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*Snap, snap* — Your first look at The Addams F…

*Snap, snap* — Your first look at The Addams Family in their new (animated) look by MGM/Cinesite creeps on to your screen today with this teaser trailer.

Featuring Oscar Isaac as Gomez, Charlize Theron as Morticia, and Chloë Grace Moretz and Finn Wolfhard as their children Wednesday and Pugsley, “The Addams Family” arrives in theater this Halloween. 

While this is their first animated theaterical appearance, it’s almost a return to form for the family, as the Addams Family first appeared in a series of comics for The New Yorker in the late 1930s. Morticia, Gomez and family later starred in:

  •  two live-action TV shows (1964-66, 1998-99),
  • one Scooby-Doo cameo (1972),
  • two animated TV shows (1973-75; 1992-93), 
  • a couple of live-action TV specials (1964, ’77),
  • two live-action features — “The Addams Family” (1991) and “Addams Family Values” (1993) — directed by Barry Sonnenfeld (“Men in Black,” Netflix’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events”) and
  • “Addams Family Reunion,” a feature-length sitcom pilot turned direct-to-home-video in 1998. 

A Tim Burton-led revival was pitched to Illumination Entertainment in 2010, but this MGM film is the first Addams Family film this millenium. The plot of this revival remains largely under wraps, with the film website stating:

The Addams Family is back on the big screen in the first animated comedy about the kookiest family on the block. Funny, outlandish, and completely iconic, the Addams Family redefines what it means to be a good neighbor.  

Director Conrad Vernon, arguably best known as The Gingerbread Man in the Shrek series, teams back up with Greg Tiernan in their second feature (2016′s “Sausage Party”). 

The script was penned by Matt Lieberman (Netflix’s “The Christmas Chronicles”).

– Courtney (harmonicacave)

*Snap, snap* — Your first look at The Addams F…

*Snap, snap* — Your first look at The Addams Family in their new (animated) look by MGM/Cinesite creeps on to your screen today with this teaser trailer.

Featuring Oscar Isaac as Gomez, Charlize Theron as Morticia, and Chloë Grace Moretz and Finn Wolfhard as their children Wednesday and Pugsley, “The Addams Family” arrives in theater this Halloween. 

While this is their first animated theaterical appearance, it’s almost a return to form for the family, as the Addams Family first appeared in a series of comics for The New Yorker in the late 1930s. Morticia, Gomez and family later starred in:

  •  two live-action TV shows (1964-66, 1998-99),
  • one Scooby-Doo cameo (1972),
  • two animated TV shows (1973-75; 1992-93), 
  • a couple of live-action TV specials (1964, ’77),
  • two live-action features — “The Addams Family” (1991) and “Addams Family Values” (1993) — directed by Barry Sonnenfeld (“Men in Black,” Netflix’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events”) and
  • “Addams Family Reunion,” a feature-length sitcom pilot turned direct-to-home-video in 1998. 
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A Tim Burton-led revival was pitched to Illumination Entertainment in 2010, but this MGM film is the first Addams Family film this millenium. The plot of this revival remains largely under wraps, with the film website stating:

The Addams Family is back on the big screen in the first animated comedy about the kookiest family on the block. Funny, outlandish, and completely iconic, the Addams Family redefines what it means to be a good neighbor.  

UPDATE: Paste Magazine reports that the plot involves the Addams facing off against a reality TV host (Allison Janney) while preparing for a visit from their extended family.

Director Conrad Vernon, arguably best known as The Gingerbread Man in the Shrek series, teams back up with Greg Tiernan in their second feature (2016′s “Sausage Party”). 

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The script was penned by Matt Lieberman (Netflix’s “The Christmas Chronicles”).

– Courtney (harmonicacave)

Travel to the carnival of lost toys in this fi…

Travel to the carnival of lost toys in this first full-length trailer for Toy Story 4.

– Courtney ( @harmonicacave )

Travel to the carnival of lost toys in this fi…

Travel to the carnival of lost toys in this first full-length trailer for Toy Story 4.

– Courtney ( @harmonicacave )

Meet the filmmakers behind Disney-Pixar’s firs…

Meet the filmmakers behind Disney-Pixar’s first Spark Short, “Purl,” streaming now on YouTube. 

Director Kristen Lester and Gillian Libbert-Duncan created the first of Pixar’s new series of short films, ultimately destined for Disney’s upcoming subscription streaming service, Disney+ (Disney Plus). 

According to Slash Film, a set of three shorts — “Purl” (below), “Smash and Grab” and “Kitbull” premiered at Disney’s El Capitan theater in Los Angeles in January in tandem with a one-week re-release of 1989 Disney classic “The Little Mermaid,” and are now released on Youtube on Mondays. 

Pixar’s YouTube channel also offers a behind-the-scenes view with minute interviews with the creators of each short, released in two videos on the same day as the shorts. 

“Smash and Grab” is the latest short, released on Feb. 11, 2019, a week following Purl. “Kitbull” arrives this Monday, Feb. 18 on the Disney-Pixar YouTube channel.

– Courtney ( harmonicacave )

This fall, we can experience autumn in Arendel…

This fall, we can experience autumn in Arendelle, but today, we see the first look at Disney’s “Frozen 2,” in the above teaser trailer.

Co-director Jennifer Lee retweeted Disney’s President of Marketing Asad Ayaz with a teaser poster for the film as well.

“Frozen 2″ arrives in theaters in November 2019.

