Month: May 2014

First look at The Book of Life

The first images from producer Guillermo del Toro’s animated The Book of Life have been revealed by USA Today, along with brief interviews with Channing Tatum (who voices the film’s lead) and director Jorge Gutierrez. The movie, which tells the story of a matador’s son who dreams of being a guitar player, is more or […]

Son Of Batman

Talia al Ghul has a surprise for Batman, in the form of an arrogant but accomplished ten-year-old. It’s a great premise, but the presentation has some problems in terms of believability and basic taste.

UPDATED: Big Hero 6 poster and trailer revealed

The teaser poster for Big Hero 6 was revealed on Yahoo! Movies this morning, along with a “teaser” for tomorrow’s trailer debut. The preview is also possibly going to be seen on the big screen this weekend with 3-D prints of X-Men: Days of Future Past. The movie blasts into theaters November 7th. UPDATE: The […]

Penguins of Madagascar bumped up to this Thanksgiving; Home pushed back

In a very unexpected move, DreamWorks Animation has just announced that their upcoming Madagascar spin-off The Penguins of Madagascar will be coming to theaters this Thanksgiving, while Home will be pushed back until 2016. The reason for the switch is unknown, but Dawn Taubin, Chief Marketing Officer at the studio, did give the following statement: […]

Frozen On Ice is coming in September

Disney on Ice Presents: Frozen will be coming to civic centers across America beginning this fall, ComingSoon.Net is reporting. It should be no surprise, given that Frozen has several songs and an incredibly popular soundtrack, but what’s curious is that the show will include “special appearances” by characters from Toy Story, The Lion King and […]

Here’s your first look at Big Hero 6

The first trailer for Disney’s Big Hero 6 is hitting the internet this Thursday, but USA Today has your first look at official images from the film, along with a short interview with directors Don Hall and Chris Williams. “It became really, really interesting in immersing ourselves in the tech world right now and leveraging […]

First How to Train Your Dragon 2 reviews hit the internet

The hotly anticipated How to Train Your Dragon 2 recently had its premiere at the Cannes film festival, and reviews have been gradually popping online ever since. For those who don’t want any plot details revealed, however, Screen Rant has an excellent piece with spoiler-free quotes from several critics. So far, the response has mostly […]

Exclusive! Legends Of Oz producer talks franchise’s future after box office disappoints

Legends Of Oz: Dorothy’s Return got off to a rough start last weekend: The movie collected a mere $3.7 million from 2,575 theaters, the worst opening ever for an animated movie in more than 2,500 theaters. The small opening followed a low-key marketing campaign from Clarius Entertainment – distributing their first feature – and negative […]

Wizart’s Snow Queen 2 gets new poster, images

Courtesy of Wizart Animation, Animated Views has the first look at the latest poster for The Snow Queen 2. Directed by Alexey Tsitsilin, the sequel will be released in Russia, where Wizart is based, this December, shortly before its international release. A U.S. date has yet to be announced. Snow Queen 2 is produced by […]

New How to Train Your Dragon 2 clip and featurette

A new clip and featurette for How to Train Your Dragon 2 have made their way online, and can be seen at The clip focuses on Hiccup and his love interest Astrid, while the featurette talks about the gap between the events of the TV series and the sequel. How to Train Your Dragon […]

No happy ending for Legends of Oz

Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return–the first movie from new production company Summertime Entertainment–saw a record-breaking weekend, but not in a good way. Cartoon Brew is reporting that the movie had the lowest opening for an animated film playing on more than 2,500 screens ever, “beating” 2011’s Hoodwinked Too! The movie made just $3.7 million, which […]

Frozen’s Elsa to show up on Once Upon a Time

Shortly after it got confirmed for a fourth season, last week’s episode of Once Upon a Time teased the appearance of an unexpected face: Elsa from the smash hit Frozen. Although various fairy tale characters have shown on up the show, this will be the first time it uses a character from an actual Disney […]

First look at The Simpsons Guy

The first images from The Simpsons Guy–the upcoming crossover between Family Guy and The Simpsons–have been revealed online and can be seen at Collider. The episode will see the Griffins getting lost in Springfield, where Homer befriends Peter, Bart joins forces with Stewie, and Lisa does her best to help out Meg. It is set […]

Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return opens

Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return, the first animated movie from new studio Summertime Entertainment, opens today on 2,500 screens, Box Office Mojo is reporting. A “sequel” of sorts to The Wizard of Oz, the movie finds Dorothy returning to the Yellow Brick Road to take down an evil jester (voiced by Martin Short). So far, […]

Green Lantern: The Animated Series

The film was a bust, but it did lead to the production of what turned out to be a very fine cartoon show. Sleek CGI animation, strong scripts, and intriguing characters add to an already great sci-fi concept, and make the show impressive.

Animation Addicts Podcast #65: Balto – Streetdog

The Rotoscopers go on a journey to watch Amblimation’s final movie, Balto.

Bob Hoskins passes away at 71

Bob Hoskins, known for playing Eddie Valiant in Who Framed Roger Rabbit alongside famous cartoon characters, has passed away, Animation Interviews is reporting. While being paired up with a cartoon rabbit and the vivacious Jessica Rabbit made him legendary in the animation community, Hoskins starred in other notable movies, including Hook, The Long Good Friday, […]