Back in March we got our first look at the forthcoming big screen animated film Peanuts, which is due to hit theaters around Xmas time next year. Today, just about a year ahead of the film’s release, we get to see the first full-length trailer for the CGI animated movie. As you can see, Snoopy as The WWII Flying Ace is the star of this first trailer but we do get to see what the Peanuts gang will look like in animated form at the end of this very cute trailer. Part of me still feels a bit weary of a CGI animated Peanuts movie but the spirit of the original version of the characters seems intact. From what I can hear, the character voices sound decent as well so … we’ll see. I’m hopeful this Peanuts movie will be a modern and respectful new incarnation of the characters we love so dearly. What do you think of this first Peanuts trailer?
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Academy Award-winning director John Lasseter will direct
Back in April of 2013 we learned that Disney/Pixar announced plans to make a Finding Nemo sequel film titled Finding Dory and in March of this year we learned that the studio is planning to make sequel films for Cars and The Incredibles. Today we learn that another sequel film is coming our way from the most beloved Pixar film franchise there is — Toy Story! Despite the fact that we were told that Toy Story 3 would be the last feature film from the franchise, the announcement was made yesterday that Toy Story 4 will be coming our way in 2017 … with Academy Award-winning director John Lasseter coming back to direct the film!!! More »
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Meet Kevin, Stuart and Bob
Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for the upcoming animated prequel film Minions based on those cute little yellow creatures that were introduced in the Steve Carrell film Despicable Me. As you may know, Minions was originally scheduled for release this holiday season but it was pushed back to a summer 2015 release instead. While I thought the minions were cute in Despicable Me, I have felt for a long time that they were just a rip-off of the cute alien creatures that were introduced in Disney/Pixar‘s Toy Story movies. BUT, I’ve since learned an appreciation for the minions and I consider myself a fan now. My guess is that if you have kids, or even if you’re a grown ass adult, you like the minions too so … check out the trailer above and see what is coming our way on July 10, 2015.
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In the past week or so, we got to feast our eyes on TWO (yes, TWO) trailers (HERE and HERE) for the forthcoming superhero sequel spectacular The Avengers: Age of Ultron … so we are very lucky humans. BUT, did it occur to you that the trailers could have ended … better? Well, worry not, an industrious fan put together a video that shows how the trailer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron Should Have Ended … and you can watch it in full above. Enjoy.
Coming in 2016
In December of last year, Walt Disney Animation announced the production of a new animated film which will star a South Pacific protagonist character set for release in 2018. Today we learn that that film, Moana, has been pushed up for a release date in late 2016 … and we get our first look at the concept art for the film. Click below to get your first look at what Moana will look like when the movie hits theaters in 2 years and learn more about this exciting new film. More »
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This is a bona fide TRAVESTY
Ugh. For years now, uninspired producers have been mining properties from the past in order to reboot them for a new generation to capitalize from. Books, TV shows and movies from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s have been retooled and revamped in new modern incarnations, usually in pretty bad ways. Today we learn that the ’80s toy/cartoon Rainbow Brite has been reimagined as a new animated TV series which looks so painfully bad that I cringe even thinking about the horror that YOU will feel when you watch the trailer above. Trust me, I feel your pain … I’ve already watched it and I hate my eyes for what they have seen. This new version of Rainbow Brite is such shit that, except for the fact that actress Molly Ringwald voices the villain, I can’t even think of one positive thing to say about it. But, in order to see that I am not exaggerating, you have to watch the trailer above and see what they have done to Rainbow Brite … then you can cleanse your palette below by watching a FULL episode of the original ’80s cartoon version of Rainbow Brite. More »
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Coming in 2017
After the huge success of The Lego Movie earlier this year, it was announced that a sequel would be coming out way in 2017. Today we learn that The Lego Movie 2 has been pushed back and, in its place, a stand-alone Lego Batman movie will be released in its place. Warner Bros. seems anxious to capitalize on the popularity of Lego Batman so they’ve decided to fast-track an animated movie that will star the tiny Dark Knight. More »
Pixar has a new animated feature film coming our way next summer and they are already teasing us with what’s to come. Inside Out will tell the animated tale about the emotions that live inside a little girl’s head … which will likely turnout to be a huge hit at the box office. As you can see in the embed above, Pixar has enjoyed much success exploiting our emotional welfare with the movies they have released thus far. Can you imagine what they are going to do to us with a movie solely about emotions? Check out the teaser video above and then click below to read the official movie description for Pixar‘s Inside Out. More »
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Starring Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Maya Rudolph and more
In what was an inevitability in this age of uninspired movie ideas, today we learn that producers have decided to turn the wildly popular video game Angry Birds into an animated feature-length film. Angry Birds was created as a mobile video game but has since exploded into much more. In the summer of 2016, it will explode in movie theaters as a feature film starring the voices of Maya Rudolph, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage and Jason Sudeikis. Click below to see a promo image from this new Angry Birds film and learn more about the video game’s transition from mobile phones to movie theaters. More »
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Dear Joss Whedon, bring this to life
I’ve been meaning to post this video for a few days now but better late than never. A very talented Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan named Stephen Byrne has created an opening title sequence for a fiction TV series titled The Animated Adventures of Buffy. As you can see above, the animation is really expertly done … so much so that it really makes me wish the TV series really existed. Sigh. I’ve watched this video clip over and over for a few days now and I never get tired of watching. If only Joss Whedon could find a way to bring this animated series to life … then all of my dreams could come true. Buffy fans, watch this video and fall in love.