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Disney Casts The Voices Of Groot & Rocket In The Upcoming ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Animated Series

Coming to Disney XD

Last summer, at San Diego Comic-Con, Disney announced that an animated series based on Guardians of the Galaxy would be coming to Disney XD sometime this year and today we get a bit of an update on the new series. Voice actors Trevor Devall and Kevin Michael Richardson have been cast in the roles of Rocket the Raccoon and Groot respectively on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. This casting news was announced on Twitter with the release of short video announcements featuring both actors voicing their respective roles. Click below to learn more about this Disney animated series and meet the new voices of Groot and Rocket. More »

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Watch: Disney Releases A Video Featurette For ‘Frozen Fever’

A Special Look
A 'Frozen Fever' Featurette

Yesterday we got to see a few really great promo images from the forthcoming animated short film sequel Frozen Fever that will show in front of the Disney live-action film Cinderella which will be released in theaters in March. Today we get to see a short video featurette that gives us a “special look” at the animated short. Directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck discuss Frozen Fever with each other and fans watching the video. We don’t get to see anything new of the animated short but this is a neat little promo video for the much anticipated short film that every Frozen fan on earth is clamoring for. Check it out above.

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First Look: Disney Releases The First Promo Images For Their Short Film ‘Frozen Fever’

Coming March 13

Back in September we first learned that Disney is planning the release of a Frozen animated short film and in December, we learned the short film will be titled Frozen Fever. This new short film, which will screen in front of the live-action Cinderella movie, will hit theaters on March 13 but today we get our first look at the film in these newly-released promo photos. Click through the gallery to get your first look at Frozen Fever and then click below to learn more about the storyline and NEW SONG coming our way. More »

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Here Is Your First Look At Pharrell In ‘The Simpsons’

Appearing in Springfield on February 8

Pharrell, and his now-famous Vivianne Westwood hat, will be making an appearance on The Simpsons next month but today we get our first look at the music superstar in animated form — courtesy of Entertainment Weekly magazine. As you can see below, Pharrell has gotten the Simpsons treatment for his guest appearance on the show, which will air on February 8. In the episode, Pharrell comes to the aid of the city of Springfield by writing an anthem for the city. Fun! Click below to see and learn more. More »

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‘The Simpsons’ Paid Tribute To ‘Charlie Hebdo’ Last Night

"Je suis Charlie"

Millions of people poured into the streets of Paris, France yesterday to march in unity against the terrorist attack that was launched in the Parisian offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo last week and last night, the animated series The Simpsons paid homage to the victims of the attack. Last night’s episode of the show garnered a lot of attention because it was written by Judd Apatow but at the very end of the episode, a solemn and very fitting tribute was made in support of Charlie Hebdo. Have a look below. More »

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Scarlett Johansson Will Star In The Live-Action Adaptation Of ‘Ghost In The Shell’

Rupert Sanders to direct

Late last year it was rumored that Scarlett Johansson was considering starring in a live-action movie adaptation of the famed anime animated movie Ghost in the Shell. Today we learn that she has accepted the role and will star in Shell, which is being produced by DreamWorks with Rupert Sanders set to direct. Sanders, as you may recall, got into a bit of trouble when he got caught cheating on his wife with actress Kristen Stewart after the two worked together on his film Snow White and the Huntsman. Now Sanders and Johansson will be working together to bring Ghost in the Shell to life on the big screen. More »

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Watch: Here Is The Second Trailer For The ‘Peanuts’ Animated Film

Behold the WWI Flying Ace
This November

In March of last year, we got our first look at the newly animated versions of Charles Schultz‘s beloved Peanuts characters as they will appear in their first major motion picture later this year. In November, we got to check out the first trailer for the Peanuts movie. Today we get to see the just-released second trailer for The Peanuts Movie which, as you can see in the embed above, is all about Snoopy as the World War I Flying Ace taking to the sky to battle his nemesis The Red Baron. While I still find it a tiny bit weird to see these characters animated in this way, I do get the feeling that this new movie will give us the same feel that we have come to expect from Peanuts. Check out the trailer, see what you think. The Peanuts Movie will open in theaters on November 6.

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Voila: Here Is The First Trailer For The Film Adaptation Of ‘Le Petit Prince’ (The Little Prince)

"Rediscover a Timeless Story"
"There was a little prince who needed a friend"

The first international trailer (ie. en français) for the upcoming film adaptation of the beloved children’s classic book The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry has been released and as you can see above, the story will be told in a very inventive way. Rather than being a straight forward adaption of the story, The Little Prince will literally jump off the page and come to life in this new animated film. The animation looks amazing, I can’t wait to see more. The Little Prince is such a special book to generations and generations of people, they really have to get this film right. Actors Marion Cotillard, Rachel McAdams, Benicio Del Toro and Albert Brooks are among the more notable people lending their voices to this film … which is encouraging. But James Franco is also lending his voice to this movie, which is not at all encouraging. BUT, this first trailer does look great so … I’m hoping the full movie will thrill audiences when Le Petit Prince is released in theaters in October of 2015. Click above, have a look … see what you think. Do you J’adore it or nah?

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Disney/Pixar Reveals Plot Details For ‘Finding Dory’

Finding Dory's family, actually

Last month we got to see the first poster art released for the upcoming sequel film Finding Dory, which was announced back in 2012, and today we learn a bit of plot details about the forthcoming movie. The president of Disney/Pixar Studios made an appearance at the Comic-Con Experience in Brazil yesterday to unveil artwork from the film and share a bit about the Finding Dory storyline. According to him, we are going to learn about where Dory was born and raised … and hopefully find her family. More »

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First Look: ‘The Simpsons’ Holiday Couch Gag Pays Obligatory Homage To ‘Frozen’

From the episode 'I Won't Be Home For Christmas'
The Couch Gag Before Christmas

Fox has just released the couch gag video for The Simpsons holiday episode I Won’t Be Home For Christmas and it’s a veritable work of absolute genius. The whole opening credits video has been Xmasified entirely (love the quick shout out to the Hindu god Vishnu) and the couch gag part at the end has been devoted to Frozen, naturally. It’s effing brilliant, is what it is. Check it out above and fall in love.

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