Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Monday, July 24, 2017

Don't Touch The Books!: Why Does Modern Disney Animation Mostly Avoid Adaptations?


A thought crossed my mind when re-evaluating the latter period of the Disney "Renaissance" on my more personal, alternate blog on WordPress...

Thursday, July 13, 2017

D23 2017 Live & Afterthoughts Megapost


D23 2017 is right around the corner... I've decided to report on it the way I did the last two times...

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Clearing Some Things Up About Fox/Recap

In a series of posts about Fox Animation, I've made a couple of mistakes...

Here, I'll correct all of them for convenience and for reference...

Nimona, the adaptation of Noelle Stevenson's webcomic of the same name, is actually being done by Blue Sky and will be the release that follows 2019's Pigeon Impossible. Marc Haimes, a writer on LAIKA's marvelous Kubo and the Two Strings, is set to pen the script. Patrick Osborne, director of Disney Animation's Feast and the acclaimed VR short Pearl, is directing. Osborne confirmed that Blue Sky is doing Nimona, in an article published back in February. It's also set in the future, not during the Middle Ages.

Some projects on 20th Century Fox Animation's overall slate were thought to be live-action/animation hybrids...

The Littlest BigfootZita the Spacegirl, Momotaro, and everything else in development are to be all-animated features...

The Girl Who Drank the Moon and Puff, the Magic Dragon are expected to be live-action/animation hybrids...

Blue Sky is, according to reports, doing Escape from Hat.

Carry on... Here's my latest news recap, with all those Fox Animation errors intact!


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Friday, July 7, 2017

Back in Action: 'Incredibles 2' Concept Art Revealed


It's less than a year away, one of the most anticipated animated movies of the next few years is closer and closer...

Friday, June 30, 2017

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Trying to Get Off the Ground: 'Leap!' Gets a New Trailer


Well here we are, still waiting for the altered version of an independent European animated feature, made possible by Harvey Weinstein.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Sparklin': Full Trailer for 'My Little Pony' Movie Debuts


Seven years after the launching of the franchise's current iteration, thirty-one years after the theatrical animated movie based on the first incarnation of the franchise, My Little Pony: The Movie is coming, and the new trailer is here...

The Other Smith: Will Smith's Brother's Company Locks Animated Features


Will Smith get his hands on animation, so why can't his brother?

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Smash, Indeed: First Look at Experimental Pixar Short 'Smash and Grab'


Not too long ago, we heard that Pixar had launched a little department that would specialize in "off-the-rails," experimental shorts...

Monday, June 19, 2017

Review: 'Cars 3' is Mostly a Winner


Here we are, a new Pixar film, a new Pixar sequel no less, and an entry in a franchise that you either like or hate... It's Cars 3!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Animation News Recap: Extended Thoughts on 'Frozen' Special, 'Ferdinand,' and 'Shadows'...

In the third episode of my planned YouTube podcast, I talk about some of the stuff I covered here and elaborate a little more on those topics.

The subjects in question are the 21-minute Frozen featurette, the status on DreamWorks' Shadows, and the new trailer for Ferdinand.


Anyways, let me know what you think...

The next episode will focus on Sony Animation's Annecy preview and Reel FX's announcements...

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Shameless Plug Post - Hear My New Podcast-Esque Series

No real news here, but rather a semi-belated announcement...

On YouTube, I began making a series of podcast-like vids that recap days worth of animation news. I'm not sure if this will take off, but it's something I'm having fun doing and it's a great way for me to flesh out my thoughts on things without having to make blog posts that are way too long. Also, sometimes I get new thoughts when days go by and the announcements/news settles in...


Anyways, let me know what you think...

Keep Chugging: New 'Frozen' Featurette is Now a Theatrical Release


Well, you all knew it was coming...

Monday, June 12, 2017

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Friday, June 9, 2017

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Weekend Box Office Takeaways


Wonder Woman’s success aside, I think we can learn a thing or two from this weekend’s box office results...

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Double-Down: Fox Animation Adds 2 Pictures To Slate, Possible 'Anubis' Update


Once again, Fox Animation has added to their big pile of animated features. It makes sense, because with Captain Underpants now out, Fox and DreamWorks’ 4-year partnership is over.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Where In The World is 'Anubis'? [UPDATE]


Ever hear of Anubis?

The Cavemen Cometh: Aardman's 'Early Man' Gets US Distributor


Well, it's about damn time...

Keep Crying: DreamWorks Dates 'Boss Baby' Sequel


Well, DreamWorks made it even more clear... They're happy with how The Boss Baby did.

Nutty Action: New 'Nut Job 2' Trailer Thoughts


This one completely slipped right by me... We got a second trailer for The Nut Job 2 a week ago...

Another One Enters: Newcomer Cirrina Studios Launches 'The Extincts'


What's this? Another newly-established firm that wants to get right into animation? Say it ain't so!

In Orbit: Animated 'Jetsons' Movie Lands Director


With the recent pushback of Warner Animation Group's all-animated movie adaptation of Scooby-Doo, it appears another Hanna-Barbera movie adaptation has gotten some traction...