Thursday, October 31, 2013

Super Fun Trailer for "The Lego Movie"


A new trailer for The Lego Movie is finally here… And boy is it a lot of fun!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Where's The Party At?


Pixar's The Good Dinosaur was to have a Monsters University short film attached to it. Problem is, that Pixar film had been delayed from its planned summer 2014 release to the autumn of 2015. Of course, we all know this happened and why it had to happen, but…

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Figuring Fox's Animation Slate Out


In an attempt to fire back at a very confident Disney, who announced a giant upcoming animation slate that ended in fall 2018, 20th Century Fox grabbed dates for animated films from DreamWorks, Blue Sky and Fox Animation. Their slate capped off a month after Disney's...

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Peanut Positivity


A new film based on Peanuts is something to celebrate, right?

Raising The Stakes... Again


The teaser trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the third installment of Marvel Studios' second phase of their cinematic universe, has surfaced...

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

No Tintin 2?


Peter Jackson, in an interview with the New Zealand Herald, stated that after The Hobbit trilogy wraps up, he will be going small-scale...

Animation Box Office Update (October 2013)


We are now in a rather slow month for box office, though this month may be blockbuster month one day thanks to the success of Alfonso Cauron's Gravity - which I finally saw yesterday and greatly admired -  and we'll start seeing bigger films open during this month. Heck, it may be ripe for big animated films! LAIKA and Reel FX could make that month a goldmine, amongst other studios...

Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Event


To the people at Disney marketing... I have one thing to say...

Now that's how you do a trailer!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Spooktacular


I couldn't resist the pun, Pixar's first ever television special delivered on all fronts. Toy Story of Terror is not only a lot of fun, but it's another great adventure with the beloved toy gang.

Marvel's Pieces


Months ago, two Disney/Marvel fanatics and I speculated about Marvel's future. Marvel's much-touted Marvel Cinematic Universe is truly firing on all cylinders, as it took off like a rocket with Iron Man over five years ago. With The Avengers behind them, the second phase is already bursting: More films, a television series, more one-shots and other media that's making this franchise grow rapidly. More and more people are getting enthralled with all of this.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

That Second Sequel...


Remember when Disney CEO Bob Iger stated months ago that more sequels were in the pipeline after Monsters University?

Sunday, October 13, 2013

I Wanna See That!


This weekend, Alfonso Cauron's highly acclaimed Gravity fell an amazing 20% this weekend, grossing $44 million over the course of three days. Word of mouth is going to be particularly strong for this one, but it's a bit of an anomaly. A lot of "leggy" films often open small (The Help is a good example, off the top of my head) and end up grossing more than $100 million domestically based on the word of mouth, people who saw it telling their friends to go to see it, etc.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Reinventing Spree


Jeffrey Katzenberg has been getting rather ambitious lately, hasn't he? Well, in a business sense, yes.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Farewell, Pixar Canada...


Shocking news hit today... Pixar Canada is no more.

The Popeye Problem


Sony Pictures Animation has a computer animated film based on Popeye in the works, I'm sure you've read about it somewhere. This film was originally scheduled for a fall 2014 release, September 26th to be specific. Genndy Tartakovsky, animation genius and director of the studio's highly successful Hotel Transylvania, is directing it. With how successful Hotel Transylvania was - a project that he salvaged with very little time - it seemed like this film would definitely hit theaters next autumn, right?

Sunday, October 6, 2013

The Lost Re-release


This is an interesting bit of Disney history that seems to be overlooked... One that concerns a re-release of one of their classic animated films...

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Ambitious Rebound


The Hunchback of Notre Dame is definitely one of the most notable and interesting films in the Disney animation canon, for its ambitions and darker content but also for good examples of the problems that Disney was having with their animated films at the time... Did it continue the successful streak that the company was enjoying in the 1990s? Or did it slow things down?

More Speed


Sega announced today that a new animated series based on their long-running Sonic The Hedgehog franchise is coming next autumn...

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

2015... The Real Big Year


Earlier in the year, I talked about how 2014 would not only be a better year for animation than this year, but also just a great one in general. The best one since the bursting-with-goodness 2010...