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All the way back in 2001, DreamWorks Animation hit a perfect home run with Shrek. The loose adaptation of William Steig’s picture book of the same name caught the imagination of a generation of children and adults alike, and spawned a multi-billion dollar, multimedia franchise spanning 16 years and counting. The Shrek universe now comprises of four feature films, one spinoff film, six short films, two television specials, one television series, one stage musical, 12 video games, and a range of themed attractions around the world. Now, after a number of years of teasing, we finally have a solid update on the status of Shrek 5.
The screenwriter of the movie, Michael McCullers (Saturday Night Live), was recently talking to The Hollywood Reporter about his current release, The Boss Baby. During that conversation, he explained that his script for Shrek 5 is complete, and the film is in development following some corporate-level re-shuffling. »
- Sarah Myles
Sony Pictures has released the third trailer for their upcoming animated adventure Smurfs: The Lost Village, which brings this franchise back to his animated roots when it hits theaters April 7. Back in January, we got our first look at SmurfWillow, the leader of a whole new group of female Smurfs, voiced by Julia Roberts, and this new trailer gives us a glimpse of her first meeting with Papa Smurf (Mandy Patinkin), where both of them claim to be the leaders of the Smurfs. These new smurfs wouldn't have been discovered at all, if it wouldn't have been for a few smurfs setting off on a secret mission of their own.
In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find a mysterious »
Sony Pictures has already released two Smurfs: The Lost Village trailers, but as we get closer to the April 7 release, there is one character who hasn't been seen until now. Sony Pictures Animation debuted a new photo that offers our first look at SmurfWillow, voiced by the iconic Julia Roberts. There haven't been any details about this character released quite yet, but this photo shows SmurfWillow alongside Papa Smurf, voiced by Mandy Patinkin.
This photo from People shows SmurfWillow is wearing the same type of red hat as Papa Smurf, although nothing else has been revealed about any sort of connection between these two characters. People did catch up with Julia Roberts, though, who offered a brief statement about why she wanted to join the voice cast of this animated adventure. Here's what Julia Roberts had to say about her role in Smurfs: The Lost Village.
"Smurfs are such a »
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has now officially been confirmed to have reached $800 million at the worldwide box office. Domestically it has made $229.9 million while it has also made $570.1 million overseas. That is exactly $800 million. This $800 million dollar mark means that the Harry Potter spin-off is the 59th highest grossing film worldwide surpassing Shrek The Third's $799 million. This milestone always means that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is no longer the lowest grossing film in the Harry Potter franchise; that title now belongs to Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ($796.7 million). This is great news for Warner Bros. since it is now their second highest grossing film of 2016 after Batman v Superman ($873 million). It also means that the Jk Rowling-written flick has received great reception and word of mouth despite opening to only $74 million in North America. There are several sequels planned for the near future. »
Los Angeles, CA (Jan. 10, 2016) – A hit with audiences and critics alike, DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls, is the “feel-good” movie of the year receiving an outstanding audience reaction with a coveted “A” CinemaScore® and a Certified Fresh rating on RottenTomatoes.com. DreamWorks Trolls, the fresh, music-filled adventure packed with humor and heart dances onto Digital HD on Jan. 24 and Blu-ray™ and DVD on Feb. 7 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.
The colorful, richly textured Troll Village is full of optimistic Trolls, who are always ready to sing, dance and party. When the comically pessimistic Bergens invade, Poppy (Anna Kendrick), the happiest Troll ever born, and the overly-cautious, curmudgeonly Branch (Justin Timberlake) set off on an epic journey to rescue her friends. Their mission is full of adventure and mishaps, as this mismatched duo try to tolerate each other long enough to get the job done.
From Shrek franchise veterans Mike Mitchell »
- ComicMix Staff
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