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‘Inside Out’ Adds Kyle MacLachlan and Diane Lane as Riley’s Parents Pixar’s Inside Out will be all about the emotions guiding 11-year-old Riley (Kaitlyn Dias), but it’ll also feature some of the outside influences that figure into her thinking — namely her parents, who’ll be voiced by Kyle MacLachlan and Diane Lane. And the film will go inside their minds as well. Hit the jump for more about the Inside Out parents, including details on what their emotional headquarters will look like and new comments from writer/director Pete Docter about the story. Docter explained the role of the parents to USA Today.

New Details For Finding Dory Swim In Where will Dory look for her family?Though we’ve learned some details about Pixar’s Finding Nemo sequel Finding Dory (including that Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy are playing the parents to Ellen DeGeneres’ forgetful fish), not much else had emerged about the film.

You loved them in Despicable Me. Now, the Minions are getting their own spinoff movie this summer. And they want to sing their little hearts out about it. They also come bearing gifts of free popcorn in an offer from AMC theaters.That's right! AMC and the Minions are teaming up to celebrate this Holiday season with a Black Friday special that you can learn more about in their new caroling video. The Minions are making their way back onto theater screens across the country for their very own adventure this summer.

‘Big Hero 6’ may only be tangentially related to the Marvel comic on which it is based and completely unconnected to the larger Marvel cinematic universe, but it still has the obligatory Stan Lee cameo. Yes, this is an animated movie featuring an animated version of the legendary comic book icon/Marvel mascot. But hey, it’s a tradition at this point. Continue reading…

Getting Into Character for Penguins of Madagascar The wait is over, Penguins of Madagascar is out today and if there’s something we can never have enough of, it’s penguins, so I bring more Penguins of Madagascar videos, rejoice. We’ve heard many crazy stories about how far certain actors (or actresses) have gone to get into character, but what if you’re supposed to […] Read Getting Into Character for Penguins of Madagascar on Filmonic.

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?

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