Category Archives: Animation

DUMBO (2019): New Trailer From Tim Burton – Starring Colin Farrell, Eva Green, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito…

Dumbo (2019)
Dumbo (2019)

Directed by Tim Burton, Dumbo is Disney’s re-telling of the story of an elephant ridiculed for his big ears. Ears he’s in fact able to use as wings and fly.

Colin Farrell, Eva Green, Michael Keaton and Danny DeVito star…

To my surprise his trailer didn’t move me. It is only a teaser so there’s time. I do remember the Dumbo story though only vaguely. Perhaps the next Dumbo trailer will have me more excited, the way the Cinderella (2015 ) trailer did.

Dumbo Release Dates: March 29th, 2019 (US & UK)…

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THE GRINCH (2018): New Trailer Starring Benedict Cumberbatch…

The Grinch (2018), Benedict Cumberbatch
The Grinch (2018), Benedict Cumberbatch

The Grinch stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the grumpy Christmas hating so and so who plans to ruin Christmas for all residents of the village of Whoville.

Directed by Yarrow Cheney and Scott Mosier, this looks to be a remake of How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) which starred Jim Carey…

I’ll tune in to this for comparison purposes. I want to find out how The Grinch will fair against How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

Another reason to watch is the appeal of ‘grumpy but cute.’ The Grinch is certainly grumpy. He’s also absolutely cute. The final reason to watch would be the bass in Cumberbatch’s voice.

The Grinch Release Dates: November 9th, 2018 (US & UK)…

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CHRISTOPHER ROBIN (2018): New Trailer From Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Chris O’Dowd

Christopher Robin (2018), Ewan McGregor, Jim Cummings (Pooh's Voice)
Christopher Robin (2018), Ewan McGregor, Jim Cummings (Pooh’s Voice)
Marc Forster directs Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell and Chris O’Dowd in Disney’s live action adaptation of Christopher Robin.
Robin was once a young boy who loved adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with his spirited and loveable stuffed animals. Now he’s grown up and needs help to rediscover the joys of life with some help from his childhood friend, Winnie The Pooh…
Two Christopher Robin movies within twelve months? Disney has been busy. I actually haven’t yet seen the first one, Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) And I’m more excited about this one.
Last thought, why isn’t Pooh yellow in this trailer?
Christopher Robin Release Dates: August 3rd, 2018 (US); August 17th, 2018 (UK)…
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RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET – WRECK-IT RALPH 2 (2018): New Trailer From John C. Reilly, Kristen Bell, Mandy Moore, Sarah Silverman…

Ralph Breaks the Internet - Wreck-It Ralph 2 (2018) Sarah Silverman, John C. Reilly
Ralph Breaks the Internet – Wreck-It Ralph 2 (2018) Sarah Silverman, John C. Reilly

In Ralph Breaks the Internet – Wreck-It Ralph 2, Ralph and Vanellope discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a brand  new adventure.

Directed by Phil Johnston and Rich Moore, the film’s stars include John C. Reilly, Kristen Bell, Mandy Moore, Sarah Silverman…

Random thoughts that entered my mind as I watched this trailer…

‘Wow, that’s a lot of colour in one shot.’ ‘There’s plenty going on in each shot.’ ‘I want to use the Internet, not see its colourful, super crazy-busy inner workings.’ Am I feeling dizzy? I’m pretty sure the visuals are making me dizzy.’ ‘That little girl in the car looks so much like baby Moana; I love baby Moana because I AM baby Moana!’ So good is the animation, I nearly through up when the bunny ate its last pile of pancakes.’

There you have it. I’m both ready and not ready to watch Wreck-It Ralph 2.

Kelly Macdonald, Auli’i Cravalho, Alan Tudyk and Taraji P. Henson also star.

Ralph Breaks the Internet – Wreck-It Ralph 2 Release Dates: November 21st, 2018 (US); November 30th, 2018 (UK)…

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BILAL – A NEW BREED OF HERO (2018): New Trailer From Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ian McShane, China Anne McClain…

Bilal - A New Breed Of Hero (2018)
Bilal – A New Breed Of Hero (2018)

Directed and co-written by Khurram H. Alavi and Ayman Jamal, Bilal – A New Breed Of Hero is inspired by true events and set a thousand years ago, when a boy named Bilal is abducted with his sister and taken to a land far away from home.

