By the midway point, “A New Age” is shaping up as an enjoyable social satire. But the current logic of Hollywood animation writing dictates that this is not enough.
#The Croods 2
This week we look at shifting theatrical schedules, Fox’s big commitment to animation, and talk to Pixelatl head José Iñesta about Mexico’s evolving animation industry.
One animated feature is bucking the trend, and rather than delaying its release date, it’s moving it forward.
Highlights: Three original works from Disney and Pixar, Apple’s entry into the animated features arena, and China’s growing role in international co-productions.
Universal is shifting around release dates for films from its Illumination and Dreamworks studios.
Dreamworks’ cave crew won’t return for a sequel until 2018.
When the server enters the drawing room of the Crosby Hotel, Kirk DeMicco’s eyes begin to dance, “Mini desserts are coming! Many, many mini desserts!” Both DeMicco (“Racing Stripes,” “Space Chimps”) and Chris Sanders (“Lilo & Stitch,” “How to Train Your Dragon”) are in New York to take part in a presentation on the making of “The Croods,” the animated film that they directed for Dreamworks earlier this year, which went on to gross nearly $600 million worldwide.