‘Frozen Fever’: Meet The Snowgies, The Frosty Little Characters On March 13

The plot of the short film centers on Anna‘s birthday, in which Elsa and Kristoff both prepare to give her the best birthday. In the middle of things, Elsa gets a cold, which caused her icy powers to do something unexpected.

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The members of the voice cast include Kristen Bell, who will reprise her role as Anna, Idina Menzel as elsa, Jonathan Groff as Kristoff, and Josh Gad as Olaf.

The film is set to be piloted by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, along with Peter Del Vecho and Aimee Scribner as producers. It will be produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and will be distributed by Walt Disney Studios and Motion Pictures.

New lovable characters, which will be called “snowgies“, will be introduced in “Frozen Fever“. They are created as “mini-Olafs” through Elsa’s sneeze. Are they going to replace the “Olaf” the fans have known?

Producer Peter Del Vecho shared his thoughts about these tiny snowmen in Yahoo! Movies.
“We realized we wanted Olaf to remain pure, so quickly it evolved into these fun little snowballs we call ‘snowgies‘ that bring a lot of mischief and fun to the short,” he said.

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Could the snowgies be the ice version of the minions?
As per Inquisitor, the snowgies may resemble the minions since these tiny snowmen have similar appearance and possess high-pitched tiny voices.

“Frozen” was released last November 22, 2013 and it got an estimated domestic gross of $400 million and an estimated foreign gross of $873 million, for an estimated worldwide gross of $1 billion. The film also got two Academy Awards – Best Animated Feature Film of the Year and Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song “Let It Go”.
Frozen Fever” is slated to premiere in theaters and cinemas along with Walt Disney Pictures’ Cinderella on March 13, 2015.

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The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water review – hard-to-beat craziness

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“Come and play with us… ” Bonkers doesn’t even begin to describe the Magic Roundabout levels of strangeness in this freaky slice of surreal slapstick which ventures from the depths of the ocean to the edges of the universe, with nods to Douglas Adams, Sergio Leone, Pirandello, Mad Max and Stanley Kubrick along the way. Having lost the Krusty Krab’s secret recipe following a raid by rival restaurateur Plankton, SpongeBob must travel back and forth in time and space, communing with the Dolphin Guardians of the Galaxy, exploring the psychotronic candyfloss dreamscapes of his mind, and even offering himself as a Wicker Man-style pagan sacrifice to the gods of the “post apocalypse”. The live-action sequences, in which Antonio Banderas chews the pirate scenery, may not live up to the Looney Tunes madness of the cartoons, but for sheer head-scrambling craziness this is hard to beat.

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Paddington is the fastest selling DVD of the year

You wouldn’t think a cute little bear from “the jungles of Peru” could take on the might of The Hunger Games’ Katniss Everdeen, but Paddington bear‘s trounced all opposition in this week’s Official Video Chart.

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The StudioCanal release has smashed the first-week sales record to take the top spot with 423,600 sales. That’s over 100,000 more than former Number 1 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, which shifted 318,000 copies last week.

Starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Bonneville, Paddington not only took the Number 1 spot, it it outsold the rest of the Top 30 combined. This is one bear not to be messed with!

Last week’s chart-topper The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 falls to Number 2 this week, with other previous Number 1s The Imitation Game and Fury land at 3 and 4 respectively.

Tom Hardy movie The Drop is new at Number 5, and there’s a new entry at Number 6 for The Homesman, starring Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank.

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The Disney Night Costumes On ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Were Flawless

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In one of the most-anticipated nights of the season, Dancing With the Stars tackled Disney costumes songs — and they went all out. ABC is an affiliate of the Disney brand, which allowed the show to use licensed material not usually available for this kind of competition-style show. So DWTS took full advantage of what they were offered and it was an amazing production. They brought out live characters like Pluto and Donald Duck, added animated aspects to the live dancing, and created fantastic costumes. The judges’ score paddles even had Mickey Mouse ears!

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With so many amazing characters to choose from, DWTS had quite a Disney display. Hercules, Alice in Wonderland, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and more were utilized by various couples as they competed for the Mirrorball trophy. But if there was an award to be given out tonight, it would go to the costume designers and the makeup team. They transformed the everyday stars into incredibly accurate versions of your favorite Disney princesses and villains.

Tonight was about dancing well, of course. But it was also about the showmanship and wow factor, and these couples nailed it from beginning to end.

