Month: June 2014

Transformers transform box office

The fourth Transformers movie was able to pull off what no other movie has done so far this year: a $100 million opening. Despite savage reviews from critics (which is nothing new for the franchise), Transformers: Age of Extinction easily lead the top ten with a take of $100 million, Box Office Mojo reports. Meanwhile, […]

New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles trailer and posters

Cowabunga! The brand new, full-length trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is now online, and can be seen on Collider. The preview should give fans plenty to talk about, including the best look at Shredder yet. In addition, the site also has four new character posters for the film (including one in which Michelangelo appears […]

Animation Addicts Podcast #69: Princess Mononoke – Go Away

The Rotoscopers review Studio Ghibli’s epic film Princess Mononoke with special guest host, Rotowriter Mayra Amaya.

Dragon 2 still not quite taking flight at box office

Despite strong critical reception and being pretty much the only animated movie playing in theaters right now, How to Train Your Dragon 2 has more or less underwhelmed at the box office so far, Collider is reporting. As the site points out, the movie is on track to cross the $100 million mark by Tuesday […]

The Legend of Korra: Book III to premiere June 27th

Fans will be getting more Korra a lot sooner than they thought they might. IGN is reporting that season three of The Legend of Korra will premiere on Nickelodeon one week from today, on June 27th. Even better is that three episodes will be shown that night, with the first two airing at 7:00PM/6:00PM CT, […]

Apes rise in latest Dawn of the Planet of the Apes trailer

The final trailer for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has been revealed by Fox online, and can be viewed on their official YouTube page for the film. The live-action/animated actioner sees Andy Serkis’ Caesar doing his best to keep an uneasy peace treaty between his kind and the last surviving humans in tact. […]

Frozen has been on top in Japan for fourteen straight weekends

It’s been on store shelves in the states since March, but Frozen is still playing on the big screen in Japan, where it has been the number one movie in the country for fourteen straight weekends, Box Office Mojo is reporting. The Japan Times explains that one of the reasons its found such great success […]

Great songs never die: how animation students are bringing a fresh touch to Aria For A Cow

We continue our look at the production of the short based on the Howard Ashman song, by meeting the students who are making a major contribution to the project.

How To Train Your Dragon 2

Though it doesn’t quite reach the same heights, How To Train Your Dragon 2 is a worthy followup to the original. And it makes us yearn for DreamWorks to stop coasting and train themselves to fly higher.

Dragon soars, but not high enough to fly over Jump Street

How to Train Your Dragon 2 got off to a solid start this weekend with a take of $50 million, Forbes is reporting. It was not, however, able to claim the top spot, as 22 Jump Street surprised with a massive $60 million debut. Some may see this as comparable to when Kung Fu Panda […]

Casey Kasem, voice of Shaggy on Scooby-Doo!, passes away

Casey Kasem, the famed radio DJ who became known to animation fans everywhere as the voice of Shaggy on Scooby-Doo!, has passed away, Variety is reporting. The man behind America’s Top 40 also did a number of voices on Sesame Street, as well as the title character in Rankin/Bass’s often forgotten Easter special Here Comes […]

How To Train Your Dragon 2 opens

DreamWorks’ How To Train Your Dragon 2 opens today in 4,253 theatres according to Box Office Mojo. The film is a hit with the critics, garnering a 92% rating at Rotten Tomatoes. Their critical consensus: “Exciting, emotionally resonant, and beautifully animated, How to Train Your Dragon 2 builds on its predecessor’s successes just the way […]

New Home trailer now online

A new trailer for Home is now online and can be viewed over at Apple. The preview will also almost certainly be shown on the big screen this weekend with How to Train Your Dragon 2. Originally set for release this holiday season, Home comes to theaters on March 27th, 2015.

Dates set for Madagascar 4, Puss in Boots 2, Captain Underpants, The Croods 2

DreamWorks Animation announced several release dates for their upcoming film slate today, tells us. First up is the news that Captain Underpants will become the first film from the studio to have a January opening, coming out on January 13th, 2017. Two months after that, they will release the long-in-development Mumbai Musical on March […]

New Paddington trailer and poster

A new trailer for Paddington–which features full appearances of the titular bear instead of just teases–has been revealed at Yahoo! Movies. And if you want more after that, the IMP Awards has a brand new poster for the film as well. Starring Colin Firth as the voice of Paddington, and Nicole Kidman as a “sinister, […]

