netflix voltron series

Last month, we learned that DreamWorks Animation and Netflix were teaming up to resurrect Voltron, brining the beloved animated series to a generation via streaming. Now, thanks to the release of a new poster, we have our first look at the show’s logo and full title, as well as a silhouette of the big guy himself. If you’re the kind of person who has strong opinions on what cartoon robots should look like (and don’t worry, we’re all the kind of person who has strong opinions on what cartoon robots should look like), feel free to nitpick away.

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit Book

Nearly 28 years after hitting theaters, Who Framed Roger Rabbit? remains an impressive marvel of motion picture as a groundbreaking mesh of live-action and animation in a way that nobody had ever really seen before. But did you know that the film was actually based on a book that was drastically different from what we see in the movie?

Robert Zemeckis‘ film Who Framed Roger Rabbit? was based on a 1981 novel called Who Censored Robert Rabbit? by Gary K. Wolf (you can pick it up right here if you’re curious), and when you compare the movie to the book, you’ll see quite a number of changes, including a lack of Judge Doom and his weasels and the presence of a much more conniving Jessica Rabbit. A 13-minute video essay dives deep into the differences between the Who Framed Roger Rabbit book and movie, and you can watch it below. Read More »

new disney art

A new batch of posters inspired by Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Pixar’s Inside Out have been revealed and they gone on sale today. If you’re an animation fan, an appreciator of pop culture art, and currently have some blank walls in your home that could use a little color, you should take note. These prints are limited editions, so they won’t last forever. Here’s what you need to know.

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Ice Age Collision Course trailer

Just as no one could have predicted back in 2001 that The Fast and the Furious would be the start of a box office juggernaut spanning ten installments across two decades, it seems doubtful anyone in 2002 would’ve guessed Ice Age would spawn a major movie franchise. And yet here we are in 2016, eyeballing a new trailer for the fifth film in the series, Ice Age: Collision Course.

While Ice Age has never been the buzziest of properties, these films are nothing if not reliable. They arrive every three or four years to tepid reviews, and then proceed to absolutely crush it at the box office. The four films so far have grossed a collective $2.8 billion worldwide; only a fool would bet against the fifth one becoming one of this year’s big commercial hits. So what do you and the children in your life have to look forward to this summer? Watch the new Ice Age: Collision Course trailer after the jump.  Read More »

the wolverine 3

If you like movies with numbers in their titles, Sequel Bits is the news round-up for you! In today’s edition:

  • Hugh Jackman offers an update on The Wolverine 3.
  • Transformers 5 will begin filming very soon.
  • Toni Collette joins XXX 3: The Return of Xander Cage.
  • Yes, Cars 3 will bring new Cars toys.
  • Kung Fu Panda 3 does something very new…
  • Jerry Bruckheimer is still trying to make Top Gun 2 happen.

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Animals

Animals might be the weirdest, craziest, most interesting television show in a long time. The new HBO show feels like someone took a funny clever animated short film from the Sundance Film Festival and adapted it into a television series. The result feels like nothing else on television.

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Michael Sheen Joins ‘Finding Dory’

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The Finding Nemo sequel Finding Dory hits theaters in just a handful of months and we haven’t seen much. Because Pixar Animation Studios operates almost completely off the grid in Emeryville, we often don’t find out about some of the voice cast until the month or so before release.

But every once in a while an actor slips up and reveals themselves as part of a new Pixar animated feature. This time the actor is Golden Globe-nominated actor Michael Sheen (Kingdom of Heaven, The Queen, Masters of Sex). Hit the jump for more on the Michael Sheen Finding Dory casting.

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ZOOTOPIA

Talking animals are nothing new in the world of Disney animated features, but Zootopia takes them to a whole new level by presenting an entire city built, populated, and run by mammals. There are hamster businessmen, shrew mobsters, and a lion mayor. Our protagonists are a fox con artist (voiced by Jason Bateman) and a rabbit police officer (voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin). And they all have one thing in common: they really, really love making animal puns.

A new Zootopia clip addresses the very literal “elephant in the room,” while another offers a peek at “Zoogle,” the animal version of Google. There’s also one more Zootopia trailer that offers a better look at Nick’s (Bateman) scamming ways. Check it all out after the jump.  Read More »

The Secret Life of Pets trailer

Illumination Entertainment’s The Secret Life of Pets promises to reveal just what these creatures get up to when we’re not around, and the answers so far have ranged from obvious (eating human food they aren’t supposed to) to shocking (headbanging to heavy metal). Now the latest trailer starts to shape those cute little secrets into an actual story.

Louis C.K. voices Max, a terrier living in New York City. He loves life with his owner Katie (Ellie Kemper), and is dismayed when she brings home a new “brother” for Max, a big sloppy mutt named Duke (Eric Stonestreet). One thing leads to another, and before they know it Max and Duke find themselves caught up in an army of abandoned pets led by a bunny named Snowball (Kevin Hart). Watch The Secret Life of Pets trailer after the jump. Read More »