My family has been a fan of the “Ice Age” movies since they first came out, but none of us think of the animated prehistoric adventures as educational. That would be dangerous, considering how blatantly the films have disregarded the basic timeline of evolution.
The movies, particularly 2009’s “Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs,” are riddled with scientific inaccuracies — and you don’t have to be an aspiring paleontologist to… Continue reading 'Ice Age 4': How Accurate Is The Animated Flick?
UPDATED: Animated series writers are protesting a decision by the Television Academy to allow NBC’s Community to compete for Emmys in animated categories, arguing that they should be allowed similar cross-genre privileges.
Community made it onto the Emmy nomination ballot in several categories, including best animated program — along with 33 entries from full-time animated shows. The episode, “Digital Estate Planning,” features the cast rendered into 8-bit characters to… Continue reading ‘Family Guy,’ ‘Simpsons’ writers protest ‘Community’ animated episode on Emmy ballot, want ‘same rights’
I haaaaaave the powerrrrrrr!
Community is coming back on March 15, but it’s also sort of coming back on March 7. I’ll explain. At the comedy’s PaleyFest panel last night, the cast of Community announced that it will be starring in three animated shorts that will be available exclusively online.
Each short will be about two minutes long, and they’ll air on consecutive days starting next Wednesday on Hulu and NBC.com. Titled… Continue reading Community Is Getting Animated for a Three-Part Web Series
I don’t generally watch clips, let alone post them, for upcoming films. I somewhat dislike the practice of releasing full-blown scenes of upcoming films, as it’s purely spoiler material, plain and simple. But I will make an exception, as posting the above clip gives me the opportunity to rant about something that came to mind about a month ago while I was on a Disney Cruise with the wife and… Continue reading "Girl Power" Animated Films Used to Be No Big Deal
Khalil Gibran’s best known fictional work “The Prophet” is being adapted for the big screen in a new production that will involve collaborations across many borders. In this adaptation, each of the 89-year old classic’s chapters will be directed by a different award-winning filmmaker, with Roger Allers (The Lion King) responsible for the connective through-line narrative.
Pre-production is scheduled to begin this month, with Salma Hayek producing… Continue reading Hayek Producing Animated Adaptation of Gibran's The Prophet