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!
What a Tease! Inside Out Trailer is as Dazzling as it is Devoid of Plot, per the norm for Pixar.
Though they didn’t invent the practice, Pixar has certainly done a lot to raise the bar of what a teaser trailer should be over the last twenty years. After watching the much-anticipated teaser trailer for Pixar’s fifteenth full length feature film, Inside Out, it got me thinking about the ways Pixar has messed with our minds over the decades and how (literally) they are doing it again.
Aardman has released a new trailer for their upcoming stop-motion animated feature Shaun the Sheep Movie.
As you know, the character of Shaun the Sheep was first introduced in A Close Shave, the 1995 Wallace and Gromit short film. Since then, Shaun has starred in his own series of television shorts (120 of them have been made so far) which are broadcast in over 170 countries. More episodes are on the way along with this new feature film currently in production.
GKIDS is releasing in the U.S. the next English-dubbed film from Studio Ghibli, The Tale of Princess Kaguya. Directed by Isao Takahata, the hand-drawn animated films looks visually stunning and one-of-a-kind.
Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon have released a new trailer for the upcoming live-action/hybrid animated film The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water. The trailer is on the Paramount Pictures UK YouTube channel and also on Nick.com.