Thursday, March 2, 2017
Coaster Construction: First Look at 'Amusement Park'
What is Amusement Park?
If you didn't know, Amusement Park is an upcoming animated feature from the Spanish studio Ilion, who also made Planet 51. This picture is part of the Paramount Animation label, for Paramount doesn't have an animation studio, they're basically wide-releasing films from multiple studios. Just like Warner Animation Group. Sponge out of Water is a Nickelodeon/United Plankton film, Monster Trucks was done by Disruption Entertainment, January's Sherlock Gnomes is a Rocket Pictures/Mikros/MGM movie.
Paramount Animation vowed at one point to be very secretive about their stuff, but this movie - due out on July 13, 2018 - seems to be an exception. We know most of the cast, we know it's being directed by former Pixar animation Dylan Brown, and now we know what it looks like!
Nickelodeon presented this at an event because they are set to do a TV show based on it, which will begin airing in 2019.
From the looks of it, the film appears to be about a kid and some animals on an island, or in a jungle, that houses an amusement park. Has it already been there and was abandoned years ago? That's what I'm thinking.
I'm interested to see where they go with this one, not to mention I want to see Paramount establish themselves as a big animation player again. No more details were revealed, but I reckon we'll learn more by the end of the year, because this thing is still far off. I think a release date change will come, too, for Sony Pictures Animation recently dropped Hotel Transylvania 3 in that same exact slot.
What say you?