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2:00 PM on 07.16.2014

Flix for Short: Duet, a film by former Disney animator Glen Keane

Although you may not know Glen Keane, chances are you recognize his work. He designed characters from famous Disney Animated films like The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and Beauty and the Beast. Although traditional 2D anim...

Nick Valdez

11:00 AM on 07.15.2014

First full trailer for Disney/Marvel's Big Hero 6 is just adorable

When I posted the teaser trailer for Disney/Marvel's Big Hero 6 some time ago, I loved how cute the whole thing was. Yet, this first full trailer rings kind of hollow. As it completely relies on that cuteness, more cracks ar...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 07.03.2014

Japanese teaser for next Ghibli film, When Marnie Was There

Based on Joan G. Robinson's novel of the same name, When Marnie is There is about a lonely little girl who befriends a ghost. I've never read the book myself, but if it's being adapted by Studio Ghibli, I'm sure it's equal p...

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 06.27.2014

Flix for Short: Butter Ya'Self (NSFW)

Presenting: Butter Ya'Self, a stop-motion animation of food rapping about food. You're welcome. Butter Ya'Self was created by a bunch of people at CalArts, but specifically by Julian Petschek. The characters are all voiced b...

Liz Rugg

9:00 PM on 06.20.2014

Dreamworks picks up Felix the Cat rights

Felix the Cat is a bit of an oddball. Not just character-wise within the various incarnations of his television shows and movies, but also his iconic status. I feel like most people can recognize the character, even if they h...

Liz Rugg

8:00 PM on 06.20.2014

Flix for Short: Big Bang Dog

"Is it possible that it happened yesterday? He disappeared right before my eyes and everything remains just as different? Why do they multiply and divide? Only the dogs take this as a natural fact. Please don't go into the ...

Liz Rugg

10:00 AM on 06.17.2014

Flix for Short: O Futebol Classico, a Mickey Mouse short

To celebrate the FIFA World Cup kicking off in Brazil, Disney has crafted a new Mickey Mouse short entirely in Portuguese, O Futebol Classico. It's short, sweet, and funny. You don't even need to know Portuguese to like it!  JOSE CARIOCAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.  

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 06.16.2014

First trailer for Dreamworks' Home, starring Rihanna and Jim Parsons

It looks like we'll all need an umbrella ella ella pretty soon as Rihanna is once again expanding her career into movies. In Dreamworks' next animated film, Rihanna stars as a little girl named Tip who finds a lost alien, Oh...

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 06.12.2014

Review: How to Train Your Dragon 2

Dreamworks' How to Train Your Dragon was refreshing. Setting new standards for book adaptations and animated films, Dragon somehow was everything you look for in an entertaining kid's movie. It had a tight hero's journey stor...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 06.12.2014

First full trailer for Laika's The Boxtrolls is super cute

We've had a few short teasers for Laika's upcoming adaptation of the Alan Snow novel, Here Be Monsters, here and there but now we have a full trailer dishing out those all important story bits (a group of bad guys want ...

Nick Valdez

5:00 PM on 06.11.2014

Flix for Short: Poulette's Chair, designed by Ghibli animator Yojiro Arai

Poulette's Chair, directed by Hiroyasu Ishida with character designs from Ghibli animator Yojiro Arai (From Up On Poppy Hill, The Secret World of Arietty) is a short and sweet animated short about a little girl and her living magical chair. There's not much to say as the film itself is less than five minutes, but the kinetic movement is absolutely splendid. Give it a watch, yeah? [via io9]

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 06.11.2014

First trailer for The Penguins of Madagascar movie

  If you had told me in 2005 that Dreamworks was launching a massive franchise with its admittedly entertaining Madagascar I would have pointed you towards the door marked "Wrong." Clearly I should have been leadin...

Matthew Razak

10:00 AM on 06.11.2014

Sony producing a live action/CG Sonic the Hedgehog movie

You know how Sega seems to think Sonic the Hedgehog is still cool? Branching into Nintendo games, that Sonic Boom cartoon, and now thanks to Sony, Sonic the Hedgehog is getting a film adaptation. According to THR, Sony (who h...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 06.10.2014

Check out these squishy posters for Big Hero 6

If the totes adorbs first teaser for Disney/Marvel's upcoming Big Hero 6 didn't hammer home how cute it's going to be, these posters will definitely do the trick. I may be more of a sucker for cutesy things than most of you i...

Nick Valdez

8:00 AM on 06.10.2014

First official trailer for Sony's Ratchet and Clank movie

The internet may have ruined the word "ratchet" for me forever, but I still adore the Ratchet and Clank videogames. I just can't believe something like this exists. Much like Sony's Sly Cooper film, Ratchet and Clank is head...

Nick Valdez

5:00 PM on 06.07.2014

New trailer for animated film Song of the Sea is beautiful

Song of the Sea is the latest film from the Irish animation collective that brought the world the 2009 Academy Award nominated animated film The Secret of Kells, and maaaan it looks just as gorgeous. Song of the Sea follows ...

Liz Rugg

6:00 PM on 06.05.2014

Woman divorcing her husband over Frozen

If Elsa's journey in Frozen has taught anyone anything, it's to "let go" of the bad things. In Japan, a woman has done just that. A man says his wife has moved in with her parents and refuses to talk to him because he doesn't...

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 05.30.2014

First official trailer for the Del Toro produced animated film, The Book of Life

The Book of Life is definitely on my list of films to keep an eye out for. Produced by Guillermo Del Toro and directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez (who created one of my favorite past Nickelodeon cartoons, El Tigre, which Book of ...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 05.22.2014

First teaser trailer for Disney/Marvel's Big Hero 6

After the first images released for Disney Animation's first take on a Marvel comic, Big Hero 6, I've been looking forward to the first teaser. Thankfully, I'm picking up what it's putting down. Although we don't get much st...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 05.20.2014

First good look at Marvel/Disney's Big Hero 6

Here we have our first look at how Disney and Marvel will be interpreting Big Hero 6 for the big screen and it looks kind of cute. Obviously they're gearing the team more towards kids than the other Marvel properties as ...

Matthew Razak

8:00 PM on 05.16.2014

Flix for Short: Phantom Limb

Phantom Limb is a wonderful animated short by animator Alex Grigg about a couple's struggles physically and psychologically after a motorcycle accident. The animation and design of the characters and settings is simple but s...

Liz Rugg



How To Do It: Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers Reboot photo
How To Do It: Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers Reboot
by Nick Valdez

The Power Rangers series is an odd one. It started out as one of Saban Entertainment's many attempts to re-dub a Japanese kids show for American audiences and turned into a juggernaut spanning 21 seasons, comics, videogames, and most importantly, three movies. Something about these rainbow spandex warriors connected with kids far more than Big Bad Beetleborgs, Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog, or VR Troopers ever did. 

With Lionsgate's (distributor of many big and current teen franchises like Divergent, The Hunger Games, Twilight) and Saban's recent announcement of a brand new Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers film, I revisited the show to try and figure how a new movie would work. Here's how to do it juuuuuust right. 

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