The inevitable My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic theatrical release is coming June 16…kind of.
My Little Pony: Equestria Girls, directed by series veteran Jayson Thiessen, begins a limited release June 16 (after a premiere at the L.A. Film Festival on June 15). It is uncertain whether a full release will ever happen. Check the film's website to see if there's a showing near you.
This is definitely one for Crossaffliction’s proposed MST3K for bad anthropomorphic movies. Ehrbar reviews Foodfight! as, “It is truly one of the worst animated films ever made.” That is evident from the 1’44” trailer alone, which is included in the AS review.
So the camel can talk. Can he fly?
Have you ever heard of Kamlu ...Happy Happy, a 3D CGI Hollywood-Bollywood co-production directed by Govind Nihalani that will be released on November 2? In India, anyway, in Hindi. Produced by Krayon Pictures, the same studio that made Delhi Safari, in fact.
This English-language trailer shows it to be a children’s fantasy about a young talking camel who wants to fly, who gets mixed up with a human princess, an enigmatic magician, lots of villains, and so on. Will it play in America? I’m sure the Bollywood producers hope so.
The Cartoon Brew website has posted this animated trailer for Armello, an Australian anthropomorphic “digital card & board game ‘of swashbuckling, character-based high adventure, set in a fairy-tale animal kingdom’” which “should be released in 2013.”
The trailer is by Melbourne-based 12 Field.
We found this, once again, thanks to our friends over at CartoonBrew.com: An independent game development crew from Australia known as The League of Geeks have announced their first game, Armello. Described as a “natively-digital card and board game set in a fairy-tale animal kingdom”, it’s scheduled to be released for tablet devices in 2013. In the meantime though, the League of Geeks collaborated with the Melbourne-based animation house known as 12 Field to create an animated teaser trailer for the game. Check this thing out on Cartoon Brew, or visit the Armello web site to get updates about the game’s development and release.
The Cartoon Brew website has posted the trailer for the forthcoming French animated feature, The Day of the Crows/Le Jour des Corneilles, directed by Jean-Christophe Dessaint, to be released on 24 October.
The synopsis says nothing about it being an anthropomorphic feature, but the end of the 1:56 minute trailer (at 1:31) shows brief glimpses of animal-headed people in the forest – a tiger-man, a lynx-man, a horse-man, a frog-man, a deer-woman - “the ghosts haunting the forest”? The film reportedly received a standing ovation at the 2012 Annecy Festival.
Going by the trailer in French, this animated cartoon feature does not have enough anthropomorphic scenes to be called an anthropomorphic feature, except by very diehard fans – but, as I always say, watch the trailer and decide for yourself. Nothing is said about a forthcoming English-language release.
I thought that after a nuclear World War III destroyed all other life on Earth, it was supposed to be only the cockroaches that survived? Instead, Exoids says that it will be slugs (and other bugs?). Gus Nitrous, a kick-ass, stogie-chomping slug Mad Max that takes no prisoners, in this 5+ minute CGI trailer for … a movie? A video game? A TV series? Director Aristomenis Tsirbas’ doesn’t say yet what Exoids will be, except that it will be violent!
His eyes are supposed to be on those stalks, stupid! [Thanks, Cartoon Brew.]
2013 looks like a good year for anthro gastropods. There are Blue Sky’s (20th-Century Fox) Epic, due next May 24; PDI’s (DreamWorks) Turbo, about the world’s speediest snail, due next July 19; and now Gnomon Studios’ Exoids.
Are self-aware robots anthropomorphic? Never mind; this two-minute invade ALL OF THE humans!!! starring Calculord 3 and Px Micron, two small robot toys (they run on AA batteries) who plan to take over the world, is very funny. Move over, Brain; you have competition!
The Cartoon Brew presents a trailer for Saving Sally, a Filipino feature-in-progress by Avid Liongoren. The two-years-in-progress feature combines live-action footage, cartoon animation, matte paintings, and motion graphics.
As far as the plot can be made out from this one-minute trailer (three Vimeo trailers, in fact), Sally is a live-action college student whose boyfriend is a nerdy amateur comic-book artist. The comic-book drawings come to life, and the anthropomorphic monster falls in love with Sally and won’t stop following her around. As the feature progresses, Sally herself starts switching back and forth between live-action and very surrealistic animation in which she identifies more and more with the monsters.
It’s a very original take on anthropomorphism. Saving Sally may or may not get finished, and it may or may not get to the U.S., so don’t miss this trailer. The Cartoon Brew is chock-full of animation, which is all fascinating even when it is not about anthropomorphic animation.
The Brew's readers make a lot of comparisons to FernGully. Opens May 2013.
Our friends at Cartoon Brew have a link to the first trailer for the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV series, premiering this fall on Nickelodeon. This new CGI series (similar to the TMNT feature from 2007) features the voices of Jason Biggs (American Pie) as Leonardo, Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings) as Raphael, Rob Paulsen (Animaniacs) as Donatello, and Greg Cipes (Teen Titans) as Michelangelo. “Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles chronicles the adventures of the teenage turtle brothers as they emerge from their hidden lair in the sewers for the very first time. Ready to confront the wondrous and hostile world of New York City, they face enemies more dangerous and pizza more delicious than anything they could have ever imagined.” The trailer premiered on Nickelodeon last Saturday.
A werebat. A werewolf. Anthropomorphic monsters galore. Sony Animation's Hotel Transvlvania, due out in the U.S. on September 28 (a considerably different trailer was released in Russia in March), seems like a feature that Flayrah's readers should enjoy.