Tuesday, January 28, 2014


Are theatrical animated films based on video games an up and coming thing?

Last year, Sony announced that Rainmaker Entertainment (Escape from Planet Earth) was teaming up with Blockade Entertainment to make a Ratchet & Clank animated film that's set to come out in 2015. Well, the same studios will be bringing us an animated film based on the long-running game series Sly Cooper.

Well how about that? The animation looks good and though I've never played the games, I've heard that the series' fans are happy with the trailer. The director of the 2007 animated TMNT will be at the helm of this project, and it's currently slated for a 2016 release.

Like I said back when the Ratchet & Clank film was announced, it's possible that we might see more animated films based on video games in the future, because if you think about it, there's lots of untapped potential there. This series and Ratchet & Clank, with their anthropomorphic characters and settings, lend themselves perfectly to animated features. These films can possibly do what many live action video game movie adaptations failed to do over the years; engage the audience, tell a good story and bring the thrills of the games to the silver screen. Plus, it would bring some much-needed diversity to the feature-length animation world.

With this, Ratchet & Clank and a possible Sonic The Hedgehog film, I believe we might be closer to an era of animated video game movie adaptations. Now, the big question is, why is there no proper release date for Ratchet & Clank? 2015 isn't too far away anymore…

Sony, please oh pretty please announce that a Jak & Daxter movie is coming in 2017...

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