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Review: Coco

A litany of Disney animated films have explored various cultures. Whether or not they were entirely respectful of those cultures is up for debate, but the one constant up until recently was that neither Disney nor Pixar tackled any aspects ...

 
 
 
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Review: Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV

Gamers know the storied saga of Final Fantasy XV's decade-long production marred by platform changes, thematic upheavals, and personnel moves. It wasn't until this past spring that the scope of the Final Fantasy XV Universe was unveiled to ...

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV CGI film, anime spin-offs announced

Last night's "Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV" event was a long time coming for Final Fantasy fans as Square Enix unveiled more information on the next entry in the popular franchise. While some of the information was leaked earlier in the week...

 
 
 
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Paramount drops The Little Prince, Netflix picks it back up

I've never actually read The Little Prince, but I know fans keep their memories of the 1943 French novella in the warm places of their hearts. Despite a stellar cast comprised of Jeff Bridges (The Giver), Paul Rudd (Captain America: Civil W...

 
 
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Sonic the Hedgehog getting a live action/CG movie

With Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog series reaching its 25th anniversary, Sega is looking for all sorts of ways to celebrate everyone's favorite to hate hedgehog. Along with a potential new game, Sega's CEO, Hajime Satomi, announced a partnershi...

 
 
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These new Peanuts images are the cutest thing ever

We're going to get a big screen version of Charlie Brown and the rest of Charles Schulz's Peanuts gang in a little under a year from now, so what better way to celebrate the holiday than with some new images? If you were worried that the up...

 
 
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Here's a stunning first look at the CG animated Popeye

If you were at all worried about the state of Genndy Tartakovsky's (the man who brought us Hotel Transylvania, Dexter's Laboratory, and Samurai Jack) take on Popeye, there's no need to worry anymore. Although this first footage is a mere a...

 
 
 
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Nick's Flixmas: The Polar Express

Why is The Polar Express special? Is it the motion captured animation? Probably. It's the first film I can remember that promoted itself purely through its advances in animation technology and use of 3D. In fact if you somehow had forgotten...

 
 
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Review: Frozen

I had no idea Disney's Frozen would deliver as much as it did. With Disney's latest Princess films (The Princess in the Frog and Tangled) doing well in some areas but fudging others, I did not expect a whole lot given that the bru...

 
 
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Disney's Frozen trailer gives first taste of music

This newest trailer for Disney's Frozen (an adaptation of the Snow Queen fairytale) finally gives up the goods: Idina Menzel's voice. She's got the voice of like twenty angel food cakes, and she's such a natural fit for a Disney film, so I...

 
 
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First full trailer for Disney's Frozen isn't cold as ice

The first full length trailer for Disney's Frozen does share a bit with the Japanese version of the trailer released a few months back, but there's plenty of new material to chew on. It seems like Frozen is following in Tangled's independe...

 
 
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Trailer: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2

Following that nice featurette showing off the disgusting, yet tasty looking foodimals is the newest trailer for Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (formerly known as Revenge of the Leftovers). Flint's machine has gone haywire since the f...

 
 
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Teaser Trailer: Frozen

After the first batch of official images for Disney Animation Studios' Frozen failed to impress because they looked like something that's been done before, does the first official teaser for the film bring back the goodwill? Sort of. There...

 
 
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First images of Disney's Frozen are eerily familiar

A few months back there were a batch of faked character posters for Disney's Frozen we had to take down. I believed they were fakes because the character designs looked so much like the designs from Tangled, I figured they were photosh...

 
 
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Flix for Short: Hybrids

Hybrids, written and directed by Patrick Kalyn, is a science-fiction/action short about an ex-soldier, Dakota (Daniella Evangelista), seeking vengeance for the death of her young daughter. In this short teaser for a longer feature, Dakota ...

 
 
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Disney no longer planning hand drawn animated films

Winnie the Pooh was one of the greatest films of 2011 (I loved it so much I wrote a feature for it). It unfortunately was forgotten shortly thereafter because it was quietly released during an especially loud Summer. And unfortunately for f...

 
 
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Before VFX: An apology to the Visual Effects community

If you spend any significant amount of time on film- or tech-oriented websites, you've probably seen some coverage of the controversy surrounding the playing-off of Life of Pi's VFX supervisor, whose company is about to file for bankruptcy,...

 
 
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Trailer: Monsters University

While yesterday's extended and extreme preview for Monsters University showed off more of the story beats, this new (made for the UK) trailer for the prequel tries to go for jokes (it still hints tells about Mike and Sully's early rivalry)...

 
 
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Flix for (Moderately) Short: Sonic Fan Film

After a very long wait since the first trailer was released, Eddie Lebron's Sonic the Hedgehog fan film has finally been completed. Gamers had a chance to screen a near final cut at last week's MagFest while the rest of us waited until yes...

 
 
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Clip from Pixar's Blue Umbrella short is just the cutest

Before I start gushing over this like a madman, I'll pony up a few details about this amazing clip. Here's a short clip of Pixar's new short The Blue Umbrella, directed by Saschka Unseld, which will play before each screening of Monsters U...

 
 
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Teaser Trailer: Turbo

Turbo is one of the films in Dreamworks' giant film slate for 2013. Even if it unfortunately shares a name with an awesome short film and a season of Power Rangers, Turbo looks pretty damn intriguing given this teaser.  Turbo sta...

