LEGO is breaking its own record: Today, the toy company unveiled a life-sized model of the Star Wars X-wing starfighter in Times Square. It’s the world’s largest LEGO model, 42 times larger than the retail set and 43 feet long, with a 44 foot-wide wingspann. It’s a project more than a year in the making, requiring 32 builders to work for some 17,000 hours in the Czech Republic. Last week, LEGO invited EW to the hangar where the model was kept, in top secrecy, for several days after being shipped by boat from Europe. “Honestly, I didn’t think we could pull it off,” says Erik Varszegi, a LEGO master builder who worked as a consultant on the project. “I mean I’ve worked on some big things before, but nothing quite like this.”
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Just because Epic — Blue Sky’s newest animated film, out May 24 — follows tiny forest creatures who fight corruption doesn’t mean that it’s not relatable. Many viewers will find one of the main characters, voiced by Josh Hutcherson’s, recognizable as the kind of lovable rebel with whom we’ve all become familiar. “[Nod] goes to the beat of his own drum. He’s not one for listening to authority, not one for doing what others want him to do,” Hutcherson says. “But it doesn’t come from a negative place. It comes from a very free-spirited kind of place.”
We’ve all been there. Opening weekend of that giant blockbuster you’ve been dying to see so much that you’ve actually braved a movie theater on its opening weekend. You even got there early, stood in line for a ticket, and wiggled your body into a prime viewing position, snacks in hand as you wait for the main attraction to begin. And then, just after you silenced your phone, in walks someone with a stroller or a tiny human who in almost any other circumstance you would have found just ah-dorable. But in this moment you simply feel a chill as fear creeps up the back of your neck. What do you fear? The strong likelihood that your night out is about to get jacked by a crying, talking, or otherwise noisy or disruptive child. READ FULL STORY »
Steve Carell’s Gru and crew are back!
In a new clip from Despicable Me 2, Carell’s Gru seems to be softening up from his evil ways — but that doesn’t mean he wants to socialize. Enlisting his youngest daughter Agnes, he attempts to keep unwanted house guests away, but fans know things rarely work in his favor right away. While obviously geared at kids, the movie attracted adult A-list talent. In addition to Carell, the film will feature the voices of Kristen Wiig, Russell Brand, and Miranda Cosgrove.
Check out the clip below — which obviously features at least one minion sighting: READ FULL STORY »
Composer Mark Mancina’s work is on full display in this new Planes video. The mellow, breezy video feels like a long summer car ride with the wind flowing through your hair. Of course, in this movie you’re flying over intricate landscapes, not driving. Although the film is described as an “action-packed” 3D experience, this dialogue-free video lets the drama build with the music. So grab a glass of iced tea and get swept away: READ FULL STORY »
Put down your bows and arrows, Brave fans. After more than a week of concern over the changed appearance of our favorite animated redhead, a Disney rep tells EW that there’s no cause for alarm: Merida’s seemingly sexier image was only created for the heroine’s official induction into the Disney Princess Collection and was always planned to be phased out within a few months of the coronation. READ FULL STORY »
Jewel (Anne Hathaway) and Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) are coming back to the big screen for Rio 2 and they’re shaking it with their three kids in this trailer. The teaser doesn’t reveal a lot of plot, but the movie synopsis has the whole family leaving domestic life in the city for a journey through the Amazon, meeting animals who were born in the wild on the way. The movie has a brand new crop of voice actors, as well as old favorites, including Rita Moreno, Bruno Mars, and Kristin Chenoweth.
The movie is set to be released April 11, 2014. Check out the trailer below.: READ FULL STORY »
Sony Pictures Entertainment has purchased the worldwide distribution rights to the Angry Birds animated 3D film. Rovio Entertainment, the creators of the game, will develop, finance, and produce the movie.
“Every studio in town would love to add Angry Birds to their slate,” said two chairmen of Sony Pictures Entertainment in a joint statement. “There are few titles out there that bring this kind of excitement, brand awareness and built-in audience to the table.”
So there you have it. We really hope the movie delves into the deep and painful backstory of the pigs. Right now the film has a July 1, 2016 release date.
Meet the 'Equestria Girls': 'My Little Pony' spinoff coming to theaters this summer -- EXCLUSIVE POSTER
Look, Ma — two hands!
Hasbro officially announced today that it’s expanding the My Little Pony brand with a new property: Equestria Girls, which will recast My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic‘s characters as human high-school students. As the toy company tells the New York Times, its brand extension will launch this summer with a full-length feature film called My Little Pony Equestria Girls. The movie’s set to premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival before being released in theaters nationwide June 16. Here’s an exclusive look at the movie’s official poster:
Disney Animation releases concept art and early footage from Marvel comic book adaptation 'Big Hero 6' -- VIDEO
Disney Animation is making its first feature film of a Marvel property, an adaptation of the Big Hero 6 comics. Though the Japan-based superhero team of Big Hero 6 is less well-known than The Avengers, it’s still an adaptation worthy of some buzz.
But rather than focusing on Marvel and the series’ comic book heroes, Disney decided to highlight the animation studio’s new invention they’re bringing to the adaptation: San Fransokyo, a hybrid city merging characteristics of both San Francisco and Tokyo. (The original comic books were set in Tokyo.) Check out how Japanese architecture and the Golden Gate Bridge come together in the concept art below:
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