Add Cuba to the list of the countries that has produced its own computer-animated feature. “Meñique y el espejo mágico” (“Tom Little and the Magic Mirror”) opens this Sunday, July 20th, in Havana.
The first full trailer for Disney’s “Big Hero 6” is out today!
Jorge Gutierrez, the director of Fox’s “The Book of Life,” spoke at length about the film’s background and production to the website Del Toro Con. At the very least, the film promises to be the most personal and distinctive-looking major studio CG feature of 2014.
While Iranian live-action cinema has achieved vast acclaim throughout the years, the country has yet to produce an animated feature that has made a similar impact on the international scene. That may change soon with multiple animated features currently in production and rapidly rising production standards.
The 2011 Spanish animated feature “Wrinkles,” based on Paco Roca’s graphic novel, will be released onto DVD and VOD in the United States on July 15.
Sony Pictures Animation is exploring new directions with the announcement of the stop motion/live-action hybrid feature “Superbago.” The superhero-themed film will be directed by John Harvatine and Eric Towner, both veterans of “Robot Chicken” among other animated TV shows.
Hand-drawn feature animation from Brazil is gaining momentum on the international festival circuit. Last month the Brazilian feature “The Boy and the World” (“O menino e o mundo”) won the top feature prize at Annecy.
On a couple occasions throughout the years, people have asked me, Why do so many animated films have dead mothers in them?
The first teaser is out today for the French animated feature “Astérix: Le Domaine des Dieux” (“Asterix: The Land of the Gods”) directed by Alexandre Astier and Louis Clichy.
Genndy Tartakovsky’s “Popeye” reboot is officially a thing now. While the film doesn’t have a production greenlight yet, Sony’s licensing division has begun to promote the property with concept art at the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas.