Category Archives: Animation

DISENCHANTED (2022): New Trailer From Amy Adams, James Marsden, Patrick Dempsey, Maya Rudolph…

From director Adam Shankman, Disenchanted is set a decade after happily ever after. A time when Giselle (Amy Adams) is questioning her happiness and inadvertently turning the lives of those around her, and the rest of the real world upside down in the process.

Additional key cast includes Yvette Nicole Brown, James Marsden, Maya Rudolph and Patrick Dempsey.

Disenchanted is that Disney movie that I never got around to watching. However, now that the New York City setting is clear, a dark twist seems to be on the horizon, and Maya Rudolph is involved… suddenly my interest has come to the fore.

Now I just need to finally watch Enchanted (2007). Finger’s crossed it will be fun.

Have you watched Enchanted? Perhaps it’s one of your favourites. Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Yvette Nicole Brown, Jayma Mays, Gabriella Baldacchino, Oscar Nuñez, Idina Menzel, Griffin Newman, James Monroe Iglehart, Ann Harada and Kolton Stewart also star.

Disenchanted Release Dates: November 24th, 2022 (US & UK)…

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LOST OLLIE (2022): New Trailer Starring Kesler Talbot, Jonathan Groff, Gina Rodriguez, Jake Johnson…

The latest from Jonathan Groff, Kesler Talbot, Jake Johnson, Gina Rodriguez, Tim Blake Nelson and Mary J. Blige is the story of a lost toy name Ollie, the little boy who lost more than a best friend and their search for each other.

Lost Ollie is a Netflix mini-series that does sound a lot like a classic Disney movie that you’re likely very familiar with. However, Lost Ollie is different and not just because it’s live-action.

Sometimes I just have to feature a trailer because I love how super well-chosen the trailer music is. The Killers 2009 classic, All The Things That I’ve Done.

There is a small chance I might watch this, especially since I love the way at 00:10 into the trailer, Billy says:As long as these stars are near each other, we shall never be apart.’ How incredibly sweet is that accent?

How likely are you to watch Lost Ollie and why? And does the similarity to Toy Story (1995) only make you more curious?

Everett Andres, BJ Harrison, Zoë Noelle Baker, James Pizzinato, Paul Anthony, Isabel Birch, Benjamin Goas and Leandro Guedes also star.

Lost Ollie Release Dates: August 24th, 2022 (US & UK)…

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TURNING RED (2022): New Trailer From Domee Shi and Starring Sandra Oh, Rosalie Chiang…

From writer/director Domee Shi (Bao 2018); starring Sandra Oh and Rosalie Chiang, Turning Red is Disney Pixar’s latest animation/adventure/comedy. The story of a thirteen year-old girl. Specifically what happens whenever she…

Isn’t this a pleasant surprise of a trailer? The super cuteness; the sound of Sandra Oh’s distinctive voice, then even more cuteness and a thoroughly intriguing premise.

Bring on the colour-rich fun that’s coming our way! I’m ready!

Turning Red Release Dates: March 11th, 2022 (US & UK)…

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SING 2 (2021): New Trailer From Taron Egerton, Matthew McConaughey, Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon…

Sing 2 (2021), Illumination
Sing 2 (2021), Illumination

This time Buster Moon (McConaughey) and his friends are tasked with persuading a reclusive rockstar to join them for the opening of a new show.

Those super adorable piggies stole my heart in the first movie. So I’m glad to see them here too, and excited for all the animated cuteness, plus the many big hit songs the movie will feature.

McConaughey is definitely in this but his voice kind of sounds different, no?

Pharrell Williams, Bobby Cannavale, Nick Kroll, Chelsea Peretti, Seth MacFarlane, Letitia Wright, Halsey, Eric André, Adam Buxton, Garth Jennings and Tori Kelly also star.

Sing 2 Release Dates: December 22nd, 2021 (US)…

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HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA: TRANSFORMANIA (2021): New Trailer From Selina Gomez, Kathryn Hahn, Fran Drescher, Andy Samberg…

Hotel Transylvania - Transformania (2021), Sony Pictures Entertainment
Hotel Transylvania – Transformania (2021), Sony Pictures Entertainment

Hotel Transylvania – Transformania is the last chapter in the four-part animated movie series. This time, the monster family appears as you’ve never seen before and it looks like fun.

