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In the wake of today's announcement by Disney Animation that the "Wreck-It Ralph" sequel has scored a March 9th 2018 release date, Disney Pictures have now moved up the Jack and the Beanstalk animated feature "Gigantic".
Originally slated for that date, the film will now be pushed to a Thanksgiving launch on Wednesday, November 21st 2018. The project was first announced at D23 last summer with Nathan Greno ("Tangled") set to direct.
In "Gigantic," Jack goes up the tall plant and teams with a 60-foot tall, eleven-year-old girl giant named Inma. He agrees to help her find her way home. On top of the beanstalk, Jack encounters an entire world of giants from lots of different cultures.
- Garth Franklin
It’s been four years since Wreck-It Ralph hit our screens, and ever since the end credits rolled, we’ve been waiting patiently for the return of John C. Reilly’s lovable Donkey Kong rip-off. Now, that wait is over, with Disney announcing that Wreck-It Ralph 2 is set for release on March 9th 2018, putting back the Jack and the Beanstalk inspired Gigantic, which originally had that release date, to November 21st 2018. We also get our first image from the long sought after sequel, hinting at the fact Ralph and Penelope will be going from the arcade to the Internet. Both Reilly and Sarah Silverman will return as their beloved characters, as well as returning director Rich Moore. Just the announcement would be enough to get me excited, but if Moore and co. can weave the same magic with the Internet as they did with classic arcade games, this movie can’t come quick enough. »
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“Wreck-It Ralph” is officially getting a sequel, Disney Animation annouced on Thursday morning.
The second installment of the animated hit will be directed by Rich Moore and Phil Johnston, with John C. Reilly returning to voice the titular lead character. The trio made the announcement via Facebook Live.
Reilly revealed that Ralph leaves the arcade world and wrecks the internet in the sequel, which will hit theaters on March 9, 2018.
“Wreck-It Ralph” grossed more than $470 million in 2012 and received an Oscar nomination. Moore directed from a screenplay by Johnston and “Frozen” co-director Jennifer Lee based on a story by Moore, Johnston and Jim Reardon.
The movie took place in the game “Fix-It Felix, Jr.” The villain, Wreck-It Ralph, embarks on a journey to break his bad guy rep.
Moore had been developing the sequel while directing “Zootopia.”
“From the moment we started working on the first ‘Wreck-It Ralph,’ we knew there »
- Maane Khatchatourian and Dave McNary
The Cannes Film Festival is now well underway, with many highly anticipated movies making their debut at the prestigious event. One such flick is Steven Spielberg’s The Bfg, which premiered this weekend to a somewhat mixed response. According to the reviews we’ve seen, it’s certainly not a bad movie, but it’s also far from the director’s best.
The issue seems to be that while The Bfg is a faithful treatment of the beloved source material, it relies too heavily on CGI, drags on with too much dialogue and plays it fairly safe, presenting a by the numbers adaptation that may please people who are looking for that sort of thing, but won’t strike a chord with a wider audience.
For more, check out some excerpts below that we’ve gathered from around the web:
The Bfg is big friendly giant of a »
- Mark Cassidy
In this special episode of Off The Shelf, Ryan and Brian take a look at the best DVD and Blu-ray 2015.
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Follow-Up Ryan buys the Ernest and Celestine Blu-ray from Plain Archive Ultra HD Blu-ray Pre-orders Live, March 1st release: Fox, Sony, WB, Shout! and now Lionsgate Curzon Tarkovsky Ryan’s Top 10 List of 2015 Classics from the Van Beuren Studio (Thunderbean Animation) Thunderbirds: The Complete Series (Timeless Media Group / Shout! Factory) The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (Arrow UK) Twice Upon A Time (Warner Archive Collection) Journey to the Center of the Earth (Twilight Time) Watership Down (The Criterion Collection) Walt Disney Animation Studios: Short Films Collection (Disney) 3-D Rarities (Flicker Alley) Spartacus: Restored Edition (Universal) The Apu Trilogy (The Criterion Collection)
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