In 2013, filmgoers in the United Kingdom and Ireland watched more animation than any other type of film, according to a new report by the British Film Institute.
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The first trailer for the mixed-media SpongeBob movie “Sponge Out of Water” was released today, and it’s a real winner.
While we’ve known for quite a while that the new “SpongeBob” film would have computer-animation in it, the first image from “SpongeBob: Sponge Out of Water” was revealed today.
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.
Based on Michael Bond’s 1958 children’s book “A Bear Called Paddington,” the live-action/CG hybrid “Paddington” tells the story of a Peruvian bear who finds himself living in London. The film will be released on November 28, 2014 in the Uk, followed by a Christmas Day release in the United States by the Weinstein Company/ Dimension Films.
Based on Michael Bond’s 1958 children’s book A Bear Called Paddington, the live-action/CG hybrid Paddington tells the story of a Peruvian bear who finds himself living in London. The film will be released on November 28, 2014 in the Uk, followed by a Christmas Day release in the United States by the Weinstein Company/ Dimension Films.
DreamWorks Animation released a trailer today for “Home.” The Tim Johnson-directed film will be released on March 27, 2015.
Foreign animation distributor GKIDS announced yesterday that they have acquired North American rights to the Brazilian film “Boy and the World.”
Sony Pictures Animation today announced that they’ve acquired an original comedy pitch entitled “Medusa” from screenwriter Todd Alcott (“Antz”) and reality TV producer Holly Golden (“Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura”). More interesting: Lauren Faust (“My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic,” “Super Best Friends Forever”) is attached to direct.
The animated feature “JOYFLUID” opens in a limited number of IMAX 3D theaters in Mexico this Friday. The Mexio City-produced motion capture animated film was directed by Alejandro Rodriguez Huerta and made by the Rodriguez Brothers Animation Group.
Here’s our first look at href=”http://cartoonsaloon.ie”>Cartoon Saloon’s highly anticipated hand-drawn pic “Song of the Sea,” which will be released in the US this fall by GKIDS.
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.