It’s December 1st, and that can mean only one thing: time to hand out awards! As we get closer to the end of the year, the more substantial the awards being handed out and announced are, but for animators, and those that produce animated works, the biggest prize of their art form is The Annie. The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood’s Annie Awards will be handed out for the 42nd year on January 31, 2015 at UCLA’s Royce Hall, and whether you’re interested in either film or TV production, this year has produced a very competitive race for the best in animation. So who all is up for Annies’ glory, and who is likely to start the year 2015 listening to “We are the Champions” on repeat? Read on. (more…)
How To Train Your Dragon 2
For those who don’t know, How To Train Your Dragon was actually a damn fine animated film that surprised the heck out of me. Solid action, actual heart and gorgeous visuals, it’s still head-and-shoulders above most animated fare. Not surprisingly, many people are ready for the sequel. Even full grown men like myself who shouldn’t be so giddy for an animated film.
Well, a new trailer for How To Train Your Dragon 2 is here and it promises just as much excitement, adventure and fire-breathing fun as the first one.
Dreamworks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon 2 trailer is roaring its way across the Internet today. Hiccup and Toothless are back in the air causing as much mischief as only they can. Will it be as surprisingly successful as the first? (more…)
The latest word out of the Dreamworks Animation panel at SDCC 2013 has three new stars joining the How to Train Your Dragon 2 cast and we’ve also got our first look an exclusive poster by Drew Struzan (Don’t know who he is?). If you’re lucky enough to be walking around at SDCC, you can track down Struzan at his signing later today and snag a signed poster for your wall.
Who’s joined the cast you ask? Well let’s start off with Game of Thrones‘ Kit Harrington. Now Jon Snow might know nothing, but Harrington’s HTTYD2 character, Eret, the cocky dragon trapper with a London accent sure does.
Then there’s Djimon Honsou :
Honsou will be playing an as yet unnamed, or just unannounced, character who is training the captured dragons and turning those dragons into an army.
Cate Blanchett is up next, she will be voicing Valka, described as: “a stealthy vigilante type set on rescuing as many of the dragons as possible.”
Early word out of the panel is that the footage shown was fantastic. The first movie was a real money-making success for Dreamworks and so far all the buzz about the follow-up is very positive. When we get our hands on the footage shown at the panel, we’ll bring it to you here.
Via: Bleeding Cool
DreamWorks Animation has released a teaser trailer for the follow-up to their 2010 mega hit How to Train Your Dragon. It’s a quick look at How to Train Your Dragon 2 voiced by Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller and Kristen Wiig.
Take a look and let us know what you think in the comments section below. The movie hits theater screen next summer on June 20th, 2014.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 Synopsis:
The thrilling second chapter of the epic “How to Train Your Dragon” trilogy brings back the fantastical world of Hiccup and Toothless five years later. While Astrid, Snoutlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island’s new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.
Via: Coming Soon