How Frozen Should Have Ended

When it was first released, no one would have guessed Frozen would become the highest grossing animated film ever. Sure the reviews were solid and the music wonderful, but to some, it felt a tad off. The whole idea of Elsa “letting go” after being locked away like an animal gave the film a slightly off-putting feeling. At least to me.

If you don’t know what I mean, the team at How It Should Have Ended say it better than I ever could. They’ve created their latest video based on the hit film and it hilariously raises some big questions about the parents of Anna and Elsa. There might even be a cameo from a certain popular Marvel Comics series in there.

Below, watch How Frozen Should Have Ended. Read More »

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Jay and Silent Bob

A new Kevin Smith movie is coming out in a few weeks. Kind of. Fresh off last year’s small theatrical tourJay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie hits on demand May 6. Smith wrote and provides his voice to the film, leaving the directorial duties to Steve Stark. In this Askewneverse animated film, everyone’s favorite New Jersey stoners, Jay and Silent Bob, win the lottery and use the cash to turn into their crime fighting alter-egos, Bluntman and Chronic.

A longer trailer hit last year but a new poster and trailer have now been released for the on-demand release. Check them both out below. Read More »

The Lego Movie

Details about Lego Movie 2 are being kept under wraps, but one thing Chris McKay says we can expect is more female characters. Also after the jump:

  • Ivan Reitman is still gung-ho about Ghostbusters 3
  • Camera tests are underway for Jurassic World
  • Karl Urban wants you to sign the Dredd 2 petition
  • Those “Penelope Cruz for Bond 24” rumors might be true
  • Kevin James has a new love interest for Paul Blart 2
  • Here’s another How to Train Your Dragon poster
  • Check out some Mad Max: Fury Road concept art

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new How to Train Your Dragon 2 trailer

The big character reveal that some people probably wanted to avoid in the last full trailer for How to Train Your Dragon 2 is front and center in this new one. So that’s a warning, but at this point, it seems like the studio is determined to give that particular point away. The trade-off is that this trailer for the film is absolutely gigantic, with a lot more information about precisely who and what Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and the dragon Toothless will be facing this time. The image above is a hint, and it also involves a sheep. That’s all you need to know — check out the new How to Train Your Dragon 2 trailer below. Read More »

Planes Fire and Rescue Ryker

For the first time in nearly a decade, 2014 won’t provide fans with a Pixar film. The closest thing is probably Planes: Fire and Rescue, the sequel to 2013′s Cars spinoff, Planes. (Disney’s Big Hero 6, out in November, is in the mix too, but there’s no trailer yet). In this sequel, Dusty (Dane Cook) is forced to leave racing and decides to go for a more noble calling, “Fire and Rescue.” However, it’ll be tough to gain the respect of his peers coming from such a pampered lifestyle.

Below, check out a brand new Planes Fire and Rescue trailer, some new characters (who are Cars, not Planes) as well as a list of new cast members including Ed Harris, Wes Studi, Fred Willard, Jerry Stiller, Erik Estrada, John Michael Higgins, Hal Holbrook, Kevin Richardson and Patrick Warburton. It opens July 18. Read More »

Wreck-It Ralph sequel

Wreck-It Ralph may not have been a box office juggernaut on the order of Frozen, but it was still a pretty big hit when it landed in 2012. Talk of a potential Wreck-It Ralph sequel began swirling not long afterward, but there’s been no official confirmation that any such movie would actually happen — until now.

Composer Henry Jackman has revealed that a Wreck-It Ralph 2 is being written as we speak, although it remains a mystery when we’ll actually get to see the movie. Hit the jump to read his comments.

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The Math of Pixar

What did we really learn from our high school math classes, and how much have we used those learned skills in the real world? While I haven’t used much of my advanced math education in my film blogging career, the movies we watch couldn’t exist without these calculations. Pixar Research Lead Tony DeRose gave a TED Talk talking about how Pixar uses math to create their magical computer animated feature films that we have come to love.

DeRose delves into the math behind the animations, explaining how arithmetic, trigonometry and geometry help bring Woody and the rest of your favorite characters to life.

Watch the TED Talk video embedded after the jump to learn about the math of Pixar movies.
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‘Shaun the Sheep’ Teaser: Shaun Gets His Own Movie

Shaun the Sheep teaser

First introduced in the 1995 Wallace & Gromit short film A Close Shave, Shaun the Sheep is finally getting his very own feature. Aardman Animation has just released the first Shaun the Sheep teaser, and it’s full of exactly the kind of clever yet kid-friendly humor the studio has become known for. Watch it after the jump.

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