Tag Archives: Theatrical

The Look of Mr. Peabody & Sherman

Peabody & ShermanUSA Today has given us our first look at the design for the forth­com­ing Dream­Works fea­ture Mr. Peabody & Sher­man. Based on char­ac­ters from the early six­ties clas­sic Jay Ward series Rocky and His Friends and its seg­ment Peabody’s Improb­a­ble His­tory, the movie fol­lows the lives of a bespec­ta­cled dog and his pet boy Sher­man. The movie is cur­rently sched­uled to hit the­aters on March 07, 2014.

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Khumba Trailer Released

Khumba-1Trig­ger­fish Stu­dios has released the first trailer for its new South African ani­mated film Khumba. This newest fea­ture from Trig­ger­fish Stu­dios opens in South Africa on Octo­ber 25, and will arrive in the­aters and On Demand on Decem­ber 6 in the US and world­wide. It had it’s World Pre­miere at the Toronto Inter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val in Sep­tem­ber of 2013. The film is dis­trib­uted by Mil­len­nium Enter­tain­ment. Khumba is the sec­ond fea­ture film from the stu­dio at the tip of Africa– Trig­ger­fish released Zam­bezia in July of 2012.

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A Tale Of Two Snow Queens

Frozen_4It was the best of ani­ma­tion, it was the worst of ani­ma­tion. Over the next cou­ple months, you will be able to choose for your­self which is the true Queen, and which will be the also ran. One is from Dis­ney, and one is pro­duced in the frozen land of Rus­sia; both are based on the clas­sic tale The Snow Queen By Hans Chris­t­ian Ander­sen… and both, inter­est­ingly enough, have just released new trail­ers in antic­i­pa­tion of their pend­ing releases.

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DreamWorks Adds Two To Head Home

smekdayDream­Works Ani­ma­tion has added two hot names to the voice cast of next year’s Home. Look for come­dian Steve Mar­tin to take on Cap­tain Smek, the leader of the alien race known as Boov. Jen­nifer Lopez is also mov­ing Home, play­ing the teenage girl Tip’s mother. Lopez and Mar­tin join the exist­ing cast of “The Big Bang The­ory” star Jim Par­sons as the alien Oh and singer Rihanna as Tip, the teenage girl.

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Pixar Looking Dry in 2014

dinosaur1For the first time since 2005, Pixar will not have a fea­ture film release in a cal­en­dar year. Dis­ney has just announced that the trou­bled pro­duc­tion The Good Dinosaur has been pushed back to a 2015 release date, leapfrog­ging over Inside Out. This is the sec­ond release date roll back for the film, orig­i­nally intended for this hol­i­day sea­son. Disney’s Frozen took that slot.

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First Teaser Up For Laika’s Boxtrolls

boxtrollsLaika Enter­tain­ment, cre­ators of 2009’s Cora­line and last year’s Acad­emy Ward nom­i­nee Para­Nor­man has just released their first teaser trailer for their next ani­mated film,  The Box­trolls. Set for release on Sep­tem­ber 24, 2014, The Box­trolls will be the first stop-motion ani­mated film directed by Anthony Stac­chi and Gra­ham Annable.

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First Trailer for Disney’s Frozen

FrozenDis­ney has released the first trailer for Frozen, their take on the Snow Queen tale made famous by Hans Chris­t­ian Ander­sen. Set for release this Novem­ber, Frozen is a story that Walt him­self con­sid­ered doing, but never actu­ally started on. A ver­sion was con­sid­ered in 2002. By 2010, Dis­ney shelved that project, then changed its sta­tus to “on hold.” The film gained new life in late 2011. when Dis­ney announced a new title for the project (Frozen), and com­mit­ted to a 2013 release date.

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Disney Announces First Marvel Animated Feature

Big Hero 6

Big Hero 6

Walt Dis­ney Ani­ma­tion has announced their first feature-length ani­mated film based on a Mar­vel prop­erty Big Hero 6. Inspired by a little-known Japan-set Mar­vel series about a team of state-sanctioned super­heroes, the film will cen­ter on a boy named Hiro Hamada and his beloved robot com­pan­ion Bay­Max who join a team of crime fight­ers in a myth­i­cal mashup high-tech city called San Fransokyo.

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Paperman Producer Kristina Reed Flies Out Of Oscars

Kristina Reed

Kristina Reed

Kristina Reed, the pro­ducer of the Acad­emy Award Win­ning ani­mated short Paper­man was escorted from her seat at the awards show shortly after her film won the cov­eted stat­uette. It seems that in her exu­ber­ant mood to cel­e­brate the win, Ms. Reed took to mak­ing paper air­planes, apply­ing a lip-stick kiss, and send­ing the planes into the audi­ence around her.

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Disney Grabs The Oscars

Brave

It was a big night for Dis­ney ani­ma­tion at the Oscars tonight with Dis­ney short Paper­man tak­ing home Best Ani­mated Short, and Disney/PIXAR’s Brave grab­bing the stat­uette for Best Ani­mated Fea­ture. Paper­man had pre­vi­ously won the Annie for Best Short, while Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph had won the Annie for Best Fea­ture Film… so not so much on the Annies pre­dict­ing the Oscars anymore.

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