March 22, 2017
animated film, animated movie, animation, captain underpants, captain underpants the first epic movie, dreamworks animation, ed helms, kevin hart, nick kroll, thomas middleditch
We have finally gotten a trailer for Dreamworks Animation’s upcoming film, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.
The film honestly doesn’t look as bad as I thought it would be. Then again, 2017 is such a weak year for animation that it doesn’t take much to make me optimistic. I quite enjoy the animation style of this film, but I do feel the story will be quite predictable. I also feel that Kevin Hart is quite mismatched for his character as it just feels odd to hear his voice come out of that character.
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie features the voices of Ed Helms, Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch, and Nick Kroll. It will hit theaters on June 2, 2017. Do you plan to see it?
March 21, 2017
DreamWorks Animation-Forgotten/Minor Characters
animated film, animated movie, animation, anne bancroft, antz, christopher walken, dan aykroyd, danny glover, dreamworks animation, eric darnell, forgotten characters, gene hackman, jane curtin, jeffrey katzenberg, jennifer lopez, minor characters, sharon stone, sylvester stallone, tim johnson, woody allen
We start off the DreamWorks Animation Canon by taking a look at its first film, the 1998 Antz. At first glance, it seems to have a lot in common with the 1998 Pixar film, A Bug’s Life, so much so that there was a whole big controversy going on at the time between the two companies because Jeffrey Katzenberg had apparently stolen the idea when he left Disney and co-founded DreamWorks Animation. But, in terms of story and tone, the films are quite different.
March 16, 2017
aardman, aardman animations, animated film, animated movie, animation, eddie redmayne, johnny vegas, maisie williams, nick park, richard ayoade, timothy spall, tom hiddleston
We have another teaser trailer this week: the teaser trailer for Aardman Animations’ upcoming stop-motion film, Early Man.
According to Wikipedia, the film “tells the story of Dug, along with sidekick Hognob, who unites his tribe against the mighty Bronze Age in a battle to beat them at their own game, resulting in becoming the very first game of European football”. An interesting premise, to say the least, but like all Aardman films, I’m sure it’ll be very creative and funny.
The film features the voice talents of Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams, Timothy Spall, Richard Ayoade, and Johnny Vegas, amongst others. The film is set to be released to UK cinemas on January 26, 2018. No US release date has been announced yet.
What do you think of the teaser trailer and the film?
March 15, 2017
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The teaser trailer for Pixar’s upcoming film based on Día de Muertos, Coco, has debuted!
I’m really looking forward to it! The film does seem reminiscent of other animated films like The Book of Life and Kubo and the Two Strings, but it’s different enough to be its own thing. I love the animation, the characters, and just the overall feel of the movie! Even the dog with the weird tongue is endearing, lol!
Coco hits theaters on November 22, 2017. Are you looking forward to it?
March 14, 2017
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Of all the 2016 animated films that I’ve seen, this one is definitely my favorite!
“Well, no need to stay for the rest of the review!”
Let me give you some background. Disney was planning to release 2 animated films in 2016 as part of their official Canon: Zootopia and Moana. Ever since I first heard about it, I was way more excited for Zootopia than I was for Moana, although everyone else I knew had the opposite feeling! Zootopia was a sort of anthropomorphic animal mystery/crime/buddy cop movie that I was super excited for whilst we didn’t know much about Moana other than it would be another Disney Princess film, this time a Polynesian one.
But after watching both films, I ended up loving Moana more than I did Zootopia and again, this was opposite from what everyone else was telling me! Most people ended up falling in love with Zootopia and its morals while I ended up falling in love with Moana! It’s actually the only film in this Disney Revival era that I truly “love”!
February 27, 2017
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Well, everyone’s talking about that ending! For those of you who don’t know, there was a mix-up at the end of the ceremony wherein La La Land was accidentally awarded the Best Picture title, but it was actually supposed to go to Moonlight. They later fixed the mistake, but it was still an amusing, yet embarrassing thing to witness.
Otherwise, the awards weren’t all that bad even with some surprise wins. I didn’t end up beating my score from last year however; I only got 15/24 right this year. But, it’s still my 2nd highest score in guessing the Oscars wins.
Congratulations to Disney and Pixar for winning Best Animated Feature (Zootopia), Best Animated Short (Piper), and Best Visual Effects (The Jungle Book). For a list of all the Oscars winners, click here.
February 20, 2017
DreamWorks Animation-Forgotten/Minor Characters
animated film, animated movie, animation, dreamworks animation, forgotten characters, minor characters
I’m here to bring you an exciting announcement….well, at least I think it’s exciting. For those of you who have been following me since I started, the first project I did on my blog was a Forgotten/Minor Characters project for the Disney Canon. Basically, I watched the entire Disney Canon and wrote a post for each film talking about a forgotten/minor character (or characters) from the film. It was quite popular and I later did it with the Pixar Canon as well. (You can find these posts underneath the Indexes drop-down menu above.)
Now, I thought it was time to do another project on my blog, so I decided to bring back the Forgotten/Minor Characters project and do the Dreamworks Canon now. This is going to be an interesting one and I hope you all join me along for the ride!