Tag Archives: Theatrical

Third Boxtrolls Trailer

boxtrollsLaika Entertainment’s newest stop-motion fea­ture film The Box­trolls has a spiffy new trailer online today. The stu­dio which brought us Para­Nor­man in 2012 and Cora­line three years before that looks to repeat again with an incred­i­bly crafted film. Orig­i­nally titled Here Be Mon­sters, the film is a 3D stop-motion and CG hybrid ani­mated feature.

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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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Sony Updates Animated Feature Film Roster

sony_pictures_animationSony Pic­tures Dig­i­tal Pro­duc­tions Pres­i­dent Bob Osher has set out more par­tic­u­lars on the stu­dios com­ing ros­ter of ani­mated films. Updat­ing three and adding a fourth film, Osher said: “I am really excited by the vari­ety of our upcom­ing projects as well as the amaz­ing tal­ent work­ing on them.” Two of the films in process are sequels to pre­vi­ous Sony projects, and one is a rework of a pop­u­lar ani­mated char­ac­ter; only one is an orig­i­nal project for the studio.

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Frozen And Mr. Hublot Win Gold Man

Frozen_4As expected, Disney’s Frozen won the Best Ani­mated Film Oscar at tonight’s Acad­emy Awards cer­e­mony. The film, which is near­ing one bil­lion dol­lars in total box office, beat out four other films to take the honor. This is The Walt Dis­ney Studio’s first win of the Best Ani­mated Fea­ture award since its intro­duc­tion in 2002.

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Louis C.K. To Get Illuminated

illuminations_pet_filmIllu­mi­na­tion Enter­tain­ment is not con­tent to rest on the lau­rels of their Oscar nom­i­na­tions and sequel pro­duc­tions… Chris Meledandri’s ani­ma­tion com­pany is rush­ing head-first into an aggres­sive pro­duc­tion sched­ule. Barely ten days after announc­ing a third Despi­ca­ble Me and a new Dr. Seuss film, Illu­mi­na­tion has added another film to their release slate, an as-yet Unti­tled Pet Movie set for release Feb­ru­ary 12, 2016.

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Maleficent Dream Trailer

MaleficentDis­ney pre­miered a new trailer for Malef­i­cent, the live-action adap­tion of the Dis­ney ver­sion of Sleep­ing Beauty. We see a lot more of Angelina Jolie as Malef­i­cent, and it is impres­sive. The new look at the film was first shown as an ad dur­ing Sun­day night’s Grammy awards show. The first look trailer was pretty hard to judge the film by; this new trailer seems give a lot bet­ter look at what to expect from this new film.

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Paperman Director Lands At Paramount

JohnKahrsThe Oscar-winning direc­tor of Disney’s  Paper­man- John Kahrs– has turned up across the street at Para­mount for his next project. Kahrs’ Oscar last year for the Dis­ney ani­mated short was the stu­dios first win in that divi­sion in the  since 1969’s It’s Tough To Be A Bird. His new project will be Shedd, a fea­ture film with no release date yet set.

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Frozen Wins Best Produced

Frozen_4As it steam­rolls it’s way toward February’s Oscars, Frozen wins another award, this one for Pro­ducer Peter Del Vecho. The 25th Annual Pro­duc­ers Guild Awards were awarded last night at the Bev­erly Hilton hotel in Bev­erly Hills. In an non-animated stun­ner, this years com­pe­ti­tion fea­tured the first tie for the top film prize in the PGAs’ 25-year his­tory. Live-action films Grav­ity and 12 Years A Slave shared the Dar­ryl F. Zanuck Award for Out­stand­ing Pro­ducer of The­atri­cal Motion Pictures.

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You Knew It Was Coming– DM3

despicable_me_3Uni­ver­sal announced the release date for the fol­low up to the Academy-Award nom­i­nated Despi­ca­ble Me 2; Despi­ca­ble Me 3 will hit the­aters on June 30, 2017. No other infor­ma­tion for the film, like cast or sto­ry­line have been announced. Two other films were announced at thew same time– an orig­i­nal story and a reboot of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

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Animated Film Oscar Nominations

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Oscar

Oscar Time!

This morn­ing in Hol­ly­wood, Chris Hemsworth announced the nom­i­nees for this year’s Acad­emy Awards. In the ani­ma­tion world, there are a few sur­prises, like no nom­i­na­tions for Pixar, either for fea­ture or short. Only five films were con­sid­ered for Best Ani­mated Fea­ture this year, despite a large field of pos­si­ble con­tenders. Best Ani­mated Short fea­tures a wide swath of for­eign shorts, with only one from the US.

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