Posted on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 by Angie Han
First introduced in the 1995 Wallace & Gromit short film A Close Shave, Shaun the Sheep is finally getting his very own feature. Aardman Animation has just released the first Shaun the Sheep teaser, and it’s full of exactly the kind of clever yet kid-friendly humor the studio has become known for. Watch it after the jump.
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There’s a new Pink Panther movie on the way, but it won’t feature yet another character related to or inspired by Peter Sellers’ bumbling Inspector Clouseau.
The original series of caper comedy films opened with animated title sequences featuring a quirky pink panther… and those openings spawned a series of cartoon shorts by Friz Freleng and David De Patie that were funny and sometimes strange and impressionistic. (There was also a Saturday morning cartoon series, and in 2010 the Pink Panther and Pals series, but it may be best to avoid talking about that latter show too much.)
Now there’ll be a new hybrid live-action/CG Pink Panther film, derived from those animated title sequences and cartoons. Read More »
Posted on Friday, March 28th, 2014 by Angie Han
T.J. Miller is going to be a Marvel superhero — sort of. The Cloverfield star has boarded the voice cast of Big Hero 6, becoming the first actor to do so.
The animated feature hasn’t gotten much buzz yet, but it should be attracting some attention soon. Not only does it sound very promising, it’s Disney’s first-ever Marvel animated adaptation. Hit the jump to find out whom he’ll be playing.
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Posted on Thursday, March 27th, 2014 by Angie Han
MGM’s Barbershop franchise is opening up again. Also after the jump:
- Chris Pratt is enthusiastically prepping for Jurassic World
- The final installment of Atlas Shrugged sets a release date
- Find out what was shown from Minions at Cinema Con
- A Haunted House 2 poster references Insidious Chapter 2
- Lifetime’s Flowers in the Attic sequel drops a couple of images
- The latest Rio 2 trailer pays homage to Gloria Gaynor
- Watch a cute clip from How to Train Your Dragon 2
- George R.R. Martin posts an excerpt from his next book
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The Simpsons and LEGO are total besties. Milhouse appeared in The LEGO Movie, the Simpsons residence is available as a large set and a LEGO-fied episode of The Simpsons airs in May. To tie all of that together at retail, LEGO will soon release a huge array of Simpsons minifigures. Sixteen characters will be available, all mystery packed, making them ultra-collectable. Below, check out images of all sixteen The Simpsons LEGO minifigures. Read More »
Lost footage from Ralph Bakshi‘s animated film, The Lord of the Rings, finally expands on a scene fans know all too well from Peter Jackson’s trilogy.
Bakshi’s film, released in 1978, tells the story of two J.R.R. Tolkien books, The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers. In the live-action versions by Jackson, those films are linked by Gandalf’s battle with the massive Balrog in the Mines of Moria. Bakshi’s film has a version of that battle, but it’s very sparse and, frankly, pretty cheesy.
Now, after 36 years on the cutting room floor, Bakshi’s full early vision of the epic showdown has come to light via lost animation cells Check out some Lord of the Rings lost footage below. Read More »
Get A Horse, the 3D animated short seen by millions in front of Frozen, is now on Blu-ray. That means millions more will discover the “lost” Walt Disney animated short, that then becomes a full on, 3D marvel. The short is packed with characters, information, jokes and – surely – easter eggs. For example, in the world of Disney, hidden Mickeys are a big thing. But when the short stars Mickey, what do you do? A hidden Oswald, Disney’s first animated character, of course! Did you miss the Get A Horse Oswald Cameo? Below, check out the image.
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Disney head Bob Iger dropped a big piece of news offhandedly during the Disney Investor’s Meeting today, stating that Brad Bird is working on the story for The Incredibles 2 and that Pixar is also working on a new Cars movie.
No surprise with the Cars sequel; I’m sure they will continue that franchise until it runs out of gas and stops making them money in toy stores and at theme parks. The Incredibles sequel, on the other hand, is big news, and fans should be excited that Brad Bird is involved. No other details have yet been revealed.
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