In the mess of trailers before Maleficent this weekend, there was one that quite literally took my breath away. It was not Boxtrolls (which looks good), or Jupiter Rising, but The Book of Life, the new CG animated feature directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez. So full of life, or color, of motion, of raw energy, I sat mesmerized by where animation has taken us. I cannot wait to see this film.
For her portrayals of Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Toronto-born Vancouver performer Andrea Libman, 28, won the Award for Best Voice at the inaugural UBCP/ACTRA Awards.
Two other voice performers in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic had been nominated in the same category: Trevor Devall (Prince Blueblood) and Tabitha St. Germain (many characters).
The UBCP/ACTRA Award for Best Actress went to Camille Sullivan (Sisters & Brothers), while the award for Best Actor was given to Stephen Lobo for Afghan Luke. Also for Sisters & Brothers, Kacey Rohl was named Best Newcomer.
The UBCP/ACTRA Award for Best Stunt was handed out to Phil Mitchell for his work in True Justice: “Urban Warfare.”
Melissa Stubbs received the John Juliani Award of Excellence. The Lorena Gale Woman of Distinction Award was given to Carol Whiteman.
The UBCP/ACTRA Awards ceremony took place Saturday night at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation studios in Vancouver.
Over 130 performances were submitted to the nominating committee, who used a voting system to determine the final nominees.
The nominating committee included UBCP members Blu Mankuma, Brian Markinson, Carmen Moore, David Mylrea, Garvin Cross, Jay Brazeau, John Cassini, Lauro Chartrand, Melissa Stubbs, Robert Moloney, Sarah-Jane Redmond and Sonja Bennett. Where a member of the committee was also submitted for a nomination, they recused themselves from the voting.
The Union of British Columbia Performers (UBCP/ACTRA) is an autonomous branch of ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists), the national organization of professional performers working in the English-language recorded media in Canada. ACTRA represents the interests of 22,000 members across Canada.
Ready for a first look at Tim Burton’s remake of Frankenweenie? Just released, the first trailer from this stop-motion film due out later this year.
Frankenweenie tells the story of a boy named Victor loses his dog and uses the power of science to bring it back to life. Once the others learn of his secret, they set out to create their own monsters, each based on their respective pets and personalities.
A remake of Tim Burton’s earlier short film Frankenweenie. Like the 1984 version, it is a parody of and an homage to the classic 1931 horror film Frankenstein. The film is shot in stop-motion animation, much like Tim Burton’s The Corpse Bride and The Nightmare Before Christmas.
The film will hit theaters on October 5th, and will be released in Disney 3D in selected theaters.
You- and your children- can meet Mickey Mickey Mouse when you go to Disneyland- we all know that. But now they have added a new wrinkle to the mouse: he talks! What do you think- should Mickey talk to guests at Disneyland?
DreamWorks Animation is set to release Kung Fu Panda 2 in theaters May 24.Three trailers have been released on iTunes. We have put up a link for you from our Kung Fu Panda 2 page. Watch the trailers, and see what you think of the new film!
We have also gotten a couple or three teaser posters in for the new adventures of Po and his gang of five. Take a look now!
We have posted the video for the next PIXAR sequel, Cars 2. To be honest, when I first heard the premise of Cars, I thought that might be the first PIXAR flop; boy, was I wrong. Based on this trailer, Cars will be a lot like its bigger brother, Toys Story; the sequels are better than the original.
Watch the trailer and see what you think!