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‘Kung Fu Panda 3′ to Avoid ‘Batman v Superman” Release Date

The long-awaited DreamWorks film, “Kung Fu Panda 3” is finally scheduled to be released early next year, staying clear of superhero movie “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

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With a glut of superhero films premiering in the next couple of months up to the following year, DreamWorks Animation’s “Kung Fu Panda 3” has had to dodge schedules with a new January 29, 2016 theater release.

Pitted against “Batman v Superman,” “Deadpool,” the “Warcraft” movie, and “The Divergent Series: Allegiant,” which all have a first quarter release for 2016, DreamWorks is striving to evade the box office competition by bumping up the third installment of Po the Panda’s story.

Earlier on, it veered away from its original December 23, 2015 release date to avoid “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which had the same release date.

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A March 18 date was picked, but “Kung Fu Panda 3” would have gone head to head with the March 25 slot of “Batman v Superman.” DreamWorks finally moved the movie up to the end of January to give fans a chance to enjoy the animated film with as little competition as possible.

The January 29 release date also comes just before Chinese New Year on February 8, as a nod to Oriental DreamWorks, the studio’s China outfit which created the first “Kung Fu Panda” film.

Unfortunately for DreamWorks, January is considered an off-peak season for theater releases, the dead month where films with uncertain prospects are scheduled to either triumph in the box office or bomb without much notice.

DreamWorks may be hedging its bets based on the franchise’s earlier performances. The first “Kung Fu” Panda made $60 million during its 2008 opening weekend, while “Kung Fu Panda 2,” with its $48 million theater debut, was second only to “The Hangover Part II”.

The upcoming installment of the movie will see Po reunited with his biological father, followed by a return to his birthplace where he faces an arranged marriage, a power grabbing evil spirit, and more dangerous adventures.

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DOMO: FROM JAPANESE TV MASCOT TO INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR

One of the most curious icons of the early 21st century is Domo. A large, brown creature with a wide open mouth stuck somewhere between a growl and a guffaw, Domo is the mascot for Japan’s public television station, NHK. He came to life in a television spot back in 1998 and, by 2004, had appeared in over 400 spots. By that time too, Domo, also known as Domo-kun, was venturing outside of Japan, quickly reaching meme status across the globe.domokun2

These days, Domo is almost a household name. His face has popped up on everything from Halloween candy at Target to 7-11 Slurpee cups. This week, the intriguing character is stationed in the Los Angeles area as part of his “Hungry Thirsty Sweaty Tour,” which is taking him down the West Coast. Two nights ago, he was at Spencer’s inside the Lakewood Center Mall. Today, he’ll stop by Spencer’s at Northridge Fashion Center. He’ll also spend some time at the Sunset Strip Music Festival this weekend.

So, what’s the secret to Domo‘s success? Rich Maryyanek, Chief Marketing Officer of Big Tent Entertainment, the company that licenses Domo here in the States, says that it’s because the character is a “blank canvas.”

“I think people put a lot of themselves into him,” Maryyanek explains. “You can look at Domo when you’re in a good mood and he looks really happy. If you’re in a bad mood, he can look very angry.”

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Big Tent Entertainment stumbled across Domo at a television conference several years ago. The company’s CEO, Rich Collins, was meeting with NHK when he noticed Domo on the binder of one of the station executives. Back in the Big Tent offices, the team researched Domo and found out that he was already an Internet sensation.

“People were creating images, videos, odes to Domo,” Maryyanek recalls. “That’s the best thing you can say about a brand, that [fans] made it their own.”

Once they acquired the license, Big Tent Entertainment launched the brand in the U.S. simply, with a single t-shirt sold at Hot Topic. “It was sales of that one t-shirt that blossomed into the program we have today,” ays Maryyanek.

