Pre-Production, Animation

'The Croods 2' Is Happening After All, Universal Sets September 2020 Release Hey Croods… you’re coming back…Universalllll has revived your sequel…. Yes, that’s right folks, DreamWorks and Universal’s animated caveman family is getting another movie after all, as Universal has officially revived The Croods 2 and given it a September 2020 release date. Continue reading…

I feel like a 4-year-old boy when I say it, but Monster Trucks is my #1 movie of 2017. Of course, this being only the second week of January, it's also my only movie for 2017 so far. But speaking of 4-year-old boys, I've heard tell that that's exactly who thought up the concept of this movie: a Paramount Studios exec's very young son. Monster Trucks = trucks with monsters in them!

‘The Croods 2’ Now Extinct at DreamWorks Animation While I don’t think anyone was chomping at a bit to see The Croods 2, there will undoubtedly be some animation fans disappointed by the news that arrived over the weekend. DreamWorks Animation and their new parent comedy Universal Pictures have dropped an asteroid on the animated sequel to the 2013 prehistoric family comedy.

Monster Trucks Expected to Bomb, Will Lose Paramount $115M Paramount posts an expected $115 million loss for an upcoming movie many expect to be Monster Trucks, which could be the first big bomb of 2017.

The Angry Birds Movie 2 is Officially in Development The Angry Birds Movie didn’t exactly sound like a solid bet going into this summer. It was a cartoon based on a mobile phone video game – one which peaked in popularity a couple of years ago. Not to mention, the gameplay of the original game – birds slingshotting themselves into pigs, over and over again – didn’t exactly seem conducive to a feature film story. Then The Angry Birds Movie opened to a surprisingly decent response – though not an over-enthused one (read Screen Rant’s review for case in point).

Monster Trucks Producer: Why New Stories (Not Franchises) Are Exciting More than ever before, blockbuster franchises are dominating the box office – driving ticket sales records higher and higher. With a few exceptions, the most successful films in movie history (both domestic and globally) are sequels to popular franchises – and, as shared universes become even more prolific, that trend is unlikely to slow down any time soon. The result?

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