Month: April 2016

Comcast/DreamWorks deal questions answered
Elena of Avalor revealed in (brief) new teaser trailer

The first (and very short) teaser trailer for Disney’s upcoming TV movie Elena of Avalor is now online, and can be watched in the player below. The Sofia the First spin-off is planned to help launch a new series. It premieres on Disney Channel this summer.

Ratchet & Clank opens

Gramercy and Rainmaker’s Ratchet & Clank opens today in 2,891 theaters, according to Box Office Mojo. The film isn’t doing well with the critics, earning just a 21% so far at Rotten Tomatoes. It may underperform with audiences too, with BOM predicting a 6th place finish this weekend with $5.49 million.

French Peanuts TV series coming to United States
Third Kubo and the Two Strings trailer released

It may not open until August, but Universal has just released a third trailer for Kubo and the Two Strings. You can watch it in the player below.

Is the Dream over? NBC/Universal to acquire DreamWorks Animation

It’s official – Comcast owned NBC/Universal will acquire DreamWorks Animation, the sale bringing DWA back under the same fold as its original parent DreamWorks/Amblin, whose films are now distributed by Universal. Jeffrey Katzenberg’s DWA will finally compete with Disney on a massive scale, from television to theme parks and, while he will stay on in […]

Academy event to honor 25th anniversary of Beauty and the Beast

The Academy is honoring the 25th anniversary of Beauty and the Beast. Details follow in this AMPAS press release Eight-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken and three-time Oscar nominee Angela Lansbury will join voice actors Paige O’Hara, Richard White and Robby Benson, supervising animators Andreas Deja, Mark Henn and Glen Keane, key story artist Brenda Chapman, […]

Why the Ratchet & Clank movie adaptation stays true to the game
James Arnold Taylor and Bella Thorne on Ratchet & Clank
Animated Watership Down miniseries coming to Netflix
Big Hero 6, Beauty & the Beast attractions coming to Tokyo Disneyland
The Jungle Book should easily win third weekend at box office
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic nominated for Hugo award
The trailer for Batman: The Killing Joke is here

Batman’s been in the news quite a lot lately, with a new film now playing in theaters and a Lego Movie spin-off coming out next year. Now, a new trailer for the upcoming Batman: The Killing Joke is now online, which will be the first animated movie starring the Caped Crusader to get an R […]

Comcast in talks to buy DreamWorks Animation for over $3 billion
Spielberg says The BFG may be “the most ambitious motion capture ever”
The Jungle Book filmmakers can’t decide if they made an animated film or not
Inside one of Japan’s oldest animation studios
Executive producer Tom Warburton says The 7D cancelled, posts footage of wrap party
Steven Universe returning for four week event in May

Cartoon Network’s popular Steven Universe, which has been on hiatus for several months, will be making a return with a multi-episode story arc titled In Too Deep, which you can watch a trailer for below. The four week event begins on Cartoon Network on May 12th.

The Jungle Book is still king of the box office jungle
Disney, Marvel remove Inhumans from release schedule
Moana footage, short film Inner Workings to debut at Annecy Fest
Disney animator Eric Goldberg directed a couch gag for The Simpsons

Whether or not you keep up with The Simpsons these days, few would argue that they have stayed amusing when it comes to producing their opening couch gags. For the latest one, they brought in veteran Disney animator and director Eric Goldberg to helm an extended (and surprisingly clean) Disney tribute, with homages to Snow […]