Archive for the ‘Animated’ Category
Disney’s ‘Cars’ Spinoff ‘Planes’ Gets A New Musical Trailer
May 17th, 2013 at 1:00 pm | |
30-Minute Pixar Halloween Special ‘Toy Story Of Terror’ Set To Air On ABC This Fall
A new trailer for the upcoming animated feature Planes has been released by Disney. The movie is a spinoff of Pixar’s Cars movies, but instead of owning the streets this movie of course takes to the skies.
The trailer is a musical trailer, without any dialogue or story and set to some of the film’s score by composer Mark Mancina as visuals from the movie play.
You can check out the new Planes musical trailer below now. [...]
May 16th, 2013 at 10:00 am | |
Adult Swim Announces New Tim & Eric Pilot, ‘Mike Tyson Mysteries’, And More
Fans of Pixar’s Toy Story franchise have been somewhat spoiled not only by three wonderful movies, but by a collection of shorts that also feature the voices of all of the movies’ main stars.
Most of those shorts are only a few minutes long, but that will not be the case with Toy Story of Terror, and upcoming Halloween special once again featuring all of your favorite living toys.
The special will run 30 minutes in length, and will once again feature Woody (voiced by Tom Hanks), Buzz (Tim Allen), Jessie (Joan Cusack), Mr. Potato Head (Don Rickles), Rex (Wallace Shawn), Mr. Pricklepants (Timothy Dalton), and Trixie (Kristen Schaal). Also, a toy you might remember being blown up by Sid in the original movie, Combat Carl (to be voiced by Carl Weathers in the special)—also thought to be the first “death” in a Pixar film—will also make an appearance. [...]
May 13th, 2013 at 7:18 pm | |
Streaming Review: ParaNorman
Cartoon Network’s late night Adult Swim line-up is one of the precious few reasons I still bother having a cable box in my home these days. Within their nightly live-action and animated programming block can be found some of the funniest and imaginative writing and performances to ever be seen on television, along with reruns of Family Guy and American Dad.
The network shrewdly combines more accessible fare like Robot Chicken, Childrens Hospital, and NTSF:SD:SUV with boldly bizarre, short-lived experiments (they really should bring back The Heart, She Holler) to maintain their healthy fanbase and serve as a wonderland of creative freedom. They show no signs of letting up any time soon, and in fact Cartoon Network just released a list of new shows and pilots they have in development for Adult Swim in the coming year.
You can check out the full list here below [...]
May 10th, 2013 at 11:03 pm | |
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Directed by Sam Fell and Chris Butler
Starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Jodelle Micah Ferland, Tucker Albrizzi, Casey Affleck, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, John Goodman
Originally Released: August 03, 2012
The surprisingly good venture into the macabre and demonic in the stop-motion animated film known as ParaNorman is full of both frights and laughs, in a tale that finishes up being as endearing as it is exciting. With precision on effects and careful attention to detail, the film is well worth your viewing time, full of tributes to classics, and memorable humor.
The story begins in the small town of Blithe Hollow, where Norman Babcock (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is ostracized by family members and peers alike because of his unusual ability: he can see the dead and speak with them. Very few believe in Norman’s abilities, except for his mysterious Uncle Prenderghast (John Goodman), who has been watching the boy from afar [...]
Geek Peek: Disney Offers First Look At New Animated Marvel Flick ‘Big Hero 6′
May 9th, 2013 at 11:00 pm | |
Adult Swim Grabs Exclusive Rights To Fox’s ‘Bob’s Burgers’
Ever since Disney acquired Marvel, many fans speculated some great animated flicks based on Marvel properties to come our way. Now the first major project may not be an A-list hero or even a B-list one, but it should generate interest in some of the more smaller titles that Marvel may have. We may have been inundated with so many live-action iterations of Marvel titles, but Big Hero 6 is one of the first of the Marvel titles that will be a full-length animated feature.
Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Rouleau are behind the success that is Big Hero 6, which features a group of rookie superheroes on a mission to save their city from an impending doom. Winnie The Pooh director Don Hall will helm the adaptation based on the hit comic, which is due out for release November 7, 2014. Hit the jump to check out the first footage of the film and two pieces of concept art. [...]
May 2nd, 2013 at 1:00 pm | |
DVD Review: Marvel Knights: Inhumans
If you’ve not yet seen Bob’s Burgers, the animated comedy that runs as part of Fox’s Animation Domination lineup, then you are missing out on greatness. And considering the show only does “OK” in the ratings, it’s clear that many of you are among those missing out.
Many fans of fellow Animation Domination shows like Family Guy and American Dad! watch replays of those shows every night when replays of them are show on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim lineup. And soon you’ll be able to do the same with Bob’s Burgers as well. [...]
April 23rd, 2013 at 11:00 pm | |
Marvel Knights: Inhumans
Directed by Marvel
Rated: Not rated
Release Date: April 23, 2013
In Attilan, no one can, or should, hear Black Bolt scream.
The Marvel Knights: Inhumans movie has been released. It is an adaptation of the 12 issue Marvel Knights comic written by Paul Jenkins with art by Jae Lee. Come ponder with me the reasoning of the king of the Inhumans, Black Bolt, as he navigates the politics of humans and near gods.
This Shout! Factory release is a motion comic. I can’t say that I was entirely pleased by that prospect. A lot of motion comics take away from the internal experience of reading comics. And the limited motion does no favors to the animation genre. For a long time, the motion comic did nothing for me. Then the Spider-Woman: Agent of S.W.O.R.D., Iron Man: Extremis, and the Astonishing X-Men: Gifted series were released and changed my opinion of this new medium to a more positive outlook. That is when I figured out subtlety is the key to a good motion comic execution.
How does the Inhumans movie measure up in this bold new genre? Have a look below the jump to find out. [...]
