Kahlil Gibran’s 1923 book of philosophical poetic essays The Prophet has been turned into a very unique animated feature film and has now been picked up for distribution by GKIDS. The film will be released in New York and Los Angeles on August 7 with other cities to follow in subsequent weeks. A new trailer has been released, too.
It’s kind of exciting to read headlines like “Will Non-Stop,” the action thriller starring Liam Neeson, “take down The LEGO Movie?” The fact that an animated film starring plastic building blocks could continually fare so well in the competitive box office is just amazing. The LEGO Movie won its third straight week as top grosser last weekend with $31 million more in revenue for its pot.
Khumba, the upcoming 3D animated feature film from South Africa’s Triggerfish Animation Studios has added the voice talents of Steve Buscemi (Monsters Inc., Boardwalk Empire) and Anika Noni Rose (The Princess and The Frog) to it’s already impressive cast list. Buscemi and Rose join Liam Neeson (Braveheart), Laurence Fishburne (TheMatrix Trilogy), Jake T. Austin (Rio, The Wizards of Waverly Place), Richard E. Grant (TV’s Doctor Who, Tim Burton’s The Corpse Bride) and Loretta Devine (TV’s Grey’s Anatomy).
Like LEGO bricks and building sets? Like making movies? Warner Bros. is giving a unique opportunity for fans 16 years and older to participate in their upcoming full-length animated pic The LEGO Movie.
Actor Liam Neeson is the latest voice talent to join the cast of ToonBox Entertainment’s animated comedy feature The Nut Job. According to Animation Magazine, Neeson will join the voice cast which already includes Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Katherine Heigl, Stephen Lang, Sarah Gadon and Jeff Dunham. Neeson will be voicing a raccoon, who is reportedly the film’s villain.