Month: February 2020

New Simpsons short, Playdate With Destiny, to screen before Onward
The Blazing Dragons of Monty Python’s Terry Jones

Discover a hidden gem in Blazing Dragons, an animated series created by the late Monty Python alumni, where dragons are the heroes and humans the villains.

Disney will bring back The Proud Family with members of original voice cast
Farmageddon: A Shaun the Sheep Movie

In some ways topping the charming original, Farmageddon is a a sweet-tempered yarn that ewe and your entire family can enjoy together.

Rumble’s first trailer steps into the ring

“In a world where monsters are global wrestling superstars, one unlikely champion is stepping into the ring.” Watch the official trailer for Paramount, WWE, and Reel FX’s Rumble, coming to theatres in 2021.

Watch Justin Timberlake journey to The Other Side with new Trolls World Tour music video

SZA and Justin Timberlake’s brand new song for Trolls World Tour has just been revealed via a music video, and you can check it out above. Timberlake’s song Can’t Stop the Feeling for the original Trolls, of course, ended up becoming a pop culture phenomenon, even earning a Best Original Song nomination at the Oscars. […]

Inside Disney’s bold $200M gamble on Mulan
Bob Iger steps down as Disney CEO, Bob Chapek to assume role

“Bob Iger will step down as Disney CEO and assume the role of executive chairman, Disney announced on Tuesday. Bob Chapek, who most recently served as chairman of Disney parks, experiences and products, will assume the role of CEO, effective immediately, Disney announced… Iger will remain executive chairman of Disney through the end of 2021, […]

The Call of the Wild barks but doesn’t quite bite at box office

Disney’s The Call of the Wild opened to $24 million, The Numbers is reporting. While that is more than $10 million or so above where tracking had it prior to its premiere, it’s not the best debut considering its reported production budget of $135 million, something it’s going to have to depend on international numbers […]

Behind the scenes look at writing Critical Role: The Legend of Vox Machina for animation

Critical Role Productions have released the first behind-the-scenes video on the making of the forthcoming animated series Critical Role: The Legend of Vox Machina. The featurette takes a look at the unique challenge of adapting material presented in live broadcasts of Dungeons & Dragons gaming sessions played by animation voice actors into an episodic medium. […]

Behind the scenes look at the groundbreaking technology used to create The Mandalorian

ILM gives viewers a behind the scenes look at the groundbreaking virtual production technology used in the Disney+ show The Mandalorian. “Over 50 percent of The Mandalorian Season 1 was filmed using this ground-breaking new methodology, eliminating the need for location shoots entirely. Instead, actors in The Mandalorian performed in an immersive and massive 20’ […]

Kobe Bryant was in talks to create animation studio before his death
Wes Anderson to discuss his animation career at Annecy 2020
Mulan becomes first live-action Disney remake to receive PG-13 rating
Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World getting a makeover

The Disney Parks Blog has announced that Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World will be receiving a makeover. Jason Kirk, Vice President of Magic Kingdom Park, said, “Cinderella first transformed into a princess 70 years ago this week when the animated classic was released—and ever since, her courage and kindness have been inspiring guests and […]

Recess voice actor Jason Davis passes away at 35
Sonic the Hedgehog speeds into the record books with best video game opening ever

After a production and release date delay thanks to a last minute decision by Paramount to have its lead character completely redesigned following fan backlash, everything ended up working out pretty well for Sonic the Hedgehog. If current estimates hold up, it enjoyed the best opening weekend ever for a movie based off a video […]

See Onward a week early or in a marathon with other Pixar films

You can see Pixar’s upcoming film Onward a week before it’s released at select theatres, including two of the biggest theatre chains in the United States — Regal (at over 90 theatres) and AMC (check your local listings). The showing is on February 29th at 3pm local time. A much smaller number of theatres are […]

Rick Moranis to return to Honey, I Shrunk the Kids franchise with Shrunk
Aladdin sequel officially in the works
The Best of the 2010s

With the 2010s now behind us, it’s the perfect time to look back at the best of what the past decade in animation had to offer. But instead of giving you our views, we asked “What were YOUR picks for the best animated films from the last ten years?”

Tom & Jerry: 80 years of cat vs. mouse
Visual Effects Society not purring over joke at expense of Cats at Oscars
Sonic director opens up about “anxiety” over lead character’s redesign
Watch Randy Newman’s Toy Story 4 Oscars performance

It wasn’t only “Elsas from around the world” who took the stage at the Oscars last night. Randy Newman was also present to perform his Oscar-nominated song I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away from Toy Story 4. Newman was a double nominee for the evening, as he was also recognized for his musical score […]