Unique animated comedy from comic-book artist/graphic novelist Dash Shaw also features voices of Reggie Watts, Susan Sarandon, Maya Rudolph
John Cena has proven that he can do action (The Marine, this May’s The Wall), but as evidenced by his scene-stealing turns in Trainwreck, Sisters, and Daddy’s Home, his secret big-screen weapon is his sharp comedic timing. The wrestler-turned-actor will finally get to fully flaunt his funny side when he headlines Fox and Blue Sky Studio’s latest joint venture, this winter’s animated adventure Ferdinand — and we have your exclusive first look at the horned protagonist he’ll be voicing.
In an interview with io9, franchise executive producer defends performance of 2016 female-led reboot, believes there's still demand for future films
Nothing says “IT’S CHRISTMAS!” quite like Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ and now the beloved festive tune is being turned into a movie. Based on the song and the 2015 children’s novel it inspired, ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ is currently in production with the 3D animation feature coming to DVD this coming Christmas. Watch the announcement teaser, featuring Mariah herself, above.
How far did Moana go from the initial drawing-board version? With the Oscar-contending animated hit heading home (the Digital HD version arrives Tuesday while the Blu-ray/DVD hits shelves on March 7), Yahoo Movies has an exclusive deleted scene (watch it above) that shows how the title heroine evolved as a character. As they set up the clip, directors Ron Clements (the one with the beard) and John Musker reveal where it originally had fit in the film.
Sony Pictures Animation confirms the character is the webslinger in upcoming feature written by Phil Lord, who will also executive produce the project alongside his 'Lego Movie' and 'Young Han Solo' co-director Chris Miller
By Mia Galuppo, The Hollywood Reporter Patrick Stewart is joining Sony Pictures Animation’s The Emoji Movie as Poop. The Emoji Movie follows Gene (T.J. Miller), an emoji born with multiple expressions, who teams up with the notorious code-breaker Jailbreak (Ilana Glazer) on an adventure through a teenager’s phone. Related: Sony Debuts ‘Emoji Movie’ With Vertical Teaser Trailer Other new voices in the feature are Jennifer Coolidge as Gene’s mother, Mary Meh, and SNL grad Maya Rudolph as Smiler. Jake T. Austin will be playing Emoji‘s resident teen, Alex. ...
2016 may be remembered for a lot of things, but even with movie highlights that saw ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ greet the New Year and ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ see it out, there have been plenty of massive titles such as ‘Deadpool’, ‘Captain America: Civil War’, and ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’.
2016 wasn’t quite done when we lost legendary ‘Star Wars’ actress Carrie Fisher and Hollywood royalty (and her mother) Debbie Reynolds at the tail-end of December. Respected and hugely iconic Disney illustrator Tyrus Wong passed away on 30 December at the age of 106. Wong was born in October of 1910 during the Qing dynasty in China, but moved to the USA when he was just 9-years-old.
Pixar has three major sequels on the horizon, but today the legendary studio dropped the first major details regarding its next original film.
Disney have undeniably had roaring success over the past six year after something of a creative slump. Studio Ghibli have arguably been at the forefront of the game for decades, with the Japanese studio producing jaw-dropping feature after jaw-dropping feature. Above: Hayao Miyazaki’s Oscar-winning triumph ‘Spirited Away’.
Two high-profile Pixar sequels are swapping dates thanks to an accelerated production schedule for Incredibles 2, Disney insiders tell THR
Sony Pictures is preparing a major push to nab an unlikely Oscar nomination for R-Rated animation ‘Sausage Party’ at next year’s awards ceremony. Not only is the studio pushing for a Best Animated Feature nod, it thinks the film has a chance in the Best Original Song category as well. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony Pictures chairman Tom Rothman said: “Academy members are way smarter and more forward-thinking than people realise.
Brad Bird has offered an update on the upcoming sequel to Pixar classic ‘The Incredibles’, revealing little in the way of story but promising “new directions”. At this early stage very little is known about the sequel other than Brad Bird’s return as writer and director, and the fact it’s been set a 21 June, 2019 release date. 'The Incredibles 2’ will mark Bird’s return to animation following two live action films in 'Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol’ and 'Tomorrowland’.
In case you were wondering how well the ‘Angry Birds’ movie did, the answer it seems is ‘rather well’, as it’s prompted a sequel. According to The Wall Street Journal, the game’s developers are moving forward with a follow up to the animated film released earlier this year. Rovio’s Chief Executive Kati Levoranta confirmed that fans would see a sequel to the popular mobile game that spawned its first movie in May, which went on to take a tidy $347 million in ticket sales from a modest $73 million budget.
Animated movies have become so much a part of the Hollywood narrative that these days you don’t even need to co-opt a small person for an excuse to see the latest dazzling work of creativity from Pixar, Disney, Dreamworks Animation or Universal Animation Studios (home of the Minions).
From Laika, the studio behind 'The Boxtrolls' and 'Coraline', comes this epic animated action-adventure starring Matthew McConaughey and Charlize Theron. In UK cinemas 9 September.
According to The Wrap, The Walt Disney Studios will be making yet-another live action movie… this time, about Snow White’s sister. Apparently, her sister – known as Rose Red – appeared in the Grimm fairy tale, ‘Snow White and Rose Red’… but this had no relation to the other fairy tale, ‘Snow White’ which formed the basis of the animated classic, ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarves’. The ‘Rose Red’ movie will see Tara Farney as executive producer, with Justin Merz and Adam Rodin co-producing.
J.J. Abrams almost made a ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ sequel. During an interview with The Nerdist, the director of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ revealed how he once repaired a bunch of 8mm films for Steven Spielberg… and how he later approached him about ‘Roger Rabbit 2’. “I’ve told this story before, but when I was 16 Kathleen Kennedy called Matt Reeves and I, to ask if we would repair these 8mm films Steven had made when he was a kid,” he revealed.
No doubt anyone out there who loves animation has been looking forward to ‘The Little Prince’ for some time, but Paramount have decided to can it right before release. Its director, Mark Osborne, took to his personal Twitter to announce the frustrating news that his stop motion and computer generated feature was not coming out this month in the US as originally planned, and that fans would unfortunately have to wait a little longer before seeing it. The anticipated film, based on classic 1943 book by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, débuted at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, and has already made around $80 million in overseas revenue.
An enlightening post on the Disney blog has revealed that Disney Animation Studios has been hiding Mickey Mouse in its films for many years. From 'Frozen’ to 'Aladdin’ and even as far back as the company’s first animated feature 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’, the image of Mickey has been sneaked into the studios animated films right under our very noses. Here are some of the best hidden Mickeys that Disney has pointed out.
It’s hard to believe that Disney’s Arabian Nights classic ‘Aladdin’ is almost 25 years old, and while we’re all familiar with the adventure Al and his trusty sidekick Abu embark on, we’ve uncovered some of the more fascinating things about the film you might not know. Remember the peddler we see right at the beginning who introduces us to the movie world of Aladdin? Well, he was originally meant to be Genie as it was also voiced by the late Robin Williams.
Joe Alaskey - the modern-day voice of Bugs Bunny - has died aged 63. The American voice actor, renowned as the modern-day Bugs Bunny (as well as voicing other iconic cartoon characters such as Daffy Duck as well as Tweety and Sylvester), died of cancer according to multiple reports. “Never doubt that Joe loved each and every one of you,” said spokesperson, K P Lynne on the actor’s Facebook page.