Tag Archives: Sequel

Incredibles Animated Sequel

incredibles_2Dis­ney CEO Bob Iger con­firmed to the Dis­ney share­holder meet­ing that Pixar is actively work­ing on a sequel to their 2004 hit film The Incred­i­bles. While very lit­tle other infor­ma­tion was released, Iger did state the orig­i­nal direc­tor Brad Bird was work­ing on the script for The Incred­i­bles 2. Iger also men­tioned the stu­dio is in work on a sec­ond sequel to Cars, Cars 3.

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Hotel Transylvania to Open Again With 2015 Sequel

Hotel Transylvania 2

Hotel Tran­syl­va­nia 2

Sony Pic­tures Ani­ma­tion will release a sequel to sleeper Hotel Tran­syl­va­nia, said an unnamed spokesman for the stu­dio. Set for release in 2015, the movie is ten­ta­tively titled Hotel Tran­syl­va­nia 2.

No direc­tor is cur­rently attached to the sequel. Gen­ndy Tar­takovsky, direc­tor of the orig­i­nal film, will be in charge of SPA’s Pop­eye.

Hotel Tran­syl­va­nia has grossed more than $250 mil­lion world­wide so far. It opened to $42.5 mil­lion in North Amer­ica and $50.6 over­seas, set­ting a new record for a Sep­tem­ber opening.

In the orig­i­nal film, Adam San­dler voiced Drac­ula, owner of the five-star resort of the movie’s title. Other mon­sters included Mur­ray the Mummy (Cee Lo Green), Frankenstein’s Mon­ster (Kevin James) and Grif­fin the Invis­i­ble Man (David Spade). Dracula’s daugh­ter Mavis was voiced by Selena Gomez.

Marvel Animation To Create Avengers Sequel

Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United

Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United

Mar­vel Ani­ma­tion is team­ing the big green guy with Tony Stark in an all new fea­ture film. Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United is a direct-to-video ani­mated film that will team the two up to bat­tle the energy crea­ture Zzzax.

The two ride off together at the end of the hit film The Avengers, prompt­ing some to spec­u­late as to a team­ing of Iron Man and The Hulk. This ani­mated film seems to be that team­ing, albeit not offi­cially. There are at least two more films in the live-action series of The Avengers.

In Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United, Zzzax’s ori­gin is explored. He wrecks havoc on the east coast of the United States. Hulk and Iron Man ini­tially think the other is to blame, but team up to fight Zzzax when they real­ize their mistake.

Adrian Pas­dar will voice Tony Stark/Iron Man and Fred ­Tatas­ciore reprises his role as Bruce Banner/The Hulk. Vet­eran voice actor Dee Bradley Baker takes on the energy crea­ture Zzzax.

Pro­duced in a hybrid of com­puter gen­er­ated and hand-made art, the film has a whole new style for Mar­vel Ani­ma­tion. Below are a cou­ple early pro­mo­tional images Mar­vel released to Enter­tain­ment Weekly show­ing the new char­ac­ter designs.

The Hulk- Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United

The Hulk– Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United

Iron Man- Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United

Iron Man– Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United

Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United releases to DVD on April 23, 2013.

via ew.com (http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/10/04/iron-man-hulk-heroes-united-first-look-at-marvel-animations-debut-movie-exclusive/)

Release date set for Untitled Minions Project

The Minions

The Min­ions

Uni­ver­sal Pic­tures’ “Unti­tled Min­ions Project,” a spin-off from the block­buster movie Despi­ca­ble Me, will be released Decem­ber 19, 2014, the stu­dio announced Tues­day night.

Pro­duced by Illu­mi­na­tion Enter­tain­ment and released by Uni­ver­sal, the orig­i­nal Despi­ca­ble Me had a $543 mil­lion world­wide gross dur­ing its 2010 release. The sequel Despi­ca­ble Me 2 is sched­uled to reach the­aters July 3, 2013.

The pop­u­lar lit­tle yel­low crea­tures will be fea­tured in the spin-off. How­ever, the com­edy adventure’s plot hasn’t been announced.

To be released in 3D-CG, the film will be pro­duced by Illumination’s Chris Meledan­dri and Janet Healy, with Chris Renaud as exec­u­tive pro­ducer. Pierre Cof­fin will direct.

Brian Lynch has writ­ten the screen­play. Kyle Balda will co-direct.

Chastain makes animation debut in “Madagascar 3″

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

Mada­gas­car 3: Europe’s Most Wanted

Jes­sica Chas­tain, gain­ing crit­i­cal atten­tion for her work on the movie The Help, will make her ani­ma­tion debut in Mada­gas­car 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, Dream­Works Ani­ma­tion announced Friday.

Chas­tain, also of Tree of Life, will voice a new char­ac­ter, Gia the jaguar.