Finding himself in a world where greed and injustice rule all, Bilal must muster the courage to raise his voice, make a change and earn his remembrance in time and history. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ian McShane and China Anne McClain star… 

I’m intrigued because this is an animated movie that seems to have nothing to do with Disney, Illumination or DreamWorks. The visual style is certainly different and I’m curious about how similar the story will be.

Bilal – A New Breed Of Hero Release Dates: February 2nd, 2018 (US)…

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HEY, ARNOLD! – THE JUNGLE MOVIE (2017): The Thing I Liked…

Hey Arnold - The Jungle Movie (2017)
Hey Arnold – The Jungle Movie (2017)

I‘m quite happy to report that the experience of watching Hey, Arnold! – The Jungle Movie wasn’t too much like the regrettable experience of re-watching The Never Ending Story; a children’s film that I adored as a child and one that should have been left firmly in my childhood.

As promised, this follow-up to the TV series Hey, Arnold finally tells the story of young Arnold’s parents. And and the writers made that part adequately interesting. A younger me certainly would have enjoyed Hey, Arnold! – The Jungle Movie quite a bit more than my grown up self. Luckily, I still had some fun because my favourite thing about the series was always the humour. And the humour in this movie, though, dare I say isn’t as sophisticated as my tastes have indeed become, but it’s still pretty timeless.

I don’t know that I ever had a favourite Hey, Arnold character, but now I’m certain that it’s Helga and her undying, yet completely unrequited love for dear ‘football head.’ Especially the way she verbalises her feelings when she thinks no one is around to hear her.

To satisfy your curiosity about the football headed one’s parents and to reminisce about your relatively carefree days, feel free to hit that play button on this one and see how you like it. But definitely be warned, you probably won’t be as in love as you once were… unlike our dear Helga.

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SMALLFOOT (2018): New Trailer From Channing Tatum, Zendaya, Danny DeVito…

Smallfoot (2018), Channing Tatum
Smallfoot (2018), Channing Tatum

In Smallfoot, Channing Tatum plays Migo, a Yeti convinced that the elusive creatures known as “humans” actually do exist.

Zendaya and Danny DeVito also star while Karey Kirkpatrick and Jason Reisig cowrite and direct.

As I watched this trailer, a few things went through my mind. Firstly, what a brilliant idea! I totally didn’t see the twist coming. Second, How nice for Channing Tatum. Finally a movie he’s made that his young daughter can actually watch all the way through. Lastly Of course Tatum’s character had to have great dance moves. Of course.

I’m really looking forward to this one and I’ll be careful not watch any more Smallfoot trailers I just really want to be surprised delighted by the film.

Additional cast includes Jimmy Tatro, Yara Shahidi, Gina Rodriguez, James Corden, LeBron James and Common.

Smallfoot Release Dates: September 28th, 2018 (US); October 5th, 2018 (UK)…

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INCREDIBLES 2 (2018): New Trailer From Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, John Ratzenberger…

The Incredibles 2 (2018)
The Incredibles 2 (2018)

Incredibles 2, the long awaited sequel to the 2004 animated action /adventure by Disney Pixar, The Incredibles (2004) is finally coming.

Featuring the voices of Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter and John Ratzenberger, Craig T. Nelson (Mr. Incredible) is left to care for Jack-Jack while Helen (Elastigirl) is out saving the world, of course…

I’ve definitely forgotten most of what happens in the first movie. Thirteen long years can do that to a person. The cuteness and harmless animated fun is why I’ll be watching the new movie and re-watching the first. Everyday can’t be Deadpool day, you know. Plus Jack-Jack laughs just like a little baby I know.

Written and directed by Brad Bird; Huck Milner, Sarah Vowell and Craig T. Nelson also star.

Incredibles 2 Release Dates: June 15th, 2018 (US); July 13th, 2018 (UK)…

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