There’s been plenty of animated fare for kids this summer, with the likes of Finding Dory and The Secret Life of Pets hitting theaters. But towards the end of the summer, the adults get to have some raunchy animated fun on the big screen.
Sausage Party is the latest film from Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg, and they’re bringing their twisted sense of humor to the grocery aisle with the movie about sentient food who finally learns what happens when they get taken home. Now a new extended Sausage Party TV spot shows more of the brutal death being dealt to food by terrible, hungry humans. Read More »
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If you’ve watched Community or Rick and Morty, or you listen to Harmontown, then you know that television creator, writer and producer Dan Harmon is a huge nerd. He loves sci-fi and fantasy and one of his many geeky vices is role-playing games. However, if you’re not a good friend of his, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy his role playing adventures.
HarmonQuest is a new series coming to the online comedy streaming service Seeso that lets you watch Dan Harmon play Pathfinder with some of his comedian friends, including the likes of Paul F. Tompkins, Chelsea Peretti, Aubrey Plaza, Ron Funches and more. However, just so you’re not watching some comedians in a room playing Dungeons & Dragons, the show also animated the quests as they happen.
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There was a time when the next logical step for successful live-action movies was to have them turned into animated series. Back to the Future, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Dumb and Dumber, Jumanji, Men in Black,The Karate Kid and plenty more all became animated series. But there was one movie that never made it to television in the form of an animated series, though there were a couple attempts, and it’s one that probably could have made for some great Saturday morning cartoon programming.
Jurassic Park is a modern classic, and the Steven Spielberg film almost brought dinosaurs to the small screen in the form of an animated series. This isn’t the first time we’ve talked about the existence of this show since some concept art surfaced last August. But now some new details about the abandoned creation of the show have surfaced, revealing this would have been unlike any other animated series adaptation of a movie we had ever seen. Read More »
Posted on Friday, July 8th, 2016 by Angie Han
If there are two things Hollywood loves right now, it’s 1990s nostalgia and reviving dormant properties. In that light, it’s probably just a matter of time before someone, somewhere, makes another attempt to bring back the iconic animated comedy Beavis and Butt-Head. Series creator Mike Judge, for one, thinks it could happen. Although this time, there could be a twist: Judge speculates that it could return as a live-action series. Read More »
Pixar Animation has set the bar pretty high when it comes to storytelling for the whole family. Their movies consistently have interesting, funny characters that have undeniable chemistry, and the story comes with a heart full of a myriad of emotions. Meanwhile, Illumination Entertainment seems to be more focused on just making kids laugh rather than telling a story with substance. It’s not that an animated movie can’t have childish humor, but when a movie like The Secret Life of Pets essentially links a series of wacky animals and vignettes together without effectively making you care about the characters, then we have a problem.
Read our full Secret Life of Pets review after the jump. Read More »
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Phil Lord and Chris Miller are currently hard at work on their Han Solo film, but before they boarded the Star Wars franchise, the duo may have helped to launch another franchise with The LEGO Movie. After its huge financial success, the Lego movies are now a huge priority for Warner Bros., as they’re working on spinoffs, including one focused on Batman.
And there’s also The LEGO Movie Sequel, which will bring back Emmett (Chris Pratt) and Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks). Lord and Miller aren’t returning to direct the animated film, but they did write the first draft of the script — and BoJack Horseman creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg will now rewrite it.
Below, learn more about The LEGO Movie Sequel rewrite.
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In today’s edition of Sequel Bits:
- Transformers: The Last Knight goes to Detroit, blows stuff up.
- A look at the visual effects of Star Trek Beyond.
- Jackie Chan joins The Nut Job 2.
- A new Jason Bourne TV spots teases a wider conspiracy.
- Ryan Reynolds shares an excellent (fan-made) poster for Deadpool 2.
- Saw: Legacy is looking to start filming later this year.
- John Turturro still wants to make that The Big Lebowski spin-off.
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Posted on Thursday, July 7th, 2016 by Angie Han
If you’re a big fan of movies about animated animals doing stuff, 2016 must be a banner year for you. We’ve already seen Kung Fu Panda 3, Zootopia, Angry Birds, and Finding Dory, and The Secret Life of Pets and Ice Age: Collision Course still on the way this summer. Then the end of the year brings Sing, Illumination Entertainment’s take on an American Idol-style show.
Garth Jennings (Son of Rambow) directs an all-star cast that includes Matthew McConaughey as a koala who launches a singing competition to save his failing theater, while Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon, Taron Egerton, Seth MacFarlane, and Tori Kelly give voice to the contestants. Although they’re all animals living in an all-animal world, they seem to enjoy many of the same pop hits we humans do, including Katy Perry’s “Firework,” Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance,” Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me,” and Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” (or maybe it’s Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back”), Digital Underground’s “The Humpty Dance,” and at least 80 more. Watch the supersized four-minute Sing trailer below. Read More »
UPDATE: Due to overwhelming demand and sold out theaters across the country, the one night only theatrical debut of Batman: The Killing Joke now has an additional 300 screens playing the animated adaptation of the iconic comic book storyline. Fathom Events now has over 1,000 screens playing the film’s debut on Monday, July 25. You can find out which theaters are participating in the screening and buy tickets over at Fathom Events right now.
Our original post from June 8, 2016 follows below.
Late last year, we heard that an R-rated animated adaptation of Alan Moore and artist Brian Bolland‘s 1988 The Killing Joke was in the works, which almost sounded too good to be true. A month and a half ago the story was confirmed: This interpretation of Moore’s classic comic book is indeed rated R.
Directed by Sam Liu (co-director of Batman: Year One), Batman: The Killing Joke will be released on Blu-ray this August, but a few days prior you may have the opportunity to see it in a select theater. Below, learn more about The Killing Joke theatrical release.
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