I can’t remember an animated trailer getting so much widespread hype in a long time. The new Inside Out clip released in the United Kingdom Wednesday was texted and tweeted and emailed and Facebook messaged to me by friends and colleagues of mine from many walks of life—most unrelated to animation. They were all bubbling with intrigue, “Have you seen this?” “What is this?” “This looks so interesting!” And I am not surprised by their fascination—this trailer is epic!
It’s a vintage AF team up in the latest news edition, Marc Vibbert is joined by Justin Vactor to discuss all the latest animation industry news from November.
Amongst the topics in this episode are reviews for Big Hero 6, Penguins of Madagascar, and the new Studio Ghibli Blu-ray releases. The announcement of Toy Story 4, The LEGO Movie sequel writers, Hullabaloo, and much, much more are also discussed.
Walt Disney’s birthday was on December 5th, which also happened to be the day that Disneyland announced the full-blown Frozen overhaul coming to the resort in less than a month. Both of these milestones meant a lot to me, and in maddeningly different ways.
On November 19, 1994, Spider-Man: The Animated Series made its debut on the Fox Kids programming block on the Fox television network. Created by Marvel Films Animation and animated by Tokyo Movie Shinsha, the popular show ran for five seasons and has been a perennial favorite for animation and comic book fans alike.
BlizzCon 2014 is in the books and with it a slew of new announcements from Blizzard Entertainment. One major announcement was for Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft with their first expansion Goblins VS Gnomes which is slated for December 2014. The new expansion includes 120 brand new cards for players to add to their various decks. I will tell you as a Hearthstone player, I am very excited for this new set.
Lucasfilm Ltd. gave us all a surprise announcement with the unveiling of its latest animated feature film project, Strange Magic. Lucasfilm Animation Singapore and Industrial Light and Magic are doing the animation work (it’s the same animation team that created 2011’s Rango). With a story by George Lucas himself, the film is directed by Gary Rydstrom (we’ve been wondering about the specifics of what he’s been working on for quite some time).