When the second episode of Star Wars Rebels co-starred C-3PO and R2-D2, you realized they weren’t shying away from recognizable characters. The story of Kanan, Ezra and the rest of the Rebels will primarily take place parallel to anything going on with Obi-Wan Kenobi, the young Skywalkers and more but the Empire is the Empire. And if the Rebels are fighting against it, they’re really fighting against two people: The Emperor and Darth Vader.
But, as we know from the original trilogy, The Emperor is mostly behind the scenes. Vader is his who, at the time of Rebels, is “hunting down and destroying the Jedi.” He’s the boss of The Inquisitor, the primary villain in the series so when Rebels goes to the masses on October 26, Darth Vader will make a brief cameo.
But you already knew that. Below, see what Star Wars Rebels Darth Vader is going to look like. Read More »
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Disney has released a new poster for Toy Story That Time Forgot, Pixar’s latest Toy Story TV special which will premiere Tuesday December 2nd 2014 at 8:00pm on ABC. The new poster reveals the Battlesaurs, ”the coolest set of action figures ever.” Hit the jump to see the new Toy Story That Time Forgot poster.
Werner Herzog wants to teach you about penguins. We had no idea that the filmmaker with one of the world’s best voices had lent his talents to the DreamWorks Animation spin-off The Penguins of Madagascar. And yet here he is, as the voice of a documentarian leading a crew shooting footage of penguins in their natural habitat. Herzog’s presence in a kids film turns out to be just as great as you’d hope. As March of the Penguins parodies go, the only way this could be any better is if Morgan Freeman’s omniscient narrator showed up to get into a fist-fight with Herzog’s documentarian. Check out the Werner Herzog Penguins of Madagascar appearance in the extended clip below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, October 10th, 2014 by Angie Han
Two years ago, most people had no idea who the Guardians of the Galaxy were. They were so unknown, in fact, that a lot of the early marketing poked fun at the Guardians’ relative obscurity. (“Who?”) But one record-breaking summer movie later, Star-Lord is the hottest rising star in Hollywood and Groot is everyone’s new best friend.
They’re so popular, in fact, that they’re now getting their own TV show. Marvel announced today that an animated Guardians of the Galaxy TV series will be coming to Disney XD in 2015. Hit the jump to see the first Guardians of the Galaxy TV series test footage and key art.
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“Darkness! No parents! The opposite of light!” People liked the Lego version of Batman so much in The Lego Movie that Warner Bros. has fast-tracked development on a Lego Batman spinoff movie.
In fact, while WB still plans to make The Lego Movie 2 eventually, this Batman spinoff is basically taking its place. Chris McKay, who acted as animation supervisor on Lego Movie, will now direct the Lego Batman movie, from a script by Seth Grahame-Smith. Read More »
Most of what we’ve seen from Big Hero 6 involves the young inventor Hiro at home with his not-yet-armored inflatable robot Baymax. That stuff has been entertaining, but now you can see the film’s villain, along with a trailer-length blast of action featuring the story’s entire team of would-be heroes. At New York Comic Con Disney Animation debuted a sizzle reel trailer for the film that will give casual viewers a much better idea of the look of the film, the characters, and the action as they all come together. Any Baymax is still cute as hell, even when encased in imposing armor. Check out the Big Hero 6 NYCC trailer below. Read More »
DHX Media, the company behind the Paddington film and in-development TV re-do of Inspector Gadget, is now working with Sony Animation to create a Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs TV series. The show will consist of 22-minute CG-animated episodes that follow at least the basic concept of the two films. But there’s mention of this being a “re-imagined” version of the two-film series, so things might be changed for the TV incarnation. Read More »
Earlier this summer, a group of journalists was invited to Disney Animation Studios in Burbank, CA to learn about the impressive process that went into their latest film Big Hero 6. Big Hero 6 is based on, but not linked to, a Marvel comic book of the same name. That makes it the first Disney animated Marvel movie and while the comic and film share very little in common two things they do share are the focus on action and emotion.
We posted a nice long piece about all of the cool tidbits we learned about the film but, we also got a chance to sit down with some of the lead creators of the film. You’ve already seen our interview with the story guys and now, we’ve got an interview directors Don Hall and Chris Williams. Hall (Winnie the Pooh) was specifically tasked by John Lasseter to make a movie based on Marvel and Williams (Bolt) was brought on later to help with the load.
In our interview we talk about pitching a story to John Lasseter, working on the film’s music, creating some of the superhero personas, the genesis of the project and more. Below, read our interview with the men responsible for Big Hero 6. Read More »
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