Sunday, August 26, 2012

HOLLYWOOD SPY SPOTLIGHT ON ANIMATED EPIC "JUSTIN AND THE KNIGHTS OF VALOUR" WITH ANTONIO BANDERAS, MARK STRONG, SAOIRSE RONAN, RUPERT EVERETT

One of the animated films we will be watching in 2013 is JUSTIN AND THE KNIGHTS OF VALOUR. Penned by the writer of THE EMPEROR'S NEW GROOVE, this Spanish animated film to be shot in English language will be set in a magical world that children still dream of, bringing a story about the determination of a kid to reach his dream. It is a tale about friendship, honour and courage. A heart-warming story filled with adventure, action and fun. As you will notice  the voice cast is absolutely amazing!

KNIGHTLY STORY
Justin (Freddie Highmore) lives in a kingdom where bureaucrats rule and knights have been ousted. He wants to be a knight but his father, Reginald (Alfred Molina), the chief counsel to the Queen (Olivia Williams), wants his son to follow in his footsteps and become
a lawyer. In need of guidance, Justin visits his Grandmother (Julie Walters), who tells him the story of his Grandfather, Sir Roland. Sir Roland was the noblest knight in the kingdom and protector of the King until they were both betrayed and killed by the evil Sir Heraclio (Mark Strong). Against his father’s wishes, Justin runs away in search of his dream and begins his quest to become a Knight.
At The Broken Eagle Inn he meets Talia (Saoirse Ronan), a beautiful, feisty and independently-minded girl, who shares his aspirations and whom he eventually falls for. He also meets a quirky wizard called Melquiades (David Walliams) who tells him where he can find the magical Abbey where the Knights of Valour once trained.
At the Abbey, he is mentored by three ancient monks. Blucher (James Cosmo) instructs him in knightly ways; Legantir (Charles Dance) teaches him there is still magic in the world; and Braulio (Barry Humphries) who creates magical contraptions, and is responsible for Gustav, the gas-powered wannabe-dragon crocodile (LOL).
 Justin, though an unlikely candidate for knighthood, is determined to pursue his ideals. Called upon to prove himself when Heraclio and his minions, lead by Sota (Rupert Everett), return and threaten the kingdom, Justin saves the day.

40 comments:

  1. This is something my daughter and I would enjoy dear Dez ~ Thanks for the update ~

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    1. you have a small daughter, Heaven? Never asked you about your family :)

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    2. She is pre-teen but I enjoy watching animation movies with her. Makes me feel like a kid again ~

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    3. that;s lovely, enjoy them together, we've had lots of really lovely animated films in recent years.

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  2. When does it come out?

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    1. sometime next year, but I think they haven't set the exact date since it isn't a US production.

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  3. Love the animation. Kids can never get enough good knight stories. :PP

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    1. never indeed :) And under kids we mean us :)

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  4. I love the pictures of the scenery. I could just fall into them.

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    1. I fell in love with that as well, reminds me on TANGLED with the softness of colours and shades

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  5. Now this looks like a refreshing change from the usual. The children may be grown, but we still enjoy good animation and a good story.

    Have a good weekend darling!

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    1. darling, just to let you know, I wrote you a long email a few days ago, but something is wrong with my provider and I couldn't send it and to make things worse, when my provider tried to fix the problem, he erased all of my old messages, including the written one, and I also lost all addresses :( I still can't send mails, although I can receive them, and I don't have your address anymore too :(

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    2. I'll send you an email tonight luv, then you'll have my address again. Sorry to hear about the malfunction.

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    3. I got it darling, will try to send you an email through webmail account.

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    4. Do what you can darling. And thanks for stopping by my little spontaneous Sunday post.

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    5. you know I'm always there :)

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  6. I don't like too much the art-work of the characters, but .... why not?
    more for my 9 years old son, I think!
    (I've seen "Rebel" with him and my 14 years old daughter and we liked this animated movie a lot!)
    Thanks for sharing !

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    1. it is a film for kids and for us who will forever be kids in our hearts :)
      Be welcome, Samwise.

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  7. it's really cool, i didn't known about it

    http://mytigermx.blogspot.mx

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    1. glad you like it :) And welcome to HOLLYWOOD SPY, Sebastian!

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  8. cute! and it has highmore and ronan both in it? that's like the best young talent out there...

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  9. I don't really like the artstyle of it

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    1. don't know what's there not to like.

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  10. I've always loved stories of knights in shining armour and quests!

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  11. Knights, strong-minded young women AND dragons? I am there. :)

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    1. especially since it's a wannabe dragon, and we love those :))))

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  12. I really like the Emperor's New Groove, hope this film's writing has the same feel.

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    1. the story sounds much better than in the Disney's flick.

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  13. I will put my quest on hold while my steed is re-shod and venture to your kingdom.. find this feisty Talia to join me on my perilous mission to oust the dark king Valstraam and save the Princess Saoirse. And peace will once again settle on our lands.

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    1. ay, ay, my friend, I'm with you in the battle for peace!

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  14. Looks like just another kid's movie if you ask me. I'll pass for now.

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  15. well, I'm not a fan of animation but any flick regarding medieval kingdom seems to be worth a watch. Never heard bout this, thanks for sharing! (:

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    1. be welcome, Josh, and welcome to HOLLYWOOD SPY!

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  16. I quite enjoy Banderas' voice work in Puss the Boots, what role is he going to 'play' in this one?

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    1. I couldn't find the info on that while writing the spotlight, Flixy. I'm not sure if he is really in the cast, or they just used his name to attract attention :) He was amazing as Puss!

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  17. I'll watch this one. For sure.

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