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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.

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

Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who

Posted in Cartoon news with tags , on March 24, 2008 by funofmovie

Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a WhoAn imaginative elephant named Horton hears a faint cry for help coming from a tiny speck of dust floating through the air. Although Horton doesn’t know it yet, that speck houses an entire city named Who-ville, inhabited by the microscopic Whos, led by the Mayor. Despite being ridiculed and threatened by his neighbors, who think he has lost his mind, Horton is determined to save the particle… because “a person’s a person, no matter how small.”

Genres: Action/Adventure, Animation, Family
Running Time: 88
MPAA Rating: G
Distributor: 20th Century Fox

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