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Let the Manic Mayhem Begin… Again! Headline News

Jon Hamm Says All Will Be OK in New 'Despicable Me 4' Big Game Spot

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 12, 2024 at 9:43am

Who are we to argue with the famous Mad Man? The biggest global animated franchise in history – and its considerably manic mayhem - returns with the first ‘Despicable Me’ film in 7 years, as stars Steve Carrell and Kristen Wiig return alongside franchise newcomers Will Ferrell, Sofia Vergara, Joey King, and Stephen Colbert; action-comedy hits theaters July 3.

Let the Manic Mayhem Begin… Again! Headline News

Illumination Drops First Trailer, Voice Cast for ‘Despicable Me 4’

The biggest global animated franchise in history – and its considerably manic mayhem - returns with the first ‘Despicable Me’ film in 7 years, as stars Steve Carrell and Kristen Wiig return alongside franchise newcomers Will Ferrell, Sofia Vergara, Joey King, and Stephen Colbert; action-comedy hits theaters July 3.

Here There Be Dragons… and Vikings Headline News

Nick Frost Boards ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ Live-Action Feature

The ‘Cornetto Trilogy’ actor will portray Gobber the Belch in Dean DeBlois and Universal Pictures’ adaptation, set to release June 13, 2025.

Awards Headline News

71st Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards Nominees Revealed

Sound editing work on Pixar’s ‘Elemental,’ Illumination’s ‘Migration,’ Sony Pictures Animation’s ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ and Universal’s ‘The Super Mario Bros Movie’ nabs animated feature noms; the annual awards ceremony to be held March 3.

The Scariest Ballerina Headline News

Radio Silence Drops First Trailer for Horror Feature ‘Abigail’

From Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, the directing team behind ‘Ready or Not,’ 2022’s ‘Scream,’ and ‘Scream VI,’ comes a blood-thirsty new vision for vampire flicks featuring a monstrous little girl. 

Awards Headline News

81st Golden Globe Awards Nominations Announced

‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ and ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ lead the Best Motion Picture – Animated category while also getting nods in ‘Cinematic and Box Office Achievement’ and ‘Best Original Score - Motion Picture;’ winners will be announced at an awards ceremony January 7, live on CBS and streaming on Paramount+.

Life Will Find a Way! Headline News

Netflix Shares ‘Jurassic World: Chaos Theory’ Teaser

Our next Geeked Week '23 reveal – a sneak peek trailer and images for DreamWorks Animation’s all-new 3DCG animated series, which picks up the story after the park has closed; after the kingdom has fallen, a new era of chaos begins – watch it in 2024.

Strikes Slay Dragons Headline News

Live-Action ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ Production Delayed

Ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike pushes out Universal’s adaptation, starring Mason Thames and Nico Parker as franchise romantic leads Hiccup and Astrid, to a June 13, 2025 theatrical release.

Night Shift Nightmare Headline News

Blumhouse Reveals ‘For the Fans’ Featurette for ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’

The terrifying horror game phenomenon becomes a blood-chilling cinematic event, as the studio behind ‘M3GAN’ and ‘The Invisible Man’ shares the new video, giving a special look at the creepy franchise hitting the big screen and Peacock October 27.

The Making of Possession Headline News

Universal’s ‘The Exorcist: Believer’ Gets New Featurette

Take ‘A Look Inside’ the terrifying supernatural thriller following the dual demonic possession of two young girls, featuring the return of Ellen Burstyn reprising her iconic role as Chris MacNeil, only in theaters October 6.

Who let the Dogs Out? Headline News

MPC’s VFX Goes to the Dogs in ‘Strays’

Leading creative studio delivers 720 shots for Universal’s comedy adventure, starring Jamie Foxx and Will Ferrel, about an abandoned dog who forms a gang of misfit ‘strays’ dogs; CG magic used to create a fully digital eagle and replace dogs’ muzzles and heads.

You’re Gonna Die Down Here Headline News

Universal Drops Second ‘The Exorcist: Believer’ Trailer

Ellen Burstyn reprises her iconic role as Chris MacNeil, a mother forever altered from the events of five decades earlier in the newest installment of the ‘Exorcist’ franchise, haunting theaters starting Friday, October 6. 

Night Shift Nightmare Headline News

Blumhouse Drops Second ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ Trailer

The terrifying horror game phenomenon becomes a blood-chilling cinematic event, as the studio behind ‘M3GAN’ and ‘The Invisible Man’ shares a look at the creepy franchise hitting the big screen and Peacock October 27.

That’s a Big Pile of Bricks Headline News

Animated ‘LEGO Jurassic Park: The Unofficial Retelling’ to Stream on Peacock+

The 22-minute special from Universal Pictures, Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment, and the LEGO Group, streaming this Fall, is part of a year-long 30th anniversary celebration of the original film. 

Kraken Good Fun Headline News

‘Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken’ Now on Digital

DreamWorks Animation’s animated feature tells the story of a shy 16-year-old who discovers she’s descended from a legendary line of royal sea Krakens; following today’s digital release, the ‘Collector’s Edition’ comes to Blu-ray and DVD in September.

You’re Gonna Die Down Here Headline News

Universal Drops Official ‘The Exorcist: Believer’ Trailer

Ellen Burstyn reprises her iconic role as Chris MacNeil, an actress who has been forever altered by what happened to her daughter Regan five decades before in the newest installment of the ‘Exorcist’ franchise, haunting theaters starting Friday, October 13. 

Fangs for the Previs Headline News

Proof Shares a Biting ‘Renfield’ Visualization Reel

The leading visualization studio did extensive previs, techvis, and postvis for Universal Pictures' horror/comedy starring Nicholas Hoult and Nicolas Cage; sequences included the massacre of goons, Dracula transformations, and the film’s final battle. 

Night Shift Nightmare Headline News

Blumhouse Drops Official Trailer for ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’

The terrifying horror game phenomenon becomes a blood-chilling cinematic event, as the studio behind ‘M3GAN’ and ‘The Invisible Man’ shares a look at the creepy franchise hitting the big screen and Peacock October 27.

Release the… Hounds? ANIMATIONWorld

‘Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken’: Getting Down to the Bones of a Boneless Character

On DreamWorks Animation’s new 3DCG film, giving the titular hero soft, octopus-like curves capable of flexible, fluid movement that still looked slightly alien required designs – and rigs - that were bendable in ways never done at the studio; the movie hits theaters today, June 30. 

The Final Countdown ANIMATIONWorld

‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ Gets a Color Grade of A

For Company 3 senior colorist Jason Hanel, though most visual decisions have already been reflected in the film’s rendered and re-rendered final imagery, in post, he still provides a tremendous amount of scene by scene fine-tuning to get the film’s look just right.

90 Minutes of Family Fun ANIMATIONWorld

Re-VIEW: ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ – Simply a Delight

The Universal Pictures and Illumination hit deftly re-imagines the much-loved game as an entertaining, 90-minute action-packed family spectacle.

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