Saturday, 30 May 2015
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the third Tron installment (after 1982's original Tron and Tron: Legacy in 2010) has been cancelled by Disney during pre-production.
Wednesday, 27 May 2015
The Wrap just broke the news that the next project of Jason Reitman (Juno, Up in the Air, Thank You for Smoking) won't be a live action feature. It will be an animated film at DreamWorks Animation. More below.
Loosely based on Le Petit Prince, a book by French author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince is a film directed by Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda). It's a combination of two animation techniques: CG and stop-motion. Does the movie do justice to the source material? Yes, mostly. Read the review below.
Monday, 25 May 2015
After the very well received Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, Brad Bird is directing yet another live action film. Will Tomorrowland be as universally praised as all of his other works? Well, no. It isn't.
But I still think people should see it it; more than that: I actually loved the film. Find out why in the following review.
The Hollywood Reporter revealed that two actresses will be lending their voices to new characters in The Croods 2, the sequel to DreamWorks 2012 film following a prehistoric family. These actresses are Leslie Mann and Kat Dennings. More after the break.
Wednesday, 20 May 2015
John Lasseter (Chief Creative Officer at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios) is currently at the Cannes Film Festival where Pete Docter's Inside Out premiered on Monday. But while he was at Cannes, why wouldn't he also talk about the future? Thankfully he did, and some new tidbits on The Good Dinosaur, Finding Dory, Zootopia and Moana came through. More after the break.
We shared a first picture of Aardman's Early Man last week. But here's something more official and more revealing: this is the first time the faces of the two main characters are shown. More after the break.
Tuesday, 19 May 2015
Inside Out premiered at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday, and has received high praise from pretty much everyone who's seen it. One month before the US release date (19th June), Pixar unveiled two clips of the Pete Docter film. Watch them below.
Friday, 15 May 2015
After the Sadness, Fear, Disgust and Anger previews on Yahoo! Movies, here is the one dedicated to the main character of Inside Out. Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) voices Joy in the film and explains in the following clip why this emotion is the best.
We reported a few days ago that Nick Park was working on a new stop-motion film for Aardman set in prehistoric times called Early Man. At the Cannes Film Festival, Film Divider caught some demo footage, a teaser image (that you can see above) and something that looks like a more detailed synopsis than the one we've seen before.
Thursday, 14 May 2015
Minions, the spin-off to Illumination Entertainment's star franchise Despicable Me will be released this summer, but you can watch a brand new trailer for it right now. And yes, it's pretty hilarious. Check it out below.
Previously on A113Animation: we had the Sadness preview on Monday, Fear on Tuesday, Disgust yesterday and today we have a sneak peek dedicated to Anger. The emotion is voiced by Lewis Black, and the comedian also introduces us to this Yahoo! Movies exclusive video. Watch it below.
Harry Shearer, the voice talent behind some of the most popular characters in The Simpsons (including Ned Flanders, Mr. Burns, Smithers, Lenny, Principal Skinner, Reverend Lovejoy and Kent Brockman), apparently quit the show.
Wednesday, 13 May 2015
IGN has some casting news regarding the Ratchet & Clank movie. The CG movie based on the popular video game franchise of the same name will premiere in Cannes (where the Film Festival opened today) in the next few days, but will only be released next year. See which big names joined the voice cast after the break.
Yesterday, I speculated the next Inside Out preview from Yahoo! Movies would be about Disgust. And, quite shockingly, I was right. Continue reading if you want to see Mindy Kaling talk about her character from the upcoming Pixar movie, and some new footage featuring Disgust.
Tuesday, 12 May 2015
We talked about this new Muppet TV show sometime ago, when it wasn't sure it would be picked up by ABC. But it was, and to celebrate the news, the network shared a trailer for the upcoming series. Watch it below.
After yesterday's Sadness preview, today is Fear's turn. Yahoo! Movies debuted another featurette about the Inside Out character voiced by Bill Hader; and it is Hader who presents the one-minute video. Watch it below.
Monday, 11 May 2015
Brad Bird is currently promoting Tomorrowland (which is releasing pretty soon), but Collider asked him a question about one of his earlier films - the first feature he directed, in fact: The Iron Giant. And it looks like the 1999 animated film could be re-released in theaters.
Yahoo! Movies just debuted an Inside Out preview about one of the five main emotions of the film: Sadness. The clip is narrated by Phyllis Smith (The Office), who voices the character. Watch the featurette below.
Thursday, 7 May 2015
The Good Dinosaur has been through some difficult times at Pixar: it's lost a director (Bob Peterson) and was delayed 18 months. But the film appears to be on the right tracks again, and Pete Sohn (Partly Cloudy) is currently hard at work, directing what will be Pixar's 16's feature film. But it appears some sacrifices had to be made.
Warning: If you haven't seen Avengers: Age of Ultron yet, this post contain spoilers on which characters survive the events of said movie.
Principal photography has begun on Captain America: Civil War, and Marvel took this opportunity to issue a press release with a lot on informations on the upcoming film.
We've known for a while that Civil War would be pretty big; we probably didn't know how much an understatement 'pretty big' is. More after the break.
Wednesday, 6 May 2015
Be excited! Be very excited, animations fans, because Nick Park (Wallace & Gromit, Chicken Run) is working on a new stop-motion movie, as it was announced by Aardman today. The film will be called Early Man.
Tuesday, 5 May 2015
Cartoon Saloon is mostly known for Tomm Moore's feature films (The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea), but the studio is developing a number of various projects, including TV series; one of them is called Ellie the Ace, and you can see a trailer for it below.
Friday, 1 May 2015
Dr Seuss' stories have already been adapted to animation twice, with Horton Hears a Who! (2008, by Jimmy Hayward and Steve Martino at Blue Sky Studios) and The Lorax (2012, by Chris Renaud and Kyle Balda at Illumination Entertainment). It's no surprise that it happened, as Dr Seuss imaginative worlds are a perfect fit for animation. And it's about to happen again, since Netflix and Warner Bros. Animation are currently developing a show based on Green Eggs and Ham.