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It may be visually impressive, but this Jurassic outing lacks the passion and sophistication that we’ve come to expect from Pixar
With Inside Out, the animator Pixar got its mojo back. It was one of the year’s best films: passionate, sophisticated and beguiling. As for The Good Dinosaur … it has its critical admirers, but I found it desperately disappointing, unoriginal and twee, exactly the kind of creative cul-de-sac that we’d been afraid of before Io. The Good Dinosaur is premised on a what-if idea: the meteor supposed to wipe out the dinosaurs bypasses the planet, a near‑miss episode that makes a funny opening sequence. So dinosaurs stay on the scene with humans: we see a family of dinosaurs tending to their farm, and of course talking, though it’s not clear if this is an evolutionary development or the usual Disney anthropomorphisation. An apatosaurus called Arlo »
- Peter Bradshaw
It's nice. That's not a slam against the latest film from Pixar, but I want to offer very tempered praise here. I was taken aback at first by just how slight the film is, but I think it has a gentle touch on the best material in the film, and it does have a very real sense of emotional power to it, cumulative but fairly undeniable. What threw me off was just how simple the film is. This may be the single most stripped down narrative they've ever offered, and I can't help but wonder if this is the result of the film's development issues. It feels like the film's central relationship works, and they knew that was the key to making the film work, and so all the attention was focused on that to the detriment of what normally makes Pixar movies shine, the supporting cast of characters and »
- Drew McWeeny
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- Ryan Gallagher
Disney has Mickey Mouse, Warners has Bugs Bunny, but until just eight years ago, Universal Studios hadn’t put much stock in cartoon characters. Now, one can hardly reference the studio or its recent success without invoking the Minions — those goggle-eyed, overall-wearing yellow whatzits that have helped buoy the studio to its current pole position — or Chris Meledandri, the exec responsible for their existence.
The Minions — which are featured in three of the studio’s top-grossing features, “Despicable Me” ($251.5 million domestic), “Despicable Me 2” ($368.1 million domestic) and “Minions” ($335 million domestic) — are the direct result of a gamble between Universal and the former Fox Animation prexy. NBCUniversal vice chairman Ron Meyer invited Meledandri to create a company, Illumination Entertainment, that would operate in partnership with Universal to produce a series of pics geared toward the broadest family audience possible (which needn’t necessarily be animated, as 2011’s “Hop” demonstrated).
“At that time, »
- Peter Debruge
Marty Adelstein’s Tomorrow Studios has snapped up the rights for a TV series based upon South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-Ho’s comic book adaptation Snowpiercer, with THR revealing that Josh Friedman (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) has signed on to write the script.
“We are very excited to be working with Josh on this incredible story,” states Adelstein. “As such a prolific and innovative writer he is the ideal person to create a massive new world in this adaptation. This is an expansive, high-concept project and we are thrilled to be a part of reimagining it for television.”
“I couldn’t be more excited for the opportunity,” Friedman said. “Marty and [executive producer Becky Clements] are the perfect partners to help me bring this world to TV. I’m a huge fan of director Bong’s films, especially Snowpiercer. It’s great the way the best sci-fi is great — thoughtful, political, funny, scary and sly. »
- Gary Collinson
I had the opportunity to speak with director Steve Martino about a film that is out in theaters, The Peanuts Movie, the first feature-length outing for Charles Schulz’s iconic characters. In 2008, Martino was one of the duo who directed Blue Sky Studios’ Horton Hears A Who!, a theatrical CGI adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ picture book. And in 2012 he also co-directed Ice Age: Continental Drift.
Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved "Peanuts" gang make their big-screen debut, like they've never been seen before, in state of the art 3D animation. Charlie Brown, the world's most beloved underdog, embarks upon an epic and heroic quest, while his best pal, the lovable beagle Snoopy, takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis, the Red Baron.
Here is what Martino had to say about the film. And below is our exclusive image from the film.
I wanted to »
- Kellvin Chavez
In this edition of Sequel Bits, Future puts a new spin on the Rocky theme for Creed, Dan Aykroyd praises Paul Feig‘s Ghostbusters, and Daniel Craig continues to smile through the Spectre press tour. Also after the jump: Jesse Tyler Ferguson joins Ice Age: Collision Course. Kong: Skull Island adds up-and-comer Will Brittain. There are no plans (yet) for a Peanuts sequel. Kung […]
- Angie Han
Producer Marty Adelstein and his Tomorrow Studios company has optioned the rights to last year's indie hit Snowpiercer, to turn it into a TV series adaptation. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that screenwriter Josh Friedman (Avatar 2) has been tapped to write the pilot script. No network has been attached to the project at this time. Here's what Marty Adelstein had to say about bringing Josh Friedman on board.
"We are very excited to be working with Josh on this incredible story. As such a prolific and innovative writer he is the ideal person to create a massive new world in this adaptation. This is an expansive, high-concept project and we are thrilled to be a part of reimagining it for television."
Snowpiercer is based on the French graphic novel entitled Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand and Jean-Marc Rochette. The story is set years after a global Ice Age decimated the planet, »
MTV has renewed dating show “Are You the One” for a fourth season, and Chris Evans’ 2013 flick “Snowpiercer” is being developed as a series. Also in today’s television news roundup, Spike TV has pulled the plug on Jerry Bruckheimer’s “Harvest,” which the Viacom cabler had previously ordered to series . . .
MTV has renewed “Are You the One” for Season 4, the network announced Wednesday. The series hails from Lighthearted Entertainment, and is exec produced by Rob Laplante, Jeff Spangler and Scott Jeffress.
The pickup comes one week ahead of the Nov. 18 Season 3 finale, and as the match-making dating series is coming off its highest-rated episode of the current season, hitting a 1.42 in the 12-34 demo, according to Nielsen’s “live plus-3” delayed viewing.
“‘Are You the One’ is an irresistibly juicy and fun exploration of the thin line between love, infatuation and social experiment, and we’re thrilled to »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
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The potential series will be based on the 2013 film that was written and directed by Bong Joon Ho in his first English-language production. The movie, which starred Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton is set in a post-apocalyptic Ice Age where the only remaining life on the planet »
- TFS Staff
More exciting news for Bong Joon-ho: A day after his next film was backed by Brad Pitt and Netflix, his last is headed to TV. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Snowpiercer is being adapted for TV by War of the Worlds writer Josh Friedman, with Joon-ho executive-producing. Friedman will write the script for the show, based on Joon-ho's 2013 English-language debut about the only survivors of another Ice Age who live on a moving train divided by an oppressive hierarchy, which was itself based on the 1982 sci-fi graphic novel Le Transperceneige. Snowpiercer became an acclaimed sleeper-hit when it was released on VOD last year. Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton starred in the film, but it's unclear whether or not they'll be involved with the show à la Bradley Cooper on CBS's Limitless. (Spoiler: Most of their fates were pretty much sealed by the film's end.) All aboard another dystopian »
- Dee Lockett
Based on the French graphic novel "Le Transperceneige," Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton starred in the original film which was set in a post-apocalyptic Ice Age where the only remaining life on the planet survives aboard a train that travels around the globe.
Cj Entertainment & Media, who produced the original film, are behind the TV series.
Source: The Live Feed »
- Garth Franklin
Opening March 18, 2016, The Little Prince is directed by Academy Award nominee Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda) and features the voices of Mackenzie Foy, Jeff Bridge, Riley Osborne, Marion Cotillard, James Franco, Paul Rudd, Benicio del Toro, Paul Giamatti, Ricky Gervais, Albert Brooks, and Bud Cort. The film is the first-ever animated feature adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s iconic masterpiece, The Little Prince.
Monster Trucks opens January 13, 2017. The live action/CGI animation is directed by Chris Wedge (Epic, Robots, Ice Age). The cast includes Jane Levy, Lucas Till, Tom Lennon, Barry Pepper, Amy Ryan, Danny Glover, Holt McCallany and Frank Whaley.
- Laura Frances
Paramount Animation has confirmed its next five films - including SpongeBob Squarepants 3...
Set up in the aftermath of the release of the wonderful Rango, Paramount Animation has been busily working away on a slate of projects for some time now. SpongeBob Squarepants: Sponge Out Of Water has already given the fledgling studio a sizeable hit earlier this year (and it remains the most joyously bonkers film of 2015). But now, we know what its next five films are going to be.
Here's what's coming up.
March 18th 2016
The Little Prince, based on Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s book, is first. It's directed by Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda), with the likes of Mackenzie Foy, Ricky Gervais, Benicio del Toro, James Franco, Marion Cotillard and Paul Giamatti on voicing duties.
January 13th 2017
Paramount Animation announced its lineup through 2019 on Tuesday, including that “Monster Trucks” and “Spongebob Squarepants 3,” will be released by the studio in March of 2016 and March of 2019, respectively. “Monster Trucks,” which had been previously scheduled for March 18, 2016, will now open January 13, 2017. Directed by Chris Wedge, who has helmed films like “Epic,” “Robots” and “Ice Age,” the cast includes Jane Levy, Lucas Till, Tom Lennon, Barry Pepper, Amy Ryan, Danny Glover, Holt McCallany and Frank Whaley. “Spongebob Squarepants 3” has been slated for February 8, 2019. Like the previous movies, the follow-up film will be directed by Paul »
- Jeff Sneider and Beatrice Verhoeven
Over the weekend we saw the first poster and trailer for Ice Age: Collision Course, and now 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios have released the animated short Cosmic Scrat-tastrophe, which was shown in U.S. cinemas alongside The Peanuts Movie and also serves as the opening to the fifth instalment of the franchise; check it out here…
Scrat’s epic pursuit of the elusive acorn catapults him into the universe where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the Ice Age World. To save themselves, Sid, Manny, Diego, and the rest of the herd must leave their home and embark on a quest full of comedy and adventure, travelling to exotic new lands and encountering a host of colourful new characters.
- Gary Collinson
I get that the Ice Age movies have some sort of fandom among young children, and good for them. They deserve something that entertains them in those early years, and, if those flicks do it for them, so be it. They do nothing for me though, and the only silver lining I find in this cloud of weak family fare is the appearance of that poor little squirrel Scrat. This character has a story we can all... Read More »
- Billy Donnelly
Callous human indifference, global warming, dinosaurs and now... Space? Just as Blue Sky appeared to be getting into the business of developing riskier, more diverse creative projects for its next slate of films, along chugs another "Ice Age" entry into the mix. While the first film was admittedly a critical and commercial crowd-pleaser, it became so successful that even Blue Sky couldn't go two or three years without an "Ice Age" sequel in its back pocket. And yes, the films are still juggernauts at the global box office. Will U.S. audiences reject them anytime soon? Not likely, given the franchise's billion dollar stature. In keeping with the animation studio's tradition, Blue Sky has unveiled a new "Scrat"-centered short (the 9th entry so far), where the indomitable little prehistoric squirrel faces off against time and space to secure his precious acorn once more. Read More: Cracking the 'Ice Age »
- Ruben Guevara
If you headed out to theaters this weekend to see The Peanuts Movie, then you got to see the latest Ice Age animated short Cosmic Scrat-tastrophe. The prehistoric squirrel Scrat has been chasing that acorn all over the place, but sooner or later he was going to run out of places to go on Earth, […]
The post Watch: ‘Ice Age’ Animated Short ‘Cosmic Scrat-tastrophe’ Takes the Squirrel to Space appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
Following a tease last week and appearing in front of "The Peanuts Movie" this weekend, the full new "Ice Age" short entitled 'Cosmic Scrat-tastrophe' is now online. Blue Sky Studios produced the piece in which Scrat journeys into outer space and creates his own version of the Big Bang. The tease ties back into "Ice Age: Collision Course" which opens in cinemas on July 22nd 2016.
- Garth Franklin
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