– Courtney ( @harmonicacave )

This fall, we can experience autumn in Arendel…

This fall, we can experience autumn in Arendelle, but today, we see the first look at Disney’s “Frozen 2,” in the above teaser trailer.

Co-director Jennifer Lee retweeted Disney’s President of Marketing Asad Ayaz with a teaser poster for the film as well.

“Frozen 2″ arrives in theaters in November 2019.

– Courtney ( @harmonicacave )

Nickelodeon to create animated “Loud House” & …

This deal includes one original animated film each for Nickelodeon shows “The Loud House” and “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” No release date for either film has yet been announced.

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A “Loud House” film has been in the works for years, but recently Viacom partner Paramount quietly removed it from its release calendar — an action now explained in the Hollywood Reporter’s announcement of the Nick/Netflix collaboration. 

In its third season, “The Loud House” will be joined by spinoff TV show “The Casagrandes” later in 2019 on Nickelodeon. No news of episodes of either show appearing on Netflix, but you can read more on the Ronnie Anne-starring spinoff here.

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“Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” is one of Nickelodeon’s newest 2D shows, and this would be the show’s first original movie, despite the numerous Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle films in circulation since the 1990s. 

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– Courtney ( @harmonicacave​ )

Nickelodeon to create animated “Loud House” & …

This deal includes one original animated film each for Nickelodeon shows “The Loud House” and “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” No release date for either film has yet been announced.

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A “Loud House” film has been in the works for years, but recently Viacom partner Paramount quietly removed it from its release calendar — an action now explained in the Hollywood Reporter’s announcement of the Nick/Netflix collaboration. 

In its third season, “The Loud House” will be joined by spinoff TV show “The Casagrandes” later in 2019 on Nickelodeon. No news of episodes of either show appearing on Netflix, but you can read more on the Ronnie Anne-starring spinoff here.

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“Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” is one of Nickelodeon’s newest 2D shows, and this would be the show’s first original movie, despite the numerous Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle films in circulation since the 1990s. 

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– Courtney ( @harmonicacave​ )

Other Animation Winners (Shorts, VR & Game…

A major animation industry award show established under the efforts of voice actress June Foray, the Annie Awards celebrated its 46th year — and several winners — this weekend.

Some highlights: 

  • Speaking of Mickey — “Disney Mickey Mouse” has won at least one Annie each year since its introduction in 2014, this year tying its average with 3 wins.  
  • Amazon had a less thrilling night, with 12 nominations in TV/broadcast but zero wins (nominations for “Tumble Leaf,” “Little Big Awesome,” “Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny,” “Niko & the Sword of Light,” “Pete the Cat” and “The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle”)

Click below the cut for the list of winners by number of awards; click here for the full list of nominees.

Feature Winners

Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse (Sony Pictures Animation)

  1. Best Animated Feature; 
  2. Outstanding Achievement for Character Animation in an Animated Feature Production; 
  3. Outstanding Achievement for Character Design in an Animated Feature Production; 
  4. Outstanding Achievement for Directing in an Animated Feature Production; 
  5. Outstanding Achievement for Production Design in an Animated Feature Production; 
  6. Outstanding Achievement for Writing in an Animated Feature Production; 
  7. Outstanding Achievement for Editorial in an Animated Feature Production

Mary Poppins Returns (Walt Disney Studios)

  1. Best Animated Special Production;
  2. Outstanding Achievement for Character Animation in a Live Action Production

Incredibles 2 (Pixar Animation Studios) 

  1. Outstanding Achievement for Music in an Animated Feature Production;
  2. Outstanding Achievement for Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production

Isle of Dogs (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

  1. Outstanding Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production

Mirai (Studio Chizu):

  1. Best Animated Independent Feature

Ralph Breaks the Internet (Walt Disney Animation Studios)

  1. Outstanding Achievement for Animated Effects in an Animated Feature Production

Television & Broadcast Winners

Hilda (Hilda Productions Limited)

  1. Best Animated TV/Broadcast Production for Children;
  2. Outstanding Achievement for Character Animation in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production;
  3. Outstanding Achievement for Writing in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production

Disney Mickey Mouse (Disney Television Animation)

  1. Outstanding Achievement for Directing in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production; 
  2. Outstanding Achievement for Music in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production; 
  3. Outstanding Achievement for Storyboarding in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production

BoJack Horseman (Tornante Productions, LLC for Netflix)

  1. Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production; 
  2. Outstanding Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production

Age of Sail (Google Spotlight Stories)

  1. Outstanding Achievement for Production Design in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production

Ask the Storybots (JibJab Bros. Studios for Netflix)

  1. Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production for Preschool Children

Big Hero 6: The Series (Disney Television Animation)

  1. Outstanding Achievement for Editorial in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production

Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure (Disney Television Animation)

  1. Outstanding Achievement for Character Design in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production

Tales of Arcadia: Trollhunters (DreamWorks Animation Television)

  1. Outstanding Achievement for Animated Effects in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production

Other Animation Winners (Shorts, VR & Games)

Weekends (past lives productions)

  1. Best Animated Short Subject

Crow: The Legend (Baobab Studios)

  1. Best Virtual Reality Production

Greenpeace ‘There’s a Rang-Tan in my Bedroom’ (Passion Animation Studios)

  1. Best Animated Television/Broadcast Commercial

Best Friend (GOBELINS school)

  1. Best Student Film

GRIS (Nomada Studio)

  1. Outstanding Achievement for Character Animation in a Video Game

– Courtney (harmonicacave)