Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Disney Pushes Back 'Wreck-It Ralph 2' and 'Gigantic', Dates 'Frozen 2'

Disney just released a bunch of new release dates for its upcoming feature films, including the animated slate. Check below to learn when we'll get to see those. Spoiler alert: you won't be too happy about some of the announcements.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Watch: A Trailer for 'Big Bad Fox' by one of the 'Ernest and Celestine' Directors

Benjamin Renner (one of the directors behind the great Ernest & Celestine) is directing Le Grand Méchant Renard - Big Bad Wolf in English (along with Patrick Imbert, animation director on Ernest & Celestine and April and the Twisted World).
Big Bad Wolf is a traditionally animated film based on Renner's comic book of the same name, which was released in 2015.
Check out the trailer for the film (with French dialogue) below.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Disney and LucasFilm Are Launching 'Star Wars Forces of Destiny'

Forces of Destiny is a multi-part campaign based on the heroines of the Star Wars universe. It will introduce a new line of toys, books and a new animated TV series. The episodes will be very short (2-3 minutes), and tell key moments in the lives of Leia, Jyn Erso, Rey and more female characters of the extended saga.

Get a first look at what the show will look like in the presentation video below.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Meet the Robinsons 10th Anniversary: How it changed and brought new life to Walt Disney Animation Studios

Today marks the 10th anniversary of Disney Animation's 47th film - Meet the Robinsons - a film that may not be well-remembered or universally beloved but that nonetheless, ushered a new golden age of animated features at WDAS and deserves to be remembered, re-watched and discovered by audiences around the world.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Watch: 'Dante's Lunch', a New Pixar Short set in the 'Coco' Universe

Usually, the shorts based on Pixar feature films arrive after the movie itself; but the Emeryville studio apparently decided to shake things up with Coco: a few months before the release of the Lee Unkrich film, Yahoo Movies got an exclusive short called Dante's Lunch, starring Dante, the hairless dog that appeared in the Coco teaser trailer. Watch it below.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Watch: The 'Ferdinand' Trailer is a Bull in a China Shop

Blue Sky Studio's next feature film is Ferdinand, the story about a gentle bull set in Spain. The film is directed by Carlos Saldanha (Rio, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs…) and will be released this December in theaters. Take a look at the first trailer for Ferdinand after the break.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Watch: The 'Captain Underpants' Trailer is Finally Here

Just about two months before its US release date, we're finally getting a look at DreamWorks Animation's upcoming feature film: Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. The movie is directed by David Soren (Turbo) and written by Nicholas Stoller, based on a series of books by Dav Pilkey. Now here is the trailer, introduced by Kevin Hart and Ed Helms:

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Watch: A Funny First Teaser for Aardman's 'Early Man'

Next year Aardman will bring us Early Man, the first feature film directed by animation legend Nick Park since Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit in 2005; and we have a first teaser for it just below, introduced by Eddie Redmayne who voices Dug, the protagonist of the film.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Watch: The Mesmerizing 'Coco' Trailer is Here!

After making us all cry with Toy Story 3 in 2010, Lee Unkrich is back (probably for more of our tears) with Coco, a story about the Mexican day of the dead (or Dìa de los Muertos). The first trailer for Coco just dropped, and you can witness how wonderful it looks just below.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Watch: The New 'Despicable Me 3' Trailer Reveals Gru's Brother

As it turns out, the first two Despicable Me films have kept one big secret from us: Gru has a twin brother called Dru. Only he doesn't know about it, and he'll only meet him in Despicable Me 3 when it hits theaters this summer. Watch the trailer introducing Dru below.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Watch: The First Teaser for Tomm Moore's 'Wolfwalkers'

Tomm Moore, the man behind the wonderful The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea will be back soon with a new feature film called Wolfwalkers. And a first teaser for it just popped on Cartoon Creek's Facebook page. See the short video below.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

New 'Cars 3' Characters and Voice Actors Revealed

Ahead of the Cars 3 release (this summer), Disney/Pixar has released information on not one, not two, but three new characters in the Cars universe. Here they are below, along  with a brief description and the actor set to voice them.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Watch: Scooge McDuck is Back in the First 'DuckTales' Trailer

The first trailer for the DuckTales reboot is here, featuring the beloved Scrooge McDuck (voiced by David Tennant), his grandnephews Huey, Dewey and Louie, and even the famous theme-song from the original series. Watch the video after the break.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

DreamWorks' 'Trolls' Gets a Sequel

DreamWorks has announced via twitter that a sequel to last year's Trolls would be released in theaters on 10 April, 2020. And that's just about it. The embedded tweet is just below.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Watch: An Extended Look at 'Cars 3'

Disney/Pixar just released a new trailer - labelled as an extended look - for Cars 3. It's called Next Generation, has a 90 seconds length and you can watch it below.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Taika Waititi and Mark Gustafson Will Direct 'Bubbles'

Deadline reports that Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows, A113Animation Award winner Hunt for the Wilderpeople, the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok…) and Mark Gustafson (co-directing the upcoming Pinocchio with Guillermo del Toro) will helm Bubbles, a stop motion film about Michael Jackson's chimpanzee.

