Archive for the Animation Category

The Angry Birds Video Game Is Becoming A Feature Film

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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Watch: A Fan Has Created An Opening Sequence For The Fictional ‘The Animated Adventures Of Buffy’

Dear Joss Whedon, bring this to life
If only ...

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.

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Watch: Don Hertzfeldt Directed This Couch Gag For ‘The Simpsons’ And It Is Glorious

... and Odd. Gloriously Odd.
Take a Trip with 'The Simpsons'

Academy Award-nominated director Don Hertzfeldt directed a stunning new couch gag for the new season premiere of The Simpsons which you can watch in full above. It’s really hard to explain Hertzfeldt‘s style to those who are unfamiliar with his work. I suppose his work could be described as avant garde … but it could also be described by some as batshizz crazy. I think he’s a genius and I love his take on what The Simpsons might be like in the future … WAAAAY in the future. Check out the couch gag video above and marvel at Hertzfeld‘s brilliant work on The Simpsons … then click below to watch his Oscar-nominated short film Rejected to get a better understanding of the man’s work. More »

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Netflix Is Producing A New Animated Series Starring The ’80s Toys The Popples

Everything old is new again

Netflix has announced that they are going into production of a new animated series based on the ’80s toy-line the Popples … which is kinda cool and totally random. There have been many ’80s TV shows/toy lines that have been rebooted for this new generation but bringing back the Popples seems so out of left field to me. Popples, as you may recall, were stuffed animals that could be folded up into fluffy balls and they already had their own animated cartoon back in the mid-80s. I guess Netflix believes the time is right for Popples to make a comeback. Click below to see what the new Popples will look like and find out when the new series will debut on Netflix. More »

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Groundskeeper Willie, From ‘The Simpsons’, Reacts To The Outcome Of Scotland’s Vote For Independence

Aye or die! The morning after.

Last week, ahead of Scotland’s vote for independence, Groundskeeper Willie, from The Simpsons, came out in favor of the YES vote for independence. As you should know by now, Scotland voted NO and opted to stay a part of the United Kingdom. Today we get to see how Groundskeeper Willie took the vote outcome. Honestly, he took it much better than I thought he would. Bless his heart.

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Watch: Groundskeeper Willie From ‘The Simpsons’ Comes Out In Favor Of Scottish Indpendence

"I would like to say a few things to those who are skeptical of Scottish independence"
Aye or Die!

On September 18, Scotland will vote to decide if they wish to remain a part of the United Kingdom or wish to break off and become an independent country of their own. And while the matter is a very serious one, I would like to share a humorous video that pokes a bit of fun at the ballot initiative. Groundskeeper Willie, one of the beloved minor characters on The Simpsons, has come out in support of voting for Scottish independence and he explains his reasons why in the video embedded above. I would never presume to suggest that I, personally, have an opinion on how the people of Scotland should vote but I can appreciate that it is a very serious matter. On September 18, the people of Scotland might decide that for the first time in over 300 years, they no longer want to be connected politically to rule by the United Kingdom. I’m very anxious to see which way the vote will go but I have every confidence that the Scottish people will make the right decision for them. Any Scots out there have an opinion on the matter that they would like to share?

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Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Makes His Debut At Disney California Adventure Park & Disneyland Resort

At long, long last

85 years ago today, Walt Disney‘s first major character Oswald the Lucky Rabbit made his debut in a cartoon titled Trolley Troubles. That’s right, before there was Mickey Mouse, there was Oswald. As some of you may know, Disney sold off Oswald to another company and went on to create the very similar looking Mickey Mouse … and the rest is history. For many years, the Disney corporation tried to buy back the rights to Oswald and in 2006, they finally bought back the rights to the character. Oswald has since appeared in Disney video games and even makes appearances at international Disney theme parks but at long last, in honor of his 85th anniversary, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit is FINALLY making his debut here at Disneyland. Earlier this week, Oswald was introduced in the park at a private event for a lucky audience and starting September 14, Oswald will become a PERMANENT character that you can meet and greet in the park. For the first time since he was created in the 1920s, Oswald is coming home. More »

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Disney Announces Production Of A New ‘Frozen’ Animated Short Film

'Frozen Fever' will be released in 2015

Because of the stunning, worldwide success of the animated feature film Frozen, Walt Disney Animation has decided to move forward with the production of an all-new animated Frozen short film scheduled for release next year. Disney announced this new short film, titled Frozen Fever, in a just-released press release that reveals which Frozen characters will feature (hint: all of them) and who among the original production team will return for this short film (hint: all of them). Read on to learn more about this new Frozen animated short coming our way. More »

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Watch: Homer Simpson Accepts The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge In The Most Amazing Way Possible

PLUS, watch the cutest little girl accept the Ice Bucket Challenge, too
"I challenge Flanders, Lenny and Flanders again ..."

Thus far there have been GADS of really great Ice Bucket Challenge videos making the rounds (the one we saw yesterday of Henry Cavill dressed in costume as Superman was a pretty damn good one, I think) and today … we get to see two more really great ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos. First up, you can click above to watch Homer Simpson accept The Ice Bucket Challenge in the most Simpsons way possible. It’s fun, believe me. Next, click below to watch the cutest little British girl accept the Ice Bucket Challenge which has the BEST ending of any challenge video that I’ve seen yet. Brilliant. Please enjoy both videos and MAKE A DONATION to the ALS Association!! More »

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Watch: This ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ And ‘Frozen’ Mash-Up Will Either Make Your Day Or Ruin Your Life

I really love/hate this
Hans Christian Grey

So … someone got the bright idea to mash-up the trailer for the movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey with film footage from the animated movie Frozen to come up with something called Fifty Shades of Frozen. Part of me is totally entertained by the cleverness of this mash-up. Another part of me is horrified at the idea that Princess Anna and Hans might have a sadomasochistic sexual relationship. OY! Click the embed above to watch Fifty Shades of Frozen … then click below to watch the trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey for comparison. Enjoy!! More »

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