Pixar’s Inside Out revealed

Details and footage from Pixar’s Inside Out were revealed by director Pete Docter at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival this week, according to Variety. The industry paper was extremely impressed with the presentation, calling it “stunning” and adding “At the risk of overstatement, the film could eventually prove to be as revolutionary as Dante’s […]

How To Train Your Dragon 2 cast and crew discuss film

Early buzz around DreamWorks’ How To Train Your Dragon 2, opening tomorrow, is high, and the cast and crew have been out promoting the film. Jay Baruchel finds joy in voicing Hiccup; Gerald Butler says the movie brings him pride and moves him to tears; Kit Harington is fired up about the film; America Ferrera […]

Trailer for The Penguins of Madagascar drops

Our first look at DreamWorks’ The Penguins of Madagascar is finally here with the first trailer now online at Moviefone. The film opens November 26th. Watch it here:

New Boxtrolls trailer online

Yahoo Movies has the trailer for Focus Features and LAIKA’s upcoming film The Boxtrolls. Based on the novel Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow, the movie is directed by Anthony Staachi and Graham Annable and hits theaters on September 26th.

Magic School Bus reboot on the way

Depending on when you were born, you might remember The Magic School Bus, PBS’s very popular educational TV show from the 90’s which was based off of an equally popular Scholastic book series. Now a computer-animated reboot is on the way, Variety is reporting, which will be available exclusively on Netflix. The new show is […]

Legend of Korra: Book III gets a first trailer

There’s still no official premiere date for it, but Nickelodeon’s official YouTube page has revealed the first trailer for The Legend of Korra: Book III. Fans may be a bit disappointed that the preview literally reveals nothing about the next season’s plot, but should be happy about what is possibly a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it shot of fan […]

SpongeBob SquarePants sequel details surface

The upcoming SpongeBob SquarePants movie finally has a name, a website, and a poster. The name for the followup to the 2004 film is The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water and the website is at has a first look at the poster, which appears to feature CG animation rather than the hand […]

The Penguins of Madagascar sneak peak

USA Today has a sneak peak at DreamWorks’ upcoming film The Penguins of Madagascar. The piece features a few stills from the film, new info on the voice cast, quotes from the actors, and some plot details. The new cast include Benedict Cumberbatch (as a “good-looking and debonair secret agent” wolf named Classified who heads […]

Sonic the Hedgehog racing to the big screen

Sega’s video game icon Sonic the Hedgehog is coming to the big screen according to The Wrap. Sony Pictures Entertainment and Marza Animation Planet are teaming up to create the hybrid CG-animated/live-action feature, written by Evan Susser and Van Robichaux and produced by Neal H. Moritz. Columbia Pictures’ president of production Hannah Minghella said, “There […]

The Lion Guard coming to Disney Channel

Following the extreme success of Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Disney is working on bringing another of their animated properties to their Disney Junior line-up, this time The Lion King. The Lion Guard, reveals, will follow Kion, the second born of Simba and Nala, who becomes “the leader of a group of the […]

New Big Hero 6 posters

Two new posters–one domestic, one international–for Disney’s upcoming Big Hero 6 have made their way online, and can be seen at the IMPAwards. The animated adventure opens everywhere November 7th.

Frozen’s Anna and Kristoff are showing up on Once Upon a Time, too

Following the news that Elsa would be showing up on ABC’s Once Upon a Time this fall, TV Line has revealed that Frozen’s Anna and Kristoff will be appearing on the TV series as well. Elsa is reported to be featured in nine episodes of the show’s fourth season, while Anna and Kristoff will show […]

Season three of The Legend of Korra is finished

Season 3 of the Avatar: The Last Airbender spin-off The Legend of Korra is now “complete,” series co-creator Michael Dante DiMartino revealed on his tumblr. “Can’t believe we’ve finished an entire season’s worth of shows,” he said. “We’re so proud of everyone who worked so hard to make Book 3 the best season of Korra yet!” […]

Frozen tops disc sales…again

It’s been out for several weeks now, but Disney’s Frozen is continuing to make even more money on DVD and Blu-Ray, Home Media Magazine reports. The animated phenomenon has topped the charts for eight weeks since it was released on disc in March. Although Frozen topped overall disc sales, the top selling Blu-Ray of the […]

Animation Addicts Podcast #68: One Hundred and One Dalmatians – Do You Got Any Chloroform?

The Rotoscopers review Disney’s first modern animated movie, the 1961 canine classic One Hundred and One Dalmatians.