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Bill Condon expected to direct Disney's live action Beauty and the Beast

Bill Condon has had one crazy career: going back to the bizarre sequel CANDYMAN: FAREWELL TO THE FLESH, Condon went on to direct the critically acclaimed GODS AND MONSTERS and KINSEY. He also helmed the award-winning musical DREAMGIRLS on the way to bringing us both parts of TWILIGHT: BREAKING DAWN. Now, it looks like he may be embracing his musical experience with a live action...

Dreamworks How To Train Your Dragon 2 trailer soars in!

A new full trailer for Dreamworks HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 has flown in, featuring all the adventure and antics you've come to expect from their animation department. That's not a knock, either, as they've delivered some really solid animated films throughout the years with the first HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON as their crème de la crème. The sequel finds the...

Ink & Pixel: Captain America: The First Avenger

Ink & Pixel is a source of pride and joy for me as a writer and as such, Iím always striving to take this column further for those who read and enjoy it. If you yourself, or anyone you know, helped to make any of the amazing feature animated films found within this column, I would love to talk to you to further my knowledge. Please contact me at steveseigh@joblo.com so we can discuss it...

Review: Rio 2

PLOT : In this sequel to the 2011 hit RIO, Blu and Jewel – the blue macaw lovebirds – have settled down with their three children. However, Jewel wants the young birds to get a taste of the wild as opposed to simply being pancake eating pets. After a little convincing, Blu takes his family and a handful of friends over to the Amazon and find long-lost family and new found...

Samuel L. Jackson says Frozone will return in The Incredibles 2

With the announcement that Disney and Pixar are currently developing a sequel to THE INCREDIBLES, fans immediately began to wonder if Brad Bird was going to be back as writer and/or director. Bird is currently finishing TOMORROWLAND for Disney and has been very closely tied to his original superhero film. While we still don't know if he will be back in a primary role, one of his...

Ink & Pixel: Summer Wars

Ink & Pixel is a source of pride and joy for me as a writer and as such, Iím always striving to take this column further for those who read and enjoy it. If you yourself, or anyone you know, helped to make any of the amazing feature animated films found within this column, I would love to talk to you to further my knowledge. Please contact me at steveseigh@joblo.com so we can discuss it...

The JoBlo Sunday Night Movie Chat: Frozen

We have been experiencing some small technical problems with the chatroom. You can still access it easily by clicking the picture below and typing in the comment bar this command. /join #moviefancentral Last week, we discussed the biggest Oscar winner of 2014, Gravity . This week, we are going to chat about another big Oscar winner this year. It was easily one of the...

Frozen is now the 13th highest grossing movie in worldwide box office

Disney may have depended on Pixar and Marvel to give them the bulk of their profits in the past, but it looks like their old fashioned animated musicals may be just as profitable as they used to be. With FROZEN winning fans during the holiday season and topping not only the box office but also the music charts, Disney already knew they had a franchise worth exploiting for sequels and all...

The Incredibles 2, Cars 3 in development but Pirates 5 may not happen

How do you like your good movie news? With a side of more good news? I can accomodate that. Fans of Brad Bird 's animated career should rejoice from yesterday's news that both RATATOUILLE and THE INCREDIBLES are getting the 3D treatment, it looks like the studio has decided to move forward with THE INCREDIBLES 2. Bird is currently filming Disney's mysterious TOMORROWLAND and has said...

Sofia Coppola to direct a live action take on The Little Mermaid

Director Sofia Coppola is best known for her films that focus on adult themes like adultery, parenthood, romance, and death, but her next film will be a complete genre shift for the Oscar nominated filmmaker. Coppola's next movie will be a live action adaptation of the classic story THE LITTLE MERMAID for Universal. The screenplay was originally written by Kelly Marcel (FIFTY SHADES OF...

Updated: First teaser and images for Blue Sky's new Peanuts animated movie

Update: And here's the first teaser for PEANUTS! What do you think? Original: Don't have high hopes for the upcoming PEANUTS movie? I feel the same way. Most of the recent big screen versions of older comics/cartoons have been pretty terrible, and while your kids may have loved them, there's only so many times you can watch UNDERDOG or THE SMURFS films before you...

C'mon Hollywood: Get back to the gore, Peter Jackson!

Sticking closely to shoe-string budgeted films and appropriately titled "splatstick" horror comedies, Peter Jackson wasn't exactly the biggest name being passed around the film community back in the day. It wasn't until he received recognition for his work on HEAVENLY CREATURES that he was able to break away from the cult director status he associated himself with and before long,...