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Lots of Kung Fu Panda 2 Character Shots

March 10, 2011 Leave a comment

With all of this talk of tiger blood in recent weeks, I think Charlie Sheen may be missing the boat. If you want to really “win,” it’s all about the panda blood. Check out these brand new character shots from “Kung Fu Panda 2,” as well as the synopsis for the film below.

And now to top off what may be the longest post in Bleeding Pixels history, I give you… THE SYNOPSIS!

“Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five – Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey. But Po’s new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain, who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu. It is up to Po and The Furious Five to journey across China to face this threat and vanquish it. But how can Po stop a weapon that can stop kung fu? He must look to his past and uncover the secrets of his mysterious origins; only then will he be able to unlock the strength he needs to succeed.”

The film stars Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Lui, David Cross, James Hong, Gary Oldman, Michelle Yeoh, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Victor Garbor.

“Kung Fu Panda 2” is directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson and released by DreamWorks Animation. It will be in theaters on May 26 this year.

You’ve just been synopsified!

Tons of Dreamworks Animation Release News!

Dreamworks has released a buttload (don’t worry… it’s an industry term) of information regarding their animation release slate through 2014. Lucky for lazy people like me, Coming Soon has compiled it into one easily digestible post.

One interesting tidbit is the announcement of “Turbo”:

Turbo will be released on June 7, 2013. It is being directed by David Soren (Merry Madagascar), who first brought the project to the studio, and produced by Lisa Stewart (Monsters vs. Aliens). It is being written by Darren Lemke (Shrek Forever After) together with Soren. Turbo tells the story of an ordinary garden snail with an impossible dream: to become the fastest snail in the world. When a freak accident gives him extraordinary speed, Turbo sets out to try to make this dream come true.

I feel like it’s a solid slate overall, but I know there is going to be at least one really nice looking shiny pot in the bunch that we later find out is made from recycled cat turds.

For more information on the slate, including news of “Madagascar 3” and details on the “How to Train Your Dragon Sequel,” click the Dreamworks logo. For more information on my pottery making, hit up davesawesomepotsmadefromcatturds.com.

Brand New Puss in Boots Trailer!

Wow… Dreamworks Animation is going nuts today with trailer releases, and I assume these will play before “Rango” in theaters.

As with the last post, just click the poster if you want to watch it.

Meow!

Brand New Kung Fu Panda 2 Trailer!

The folks at Apple just posted the brand new trailer and poster for “Kung Fu Panda 2”!

Click said poster to see said trailer and make this said moron shut up.

Dreamworks Animation Bringing “Rumblewick” to the Big Screen

Boy oh boy has Dreamworks Animation been announcing a lot of films lately. First we had “Rise of the Guardians,” then “Flawed Dogs,” and now “Rumblewick.”

From the Press Release:

GLENDALE, Calif., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) today announced that it will bring Rumblewick to the big screen. Director Tim Johnson (Over The Hedge, Antz) and writer Jim Herzfeld (Meet the Fockers, Meet the Parents) are collaborating on the feature project, which is inspired by the children’s book, “My Unwilling Witch (The Rumblewick Letters)” by Hiawyn Oram and Sarah Warburton. DreamWorks Animation development executives Chris Kuser and Gregg Taylor are overseeing the project at the studio.

“The fascinating world of witches and witches’ familiars is perfectly suited for the medium of animation, where anything goes,” said DreamWorks Animation’s Chief Creative Officer, Bill Damaschke. “Combined with the magically creative and comedic sensibilities of Tim Johnson and Jim Herzfeld, we look forward to bringing the world of Rumblewick to life.”

“The odds are stacked against our main character, a hard-working rabbit. Telling the story of his struggle and triumph is a fantastic journey. I know audiences are going to fall in love with Rumblewick,” added Tim Johnson.

Rumblewick will follow the adventures of a magician’s rabbit for whom the invitation to learn real magic and train as a witch’s familiar seems like a dream come true! But the dream becomes a nightmare when he discovers he’s really a pawn in a game between rival witches. Having learned the hard way that when something seems too good to be true it probably is, he must outsmart them both to save his fuzzy little hide.

I really need to help the folks at Dreamworks with their Press Releases, because this sucker could have easily been summed up as follows:

“The guy who Directed “Antz” and the guy who wrote “Meet the Parents” are making a sweet movie about witches and bunnies.”

Dreamworks, the offer to write these babies for you still stands. You have my number…

Megamind Out On Bluray/DVD Today!

February 25, 2011 Leave a comment

Dreamworks’ “Megamind” hit on Bluray and DVD today, so go grab your copy!

I don’t want to brag, but I happen to know the brother of the Director of “Megamind,” which makes me the same loser I was before I typed that part about knowing the brother of a Director.

Dreamworks Animation Takes On Berkeley Breathed’s “Flawed Dogs”

February 16, 2011 Leave a comment

If you spend more than 5 minutes with me on any given day, chances are that I’ll bring up Berkeley Breathed and what an influence he was on my own personal work. So I was thrilled to learn that Dreamworks Animation has picked up his “Flawed Dogs” book, and will be turning it into an animated feature!

From Variety:
DreamWorks Animation will adapt picture book and novel “Flawed Dogs,” by cartoonist Berkeley Breathed, for the bigscreen.
Story centers around a dachshund who must reclaim his place in the family after being wrongly exiled by a jealous show dog.

Breathed, who will exec produce the project, is best known for creating “Bloom County,” the 1980s comicstrip featuring Opus the Penguin.

DreamWorks Animation head of development Alex Schwartz and development exec Damon Ross will oversee the project.

“All my stories are sparked by a nugget of truth hiding in plain sight,” Berkeley said in a statement. “In this case, it’s that all animals dream… but only dogs dream of us.”

As you may or may not know, the very-soon-to-be-released (and somewhat questionable) “Mars Needs Moms” is also based on one of Breathed’s books:

I’m really looking forward to seeing what a top-notch animation house like Dreamworks Animation can do with “Dogs,” and I’m hoping this finally leads to a Bloom County movie.

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