Monday, 5 August 2013

This Week on A113Animation (29th July - 4th August, 2013)

While no life altering developments happened this week, we still had some pretty exciting news, Blu-ray announcements, teaser trailers and more. And of course we got the latest features, one guest review and the latest podcast episode. Check out the full breakdown of this mildly busy week.


The Croods coming to Blu-ray on 1st October: DreamWorks pre-historic film is arriving in stores this fall in various presentations and with an array of bonus material. For more information check here.

Art Story: An amazing concept that needs your help: This incredibly original premise needs your help to be developed as a feature-length animated film. For more details on the concept and how you can help, check here.

John Williams returns to Star Wars: In some expected but still amazing news, legendary composer John Williams confirmed that he'll indeed return to score the upcoming Star Wars installment. For more details and to see an interview with him check here.

Two Animation cels from Disney's latest short, Get a Horse!: Two gorgeously animated cels from disney's classically drawn Mickey Mouse short have been unveiled. For more details check here.

Mary Poppins coming to Blu-ray on 10th December: Everyone's favorite nanny is making her BD debut in time for the holidays and for the theatrical release of the Tom Hanks vehicle, Saving Mr. Banks. Full details here.

New poster for Thor: The Dark World: Marvel's latest film just unveiled an epic new poster featuring all its major characters. Check it out here.

SpongeBob 2 and Monster Trucks films due in 2015: Paramount announced release dates for two films based on popular franchises. Full details here.

New teaser trailer for Rio 2: Blue Sky has unveiled a short yet colourful new teaser for its upcoming musical film. Check it out here.

Artemis Fowl movie in development: Disney and Harvey Weinstein are joining forces to produce a live-action adaptation of Eoin Colfer's betselling book series. Full details here.


Disney Retrospective, The Rescuers Down Under: Disney Animation's first sequel is an imperfect yet charming affair. Check my full appreciation here.

Futurama, A Swan Song, Week 7: Damien reviews Futurama's latest episode which featured Bender and a quest to find his missing parts and found it a little bit tiresome and uneven. Read his mini-review here.

A113Animation Podcast - Episode 3: William, Damien and Nadine discuss Pixar's latest offering, Monsters University while also offering some insight in latest animation news and Guillermo Del Toro's latest film, Pacific Rim. Check the full episode here.

Guest Review

Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox Review: Guest reviewer, Juha DeGraw reviews DCU's latest animated film. Check his full thoughts here


Field Report - Tintin and Hergé in Brussels: Damien was recently in Brussels and he offers a very interesting report on some locations featured in the Tintin books plus a visit to the Hergé Museum and more. For further details and some great pictures go here.

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