Sunday, 29 November 2015
It's finally here. The Good Dinosaur has been announced, then pushed back, was sort of remade and the finished filmed just reached our theaters. Originally, Bob Peterson (co-director of Up) was going to direct it, but he had to leave the project in 2013. Pete Sohn (Partly Cloudy) took over as the solo director; a change of director is usually not a good sign. However, Pixar has had a few of those situations in the past, and at least one of them ended with a brilliant film (Ratatouille). Some other times, it hasn't been that great (ahem, Cars 2).
Fortunately, The Good Dinosaur is closer from Ratatouille than Cars 2. Our review below.
Wednesday, 25 November 2015
Marvel's next big event is looming on the horizon, with a release date set for the 29th April (UK) / 6th May (US), 2016. Captain America: Civil War is sure to be a box office hit next year, as most of the superheroes from the MCU (plus some new faces) will collide in what looks like an epic showdown. Watch the trailer below.
Monday, 23 November 2015
Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures have released another teaser for their upcoming feature film, The secret Life of Pets. It's a rather cute one, but don't expect big revelations on the plot. In fact, expect nothing at all. This is just a nice little Christmassy video informing you that the film will arrive next summer.
The first trailer for Disney's upcoming Zootopia just dropped on the Walt Disney Animation Studios' YouTube channel, and it's priceless. A warning though: this is more a clip than a real trailer. Watch it below.
Friday, 20 November 2015
This is kind of a good news/bad news situation here; the good news being that, according to the Hollywood Reporter, Edgar Wright will co-write and direct an animated film at DreamWorks centered on the concept of shadows. Now, the bad: Me and My Shadow, another DreamWorks project helmed by Alessandro Carloni with a similar concept seems to be cancelled for good.
Wednesday, 18 November 2015
Entertainment Weekly debuted a clip for the upcoming The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar, a The Lion King spin-off TV Movie premiering on the 22nd November on Disney Channel. Watch the clip embedded below.
Wednesday, 11 November 2015
Tuesday, 10 November 2015
Sunday, 8 November 2015
Previously: Asterix: The Land of the Gods
What is it?
April and the Twisted World (aka Avril et le Monde Truqué in its original version) is a 2D animated adventure film set in a steampunk/uchronic world; in 1870, a single event derails the course of History, and in the 20th century France is still an Empire ruled by the Bonapartes (most of the film happens under the tenure of Napoléon V). The great scientists of the world are mysteriously disappearing, which causes scientific advances to stall. As a result, everything runs on steam or coal and the Earth has gone through a massive deforestation.
The story follows April, a young girl living in Paris with her talking cat Darwin. She'll have to find out what happened to the scientists, including her missing parents.
Wednesday, 4 November 2015
It's completely The Good Dinosaur's month, with Pixar's 16th feature film premiering on the 25th November in the US and two days later in the UK. The Disney UK Youtube channel is celebrating with a clip from the film. You can watch it below.
Tuesday, 3 November 2015
Variety reports that legendary animation director Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline…) will team up with Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key (also known as Key & Peele) to develop a stop-motion film called Wendell and Wild.
Po is back in a third adventure due next year in theaters, but this time he won't be the only Panda in the picture. Laughs, some kung fu action and gorgeous images are waiting for you just below, in the second trailer for DreamWorks' Kung Fu Panda 3.
Charlie Kaufman (writer of Being John Malkovich, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind…) has written and directed a stop-motion film called Anomalisa, which tells the story of Michael Stone, an author of books on customer service who's unable to connect to people. Watch the trailer below.
Sunday, 1 November 2015
Zootopia, Disney's upcoming animated film, had a presentation in Paris on the 5th October. Six scenes were shown to bloggers and journalists, and an interview with Clark Spencer (who produces the film) was set up. Chronique Disney just posted the best bits of the interview, where Clark Spencer reveals that the score will be written by Michael Giacchino.