Posted on Thursday, September 15th, 2016 by Angie Han
Disney’s next new animated adventure is preparing to set sail, and to help us all get ready for the journey they’ve released a brand-new full-length trailer. Moana stars Auli’i Cravalho as a young Polynesian princess who sets out on a daring voyage to save her people. Also along for the ride are her rooster Heihei (Alan Tudyk) and the demigod Maui (Dwayne Johnson). Watch the Moana trailer below. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, September 15th, 2016 by Jack Giroux
At Comic-Con, DreamWorks showed 15 minutes from their upcoming animated film Trolls. Based on the toys from the ’90s, it looked like co-directors Mike Mitchell (Sky High) and Walter Dohn‘s (SpongeBob SquarePants) were aiming higher than most movies based on toys. For starters, its soundtrack is produced by Justin Timberlake, who recorded his first single for the film since 2013. Some of the music choices added personality to the animation, but one sequence played to Gorillaz’ “Clint Eastwood,” as unsubtle as that sounds, made Trolls look more charming than we may have expected before Comic-Con.
Below, watch the new Trolls trailer.
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This season of Star Wars Rebels is shaping up to be a big one for fans of the stories that became Star Wars Legends when Disney took over Lucasfilm. A whole series of tales that took place within the Star Wars universe were retconned favor of a future where all of the stories that took place in a galaxy far, far away were officially tied together by the same continuity. But now one of the most beloved bad guys from Star Wars Legends will become canon again this season as Grand Admiral Thrawn enters the fray.
The blue-skinned Imperial superior officer was revealed to be joining the animated series on Disney XD during Star Wars Celebration in July, and now with the season premiere of Star Wars Rebels nearly upon us, a new trailer gives us more of a taste of the danger he poses to our Rebel heroes.
Watch the new Star Wars Rebels season 3 trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, September 12th, 2016 by Angie Han
Since Despicable Me, Illumination Entertainment has established itself as a go-to source for sturdy family entertainment. Their films may not reach the artistic heights of Pixar or Disney, but you can generally count on them to be perfectly pleasant and inoffensive, able to entertain the kids without annoying the parents.
Sing is Illumination’s first musical, but otherwise it’s cut from the same cloth as the company’s other films. While not especially deep, the combination of a star-studded cast and an equally star-studded music catalogue make for a fun time. It’s light and sweet and pretty as cotton candy, and it dissolves from memory just as quickly. Read More »
Let’s get dangerous. That’s the tagline uttered by the caped crusader known as Darkwing Duck. The crimefighting mallard hit the airwaves in the early 90s, shortly after Disney’s other duck-centric animated series DuckTales went off the air and headed into theaters with its own movie, DuckTales: Treasure of the Lost Lamp. Since both the shows hailed from Disney, had anthropomorphic ducks, and shared two characters, many assumed that Darkwing Duck was a spin-off of DuckTales. However, the creator of Darkwing Duck has just confirmed that’s not the case.
So why isn’t Darkwing Duck connected to DuckTales? Find out after the jump. Read More »
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Since Batman: The Killing Joke got plenty of people into theaters, Fathom Events is bringing the next animated movie from Warner Bros. and DC Comics to the big screen as well.
As we’ve seen previously, Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders is bringing classic 1966 Batman TV series stars Adam West and Burt Ward back as Batman and Robin for a new animated adventure that sees them facing off against all of their deadliest foes yet again. Fans will have a chance to catch the animated flick in theaters for one night only, just before it becomes available on Digital HD.
Get the details on when you can catch Batman Return of the Caped Crusaders in theaters below. Read More »
Over a year ago, we learned that Warner Bros. Pictures was going to reboot the Scooby-Doo film franchise with a new animated take on Mystery Incorporated and their scaredy-dog named Scooby-Doo. At the time, live-action Scooby-Doo producers Charles Roven and Richard Suckle were on board with Tony Cervone of the 2010 animated series Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated attached to direct. Now the animation director will be getting some help from a live-action comedy director.
Dax Shepard, who previously was at the helm of the sparsely seen Hit & Run and the forthcoming big screen adaptation of the TV series CHiPs, will co-direct the animated Scooby-Doo movie with Tony Cervone. Find out more below. Read More »
If you’re a big fan of Pixar Animation, there’s a good chance that you’ve heard of The Pixar Theory. Originally created by Jon Negroni, The Pixar Theory proposes that every single movie from the animation studio actually takes place within the same universe by finding little threads to connect each and every movie to each other somehow. But despite the fact that Pixar movies contain easter eggs referencing some of the other Pixar movies, it’s just a theory in the end.
But what if characters from the Pixar movies could actually run into each other? Tom Hanks was recently a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which just so happens to be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, the voice of the titular forgetful fish in Finding Dory. And while they were talking about working on Pixar movies, Hanks decided to have the audience close their eyes while he and Ellen improvised a quick scene where Woody from Toy Story meets Dory, and the result is as funny and adorable as you’d expect.
Watch as Woody meets Dory on The Ellen DeGeneres Show below. Read More »
Artist Patrick Schoenmaker has spent the last five years creating an animated Indiana Jones movie which will finally be released online in late September 2016. The whole thing started around the release of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull when Schoenmaker was commissioned by Lucasfilm and ACME Archives to create a print envisioning Indiana Jones as an animated cartoon. And while Lucasfilm had no interest in seeing a cartoon version of Indy, Patrick just couldn’t stop thinking of the possibility and had to bring it to life as a fan project. Five years later and the Indiana Jones animated movie is almost complete. Hit the jump to learn more and see some art from this project.
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