Month: July 2013 – page 2

First official Frozen pics

Disney has revealed the first official character shots from their upcoming film Frozen at Yahoo Movies. In addition, each features a short bit about the character. Their synopsis of the movie: “When Anna is cursed by her estranged sister, the cold-hearted Snow Queen, Anna’s only hope of reversing the curse is to survive a perilous […]

PG rating confirmed for Planes

A while back, Disney’s Planes was said to have received a PG rating from the MPAA, but there was nothing to confirm the reports. Now Box Office Mojo has done just that, saying that the film has been rated PG for “some mild action and rude humor.” Planes opens everywhere August 9th.

First Saving Mr. Banks pic of Disney and Travers

Time Magazine has the first look at Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson playing Walt Disney and Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers in the film Saving Mr. Banks. Coming late this year, the movie focuses on the early life of the author and her later “stormy relationship” with Disney.

Jobs, Clark, Keane among new Disney Legends

Eight new honorees will be named Disney Legends next month at the D23 Expo according to the company. The program is Disney’s “highest and most coveted honor. It’s reserved for the extraordinary visionaries and artists behind the Disney magic, the men and women who push the limits of innovation and creativity to ensure Disney remains […]

Studio Ghibli documentary due in fall

Anime News Network has details on a Studio Ghibli documentary titled Yume to Kyōki no Ōkoku (The Kingdom of Dreams & Madness) set to open this fall. “The documentary follows Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki as he works on the Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises) film, director Isao Takahata as he works on the film Kaguya-hime […]

Live action Jungle Book coming soon

The Hollywood Reporter says Disney has a live action version of The Jungle Book in the works. It appears this may be confirmation that the company is looking to its classic animated films for future project ideas. “Alice in Wonderland started the trend, grossing $1 billion in the process, and Maleficent, based on Sleeping Beauty, […]

FUI database launches

Kit FUI is an IMDb-like website devoted to fake user interfaces (FUI) on computers in films. “Most FUIs are not actual computer programs but simply animations being played back at the correct time or added in post production”. Kit FUI features screenshots, videos, and info on the designers.

New Smurfs 2 and Planes posters

New international posters for two upcoming animated films have made their way over to the IMP Awards. First up, we have a rather bizarre Japanese poster for The Smurfs 2, which to American audiences at least may look more like a comic book cover than a poster for a movie. Also from Japan is a […]

Now Playing: The Lone Ranger and more

In the debut of our Now Playing blog: Forget what you’ve heard — they’re all wrong! If you’re willing to give it the time, The Lone Ranger eventually does the original justice. Also, a look at World War Z and White House Down.

DM2 crushes competition; Minions movie details

Box Office Mojo reports that Despicable Me 2 crushed the competition over the holiday weekend. “Through its first five days, Despicable Me 2 earned an estimated $142.1 million. That’s just ahead of Toy Story 3 ($141 million) for top five-day start ever for an animated movie… For the three-day period, Despicable Me 2 earned an […]

Animation Addicts Podcast #41: Monsters University – We’re OK!

The Rotoscopers head back to school to review Pixar’s 14th animated film Monsters University! They discuss new animated trailers, the short The Blue Umbrella, and, of course, all things MU.

Monsters University now available to pre-order

Amazon has just listed Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University as available to pre-order in both standard and 3D Blu-ray editions. A prequel to the 2001 blockbuster Monsters, Inc., the film follows “mismatched monsters Mike and Sulley as they overcome their differences and become the best of friends during their days at Monsters University.” With a 78% fresh […]

New Frozen poster

A new French poster for Frozen–notably more interesting than the American one, which just featured the film’s title–can now be seen at the IMP Awards. The movie opens everywhere in 3-D this Thanksgiving.

Before and after visual effects

Unless you’re the kind of junkie who watches every special feature on your Blu-rays and DVDs you may be surprised at how pervasive visual effects are in movies. I’m not talking about the giant robot terrorizing San Francisco or the flying superhero blasting apart an asteroid. Chris Godfrey, the VFX supervisor on The Great Gatsby, […]

This could have been Frozen

The Mary Sue highlights a Tumblr group of fan art re-imaginnig Disney’s upcoming film Frozen in more diverse ways. The people behind This Could Have Been Frozen say “the point of this blog is not to attack Frozen or boycott it… This blog wants to encourage [people of color] and artists alike to try to […]

Despicable Me 2

Laughs — and minions — aplenty. But other than that Despicable Me 2 is an ultimately bland and forgettable hour and a half at the theatre.

Cloudy 2, trailer 2

The second trailer for Sony’s upcoming film Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 has been posted online. In this outing, “Flint Lockwood is headed back to Swallow Falls where he meets a crew of food animals… foodimals!” The film opens September 27th.

On the 3D, star, and music of Despicable Me 2

Despicable Me 2 is soaring to a big holiday weekend opening. But if you haven’t seen it yet, this roundup of news might help with your decision. Cinema Blend’s regular feature, To 3D or Not to 3D, rates whether you should wory about paying extra cash for an extra dimension. Then in an interview with […]

Planes, The Blue Umbrella soundtrack info

Film Music Reporter has details on two upcoming Disney soundtracks. First up, a track listing for Planes is now available. “The album features the film’s original score composed by Mark Mancina (Tarzan, Twister, Speed, Brother Bear), as well a couple of original songs by Mark Holman, Chris Classic & Alana D and Jon Stevens of […]

First trailer for Laika’s The Boxtrolls

A brand new first trailer for Laika/Focus Features’ upcoming stop-motion feature The Boxtrolls has been unveiled and is available to watch on iTunes. The new 3D animated feature from Laika Studios tells the tale of the Boxtrolls, monsters who live underneath the charming streets of Cheesebridge, who crawl out of the sewers at night to […]

Japanese trailer for Frozen reveals first new footage from the film

A brand new Japanese trailer for Disney’s upcoming animated feature Frozen has found its way online and gives first look at some of the lead characters using plenty of footage from the movie, reports BleedingCool. Directed by Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck and featuring the voices of Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff, Idina Menzel, Alan Tudyk […]

Despicable Me 2 opens

Sony/Illumination’s Despicable Me 2 opens today in 3,997 theatres, according to Box Office Mojo. The film is doing well with the critics, picking up a 74% Fresh rating from Rotten Tomatoes. The consensus: “It may not be as inspired as its predecessor, but Despicable Me 2 offers plenty of eye-popping visual inventiveness and a number […]

Rotoscopers YouTube: Despicable Me 2

Morgan talks about the funny summer film Despicable Me 2 with Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig and THE MINIONS!

New Turbo trailer online

A new trailer for DreamWorks’ upcoming film Turbo has hit Yahoo. Beware spoilers — Cinema Blend worries they might be giving everything away. The film opens July 19th.

“The Car Built for Homer” built for real

Some dedicated Simpsons fans, who also happen to know their way around cars, have recreated The Homer according to Time. In the episode Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? way back in the golden days of the second season, Home met his long lost half brother, who ran a car company. He allowed Home to build […]

Monsters U wins weekend again, Despicable Me 2 hot overseas

Pixar’s Monsters University held on to the top spot in theatres for the second weekend in a row according to Box Office Mojo. Dropping only 44% from its opening haul, the film took in an estimated $46.2 million over the weekend. Overall it’s earned $171 million over ten days. BOM predicts “if it doesn’t get […]

Early look at Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

ComingSoon got a sneak peak at Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. They give the early review of the plot and write about a chat they had with directors Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn.