At the end of the summer, we got a glimpse of Surf’s Up 2: WaveMania, a sequel to the 2007 animated comedy that followed a young penguin named Cody Maverick (Shia LaBeouf) as he took part a big surfing competition. This time, Cody Maverick is hitting the waves again, voiced by someone completely new, as he joins a whole new crew of surfers who just so happened to be voiced by WWE superstar wrestlers John Cena, Undertaker, Triple H, Paige and Vince McMahon.
Now a new Surf’s Up 2 trailer has arrived, showing us exactly why this is a straight-to-DVD and VOD title instead of getting a theatrical release. Read More »
As children of the 1990s get more and more nostalgic for the decade that is now over a decade old itself, we’re bound to see movies studios and TV networks going back to the well for more film and TV revivals. One such project is Space Jam 2, the sequel to the Warner Bros. Pictures live-action animated hybrid that had NBA superstar Michael Jordan team up with the Looney Tunes for an intergalactic basketball game.
Space Jam 2 has been rumored for years, but the rumors became more solid when director Justin Lin became attached to the project with NBA player and Trainwreck star LeBron James on board to lead the movie. Many are skeptical this will ever happen, so in the meantime, Foot Locker created a commercial that acts as a sort of mini-Space Jam 2, but with NBA player Blake Griffin stepping up to play the Monstars this time.
Watch the Foot Locker Space Jam commercial after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Mondo has always had a good eye for making pop culture posters that appeal to something primal in a specific fandom – their artists tap into imagery that remind us why we love something in the first place. And now, they’re coming for the ’90s kids.
The Austin-based art and collectibles company has officially announced their next gallery show, which will be based around Nickelodeon shows, touching on both the classic and recent entries in the network’s line-up.
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As of now, Illumination Entertainment’s animated comedy The Secret Life of Pets is sitting at #3 on the domestic list of the highest grossing movies of 2016. That’s not likely to last once Rogue One: A Star Wars Story storms the charts, but with a worldwide box office total over $874 million, the movie is still a hit. That’s a shame, because it’s not good.
I’ve already lamented in my full review just how disappointing this movie is, despite the fact that kids love it, and now Honest Trailers takes some jabs at the movie that are right on the money. They start by saying the movie is like Toy Story, but with out all the toys, heart, humor or story structure, and that’s being nice.
Watch the Secret Life of Pets Honest Trailer after the jump. Read More »
If it’s been a while since you’ve seen Tim Burton’s Batman from 1989, you might not remember that Billy Dee Williams played District Attorney Harvey Dent. In fact, the original plan for Batman Forever before Joel Schumacher took over for Tim Burton was to have the Star Wars star reprise his role and become the Gotham City villain Two-Face. Sadly, we never got to see that happen. But that’s about to change.
The LEGO Batman Movie is bringing the building block version of the Dark Knight back to the big screen, and after seeing the trailers, it’s one of our most anticipated movies of 2017. Now we have even more reason to be excited because Billy Dee Williams will be voicing Two-Face in the animated movie. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 by Angie Han
In celebration of its 15th anniversary, Spirited Away is headed back into theaters for a very limited run next month. And while you’re probably familiar with that Studio Ghibli classic already, it’ll be bringing with it something you’ve probably never seen before. Playing after Spirited Away will be Ghiblies: Episode 2, a Studio Ghibli short film that’s never been released in North America.
Head below to check out a Ghiblies: Episode 2 clip, and get all details on its U.S. theatrical release with Spirited Away. Read More »
Pixar has released the first teaser trailer for Cars 3, which hints at a dramatic turn for the John Lasseter-created animated franchise. We’ve also updated this post with the newly released Cars 3 teaser poster.
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If you didn’t catch Moana over the holiday weekend, you’re missing out on one of the best movies Walt Disney Animation has ever made. It’s an outstanding adventure full of gorgeous animation, a powerful story about identity with a strong female character at its center who doesn’t need romance to have a complete story.
But one of the best elements of Moana is the soundtrack of original songs crafted by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, composer Mark Mancina and South Pacific fusion musician Opetaia Foa’i. And if you need any more convincing to see Moana, or you just want to watch one of the most fun musical numbers from the movie again and again, we have good news. The entire musical sequence where Dwayne Johnson‘s demigod character Maui sings the song “You’re Welcome,” has been made available to watch online.
Watch the Moana clip after the jump. Read More »
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The history of Tim Burton‘s squashed Superman film, Superman Lives, has been well documented. Just last year there was Jon Schnepp‘s documentary, The Death of “Superman Lives”: What Happened?, which featured writer-director Kevin Smith discussing his time on the comic book movie. Now, Smith says he still wouldn’t mind seeing the script he wrote realized, at least in animation.
Below, learn more about Kevin Smith’s hopes for a Superman Lives script.
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Posted on Monday, November 28th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
With December just around the corner, we’re about to plunge face-first into awards season. Before we even get to the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Independent Spirit Awards, we’ll hear from every major critics group across the United States. But before that, we can peruse the 2016 Annie Awards nominees, which look the honor the best in animated films and television. While the Annie’s don’t always agree with the Oscars, the nominees here may provide a preview of what to expect from this category in the months ahead.
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