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Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna's sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.
It only seems apt that now Disney has made a considerable amount from their Princesses brand, the most recent animated “classic” Frozen depicts the story of not one, but two princesses. Loosely based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Snow Queen, Frozen harks back to a story that sits neatly alongside Tangled and Brave, as it tries to warm-up the classic, cold fairy tale with intriguing, but not ground-breaking, results.
Anna (Kristin Bell) and Elsa (Idina Menzel) are sisters and the Princesses of Arendelle. »
- Gary Collinson
Film based on smartphone game about an idol-stealing explorer set to follow Angry Birds movie into production
• Angry Birds film takes off
• Frozen: watch the trailer for Disney's new animated film
Indiana Jones-style smartphone game Temple Run looks set to be the latest example of the form to make its way to the big screen, after Hollywood studio Warner Bros entered negotiations for a film version overseen by Harry Potter producer David Heyman.
The hugely popular Imangi Studios title looks rather more ripe for celluloid conversion than the upcoming Angry Birds. It centres on an explorer who is chased by demonic monkeys after stealing an idol from a temple. The film adaptation would follow much the same plot, though the demonic chasing entities are now described simply as "forces".
It's not the first time Temple Run has teamed up with Hollywood. Developers also released tie-in versions with Disney films »
- Ben Child
Last Vegas, 2013.
Directed by Jon Turteltaub.
Four ageing friends head to Las Vegas for the stag do of their last single friend.
With a cast consisting of four of the greatest actors in cinematic history, you are right to expect that this should be one of the funniest films of 2013. Unfortunately, it falls miles short of 'funny' and lands somewhere near 'the occasional smile' – the kind where you half smile to yourself so no-one else can see. Comedy isn't the films strong point but there is a heartfelt message running through the core of the film which is delivered far more successfully than the gags.
- Gary Collinson
Move over, Frosty. A quixotic snowman who longs to experience summer handily steals the show in “Frozen,” Disney’s 53rd in-house animated feature and one of its most classical, with a Hans Christian Andersen pedigree, a full-fledged showtune score and little of the ironic humor that has become the lingua franca of most contemporary toons. But this always enjoyable tale of mysterious magic, imperiled princesses and square-jawed men of action proves longer on striking visuals than on truly engaging or memorable characters. With the family crowd pretty much to itself this holiday season, “Frozen” should generate considerable box-office heat, if not quite the same level of critical and audience affection that attended the superior “Tangled” and “Wreck-It Ralph.”
The result of a decade-long effort by the studio to fashion an animated feature from Andersen’s classic “The Snow Queen,” “Frozen” ultimately bears only the most superficial resemblance to its source, »
- Scott Foundas
Genial and amiable though it may be, the comic fantasy world of Last Vegas would barely be worth visiting were it not for the presence of its leading players. Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Kline are all senior citizens, past the age of 65, yet one might question their wisdom for participating in what appears to be an unofficial spin-off of The Hangover, sanitized for general audiences. The script is by Dan Fogelman, a jokester whose screenplay for Crazy. Stupid. Love. was once described as "fuzzy-headed and conventional, something you'd expect from a writer whose credits include the animated Cars, Bolt, and Tangled. The characters are not smart, modern 'toons, but the variety that populated 60s Us TV shows in sub-moronic...
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The actress will guest-star on the freshman series Welcome to the Family, per The Hollywood Reporter.
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Brown appears in Episode 6 as Mrs. Peck, the Yoder family’s overbearing neighbor, who is annoyed with the “eye-sore” Rv parked in the driveway of Mike O’Malley and Mary McCormack’s clan.
Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…
• CBS is developing Damascus, an hourlong project starring America Ferrera »
- Vlada Gelman
The animated comedy adventure series follows Penn Zero, a boy from the suburbs who inherits the coolest job ever – part-time hero and leader of a team of good guys who zap to other worlds to save the day. With his sidekick Sashi and wise man Boone, the three tackle everything from outer space and the Old West, to lands of enchantment and the ultimate challenge – suburbia. The Campaign‘s Thomas Middleditch stars as Penn. Voice cast also includes Adam DeVine, Tania Guanadi, Alfred Molina, and Larry Wilmore. Jared Bush (All Of Us, Zootopia) and Sam Levine (Wreck-It Ralph, Bolt) created the series. Bush also serves as exec producer and writer and Levine exec produces and directs. Production is underway for a scheduled fall 2014 premiere. »
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Disney Xd is adding another animated series to its slate. The kids network has greenlighted comedy adventure series Penn Zero: Part Time Hero, about a boy who inherits the coolest job ever, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. From Jared Bush (All of Us, Zootopia) and Sam Levine (Wreck-It Ralph, Bolt), Penn Zero follows suburban boy Penn who suddenly lands a job as a part-time hero and leader of a team of good guys who zap to other worlds to save the day. Every day after school, Penn teams up with sidekick Sashi and wise man Boone to
- Philiana Ng
The Angry Birds movie has moved a step closer to the screen, with Rovio Entertainment announcing today that animation veterans Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis are set to direct the movie adaptation of the hit mobile game.
The duo will make their directorial debuts with Angry Birds, but have extensive experience in the field of animation, with Reilly serving as a storyboard artist on the likes of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Hotel Transylvania and the upcoming Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, and Kaytis having spent 19 years as an animator at Disney, earning credits on the likes of Bolt, Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph and Frozen.
“I’m very excited that Fergal and Clay have joined us, bringing with them their vast expertise," said Rovio CEO Mikael Hed. "They are two of the brightest rising talents in animation, and I’m confident we are building the right team to tell »
- Gary Collinson
The directing team has now been confirmed for the big-screen version of Rovio Entertainment’s mad-cap games app Angry Birds. The press release below confirms that the company have chosen Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis to helm the upcoming 3D CG-animated film from a screenplay by The Simpsons regular Jon Vitti. The film is expected to hit cinemas 1st July 2016.
Rovio Entertainment Announces Directors For “Angry Birds” Movie
Espoo, Finland, October 9, 2013 – Rovio Entertainment announced today that Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis will direct Angry Birds, the upcoming 3D CG-animated film based on Rovio’s bestselling app. The film is being produced by John Cohen and Catherine Winder and executive produced by David Maisel; the screenplay is by Jon Vitti. The movie is slated for a July 1, 2016 release and will be distributed worldwide by Sony Pictures.
Reilly and Kaytis are both animation veterans, »
- Craig Hunter
Aside from those ‘cat people’ who we speak of in hushed tones whilst wrinkling our noses at the very thought of it, everybody loves a dog. Especially movie dogs; the kind of dogs we wish came running up to us when we open the front door after a hard day’s work, rather than our significant other moaning about well… let’s face it, we weren’t listening.
Anyway, here are 10 wonderful cutie pies who we wish we could own in real life, in no particular order of course because it’s literally impossible to choose between dogs.
This film adaptation of John Grogan’s memoir of the same name really made us want this lovable little guy. Even if he did appear to be the worst behaved dog for the majority of the film, Marley really turned things around for himself and I defy anyone »
- Rachel Joanne Carney
Rovio Entertainment announced today that Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis will direct Angry Birds, the upcoming 3D CG-animated film based on Rovio’s bestselling app. The film is being produced by John Cohen and Catherine Winder and executive produced by David Maisel; the screenplay is by Jon Vitti. The movie is slated for a July 1, 2016 release and will be distributed worldwide by Sony Pictures.
Reilly and Kaytis are both animation veterans, making their directorial debuts with Angry Birds. Kaytis began his career as an animator at Walt Disney Animation Studios. In his 19 years at Disney, he served as animation supervisor of Tangled and the follow-up short, Tangled Ever After. He also conceived and oversaw the end credits sequence of Wreck-It Ralph and animated on that film; in addition, he was the supervising animator of the character Rhino in Bolt. Kaytis also animated on the upcoming film Frozen and the Oscar®-winning short, »
- Kellvin Chavez
We reported back in May that The Simpsons writer Jon Vitti has signed on to write the script, based on the wildly popular game from Rovio, where players launch a series of birds at green pigs, in an effort to retreive their precious eggs. No details have been given regarding the story.
