1-20 of 43 items from 2015 « Prev | Next »
Anomalisa, the stop-motion-animated feature from Oscar-winning writer Charlie Kaufman and co-director Duke Johnson, is currently enjoying a 100% score on review aggregate site, Rotten Tomatoes, ahead of its release in theaters next January. The film, which focuses on a bored author (voiced by David Thewlis) whose chance run-in with a strange woman (Jennifer Jason Leigh) changes his life and is based on a play written by Kaufman, is a serious contender for the best animated feature Oscar this year.
The genre of stop-motion animation can trace its roots all the way back to 1933’s King Kong, when the technique was used to create a rampaging 200-ft. tall ape that wreaked havoc throughout New York City. As the years progressed, stop-motion slowly began to emerge as its own genre, with particular help from legendary visual effects artist Ray Harryhausen, who worked on such films as 1981’s Clash of the Titans »
- Patrick Shanley
Neil Gaiman's night had been going according to plan. The world-famous comics and fantasy author had just finished a lengthy, somber, occasionally wry onstage conversation about his new graphic novel, Sandman: Overture. He and interviewer Junot Díaz had spoken eloquently about all the work Gaiman's done on the Sandman comics series over the past 26 years, the passion he's put into novels like American Gods and Coraline, and the ways fatherhood has made him a better writer. The crowd at Brooklyn's Congregation Beth Elohim was eating it up. But just as the evening seemed to be drawing to a close, an emcee reminded Gaiman that he was just hours away from his 55th birthday. That's when his wife, musician Amanda Palmer, surprised everyone by taking to the stage and treating him to a vigorous serenade of Metallica's "Enter Sandman" (get it?) and "Happy Birthday" on ukulele and kazoo. (The Díaz »
- Abraham Riesman
Sci-fi romance How To Talk To Girls At Parties, starring Elle Fanning (Maleficent), Tony Award-winning Alex Sharp (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) and Nicole Kidman, has begun principal photography in the UK, where it will shoot for six weeks.
The story centres on a shy teenage punk in 1970s London (Sharp) who falls for an alien girl (Fanning) whose race plans a showdown with humans.
Producers are [link »
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
Henry Selick to team with Key & Peele for new animated stop-motion film
It has been awhile since director Henry Selick made Coraline, one of the better animated films in years, and he has been looking to move on to a new project. While Disney and Laika have both passed on The Shadow King by Selick, it looks like a famous duo will help the director get his next project made.
According to Variety, Key & Peele are set to help create a new animated feature with Selick that will be called Wendell and Wild. The site adds that the project is in the early stages with the duo and Selick ironing out creative details while looking for a distributor at the moment.
Selick spoke about the project, telling Variety that:
“‘Wendell and Wild’ is a comedy about two scheming demon brothers who must face their arch-nemesis, the demon-dusting nun Sister Helly, »
- Zach Dennis
Say what?! Yes! Crazy but incredible news. Variety is reporting that animation filmmaker Henry Selick, director of Coraline most recently, is teaming up with comedians Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key for a stop-motion animated movie. The project is called Wendell and Wild, described as a comedy about "two scheming demon brothers who must face their arch-nemesis, the demon-dusting nun Sister Helly, and her two acolytes, the goth teens Kat and Raoul." Oh yes, this definitely sounds like it's from the mind of Key & Peele. It's just developing now, but it has Selick attached to direct and co-write with Jordan Peele. I'm a big fan of all three of these people, so it's exciting to see them planning a new project together. Henry Selick is working on a stop-motion animated movie with @JordanPeele and @KeeganMKey. Seriously, what a time to be alive.— Ethan Anderton (@Ethan_Anderton) November 3, 2015 According to the report, »
- Alex Billington
Animated films take years to complete. So animation directors can bask in acclaim one year and then seem to vanish from the scene, when, in fact, they are hard at work on their next picture. Variety caught up with three animation directors familiar to awards voters and asked them what they are working on and which of this year’s animated releases impressed them.
Selick is no stranger to accolades. His feature directing bow was the iconic stop-motion film “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993), an annual staple that was nominated for an Academy Award (for visual effects) before there was even a category for animated feature, He also adapted and directed 2009’s “Coraline,” the first full-length film from stop-motion powerhouse Laika. “Coraline” received Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for animated feature.