‘Ratchet & Clank’ Video Games To Become 3D Animated Movie
April 23rd, 2013 at 9:00 pm | |
‘Futurama’ Gets Cancelled … Again … But Is It Really The End?
Another video game franchise is ready to try its hand at becoming a movie, attempting to prove once and for all that games can become solid movies. This time around, however, the movie will be of the animated variety.
It’s being reported that Ratchet & Clank, the Insomniac Games series that follows a lombax mechanic named Ratchet and his robotic friend Clank as they work their way through numerous adventures, is set to be turned into a 3D animated feature by Rainmaker Entertainment and Blockade Entertainment. [...]
April 23rd, 2013 at 11:00 am | |
There’s a few dead TV shows we here at Geeks of Doom have helped the masses fight particularly hard to see resurrected. Of these shows, the two fought hardest for have been Firefly, of course, and the animated favorite Futurama.
The show set a thousand years in the future initially ran from 1999 to 2003 on Fox before it was ultimately canceled. But the eventual release of four direct-to-DVD movies and the relentless passion of the show’s fans paid off, and, to ours and many others’ surprise and delight, it was eventually decided to bring Futurama back to life. The show’s return scored big numbers—numbers that were praised at the time—and the show’s Facebook page passed 10 million likes, proving the lasting and ever-growing fanbase. Only two years later, the page now sits at 26 million likes. How’s that for growth?
But alas, it wasn’t enough. It’s been reported that Comedy Central has decided to cancel the show for its second time, and that the final 13 episodes of season seven, which are set to begin airing this June, will be the last. [...]
Nathan Fillion, John Krasinski, Bonnie Hunt Announced For Pixar’s ‘Monsters University’
April 16th, 2013 at 8:26 pm | |
TV Review: Archer 4.13: Sea Tunt: Part 2
In addition to returning stars including Billy Crystal, John Goodman, and Steve Buscemi, some new names are being announced for Pixar’s highly anticipated Monsters, Inc. prequel, Monsters University.
New voices who will join in on the fun this time around include geek god Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Slither), Bonnie Hunt (Jerry Maguire, The Green Mile), and John Krasinski (The Office, Away We Go).
Fillion will voice Johnny Worthington (seen above with the horns), the president of the Roar Omega Roar fraternity, while Krasinski will be a super star scarer at Monsters, Inc. and Hunt will voice a young Mike Wazowski’s grade school teacher. [...]
April 11th, 2013 at 10:10 pm | |
‘Kung Fu Panda 3′ Adds Bryan Cranston, Mads Mikkelsen, Rebel Wilson To Cast
Season 4, Episode 13 – “Sea Tunt: Part 2”
Directed by Bryan Fordney
Written by Adam Reed & Rick Cleveland
Starring: H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, Chris Parnell, Aisha Tyler, Jessica Walter, Eugene Mirman, Kristen Schaal, and Jon Hamm
Air date: April 11, 2013
What always works so well for me in a comedy like Archer is how well developed each and all of the characters are. Guest stars or series regulars, Adam Reed and company nail the interactions between all involved. “Sea Tunt: Part 2” fully capitalizes on some of the exact situations you’d expect to happen when Archer (H. Jon Benjamin) and the rest of the ISIS field agents go to an underwater base. But there are still just enough swerves and twists and turns to make the episode enjoyable and downright hilarious. [...]
April 10th, 2013 at 10:30 pm | |
Lucasfilm Cancels Cartoon Network’s ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’; Planning New Animated Series
The cast for DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 3 is growing strong with the addition of three new talents.
Lending their voice to the trilogy-maker is Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Godzilla), Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale, Hannibal), and Rebel Wilson (Bridesmaids, Pain & Gain).
The actors join a cast that already includes returning stars Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Seth Rogen, and others. [...]
March 12th, 2013 at 3:00 pm | |
Disney In Depth: Blu-ray Review: Wreck-It Ralph
Just recently we heard that Tim Curry was joining the cast of Cartoon Network’s animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. But alas, things often change…and change quickly.
Lucasfilm has announced that their acquisition by Disney and the focus on the new trilogy of movies starting with Star Wars Episode VII has led them to the decision that they will no longer be producing new episodes of The Clone Wars for Cartoon Network. They are, however, working on a brand new animated series that will be set in uncharted waters.
Continue on below now for more and to see a video with Clone Wars supervising director Dave Filoni talking about the decision and what’s next. [...]
March 7th, 2013 at 7:00 pm | |
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Directed by Rich Moore
Starring John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk, Mindy Kaling, Ed O’Neill, Dennis Haysbert
Walt Disney Pictures
Release Date: March 5, 2013
Get your head in the game. Disney’s best video game is not one you can play, but rather one you watch, as Wreck-It Ralph jazzes up the screen with pure fun and affection. Now the giant hit movie arrives on Blu-ray shelves. Press start for this Disney In Depth Blu-ray review of Wreck-It Ralph.
The bad guy doesn’t want to be a bad guy. Have we seen this plot before? Maybe to some respect, but Ralph takes this concept to a most pioneering level where puns and references a plenty do not interfere with sophisticated storytelling. Supposedly-villainous Ralph just wants some appreciation, so he ventures outside his ’80s-era game to prove his worth. He attains that value via unexpected means, meets some crazy folks along the way, and realizes his potential in who he has always been. [...]
Tim Curry Joins The Cast Of ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’
February 28th, 2013 at 10:30 pm | |
Tim Curry, the star of such movies as Ridley Scott’s Legend, Stephen King’s It, Clue, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, has officially joined the cast of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Curry takes over the role of Chancellor Palpatine/Darth Sidious after the passing of the role’s previous voice actor, Ian Abercrombie, over a year ago.
You can check out a clip of Curry as Palpatine below. [...]