At San Diego Comic-Con International 2016, I was lucky enough to catch the premiere of The Giant’s Dream, a documentary about the making of Brad Bird‘s animated classic The Iron Giant. The documentary will be released on the new Signature Edition Blu-ray of The Iron Giant in September, but it’s not your typical fluffy studio-produced featurette. This documentary is a beautiful and heartbreaking look at the Hollywood animation process; a real must see. You can get your first look at the new documentary in a new teaser trailer released by the filmmaker.
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If you were a kid growing up during the 1990s, there’s a big chance that the Nickelodeon animated television series Doug holds a special place in your heart. The kid’s network now airs some of their more classic series in a nighttime programming block called The Splat, which doesn’t include Doug. Doug creator Jim Jinkins even has ideas for another Doug movie, but we’ll sadly never see it. Find out what would’ve happened in the Doug sequel, if the title character ends up with Patti Mayonnaise and why a film isn’t going to happen, after the jump.
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Zorn himself made a surprise appearance at the Television Critics Association panel for Son of Zorn, the new comedy from producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Zorn is an animated character voiced by Jason Sudeikis, a barbarian warrior from the island of Zephyria who returns to the States to spend more time with his son Alan (Johnny Pemberton). Since the animated Zorn could not appear on stage, he called in with a cell phone video comparing critics to warriors like himself.
“Sure I defend Zephyria, but you guys defend the American public from accidentally tuning into a dumpster fire like Blood and Oil or Wicked City,” Zorn said. Read More »
Since all eyes are on the Olympics, you can expect plenty of new teasers for forthcoming movies to arrive on television so studios an reach the biggest possible audience. There’s a new trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story coming this week, and this weekend also brings a new glimpse of Walt Disney Animations Studios’ latest adventure, Moana.
Just a couple weeks ago, we met almost all of the key characters of Moana voiced by Auli‘i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Jemaine Clement, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Alan Tudyk and Nicole Scherzinger. Now we get to meet a character we’ve only seen in concept art, and it’s fiery lava monster, who appears to be some kind of witch that gives our titular character and her new demigod friend Maui some trouble on the sea.
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I’m not sure about you, but I’ve really been enjoying Star Wars Rebels. Between the Season 2 finale and the Season 3 premiere (which I saw early at Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016), it seems like things are getting a lot more intense. Season 2’s climactic finale “Twilight of the Apprentice” ended with Clone Wars favorite Ashoka Tano coming face to face with her former master Darth Vader and becoming trapped and possibly killed in the Sith Temple, while Ezra is left with a Sith Holocron and is feeling the pull to the dark side.
That’s some pretty dark ground for a family television series. So when I talked to Star Wars Rebels creator/showrunner Dave Filoni at Celebration, I was curious just how dark Star Wars Rebels could get. Could Filoni kill off a beloved fan-favorite character like Ashoka? Could the main character of this kid’s animated series actually be turned to the dark side? Find out what Filoni says, after the jump.
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We’re just a week away from one of the most outrageously raunchy movies arriving in theaters in the form of Sausage Party. It’s seriously a miracle that the animated comedy from Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg was even made. And now you can celebrate that little miracle by coloring all the wieners and buns you can dream of in a Sausage Party coloring book that’s meant just for adults.
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At Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016 I got a chance to sit down with Star Wars Rebels creator/showrunner Dave Filoni to talk about the future of the Disney XD animated series. I haven’t published the interview yet because I didn’t want it to get buried in the madness that was Comic-Con. But with San Diego behind us, let’s begin to take a look at some of the interesting bits that Filoni revealed.
Star Wars Rebels follows the Rebellion in the five years before Star Wars: A New Hope, but we’ve yet to see an X-Wing appear onscreen. So one of the first questions I asked Filoni is when we’ll finally see some X-Wings in Star Wars Rebels. Find out what he said about Star Wars Rebels X-Wings, after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 by Angie Han
Remember those junior high school dances of yore, when the boys would line up on one side of the room and the girls would line up on the other, and both sides would talk a big game but no one could actually bring themselves to actually get close to each other? That’s basically this first clip from Sausage Party, except of course we’re talking about sausages and buns, not guys and gals. Watch the Sausage Party clip below.
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Posted on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 by Angie Han
If you’re not already excited for an animated adventure about a stork’s quest to deliver a baby, perhaps the promise of a new song by Jason Derulo can entice you. Warner Bros. has released the new trailer for Storks, featuring Derulo’s new song “Kiss the Sky.” Will it prove as ubiquitous as Despicable Me 2‘s “Happy” or as frustratingly catchy as Trolls‘ “Can’t Stop the Feeling”? Find out for yourself by clicking play on the Storks trailer below. Read More »