Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Watch a 'Blink and You'll Miss it' Tease of Wes Anderson's 'Isle of Dogs'

Wes Anderson with a Fantastic Mr. Fox puppet

Wes Anderson is currently working on his second stop-motion film (after the aptly named Fantastic Mr. Fox in 2009). We know absolutely nothing about the story, except that it will feature dogs. The movie will be called Isle of Dogs and there is a very brief clip featuring one of the dogs (Rex, voiced by Edward Norton) in the video below.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Watch (or not): 'The Emoji Movie' Trailer is More Awkward than Funny

Sony Pictures animation is trying to sell us a movie based on emojis living inside a smartphone. The film is due next summer, and hopefully it will be less embarrassing than this first trailer. If you're still interested, the promotional video for The Emoji Movie can be seen below. You've been warned.

Saturday, 17 December 2016

David Tennant is Scrooge McDuck in 'DuckTales'

The voice cast for the rebooted version of DuckTales has been announced via a video of the actors singing the theme song of the show. Disney fittingly went to a Scottish performer for Scrooge McDuck: David Tennant (perhaps best known for being the Tenth Doctor in Doctor Who) will voice the super-wealthy duck. Watch the video of the whole cast singing below.

Friday, 16 December 2016

Watch: 'The Boss Baby' is Being Humiliated in a New Trailer

Alec Baldwin introduces a new trailer for The Boss Baby, the DreamWorks Animation film in which he voices the main (and titular) character. Watch the video after the break.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Watch: The First 'Despicable Me 3' Trailer

Gru is back: Despicable Me 3 (or Despicable M3) just got its first trailer. In it, a new villain going by the name of Balthazar Bratt and  (voiced by South Park's co-creator Trey Parker) is introduced. Watch the trailer after the break.

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Munir's Disney Retrospective - Animated Classic #56: Moana (2016)

Previous post: Munir's Disney Retrospective - Animated Classic #55: Zootopia (2016)

Walt Disney Animation Studios 55th film, Zootopia, was a complete success grossing (against all odds) over $1b and becoming the third highest grossing film of the year. Audiences were drawn to the fantastic animation, richly-developed characters and a poignant, relevant and timely story. Zootopia continued the winning streak of the studio but it was not their only offering of this year. Moana, their second film of the year, is a more conventional fairy tale that nonetheless provides high-quality entertainment for the whole family and it'll surely become a classic in the years to come.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Pixar Reveals Voice Cast, Plot Details and an Artwork for 'Coco'

Lee Unkrich's next film, Coco, will be out by this time next year, so maybe it was time for Pixar to announce (via Entertainment Weekly) some of the voice cast and a plot for the upcoming movie (which is taking place on the Day of the Dead in Mexico). Learn what's Coco will be about after the break.