Posted on Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 by Angie Han
Anyone disappointed by Pixar’s recent focus on sequels should be looking forward to Inside Out, which features what might be the studio’s most original premise yet. Directed by Pete Docter, the new adventure follows the five emotions residing within the mind of an 11-year-old girl named Riley.
They are Joy (Amy Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), and Fear (Bill Hader), and they’re currently guiding her through a rough move to San Francisco. But when things go wrong at HQ, the emotions embark on a journey to set things right. Watch the new Inside Out trailer after the jump.
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Frozen, Disney’s biggest hit of all time, is getting a bunch of follow ups. It’s been reimagined on Once Upon a Time. It’ll get an eventual Broadway adaptation. And next weekend, you can see the characters in a brand new short film, Frozen Fever. That short was directed by Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, who also helmed the feature. In a new interview they admit while they’ve continually read online rumors about a feature film sequel Frozen 2, that’s not actually a thing just yet. Read the exact Frozen 2 movie quotes below. Read More »
The Alchemist’s Letter is a new short film from animator Carlos Andre Stevens, based at Laika’s commercial subdivision, Laika/house. While Laika is known primarily as a stop-motion animation company, Laika/house did a variety of work, and this is a CG short (reportedly Laika/house’s last) featuring the voices of John Hurt and Eloise Webb. The Alchemist’s Letter trailer is really pretty, with just as many interesting sights as featured in many “big” films, and has us looking forward to the full short. Read More »
With a US release now set, the When Marnie Was There English cast has been revealed. The latest film from Studio Ghibli was released in Japan last summer, and hits Blu-ray and DVD in Japan this month. The US release of the film, which will be presented by GKids, is now set for May, and the tale of a young woman who makes an unusual friend while staying at a seaside home will feature Hailee Steinfeld in the lead role. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, March 5th, 2015 by Angie Han
Toy Story 3 felt like such a perfect capper to Woody and Buzz’s journey that we couldn’t help but wonder why Pixar felt the need to retread old territory with the upcoming Toy Story 4. But it turns out that’s not what Pixar has in mind at all.
In a new interview, studio president Jim Morris reveals that the next film will take things in a very different direction, which may or may not be continued in future installments. More on the new Toy Story 4 details after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 by Angie Han
Exactly one year from today, we’ll be sitting down for the opening weekend of Zootopia, the next big-screen adventure from Disney Animation. To celebrate that fact, the studio has revealed a new bit of Zootopia concept art showing off the story’s unique setting.
As promised, it looks kind of like a natural habitat “if you squint.” Basically, it’s the city an animal might build if they could design their own. Check out the Zootopia concept art after the jump. Read More »
Disney has announced that Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) is joining the voice cast of Star Wars Rebels. Gellar will be joining her husband Freddie Prinze Jr. for the second season of the Disney XD animated series. No word on what Gellar’s role may be in the show, but we do know that its a recurring role and not a guest appearance. Hit the jump to read the full Sarah Michelle Gellar Star Wars Rebels press release.
(Note that a spoiler for the first season finale of Star Wars Rebels is in the last two paragraphs of the release.)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 by Angie Han
Is there anything Legos can’t make better? If this Lego Back to the Future short is any indication, apparently not. Even one of the most iconic scenes from one of the most beloved movies of all time looks ever-so-slightly more charming when rendered in stop-motion with little plastic bricks.
Watch the Lego Back to the Future short recreating the film’s climactic clock tower scene after the jump. Read More »
The first season of Star Wars Rebels is now in the books. The Star Wars history books, that is. Rebels was the first new piece of Star Wars content created after Disney bought the company in 2012. That in itself is pretty significant. Beyond that, the show was the first piece of official canon story linking what happened between the Original Trilogy and the Prequel Trilogy.
I know what you’re thinking. “Weren’t there numerous books and comics that told stories in that time frame?” Yes, but those never counted. Plus, but when Disney took over they wiped the Star Wars canon clean. The only things that officially happened in the new Star Wars canon are the six movies, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. Any new content they release – books, comics, movies, etc. will all become official parts of the story, too.
So what does that mean? It means that what happened over the course of Star Wars Rebels season one matters. A lot. The actions of the characters and events that unfolded all have a real bearing on Star Wars as a whole. Those events have changed Star Wars history in some minor, and even some major ways. Ideally, you’d just watch all the episodes and see what I mean for yourself. Another option is to continue reading and find out how the Star Wars Rebels canon additions changed Star Wars history forever. Read More »