A record 27 features have been submitted for consideration in the animated feature film category for the 89th Academy Awards. The number of Oscar-qualifying films has risen greatly over the past few years. For instance, last year there were just 16 films submitted. But with so many films submitted to the Academy, I wonder how many of these movies have you seen? Hit the jump to see the list of 2016 Oscar-Qualifying Animated Feature Films.
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Posted on Thursday, August 25th, 2016 by Angie Han
Video game movies are still a dicey proposition, as we saw when Warcraft tanked in the U.S. earlier this year. But one that did quite well for itself was The Angry Birds Movie. Sure, its reviews were mixed, but its box office performance was solid. All in all, its worldwide gross came out to more than four times its budget. So of course the people behind it want to replicate that success.
An Angry Birds Movie sequel is in the works, as confirmed by Rovio, the Finnish company that puts out the Angry Birds video games. Read More »
This week officially kicks off blockbuster summer with the release of Captain America: Civil War. And the Marvel Studios sequel is just one of a bunch of movies you should be excited to see this season. Later this week we’ll highlight a selection of movies that might be flying under your radar this summer, indie comedies and dramas that may not get the barrage of marketing that studios dish out this season. But this edition of the /Film 2016 Summer Movie Preview will focus on the studio and blockbuster releases you should be excited about. Read More »
This is a year of superhero clashing with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice behind us and Captain America: Civil War just under a few weeks away. But May will also bring the epic clash of fowls and swine in The Angry Birds Movie.
The animated film from Sony Pictures Animation brings the popular mobile game from Rovio Entertainment to the big screen, finally giving us a reason as to why the birds are so angry. But anyone with a brain already knew that it was because the green pigs stole all their eggs. Now we get to see the fight to get them back play out in a whole new way. Watch the new Angry Birds Movie trailer after the jump. Read More »
Even though Easter weekend is still a couple weeks away, The Angry Birds Movie is getting a head start by getting their holiday greeting out there. After all, birds have become a part of the Easter holiday, along with rabbits, for no good reason at all. The good news is that even though this is just a shameless plug for the animated adaptation of the mobile game franchise, it’s done in an extremely adorable way, thanks to the tiny hatchlings explaining what the Easter Bunny does for the holiday. Seriously, they’re almost unbearably cute. Read More »
So far the trailers for The Angry Birds Movie have mostly been about Red, the character voiced by Jason Sudeikis who has a bit of an anger management problem. The green pigs and their dastardly plot to steal the eggs of our favorite mobile game fowls were featured more prominently in a recent trailer, but now a new international trailer finally shows how the war will be waged to get those eggs back. And of course, it involves slingshotting birds into the pig kingdom.
Check out the new Angry Birds Movie trailer after the jump. Read More »
Even though the movie is called The Angry Birds Movie, based on the popular mobile game of the same name, it looks like there’s really only one angry bird here. Red, a bushy-eyebrowed bird with a temper problem, is voiced by Jason Sudeikis. While his anger seems to be giving him some grief in everyday life, his short fuse also seems to be the only thing that allows him to see that the recently arrived green pigs are out to steal their eggs. And if you’ve been waiting to see some birds in a slingshot in this movie, the new Angry Birds Movie trailer should do the trick. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, December 29th, 2015 by Angie Han
The Angry Birds Movie is lousy with stars as it is, with Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Kate McKinnon, Bill Hader, Peter Dinklage, Keegan-Michael Key, Tony Hale, Ike Barinholtz, Hannibal Buress, Jillian Bell, Danielle Brooks, Romeo Santos, and Smosh (a.k.a. Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla) all set to lend their voices to the video game adaptation. But apparently there’s still room for one more late-breaking addition.
Country superstar and The Voice judge Blake Shelton has also climbed aboard the animated adventure in the role of a pig. He’s also come up with an original tune for the movie, which he admitted posed a bit of a challenge. “I can write things about myself and my life,” he said. “But I don’t have a whole lot of experience being shot out of a slingshot at pigs.” Fair enough. Get your first look at the Angry Birds Blake Shelton character after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, November 30th, 2015 by Angie Han
There are people who put off their holiday preparations until the very last second, leaving them to screech into the shopping mall 15 minutes before closing on Christmas Eve. And then there are people who have all their holiday cards sent out and all of their gifts tied up before they even turn their calendars to December. The Angry Birds, it turns out, belong to the latter camp.
Though The Angry Birds Movie won’t open for another six months — and though Christmas isn’t for another three and a half weeks — Sony Pictures has released an extra-special, extra-adorable holiday teaser featuring the fuzzy little Hatchlings. Watch the Angry Birds Hatchlings teaser after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 by Angie Han
Video game movies don’t have the greatest track record, but recently we’ve noticed some attempts to battle that trend. Duncan Jones is going wildly ambitious with Warcraft, while Macbeth director Justin Kurzel has amassed a Shakespeare-worthy cast for his take on Assassin’s Creed.
And then there’s Angry Birds, which turns a simple, colorful game about warring animals into a simple, colorful movie about warring animals voiced by big-name stars. It might not sound as prestigious as Warcraft or Assassin’s Creed, but it looks a heck of a lot cuter and more family-friendly. Watch the first The Angry Birds Movie teaser trailer after the jump. Read More »