In a brief video released by Legendary Pictures this evening, director Guillermo del Toro announced to the world that plans are going forward for a sequel to the 2013 sci-fi monster film Pacific Rim, as well as spinoffs in the form of a new animated series and more comics following up on Pacific Rim: Tales from […]
Ben Kingsley will voice the role of the black panther Bagheera in the CG/live-action 3D adaptation of “The Jungle Book” being directed by Jon Favreau. Kingsley joins a voice cast that includes Idris Elba [Shere Khan], Scarlett Johansson [Kaa] and Lupita Nyong’o [Rakcha]. “The Jungle Book” is currently scheduled for a release date of October […]
Salon has profiled Studio Ghibli co-founder and director Hayao Miyazaki in a lengthy feature article titled “Don’t Call Him the Walt Disney of Japan,” and highlighting the numerous ways that Miyazaki’s work and public statements go counter to conventional wisdom (especially that espoused by Disney and its many competitors in the American market). The article […]
Deadline.com reports that actor Anna Kendrick has been cast as the lead character in DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.’s upcoming animated musical feature film Trolls, based on the famed trolls doll series. Kendrick will play Poppy, described as “a relentlessly upbeat princess” in the report. The movie is set to be released on November 4, 2016.
The Hollywood Reporter has covered an advance look at Pixar’s Inside out screened in Hollywood last week for members of the press. Present were film director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera, detailing how the film will use the mind of an 11-year-old girl named Riley as the setting, as five of her emotions struggle […]
Walt Disney Studios has released the official logo and plot synopsis for Inside Out, the upcoming animated feature film from Pixar coming in 2015. The studio also announced details for “Lava,” the new short film scheduled to premiere alongside Inside Out. Inside Out and “Lava” are scheduled for release on June 19, 2015. Disney’s official […]
The Hollywood Reporter notes that China’s Light Chaser Animation Studios has just closed a $20 million round of Series B funding, with studio chief Gary Wang stating his ambition to be China’s answer to Pixar Animation Studios, “creating world-class animated films with a Chinese cultural touch.” The studio’s first animated feature, Little Door Spirits, is […]
Getting a jump on the next trilogy in the series, Disney is being proactive in naming its “Star Wars” films directors and the director for the next film in the series will not be J.J. Abrams, but rather, Rian Johnson, who recently directed “Looper”. Abrams is currently helming the seventh episode of the mega-franchise but […]