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Entertainment Weekly has posted the first photo of Maleficent's three meddling pixies, Knotgrass, Flittle and Thistletwit in this Disney adventure. From left to right is Imelda Staunton, Lesley Manville and Juno Temple, who will be joining Angelina Jolie in this revisionist take on the classic Sleeping Beauty fairy tale, which repositions the evil mistress Maleficent as its hero. As you can see, the three actresses will be acting alongside a mix of CGI.
Maleficent comes to theaters May 30th, 2014 and stars Angelina Jolie, Juno Temple, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Toby Regbo, Brenton Thwaites, Peter Capaldi, Ella Purnell. The film is directed by Robert Stromberg. »
From Disney comes “Maleficent”—the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom—and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well. The film stars Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville. Maleficent is produced by »
This is our third really great teaser for The Boxtrolls. I cannot wait to see what a full trailer would look like. Tons of new footage of the characters, but all the movie action is just set to one song, so while you get the sense of a relationship between the girl and the boy in the video, not much on plot yet. And it’s just adorable. See it below.
Teaser: The Boxtrolls – #3
The Boxtrolls featuring the voices of Elle Fanning, Simon Pegg, Toni Collette, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Jared Harris, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Tracy Morgan and Ben Kingsley is slated to hit theaters September 26th, 2014. »
- Jess Orso
A family event movie from the creators of Coraline and Paranorman that introduces audiences to a new breed of family – The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Wright) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge.
When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnifred (Elle Fanning). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family.
- Michelle McCue
Everybody loves a villain – especially one that is played by Angeline Jolie. This summer will see the Oscar winning actress front a film which is all about Sleeping Beauty’s nemesis in the highly anticpated Maleficent.
The trailer sent the internet world into meltdown, giving us glimpses of a spectacularly creepy Jolie, hiding in the woods. Jolie isn’t the only one of her family to make an appearance in the movie though as she is joined by daughter Vivienne Jolie-Pitt and her mother explained how her 4-year-old came to be cast as a young version of Princess Aurora:
The other 3- and 4-year-old [performers] wouldn’t come near me. It had to be a child that liked me and wasn’t afraid of my horns and my eyes and my claws. So it had to be Viv.”
- Kat Smith
The Boxtrolls has released a new trailer.
The locals accuse them of stealing children, but in reality they are kind-hearted, raising orphan Eggs (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) as one of their own.
Eggs is their only hope when the Boxtrolls are targeted for extermination.
The Boxtrolls will arrive in UK cinemas on September 12 and in the Us on September 26. »
Thanks to EW we have a couple new photos to share with you of Angelina Jolie as the terrifying Disney villain Maleficent. I seriously think that she is one of the most nightmarish villains that Disney has ever brought to life. It's pretty cool that she's actually getting her own movie. Above you'll find the magazine cover with the character on it, and below you'll find her with a young Aurora, who is played by Jolie's real daughter.
When talking about playing the villain, Jolie said, “The exercise wasn’t how can we have fun with a villain? It was: What turns people evil and vile and aggressive and cruel? What could have possibly happened to her?”
I guess we'll find out when the movie is released on May 30th. The film looks visually stunning, and it also stars Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville. »
- Joey Paur
Entertainment Weekly magazine just unveiled the cover for its latest issue, giving us a look at Angelina Jolie as the title character in the upcoming "Sleeping Beauty" spin-off, called "Maleficent." In addition to the cover, the magazine also released a photo of Jolie with her 5-year-old daughter Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, who co-stars in the movie. "We think it's fun for our kids to have cameos and join us on set, but not to be actors. That's not our goal for Brad and I at all," said Jolie. "But the other 3 and 4-year-old [performers] wouldn't come near me. It had to be a child that liked me and wasn't afraid of my horns and my eyes and my claws. So it had to be Viv." "Maleficent" is directed by Robert Stromberg and co-stars Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, and Juno Temple. It's set to hit theaters on May 30th. Photo: (click to »
Laika, the company behind "Coraline" and "ParaNorman," is back with a new 3D animated film, called "The Boxtrolls," voiced by Ben Kingsley, Elle Fanning, Jared Harris, Toni Collette, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan, and Simon Pegg. Check out the teaser trailer below and watch the movie in theaters on September 26th. Plot: The movie tells the tale of the Boxtrolls, monsters who live underneath the streets of Cheesebridge, who crawl out of the sewers at night to steal what the townspeople hold most dear: their children and their cheeses. At least, that's the legend the townspeople have always believed. In truth, the Boxtrolls are a community of lovable oddballs who are raising as one of their own an abandoned and orphaned human boy named Eggs. When the Boxtrolls are targeted by a villainous exterminator who is bent on eradicating them, Eggs must venture aboveground to save them, where he »
I’ve been a huge fan of Laika ever since their deliciously creepy, impeccably animated debut Coraline, and follow-up ParaNorman only made me more enthused about the small stop-motion animation company. In fact, it’s no understatement to say that their third outing, this fall’s The Boxtrolls, is one of my most anticipated movies of the year.
