Southland Tales prequel

In 2006, Donnie Darko director Richard Kelly premiered his second feature film, Southland Tales, at the Cannes Film Festival. The audience did not react warmly to his hugely ambitious movie, and the film was drastically re-cut before hitting theaters in late 2007, when it failed to make much of an impact. But among film fanatics, the movie has been a much-argued-about talking point for more than a decade.

Kelly has only directed one other movie since then (2009’s The Box), but he recently revealed that he and his team have completed a 4K restoration of the infamous Cannes cut of Southland Tales, and that he still intends to direct a Southland Tales prequel which features both animation and live-action. Read his latest update below. Read More »

adventure time distant lands teaser

It’s almost time for Adventure Time to return to our screens. The acclaimed Cartoon Network show is making a short comeback on HBO Max in the form of four animated specials that catch up with our favorite residents of the Land of Ooo. As we near the May launch of HBO Max, the streamer has released the first Adventure Time: Distant Lands teaser, along with synopses of the four exciting new specials.

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at home with olaf

The frequently circulated fun fact during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been that Shakespeare wrote King Lear during a plague. It’s a piece of trivia that has become both a source of inspiration and a source of mockery, because who really wants to be productive during a pandemic?

But Disney Animation has shown us all up — and become the godsend for parents everywhere — by releasing a series of animated Frozen shorts, recorded and animated completely from home. At Home With Olaf, with dialogue recorded by Josh Gad, is a new digital animated series that will debut on Disney+ this week and make us all feel bad for not writing our novel while in quarantine.

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trolls world tour clips

Sometimes the world seems like it’s relatively normal, and then you remember that Trolls World Tour might be the movie that will change moviegoing as we know it. Ahead of the DreamWorks animated film’s game-changing release in theaters and on VOD platforms next week, Universal has released two new Trolls World clips showing the characters played by Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, and James Corden in action. Watch the new Trolls World Tour clips below.

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The Simpsons Aspect Ratio Problem Fixed

Update 4/2/20: Today, Disney+ released a statement on Twitter saying they expect this process to be completed by the end of May 2020.

Our original article from November 2019 follows.

Disney+ arrived this week to much excitement and glee from fans anxious to stream everything from the new live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian to Disney classics The Lion King and everything in between. However, one of the more enticing library titles from Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox immediately disappointed fans. But thankfully, it’s about to be fixed.

Every single season of The Simpsons is available on Disney+ right now, but when it comes to the first 19 seasons of the show, there was an issue. The aspect ratio for those episodes was presented in the widescreen 16:9 ratio, the shape of your average television today. But those episodes from the first 19 seasons aired when the full screen 4:3 ratio was the standard for television. The result was episodes that lost visual quality and some hilarious sight gags. But Disney+ will have The Simpsons aspect ratio problem fixed in the near future. Read More »

Trolls World Tour Rental

Next week sees the arrival of the big experiment from Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation when they send their theatrical release Trolls World Tour to VOD. It’s the first major studio movie intended for theatrical release that will be heading to VOD rental services first amidst the coronavirus outbreak. For those of you who just can’t wait to sing and dance along with Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick all over again, you can pre-order the Trolls World Tour rental on FandangoNOW right now and get discounts on other DreamWorks Animation movies in their library. Read More »

rise of gru release date

The coronavirus dominos continue to fall throughout Hollywood, as another film studio has shuffled release dates for some of its big movies. This time it’s Universal Pictures, which has now bumped Illumination Entertainment’s prequel Minions: The Rise of Gru for a whole year and has delayed the release of Sing 2 by five months. And what’s going on with that Wicked movie we’ve been hearing about for years? Get the details below. Read More »

Rick and Morty Season 4 Returns

Only five episodes from the fourth season of Rick and Morty aired on Adult Swim towards the end of last year, so Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon still have to make good on the rest of the season. Thankfully, fans won’t have to wait much longer because a new trailer for the second half of Rick and Morty‘s current season has arrived, and it looks like some of their craziest adventures are coming. Get a peek at what’s in store when Rick and Morty season 4 returns in May. Read More »

Rick and Morty Anime Short

We’ve only seen five episodes from the fourth season of Rick and Morty. The new episodes aired towards the end of last year, and since then, we’ve gotten no word from Adult Swim on when we’ll see the rest of the season. Considering the recent delays due to the coronavirus pandemic shutting down most TV shows and movies that were in production, the return of Rick and Morty is completely up in the air. However, the duo did return to Adult Swim this past weekend, albeit in a much different form.

During the Toonami block of programming that airs anime shows on Adult Swim, there was a whole Rick and Morty anime short inspired by Lone Wolf and Cub, the manga created by writer Kazuo Koike and artist Goseki Kojima, which has been turned into several different movies and TV adaptations, not to mention having a huge influence on the live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian. Watch the Rick and Morty anime short below. Read More »

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