Selick is excited about a of couple of new projects he’s been working on. One involves author Neil Gaiman, »
- Terry Flores
It has been six years since "Coraline," and director Henry Selick hasn't had much luck in trying to get a new project off the ground. A few years back, both Disney and Laika developed and subsequently canceled "The Shadow King," and the director's efforts to get it mounted elsewhere haven't yet panned out. He was also attached a while ago to helm "A Tale Dark And Grimm," but not much has been heard about it. However, Selick has found an exciting new creative partnership for a film that sounds right up his alley. Read More: Henry Selick's Scrapped Disney/Pixar Project Might Be Headed Back To Laika Variety reports that Selick will direct "Wendell And Wild," with Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key as part of the development team (the former co-wrote the script). And again, it sounds perfectly Selick-ian. “ ‘Wendell and Wild’ is a comedy about two scheming demon »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Keeping up the healthy late-career pace, Wim Wenders has settled on his next feature — the one after The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez, that is, which will itself follow the still-not-domestically-released Every Thing Will Be Fine. The picture’s titled Submergence, and, plot-wise, sounds an awful lot like his work: an adaptation of J.M. Ledgard‘s novel, it runs across the globe and shifts focus between James More, an English reporter, as he’s held captive by jiahdists in Somalia, and Danielle Flinders, a “biomathematician” exploring life on the ocean floor. As former lovers in their own perilous situations, they both remember better times spent at a French hotel on the Atlantic coast. [Deadline]
A bit of Until the End of the World‘s romance here, a bit of the director’s documentary approach there — two ingredients that have a more-or-less-equal chance of being wondrous or a clunker when combined. (Which is, »
- Nick Newman
[Editors Note: Project of the Day is presented in partnership with BlackMagic Design, one of the world's leading innovators and manufacturers of creative video technology.] Here's your daily dose of an indie film, web series, TV pilot, what-have-you in progress -- at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite. In the meantime: Is this a project you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments. Calliope Logline: A story-motion short about a young girl who is one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse from acclaimed toy designers Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters, stop-motion innovator Martin Meunier ("Coraline") and Jon Schnepp. Elevator Pitch: A Kickstarter campaign for a stop-motion film, "Calliope," that brings together creators from the world of designer toys (Circus Posterus’ Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters), stop-motion innovator and Annie Awards Special Achievement recipient Martin Meunier ("Coraline") and »
Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key (aka Key & Peele) have teamed up with Henry Selick, director of stop-motion films like “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and “Coraline,” to develop a new stop-motion feature film that will be based on an original story by Selick, titled "Wendell and Wild." Said to be a comedy, the story follows two scheming brothers who also happen to be demons, who are challenged by their arch-nemesis, the nun Sister Helly, and her two sidekicks, the goth teens Kat and Raoul. It's still early in the development process, so few details are currently public. Peele and Selick will co-write the script adaptation, with Selick directing and »
- Tambay A. Obenson
"The Nightmare Before Christmas" and "Coraline" director Henry Selick is teaming with comedians Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key for a new stop-motion animated feature based on an original story by Selick.
"Wendell and Wild" is a a comedy about two scheming demon brothers who must face their arch-nemesis, the demon-dusting nun Sister Helly, and her two goth teen acolytes.
The trio are currently discussing the creative details of the project which has yet to be setup with a buyer. Selick will co-write with Peele, and will direct and produce, along with Gotham Group.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
Henry Selick, director of stop-motion classics Disney’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and Laika’s “Coraline,” is developing a new stop-motion feature with Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key based on an original story by Selick.
“‘Wendell and Wild’ is a comedy about two scheming demon brothers who must face their arch-nemesis, the demon-dusting nun Sister Helly, and her two acolytes, the goth teens Kat and Raoul,” says Selick.
Selick, Key and Peele are currently discussing the creative details, says Key & Peele’s manager Joel Zadak of Principato-Young. “It is not set up yet with a buyer, but the entire team is passionate about the direction,” he says.
Key and Peele are no strangers to animated projects, with both having done various voices on Fox’s “Bob’s Burgers” among other projects. Key will be voicing a character in the upcoming animated feature based on the game “Angry Birds” and he »
- Terry Flores
If you’re a fan of the work of author Neil Gaiman (Coraline), when you hear the talent coming together for an adaptation of his children’s book Fortunately the Milk, you’re going to flip your lid. Shaun of the Dead and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World director Edgar Wright is teaming up with superstar Johnny Depp […]
- Ethan Anderton
What's this? We've always worked on the notion that the brilliant The Nightmare Before Christmas, directed by Henry Selick with help from the brain of Tim Burton, was a November movie. That is, because it's a Halloween story set at Christmas, we've always tried to do our annual rewatch somewhere towards the end of November. Call us fence sitters should you so desire.
In a new Q&A with Henry Selick however, he was asked whether he sees it as a Christmas or Halloween film. And he's firmly come down on the side of the latter.