A new trailer for the film, which serves as more of an introduction to its fantastical setting and characters than anything else, just hit the web today and you can check it out right here, courtesy of Yahoo! Movies. Focus Features has been teasing the film since last July, but this new trailer is certainly our most extensive look at The Boxtrolls yet.
Watch out, Minions, you’re no longer the most adorable little creatures in animation. That’d be the titular Boxtrolls, who live below the Victorian-era town of Cheesebridge and »
- Isaac Feldberg
“The Boxtrolls is a 3D stop-motion and CG hybrid animated feature based on Alan Snow’s bestselling fantasy adventure novel Here Be Monsters. The Boxtrolls is being directed by Anthony Stacchi (co-director of the hit animated feature Open Season) and Graham Annable (story artist on Coraline and ParaNorman), and produced by David Ichioka and Mr. Knight. The voice cast includes Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley, Academy Award nominee Toni Collette, Elle Fanning (marking her fourth movie with Focus), Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Game of Thrones), Emmy Award nominee Jared Harris (Mad Men), Simon Pegg (Star Trek), Nick Frost (of Focus’ upcoming The World’s End), Richard Ayoade (The It Crowd), and Tracy Morgan (30 Rock).
The Boxtrolls is a comedic fable that unfolds in Cheesebridge, »
- Jonathan James
“The exercise wasn’t how can we have fun with a villain?”Angelina Jolie told Entertainment Weekly this week about her live-action re-imagining of the 1959 Walt Disney animated film “Sleeping Beauty” that focuses on the main villain. “It was: What turns people evil and vile and aggressive and cruel? What could have possibly happened to her?” Titled “Maleficent,” the movie stars Angelina Jolie as the titular character, Elle Fanning as the Sleeping Beauty character and also features Sharlto Copley, Sam Riley and Brenton Thwaites. “It is really funny when people say you’d be obvious for a great villain,” she told the magazine with a laugh. “When that character makes mistakes—which Maleficent does, and crosses many lines—you want them to be angry at her and concerned and confused and in the end, somehow understand something that they didn’t know before.” Suffice to say it’s the cover »
- Edward Davis
Too many animated movies these days feel like they came off an factory assembly line, but the latest from Laika Entertainment is visually and tonally unique.
A new trailer for "The Boxtrolls" doesn't have any dialogue -- just Cee Lo Green's version of "They're So Square" playing over snippets of scenes. But the tantalizing glimpse is enough to show off some gorgeous stop-motion animation and a quirky, steampunk sensibility. Laika is the studio behind the similarly beautiful and weird "Coraline."
The story centers around an orphan little boy who is raised by the box trolls living under the streets of his town. But their cozy, homey world is threatened by an exterminator who wants to get rid of all of them.
- Kelly Woo
Angelina Jolie makes one hellluva witch!The actress is gracing the cover of the latest issue of "Entertainment Weekly," where she gives her first in-depth interview about her deliciously evil title character, "Maleficent.""The exercise wasn’t how can we have fun with a villain?" Jolie tells the mag. "It was: What turns people evil and vile and aggressive and cruel? What could have possibly happened to her?"Another member of Jolie's brood makes her big screen debut in the high-anticipated film!Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, Brad Pitt and Angelina's youngest daughter, plays a young Princess Aurora, with Elle Fanning taking over the role when she grows up. "We think it’s fun for our kids to have cameos and join us on set, but not to be actors. That’s not our goal for Brad [Pitt] and I at all," the mother-of-six explains. "But the other 3- and 4-year-old [performers] wouldn’t come near me. »
- tooFab Staff
Fairy tale reboots have been all the rage in Hollywood since dueling Snow White projects Mirror Mirror and Snow White & the Huntsman swept the box office back in 2012 and were swiftly followed by last year’s Jack the Giant Slayer, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters and Oz the Great and Powerful. Major studios aren’t over the trend just yet, with films like fairy-tale modge-podge Into the Woods and a Cinderella reboot in the works, but the revisionist fairy tale we’re most looking forward to is definitely this summer’s Maleficent.