"I'm very excited that Fergal and Clay have joined us, bringing with them their vast expertise."
Sony handles worldwide marketing and distribution and will release on July 1 2016.
Jon Vitt wrote the screenplay based on the game in which players catapault irate birds into colonies of porcine egg thieves.
It marks the directorial debuts of Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis. Reilly has worked on features including Spider-Man 2, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and Hotel Transylvania while Kaytis has been an animator on Disney films such as Bolt, Wreck-It Ralph and the upcoming Frozen. »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
TV-obsessed hamster Rhino (Mark Walton) races to the rescue when he's asked to save Penny (Miley Cyrus) and Bolt from the clutches of the evil Dr Calico (Malcolm McDowell). They're suspended above a pool of lava inside a heavily guarded warehouse on an island in the middle of nowhere. Equipped with a full set of super-powers, Rhino flies across the sea and uses his heat-vision to save the pair. »
John Travolta voices Bolt, a canine TV star raised to believe in his own super powers. But reality bites when he bounds off his Hollywood set and winds up in New York. Convinced that his human companion (Miley Cyrus) is in evil hands, the delusional pooch embarks on a cross-country mission, assisted by streetwise alley cat Mittens and his number-one fan - a hamster in a ball called Rhino. »
Cyrus later recorded numerous songs for the soundtrack of the first season, signing a deal with Hollywood Records and releasing the album "Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus", selling over three million copies in the Us.
- Michael Stevens
Exclusive: Writer-producer Dan Fogelman, creator/executive producer of ABC’s The Neighbors, has closed an overall deal with ABC Studios, the studio behind the comedy series. Under the pact, Fogelman will continue to work on The Neighbors, which returns for a second season on September 20, while also developing new projects for the studio. Fogelman, who exec produces The Neighbors with Kapital Entertainment’s Aaron Kaplan, is very important to ABC/ABC Studios’ parent the Disney Co. on the feature animation side. He is behind the blockbuster Pixar franchise Cars and also wrote hits Bolt and Tangled. Additionally, he penned Warner Bros’ Fred Claus and Crazy Stupid Love, and Paramount’s The Guilt Trip. Fogelman, repped by Wme, Management 360 and Felker, Toczek, just wrapped the Al Pacino/Annette Bening starrer Imagine, which he wrote and directed, and he also wrote the upcoming Jon Turteltaub-directed Last Vegas starring Michael Douglas and Robert De Niro. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Ever since the Planes-Tow Mater short film on Cars 2 and the first trailer for a Planes feature film, there was some small hope that this would be a fun expanded world of Cars taken to the skies. Once it was pegged as a direct-to-video release though, some worry started to settle into the air. Then it was noticeable that Pixar removed itself from the production, giving all the credit to Disney, but still marketing it “from Above the World of Cars.” That meant that Disney must have crunched the numbers of the potential licensing deals they could make and get kids (and their parents) to buy into. Unfortunately, Disney’s Planes should have stayed a DVD release.
- Ernie Estrella
Following the teaser from a couple of months ago, here's a full theatrical trailer for what the world is calling "the geriatric Hangover", Last Vegas. Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas and Kevin Kline are the bachelor-partying quartet, and while they may be on the elderly side, they're still reprobate enough to be currently battling an R-rating in the Us.Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure) is the director, working from a screenplay by Dan Fogelman (Cars, Bolt, Crazy, Stupid, Love).As you may have gathered, it's about four long out-of-touch friends from the '50s who reunite in Vegas for the wedding of Billy (Douglas), the group's playboy and supposedly confirmed bachelor. The thing is, widower Paddy (De Niro) also takes a shine to Billy's lounge singer fiance...It's Bachelor Party meets The Bucket List; or The Hangover meets Grumpy Old Men; or a gift for making lazy sound-bitey descriptions out of older films. »
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