Does this summer movie season feel a little light on the animation? That’s because Pixar pulled out of 2014 entirely, leaving us without a film from the award-winning animation house for the first time since 2005. But the work never stops at Pixar Animation Studios. Besides the six movies scheduled over the next four years, Pixar is constantly producing shorts. Their latest one is now available online. For free.
The new Pixar short is called The Radiator Springs 500 1/2 and follows the misadventures of the Cars crew in Radiator Springs. It’s the latest in the ongoing Tales From Radiator Springs series. Find out how to download it right now below. Read More »
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Happy (upcoming) Star Wars Day to one and all! After the jump:
- Carrie Fisher‘s mom and Daisy Ridley‘s dad comment on casting
- EW’s Anthony Breznican reveals what he knows about the script
- Here’s another look at that 1313 game you’ll never get to play
- Star Wars Day brings some special discounts on games that do exist
- Watch a trailer for LEGO Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles
- D23 brings you a special Star Wars Day message from R2-D2
- Wonder what the folks at Lucasfilm are eating for Star Wars Day?
- Watch a sexy lightsaber battle in Joe Lynch‘s short Saber III
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Daisy Ridley, one of the new stars of Star Wars Episode VII, is the most unknown of the group. In fact, she’s almost a total mystery to most people, as she has precious few credits to her name. One of those credits, however, is a short thriller called Blue Season. Produced out of London as part of a short film competition, the five-minute film features only two actors. One is Daisy Ridley, and those curious about what JJ Abrams sees in the young woman may want to spend five minutes with the film. Read More »
Walt Disney Animation Studios have released a first look at their upcoming short film Feast. Here is the brief plot description for Disney’s Feast from the studio:
Feast is the story of one man’s love life as seen through the eyes of his best friend and dog, Winston, and revealed bite by bite through the meals they share.
Sounds like a clever and heartwarming concept, which means there should be no surprise to learn that the short is directed by Patrick Osborne (who was head of animation for Paperman and an animator on Wreck-It Ralph, Tangled and Bolt). Hit the jump to find out more information about Disney’s Feast, find out when we will get to see it on the big screen, as well as see the first bit of concept art teasing Winston.
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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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With Godzilla providing giant monsters for the big screen this year, the web series Enormous is prepped to deliver a smaller blast of giant monsterdom. Rather than being about giant monster attacks, Enormous shows us an Earth that has already been devastated by monster attacks, in which the few surviving humans are scrambling to remain alive and fight back against the beasts. This first Enormous teaser trailer shows some of that scramble, and just a hint of the monsters; check it out below. Read More »
Marvel may have made the biggest splash in terms of a deal with Netflix, but DreamWorks Animation got there first. The first animated show DreamWorks put on Netflix was Turbo Fast, a spin-off from the film featuring a Ryan Reynolds-voiced snail. Now they’ve announced three new shows. The shows are Puss In Boots, from the Shrek franchise; King Julian, starring the lemur from Madagascar; and Veggie Tales in the House, based on the popular family franchise.
Sticking with the short form animation front, Disney and Pixar will premiere a new Cars themed short film, The Radiator Springs 500 ½, on their new Disney Movies Anywhere app later this spring. It’s the first in a new Pixar series of shorts called Tales from Radiator Springs. Check out the first images below. Read More »
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Wes Anderson has taken to crafting short films to accompany and/or promote his feature releases, and he’s just revealed a Grand Budapest Hotel companion short. This one is a bit different from what we’ve seen in the past, however. Not in terms of style; on that front this is a Wes Anderson piece through and through.
But this three-minute short is actually an instructional video, as it uses the film’s settings and characters to teach viewers how to make the pastries that are particularly beloved by Ralph Fiennes’ character M. Gustave. Check out the short below. Read More »