Category Archives: Animation

THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE (2016): New Trailer Starring Josh Gad & Jason Sudeikis

The Angry Birds Movie (2016), Josh Gad (Chuck), Jason Sudeikis (Red)
The Angry Birds Movie (2016), Josh Gad (Chuck), Jason Sudeikis (Red)

A new The Angry Birds Movie trailer has landed and I definitely like it more than the teaser

Trailer 1

International Trailer

The use of Michael Jackson’s Bad seems to fit a little better now, perhaps. I can’t wait to find out if I’ll like this movie more than The Secret Life of Pets released two months later

The Angry Birds Movie Release Dates May 13th, 2016 (UK), May 20th, (US)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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ANOMALISA (2015): For A Unique Experience & The Truth In The Writing / Execution

Anomalisa (2015), David Thewlis as Michael Stone
Anomalisa (2015), David Thewlis as Michael Stone

Written and directed by Charlie Kaufman who also wrote Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004), what can be expected from Anomalisa is a refreshingly unique experience.

Starring the voices of David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Tom Noonan, Kaufman’s film is a memorable achievement in storytelling for a number of reasons. Reasons including the writing which feels completely grounded in truth and therefore very relatable. The creative execution through the use of stop-motion animation adds to the general uniqueness. Then there’s the dialogue, its delivery with particular reference to the use of voice and how it is employed.

Anomalisa (2015), Jennifer Jason leigh as Lisa Hesselman
Anomalisa (2015), Jennifer Jason leigh as Lisa Hesselman

All the characters in Anomalisa appear to be wearing masks, something they do throughout the film. What it all means? I haven’t fully concluded just yet. But what I do know is that I enjoyed trying to figure out all that wasn’t immediately obvious. I also appreciated the humorous moments and particularly the character Lisa, played by Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Near the end of the movie, by which point you’ll have a greater understanding of the main character’s predicament, you may find yourself reflecting on the difference between the life you want and the one you have, as well as how you might want to close the gap between the two points.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS (2016) New Trailer With Kevin Hart As The Voice Of ‘Snowball’

The Secret Life of Pets (2016), Kevin Hart (Snowball)
The Secret Life of Pets (2016), Kevin Hart (Snowball)

You loved the teaser trailer for The Secret Life of Pets, Now it’s time for a character trailer, featuring Kevin Hart as ‘cute little bunny’ Snowball. What do you think..?

I definitely found the first trailer more amusing. I’m also not sure that Kevin Hart sounds quite right as the voice of Snowball. But of course, we shall see once the movie arrives.

The Secret Life Of Pets Release Date(s): June 30th, 2016 (UK); July 8th, 2016 (US)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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KUNG FU PANDA 3 (2016): Fun New Trailer Starring Jack Black & Angelina Jolie

Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)
Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)

Just when I thought I’d have to wait until the next Minion movie for a serious overload of cuteness…

I’ve seen pandas in real life and let me say, yes they are very cute but pandas can also be incredibly boring! Sitting around and eating bamboo all day long. So… thank heavens for overactive imaginations – the result of which, in this case is the above really fun trailer for Kung Fu Panda 3.

I love that the Kung Fu Panda movies are about finding your true self as well as being funny and cute – something I’m always happy to get more of.

Jack Black, Lucy Liu, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, Brian Cranston and Dustin Hoffman are providing just some of the key voices.

Release Date (s): January 29th, 2016, March 11th, 2016 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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STORKS (2016): New Trailer Starring Andy Samberg & Kelsey Grammer

Storks (2016), Kelsey Grammer
Storks (2016), Kelsey Grammer

Kelsey Grammer and Andy Samberg are the stars of Storks, a new and intriguing comedy/ animation, Storks

Teaser Trailer

Trailer 1

This movie looks like fun and I’m excited to learn more about the history behind how storks came to be known for delivering babies. I’m also looking forward to meeting the stork I imagine Adam Samberg will be playing.

Release Dates (s): September 23rd, 2016 (US), October 14th, 2016 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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KUBO & THE TWO STRINGS (2016): New Trailer Starring Charlize Theron & Matthew McConaughey

Kubo & The Two Strings (2016)
Kubo & The Two Strings (2016)

Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara and George Takei are the stars of an intriguing new animation…

Directed by Travis Knight, I don’t know much about the story, but those visuals sure have my attention. Right now I’m guessing that  what’s coming is an adventure with a tiny  but mighty protagonist.

Release Date (s): August 19th, 2016 (US), September 9th, 2016 (UK)

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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INSIDE OUT (2015): For The Well Imagined Characters & Clever Story

Inside Out (2015), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), Sadness (Philis Smith), Joy (Amy Poehler)
Inside Out (2015), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), Sadness (Philis Smith), Joy (Amy Poehler)

Inside Out is an intelligent animated film about a young girl (Riley) and her emotions. Particularly how Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger and Disgust try to agree on the best way to get through Riley’s days after her surroundings change unexpectedly.

Directed by Pete Docter and Ronnie Del Carmen; Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader, Phyllis Smith and Lewis Black provide the key character voices.

Being an animated movie, cuteness was always likely; but my, oh my is Sadness the cutest! Watch it for a little education on how memories work, why each one is important and Amy Poehlers wonderfully hopeful voice.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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FINDING DORY (2016): New Trailer For Finding Nemo Sequel

Finding Dory (2016), Dory (Ellen DeGeneres)
Finding Dory (2016), Dory (Ellen DeGeneres)

Directed by Andrew Stanton and Angus MacLane; Ellen DeGeneres and Albert Brooks return in Finding Dory, the Sequel to Disney Pixar’s Finding Nemo (2003)… 

Teaser trailer

Trailer 1

Along with Nemo, Marlin and Dory, I’d also really like to be re-united with the family of turtles met by Dory and Marlin on route to Sydney Harbour. That would make me very happy indeed.

Release Date (s): June 17th 2016 (US), July 29th 2016 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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