature

Collider is reporting that Paramount Pictures has plans to bring the Penny Arcade web comic The New Kid to the big screen in the form of an animated feature. The plot involves a boy living in outer space who must go to a school populated entirely by aliens. Having just released Rango in the spring, this marks […]

New international Smurfs posters

Several new interntional character posters for The Smurfs have just been posted over at the Internet Movie Poster Awards. And in case you missed it, the first full theatrical trailer for the film made its way online last week on Yahoo! Movies. Starring Neil Patrick Harris and Hank Azaria, the live-action/animated comedy is set to Smurf […]

How to Train Your Dragon 2 begins storyboarding

Storyboarding has officially begun for DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming How to Train Your Dragon sequel, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film is intentionally being written as the second chapter in a planned trilogy. “There are certain characters and situations that come into play in the second film that will becomes much more crucial to the story […]

New Rise of the Planet of the Apes trailer

A new full trailer for 20th Century Fox’s upcoming Rise of the Planet of the Apes has just been revealed at Yahoo! Movies. In a first for the franchise, the reboot will include all computer-animated apes, created by the Oscar-winning special effects company WETA Digital (Avatar, King Kong). Starring James Franco and Brian Cox, and feauring […]

Dripped drips online

Director Léo Verrier’s new animated short homage to Jackson Pollack, Dripped, produced by French animation studio ChezEddy, is now available to view online at Vimeo ahead of its upcoming submission to various festivals, where it is sure to gain notice. Good luck, Léo!