Directed by Derek Drymon and Jennifer Kluska; key cast includes Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kathryn Hahn and Fran Drescher.

I wasn’t aware until this trailer that Adam Sandler is no longer voicing Dracula. Hopefully, I won’t miss his voice work too much.

I’m most looking forward to the fun animation but I’ll gladly take the humour too.

Steve Buscemi, Keegan-Michael Key, David Spade, Molly Shannon, Jim Gaffigan, Brian Hull, Brad Abrell and Asher Blinkoff also star.

Hotel Transylvania – Transformania Release Dates: July 23rd, 2021 (US & UK)…

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LUCA (2021): New Official Trailer From Jacob Tremblay, Marco Barricelli, Jim Gaffigan, Maya Rudolph…

Luca (2021), Disney Pixar
Luca (2021), Disney Pixar

Disney Pixar’s Italian Riviera-set animated adventure, Luca has a new and very promising full trailer.

Starring Jacob Tremblay, Marco Barricelli, Maya Rudolph, Jim Gaffigan, and directed by Enrico Casarosa, it’s nearly time to learn about the beautiful friendship between a human being and a sea monster disguised as human.

The colours, location, the story, the can sporting a moustache and most definitely the music have me looking forward to this movie so much.

Come June i8th, we’ll all get to be in beautiful Italia, the place where words sound like music.

Marco Barricelli, Saverio Raimondo, Emma Berman, Giacomo Gianniotti. and Marco Barricelli and Jack Dylan Grazer also star

Luca Release Dates: June 18th, 2021 (US & UK)…

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SPACE JAM – A NEW LEGACY (2021): New trailer Starring LeBron James, Sonequa Martin-Green, Don Cheadle…

Space Jam - A New Legacy (2021), LeBron James, HBO Max
Space Jam – A New Legacy (2021), LeBron James, HBO Max

In the 1996 Space Jam movie, the Looney Tunes sought out the aid of retired basketball champion, Michael Jordan, in a desperate attempt to win a basketball match and earn their freedom.

More than 25 years later, NBA megastar LeBron James, Sonequa Martin-Green and Don Cheadle are the stars of the long awaited sequel Space Jam – A New Legacy. And in case you hadn’t already guessed, another very important basketball match must be played, and won.

I already love the music in this trailer. The visuals are great too. Even though, outside of the above synopsis I remember next to nothing of the first Space Jam movie, I’m hopeful because this trailer is promising. And I loved LeBron’s performance the first time I saw him act in 2015’s Trainwreck.

One another thing, Bugs Bunny has always been my absolute favourite Looney Tune.

Kath Soucie, Martin Klebba, Cedric Joe, J. Michael Tatum, Eric Bauza, Xosha Roquemore, Khris Davis, Jeff Bergman, Bob Bergen, Katie McCabe and Chiney Ogwumike also star.

Space Jam – A New Legacy Release Dates: July 16th, 2021 (US); July 23rd, 2021 (UK)….

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TOM AND JERRY (2021): The Thing I Liked…

Tom & Jerry (2021), Warner Bros. Pictures
Tom & Jerry (2021), Warner Bros. Pictures

The pre-teen version of me desperately wanted the recent Tom and Jerry movie starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Michael Peña and Colin Jost to be good. I was looking forward to being transported back to some of the happiest TV viewing moments of my childhood. Instead, what happened with director Tim Story’s film is that I quickly became bored.

My biggest issue with Tom and Jerry is that I didn’t find the writing engaging enough to keep me watching beyond the thirty-minute mark. My disappointment was further compounded by the lack of newness where Tom and Jerry’s antics are concerned. There’s also the fact that my sense of humour has undoubtedly evolved. Still, I don’t regret aborting my viewing session before the end.

As for the animation style, I may have appreciated it more had the background not been real-world New York City. This combination of the updated animation style with the real-world backdrop proved to be too much difference all at once for me. An overload that’s made worse because the story execution is lacking.

The best thing about my brief experience with Tom and Jerry is Jerry’s cuteness. I’ll remember that for a while, as try not to think too hard about how different the film could have been had the humans not featured so very prominently, when, for me at least, they were never the main attraction.

This is one you watch if you absolutely must.

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