Warner Bros. has tapped “The Book of Life” director Jorge Gutierrez to develop the “Billion Brick Race” project in a studio off-shoot from its Lego franchise. “Billion Brick Race,” which has not yet been greenlit by the studio, was previously in development with Jason Segel and Drew Pearce. Producers are Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Chris... Read more »
Horror specialist Blumhouse Productions is moving into animation, teaming with DreamWorks Animation on a feature film: a dark comedy tentatively titled “Spooky Jack.” The companies have tapped Robert Ben Garant to write the script, based on his original idea about three siblings who move into a new house and accidentally finding monsters — and discover that... Read more »
John Lasseter has stepped down as director of “Toy Story 4,” leaving co-director Josh Cooley to take full reins. Lasseter revealed the news on Friday at D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif. Lasseter, Pixar’s chief creative officer, has directed the first “Toy Story” in 1995. He will stay on the project as an executive producer. Cooley,... Read more »
New Disney-Pixar trailer for 'Cars 3' shows it’ll be pressure a young hot shot puts on a crafty veteran coming to terms with aging that drives the story
Third film in Pixar's 'Cars' franchise deals with darker themes, as Lightning fights to stay relevant, avoid selling out his legacy as racing days dwindle
Director Wes Anderson's animated return to theaters after 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' will feature familiar and surprising voice talent on April 20, 2018
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 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.
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.
We’ve seen crazy and outrageous fan theories come and go regarding Disney and Pixar films, but this is perhaps the most chilling (excuse pun) for one about ‘Frozen’. A Redditor called Superclaude1 shared a troubling, but plausible theory that centres on the loveable Sven the reindeer and his own - leading man (of sorts) Kristoff.