We at Animation Fascination are all very excited about Walt Disney Animation Studios’ upcoming film Big Hero 6. With the film being based on an obscure Marvel Comics series of the same name, our head writer Stanford Clark has been on the hunt for the past few weeks to get his hands on all of the issues of ‘Big Hero 6′ and has written up an analysis of the comics.
Over the weekend, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen took the number 10 spot in the list of the highest grossing films of all time. Its current take is standing at $1.072 billion (earning $398.4 million in the U.S. and $674 million in international markets so far). Frozen has now overtaken both Disney Animation’s The Lion King ($987.5 million) and Pixar Animation Studio’s Toy Story 3 ($1.063 billion worldwide) in total worldwide box office earnings, making it Disney’s most successful animated film ever in its first run and also giving it the bragging rights as being in the top 10 of the all-time worldwide box office.
Reports have been surfacing that comedian T.J. Miller is going to be voicing the character Fred in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ upcoming film Big Hero 6. Miller himself shared the information on his Twitter feed along with a link to the cool Big Hero 6 “first look” video of San Fransokyo. The tweet has since been removed. Nothing has been officially announced from Disney yet about the casting of Fred or any other role in the film (and we wonder if the folks at Disney made him remove the tweet).
Are you getting ready to go back to Rio? 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios have released the final Rio 2 trailer prior to its U.S. release on April 11th. The trailer features Nigel, voiced by the fantastic Jemaine Clement, doing a hilarious cover of Gloria Gaynor’s disco standard “I Will Survive.” Background vocals are provided by the lovely and talented Kristen Chenoweth, the voice of Gabi the poison dart frog who appears to be number two to Nigel’s number one. Check out the trailer after the jump…
Remember in 2012 when that really awesome Harry Potter Wizards Collection came out in that sweet chest thing with 31 discs, that crazy epic behind-the-scenes documentary and a bunch of cool add-ons like the horcrux locket and a cloth map? Remember how you felt when you saw that it was priced at 500 American dollars? (you sure that’s not in knuts?) Yeah, it hurt. But they’re softening the blow a bit by releasing the Harry Potter Hogwarts Collection in about a month (available for order now on Amazon) at the slightly more feasible price tag of $250.
Thanks to Screen Rant’s Geek Picks (from our own Justin Vactor no less), we just checked out this fantastic new The Simpsons couch gag. Inspired by The LEGO Movie, the couch gag is done using stop-motion animation with everything made entirely out of LEGO bricks. We think you’ll like it!
Pixar Animation Studios fans had a major reason to rejoice this past week with the announcement of a long-awaited and long-dreamed-of sequel to the fan favorite film The Incredibles. Disney CEO Bob Iger made the announcement at The Walt Disney Company Annual Shareholders Meeting held this year in Portland, Oregon. Also announced at the meeting was another sequel to Pixar’s wildly successful (if not as beloved to adult animation fans) Cars franchise.
OK, I know that you are sick of my Frozen fanboy commentary, not to mention the endless covers of “Let It Go” that pop up everyday. That said, there is a new video of “Let It Go” that truly is a stand out. Voice impersonator Brian Hull has recorded a version of the song using the voices of 21 different Disney and Pixar characters. Check out the awesomeness below…
Pixar Animation Studios has a brand new Cars short coming soon to the just released Disney Movies Anywhere app. The short will be a new episode in the ongoing Tales from Radiator Springs series. Called The Radiator Springs 500 1/2, the short tells the story of how a bunch of Baja racers come to Radiator Springs and challenge Lightning McQueen to a race.