Dracula (Adam Sandler) and his goofy band of horror character friends have made audiences laugh in three Hotel Transylvania movies already, but in the upcoming fourth film, they’ll be appearing like never before: as humans.
In Hotel Transylvania: Transformania, Drac and his pals find themselves on the wrong end of Van Helsing’s special “Monsterfication Ray,” which turns monsters into humans, and humans – including the well-intentioned Johnny (Andy Samberg) – into monsters. Check out the new trailer below. Read More »
We all want more stuff from Bong Joon-ho, and thankfully, he’s going to give it to us. The filmmaker appears to have several different projects on the way, and now he’s adding another one: an animated movie about a fish. “Been there, done that!” you might be saying, but wait – this doesn’t sound like your typical cartoon fish movie. Instead, it’s reportedly about “an invertebrate deep-sea fish who believes he’s suffering from spinal disk herniation,” which sounds both weird and amazing at the same time.
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Though we continue to see movies with ’80s-inspired aesthetics, we’re starting to see modern films embrace the 00’s, and even the 2010s, especially in how they deal with social media and our relationship with it. The problem is that the use of current references in a movie, like the use of memes or viral songs, can make a film feel dated or even gimmicky by the time they’re released. That’s not the case with The Mitchells vs The Machines, a film that perfectly brings the Extremely Online Generation to life and captures the look of YouTube videos from the early 2010s without feeling like a relic.
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Space Jam: A New Legacy is passing the torch of hybrid animated basketball games with the Looney Tunes to NBA pro LeBron James. However, according to the sequel’s villain, Don Cheadle, the original Space Jam superstar Michael Jordan will be making an appearance in some capacity. But apparently the Chicago Bulls champion will be appearing in an unexpected way. Read More »
This post contains spoilers for the third episode of Star Wars: The Bad Batch, titled “Replacements.
With their ship in bad shape after their sudden departure from Saleucami, the Bad Batch are forced to make a crash landing on a desolate moon. Echo would have made more effective repairs to the ship if Tech had been able to help him, but Tech is more concerned with examining the functionality of their inhibitor chips. As they work to fix the ship, they have to contend with a mysterious alien species that just wants to eat their capacitors. Meanwhile, the Empire, led by Admiral Tarkin on Kamino, uses Crosshair to lead a new group of elite Stormtroopers to hunt down a cell of Saw Gerrera’s Partisans. Read More »
When Star Wars: The Bad Batch premiered last week, I had complaints that the fast-moving episode skimped questions about Crosshair’s state of mind under the influence of his clone brain chip. But the latest “Replacements” (directed by Nathaniel Villanueva and written by Matt Michnovetz) scratches dents into the issue and promises deeper explorations in the future. Plus, the episode proceeds to scan interesting territory that wasn’t previously explored, at least on Star Wars television: the post-Republic transition from clones to Stormtroopers. It also accentuates a personal transition for the Bad Batch: processing Crosshair’s absence and parenting their young clone charge Omega (Michelle Ang). Read More »
The new computer animated reboot of Rugrats is coming to Paramount+ on May 27. Dubbed as a reimagining of the classic ’90s hit from Nickelodeon that helped define the unique style of Nicktoons, the series brings back Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Susie and Angelica as they explore the world from their pint-sized and wildly imaginative point-of-view. But first, they’re doing some digging into the past for the sake of nostalgia.
Paramount+ has released an animated short featuring the computer animated style of the new Rugrats. But it’s not an original short. Instead, it’s almost entirely a shot-for-shot remake of one of the classic scenes from the original Rugrats series. In the scene in question, Angelica takes Tommy’s favorite ball, and when she throws it into the yard next door, the babies have to come up with a plan to get it back. Watch the new Rugrats animated short below. Read More »
This summer, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe is making a comeback with a new animated series that picks up where the original 1980s show left off. Clerks and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back director Kevin Smith is behind the latest iteration of the fantasy franchise that launched the iconic toy line, and the first photos of the revamped animated series have arrived.
Powerhouse Animation, the studio behind Netflix’s Castlevania series, is bringing Masters of the Universe: Revelation to life, and the artwork on display here looks absolutely incredible. It perfectly mixes the style and detail of anime with the classic feel of the original He-Man and the Masters of the Universe animated series. Get a first look at the new Maters of the Universe animated series below. Read More »
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Do you want to see John Cho doing his best Robin Williams? Well, the new Sony Animation movie Wish Dragon is granting your…wish. Cho voices the titular wish-granting magical dragon, Long, who is unleashed from an ancient teapot by a working-class college student (Jimmy Wong), sending the two of them on a hijinks-filled adventure through contemporary Shanghai. Netflix, which is debuting the Sony film, has released the Wish Dragon trailer.
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FXX has ordered a new animated comedy series called Little Demon, which follows a woman who was impregnated by the Devil and gave birth to the Antichrist. That’s a good hook on its own, but the casting is even better: Danny DeVito will voice the Devil, while Aubrey Plaza is voicing the mother of the Antichrist. As for the Antichrist, she’ll be voiced by Lucy DeVito, Danny DeVito’s real-life daughter. Dan Harmon serves as one of the executive producers on the show, which was created by Darcy Fowler, Seth Kirschner, and Kieran Valla.
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