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Mel Brooks will take part in Genndy Tartakovsky's Hotel Transylvania 2 Director Genndy Tartakovsky is a popular name among fans of animation, having built a loyal fanbase through shows like The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack and the short-lived Star Wars: The Clone Wars mini-series. Tartakovsky seems to be transitioning well (financially, anyway) into the feature-film arena, as HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA brought in over $350 million worldwide. While the... Read More...

Review: THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR Rules The Animated Comedy Roost I don't know whether to call this a TV spin-off or a bigger franchise's "side project." Whatever it is, The Penguins of Madagascar is something fresh to me. I went in, kids in tow, knowing nothing. I haven't laughed this hard at a movie all year. No joke. My understanding is that before the Minions of Despicable Me stole the show from Steve Carrell's Gru (to the point of earning their own upcoming spin-off), there were these four adventuring talking penguins taking the spotlight away from the A-list animated antics of Ben Stiller and Chris Rock.

‘Big Hero 6′ Video Interview: Directors Don Hall & Chris Williams With Disney’s Big Hero 6 now playing in theaters, we sat down with directors Chris Williams and Don Hall to talk about creating the studio’s most technically-advanced film yet, and how they chose to adapt the Marvel Comics property in a way that honored the source material and gave audiences something fresh and fun to watch. WARNING – MILD SPOILERS FOLLOW! - SCREEN RANT: Tremendous movie, you guys, great piece of filmmaking. Were either of you familiar — were you rummaging around in the Marvel vault and just pulled the comic out?

How John Lasseter's Pixar Culture Led to ‘Big Hero 6'  Breakthrough for Disney Bringing to life the vision for Disney Animation's “Big Hero 6” required technology that didn't exist. Not a problem. Ever since Pixar legends John Lasseter and Ed Catmull took the reigns at Disney Animation in 2006, reaching for the impossible has been the mandate.

Minions Love to Serve in the First Trailer for the Spin-Off Yeap, the Minions now have a trailer for their very own movie and it looks pretty funny, not gonna lie. Those little yellow banana-looking bastards certainly have a gift. After watching this trailer I can tell you one thing, that gift ain’t keeping their master alive. According to the narrator, Minions have been on this […] Read Minions Love to Serve in the First Trailer for the Spin-Off on Filmonic.

  Inspired by the Marvel comic, Disney’s new movie Big Hero 6  focuses on young Hiro, his robot and their team of crime fighters. In this animated film, Baymax is the adorable healing robot who steals the show.  Baymax’s “nonthreatening huggable design” easily translates to soft, puffy meringue cookies. Simply pipe out and bake as many Baymax as you need. Nothing feels better and heals your soul quite like freshly made cookies!   Baymax...Read MoreRead Comments

Phil Lord & Chris Miller at Least Return to Script 'The LEGO Movie 2' Though directing duo Phil Lord & Chris Miller won't be returning to direct The LEGO Movie 2, they were previously confirmed to produce the film that will be helmed by the first film's behind the scenes co-director Chris McKay. Now Deadline has word that Lord & Miller will be a little more involved with the sequel because Warner Bros. has also signed them on to write the film. That's the best way to ensure the brilliant creativity and originality that made the first film so great is still around in the sequel.

Critics Shower BIG HERO 6 With Praise In New TV Spot With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius—thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred.

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