Disney 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.
DreamWorks Mr. Peabody & Sherman has a new clip for you to judge it by. The film, which is due out in theaters on March seventh, is a film based on Jay Wards’ Peabody’s Improbable History, a segment on the long-running Saturday morning series Rocky and His Friends. Long fodder for theatrical films, the show has spawned at least two theatrical films– three if you count the related George of the Jungle.
Canadian and South Korean animated co-production The Nut Job has a new trailer online. Based on Peter Lepeniotis’ 2005 short Surly Squirrel, this film is ToonBox Entertainment’s first feature length film. This film has a planned release date for January 17, 2014, and features the voices of Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Katherine Heigl and Liam Neeson.
Triggerfish 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.
It 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.
Laika 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.
Disney 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.
With DreamWorks Animation’s “Rise Of The Guardians” winning all kinds of awards– even before it is released– the next movie is the company pipeline is starting to get some love. “The Croods” is on deck and ready to show it’s stuff. First look is now available with the first trailer from the animated film now available.
The story of a stone-age family make make you think back to Hanna-Barbera’s The Flintstones, but other than sharing a time-period, there is no similarity. The film takes us back to a previously undiscovered era in the history of our planet known as the Croodaceous, when nature was still a work-in-progress… full of never-before-seen creatures and landscapes.
The Croods stars Nicolas Cage as Grug, the patriarch of the family. As he takes his family intro a dangerous new world, they meet Guy, voiced by Ryan Reynolds, who takes the family on a wilder ride than they ever thought possible. Emma Stone and Catherine Keener are also voices in this film.
The film is directed and written by Chris Sanders (Lilo & Stitch) and Kirk De Micco (Space Chimps). The film is produced by Kristine Belson and Jane Hartwell. The Croods releases to theaters on March 22, 2013 in both stereoscopic 3-D and 2-D.
Sony Pictures Animation troubled production of the 3D animated Hotel Transylvania has something to show for the nearly 10 years in production it has seen. A first trailer. A first look at Adam Sandler’s Dracula as he parades around his stylish resort for overworked monsters.
Hotel Transylvania is the story of Dracula’s lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free from meddling from the human world. But here’s a little-known fact about Dracula: he is not only the Prince of Darkness; he is also a dad.
Currently helmed by Genndy Tartakovsky of Samurai Jack fame, the film has been directed at various times by Anthony Stacchi, David Feiss and Jill Culton. The film has also seen the comings and goings of Miley Cyrus as the voice of Mavis.
The film is produced by Michelle Murdocca, Amy Jupiter, Albie Hecht, and Robert Simonds for Sony Pictures Animation. The film will be released in 3D in selected theaters on September 21, 2012.
The sequel to Illuminations/Universal’s 201 hit Despicable Me, so imaginatively titled Despicable Me 2, has it’s first trailer out. The trailer gives nothing of the plot away, but if you love the little yellow Minions, you will love the new trailer. Or if you love the Beach Boys, you will love it.
Despicable Me 2 is expected to be released in July 2013. Not a whole lot on what the new plot will be, and the trailer is not much help in that regard. Surely Gru will be back, but that is about all we know at this point.