7-8-2011 Animation News
Hotel Transylvania tells the story of Dracula's lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free from meddling from the human world. But here's a little known fact about Dracula: he is not only the Prince of Darkness; he is also a dad. Over-protective of his teenage daughter, Mavis, DracuHotel Transylvania la fabricates tales of elaborate dangers to dissuade her adventurous spirit. As a haven for Mavis, he opens the Hotel Transylvania, where his daughter and some of the world's most famous monsters – Frankenstein and his bride, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, a family of werewolves, and more – can kick back in safety and peace. For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem – but his world could come crashing down when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis. ...Read Full Story >
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The next animated feature from DC Entertainment and Warner Premiere will be the adaption of Frank Miller's Batman: Year One , with Bryan Cranston, Ben McKenzie, Eliza Dushku and Katee Sackhoff lending their voices to the main characters. ..Read Full Story >
The network announced the official premiere date for the series today, and revealed that the show will kick off with an hour-long special at 8 PM Eastern on July 29, then settle into a weekly schedule of half-hour episodes beginning August 5.
However, fans will be able to get an early look at the premiere during Comic-Con International in San Diego...
Cartoon Network just released a promotional trailer for their upcoming Green Lantern: The Animated Series. So far so good, it looks like it will stay true to the story in the comics. Produced by Batman: The Animated Series artist Bruce Timm whom we have total faith in, if anyone other than Bruce Timm was on this project I'd be worried but Bruce Timm has proven over the years that he understands the DC Universe as well as anyone.Read Full Story >
If, like us, you thought that Shrek's feline sidekick was one of the highlights of Dreamworks's standard-bearer's final cinematic outing, then you'll be pleased to known that Puss In Boots is set for his very own silver screen adventure this December. A teaser trailer has been around for some time, but now the full trailer has landed online giving us a sneak peak at what's in store for Antonio Banderas' swashbuckling sidekick.Read Full Story >
Fans who picked up Green Lantern: Emerald Knights were treated to a sneak peek of Warner Bros. Animation upcoming direct-to-video adaptation of Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli's Batman: Year One. Warner Bros. Animation released a pair of stills from the adaptation in April, but this video delves into how the directors, producers and actors brought Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli's well-regarded 1987 story to life. Of particular interest is how co-directors Sam Liu and Lauren Montgomery tried to remain as faithful as possible to Mazzucchelli's art, in some instances even using the actual comic-book panels.Read Full Story >
MGM is back in the animation game with the children's book adaptation "Punk Farm," the studio's first animated movie since "All Dogs Go to Heaven" in 1989 and only its second project since emerging from bankruptcy.
David Silverman ("The Simpsons Movie") is set to direct; David Stern will rewrite the script by Jim Hecht based on the Jarrett Krosoczka book.
Story revolves around five barnyard animals who form an underground rock band. Kevin Messick and Arish Fyzee are producing, with Anita Camarata and Kristin Dornig are exec producing for Prana Animation Studios, which brought the project to MGM and will handle the CG animation.
We just started watching the Mortal Kombat legacy web series and I have to say it's pretty damn good each episode is about 10 to 13 min. long live-action Mortal Kombat fun. Lots of martial arts action, killing, good acting and storytelling. I really hope this series leads to a new Mortal Kombat movie with the same tone as the web series.Read Full Story >
Warner Bros. has debuted the teaser trailer for the animated sequel Happy Feet 2] on Apple. The singing and dancing penguins return to perform more pop songs from the back catalogue, such as this remix of LL Cool J's Momma Said Knock You Out. Here's the official synopsis:
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After the success of Rango Paramount Pictures has announced today the launch of a new, in-house animation division, Paramount Animation. With budgets of up to $100 million dollars a film, the studio will target its first release for 2014...Read Full Story >
Disney has uploaded the teaser trailer for the animated film Brave, Pixar's first fairy tale staring a female protagonist. Judging by the lack of cuddly, anthropomorphic creatures, Brave looks to be one for creative storytelling, rather than for the merchandising. Brave is due for release June 22, 2012...
We say this every time a Pixar movie hits theaters, but seriously, this one looks absolutely incredible, with lush gorgeous textures and real emotion shining through the face of the film's protagonist. There's not much to go on just yet story-wise, but judging from the trailer below, Pixar has another hit on there hands.
In brightest day and darkest night no evil shall escape my sight let those who laugh at my lack of height beware my banjo green froggy's light. There's a new The Muppets movie parody trailer on the net this time they spoofed the Green Lantern movie...Read Full Story >
Several early promotional images for a number of upcoming animated films, including Rise of the Guardians, The Pirates!, Madagascar 3, Arthur Christmas and The Croods have been revealed at this years Licensing International Expo.Read Full Story >
his project was announced sometime last year, but at that time only the title and vague details about a 8-bit video game character was available. Well now Disney has officially revealed the project, now titled Wreck-It Ralph, with plot details and a voice cast that includes John C. Reilly as the titular character and Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer and Jane Lynch providing their voice talents as well. In short, the film follows an arcade game Bad Guy determined to prove he can be a Good Guy, but there's more below!Read Full Story >
The Sleeping Beauty update Maleficent needs a new director. Tim Burton has decided not to direct the upcoming new take on the fairy tale, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Angelina Jolie is attached to star in the project telling the fairy tale from the point of view of the evil witch who threatened to kill the princess....Read full story >
Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy, has just won the rights to reboot The Flintstones. Supposedly this has been years in the making as MacFarlane's first ever cartoon he drew at 2 years old was Fred Flintstone and is ecstatic that he finally received the green light to go ahead on production. The show will undergo the production process beginning later this year and the first episode of the revamped show will air on Fox in 2013. The Flintstones will be MacFarlane's fourth cartoon series – Family Guy, American Dad, and The Cleveland Show being the other three. ...Read full story >