Category Archives: Animation

LADY AND THE TRAMP (2019): New Trailer Starring Tessa Thompson, Justin Theroux, Sam Elliott, Kiersey Clemons…

Lady And The Tramp (2019), Disney+, Walt Disney Studio
Lady And The Tramp (2019), Disney+, Walt Disney Studio

The time has come for Disney’s 1955 classic Lady And The Tramp to get the live-action treatment.

The Charlie Bean directed remake of a romantic tale about a sheltered uptown Cocker Spaniel dog, and a streetwise downtown Mutt stars Tessa Thompson, Justin Theroux, Sam Elliott, Kiersey Clemons…

When I think of Lady And The Tramp, I simply picture the iconic spaghetti scene. And since that’s almost the full extent of my knowledge of this story, I look forward watching it play out.

Are you excited about this remake? Maybe it’s your favourite. Share you thoughts in the comments below.

Yvette Nicole Brown, Janelle Monáe, Thomas Mann, Benedict Wong, Arturo Castro, Adrian Martinez, Jason Burkey, Parvesh Cheena and Michael Tourek also star.

Lady And The Tramp Release Dates: November 12th, 2019 US & UK), Disney+ / Internet…

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UGLY DOLLS (2019): The Thing I Liked…

UglyDolls (2019)
UglyDolls (2019)

UglyDolls, an animated movie about ‘ugly dolls’ that confront what it means to be different and struggle with a desire to be loved is a film I wanted to enjoy more than I actually did. 

Starring Nick Jonas, Emma Roberts, Janelle Monáe, and Pitbull, the message about being ourselves and accepting ourselves regardless of perceived imperfections is delivered through a story that unfortunately didn’t succeed at keeping my attention. For that I blame the overall execution, including the pace and rhythm.

Looking on the bright side however, (no pun intended), there’s the colours and cuteness to enjoy. Except that unfortunately, colours and cuteness don’t equal to a worthy movie experience. Luckily for me, there are two or three songs I did like even though I think the opening track felt quite forced.

Watch UglyDolls only if if you really must. Otherwise, watch Zootopia (2016) instead. It’s loosely similar but so very good. 

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CATS (2019): New Trailer From Idris Elba, Rebel Wilson, Judi Dench, Jennifer Hudson…

Cats (2020), Judi Dench, Universal Pictures
Cats (2020), Judi Dench, Universal Pictures

Cats, the story of a tribe of cats who must decide yearly which one will ascend to the ‘Heaviside Layer’ and come back to a new life is here in animated movie form.

Directed by Tom Hooper; key cast includes Idris Elba, Rebel Wilson,Taylor Swift, Judi Dench, Jennifer Hudson…

I’m not overly familiar with the musical Cats but I do know that it has both fans and those who can’t stand it. I’ll be watching for the special effects and what sounds like good music. What wonderfully eclectic cast.

Ray Winstone, Jason Derulo, Daniela Norman, Laurent Bourgeois, Laurie Davidson, Mette Towley, Larry Bourgeois, Robbie Fairchild, Zizi Strallen and Melissa Madden-Gray also star.

Cats Release Dates: December 20th, 2019 (US & UK)…

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ABOMINABLE (2019) New Trailer Starring Chloe Bennet, Sarah Paulson, Albert Tsai, Eddie Izzard…

Abominable (2019)
Abominable (2019)

Directed by Jill Culton and Todd Wilderman, Abominable is a new animated adventure starring  Chloe Bennet, Sarah Paulson and Albert Tsai.

After teenager Yi encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her apartment building in Shanghai, she and her mischievous friends embark on an epic quest to get him to his natural home. Not an easy task when a wealthy man and a zoologist want the exact opposite…

I’m getting King Kong and ever so slightly, The Never Ending Story (1984) vibes from this trailer. What I like most about this it, besides the idea of a yet with magical capabilities is the violin music that starts at 0:20.

Fingers crossed there’ll be plenty more to love upon release.

Abominable Release Dates: September 27th, 2019 (US); October 11th, 2019 (UK)…

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FROZEN 2 (2019): New Official Trailer Starring Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Sterling K. Brown…

Frozen 2 (2019), Walt Disney Studios
Frozen 2 (2019), Walt Disney Studios

In Frozen 2, the goal is for Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf is to learn the truth about an ancient mystery of their kingdom. And so begins an adventure far in the forest…

Directed by Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, key cast includes Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Sterling K. Brown…

I think I’ve seen Frozen (2013) but there’s a chance I only think I have because so many people talked about it a lot post release.

What I know for sure is that this trailer has me curious about the idea that Elsa may have to ‘save the world.’ On second thought, that probably sounds too super hero-ish, so chances are I’m completely wrong.

One more thing, I really like the vocals in this trailer. The results would be completely unrecordable, for sure; yet I wouldn’t mind trying to sing the featured song while backed by what sounds like a fantastic orchestra. Step aside Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)!

Evan Rachel Wood and Jonathan Groff also star.

Frozen 2 Release Dates: November 22nd, 2019 (US & UK)…

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ONWARD (2020): New Trailer From Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Octavia Spencer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus…

Onward (2019), Disney Pixar
Onward (2019), Disney Pixar

From writer / director Dan Scanlon, Onward is a new Disney Pixar animated adventure starring Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Octavia Spencer, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Set in a suburban fantasy world, Onward is about two teenage elf brothers who embark on a quest to discover if there is still magic out there…

The two moons at 01:33 into this trailer have me intrigued; the same with the idea of usually majestic unicorns as ‘vermin.’

I can’t wait to see how this story about a world of imaginary creatures such as pixies, mermaids, gnomes, unicorns and pet dragons actually unfolds.

Onward Release Dates: March 6th, 2020 (US & UK)…

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG (2019): New Trailer From Jim Carrey, James Marsden, Neal McDonough, Ben Schwartz…

Sonic The Hedgehog (2019), Jim Carey, Paramount Pictures
Sonic The Hedgehog (2019), Jim Carey, Paramount Pictures

Jim Carrey, James Marsden, Neal McDonough and Ben Schwartz are the stars of Sonic The Hedgehog.

Directed by Jeff fowler, Marsden plays the cop who’ll help Sonic escape government capture as he tries to save the planet…

I really, REALLY enjoyed this trailer. I enjoyed it for reasons including the fact that the movie looks really fun. Then there’s that great 90s nostalgia which is topped very nicely with Coolio’s classic, Gangster’s Paradise. Last but not least, I’m very excited to see Carey in a role that’s reminiscent of so many of his great classic works, many of which came out in the 90s.

On a side note, Is it just me who half expected Sonic to be voiced by Ryan Reynolds?

Tika Sumpter,Leanne Lapp, Debs Howard, Elfina Luk, Shannon Chan-Kent and Frank C. Turner also star.

Sonic The Hedgehog Release Dates: November 8th, 2019 (US); December 26th, 2019 (UK)…

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THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2 (2019): New Trailer From Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, Dove Cameron, Awkwafina…

The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019), Sony Pictures Entertainment

The Angry Birds Movie 2 stars Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Dove Cameron, Awkwafina and Peter Dinklage.

Directed by Thurop Van Orman and John Rice, this time the cute, colourful flightless birds and the green devious piggies are taking their beef to the next level…

Teaser Trailer

Official Trailer

I’m ready for all the colours, fun and the cuteness.

Sterling K. Brown, Bill Hader, Brooklynn Prince, Rachel Bloom, Lil Rel Howery, Nicki Minaj, Eugenio Derbez, Zach Woods and Danny McBride also star.

The Angry Birds 2 Release Dates: August 16th, 2019 (US); October 11th, 2019 (UK)…

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