Monday, February 13, 2017

NEW ANIMATED MOVIES: PEACEFUL BULL 'FERDINAND', BIBLICAL DONKEY IN 'THE STAR', SF 'STONERUNNER', ROLAND EMMERICH'S 'LOST AMAZON', 'THE SON OF BIGFOOT'

'FERDINAND'
THE PEACE LOVING BULL!
Tons of new animated movies ahead of us, with the latest big screen adaptation of beloved FERDINAND ready to bring us the peaceful bull to cinemas as soon as this December. Coming from the ICE AGE and RIO team, with the voices from Donald Sutherland and Adam DeVine, it will follow the little bull which prefers sitting quietly under a tree just smelling the flowers instead of butting heads with other bulls. As Ferdinand grows big and strong, his temperament remains mellow, but one day five men come to choose the "biggest, fastest, roughest bull" for the bullfights in Madrid and Ferdinand is mistakenly chosen. The movie will feature hits from Adam Lambert, Shakira, Rihanna.

BIBLICAL 'THE STAR'
 THE FIRST EVER CHRISTMAS
Before that, this November, with the voices from Zachary Levy, Christopher Plummer, Steven Yeun, Sony will bring us THE STAR the story of the first Christmas following a small but brave donkey named Bo who yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a lovable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow THE STAR and become accidental heroes in the greatest story ever told – the first Christmas.

'STONERUNNER'
GALACTIC ANIMATED ADVENTURE
To be released sometime this year is also animated sf adventure STONE RUNNER!  In a distant future,  teenage boy Tyson stares out over the ruins of a long forgotten civilization which we soon come to realize is planet earth. He spends his days as a stonerunner, scavenging for priceless military technology hidden within the rubble. When he stumbles across a long abandoned sophisticated war machine a strange and powerful meeting of minds occurs and a strong friendship is formed. Together they find themselves caught up in a battle against the evil dictator Delacorte and his army of the Old Guard. For Tyson, it’s about choice, freedom and optimism in the face of all the odds!

'LOST AMAZON'
FROM ROLAND EMMERICH!
A lush adventure awaits us also in Roland Emmerich produced animated movie LOST AMAZON set for 2018 release. The story of the movie is set a long, long, long time ago somewhere deep in the Amazon Jungle and centres on Yano, son of the village chief, who is desperate to prove to his father that he can be a warrior. While he is often the laughing stock of the village, he and his spirit animal (the poisonous dart frog Fred whose venom makes the victims skin sprout instantly with wild tufts of hair) find themselves suddenly responsible for saving all the warriors of the tribe and the entire Amazon Forest when they are kidnapped by aliens. Yano's team will also include the village tomboy Ayira and her sidekick capybara, Capo, Nana (the Fred loving piranha) and a devious monkey Rupert!

'THE SON OF BIGFOOT'
FRENCH ENGLISH LG ANIMATION
Meanwhile, French and Belgian animated movie shot in English language THE SON OF BIGFOOT will arrive this August  following  teenage outsider Adam who sets out on an epic quest to uncover the mystery behind his long lost dad, only to find out that he is none other than the legendary Bigfoot! He has been hiding deep in the forest for years to protect himself and his family from HairCo., a giant corporation eager to run scientific experiments with his special DNA. As father and son start making up for lost time after the boy's initial disbelief, Adam soon discovers that he too is gifted with superpowers beyond his imagination. But little do they know, HairCo. is on their tail as Adam's traces have led them to Bigfoot!

20 comments:

  1. A pack full of goodies! Looks like lots of fun ahead! Thanks for sharing Dez!

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    1. hope we get trailers for some of them soon

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  2. Lots of fun goodies here today. But you know, my girls need a swift kick in the butt. It's like pulling teeth to get them to watch animated movies with me anymore. The last one they willingly watched as Moana. I had to almost force them to sit down and watch Storks with me. Today was a flat out NO when I asked if they wanted to watch Lego Batman. Granted, the Lego Movie wasn't our favorite, but Batman was hilarious in it. *sigh* I'll just have to wait for grandkids to share my excitement in animated film cause my kids clearly suck these days :(

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    1. I thought lil' Alie would still be willing to watch them :) Good luck with waiting for grandkids :)

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    2. She's more into Fail Army on YouTube these days. However, sometimes she'll complain about watching a movie with me, but once she gets to watching, I hear her giggling through the movies. She's just in that weird teen girl phase where she wants to act like she's too grown up to enjoy animated film. I think when Mariah heads off to college this fall, she'll be my baby again and stop putting up a fight every time I suggest a film.

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    3. use her while you can, she will be off to college herself in no time

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  3. Ferdinand the bull! Nice movies. My niece would love these!

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  4. Thing is, even when Lost Amazon is set in an interesting environment, the story has been told a thousand times already!

    -Kati
    Almost Stylish

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    1. that is always the case with animated flicks

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  5. wow, some great shows! FERDINAND looks cute, and I like the sound of STONE RUNNER

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    1. Ferdinand was one of my big faves when I was a kid!

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  6. Looks like there are going to be quite a few interesting new movies for the kids.

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  7. All those movies look soooooo interesting. What should I watch first? I'm lucky that my kids are still big fans of animated movies :)

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  8. A good alternate title for the first one could be; "Jonathan Livingston Seabull."

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  9. So excited to see Ferdinand poster. It had been moving around in movie dates for a bit. Started to wonder if it would end up in trouble like that Dreamworks Shadow movie that fell in development hell. Thankfully that doesn't seem to be the case.

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    1. Hope we get a trailer soon. So many animated movies go off the radar during production.

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