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Batman-Superman Need Another Year To Work Things Out

by Alex Beanon January 18, 2014
Next year was to be the year Batman and Superman did their superhero dance together for the first time in a feature film but it turns out that the superheroes will need another year to work their superhero boundaries out as the release date for the film moves to 2016 from its original release date […]

PR: NY Int’l Children’s Film Festival Announces 2014 Jury & Slate Preview; “Muppets Most Wanted” & “Rio 2” Special Previews

by Ed Liuon January 17, 2014
NEW YORK INT’L CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2014 JURY AND SLATE PREVIEW **** FULL SLATE ANNOUNCED AND TICKETS ON SALE FEB 3 EVENT RUNS MARCH 7-30 OSCAR®-QUALIFYING FEST FOR SHORT ANIMATION & LIVE ACTION OVER 30,000 EXPECTED FOR 100+ FILMS **** SLATE PREVIEW: AMAZONIA – US PREMIERE OPENING NIGHT MUPPETS MOST WANTED – SPECIAL PREVIEW […]

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2014 Academy Award Nominees Announced (UPDATED with Reaction Statements)

by Ed Liuon January 16, 2014
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the nominees for a 2014 Academy Award. Categories with an animated film in contention are: BEST ANIMATED FEATURE The Croods (DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc) Despicable Me 2 (Universal/Illumination Entertainment) Ernest & Celestine (GKIDS/La Parti Productions/Les Armateurs) Frozen (Walt Disney Animation Studios) The Wind Rises (Kaze […]

Grinch Back To His Grinchy Tricks

by Alex Beanon January 15, 2014
The classic Dr. Seuss “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” morphed from Theodore Geisel’s children’s book to an animated holiday classic in 1966 then to a full-fledged live-action CGI feature film directed by Ron Howard and starring Jim Carrey in 2000 and now will be “re-imagined” for animated attempt at a feature film in 2017. Universal […]

Despicable Me 3 Set For 2017

by Alex Beanon January 15, 2014
The Minions will be back, as will Gru in “Despicable Me 3” – the third film in what has proven to be a lucrative franchise [the second film just opened in China on its way to making a $1 billion worldwide gross] – although it will not be for three more years. In addition, Illumination […]

All Hail The Kingsley

by Alex Beanon January 15, 2014
Marvel’s one shot “All Hail The King” – stars Ben Kingsley reprising his role as Trevor Slattery from “Iron Man 3” and granting a prison interview in the 14-minute film that is intended to be an epilogue to IM3 and a sort of bridge to another film. The one minute snippet of the upcoming 14-minute […]

Kretschmann Is The Baron In Age Of Ultron

by Alex Beanon January 15, 2014
The cast is beginning to fill out for Disney/Marvel’s “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” as Thomas Kretschmann [“Wanted”] has been announced for the role of the villain Baron Wolfgang von Strucker – a former Nazi who wears Satan’s Claw on one hand [a device allowing him to emit electric shocks], maintains peak physical form due […]

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New “JLA: Trapped in Time” DVD Coming to Target Stores on January 21, 2014

by Ed Liuon January 15, 2014
The World’s Finest Online has confirmed that a new direct-to-video animated feature will be on sale in Target stores exclusively on January 21, 2014. Titled JLA: Trapped in Time, the 52-minute movie will feature the Justice League facing off against the Legion of Doom. The movie is produced by Giancarlo Volpe, who had been dropping […]
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2014 Best Animated Short Candidates: “Requiem for Romance”

by Ed Liuon January 15, 2014
Requiem for Romance from Jonathan Ng on Vimeo.