For a brief decade-long period in animation history, between the late-1960s and late-1970s, feature animation filmmakers cast aside their inhibitions and created films that aimed to titillate and shock audiences with the novelty of sexual cartoon imagery.
Did Tom Hanks’ performance as Walt Disney in Saving Mr. Banks wet your whistle for another depiction of Mr. Disney on the big screen? Then 2014 just might be your year, because two independent biopics are scheduled to be released later this year.
Universal Pictures recently announced release dates for three upcoming films from “Despicable Me” producer Illumination Entertainment.
Disney’s recent trademark lawsuit against Phase 4 Films and their movie “Frozen Land” has reignited discussion about ‘mockbusters,’ the portmanteau used to describe a genre of home video that is dedicated to tricking customers into mistakenly purchasing a low-budget imitation of a popular movie.
“Saved by the Bell”‘s Dustin Diamond has been cast in the English-language version of an independent animated film from Honduras called “tGUS.”
Veteran animator Michel Gagné’s graphic novel “Saga of Rex” has been optiond by Belgian animation/vfx shop Grid Animation for development as an animated feature.
“This is me,” say lots of today’s animated characters. But who are they talking to?
From mainstream releases to independent foreign productions, we’ve got a guide to the animated feature releases that you can look forward to in 2014.