Blue Sky Studios just premiered the second official trailer for its highly anticipated feature The Peanuts Movie.
File this in the “For What It’s Worth” department, but an interesting story passed our desk recently and we are now passing along to you. According to The Tracking Board, Paramount Pictures is developing a live-action/animated mega film that features characters from many beloved Nickelodeon cartoons from the 1990s all in one picture, including Hey Arnold!, Rugrats, Ren and Stimpy, Rocko’s Modern Life, and The Angry Beavers, among others.
We’re all familiar with the epic The Lord of the Rings film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s beloved trilogy from director Peter Jackson. But have you ever seen the 1978 animated feature film version from director Ralph Bakshi? Well, get ready to set your DVRs because Turner Classic Movies will be screening the film on September 2nd at 3:15 a.m. ET (check your TCM feed for the time in your area).
Walt Disney Animation Studios rocked the D23 Expo 2015 this year with some amazing stuff. My time at the Expo was limited, but I was happy (and grateful) that I was able to get a seat for the “Welcome to Zootopia!” panel held on Saturday, August 15th, 2015, at the Anaheim Convention Center. Here’s a quick rundown of what was presented.
At the D23 Expo 2015 last weekend, Walt Disney Animation Studios made it official—their long-rumored feature about giants will be released in 2018 and will be called Gigantic.
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ new Short Films Collection is truly a stunner. The collection, which is now available on Digital HD platforms and will be available on Blu-ray August 18th, includes 12 of the studios’ animated short films made between the years 2000–2015. While some shorts are fairly new and have been recently seen in theaters, other titles are older and more obscure. Overall, it’s just great to have all of these beloved shorts in one combined and winsome collection.
DreamWorks Animation’s new and original Netflix series DINOTRUX breaks new ground for the studio. It’s their first animated series that isn’t based on one of their existing film series. The creative team has constructed a clever set of characters and an inventive new world that should hopefully entertain dino- and truck-loving kids for many years to come.
Although it’s hard to believe, comedian Mike Myers was not the original choice for the lead voice of DreamWorks Animation’s Shrek character. Before his untimely death in 1997, comedian Chris Farley was cast to voice the green ogre. Recently, a Shrek story reel with Chris Farley’s voice, along with Eddie Murphy’s voice as Donkey, has surfaced.
Sure, there have been lots of stories written and films made about characters dreaming the impossible dream—longing to do something with their lives beyond their “directive,” (to quote our last fascinating character’s film) but the magic of the third most fascinating animated character on my list is that he is following his directive; he is using what he has (amazing sense of smell and taste) to its full potential. Oh, and also that he is a rat who loves to cook.
The Turbotown crew is back for a second season in DreamWorks Animation’s animated series Turbo FAST, which is available exclusively on Netflix beginning July 31st.