Set to hit theaters in May, the tale charts the origins of the Sleeping Beauty sorceress (embodied by Angelina Jolie) and examines her descent into evil. Speaking with EW, the actress recently shed some light on the challenges of playing such an iconic villain. Discussing the goals of the film, she explained:
“The exercise wasn’t how can we have fun with a villain? »
- Isaac Feldberg
In recent years, animation studio Laika has gained a reputation for the technical wizardry and narrative care put into features such as Coraline and ParaNorman. In the run-up to their latest movie offering, The Boxtrolls, Laika has also become known for unusual previews – well-embodied by the film’s newest trailer.
Whereas previous trailers/featurettes mused on the fluid nature of family or showed off the sheer amount of work and VFX know-how going into The Boxtrolls, this preview finally gives audiences a hint of the movie’s plot. Nonetheless, the trailer is still nonstandard due to its complete lack of dialogue, leaving the context of the fun, frenetic imagery up to our imagination.
Directed by Graham Annable (ParaNorman) and Anthony Stacchi (Open Season), The Boxtrolls makes use of the voice talents of Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3), Elle Fanning (Click to continue reading New ‘The Boxtrolls’ Trailer: A Romp Among »
- Kyle Hembree
Laika Studios has released a third teaser trailer for their new stop-motion animated feature, The Boxtrolls. This movie looks like it's going to be a lot of fun. The latest trailer features "(You're So Square) Baby, I Don't Care" made famous by Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly. This version comes from Cee Lo Green, though. The movie is being directed by Anthony Stacchi, and this is what he had to say about the song when talking to Yahoo,
"We had two previous trailers that were a little quieter, and we wanted one here that definitely emphasized the fun and the action/adventure part [of the film]." The fact that the words also reflected the geometry of their main characters' choice of apparel also made it the perfect fit. Stacchi said, "When we heard it and we heard the lyrics, it just totally made sense."
- Joey Paur
So, how chuffed is Focus Features feeling about Laika's upcoming stop-motion animated "The Boxtrolls"? They've been teasing this thing since last July, even though the movie isn't coming out until this fall, and even despite there being a lack of official stills yet, another trailer has dropped to stoke the flames of curiosity. Here's what you need to know: this one is from the folks behind “Coraline” and “ParaNorman,” it's co-directed by Graham Annable (the story artist on both those movies) along with Anthony Stacchi (“Open Season”), and the A-list talent — Elle Fanning, Toni Collette, Jared Harris, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan and Ben Kingsley — can't be beat. As for the story, it's based on the best-selling illustrated novel “Here Be Monsters” by Alan Snow, and is set in the Victorian-era town of Cheesebridge, where fearsome trolls live beneath the city »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Put together a community of adorably weird underground creatures and a human who needs a family and you get The Boxtrolls, an animated film made by the creators of previous hits like ParaNorman and Coraline.
A new teaser trailer for The Boxtrolls is here and it gives us a look at the adorable quirkiness of the Boxtrolls, doing things like eating bugs and running into poles. This trailer forgoes dialogue in favor of a rendition of “(You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care,” a song made famous by Elvis Presley and incredibly appropriate for the box-housed trolls.
- Ariana Bacle
Lupita Nyong'o and Jared Leto were just two of the celebrities to sit front row at the Miu Miu Fall 2014 runway show in Paris on Wednesday. The duo - who both won Oscars on Sunday - took their seats across from each other, though Jared sweetly made sure to greet his fellow Academy Award winner before the show began. Lupita looked cheerful while chatting it up with her seatmates Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Olsen, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Léa Seydoux, and Elle Fanning and shared cute selfies of the group on Instagram (she also snagged a photo with Rihanna!). Lupita jetted off to Paris on Monday and was spotted heading through Lax with a brand-new Miu Miu handbag. The 12 Years a Slave star is one of the faces of the brand's Spring campaign, and her appearance at the presentation marks her very first Paris Fashion Week outing. Source: Getty / Pascal Le Segretain View »
- Brittney Stephens
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