Friday, December 23, 2011


Well, in the spirit of Christmas, I think we shall have an animated film day today here at HOLYWOOD SPY :) "MovieWeb" has released first concept art from DreamWorks' new animated film RISE OF THE GUARDIANS for which we saw the first poster last week. The new pic reveals Santa, the Easter Bunny, The Sandman, and the Tooth Fairy
in their secret layer, on the eve of saving the world from an evil demon named Pitch. The story follows the Earth's greatest protectors, including Santa (Alec Baldwin), The Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman), The Tooth Fairy (Isla Fisher), and the Sandman (a silent, monk-like character), who must protect the children of the world from an evil demon named Pitch (Jude Law).

New photos have also been released for Tim Burton's crazy animated tale FRANKENWEENIE, which might not be in the spirit of Christmas, but it's Tim Burton after all :) This stop motion animation,
ready to premiere October 2012 brings a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life
... with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can
be monstrous. The film will be 3D but it is interesting that it will be totally in black and white.

A beautiful new photo has been released for Disney Pixars biggest animated project for next year, epic story BRAVE which should hit cinemas next June. As you already know, this stunningly gorgeous, beautifully coloured film follows a Scottish princess Merida, who is a skilled archer and impetuous girl, who, determined to carve her own
path in life, defies an age-old custom and inadvertently unleashes chaos and fury in the kingdom. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late. Directed by super talented Mark Andrews (RATATOUILLE, JOHN CARTER), the film features a lovely voice cast: Kevin McKidd, Julie Walters, Emma Thompson, Robbie Coltrane...


  1. Just got back from seeing the new Sherlock Holmes movie -- fabulous! Great cast and action-packed every inch of the way!

  2. sorry, Debs, we don't do Downey Jr here at HOLLYWOOD SPY :)

  3. Some great movies! Love the weenie one.

  4. hahaha no RDJ, but why? Your go to hurt the ego of the egotistical clown now..haha

    I HATE Tim Burton's crap now a days, actually hate most of it to begin with. Brave looks great though.

  5. Loving the blog man, keep on posting. Burton's style really took a 180. +followed

  6. Your blog looks beautiful, I love the color green~ ;D

    Brave reminds me of Mulan...which I loved. Weenie one will be interested, Burton always is~

  7. @Clarissa
    glad you like it, Clarissa, no news today since it's Christmas, so I decided to at least post some lovely pictures from upcoming animated films :) But I'm preparing an extremely hot Christmas greeting for tomorrow :)))

    can't stand arrogant pricks like him :)
    You, know, I also think that Burton is getting a bit too obsessed with death and similar morbid things in his animated films. They are always very creative, but he is repeating himself.

  8. @Transcription
    thanks, glad you like the blog :) I will pop over to your place ASAP

    Thanks, my dear, glad you like what I did with the place :) It's my signature lime green colour.
    BRAVE will be amazingly beautiful, I've never seen such shading and such colours on film

  9. Frankenweenie sounds awesome! Also, the pics look cool and I do love stop motion.

  10. Man, just watched Nightmare Before Xmas yesterday, what is Burton thinking? I'ma follow, keep blogging.

  11. ...Burton is always good for the controversial Holiday flik ;)

    Happy Holidays, Dez!


  12. @Libby
    glad you like it, Libby

    thanks for the follow :) I will pop over to your place ASAP

  13. @Elliot
    he must have had some bad holidays as a kid :))
    Happy Holidays to you as well, El

  14. I love all of these movies and can't wait to see them. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas, Dezz. You deserve all the happiness and joy the world can bring you. :) Hugs!

  15. Brave does look very good AND I often tune out when Hollywood does a Scottish accent, cos they usually do it very badly - the accents on these voice actors sound authentic. With the stellar Billy Connolly leading the charge.

  16. Thanks, Melsy, I hope both you and me will recover from bad endings of this year and find more luck and happiness as we turn new pages of our lives in 2012. We need it, we are good people, darling.
    Glad you like the animated flicks. Don't forget to drop by at 6PM NY time if you are free, I will have a naughty greeting for my readers :)

  17. @Michael
    I'm very interested and curious to hear your opinion on this one, Michael, since it is set in your place ;) Do you also speak with a Scottish accent? :)

  18. it reminds me too much on Legend of the Guardians

  19. that was my first impression too. But the story is totally different.

  20. That BRAVE trailer is spectacular. Gave me chills.

  21. Just showed the kids the trailer for BRAVE. They loved it, as I thought they would.

  22. I'm not surprised, Joshy, it is such a lovely film, great animation, amazing colours, brilliant characters, lots of humor, a nice message, the kids will love it, and we will too, can't wait to watch it. I think it will be our HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON for 2012 :)

  23. coool very imprasive