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TRAILER: Raymond Briggs “Ethel and Ernest”

A new trailer has dropped for Ethel and Ernest, a hand drawn, feature length adaptation of the graphic novel by Raymond Briggs (The Snowman, When The Wind Blows). The film will be initially released by Universal in London on October 28th. The feature was produced and adapted by Lupus Films and directed by Roger Mainwood […]

TRAILER: “Ice Age: Collision Course”

Scrat is back – and based on international grosses it looks like the rest of the Ice Age gang will never face extinction. Directed by Mike Thurmeier and Galen Chu, Blue Sky’s Ice Age: Collision Course will be released July 22nd by 20th Century Fox. Here’s the latest trailer:

Sony Pictures Animation Announces 2017 & 2018 Slate

Sony Pictures Animation formerly announced today its 2017/2018 slate – which includes five theatrical features, three television series and one direct-to-video movie – moves signaling an expansion of its output and increased year-round production across multiple platforms. Among the news in today’s announcement: Genndy Tartavakosky will be returning to direct 2018’s Hotel Transylvania 3; Bob […]

GKIDS to Produce and Distribute Cartoon Saloon’s “The Breadwinner”

GKIDS, the well-known distributor of international animated features, announced that CEO/Founder Eric Beckman and SVP of Distribution David Jesteadt will executive produce, along with Angelina Jolie Pitt and others, The Breadwinner, the latest feature from the two-time Academy Award nominated animation studio, Cartoon Saloon. GKIDS had its first Oscar nomination with Cartoon Saloon’s The Secret […]

Women In Animation: “The Quagmire Of The Female Character” June 2nd

The June meeting of Women In Animation is a panel discussion presented by movie executive and producer Lindsay Doran. The Quagmire Of The Female Character will be discussed at Sony Studios in Culver City on June 2nd. Once upon a time, almost all of the protagonists in animated movies were male (with various professions) or […]

Aardman Casts Eddie Redmayne in Nick Park’s next Feature “Early Man”

Aardman and Studiocanal today announce that Eddie Redmayne has joined Nick Park’s new prehistoric comedy adventure Early Man as the voice of Dug. Pictured in the studio this week Eddie Redmayne is the first cast member to be revealed as production begins. Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed […]

REVIEW: “Ratchet & Clank”

Ratchet & Clank, a new CG feature based on a long-running PlayStation game, hits the screen with a clunk. Even for viewers who’ve never played the game, it feels stale and derivative, with elements that recall Star Wars, The Incredibles, The Phantom Menace, Tiger & Bunny, George Pal’s Tulips Shall Grow, The Simpsons, and pretty […]