Apologies for the infrequency of this feature as of late (and indeed that this week's is a day and a half late!), alas the non-animation world gets in the way occasionally. All the same, there were a few really exciting bits of news this week: casting rumours for another Marvel film (it's rarely a week we don't have some of that); are Pixar working on Cars 3?; cool new stills from DreamWorks' Mr. Peabody & Sherman; a fantastic new trailer for Frozen; we've also got features, reviews, and a Disney anniversary post; and we've launched an exciting Art of Turbo competition! For details on all that, and what you may have missed during last week, check out our (kinda) weekly recap below.
Two frontrunners rumoured for Marvel's Ant-Man: One opf Marvel's most exciting upcoming projects is Edgar Wright's Ant-Man, which'll be the first film of phase 3, after Avengers: Age of Ultron. The Shaun of the Dead director's take on the genius scientist/ant enthusiast now has two rumoured leads in contention: Joseph Gordon-Levitt ((500) Days of Summer, Looper) and Paul Rudd (Friends, Anchorman). More on the story, and one of the actors' reaction to it, here.
Great new stills from Mr. Peabody & Sherman: DreamWorks released a bunch of snazzy, cartoony new stills for their CG remake of the Rocky and Bullwinkle characters, showing the super smart dog and his pet boy travelling through time. Cleopatra, da Vinci, scooter sidecars and more populate the new stills from Rob Minkoff's Mr. Peabody & Sherman, which hits cinemas in March of next year. Have a gander for yourself here.
Disney Retrospective, The Emperor's New Groove: Munir's Disney Retrospective is still moving on, into a rather dark period in the studio's history, yet he's really rather smitten with this week's film. The Emperor's New Groove, released in 2000, is often pretty well thought of, but Munir seems extremely fond of it, calling it "one of the best comedies the Disney studio has ever produced," adding that it "represents one of the brightest spots in this mostly obscure era." Check out Munir's full review of the film here.
Win one of five copies of The Art of Turbo: To celebrate the release of DreamWorks Animation's Turbo here in the UK, we're giving away a whopping 5 copies of the film's art and making of book to UK residents! All you have to do is answer one simple question before next Sunday to be in with a chance of winning. For full details on the competition, and for terms and conditions, see here.
Apologies for the huge delay in our Disney Renaissance podcast episodes; William's very busy at the moment, and editing time is rather sparse. We'll keep you informed as to when it'll be available.