Saturday, 11 February 2017

'The LEGO Batman Movie' Review: You Had Me at 'LEGO'

Back in 2014, when The LEGO Movie hadn't been released, the LEGO cinematic universe was nothing, and nobody expected the film to be great - or do great at the box office. Yet here we here, three years later, and pretty much everyone is hyped for The LEGO Batman Movie. The trailers have been hilarious and we were expecting a very funny film. Was the hype justified? Well, we're glad to confirm it was: The LEGO Batman Movie is funny, and is also much more. Read our spoiler-free review below.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Watch: 'The LEGO Ninjago Movie' Trailer

After The LEGO Batman Movie is released in the upcoming days, the next entry in the LEGO cinematic universe will be The LEGO Ninjago Movie, later this year (in September). Watch the first trailer for the film after the break.

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Mike Mitchell Replaces Rob Schrab as Director of 'The LEGO Movie Sequel'

We're only one year away from the planned release of The LEGO Movie Sequel and yet The Hollywood Reporter has just revealed that Rob Schrab has been replaced as director by Mike Mitchell.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Get a First Look at Pixar's 'Lou'

The short film that will be paired with Cars 3 when it is released this upcoming summer is called, Lou, and thanks to USA Today we've got a first look at it (see picture above) and a few story details about it (see below).

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Illumination Entertainment Announces 'Sing 2'

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Illumination Entertainment and Universal are so happy with the Sing critical and box-office success that a sequel is already planned. Sing 2 is scheduled for a 25 December, 2020 opening.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

The Lord/Miller 'Spider-Man' Will Feature Miles Morales

It was heavily rumoured that the Spider-Man in the animated film produced by Chris Miller and Phil Lord would be Miles Morales, not Peter Parker. Sony has now confirmed it during a presentation in Los Angeles (and on twitter). Get the details below.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

The 6th A113Animation Awards Results

The results to the most prestigious and anticipated prizes of the Award season (ahem) are in! As always, keep in mind the winners have been decided by William, Munir and me (Damien) based on our personal tastes.
That being said, here are the winners of the 6th A113Animation Awards in bold and gold (go to the bottom of the post for a breakdown of the results).

Friday, 13 January 2017

Watch: Here's A New Trailer for 'Tangled: Before Ever After'

Tangled: Before Ever After is both a TV Movie and a series. Both will air on Disney Channel later this year: the movie will launch the series based on the 2010 WDAS' classic Tangled. Both Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi will reprise their roles as Rapunzel and Flynn Rider, respectively, while Alan Menken will write new songs. The main difference between the feature film and this TV version is the transition from CGI to traditional animation. Watch the new trailer below.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Watch: A New 'Cars 3' Sneak Peek

The new Cars 3 trailer is an extended version of the teaser Pixar released a few weeks ago. The first half is the same (dark and hopeless), while the rest of it is more action-packed, with a quick look at some of the different races we'll see in the film. Watch the sneak peek below.

Thursday, 5 January 2017

The 6th A113Animation Awards Nominations

Welcome to the 6th edition of the A113Animation Awards! We've got a good one for you this year, considering the amount of amazing animated films that have been released in the past 12 months. 2016 is arguably the best year for animation since 2012, and the choices ahead of us are going to be quite tough.

The winners will be picked by me (Damien), while William (our Founder/Editor-in-Chief) and Munir (writer and WDAS specialist) will each choose their favourite movie of the year in the Staff Picks category; you, dear A113Animation readers, will also be allowed to award one of the trophies (The People's Favourite Animated Film Award) through the poll below.

The films eligible for an Award must have been released in the UK in 2016. The Winners will be announced on Saturday 14th January. Without further ado and in alphabetical order by film, here are the 6th A113Animation Awards Nominations:

New Details Emerge on 'Cars 3'

Entertainment Weekly got an exclusive first-look at some of the characters from Pixar's Cars 3, including two new member in the Cars family: villain Jackson Storm (voiced by Armie Hammer) and Cruz Ramirez (Cristela Alonzo), Lightning McQueen's new trainer. Get a good look Storm, Ramirez and McQueen below (and at EW.com).