‘Cinderella’ Movie Review: Movie Stays True to Fairy Tale Roots

Unlike re-imagined fairy tale movies that either got edgier characters or had different backstory treatments, “Cinderella” remained true to the original story line and just presented the story as it was intended to be presented. Director Kenneth Branagh pulled out all the stops to make this as enchanting as every child’s imagination could conjure. Ella is as pure and kind as she was in the fairytale, continuing to be so, even against adversity, as a testament of her great love and respect for her mother and father who taught her well. Her mother’s deathbed wish of “Have courage and be kind” reverberates all throughout the movie and Ella takes this to heart. She is pure-hearted and kind even to the lowliest of animals. She has mice for friends, but the movie did not go down the cartoon path of having the mice talk. cinderella Her life turns upside down when her father remarries and Lady Tremaine and her two daughters start living with Ella and her father. Even at the start, we already sense that Ella is definitely different from them, and it is that uniqueness and her father’s unconditional love for her that made Lady Tremaine start hating her and treating her differently. When her father dies, she is left alone and defenseless against the onslaught of her stepmother’s and stepsisters’ cruelty. But heeding her mother’s words, she continues to be kind, and silently braved the situation, retaining her dignity. Ella meets “Kit” in the forest when her horse ran uncontrollably fast and “Kit” thought she was in trouble. They meet as equals, Ella thinking “Kit” was an apprentice at the palace, and “Kit” just enamored at the natural beauty, kindness and wit the “country girl” displayed. The King, intent on marrying his son off to a suitable royal-blooded girl, agreed to stage a ball that invited both the highborn and the ordinary people. Everyone was invited and the Tremaine women were beside themselves preparing. When Ella intimated that she, too, was going to attend (she was looking forward to see “Kit” again), the cruelties surfaced. Her mother’s dress that she repaired and enhanced for the ball was ripped to shreds. Ella is left crying her eyes out. Enter her Fairy Godmother and the magic filled the screen. The transformation of the pumpkin to the golden carriage, the mice to the horse, the lizards to the engaging yet leathery footmen and Ella’s ripped clothes to the beautiful ball gown was just breathtaking. And the stage was set from there. The meeting between Ella and “Kit”/the Prince was romantic as their eyes meet across the massive ballroom, their dance and their alone time quite beautiful. Even when the clock was striking 12 and the magic was wearing off, the screen effects were engaging. Although everybody already knew how the story would end, you still root for Ella to finally be found by her Prince, even amid all the duplicitous efforts of Lady Tremaine and the Grand Duke to prevent this from happening. And even after the sins were exposed, and all the cruelties she suffered under her stepmother, Ella still found it in herself to forgive her in the end. The final scene with Ella and the Prince on the balcony, starting their “Happily Ever After” left the viewers with such good feelings. Lily James stars as Ella/Cinderella, with Richard Madden of “Game of Thrones” fame as Prince “Kit” Charming. Hayley Atwell and Ben Chaplin play Ella’s parents. Cate Blanchett was deliciously evil as the stepmother, Lady Tremaine and her two daughters were played by Sophie McShera (as Drisella) and Holliday Grainger (as Anastacia). In the palace, we have Noso Anozie playing the Captain, Stellan Skarsgard as The Grand Duke and Derek Jacobi as The King. Helena Bonham Carter was excellent as The Fairy Godmother, giving the character more depth and quirkiness. 2

How Anna and Elsa from ‘Frozen’ would look if they were real humans

For almost two years now, little girls, grown women and dads have wondered if they are the real-life incarnate of Disney’s icy princesses from Frozen.

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The Australia-based digital artist recently created real-life portraits of Queen Elsa and Princess Anna as a part of his “Real Life Disney” series.

Queen Elsa:

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Princess Anna:

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Anna looks a bit like a more demure Pippi Longstocking, while Elsa bears a striking resemblance to an Olsen twin sans oversized sunglasses. According to The Daily Dot, “The artist’s technique involves a combination of digital painting and photo composition,” so he may actually have taken inspiration from images of famous actresses.

Väätäinen’s series includes real-life portraits of other iconic animated characters, including Tinkerbell, Esmeralda, Belle and Jasmine.

So there you have it, folks — you’re not Elsa or Anna. Let it go now, please.

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‘Ice Age 5′ Movie Release Date 2016; Set To Rival ‘Finding Dory’ And ‘How To Train Your Dragon 3′

Blue Sky Studios just announced that “Ice Age 5″ will hit theaters this coming July 2016. After its predecessor hit a skyrocketing $2.8 billion in the global box-office, it came as no surprise that the animation company wanted to do another film in the “Ice Age” franchise.

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According to Venture Capital Post, Blue Sky Studios and Fox Animation plans to continue the blockbuster family franchise after hitting box-office records for its first four films: “Ice Age” (2002), “Ice Age: The Meltdown” (2006), “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs” and “Ice Age: Continental Drift”.

The recent “Ice Age: Continental Drift” took in a massive $874.9 million in box-office worldwide, as well as $714 million internationally. Meanwhile, Fox has not released yet any details for “Ice Age 5”, though the a lot of the main voice characters is set to come back including Ray Ramano voicing Manny the Wooly Mammoth.

Originally, the July 2016 date is set for “Anubis”, another Blue Sky and Fox Animation title. “Anubis” is now set to premier 2 years later, on March 23, 2018 to give way to “Ice Age 5.”

“Anubis” is based loosely on the novel of Bruce Zick which is about a mummy’s curse that results to an unplanned trip to the Egyptian underworld.

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“Ice Age 5” is set to release just one week after an undisclosed Marvel film and two weeks after the release of “Independence Day” sequel of Fox.

Also, “Ice Age 5” rivals with 2 more animated films: Disney Cartoon and Pixar’s “Finding Dory”, a sequel to “Finding Nemo” and Dreamworks Animation’s “How to Train Your Dragon 3” as all is set to be released Summer 2016.

There you have it on the latest news on Blue Sky Studios and Fox Animation, “Ice Age 5″. Are you excited to see the latest film in the franchise? Do you think it will be able to break the box-office records set by its predecessors? Sound off in the comments below.

Top 10 Cartoon Characters

Cartoon characters are as endearing to adults as children. Many times we can relate to them. Most of the time we just love to laugh at their antics and misfortune. Following is the list of top 10 cartoon characters of all time, judged for their influence, their popularity and their hilarity.

1. Bugs Bunny

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“What’s up, doc?” Bugs Bunny is, perhaps, the most recognizable and famous cartoon character. Looney Tunes were first created as lead-ins to feature films. Bugs first appeared as a n-name rabbit in 1938 in “Porky’s Hare Hunt.” Tex Avery later named him Bugs Bunny after the infamous West Coast mobster. Decades later, Looney Tunes cartoons became a Saturday morning staple. Bugs Bunny is still tops.

2. Homer Simpson

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Homer Simpson is known throughout the world. Having been on TV for over 20 seasons, this patriarch is not the father who knows best, but he certainly tries. Homer Simpson is based on creator Matt Groening’s father, who is also named Homer. And if you look at Homer’s profile, a bit of his hair and his ear form the initials “M G.”

3. Mickey Mouse

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Mickey Mouse represents Disney in all its forms. He started life in black and white in 1928′s Steamboat Willie, the first synchronized sound cartoon. Mickey Mouse was first voiced by Walt Disney, himself, then later by Jim MacDonald and Wayne Allwine. Mickey Mouse isn’t just a cartoon character; he’s an icon.

4. Bart Simpson

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The second favorite character from The Simpsons is Bart. His catchprhases are “Ay caramba!” and “Eat my shorts!” He opens every episode at the chalkboard, writing out a punishment that might say, “I will finish what I sta…” He is a prankster, but a loyal friend and brother. We all knew a kid like Bart, and sometimes wished we were like him.

5. Charlie Brown
Introduced on TV in A Charlie Brown Christmas in 1965, this comic strip staple became a holiday tradition. The kid who never kicks the football, whose dog is more popular than he is and who has a crush on the red-headed girl steals our hearts every year with a variety of cartoon specials.

6. Fred Flintstone
Fred Flintstone is the forerunner to Homer Simpson and Peter Griffin. The Flintstones premiered in 1960, modeled after The Honeymooners, the first made-for-TV primetime cartoon. Fred was the first portly animated husband who had a hot wife, not enough brains for his schemes and a bad temper. Yet, he loved his family.

7. The Grinch
Dr. Seuss created many characters who made the leap from books to TV, but none as easily and successfully as The Grinch. How the Grinch Stole Christmas animates Dr. Seuss’ book about the grouchy green cave-dweller who attempts to ruin Christmas for the Whos down in Whoville. The holiday special, starring Boris Karloff, first aired in 1966. Now an annual holiday favorite, his turn from selfish to selfless promotes the true meaning of Christmas.

8. Popeye
Like many TV cartoon characters, Popeye began life as a comic strip. Then in 1933, he starred in a Betty Boop cartoon, Popeye the Sailor. His catchphrases include, “Well, blow me down!” and “I eats my spinach!” His bulging forearms, squinty eyes and staccato chuckle are recognized by many generations.

9. Wile E. Coyote
Poor Wile E. Coyote. We don’t want him to catch the Road Runner, but we sure feel bad for him. Director Chuck Jones created the tenacious coyote along with Michael Maltese. The Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote were introduced in 1948′s Fast and Furry-Ous.

10. Rocky and Bullwinkle
Stan and Ollie. Hope and Crosby. Martin and Lewis. In the animated world, Rocky and Bullwinkle are the comedy team who saves the day. Rocky’s unending optimism coupled with Bullwinkle’s lucky mishaps save their pelts every time. The duo starred in Rocky and His Friends, which premiered in 1959. Their cartoon included the segments: “Fractured Fairytales,” “Aesop and Son,” “Peabody’s Improbable History” and “Mr. Know It All.”

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