LEGO Star Wars Force Awakens Prequel

As you probably know by now, Disney has teamed with LEGO to release a series of Star Wars animated short films set before the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We’ve posted a bunch of them on the site in the past, and they are definitely worth your time. The latest one, the fifth in the series, is titled “Attack of the Conscience” and tells Finn’s (at the time, still FN-2187) story leading up to the seconds before we see he in JJ AbramsEpisode VII. Watch that short and the other four previously released LEGO Star Wars animated short films, after the jump.
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Ice Age: Collision Course trailer

The Ice Age movies might not earn the fawning critical acclaim of the Pixar movies or the smashing box office numbers of the Minions / Despicable Me series, but they are hardy in their own way. The series has been chugging along for 14 years now, taking in $2.8 billion worldwide over four installments, and a fifth film is due out this summer. In Ice Age: Collision Course, Scrat’s pursuit of that elusive acorn sets off a chain of events that could spell the end of the Ice Age world as we know it… except it probably won’t, because as long as these movies keep making money, Sid, Manny, and Diego are going to keep doing their thing. Watch the latest Ice Age: Collision Course trailer below.  Read More »

Blues Brothers Animated Series

Even though legendary comedian John Belushi died back in 1982, that didn’t stop The Blue Brothers from getting revived for the unnecessary sequel Blues Brothers 2000. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that a lack of John Belushi isn’t stopping his partner in comedy crime, Dan Aykroyd, from developing a Blues Brothers animated series for primetime television. Thankfully, he’s collaborating with the right people to potentially make it work.

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Space Jam 2

Over two years ago, a rumor began circulating that Warner Bros. Pictures might be putting together a Space Jam sequel with NBA player and Trainwreck star LeBron James in the lead role. However, shortly after the rumor spread it was shot down. Then last summer, the athlete signed a movie and TV deal with the studio, reigniting speculation that Space Jam 2 could actually happen. Now the sequel is officially in development Get the details below. Read More »

finding dory new characters

In today’s edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Watch new TV spot for Finding Dory.
  • Fast 8 celebrates the start of production in Cuba.
  • Guillermo del Toro confirms that he’s still writing The Haunted Mansion.
  • Legendary and Warner Bros. face a lawsuit over Kong: Skull Island.
  • A Chinese company is suing Paramount over some Transformers product placement.
  • Watch a new trailer for the Uncle Buck series, if that’s your thing.

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LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures

Disney has released a new video introducing us to the hero characters from the new Star Wars television series LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures. The show will premiere on Disney XD this summer, but this video gives us a sneak peek into the characters of this new adventure and also reveals the voice actors behind the new heroes. Watch the video and learn more about this new Star Wars TV show, after the jump.

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The beautiful and frightening 1978 adaptation of Watership Down holds up remarkably well, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for another interpretation of Richard Adams‘ novel. This won’t be the first time Adams’ story has been retold for television, but it’s just been announced BBC and Netflix are teaming up to make a Watership Down animated miniseries. The series, which is set to premiere in 2017, will feature voice work from Ben KingsleyJames McAvoyJohn BoyegaNicholas Hoult, and more.

Learn more about the Watership Down animated miniseries below.

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Eventually, everything you enjoyed as a child will be revived in some capacity on Netflix. They’ve got a new Voltron series on the way, a show based on the work of Dr. Seuss, and a new adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events. Liked Stretch Armstrong as a young person? Netflix has got you covered. Pee-Wee Herman? Inspector Gadget? Yep and yep. And this is before we even touch their shows set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

So Netflix acquiring the new Danger Mouse show can’t help but feel inevitable and they have unveiled a trailer for the revival of the beloved ’80s cartoon series.

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There’s a good chance that I will always be stunned by how incredibly gorgeous stop-motion animation looks from Laika. The studio is host to dozens of animators who are masters of their craft, and when you see the new footage from the final Kubo and the Two Strings trailer, you’ll certainly agree.

The fantasy adventure follows a young boy named Kubo (Art Parkinson) who gets caught up in the kind of fantasy adventures with which he usually entertains his village. With the help of a monkey (Charlize Theron) and a trusty, loyal warrior named Beetle (Matthew McConaughey), Kubo must face gods and monsters in order to learn the true history of his family and become a hero in the process. Read More »