Also join­ing the film’s voice cast are Break­ing Bad star Bryan Cranston (also of Mal­colm in the Mid­dle) and come­dian Mar­tin Short (The Mar­tin Short Show, Sat­ur­day Night Live). Cranston will voice a Siber­ian tiger, while Short will por­tray Ste­fano the sea lion.

Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwim­mer, Jada Pin­kett Smith and Sacha Baron Cohen will repeat their ani­mal por­tray­als. Frances McDor­mand was pre­vi­ously announced as a cast member.

Directed by Eric Dar­nell and Con­rad Ver­non, the three­quel is sched­uled for release June 8.

Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Glo­ria the Hippo and Mel­man the Giraffe are still fight­ing to get home to their beloved Big Apple, and of course, King Julien, Mau­rice and the Pen­guins are all along for the comedic adven­ture,” Friday’s announce­ment said. “Their jour­ney takes them through Europe, where they find the per­fect cover: a trav­el­ing cir­cus, which they rein­vent — Madagascar-style.”

The Mada­gas­car fran­chise has grossed over $1.1 bil­lion at the world­wide box office.

Possible Toy Story 4?

Tom Hanks Woody

Tom Hanks Woody

Tom Hanks was asked if any­one at Pixar has talked to him about voic­ing Woody again on a pos­si­ble Toy Story 4. Hanks was being inter­viewed on BBC Break­fast News on Mon­day while over­seas to pro­mote his new movie Larry Crowne. Hanks not only revealed that he feels con­fi­dent he will be voic­ing Woody in a fourth Toy Story the­atri­cal, but that the Pixar peo­ple are “work­ing on it now.”

It is pos­si­ble that a sequel is being tossed about as a poten­tial fea­ture film. But plenty of ideas get tossed up in the air; it is the really good ones that do come down as the fea­tures PIXAR makes. That is why all twelve of their fea­ture films ruled the box office on release. So at this point, don’t count on it.

Tummy Trouble (1989) — Theatrical Animated Film

CotD: After a 25 year hia­tus from the­atri­cal shorts, Dis­ney released “Tummy Trou­ble” in 1989 ~ http://www.bcdb.com/cartoon/4256-Tummy_Trouble.html

Tummy Trouble (1989) - Theatrical Animated Film

Tummy Trou­ble (1989) — The­atri­cal Ani­mated Film

Tummy Trou­ble (1989) — The­atri­cal Ani­mated Film

Roger Rab­bit is left to baby-sit with the mis­chie­vous Baby Her­man. The infant swal­lows a toy rat­tle, which is just the begin­ning of Roger’s trou­bles. When he rushes the baby to the hos­pi­tal, the duo gets involved in a mul­ti­tude of misadventures.

Watch Tummy Trou­ble at Big Car­toon DataBase

Warners hires writers for “Yogi Bear” movie sequel

Yogi Bear

Yogi Bear

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into Jelly­stone Park, Warner Bros. has signed the team of Joshua Sternin and Jef­frey Ven­ti­m­ilia to write a sequel to last December’s live-action/CG ani­mated movie Yogi Bear.

The two pre­vi­ously col­lab­o­rated on the script for Fox’s Rio and Dream­Works’ Mr. Peabody & Sher­man — the lat­ter set for release in 2004.

Once again, the Yogi opus will be pro­duced by Don­ald De Line and Karen Rosen­felt. Andrew Haas is the exec­u­tive pro­ducer, while Jon Berg is the super­vi­sor for WB.

More suc­cess­ful than first pre­dicted, the ini­tial Yogi hybrid film opened in mid-December with just $16.4 mil­lion at the North Amer­i­can box office. It then showed its claws and made over $100 mil­lion in the United States — and another $100 mil­lion in other countries.

In that film, Brad Copeland joined Sternin and Ven­ti­m­ilia as the scriptwriters.

[Via Vari­ety http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118037674]

Penguins take wing with “Madagascar” spin-off film

Penguins Madagascar

Pen­guins Madagascar

If you never thought that pen­guins could get off the ground, Dream­Works Ani­ma­tion is out to prove otherwise.

The pen­guins of DWA’s Mada­gas­car fran­chise are set to star in their own fea­ture film, with Alan J. School­craft and Brent Simons — the writ­ers of last fall’s Mega­mind — hired to han­dle the project.

School­craft and Simons will write the script and develop the story. Cur­rently, there is no direc­tor or co-directors, and no release date has been set.

Para­mil­i­tary pen­guins Skip­per, Kowal­ski, Pri­vate and Rico will be fea­tured in the movie. They were — and are — sup­port­ing char­ac­ters in the Mada­gas­car films (Mada­gas­car 3 is set for release in 2012).

More on this film at The Big Car­toon Forum

Kung Fu Panda 2 Trailers online Now

Kung Fu Panda 2

Kung Fu Panda 2

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!