Archive for the Animation Category

First Look: Here Is The First Trailer For The Feature Film ‘Pixels’

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"Pac-Man is a bad guy?!"

Hey, remember that animated short film titled Pixels that we saw WAY back in 2010 that showed NYC getting destroyed by adorable arcade video game characters? Remember how we learned shortly after that short film was released that it would be adapted into a feature film? Well, today we get our first look at the first trailer for the Pixels feature film. In this movie, aliens attack Earth with giant video game characters bend on totally destruction of the human race … but in the cutest way possible. It’s Man vs. Pac-Man for world domination. I really love the short film so I’m really looking forward to this big screen adaptation. Click the embed above to watch the trailer for Pixels the 3D movie, which will open in theaters this summer … then click below to have another look at the original Pixels short film. More »

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Movie Review: ‘Cinderella’, ‘Transformers: The Movie’ & ‘GI Joe: The Movie’ Double Feature

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My Saturday was packed full with really fun stuff to do with really great people. In the morning, I was invited to attend an early screening of Cinderella at the El Capitan Theater so I asked my Disney friend Elena to attend with me. We had a very nice movie date together. Later in the day, I met up with Adriana again for a fun movie double feature of the 1986 animated film Transformers: The Movie and the 1987 animated film GI Joe: The Movie at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. THEN, I had to be up and at Knott’s Berry Farm early this morning to run the Coaster Run 10K race. So, yeah, busy but fun! More »

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‘Toy Story 4′ Will Not Be A Continuation Of The First 3 ‘Toy Story’ Movies

'TS4' will likely be its own stand-alone movie

Back in November, Disney/Pixar announced the production of a 4th Toy Story animated movie. At the time, it was assumed that Toy Story 4 would pick up where Toy Story 3 left off … which didn’t sit well with fans who felt Toy Story 1, 2 and 3 made up a perfectly concluded trilogy. Today we learn from Pixar president Jim Morris that Toy Story 4 will NOT be a continuation of the earlier Toy Story films. What’s more, Toy Story 4 won’t even be the start of a new trilogy of films. According to Morris, the plan is for the next Toy Story movie to be its own stand-alone movie … which sounds like an excellent idea to me. More »

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Sarah Michelle Gellar Joins The Season 2 Cast Of ‘Star Wars: Rebels’

SMG joins hubby Freddie Prinze, Jr. on the show

Earlier today I blogged about how I binge-watched the entire first season of Star Wars: Rebels in Disney XD last night so that I could watch the season finale episode live and right now we learn the AMAZING news that Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Sarah Michelle Gellar has been added to the season 2 cast of the show! Sarah‘s husband Freddie Prinze, Jr. provides the voice for Jedi master/rebel Kanan on the show and now his wife will be providing her voice for an as-yet unrevealed character on the show. AHHH! This is such great news, click below to learn more. More »

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‘Rebels’ Yell

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Last night, Disney XD aired the season 1 finale episode of their new animated TV series Star Wars: Rebels and I spent most of my evening/night binging on the entire first season of the show so that I could watch the finale ep live. I wasn’t able to watch the finale ep, Fire Across the Galaxy, live but I did manage to watch the whole first season in full. It was reported a few weeks ago that Darth Vader would be making an appearance on the finale ep and I wanted to see the ep play out without being spoiled the following day so, I decided to spend my night watching Star Wars: Rebels. More »

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Kimber & Stormer Will Be Gay Lovers In The New ‘Jem And The Holograms’ Comic Book Series

"Jem was always really diverse"

Earlier this week we got a new look at the upcoming Jem and the Holograms comic book series when the first photos of the comic book versions of The Misfits were revealed on the cover of Jem and the Holograms #2. Today we learn that the writer and artist of this new Jem comic book series have made two of the main characters gay. Kimber Benton (the keytar playing younger sister of Jerrica Benton / Jem) and Mary Stormer Phillips (the songwriter and guitar player for The Misfits) will be gay in this new comic book series and they will be involved in a romantic relationship. This is awesome! In the ’80s cartoon series, Kimber and Stormer were secret friends even tho they were on rival bands and they even had an entire episode devoted to their collaborative friendship. It would appear that this new comic book version of Jem will take that friendship and turn it into a love affair … which I fully support! More »

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Netflix Is Bringing Us Animated Reboots Of ‘Inspector Gadget’ And ‘Danger Mouse’

Yesterday we learned that Disney is bringing the animated series DuckTales back to TV and today we learn that Netflix is also bringing back beloved animated TV shows from days of yore. New versions of Inspector Gadget and Danger Mouse will premiere on Netflix starting next month in an attempt to attract more kids to the video streaming service. As I understand it, the new version of Inspector Gadget has already aired in Europe but it will be aired here in the US on Netflix. Click below to learn more about these rebooted animated shows and get your first look at what the new Inspector Gadget, Penny and Brain look like. More »

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The ‘LEGO Movie’ Sequel Gets A Title And A New Director

Coming in 2018

Shortly after The LEGO Movie was released last year, a sequel film was announced for 2017. A few months later, we learned that Warner Bros. decided to fast track a Batman LEGO animated movie to follow a Ninjago LEGO animated movie and the LEGO Movie sequel was pushed back to 2018. Today we learn that The LEGO Movie 2 has been given a title and a new director. This time around, Rob Schrab will be helming the new LEGO movie … which has been brilliantly titled The LEGO Movie Sequel. Haha. More »

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OMG! Disney Is Bringing Back ‘DuckTales’! Woo Ooo!

Coming to Disney XD

Say, are you fan of the Disney animated series DuckTales? Cuz, if you are … HAVE I GOT GREAT NEWS FOR YOU! Disney has announced that they are reviving DuckTales in a new animated series that will air on its cable network Disney XD in 2017. The original version of DuckTales — which stars Scrooge McDuck and his nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie — aired on network television back in the late ’80s and remains a beloved cartoon of many of us who were alive to watch the series. Now, Disney wants to bring the adventures of their Duck characters to a whole new generation of kids. Read on for more deets. More »

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First Listen: Rihanna Has Released A New Song Titled ‘Towards The Sun’

Featured on the soundtrack for the animated film 'Home'

Earlier this month, Rihanna released a music video for her new single FourFiveSeconds which, as I’m sure you’re well aware, features Paul McCartney and Kanye West. Today we get to hear a NEW Rihanna song that has just been released for our listening pleasure. Towards The Sun is a soaring pop song that is featured on the original motion picture soundtrack for the new Dreamworks animated film Home. Rihanna (well her voice, actually) stars in this animated movie and she produced an entire concept album for the film. Click below to hear Towards The Sun and see what you think. I’m loving this song, I think you will, too. More »

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