The first trailer is out today for “The Book of Life” directed by Jorge Gutierrez (“El Tigre”) and produced by Reel FX.
The producer of this year’s most intriguing and visually eclectic animated feature may well end up being the Mexican/Arabic actress Salma Hayek, who screened a work-in-progress version of her pet project, “The Prophet,” last week in Cannes.
Here’s the teaser for the Marvel-derived “Big Hero 6,” Disney’s next animated feature which will be out in November.
Six months before its scheduled release, DreamWorks Animation has pushed back the release date of “Home” from November 26, 2014, to March 27, 2015.
“Jellyfish Eyes” marks the feature film directing debut of Japanese superstar artist Takashi Murakami. Described as a post-Fukushima sci-fi fantasy, the $7 million live-action/CGI hybrid film incorporates Murakami’s goofily-styled creatures throughout, as well as an appearance by his fine art character Miss Ko2.
Will Ferrell and “Anchorman” director/writer Adam McKay are developing a CGI-animated “Flintstones” pic. Chris Henchy will write the script.
Following the success of the “LEGO Movie”—$457 million to date—Warner Bros. is getting back into feature animation in a big way.
Sony announced today that their all-CGI “Smurfs” pic, directed by animation veteran Kelly Asbury (“Shrek 2,” “Gnomeo & Juliet”), will be pushed back from its original 2015 release date to 2016.
The Oscar-winning Louisiana animation studio Moonbot recently announced that it is developing multiple feature-length film projects. It has acquired the film rights to two YA book series: the “Olivia Kidney” trilogy by Ellen Potter, which it plans to do as a live-action/animation hybrid; and “The Extincts” by Veronica Cossanteli.