 
 
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New images from Pixar's Monsters University!

Look at Mike Wazowski up there, all bright eyed and packed up for his first semester of college. That's a kid who has plans; that's a kid who knows he's going to make a difference. Of course, if the pic down below is any indication, the fra...

 
 
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Angry Birds film crashing into theaters in 2016

Is there such a thing as being "too late"? If so, chalk this news up in that column. After more than a year of little to no news, it would appear that progress is being made on the proposed Angry Birds film. It was announced today that...

 
 
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Trailer: Epic

The first trailer for Epic was really generic (which was not helped at all by the title). Although it's based off of The Leaf Men, a wonderful little book, the film looked like Arthur and the Inivisibles for the two people who remembered t...

 
 
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Working with green screens makes Sir Ian McKellen cry

If you were looking for yet another reason to hate green screens (other than the fact that they are terrible), here's a damn good one: they literally made Sir Ian McKellen cry. While filming on the set of The Hobbit, McKellen was asked to s...

 
 
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Wreck-It Ralph's Hero's Duty gets a dubstep commercial

Now we get the (final?) commercial for Wreck-It Ralph's fictional Litwak's Arcade. This time it's for the Halo-inspired Hero's Duty (just like I asked for last time), and it's got all the essentials of a modern day commercial. Some booming...

 
 
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Trailer: Wreck-It Ralph

Fair warning before you watch the international trailer for Wreck-It Ralph, one of our most anticipated films of the upcoming months. If you wanted to go in blind (and not know any of the plot details), then you shouldn't watch this traile...

 
 
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Trailer: The Croods

The Croods is the next planned in Dreamworks's really, really well planned out (and packed!) future film slate. Grug (Nicolas Cage) is a father who wants to keep his family safe by staying put in their cave, while Eep (Emma Stone) wan...

 
 
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Jay Chandrasekhar is writing/directing Yogi Bear sequel

From a mustachioed, sex-crazed state trooper to an inherently blessed beer pong player, Broken Lizard's Jay Chandrasekhar has had quite the film career. Beyond his acting roles, he's also known as an adept director, directing the Broken Liz...

 
 
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Jenny Slate is writing a Looney Tunes reboot for WB

To go along with all of the other recent live action/CG reboot nonsense, Jenny Slate (Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, Saturday Night Live) has been tapped for write a future reboot of the Looney Tunes franchise (known for Bugs Bunny, ...

 
 
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Trailer: Hotel Transylvania

Following up on the first trailer released a couple of months ago is the latest trailer for Genndy Tartakovsky's Hotel Transylvania. This new trailer goes more in-depth, introducing the human character (Andy Samberg) and the unlikely, budd...

 
 
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Avengers featurette shows how to make Mark Ruffalo angry

I've already explained my qualms with CG, so I won't get into that here. I will say, though, that The Avengers has easily some of the best CGI I've ever seen. It's definitely not perfect, especially when Jeremy Renner and Scarlet...

 
 
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Images from Wreck-It Ralph are charming, full of cameos

This is especially fitting, given that today is the "official" start of E3, which our big brothers at Destructoid are covering all day. In these new screens for the upcoming Wreck-It Ralph, we get a look at some of the film's side character...

 
 
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Beyonce, Colin Farrell, and Josh Hutcherson are Epic

The studio behind such CG family films as Ice Age and Rio recently announced the the voice cast for their upcoming film, Epic. Receiving top billing are The Hunger Games' Josh Hutcherson, the Total Recall reboot's Colin Farrell, and Dreamgi...

 
 
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Trailer: Hotel Transylvania

I absolutely love CG ensemble comedies. They always attract a large range of funny actors, allowing them to just let loose and have essentially cartoon versions of themselves exaggerate and accentuate all the wacky things they say. Of cour...

 
 
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Lucas digitally swapping Jar Jar Binks with Jeff Goldblum

Star Wars fans have long bemoaned the horror that is Jar Jar Binks. Strange-looking in 1999, completely dated compared to modern CGI, and ever annoying, he is the symbol for everything wrong with the Star Wars prequels. What's even worse is...

 
 




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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil"EEEEEEEEVIIIIIIIIIIIIL"

 

Trick"Give me something good to stab (and stab and stab)"

 

Metallica: S&M²"Fight Fire With Fire"

 

LFF Harriet"Be free or die"

 

Gemini Man"Does whatever a gemini can"

 

LFF The Aeronauts"Reach for the sky"

 

NYFF Saturday Fiction"Life during wartime"

 

The Addams Family"Just be yourself (but not too much!)"

 

Parasite"Class mobility is a lie"

 

Lucky Day"Luck's run out"

 

LFF Knives Out"Whodounut"

 

LFF Bad Education"Ain't misbehavin"

 

NYFF The Whistlers"Whistling away the jail days"

 

LFF Marriage Story"Romcom in reverse"

 

LFF The Report"Democracy under scrutiny"

 

Preacher (Season 4)"The Messiah will dance!"

 

LFF The King"High drama"

 

LFF Jojo Rabbit"Ja Hitler!"

 

LFF Hope Gap"Deficient"

 

LFF Lucky Grandma"You'll never look at your grandma in the same way again"

 

LFF Waves"Ripple effect"

 

First Love"Tough love"

 
 
 
 
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