Thursday, April 16, 2015

Illumination's Pets Move, Suggestions for Paramount

The world of film is always unpredictable when it comes to schedules and movie slates...

Sometimes a film that seems like it's set in stone might move one day, and sometimes the decision to move said film occurs right out of nowhere. Today, that has happened with Illumination's non-sequel animated original The Secret Life of Pets, a film that was originally set for a February 12, 2016 release.

Why is it being moved? It could be anything. It may need more time, or they're keen on the current release date?

Universal has pushed the film to the summer, it'll now open on July 8, 2016. I don't think that's quite a smart date, it's the same day as Star Trek 3, it's one week after The BFG, and it's one week before Ice Age 5. A lot of movement will occur there, I reckon...

However, February 12, 2016 is now free for an animated family film...

What should move there?

Paramount Animation's Monster Trucks!

The film is currently set to open on Christmas Day of this year... But that's a week after Star Wars: The Force Awakens. That's not a good release date. Star Wars will pummel this film and everything around it, it's freakin' Star Wars. Kung Fu Panda 3 moved for a reason, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation moved for a reason, the only movies opening near this behemoth are small-scale comedies.

So... Why not move it to 2/12/2016?

C'mon Paramount, get on it!

What say you?

UPDATE: Here's my answer to Pets' current release date and Ice Age 5's release date...

The BFG - 7/1/2016
Tarzan - 7/1/2016
Star Trek 3 - 7/8/2016
The Secret Life of Pets - 7/15/2016
King Arthur - 7/22/2016
Ghostbusters - 7/22/2016
Ice Age 5 - 7/29/2016
Untitled Bourne - 7/29/2016

Where's Power Rangers? Out of the 3 7/22/2016 releases, I think that one is moving. I can't see both that and Ghostbusters opening on the same day, King Arthur seems like a whole other story altogether.

Anyways, I think that's a bit better.

1 comment:

  1. I wonder if Pets' moving is fear of Kung Fu Panda. It's Illumination's first original movie since Despicable Me (well, if you want to count Hop), and with Zootopia in three weeks afterwards. Of course this new slot isn't better, though perhaps one of Pets or Ice Age could move. Where exactly I have no idea.