First Full Trailer for Toy Story 4 Debuts

Disney and Pixar have released the first full trailer for Toy Story 4 giving us our best look yet at the new film, and the adventure that Woody and friends find themselves in. In this installment, Woody attempts to convince Forky, a spork-turned-toy made by their new child, Bonnie, that he’s there to help Bonnie make happy memories. After being separated, the two have to find their way back, encountering friends, new and old, on the way.

Toy Story 4 looks set to be yet another huge film for Pixar, and could be one of the Summer’s biggest hits when it hits theaters on June 21st.

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Marvel Developing What If? Animated Anthology Series

According to /Film, Marvel Studios is developing an animated anthology series based on the Marvel What If? series of comics for Disney+. Kevin Feige will produce the series, though it will obviously not be set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, though the report speculates several actors could lend their voices to the series, reprising their roles from the MCU.

The Marvel What If? series re-imagines key events in Marvel History, rewriting them to speculate what could happen if certain details changed, though it’s currently unknown which stories are being adapted. Expect more information soon, as it develops.

Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Trailer Now Online

Warner Bros. Animation has shared the first official trailer for the upcoming crossover animated film, Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The trailer gives us an idea of the story, based on the comic by James Tynion IV and Freddie Williams II. The film boasts an incredible roster of heroes and villains, with both heroes’ bevy of rogue’s making an appearance, with an all-star voice cast to boot.

Check out the announcement post for more information on the massive cast, with Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hitting shelves on March 31st.

First Look at Sonic The Hedgehog

It looks as if the agency Hamagami/Carroll Inc. have given us our first look at how Sonic the Hedgehog appears in his upcoming live-action adaptation. While his design is a bit reminiscent of the newer Detective Pikachu designs, he doesn’t quite have the “wow” factor that many of these characters shoot for.

His gloves are gone in favor of white fur, and his face has little to none of Sonic’s trademark attitude. You can hit the jump for more of his appearance, and a few choice bullet points explaining his personality as “chill & likable,” yet also “mischievous but not malicious.”

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Scooby-Doo Animated Film Begins Casting

The upcoming big-budget Scooby-Doo animated film is making waves this morning. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Warner Bros.’ animated feature has cast Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth), Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin), Tracy Morgan (30 Rock), and Frank Welker (Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!).

Welker is returning to voice the titular Great Dane, with Forte bringing his best friend Shaggy Rogers to life. Rodriguez will voice Velma Dinkley, with Tracy Morgan surprisingly playing Captain Caveman. The film will see Mystery Inc. partner with other members of the Hanna Barbera universe to stop Dick Dastardly and his latest evil plot.

First Trailer For Cartoon Network’s DC Super Hero Girls

Cartoon Network and DC Entertainment have shared the first trailer for the upcoming animated series, DC Super Hero Girls, premiering on March 8th. The series follows the adventures of Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Supergirl, and their colorful cast of fellow heroes and villains.

Saving the day is super easy when you’re a Super Hero. But stopping evil in its tracks while keeping up grades and managing a social life, all before curfew? Ugh. That’s, like, super tough. DC Super Hero Girls are more than crime-fighting besties, they’re a diverse group of dedicated super-teens! Working together, they fight the battles of Metropolis and the battles of growing, up all at the same time. Always discovering new ways to control their powers and abilities, these awesome girls are quickly learning (sometimes the hard way) how to deal with the super challenges of being a teenage Super Hero. We all have the power to make a difference. Just make sure to use it for good or you’ll find yourself up against those tenacious teens, the DC Super Hero Girls.

Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Announced

SYFY has revealed that Warner Bros. Animation is working on a fantastic new crossover film, Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which will see the Caped Crusader come to blows with the Half-shell Heroes via trans-dimensional portal.

Based on the comic series by James Tynion IV and Freddie Williams II, the film will star Troy Baker (Batman: Arkham Origins) pulling double-duty as Batman and The Joker, Darren Criss (The Assassination of Gianni Versace) as Raphael, Kyle Mooney (Saturday Night Live) as Michelangelo, Baron Vaughn (Grace and Frankie) as Donatello, and Eric Bauza (The Woody Woodpecker Show) as Leonardo.

They join Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) as Batgirl, Tom Kenny (Spongebob Squarepants) as The Penguin, John DiMaggio (Adventure Time) as Mr. Freeze, Tara Strong (The Powerpuff Girls) as Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, Carlos Alazraqui (Reno 911!) as Bane, and Cas Anvar (The Expanse) as Ra’s al Ghul.

