Monday, September 30, 2013

Macca Aims For Features


What excellent news... A feature-length animated film based on a Paul McCartney children's book is coming!

More Stupid Rebooting


Disney has announced that a live action "origin" film about Cruella de Vil is in the works... You read that right, a live action origin film about the evil, vain, puppy-murdering villainess from One Hundred and One Dalmatians...

Sunday, September 29, 2013

A Relaunch for Adult Animation?


Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's upcoming animated comedy Sausage Party can bring a lot of things to the table. The American animation industry both needs it and kind of doesn't it...

Audiences Eat "Cloudy 2" Up


So movie press, is there an "animation curse"? Are audiences getting tired of animated feature films? Nope... Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 did well - as expected - over the weekend...

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Melted


Well here it is folks, the theatrical trailer for Walt Disney Animation Studios' Frozen...



And to be honest, it's not that bad of a trailer... Okay, it isn't perfect, not even great by any means... But it does its job, audiences will go see it because it essentially looks like "Tangled Mach II". It's the typical animated film trailer: Frenetic, joke-centric and it probably doesn't give you a feel of what the film will ultimately be like. But at least there's some pretty animation to gaze at here, and there are some moments that generate excitement.

This will probably be the only time I'll watch it, but here it is... Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Restarting...


Glen Keane is starting his own small animation studio... Now this is certainly something to get excited about!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Sunday, September 22, 2013

An Honor To The Canon?


The Disney "Renaissance" continued to chug and chug, despite the fact that it was losing steam by the end of the 1990s... Did Mulan keep it going, or did it further halt the success train?

Friday, September 20, 2013

DreamWorks Goes Blue


The newly-announced DreamWorks Animation film may make you think "Seriously?" at first...

Minions on the Move


Illumination Entertainment made some changes to their release schedule... Some rather interesting ones...

Thursday, September 19, 2013

DreamWorks' Dogs


Unveiled by Bleeding Cool earlier today, it looks like DreamWorks is moving forward with their planned loose adaptation of Berkley Breathed's Flawed Dogs novels...

The Good Decision


Yesterday, I talked about how Pixar's decision to delay The Good Dinosaur was actually a good move. One that inspired confidence in me rather than fear. Now, I will expand on this...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Monday, September 16, 2013

Lessons


Disney Chief Financial Officer Jay Rasulo - as reported by The Wrap the other day - recently stated that The Lone Ranger taught the company a valuable lesson... One that should've been taught to them many moons ago... (The same goes for every other big studio.)

More Ice Breaking


In preparation for the official trailer for Walt Disney Animation Studios' Frozen, the company put out a new poster... And it doesn't really deliver...

Thursday, September 12, 2013

A Facepalm-Worthy Move


This news has made the rounds lately. Disney is re-releasing The Little Mermaid in select theaters on September 20th, but this re-release is a "Live Second Screen" event...

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The New Director?


The Good Dinosaur's confusing and rather worrisome journey into production continues to breed speculation and whatnot, thanks to what original director Bob Peterson had to say a few days ago...

Monday, September 9, 2013

Sunday, September 8, 2013

The Pin


From time to time, I have a couple Disney films on my queue of sorts... The ones I rewatch over and over at a certain time in a year, ones I analyze and pick apart... This timeframe's model happens to be Pocahontas...

No Bridges Burnt?


And so the weeks of either disheartening animation news or nothing at all continues, as John Kahrs spoke up about the departure last Thursday...

Friday, September 6, 2013

Filling the Slot


With the rumblings surrounding Dean Wellins' "teenage space race" film and how it may not be ready for a long while going around, what could possibly take its place?

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Cracking Nuts


Honor Hunter over at Blue Sky Disney assures us that nothing is wrong, whether it's at Burbank or at Emeryville. But a lot of people are worried... Director changes and people leaving is the cause for alarm, from Bob Peterson being removed from The Good Dinosaur to John Kahrs' departure from Walt Disney Animation Studios... It's been a rather downer couple of weeks for animation, and ones that made us question John Lasseter and how things were being run as a whole. Even I, optimistic as I like to be, had my doubts...

Monday, September 2, 2013

Losing Another Project?


The downer animation news train keeps a-chuggin'... Well, this isn't exactly official "news" per se, but rather rumblings from inside Walt Disney Animation Studios. Beans spilled, courtesy of Blue Sky Disney's Honor Hunter himself...