Category: Animation

Today, Disney+ revealed the official trailer for “Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life” premiering Wednesday, July 28. Comprised of three seven-minute stories, each episode follows two tiny troublemakers, Chip and Dale, trying to live the good life in a big city park while having giant-sized, sky-high adventures. Nervous worrier Chip and laid-back dreamer Dale make the perfect odd couple: they’re best buddies and they drive each other nuts. In their perpetual pursuit of acorns, these ultimate underdogs are joined by Pluto, Butch and other iconic Disney characters as they face down bullies great and small.
 
Filled with laugh-out-loud cartoon comedy, wacky adventures and heartfelt storytelling, the 12-episode series will debut new episodes weekly on Disney+.
 
“Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life” is produced by Xilam Animation with Marc du Pontavice as Executive Producer/Producer and Jean Cayrol as Director. Vincent Artaud serves as the series composer.

Madman Anime Group is pleased to announce Hayao Miyazaki’s Oscar®-winning masterpiece, Spirited Away, will return to cinemas across Australia from July 22nd, in celebration of its 20th anniversary.

The biggest box office hit of all time in Japan (surpassed only recently by Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train), Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away helped redefine the possibilities of animation for Western audiences and a generation of new filmmakers. Combining Japanese mythology with Alice in Wonderland-type whimsy, Spirited Away cemented Miyazaki’s reputation as an icon of animation and storytelling.

First released in 2001, Spirited Away is a dazzling masterpiece from one of the most celebrated filmmakers in the history of animation. Since its release, the film has gone on to win multiple awards including Best Animation of the Year at the 2002 Tokyo Anime Awards, Best Animated Film at the 2002 New York Film Critics Circle Awards and Best Animated Feature at the 2003 Academy Awards, among several others.

To further commemorate the 20th Anniversary celebrations, a limited run of 20th Anniversary ‘No-Face’ Pins will be available* on opening day at participating locations.

For more information and cinema locations please visit: spiritedaway.com.au

At Anime Expo Lite, Disney+ announced the names of the seven Japanese anime studios bringing their unique talent and perspective to “Star Wars: Visions” – a collection of animated short films from Lucasfilm that will stream exclusively on Disney+ – and offered fans an exciting special look.

The anime studios revealed were Kamikaze Douga, Geno Studio (Twin Engine), Studio Colorido (Twin Engine), Trigger, Kinema Citrus, Science Saru, and Production IG. Each studio will use their signature animation and storytelling styles to realise their own visions of the galaxy far, far away. 

Lucasfilm’s Jacqui Lopez (Executive Producer), James Waugh (Executive Producer), Josh Rimes (Executive Producer), and Qubic Pictures’ Justin Leach (Co-Executive Producer) and Kanako Shirasaki (Producer) were on hand at the event to reveal each studio and give fans a special look at the environment and concept art as they debuted the title and first details of each short.

Kamikaze Douga – The Duel 
Geno Studio (Twin Engine) – Lop and Ochō
Studio Colorido (Twin Engine) – Tatooine Rhapsody
Trigger – The Twins
Trigger – The Elder
Kinema Citrus – The Village Bride
Science Saru – Akakiri
Science Saru – T0-B1
Production IG – The Ninth Jedi

As a first formal venture into anime, each “Star Wars: Visions” short bears a unique Japanese sensibility, which in many ways aligns with the tone and spirit of Star Wars storytelling. From the beginning, stories told in the Star Wars galaxy have counted Japanese mythology and the films of Akira Kurosawa among their many influences, and these new visions will further explore that cultural heritage through the unique animation style and perspective of each anime studio. 

All episodes of “Star Wars: Visions” will be released on Disney+ September 22, 2021. 

Today, Disney+ announced “The Good, The Bart, and The Loki,” a new Marvel-themed short from “The Simpsons” premiering Wednesday, July 7. In the new short coming exclusively to Disney+, Loki is banished from Asgard once again and must face his toughest opponents yet: the Simpsons and Springfield’s mightiest heroes. The God of Mischief teams up with Bart Simpson in the ultimate crossover event paying tribute to the Marvel Cinematic Universe of Super Heroes and villains.
 
Tom Hiddleston returns as the voice of Loki in the new animated short. The God of Mischief will be seen alongside many fan-favourite characters from “The Simpsons.”
 
Key art for “The Good, The Bart, and The Loki,” inspired by the poster for Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Endgame,” is now available.
 
“The Good, The Bart, and The Loki” is the second in a series of Disney+ shorts from “The Simpsons” that highlight the service’s marquee brands and titles. The previously released Star Wars-themed short “Maggie Simpson in ‘The Force Awakens from Its Nap’” is now streaming on Disney+.
 
New episodes of Marvel Studios’ original series “Loki” stream Wednesdays on Disney+.

Summary: An intelligent 15-year-old high school student is unexpectedly transferred to a boarding school where he opens a portal of monsters from another dimension.

Year: 2020

Cinema Release Dates: 24th June 2021 (Australia)

VOD Release Dates: 12th April 2021 (UK)

Country: Mexico, UK, Canada

Director: Leopoldo Aguilar

Screenwriter: Bob Barlen, Cal Brunker

Cast: Jamie Bell (Danny (voice)), Dimsy Dohanji (John-Turd (voice)), Ruby Rose (Liz (voice))

Running Time: 85 mins

Classification: PG (Australia), PG (UK), PG (USA)

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Summary:  Thomas and Bea are now married and living with Peter and his rabbit family. Bored of life in the garden, Peter goes to the big city, where he meets shady characters and ends up creating chaos for the whole family.

Year: 2021

Cinema Release Dates: 25th March 2021 (Australia), 7th October 2021 (Thailand), 17th May 2021 (UK), 11th June 2021 (USA)

VOD Release Dates: TBA

Country: Australia, India, USA, UK, Canada

Director: Will Gluck

Screenwriter: Will Gluck, Patrick Burleigh

Cast: Stewart Alves (Mr. Tod (voice)), Jack Andrew (JW Rooster III (voice)), Hayley Atwell (Mittens (voice)), Jack Batchelor (Farmer Busby), Owen Beamond (Liam), Alex Blias (Hardware Clerk – Phil), Rose Byrne (Bea), Nigel Cooke (Marvin Stewart), James Corden (Peter Rabbit (voice)), Elizabeth Debicki (Mopsy (voice)), Rupert Degas (Samuel Whiskers/Little Pig Robinson/Trainer von Stauffenmouse/Kennedy St Squirrel (voice)), Simon Edds (Cheese Monger Pemberly), Andy Gatherwood (Mail Carrier – Matthias), Domhnall Gleeson (Mr Thomas McGregor), Alexandra Gluck (T. Whinosaurus Lex), Taryn Gluck (Boney Suarez), Tom Golding (Carlos), Lily Hall (Amelia), Isla Hawkins (Baby McGregor), Damon Herriman (Tom Kitten (voice)), Aimee Horne (Cotton-tail (voice)),Lennie James (Barnabas (voice)), Buckminster Kerfuffle (Tweedy Fantastic IV), Lance Kerfuffle (Sir Tweedy Fantastic III), Dave Lawson (Hardware Clerk – Chris), Ewen Leslie (Pigling Bland (voice)), Eliza Logan (Farmer Near Sawrey), Callum Macgowan (William Pemberly), Tim Minchin (Busker K. Bushy Esq.), Colin Moody (Benjamin Bunny (voice)), Sam Neil (Tommy Brock (voice)), Matt Newport (Farmer Far Sawrey), David Oyelowo (Nigel Basil-Jones), Harold Peek (Farmer Brown), Will Reichelt (JW Rooster II (voice)), Margot Robbie (Flopsy/The Narrator (voice)), Sia (Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle (voice)), Shona Tough (Mail Carrier – Moira), David Wenham (Johnny Town-Mouse (voice)), Faizan Munawar Varya (Ray Rabbie), Connor Van Vuuren (Dungaree McGee), Matt Villa (Feix D’eer (voice)), Chaka Yasumura (Sara Nakamoto)

Running Time: 93 mins

Classification: G (Australia), U (UK), PG (Australia)

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Disney+ revealed the opening title sequence and key art for the original series “Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life,” now premiering Wednesday, 28 July. Comprised of three seven-minute stories, each episode follows two tiny troublemakers, Chip and Dale, trying to live the good life in a big city park while having giant-sized, sky-high adventures. Nervous worrier Chip and laid-back dreamer Dale make the perfect odd couple: they’re best buddies and they drive each other nuts. In their perpetual pursuit of acorns, these ultimate underdogs are joined by Pluto, Butch and other iconic Disney characters as they face down bullies great and small.

Filled with laugh-out-loud cartoon comedy, wacky adventures and heartfelt storytelling, the 12-episode series will debut new episodes weekly on Disney+.

“Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life” is produced by Xilam Animation with Marc du Pontavice as Executive Producer/Producer and Jean Cayrol as Director. Vincent Artaud serves as the series composer.

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Featuring the vocal talents of Ruby Rose and Jamie Bell Cranston Academy: Monster Zone hits cinemas on June 24th and thanks to Rialto Distribution we have same family passes to the film to giveaway.

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Disney+ announced its highly anticipated animated series “Monsters at Work” will now begin streaming July 7, with new episodes dropping every Wednesday.  Additionally, the official trailer was revealed.

“Monsters at Work” takes place the day after the Monsters, Incorporated power plant started harvesting the laughter of children to fuel the city of Monstropolis, thanks to Mike and Sulley’s discovery that laughter generates ten times more energy than screams.

It follows the story of Tylor Tuskmon, an eager young monster who graduated top of his class at Monsters University and always dreamed of becoming a Scarer until he lands a job at Monsters, Incorporated, and discovers that scaring is out and laughter is in. After Tylor is temporarily reassigned to the Monsters, Inc. Facilities Team (MIFT), he must work alongside a misfit bunch of mechanics while setting his sights on becoming a Jokester.

Produced by Disney Television Animation and inspired by the world of Disney and Pixar’s Academy Award-winning “Monsters, Inc.,” the series introduces new monster characters alongside returning favorites. Ben Feldman stars as the voice of Tylor Tuskmon, alongside other new cast members including Mindy Kaling as Val Little, Henry Winkler as Fritz, Lucas Neff as Duncan and Alanna Ubach as Cutter. Billy Crystal and John Goodman reprise their beloved roles as Mike Wazowski and James P. “Sulley” Sullivan.

“Monsters at Work” was developed and is executive produced by Disney animation veteran Bobs Gannaway (“Mickey Mouse Clubhouse,” “Planes: Fire & Rescue”). Sean Lurie (“Inner Workings”) is producer, and Kat Good (“Big Hero 6 The Series”) and Steve Anderson (“Meet the Robinsons”) serve as supervising directors. The late Rob Gibbs (“Monsters, Inc.”) also served as director on some of the earlier episodes.