"It's a Halloween movie", he confirmed, accepting that many people prefer Christmas Town to Halloween Town. However, as Bmd reports, he also added that 'this is a movie about Halloween, and the people of Halloween, »
Wondering what you’ll watch when The Hunger Games franchise is over? We’ve got some ideas…
As well as sequels, remakes, and comic book adaptations, there’s one kind of movie you can feel fairly sure is going to keep popping up at a cinema near you: young adult adaptations. Stories about teenagers are still doing big business in the book trade, and thanks to Harry Potter, Twilight, and The Hunger Games, Hollywood is convinced of the genre’s appeal, too.
A couple of new franchises have already been kicked off – there’s still at least another Divergent sequel on the way, and another Maze Runner sequel – but what’s more interesting is the list of Ya novels that have been optioned and may soon be taking over the box office. Now, not all of the adaptations on this list will see the light of day, »
Every year as Halloween gets closer, basic cable and the DVD racks at big box stores are flooded with Halloween programming for kids—Disneyfied TV movies and animated specials featuring all their favorite characters in costume. But are these cash-ins any good? If you’re trying to foster a love of horror in your little ones—or just looking for something age-appropriate to show them during October—navigating the seas of “kid-friendly” content can be irritating at best, downright impossible at worst.
Because I both love horror movies and have small children, I have my own picks for what I’ll be showing my kids until they’re of an age for… oh, I don’t know… Cannibal Holocaust. All these choices are subjective and entirely dependent on what different kids can handle.
By age 7, I was already seeing A Nightmare on Elm Street (sneaking a viewing without my parents »
- Patrick Bromley
People of a certain age (i.e. “Old”) will remember when in the early days of HBO, a weird ,wild animated film called Twice Upon a Time made the rounds. Many paid it heed because it was executive produced by George Lucas, currently in the process of imprinting our childhoods with a new mythology. But except for a laserdisc and VHS release, the film rather fell off the table, save for dedicated maniacs who remembered it fondly.
Warner Archives, print-on-demand masters of unearthing lost bits of cinema and making them available to the masses, have achieved the impossible and presented the world with a brand new release of the film, unearthing both audio tracks, and getting many of the animators together for a commentary track, including Henry Selick, who has gone on to great things like Neil Gaiman’s Coraline and Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas, and in that order. »
- Vinnie Bartilucci
On October 25, Australians in Film will host its annual AiF Awards and Benefit Gala at the Intercontinental Hotel in Los Angeles..
Actor, Elizabeth Debicki, has taken out the Breakthrough Talent of 2015 Award..
Presenter Carrie Bickmore will be master of ceremonies at this year.s awards, which celebrates the achievements of Australians working in Hollywood and also recognises the contribution of individuals to the Australian film industry.
.The Orry Kelly International Award is given to an Australian who has paved the way for other Australians in the entertainment industry and who has provided much support, mentoring and inspiration to others..
- Inside Film Correspondent
by Seth Metoyer
The first round of horror films have been announced for the Colorado based horror festival Telluride Horror Show. This years lineup looks sweet and includes premieres and a special screening of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas with director Q&A! Check the list of films below.
From The Press Release
The first wave of films is now live for the 2015 Telluride Horror Show, October 16-18 in picturesque Telluride, Colorado (elevation 8,750 ft.).
Most of the films will make their Colorado premieres at this year's festival or will screen fresh off their Fantastic Fest debuts. The festival will also feature a special screening of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas followed by a director Q&A.
Here's the complete lineup, which can also be found at http://telluridehorrorshow.com/films.html
Henry Selick is an American stop-motion director, producer and writer »
Halloween is in less than two months, and Cavity Colors wants to help you get an early start on the festivities. Also: the lineup at the 2015 Telluride Horror Show and four posters from American Backwoods: Slew Hampshire.
Lucy found herself constantly daydreaming about candy corn, jack-o-lanterns, and paper skeletons... 1 day a year was not enough.... The giant pumpkin hovered over her head constantly... There was no escape.
Limited Edition of 100 Signed and numbered by Aaron Cavitycolors 17 x 22 inches (will fit any 18 x 24 frame) Printed with Archival inks on Velvet Cotton Paper Please allow 1 - 2 days for shipping (each print is made to order)
"Xenofloss" T-Shirt / Tanktop ($25.00)
In space, no one can hear you eat Halloween candy. But if you're an alien, you should always floss! There's no time for cavities!
Designed by Hillary White. Pre-order »
- Tamika Jones
1-20 of 43 items from 2015 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners