When it comes to the animated film industry, Pixar and Dreamworks are considered the big dogs. But, thanks to the recent success of Spiderman: Into the Spidey Verse and The Mitchells vs. the Machines, Sony Animations is quickly building a reputation for the next animation house to produce sure-fire hits. Yeah, we know Wish Dragon missed the mark, but after seeing the first trailer for their new film Vivo, there is a lot to be optimistic about.
The original Space Jam is one of my favourite movies of all time largely down to the fact that it saw simply mind-blowing to see the Looney Toons team up with one of the best basketball players of all time. Fast forward almost 20 years, and then it's happening again with a much-anticipated sequel that sees yet another Basketball legend/Looney Toons team-up. So is this a new MVP? Or another bench warmer? Here's the roundup:
With Illumination Entertainment working on a new Minions and that yet to be revealed Mario film, it would have been easy for their follow up to the surprise hit Sing to get lost in the shuffle. Sing 2 is still on track for a Christmas release, but to keep hype growing, we got a brand new trailer yesterday (a whopping three minutes and thirty-eight second in length trailer) 6 months in advance.
There is no question that Sony Pictures Animation is on a roll these 2 years after copping two Oscar wins (for 2018’s feature Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and 2019’s short Hair Love). Not resting on their laurels, the studio was already hard at work on a new interesting project called Wish Dragon which sees them, partner, up with China’s Base Animation. With the famous Jackie Chan also having a hand in production, it was indeed a project that piques the curiosity, but does it live up to its potential? Or is it so bad we will be wishing it was never made? Here's the roundup:
Averaging 2 films a year, Pixar is arguably the hardest working animation studio on the planet right now, and with the successful premiere of Soul, all eyes now turn to their next work in the pipeline, Luca. All of Pixar's films are beautiful to look and this one is no different, but will we fall in love with their latest project or is it another Summer fling? Here's the review roundup:
HE-MAN and the Masters of the Universe is older than I am, but I still grew up catching some of his many bouts against the devilish Skeletor back in the day. During their 'Geek Week', Netflix released the first trailer for its up and coming He-Man animated series, titled Masters of the Universe: Revelation. The premiere is set to debut on the streamer on Friday, July 23, 2021.
Hey I am Marlon Mcfarlane the writer here at Blue Crescent Studio & a longtime lover of all things Animation & Gaming.