Monthly Archives: September 2013

First look at Rio 2

USA Today has an exclusive sneak peek at Rio 2, offering early details about the film’s plot. It turns out that Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) and Jewel (Anne Hathaway) aren’t the last of their kind after all, and go on a search for their relatives. Unfortunately, they aren’t trusting of humans, and led by a “radical […]

The Minions are coming in the summer of 2015

Originally slated for a Christmas 2014 release, Universal’s Minions is now going to scramble into theaters during the increasingly busy-looking summer 2015 movie season. Box Office Mojo is reporting that the Despicable Me spin-off will open on July 10th of that year, just one week before a little movie called Batman Vs. Superman. That shouldn’t matter […]

Disney releases first production photo from live-action Cinderella

Following Hollywood’s recent trend to remake classic fairy tales, Disney is taking a turn on Cinderella. The Huffington Post has the first press photo from the new live-action film with Lily James (Downton Abbey) as the title character riding a horse in a meadow. Also in the film will with Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter […]

Disney releases photos of live-action Cinderella

Following Hollywood’s recent trend to remake classic fairytales with a modern, stronger feminine twist, Disney is taking a turn on Cinderella. The Huffington Post has the first press photo of the new live-action film with Lily James (Downton Abbey) riding a horse in a meadow. James co-star with Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter and Stellan […]

Foosball snags Rupert Grint

Why does the US have a hard time getting animated films made in foreign countries? Blame it on getting the distribution rights, but there is another movie called Foosball made by Juan Jose Campanella in a joint venture between Spain and Argentina that might take some time to get here. Animation Magazine reports that Rupert […]

Deja on a shelved Fraidy Cat

How many projects are hidden in the Disney vault that could have been something grand? While the number is probably more than we have fingers and toes, Andreas Deja revealed a shelved project called Fraidy Cat. He posted character designs on his blog and to complete the concept Hans Bacher posted his background treatments along […]

“i” by Isabela Dos Santos

The Cartoon Brew Student Animation Festival is made possible by sponsor JibJab and their strong support for emerging filmmakers. We’ve presented seven truly exceptional student films in Cartoon Brew’s annual Student Animation Festival so far, and today we present our eighth film premiere, i by Isabela Dos Santos, a student in the CalArts Experimental Animation […]

Microsoft Surface Pro Tablet Review by Christy Karacas

Editor’s Note: Last Friday, we posted about how Microsoft has recruited Superjail! co-creator Christy Karacas to promote their Surface tablets. The video that Christy starred in was nicely produced, but noticeably short on details about how he uses it and what he thinks of it. Thankfully, Christy left a terrifically informative comment on that post […]

“Lonely Bones” and “Tito on Ice” Win Top Prizes at Ottawa Int’l Animation Festival

Tonight in Canada, the Ottawa International Animation Festival held the awards ceremony for its 2013 edition. The top prize for short film was presented to Dutch filmmaker Rosto for Lonely Bones (pictured above). The best animated feature was awarded to Tito on Ice by Swedish filmmakers Max Andersson and Helena Ahonen, while the television prizes […]

Microsoft Recruits “Superjail!” Creator Christy Karacas To Sell Surface Tablets

Animation artists as spokespeople doesn’t happen often, but Microsoft is giving it a shot in anticipation of their launch of Surface Pro 2 tablets next week. To reach visual artists, they produced this online video with Superjail! co-creator Christy Karacas as its star: