Looks like the accommodations at Hotel Transylvania may not have been up to snuff for Miley Cyrus. A rep for Sony Pictures has confirmed to EW that the singer is no longer set to voice Mavis, the daughter of Dracula (Adam Sandler), in the Sony Picture Animation production. The studio had no comment on why Cyrus was leaving the film, and Cyrus’ rep did not immediately return a request seeking comment. (E! Online first reported the departure.) READ FULL STORY »
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Rango, the animated film starring Johnny Depp as a fibbing lizard charged with saving a wild West town, won four trophies at the 10th annual Visual Effects Society Awards last night in Beverly Hills. The CG adventure won for Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature Motion Picture, Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature Motion Picture, Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature Motion Picture, and Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in an Animated Feature Motion Picture.
Hugo, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Transformers: Dark of the Moon all won two awards in the movies categories, while Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones also went home with a pair of awards each for TV. Stan Lee received the Lifetime Achievement Award and visual-effects pioneer Douglas Trumbull received the Georges Méliès Award at the show, which was hosted by Patton Oswalt. Click below for all the winners. READ FULL STORY »
Beginning Friday, audiences who go to see Journey 2: The Mysterious Island will be treated to a new original Looney Tunes adventure starring Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd. In Daffy’s Rhapsody, Fudd heads to the theater dressed in a tuxedo but his night is turned upside down when his primal instincts take over at the sight of one certain expectorating duck. The short — which will play in 2-D and 3-D depending on the theater’s format — was inspired by an old Mel Blanc song, and director Matthew O’Callaghan (Curious George) had to craft a story to support the original recording. “‘Daffy Rhapsody’ was originally recorded in the early 1950s as part of a kids’ album,” says O’Callaghan, who has directed several Looney Tunes shorts, including the Sylvester and Tweety mini that recently played before Happy Feet 2. “But it was never animated.” Click below for an exclusive image: READ FULL STORY »
What happens to video-game characters after people stop playing with them? That’s the enchanting notion behind Walt Disney Animation’s Wreck-It Ralph, about the villain of a Donkey Kong-esque video game (voiced by John C. Reilly) who longs to prove that he’s actually a good guy.
To do that, he must escape his own game and travel through his arcade to other games to prove his worth, and EW has an exclusive first look at the concept art for three of the faux video games in the computer-animated film. Check them out below: READ FULL STORY »
Monty Python alum Terry Jones talks getting the gang (and Robin Williams) together for 'Absolutely Anything'
What made this time right for the cinematic coming-together of the Monty Python comedy troupe for the first time in 16 years? “I just like having friends around,” says Terry Jones, the Python vet who is directing John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, and presumably Eric Idle (though that deal has not been inked yet) for the upcoming Absolutely Anything. EW spoke with Jones and producer Chris Chesser about the film, which centers on a pack of aliens who grant absolute power to an unwitting Englishman then sit back and watch what havoc he wreaks.
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