Sony Animation Announces Upcoming Film Slate: “Hotel Transylvania 2,” “Popeye,” New Genndy Tartakovsky Film, All-Animated “Smurfs”

by Ed Liuon March 12, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter covers Sony Pictures Animation’s announcements of upcoming films. Genndy Tartakovsky (Hotel Transylvania, Samurai Jack) is poised to be the company’s go-to director, helming Hotel Transylvania 2 for a September 25, 2015 release, followed by Popeye in 2016. The report also reveals a new project tentatively titled Genndy Tartakovsky’s Can You Imagine? which […]

Guardians Of The Galaxy Set To Save Universe This Summer

by Alex Beanon March 12, 2014
A band of unlikely superheroes includes a talking raccoon, a character that looks like tree and with a name sounding like a noise your body makes late at night and both being led by a character whose name sounds like it came from either a 1970s disco movie or a David Bowie concert [take your […]


“Mr. Peabody & Sherman” Places Second at Box Office in Premiere Weekend

by Ed Liuon March 10, 2014
Mr. Peabody & Sherman, the latest animated feature film from DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc, opened in second place at the box office in its premiere weekend, with an estimated $32.5 million in ticket sales. In comparison, DreamWorks’ last two March releases (2010’s How to Train Your Dragon and 2013’s The Croods) both cleared $40 million […]

Review: “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” Probably Won’t Stand the Test of Time

by Todd DuBoison March 10, 2014
DreamWorks Animation’s Mr. Peabody & Sherman marks the studio’s first attempt at updating the now 50+ year old material of The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show, drawing on the variety program’s “Peabody’s Improbable History” segments where a young boy and his adoptive parent, an exceedingly intellectual talking dog, travel back in time and interact with notable […]


Captain America: The Winter Soldier Extended Trailer

by Alex Beanon March 7, 2014
Captain America [Chris Evans] engages in witty banter, jumps out of an airplane without a parachute and kicks some butt in this extended trailer for the “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” movie releasing on April 4, 2014…

Idris Elba Is The New Shere Khan

by Alex Beanon March 7, 2014
Idris Elba [“The Wire”] is in final negotiations to become the newest voice of the malevolent Shere Khan, the tiger, in the newest CGI-live action hybrid adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s novel “The Jungle Book” directed by Jon Favreau. George Sanders originally provided the voice of the nefarious tiger in the Disney animated version from 1967. […]


A Monster Calls Coming To The Big Screen

by Alex Beanon March 5, 2014
Childrens fantasy novel “A Monster Calls” by Patrick Ness is set to be adapted into a feature film. The novel follows the plight of a boy who escapes the stress brought on by his mother’s illness and bullies at school by creating and entering a fantasy world inhabited by monsters and fairy tales. “A Monster […]

Australia’s Animal Logic VFX Studio Splits Into 3 Divisions

by Ed Liuon March 5, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter notes that Australia’s visual and digital effects studio Animal Logic is splitting into three specialist subsidiaries: a feature-animation division, a visual effects division, and a feature film development arm based in Los Angeles that will focus on developing a slate of animation. The studio has worked on several recently released animated features, […]


Transformers: Age Of Extinction Trailer

by Alex Beanon March 5, 2014
We’re only going to ask you this once – Where is Optimus Prime? – and if you don’t give us the answer we want to hear, then you will have to watch this trailer for the upcoming “Transformers: Age of Extinction” and wait until June 27, 2014 for the actual film’s release in theaters…

PR: Disney’s “Frozen” Crosses $1 Billion Worldwide

by Ed Liuon March 3, 2014
DISNEY’S “FROZEN” CROSSES $1 BILLION WORLDWIDE Winner of Two Academy Awards® Is Now Second Highest Grossing Animated Film Ever BURBANK, Calif. – March 3, 2014 – On the same day it won two Academy Awards® including Best Animated Feature, “Frozen,” Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 53rd feature film, crossed $1 billion at the worldwide box office. […]