Posted on Thursday, March 16th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
Aardman Animations may have entered the crowded CG animation world with films like Flushed Away and Arthur Christmas, but the creators of Chicken Run, Shaun the Sheep, and Wallace and Gromit will forever be known for their stop-motion movies. Their latest project, Early Man, looks to be very much in line with their most popular work, taking their instantly identifiable style and applying it to a tribe of none-too-sharp prehistoric people. The film doesn’t hit theaters until next year, but the first trailer has arrived to announce the film’s existence to the world.
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Any Pixar Animation fan can tell you that the computer animation studio loves to sneak characters from their upcoming movies into the preceding releases that hit theaters. We even featured a video that shows off a kind of Russian nesting doll of Pixar characater Easter eggs. But they’re not the only ones to have some fun with their character library.
Walt Disney Animation has been putting character Easter eggs in their movies for years, and a new video points out some of them. It’s not quite as organized like the chronological Pixar video, but it does have some Disney Easter eggs that I wasn’t aware of at all. Watch below! Read More »
In today’s edition of sequel bits:
- The new Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales international poster.
- Jokes about a Hank Marlow (John C. Reilly) prequel to Kong: Skull Island.
- M. Night Shyamalan provides an update on Split 2.
- Director J.A. Bayona and executive producer/co-writer Colin Trevorrow enjoying themselves on the set of the Untitled Jurassic World sequel.
- A theory about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them‘s Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne).
- Seth Rogen on why a Sausage Party 2 is unlikely.
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Posted on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
Pixar is releasing two new movies in 2017. First, we’re getting Cars 3, which feels like something of a safe bet because Pixar sequels are almost always a safe bet (Finding Dory made every last dollar on planet earth last year). But later in 2017, we’re getting Coco, the next film from Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich, and it feels like a less sure move. Of course, Pixar’s “risky” moves have often resulted in some of their absolute best films, so let’s keep that in mind as we watch the first Coco trailer.
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With the live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast arriving in theaters this week, it should come as no surprise that Honest Trailers has taken aim at Disney’s modern animated classic on which it’s based. If you’ve ever thought the story of a woman who falls in love with the hairy cursed prince who forces her to stay in his castle was a bit of a perplexing romance, then you already know what to expect from the Beauty and the Beast Honest Trailer. But the good news is that they continue their streak of parodying songs, if that’s something you enjoy. Read More »
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy already have their own animated series on Disney XD, but last summer at Comic-Con we learned that the dynamic duo known of Rocket Raccoon and Groot would be getting their own web series, and it finally started unfolding this past weekend.
The first episode of Rocket & Groot debuted on the official Disney XD YouTube channel this past weekend, and it’s just the first of 12 total episodes that will be released n the coming weeks. Their adventure begins when their ship starts having some mechanical trouble, leaving them to look for spare parts on a junkyard. Instead, they discover a new ship, one that’s a little outside their price range.
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While summer is reserved for big blockbuster action, there will be a few family friendly endeavors trying to snag the attention of all the kids who will be out of school for the season. There’s The Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, franchise starters like Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie and The Emoji Movie, and threequels such as Pixar’s Cars 3 and Despicable Me 3. And the latter has just showed more of the silliness in store this summer.
Despicable Me 3 brings back Steve Carell as the charmingly (formerly) evil mastermind Gru, but this time The Office star will be pulling double duty as he is also voicing Dru, a long-lost identical twin brother who creates some sibling rivalry. You can see just what Drew is like in the new Despicable Me 3 trailer after the jump. Read More »
After two trips to the live-action world, the Smurfs are back and animated next month. Smurfs: The Last Village shows the adorable little blue humanoids adventure to – you guessed it – The Lost Village. Their latest journey continues to look more appealing the recent live-action films, which were successful overseas but they weren’t the most enjoyable family-friendly movies.
Below, watch the new Smurfs: The Lost Village trailer.
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Earlier this month, Disney unveiled the first trailer for the DuckTales reboot featuring the voices of David Tennant (Scrooge), Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz and Bobby Moynihan (Huey, Dewey & Louie), Beck Bennett (Launchpad McQuack), and Kate Micucci (Webby Vanderquack). While the new voices were a bit off-putting for a fan of the original series, I was actually blown away by the retro design style of this traditional 2D animated show.
Now Disney XD has released another short DuckTales teaser focusing on Donald Duck (voiced by Tony Anselmo in the new series) and it just looks fantastic. Watch the Ducktales teaser, entitled “Donald Duck’s Tales,” below!
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When I was growing up in the ’90s, channels like Nickelodeon, The Disney Channel, and Cartoon Network were gaining popularity and figuring out exactly what they wanted to be in the rapidly expanding world of cable television. The result was plenty of experimental cartoons that maybe shouldn’t have been expressly for kids (such as Ren & Stimpy and Johnny Bravo), but that also meant that there were classic cartoons from decades past that were finding traction with the children of parents who grown up with them a generation before.
In recent years, as each of those networks has expanded their reach of original programming, going so far as to have spin-off channels like Teen Nick and Disney XD. Sadly, this means classic cartoons have gone by the wayside, and there hasn’t been an easy way for those who want to watch shows like Looney Tunes, Tom & Jerry, The Flintstones and more. But that’s about to change with the new Boomerang subscription service.
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