Disney's 'Pete's Dragon' remake is coming very soon
Disney have released the official trailer for Pete’s Dragon, an upcoming remake/reimagining of the 1977 film of the same name, directed by David Lowery. The trailer follows a young boy named Pete, who was lost in the woods for six years, as he introduces his magical dragon ‘Elliott’ to forest ranger Grace Meacham and her family. Starring Oakes Fegley, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Robert Redford, Pete’s Dragon is scheduled for release in August 2016. Brings back so many fond childhood memories – check it out 🙂
Alexey Zakharov creates a steampunk photo-based animation
“The Old New World” by Alexey Zakharov is a fantastic animation that uses historic photos of major U.S. cities to travel back to the early 20th century via an elaborate CG steampunk time machine. Love it! 🙂
The BFG film adaptation from Disney is almost here
Looking forward to Disney’s film adaptation of the much-loved Roald Dahl novel The BFG. Directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Ruby Barnhill as Sophie, this highly anticipated film features the voices of Mark Rylance as The BFG plus Bill Hader and Jemaine Clement as giants Bloodbottler and Fleshlumpeater. In Australia, The BFG will be released in cinemas on 30th June 2016. This should be a big hit! 🙂
Andy Kennedy imagines your dreams with surreal short film 'Slow Wave'
Brooklyn NY filmmaker, animator, and musician, Andy Kennedy imagines what your nights look like while you’re dreaming (or having nightmares) with his surreal and mesmerising animated short film ‘Slow Wave’.Awesome stuff! 🙂
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 trailer has dropped
Finally, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will battle Bebop and Rocksteady in the first trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Out of Shadows whichalso introduces the character of Casey Jones played by Arrowstar Stephen Amell. The second film, which at this stage looks way better than the first one, also stars returning characters Megan Fox as April O’Neil plus Will Arnett as Vernon Fenwick and will hit cinemas on 3rd June 2016. Cowabunga, dudes! 😉
The world’s favourite Korean pop star oddly dances with young and old versions of himself in this wacky video for his new track ‘Daddy’ from his seventh album aptly titled PSY 7th Album. The song and video also feature CL from 2NE1. Never get tired of this guy – enjoy! 🙂
Pixar animation celebrates 20 yrs in this fantastic supercut
Pixar: The very talented film editor Kees van Dijkhuizen jr. has created Pixar: 20 Years, an awesome supercut tribute to the past 20 years of animated films imagined by Pixar. So many great films – Love it! 🙂
The Jungle Book: Disney has released the first official trailer for their upcoming live action remake of the classic 1967 animated film The Jungle Book based on Rudyard Kipling‘s book of the same name. Scarlett Johansson voices the snake Kaa while the film also stars the voices of Bill Murray as Baloo, Ben Kingsley as Bagheera, and Idris Elba as Shere Khan with Neel Sethi as Mowgli. The Jungle Book will be released in April 2016. Looking forward to this one 🙂
The Walt Disney logo evolves over the past three decades
Walt Disney Logo: Ethan Jones has created an amazing compilation video of Walt Disney Pictures‘ various animated logo openings featured in their films over the past three decades. According to Jones, the 1985 animated film The Black Cauldron was the first to showcase a modified version of the intro logo with animated variations of the logo initiated by Toy Story in 1995. Although in 1989 and 1990, Disney began to use digital ink-and-paint animation via CAPS (Computer Animation Production System), the Walt Disney logo (along with Disney-produced animated programs made for TV) still used traditional cel animation, with two computerised variants introduced in 1995 and 2002. Even after 1995, Disney still used production cels painted by hand throughout the late 1990s and into the mid-2000s. They last used the production cels for the Walt Disney logo in a theatrical trailer for the 2005 movie Chicken Little. The hand-painted cels looked pretty outdated and cheap by this time. In 2006, Walt Disney Pictures started using a new intro with a new CGI animation containing a very complex depiction of the Cinderella Castle and its surroundings. It was a clear change from the old blue and white intro with its stylised castle and 2D animation. The new intro was first used on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, which premiered in the United States on July 7, 2006. The first Pixar movie to feature this logo was WALL-E. Starting with the release of The Muppets, the words ‘Walt’ and ‘Pictures’ have been removed from the theatrical logo, which was shortened to ‘Disney’. This was used before 2011 as the on-screen logo for Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment starting in 2007. This video concludes a great journey through history with the 2014 film Into the Woods withDisney always seeming to add a little something extra to the Walt Disney logo to fit the film being watched. Walt Disney Pictures, Inc. is a film production company and division of The Walt Disney Studios, owned by The Walt Disney Company. The division is based at the Walt Disney Studios and is the main producer of live-action feature films within the Walt Disney Studios unit. It took on its current name in 1983. Today, in conjunction with the other units of The Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Pictures is classified as one of Hollywood’s “Big Six” film studios.Nearly all of Walt Disney Pictures’ releases are distributed theatrically by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, through home media platforms via Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment and through television syndication by Disney–ABC Domestic Television. Check out this fantastic video below – it’s long but well worth watching!