Chinese officials have denied the release of Universal’s Despicable Me 2 - wary of US animation taking too much of a slice out of the local box office. This isn’t new - Despicable Me never made a Chinese release - while The Croods was pulled from cinemas across China two-weeks early after domestic animation producers lobbied Chinese watchdog SARFT.
Xan Brooks notes that Smurfs 2 will reach Chinese screens this Summer but the Chinese censor could cut its run short, depending on how the film performs.
College Humour have cooked up an incredibly accurate Daria: The Movie trailer… get set Morgendorffer fans, this is all kinds of cool:
Have you checked out the TERRIFYING trailer for Gravity?!
As Turbo is proving, snails just don’t cut the mustard… and this is not the first time it’s been tried.
In the late seventies Universal’s Lorenzo Music was in the business of developing an animated feature called Simon and Miranda and he, wisely, sought some advice from the best in the business - Disney veteran director and writer Ward Kimball (the man behind Jiminy Cricket.)
When Kimball saw the script he ripped into it… and Cartoon Brew have shared the letters
John, tell your friend, Lorenzo to spend his money on something besides snails. I have a gut feeling that snails are only for the French, who beat them into cardboard and garlic, and NOT, repeat, not for us gardeners of America!
The first look at the record-breaking Veronica Mars film has landed…
Spike Lee has reached out to Kickstarter to raise $1.25 million for his next feature - about “human beings who are addicted to blood. The launch of the campaign gives Lee the chance to be clear about the changes that have come to film-making:
The only way to ensure as an independent filmmaker that your vision is on the screen is when you bring the money to the table. My first feature film was She’s Gotta Have It, shot it in the summer of 1985, 12 days, two six-day weeks, for $175,000. But now, that can’t work.
Do you wish to see Human Beings dealing with each other on a Human Level? How many more explosions with Ear splitting Sound Effects can you take? C’mon People, please get behind this Joint.