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Trailer for ‘Monsters vs. Aliens’ Released

Posted in Cartoon news, Movies with tags , on November 5, 2008 by funofmovie

Reese Witherspoon, Seth Rogen, Kiefer Sutherland and Stephen Colbert all provided their voices to DreamWorks Animation’s new 3D flick, Monsters vs. Aliens, and now the trailer is available online.

monstersvsaliensMonsters vs. Aliens hits theatres on March 27, 2009.

DreamWorks Animation hit gold this past summer with Kung Fu Panda, which grossed a staggering $633 million worldwide.

Fox finesses release schedule ‘Alvin’ sequel set for X-Mas, ‘A-Team’ to 2010

Posted in Cartoon news, Movies with tags on October 27, 2008 by funofmovie

Twentieth Century Fox‘s “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel” will nibble on the competish — including Disney toon “The Princess and the Frog — when opening in theaters on Christmas Day 2009.

The sequel’s official name and release date were revealed Thursday as Fox announced a number of changes to its calendar, including pushing back “The A-Team,” which doesn’t have a cast or director, by a year, from June 12, 2009 to June 11, 2010.

John Singleton, who had been attached to direct “A-Team,” has left the project after the studio said it wanted more time to develop the script, which has already gone through a number of rewrites.

Fox also has decided to relocate Dwayne Johnson family pic “Tooth Fairy” from June 2009 to the high-profile Thanksgiving frame. Pic opens Nov. 13.

In exchange, Fox is moving two youth-oriented comedies out of the first quarter of 2009 and into the summer sesh: Chris Columbus’ “I Love You Beth Cooper,” starring Hayden Panettiere, and comedy-adventure “They Came From Upstairs.”

“Beth Cooper” opens July 10, instead of March 27, while “Upstairs” opens July 31, instead of Feb. 13.

The studio believes the changes round out its previously announced summer tentpole sked, “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian,” “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.”

In addition to “A-Team,” Fox moved “Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief,” directed by Columbus, out of 2009. Pic, about a modern-day man who incurs the wrath of the Greek Gods, will now be released July 2, 2010.

Fox also dated “Ramona,” based on the acclaimed book series, for release on July 2, 2010.

In its new slot, “Tooth Fairy” opens one week before animated kidpic “Planet 51,” voiced by Johnson. “Planet 51” had been set to be released by Warner Bros. in summer 2009, but studio decided to let the pic go after the film’s producers insisted on a November release. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group later picked up U.S. distribution rights.

Fly Me to the Moon 3-D (2008)

Posted in Cartoon news with tags on August 22, 2008 by funofmovie

Also Known As: Fly Me to the Moon 3-D
Production Status: Released
Genres: Art/Foreign, Comedy, Kids/Family and Animation
Running Time: 1 hr. 25 min.
Release Date: August 15th, 2008 (wide)
Distributors: Summit Entertainment, LLC
Production Co.: nWave Pictures, Illuminata Pictures
Produced in: Belgium
Three young flies set off on a courageous mission to become the first insects on the moon by hitching a ride on the historic Apollo 11 space flight. The year is 1969 and like everyone else in the world, Nat and his pals IQ and Scooter are abuzz over the upcoming launch of the first manned mission to the moon. Inspired by his Grandpaâs oft-told tale of hiding aboard Amelia Earhartâs plane during her famed solo cross-Atlantic flight, Nat hatches a secret plan for the three young flies to stow away on the Apollo 11 rocket. The hard part is keeping the plan secret from his mom, Mrs. McFly! When a N.A.S.A. Ground Control official catches sight of the three winged stowaways, he instructs the astronauts to store them in a test tube for later study. But after an electrical short causes the shipâs engine to malfunction, the three intrepid insects manage to escape from their glass mini-brig just in time to discover the wiring problem and fix it. After a difficult lunar landing, Nat tags along with Neil Armstrong on his legendary moon walk. Although the flies face a few more close calls, the mission appears to be a success. At least until Grandpaâs old flame Nadia arrives from Russia to warn him that her government, angry over losing the space race, has dispatched fly-spy Yegor to Cape Canaveral to sabotage the computer flight plans. With the Apollo hurtling toward Earth, it falls to Natâs family to save the mission–and the trio of brave flies–from disaster.

Wall-E cartoon – June 27 2008 Premiere

Posted in Cartoon news with tags , , on June 26, 2008 by funofmovie

wall-e cartoonLength: 97 min
Distributor: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Release Date: 2008-06-27

Starring: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard, John Ratzenberger, Kathy Najimy, Sigourney Weaver

Directed by Andrew Stanton
Produced by Jim Morrison
Written by Andrew Stanton, Jim Capobianco

Visit the movie’s Official Site!

A love letter to science-fiction films of old with a modern environmentalist message, WALL-E is another winning confection from Pixar, the folks who have made an art out of wrapping adult themes in childish whimsy and coming out with movies that please both elements. Starring a box shaped little robot with more than a passing resemblance to E.T., WALL-E is quite possibly the cutest Pixar hero ever, despite the fact that he’s a trash compactor with eyes. A story centering on a wordless robot could be cold and uninviting, but not in Pixar’s capable hands. Never has a robot been this compassionate: WALL-E’s got heart.

The story of the film is deceptively simple. WALL-E (Waste Allocator Load Lifter – Earth Class) is the last of his kind, a robot created by the Buy-N-Large Corporation to clean up the piles of trash left on Earth by the conspicuous consumption of human beings. The humans themselves have evacuated the now-toxically trashed Earth for a Eden-like spaceship habitat called the Axiom (also created by BNL corp.), where they spend their days sipping meals out a cup and reclining on floating easy chairs. Though all his robotic compatriots have long since compacted their last, WALL-E continues plugging away at his job in an endearingly human way. He wakes up each day to the chime of a Macintosh starting up (score for the iFolks! Thanks Steve!) and heads out for another day among the trash heaps. He brings a battered coolie along with him to save the things he likes: a ping-pong paddle, a plastic dinosaur toy, a light bulb, a small seedling saved in an old boot. He ends each day in his home, watching an old video tape of Hello Dolly! – an important motif throughout the film.



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Cannes ’08: Jack Black unleashes plushie furry ‘Panda’ fury

Posted in Cartoon news, Movie events with tags , , on May 15, 2008 by funofmovie

Only plushophiles busy “yiffing” and “scritching” could have missed Jack Black delivering a low roundhouse kick before a pack of 40-50 burly extras in panda suits at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday.

The not-so-high kicks and sloppy karate chops were delivered during a well-attended press-op to notify the world of the international premiere of “Kung Fu Panda.”

“And now I will teach you kung fu,” Jack told the crowd of assembled paparazzi and video crews.

Black gives voice to the “Kung Fu Panda” hero Po, following in the animated footsteps of Jerry Seinfeld, who last year donned a bee costume to publicize DreamWorks’ “Bee Movie.”

See all the kung fu inaction and White’s resort wear-inspired white pants in the clip below.
And how could we forget? Black also used his day in the sun to spill the beans on “Kung Fu Panda” co-star Angelina Jolie’s growing international brood.

New Futurama Movie in June

Posted in Cartoon news with tags , , on April 27, 2008 by funofmovie

As Bender’s Big Score gets set to air in four installments on Comedy Central later this month, Fox Home Entertainment ahs announced that the next adventure in the series of Futurama DVD movies will be available at retail this summer. The Fate of human and robot-kind is at stake when Futurama: The Beast With A Billion Backs debuts at retail on June 24.

In what Fox is calling the most tentacle-packed Futurama epic, space itself rips open, revealing a gateway to another universe. What lies beyond is a mix of horror and love as the Planet Express crew encounters a repulsive, planet-sized monster with romantic intentions.

The second feature-length Futurama film will be followed by at least two more movies from series creators Matt Groening and David X. Cohen. The show’s entire voice cast and most of its main writers have returned to help revive the series, which FOX cancelled in 2003. Groening, who also created The Simpsons, has told us that Futurama is the animated show he’s most proud of. Those who haven’t picked up Bender’s Big Score on DVD yet can catch it on Comedy Central on March 23 at 8 p.m.

http://www.animationmagazine.net

May Movies

Posted in Cartoon news with tags , , on April 13, 2008 by funofmovie
Speed Racer

Speed Racer (Emile Hirsch) is a natural behind the wheel. Born to race cars, Speed is aggressive, instinctive and, most of all, fearless.
His only real competition is the memory of the brother he idolised, the legendary Rex Racer, whose death in a race has left behind a legacy that Speed is driven to fulfil.
Speed is loyal to the family racing business, led by his father, Pops Racer (John Goodman), the designer of Speed’s thundering Mach 5.
When Speed turns down a lucrative and tempting offer from Royalton Industries, he not only infuriates the company’s maniacal owner (Roger Allam) but uncovers a terrible secret, some of the biggest races are being fixed by a handful of ruthless moguls who manipulate the top drivers to boost profits.
If Speed won’t drive for Royalton, Royalton will see to it that the Mach 5 never crosses another finish line.
The only way for Speed to save his family’s business and the sport he loves is to beat Royalton at its own game.
With the support of his family and his loyal girlfriend, Trixie (Christina Ricci), Speed teams with his one-time rival, the mysterious Racer X (Matthew Fox), to win the race that had taken his brother’s life: the death-defying, cross-country rally known as The Crucible.

Starring: Emile Hirsch, Matthew Fox, Christina Ricci

Speed Racer is released 9th May