"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 »
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 »
Behold the WWI Flying Ace
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.
"Rediscover a Timeless Story"
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?
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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From the episode 'I Won't Be Home For 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.
Posted under: 'Frozen', 'The Simpsons'
It's Anna's Birthday!
Back in September we first learned that Disney is planning production of a new Frozen animated short film titled Frozen Fever. Today we learn officially, by way of a just-released press announcement, that Frozen Fever will show in theaters in front of next year’s live-action adaptation of Cinderella (due to hit theaters in March 2015). The synopsis of Frozen Fever is the same that was released back in September but the film title logo is new so, check it out below. More »
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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?
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.
Posted under: 'Minions'