‘Lego Batman’ Casts Michael Cera as Lego Robin

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Lego Batman has found his Lego sidekick. Michael Cera will voice the role of Robin in Warner Bros.’ upcoming Lego Batman feature. He joins Will Arnett, who reprises his role as the Caped Crusader from last year’s The Lego Movie. More details on the Lego Batman Michael Cera casting after the jump.  Read More »

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Wreck It Ralph 2

This fall will mark three years since Wreck-It Ralph hit the big screen, and we’ve yet to hear any updates on progress towards making a sequel. Last we heard from composer Henry Jackman was that a story was in the works, but that’s all he could say.

As of now, we’re still not sure when the sequel will get off the ground, but it sounds like fans don’t need to be worried that it won’t happen. Wreck-It Ralph voice actor John C. Reilly recently appeared at the Galway Film Fleadh in Ireland, and confirmed that he’s signed on for a sequel to the video game based adventure.

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Batman The Killing Joke

One of the most iconic Batman stories of all time is finally getting turned into a movie. Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment have announced plans to adapt Alan Moore and Brian Bolland‘s Batman: The Killing Joke into an animated feature for 2016. Get all the details on the Killing Joke movie after the jump.  Read More »

Hayao Miyazaki Is Making a New Short Film

Hayao Miyazaki short film

We have good and bad news not he Studio Ghibli front. The good news is that “retired” animation master Hayao Miyazaki is making a new short film, with the primary character being a caterpillar. And, surprisingly, it seems that the short could be the animator’s first all-CG work. There are two bits of bad news, however. One is that this short may take up to three years to complete. And, second, you’ll have to travel to Japan to see it. Read More »

Vixen

The CW’s comic book universe continues to expand this summer with CW Seed’s Vixen, the first animated show to join the DC lineup. Megalyn Echikunwoke (The Following) voices lead Mari McCabe, an orphan from Africa who inherits a totem that gives her the powers of animals.

The digital series features several characters from the rest of The CW’s DC-verse, with Stephen Amell (Arrow), Grant Gustin (The Flash), Emily Bett Rickards (Felicity Smoak), and Carlos Valdes (Cisco Ramon) all lending their voices to the show. Watch the first Vixen trailer after the jump. Read More »

Sanjay's Super Team

The next computer animated short film from Pixar Animation Studios is Sanjay’s Super Team, which will be attached to The Good Dinosaur when that feature hits theaters on November 25th 2015.

Thursday at Comic Con, Pixar held a presentation called The Super Story Behind the Pixar Short Sanjay’s Super Team, which also served as the North American premiere of the short. After the jump you can find out what I thought about the film, and the backstory behind the film, which made me experience Sanjay’s Super Team on a level different from other shorts.

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The Iron Giant

Brad Bird‘s The Iron Giant is getting polished and upgraded for a theatrical rerelease. Warner Bros. and Fathom Events announced today that a remastered version of the 1999 animated classic, enhanced with brand-new footage, is coming to cinemas for a limited engagement this fall. More details on the Iron Giant rerelease after the jump.  Read More »

South Park renewed

If the foul-mouthed antics of South Park haven’t gotten old for you after 18 years, then you’ll be happy to know that Comedy Central just solidified a deal for more craziness from the small Colorado mountain town.

Trey Parker and Matt Stone have just struck a new deal with Comedy Central to have South Park renewed for three more seasons, each with 10 episodes. And the network’s deal with Hulu to stream all the episodes, new and old, has just been extended as well. Find out more about the South Park renewal after the jump! Read More »

cars knock-off

So there’s an animated Chinese film called The Autobots that looks to be, not a Transformers movie, but a thinly-veiled copy of Pixar’s Cars. Very thinly veiled. That’s some of the key art for the film, above.

The movie opened in China over this past weekend, and despite the fact that the past month has seen a lot of reporting on the fact that the movie is an obvious Pixar knock-off, audiences there are still complaining about being taken in by the feature.

Now the Cars knock-off director claims he’s never even seen Pixar’s movie. But that’s not even the reason this is funny. The funny bit is that we’ve already seen this argument with Pixar’s Cars before, only last time it was Cars that was being dinged for borrowing from another movie. Read More »