Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Live-Action Peter Rabbit Scheduled for 2018

Production on Peter Rabbit commenced in January, and is due for worldwide release in April 2018. The new live-action/CG motion picture based on the internationally beloved series of books written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter, whose 150th anniversary is being celebrated this year. 

The film will be made at Animal Logic in Sydney with the support of the Australian Government through Screen Australia and Screen NSW and in collaboration with Sony Pictures Animation.  Lauren Abrahams will oversee the project for the studio.

Beatrix Potter with Benjamin Bunny on a lead.  

Painting of the real Peter Rabbit

The First-Of-Its-Kind Animated Spider-Man Feature Scheduled For Production 2018

On July 20, 2018, Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, the directors of The Lego Movie, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and 21 and 22 Jump Street, are taking Spider-Man back to his graphic roots with the first-of-its-kind animated Spider-Man feature, it was announced today at CinemaCon by Tom Rothman, chairman of the Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group. The film will exist independently of the projects in the live-action Spider-Man universe, all of which are continuing.

Lord & Miller are masterminding the project, writing the treatment and producing the film.

Take A Look at the New Cast and Character Of Smurfs: The Lost Village

The New Cast and Character  Of Smurfs: The Lost Village

In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does.  Embarking on a rollercoaster journey full of action and danger, the Smurfs are on a course that leads to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history! 

Ariel Winters voices "SmurfLily"       

Demi Lovato voices "Smurfette"
Jack McBrayer voices "Clumsy"

Mandy Patinkin voices "Papa"

Release Date: April 7, 2017
Genre: Animation
Directed by:
Kelly Asbury

Written by:
Stacey Harman and Pamela Ribon
Based upon the Characters and Works of: Peyo
Produced by: mJordan Kerner
Mary Ellen Bauder Andrews
Executive Producers: Raja Gosnell Ben Waisbren

Rainn Wilson voices "Gargamel"
Michelle Rogriguez voices "SmurbStorm"
Joe Manganiello voices "Hefty"
Ellie Kemper voices "SmurfBlossom"  
Demi Lovato
Rainn Wilson
Joe Manganiello
Jack McBrayer
Danny Pudi
Michelle Rodriguez
Ellie Kemper
Ariel Winter
with Mandy Patinkin
and Julia Roberts

Danny Pudi voices Brain

Toy Fair 2017: Dark Horse Deluxe Expands ''The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt'' Figures

Dark Horse's ''The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt'' deluxe figure collection will includes the new characters of Geralt of Rivia, Dandelion, and Shani.

Geralt is battle ready in Grandmaster Ursine armor, which provides him immense protection from melee attacks. The bard Dandelion is Geralt’s close friend. Shani, Geralt’s friend and love interest, is the medic from Hearts of Stone expansion to The Witcher 3.

Each figure is exquisitely detailed and modeled to match the character’s likeness. They are each intricate in costume details, custom painted, and displayed in deluxe window packaging. The suggested retail price is $34.99. Geralt, Dandelion, and Shani are slated for release in September 2017.


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