Trolls World Tour song

We’re living in tough times, and for many families, working from home while children are home from school can be a difficult challenge. But DreamWorks is here to toss a glitter bomb of distraction into your daily schedule: the studio has debuted a new song called “Just Sing” from the upcoming movie Trolls World Tour. It might drive you insane, but at least it should keep your kids occupied for a few precious minutes. Plus, this movie’s cast is genuinely bonkers. See what I mean below. Read More »

she-ra and the princesses of power final season

DreamWorks’ beloved She-Ra and the Princesses of Power will be debuting its final season on Netflix this May. The acclaimed Emmy-nominated animated series, which reboots the iconic ’80s Mattel series for the modern age, will end its run with the upcoming fifth season, which DreamWorks Animation confirms will be its last.

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Trolls: World Tour Trailer

Is it just me, or does it feel like Trolls: World Tour has been advertised for a few years now? With one month until the movie hits theaters, one more trailer has arrived, revealing a couple more songs that these musical characters will be singing as they try to stop one bad rock and roll troll from turning everyone into rock zombies. Whatever that means. Read More »

Fast and Furious Spy Racers trailer - new

There’s a new Toretto in town in Fast & Furious: Spy Racers, the new Netflix animated series from DreamWorks and Universal. Tyler Posey from Teen Wolf is providing the voice for Tony Toretto, the younger cousin of Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto from the live-action Fast movies. And based on this newly-released trailer, this show essentially feels like a slightly tweaked version of James Bond Jr., the 1990s animated series that followed the kid-friendly exploits of 007’s nephew. (Please don’t ask me why that character was named “Junior” if he’s Bond’s nephew, we don’t have time for that right now.) Read More »

Fast and Furious Spy Racers - cast

Justin Lin’s Fast & Furious 9 doesn’t hit theaters until May 2020, but if you’re dying for more stories set in the Fast universe, you won’t have to wait nearly that long to see one. Fast and Furious: Spy Racers, the new animated series from Universal and DreamWorks Animation, arrives on Netflix in just over a month, and the studio just sent out a batch of new images from the show as well as the full cast list. Check them out below, and learn who Vin Diesel’s daughter is playing in the series. Read More »

Trolls World Tour Trailer

After being unable to stop the feeling of rhythm in the animated movie Trolls back in 2016, Trolls World Tour finds Poppy (Anna Kendrick) and Branch (Justin Timberlake) learn that there are even more tribes of trolls out in the world, each with their own unique musical tastes. Unfortunately, Queen Barb (Rachel Bloom), aided by her father King Thrash (Ozzy Osbourne), is trying to collect all six of the Infinity Stones strings of music in order to destroy every kind of music except rock. Watch the Trolls: World Tour trailer to see how that all plays out. Read More »

spirit riding free

It didn’t take us long to get to this point, when streaming and theatrical transformed into a metaphorical ouroboros eating its own tail. DreamWorks has achieved that feat with its announcement of a Spirit Riding Free movie, based on the successful Netflix series of the same name, itself based on the 2002 DreamWorks theatrical movie Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron. Yes, you read that right.

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abominable review

For years, DreamWorks was comfortably settled into its role as the bargain bin Pixar, coasting its way through with thinly veiled Pixar knock-offs and Shrek sequels. But the How to Train Your Dragon franchise signaled a change for the studio. Here was an animation studio that was finally going to take itself seriously, that was going to prioritize storytelling and characters and deliver lush, jaw-dropping visuals. Sure, there would be your occasional Boss Baby, and let’s not discount the underrated joys of the Kung Fu Panda movies. But with the studio’s newest film, Abominable, it seemed like DreamWorks was ready to go further down the path that How to Train Your Dragon established. However, it seems like it may still take them a while to get there.

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Penny Lane Manic Pixie Dream Girl Criticism

Almost Famous is a favorite among many of the /Film staff members (both present and past), but the movie hasn’t been beyond criticism despite being loved by many entertainment journalists since its release nearly 20 years ago. In the years since, contemporary views have called out the movie for being one of many in the 21st century to utilize what has come to be called the “manic pixie dream girl,” a cliche female character often used in films to teach broodingly soulful young male characters to embrace life and its infinite mysteries and adventures. But director Cameron Crowe doesn’t see the character Penny Lane, played by Kate Hudson, as fitting into that criticized trope. Read More »

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abominable trailer

Hollywood works in cycles, which means there is indeed a third animated yeti movie coming to theaters in the span of a year. But Dreamworks’ Abominable looks like it deserves much, much more than to be fodder for a meme.

On the heels of Warner Animation’s Smallfoot and Laika’s Missing Link comes Abominable, an animated film about a girl in modern-day Shanghai who accidentally stumbles upon a yeti separated from its homeland. Hijinks ensue and money gets made, right? Not so fast — Abominable promises to be more than a hackneyed kid’s film aiming at the lowest common denominator. A culturally rich approach coupled with soaring, achingly gorgeous animation that recalls the best of Dreamworks‘ acclaimed How to Train Your Dragon series makes Abominable look anything but. Watch the Abominable trailer below.

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