This week we got yet more clips and promos from upcoming, exciting projects like Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.; we got exciting cast and crew details about upcoming films; we got some cool stuff from Disney's Frozen; and we got an absolutely marvellous new short film from those talented guys and gals at Moonbot! Add onto that a special instalment of Damien's Futurama column, Munir's weekly Disney Retrospective, and William's review of the new Little Mermaid Blu-ray, and there's a lot of good stuff to catch up on this week on A113Animation. Oh, and we've slightly updated our logo! Now with minions!
Scaly new HTTYD2 logo: There's not an awful lot to say about this one... DreamWorks rolled out a pretty cool (or rather, hot. Y'know, because dragons?) new logo for their upcoming, and majorly anticipated, sequel, How to Train Your Dragon 2! Directed by Dean DeBlois, the film scorches its way into theatres on 13th June, 2014 in the US, and 4th July, 2014 in the UK. Check out the logo in full here.
here. Mayra's currently writing a farewell letter to Miyazaki, so watch for that in the near future.
Colin Firth to voice Paddington Bear in StudioCanal/Weinstein's Paddington: Garfield, Scooby-Doo, The Smurfs, Yogi Bear. What do they all have in common? They're all wonderful cartoon characters with frankly rather dreadful live-action/CG film adaptations. So we're a little cautious, then, about this newly announced adaptation of Paddington Bear, coming from StudioCanal, and starring Colin Firth (in voice and facial animation, that is), Nicole Kidman and Hugh Bonneville. Check out all the details on Paddington, the cast, crew and more, here.
Frozen opening song and Olaf posters: Frozen's been a slow burner (ironic, yes), advertising-wise, with the most exciting, interesting stuff coming via online leaks, while Disney's advertising has focused on only the comic side of things. And this week is no different. While we got four posters focusing on the somewhat overexposed Olaf (voice of Josh Gad), we also got a leak of the song that's apparently going to open Disney's 53rd animated film. Check all that out here!
Futurama, A Top Ten: Last week, Futurama wrapped up its (probably) final season, and Damien wrapped up his farewell column, Futurama, A Swan Song. As a (probably) final goodbye to the show, Damien this week made a list of his ten favourite episodes from the show's numerous runs, along with honourable mentions (making it kinda a top twenty one episodes...). I give my top ten in the comments section, but, more importantly, check out Damien's here.
The Little Mermaid Blu-ray review: Under the Sea looks great in HD, take it from me! Disney's 1989 classic, the Broadway-inspired, fairytale-reinventing, animated treasure, had been in that dreaded Disney Vault for far too long. And now it's out. The Little Mermaid is now out on Blu-ray for the first time, in a great Diamond Edition set, packed with great new bonus features, which is coming to the US next month. And our review's up now. The set has "one of the greatest Disney animated films of all time, in its best quality, looking beautiful, sounding fantastic, and with the same great story that fans have kept wanting to revisit for 24 years." Check all that out here!