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The LEGO Movie sequel to feature more "female stuff"

With Warner Bros looking to expand the success of THE LEGO MOVIE into a franchise with both a NINJAGO feature film, a LEGO BATMAN movie, and a planned sequel to this year's animated hit, there needs to be some consideration for the audience. Specifically, the female audience. With only two female characters in Elizabeth Banks ' Wyldstyle and Alison Brie 's Unikitty, THE LEGO MOVIE was...

ILM animated film Strange Magic from George Lucas coming in 2015

In today's Out of Left Field News, word has come down that a new animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd. called STRANGE MAGIC will be released by Touchstone Pictures on January 23, 2015 . The film is billed as a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by “A Midsummer Night's Dream.” The studios that brought us the visual effects of Gore Vebinski's RANGO, Lucasfilm...

Wes Anderson may return to stop-motion for his next film

While Wes Anderson ’s 2009 stop-motion film FANTASTIC MR. FOX was a change of style in a way for the director, it wasn’t such a sharp turn that it stood out among his work. I would go as far to say it’s one of his best and proved he could take on different directions while maintaining that Anderson touch we’ve come to know and love. He recently revealed that...

Weekend Box Office Report: November 7-9, 2014

A heroic opening for Big Hero 6! Animated excitement was the primary attraction for audiences this weekend, putting Disney's high-tech protectors BIG HERO 6  at the top of the box office with an estimated $56.2 million ! Although it's based on an obscure Marvel comic, BIG HERO 6 didn't seem to suffer from the lack of Marvel's brand in the...

Update: Disney/Pixar announce Toy Story 4 for 2017; Rashida Jones to write

UPDATE: The  D23 website is reporting that Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation) and Will McCormack be writing TOY STORY 4 , and that the story was created by the Pixar dream team of Lasseter, Andrew Stanton , Pete Docter , and Lee Unkrich . Here’s a quote from the Lasseter: "We love these characters so much; they are like family to us,”...

Review: Big Hero 6

PLOT: A team of young geniuses and an inflatable medical robot team up against a supervillain threatening the city of San Fransokyo. REVIEW: To start off simply, BIG HERO 6 is enjoyable, fast-paced family fare that will have your kids salivating like dogs at the prospect of running straight to the toy store. In that regard, Disney Animation has certainly succeeded. But if we're...

Ink & Pixel: Meet The Robinsons

Ink & Pixel is a source of pride and joy for me as a writer and as such, I'm always striving to take this column further for those who read and enjoy it. In an effort to widen the reach of our continuously growing fanbase, Ink & Pixel has been granted permission to broaden its horizons with the inclusion of films from the Horror, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy genres. I hope that you enjoy this bold new...

The funny first Trailer for the Despicable Me spinoff Minions has arrived

It took a few years, but the show-stealing Minions from DESPICABLE ME finally have their very own movie coming out. The first trailer has arrived for the appropriately titled MINIONS and it's set to some pretty great music from the 60’s which was a rather nice surprise. When I first watched DESPICABLE ME I was a little let down after being told again and again how amazing it...

Things get crazy in the international trailer for the new Spongebob movie

I was late to the Spongebob party as I am about a decade older than the target audience for the show. But, in recent years, I have come to appreciate the completely insane nature of the animated series as well as the hidden jokes that only an adult would understand. When the first trailer for the new feature film THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER hit a couple of months ago, it...

The Lego Movie directors Phil Lord & Chris Miller will return to pen sequel

Although a sequel was being developed before THE LEGO MOVIE even hit theaters, it hasn't be clear if writers/directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller will be involved with the planned movie. Deadline has learned the duo will return to write the script for THE LEGO MOVIE 2, however there's no word on if they'll also be directing the film. THE LEGO MOVIE animation...

Ink & Pixel: Top 5 Animated Halloween-Themed Films

Ink & Pixel is a source of pride and joy for me as a writer and as such, I’m always striving to take this column further for those who read and enjoy it. In an effort to widen the reach of our continuously growing fanbase, Ink & Pixel has been granted permission to broaden its horizons with the inclusion of films from the Horror, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy genres. I hope that you enjoy this bold...

Teaser trailer and images for the Judge Dredd: Superfiend animated series

While there is still a chance we will someday see a big-screen sequel to 2012’s underappreciated DREDD, producer Adi Shankar has something else for now that should satisfy fans. Judge Dredd: Superfiend is an “unofficial” animated spin-off based on one of the most popular storylines in the character’s 30-plus-year comic book history. Superfiend brings in Judge...
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