Month: March 2012 – page 2

Gnomeo & Juliet sequel in the works

Rocket Pictures is currently working on a sequel to last year’s Gnomeo & Juliet, Deadline is reporting. Titled Gnomeo & Juliet: Sherlock Gnomes, the plot will involve Gnomeo and Juliet seeking the help of a famous gnome detective when gnomes in their area start going missing at an alarming rate. The first Gnomeo was a surprise […]

First Lone Ranger image

The first image from Disney’s upcoming The Lone Ranger is now online, and can be seen over at Screen Rant. For many, the most notable thing about the still will be Johnny Depp’s appearance as Tonto, who looks much more bizzare than a lot of people were probably expecting. Also starring Armie Hammer, The Lone […]

Bolivar To Be Animated By Warner Brothers

Warner Brothers and Weed Road have been tagged to animate the Archaia Studio graphic novel Bolivar reports The Animation Magazine. The Irish filmmaker Kealan O’Rourke will direct and write the feature. The story follows “a young girl named Sybil who moves to New York and finds out her neighbor is the last living dinosaur (Bolivar). […]

Andrew Stanton Speaks for TED

TED (technology, entertainment, and design) is an organization that holds conferences dedicated to “ideas worth spreading.” Andrew Stanton the director of Finding Nemo, WALL-E, and John Carter recently held a talk entitled “My Life In Story, Backwards”. “It’s a fascinating watch from a truly talented storyteller, and it’s definitely worth your time.” The conference is […]

The Muppets Release The Hunger Games Parody Trailer

Who said that the Muppet parody trailers would end when the movie hit theaters? Our favorite puppets released a new trailer for their March 20th DVD/Blu-Ray disc parodying the new movie The Hunger Games. While it uses footage only from the movie and does not include any new footage, the trailer does prove Disney is […]

Disney songwriting legend Robert Sherman passes away

In news that will be sad to Disney fans around the world, Robert Sherman — who with his brother Richard wrote countless songs for Disney and other movie studios — has passed away at age 86. According to Theme Park Insider, his son, Jeffery, posted the tragic news on his Facebook page, making the following statement: […]

Arrietty Drops Down to 14

After starting out relatively strongly (for an anime release) at the box office in its first weekend, Studio Ghibli’s The Secret World Of Arrietty has fallen a bit to #14. It remains the fifth largest US opening of an anime film and according to Anime News Network it is only $400,000 shy of beating Pokemon […]

The Lorax

My name is the critic, I speak for the people. We’re tired of the morals in films writ so feeble. Unless Hollywood can better the plot, we’re not going to buy tickets. We’re not.

The Lorax stuns with $70 million opening

Filling the need for a family film in theaters, audiences responded to the opening of The Lorax in a big way, with the animated film opening to a huge $70 million, Box Office Mojo is reporting. In addition to having the third best debut of all time in the month of March, the movie also […]

Jason Segal will not be involved in Muppets sequel

Confirming rumors from earlier, Jason Segal has announced that he will not be involved in the upcoming Muppets sequel, Collider is reporting. Segal’s reason for not returning is apparently exhaustion, given the very long ammount of time it took him to help bring the first film to theaters. “My goal was to bring The Muppets back and […]

New Ice Age 4 trailer

The new trailer for Ice Age: Continental Drift has just been posted online over at iTunes. The preview made its debut on the big screen last Friday with select prints of The Lorax. The fourth movie in the Ice Age franchise comes to theaters everywhere on July 13th.

Kristen Bell is the Snow Queen in Disney’s Frozen

Disney has announced the first official bit of voice casting for their upcoming animated fairy tale Frozen, THR is reporting. Actress Kristen Bell of Heroes and Forgetting Sarah Marshall fame has been given the role of the mysterious Snow Queen. In addition, the article also confirms that the animation for the film will in fact be done in […]

Bob Hilgenberg and Rob Muir on the Rise and Fall of Disney’s Circle 7 Animation

Screenwriting duo Bob and Rob recall Disney’s defunct Circle 7 Animation, where they wrote canceled sequels in the Toy Story and Monsters, Inc. franchises.

Lady And The Tramp

Walt Disney’s classic brings kitchen sink drama to animated film, and this latest home video version, while not adding much new to what the Platinum DVD served up, scores with its pristine audio and video presentation.

The Lorax is very green indeed

The Lorax saw the strongest opening day of the year so far yesterday, earning $17 million according to Box Office Mojo. The film could be set for an opening weekend of as much as $60 million, which would give it the best debut ever for a Dr. Seuss film, including 2000’s blockbuster How the Grinch Stole […]

New Paranorman trailer and poster

The movie is still months away, but Focus Features has unleashed another teaser trailer for their upcoming stop-motion feature ParaNorman, compliments of iTunes. In addition, the site also has a new poster for the film. The trailer–currently playing on the big screen with 3-D prints of The Lorax–explains the problem of its main character, Norman, a […]

The Lorax opens

Universal/Illumination’s The Lorax opens today, in 3,728 theatres according to Box Office Mojo. Reviews have been so-so with the Rotten Tomatoes consensus rating just barely fresh at 64%. Box Office Mojo predicts the biggest opening weekend of the year so far, with The Lorax expected to bring in a projected $53.5 million. UPDATE: With more […]

The Muppets sequel already in the works?

A sequel to last year’s critically adored The Muppets is apparently in the works, Vulture is reporting. In what will be unfortunate news for some fans, however, it seems unlikely at this point that Jason Segel is involved with the script at this point, which is a shame since he was heavily involved with the first […]

First Look: Ice Age 4

A first look at 20th Century Fox’s upcoming Ice Age: Continental Drift was revealed in today’s edition of USA Today. The plot will involve Manny, Sid and Diego getting swept off to sea, where they find themselves pursued by an army of evil prehistoric pirates (yes, you read that correctly). Game of Thornes actor Peter Dinklage will […]

Despicable Me 2 teaser trailer and poster

Even though it doesn’t come out for more than a year, Universal Pictures has already begun their marketing campaign for Despicable Me 2. A teaser trailer for the film has just been posted at iTunes, along with a first poster for the film. Not surprisingly, both feature the popular yellow minions from the first film. […]

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.