Ice Age (2002)
The House With the Clocks on the Wall is set to arrive on September 12, which also stars Jack Black. If Goosebumps 2 had kept its original release date, Black would have been competing against himself at the box office. That wasn't a great option for Sony or Universal, so the release date move makes sense for that reason as well.
"..during the last great 'Ice Age', while on his first hunt with his tribe's most elite group, a young man is injured and left for dead.
"Awakening to find himself broken and alone -- he must learn to survive and navigate the harsh and unforgiving wilderness.
"Reluctantly taming a lone wolf abandoned by its pack, the pair learn to rely on each other and become unlikely allies...
"...enduring countless dangers and overwhelming odds in order to find their way home before the deadly winter arrives..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Alpha"...
The story of Ferdinand the Bull has roots in 1936, when an old timey writer of children’s books, Munro Leaf (who also wrote “Mr. Popper’s Penguins”), chronicled the scenario of a physically-strong-yet-gentle bull, who would rather sniff flowers than fight in the bullring. Three screenwriters – usually a red flag – adapted the story for modern kid audiences, yet maintained the gentleness and humor associated with it (the film is produced by Blue Sky Animation, the creators of the Ice Age series). Strong voice characterizations also make it work, including ex-WWE wrestler John Cena as the title character. The antics in the film
Based on Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson’s 1936 children’s book The Story of Ferdinand, this gently subversive Madrid-set feature from animation studio Blue Sky and frequent collaborator Carlos Saldanha (the Ice Age films, Rio) follows an adorable, flower-sniffing bull named Ferdinand. “Is it Ok if that’s not my dream?” the baby bull asks his father of fighting. When he discovers that he has no choice, Ferdinand scarpers, hoofing it to a flower farm, where he befriends a human girl and her shaggy sheepdog. Ferdinand’s passivity (and flower obsession) isn’t explicitly coded as queer, though the film hints that this might be the case.
Either way, Ferdinand celebrates his mild temperament and non-confrontational masculinity, which remain unchanged as his bull’s body grows resplendently large. The adult Ferdinand
Besides "Buffy", other brands for streaming and development include "Alien","Planet Of The Apes"...
..."The Simpsons", "Die Hard", Independence Day", "Kingsman", "Family Guy", "The X-Files", "Avatar", "Predator"...
..."Ice Age", "Wolverine"...
..."Goosebumps", "American Dad:, "American Horror Story", "Deadpool", "Fantastic Four"...
..."Fargo", "The Fly", "Futurama"...
..."Home Alone", "Homeland", "M*A*S*H.", "Night at the Museum:, "The Omen", "The Peanuts Movie", "Romancing the Stone", "X-Men"...
...and whole lot more...
Click the images to enlarge...
"Buffy The Vampire Slayer" Comic Books
Read More ...
Kate McKinnon, Gina Rodriguez, Daveed Diggs, Anthony Anderson and more voice Ferdinand's animal friends in the film, along with original music from Nick Jonas.
Below, read more about the cast of Ferdinand, which will hit theaters Dec. 15.
Though not a traditional princess, Alien's Ellen Ripley should be allowed in just for being a kick ass hero, a new kind of gritty princess that isn't scared to get her hands dirty or fire some blasters. She can hang out with Princess Leia and Captain Phasma when there's nothing pressing going on.
How ironic, then, that with an acquisition of 21st Century Fox’s film divisions, it could mark a whole new era for Disney on the circuit. Through “Big” Fox and subsidiary Fox Searchlight, the studio would have a whole other silo far more adept at the awards game…if that’s even of interest, that is.
As if to prove that point, Fox blasted out a press release Monday morning in the wake of this year’s Golden Globe nominations announcement, beaming over a field-leading 27 mentions for a slew of films including
Since Disney already houses Pixar and Walt Disney Animation, arguably the two biggest brands in feature animation, will the new mega-studio have room for Fox Animation and the Fox-owned Blue Sky Studios?
Based in Greenwich, Connecticut, Blue Sky launches its newest animated feature, Ferdinand, on Friday. But Blue Sky's most valuable property is its Ice Age franchise, which has earned more than $6 billion since the original 2002...
For Marvel Studios, in particular, this merger spells a long-rumored homecoming for the X-Men, and we understand head honcho Kevin Feige is keen to cross-pollinate those iconic mutants with the Marvel Cinematic Universe and its roster of established characters – just don’t get your hopes up for Hugh Jackman to swing by for a cameo in Avengers 4. If anything, this merger leaves the door open for another actor to take Jackman’s place and reboot the Wolverine we know and love.
Starting with the big ones on everyone's mind, Fox is now in control of virtually every Marvel property under the sun, assuming the deal is allowed to go through. The deal still needs to be approved, legally speaking, and that could take a while. Assuming that all works out, Disney will officially be in control of the X-Men, Deadpool and (possibly) the Fantastic Four film rights.
Blue Sky Studios Art Director Tom Cardone talks us through how his team created the visual style of Ferdinand…
The Story Of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf is Spanish-set tale of a bull who refuses to fight in the ring and prefers the scent of flowers to that of blood. Blue Sky Studios, the creative team behind the Ice Age franchise and, recently, The Peanuts Movie, brings out its feature-length adaptation of Leaf’s story this weekend.
See related 35 big movies to watch in 2017
On a visit to Blue Sky’s Connecticut headquarters, art director Tom Cardone talked us through his team’s approach to Ferdinand’s visual style. As, unlike other animation studios, there’s no such thing as a Blue Sky house style, the first goal, says Tom, was to make the look of the film distinctive from what’s gone before.
The real-world location helped towards that aim.
What Becomes of Fox’s Leadership?
The Disney/Fox merger comes on the same day that Disney/Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” hits multiplexes. Who from the Fox motion picture side will go to Disney (vice-chairman Emma Watts?) and who will be free to look for a new job (Fox chairman Stacey Snider?). Disney is happy with studio steward Alan Horn and his team.
With Snider’s ex-Universal president Scott Stuber running movies at Netflix,
Based on a children’s book from the 1930s – one that was banned in Spain and ordered by Hitler to be burnt because of its pacifist stance – it tells the story of Ferdinand (voiced by John Cena), the bull who would rather smell the flowers than take his place in the bull ring. For Saldanha, it was a project that took a number of years to develop – or, as he told the family audience at a pre-release screening, longer than many of them had been alive!
Talking to Flickering Myth’s Freda Cooper, he revealed the screening was the first time he had
Star Wars The Last Jedi review by Luke Ryan Baldock.
Star Wars The Last Jedi review
Star Wars made a shock return in 2015 with a brand new start to a brand new trilogy. Disney had bought the rights to Star Wars, and like their Marvel Universe had every intention of milking the franchise. Yes, now we are receiving a Star Wars film every year for the foreseeable future, and with that it makes you wonder if the fanbase will get tired of constantly being bombarded by the thing they love. Although ‘The Force Awakens’ was a well-received return to the world of a galaxy far, far away, it also became more and more criticised for relying too much on the formula of the 1977 original. After the reception of the prequel trilogy,
I’m “biast” (con): not a fan of Blue Sky’s movies
I have read the source material (and I love it)
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
When the now-beloved children’s book The Story of Ferdinand was first published in 1936, some grownups were worried that it might have a bad influence on children. Apparently its sweet, simple story — from writer Munro Leaf, with instantly iconic illustrations by Robert Lawson — was seen as promoting (take your pick) pacifism, fascism, communism, and/or anarchism. To be fair, its tale of a bull in Spain who wasn’t interested in bullfighting and only wanted to loll about in fields of flowers could
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.