Continuing the inexplicable trend of people named Chris directing animated features, Chris McKay, the animation co-director of “The LEGO Movie,” will direct the film’s sequel, which is currently set for a May 26, 2017 release.
Besides today’s bonanza of Genndy Tartakovsky projects, Sony Pictures Animation also made it official that Kelly Asbury (“Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron,” “Shrek 2,” “Gnomeo & Juliet”) will direct the upcoming, as-yet-untitled “Smurfs” movie.
GKIDS announced today that they have entered into a distribution agreement with Studio Ghibli for the North American rights to “The Tale of The Princess Kaguya,” the new film by 78-year-old director Isao Takahata.
While working on his short film “Mutt” in 1999, television writer/animation director Kirby Atkins (“3-2-1 Penguins,” “The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius”) conceived of a new idea about anthropomorphized cartoon animals. Over time, that idea evolved into the concept for his new feature “Beast of Burden,” which is currently in development at Huhu Studios in New Zealand.
DreamWorks premiered online a new short “Almost Home” on Buzzfeed this morning to promote their next original feature, “Home,” which will debut on November 26, 2014.
The third (and presumably final) teaser for LAIKA’s “The Box Trolls” was released today.
A new English-language trailer has been released for the Franco-Belgian CG-animated film “Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart.”
“Sir Billi” is to Scotland what “Toy Story” is to the United States—the country’s first CGI animated feature. It’s being distributed to ho