First Trailer for Frozen II Now Online

Disney dropped quite the bombshell this morning with the first official trailer for Frozen II releasing online. The sequel to the biggest animated film of all time looks like a completely different movie tonally from the first, with epic music and sequences accompanying some of the most gorgeous visuals we’ve ever seen from Disney.

While the plot remains a secret, expect to learn more as the months pass and we get closer to the films release on November 22nd.

Marvel Partners With Hulu for Multiple Series

It would seem that Marvel Studios and Hulu’s partnership for The Runaways isn’t quite finished yet, as the two have announced a partnership for four new animated series, and a standalone special.
The streaming service has ordered animated series adaptations for M.O.D.O.K., Hit-Monkey, The Tigra & Dazzler Show and Howard the Duck, as well as the special The Offenders, which will bring all of these heroes together for a team-up mission in the same vein as The Avengers.

Quite the ridiculous premise seems to be ahead for these four, but with a fun twist on the characters and the eventual team-up to be had in the future, this is a promising endeavor. There is currently no release date for any of the specials.

Disney Reveals Special Look at Aladdin

Disney has released a special look at the upcoming live-action adaptation of their animated classic, Aladdin, giving us our first look at Will Smith’s giant blue Genie in action for the first time. While the CG is still a little rough, it’s clear there’s much more work to be done. It looks like Disney’s Aladdin is going to be cutting it close come release day when all is said and done.

A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, “Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future. Directed by Guy Ritchie, who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, “Aladdin” is written by John August and Ritchie based on Disney’s “Aladdin.”

Aladdin hits theaters on May 24th.

DC Super Pets Animated Movie Announced

After the success that was Teen Titans GO! To The Movies, The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Warner Bros. Animation is doubling down on its ridiculous animated films, with the announcement of DC Super Pets, set for release on May 21st, 2021.

DC Super Pets is from directors Sam Levine and Jared Stern and will follow the misadventures of Krypto, Ace the Bathound, and Streaky the Supercat, with inspiration from DC’s Legion of the SuperPets. It’s likely that other Super Pets will appear, as well.

Disney Reveals Pixar’s Onward for 2020

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Disney has revealed a new, upcoming project from powerhouse animation studio, Pixar, with Onward, set for release on March 6th, 2020. Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, and Octavia Spencer have all been announced for the film, with the first description coming in alongside the casting.

Set in a suburban fantasy world, Disney•Pixar’s “Onward” introduces two teenage elf brothers who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there. “At Pixar we try to create stories that come from some kind of personal truth,” said [director Dan] Scanlon (Monsters University). “This film was inspired by my own relationship with my brother.”

The Lego Movie 2 Releases Short – Emmet’s Holiday Party

Warner Bros. has released a new short for the upcoming The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. The new short is holiday-themed with Emmet (Chris Pratt) planning a massive holiday party that can ominously be seen “from space.”

In the end, the lovable builder brings together all of Apocalypsburg. The short features plenty of the humor that made the first film so fantastic, and does a great job of building hype for its sequel, which hits theaters on February 8th, 2019.

First Look at Carmen Sandiego Reboot Revealed

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After what seems like ages since its initial reveal, Entertainment Weekly has given us our first look at the upcoming animated series for Carmen Sandiego, starring Gina Rodriguez (Jane The Virgin) as the voice of the titular criminal. According to the reveal, the 20-episode series will be split between the present, and Carmen’s past into shaping her into the master thief she’s known as.

It’s nice to see that the interesting visual style presented in the teaser image has carried through to the show, as it was unique and looks incredibly fun. Hit the jump to check out a few additional images from the series. Carmen Sandiego hits Netflix on January 18th, 2019.

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The World of Roald Dahl Headed to Netflix

Netflix is in the midst of a busy time, with announcements coming left and right, including the new addition of The World of Roald Dahl. The announcement reveals a new animated series featuring many of Roald Dahl’s most iconic works, with the intent to bring their messages to as many children across the world as possible.

“Our mission, which is purposefully lofty, is for as many children as possible around the world to experience the unique magic and positive message of Roald Dahl’s stories,” Felicity Dahl, Roald Dahl’s widow, said in a press release. “This partnership with Netflix marks a significant move toward making that possible and is an incredibly exciting new chapter for the Roald Dahl Story Company. Roald would, I know, be thrilled.”

Included works are Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, The Twits, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, George’s Marvellous Medicine, Boy – Tales of Childhood, Going Solo, The Enormous Crocodile, The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, Henry Sugar, Billy and the Minpins, The Magic Finger, Esio Trot, Dirty Beasts, and Rhyme Stew.