On November 25, the latest film from Disney•Pixar will arrive in theaters when THE GOOD DINOSAUR opens Nationwide. Directed by Peter Sohn (the short film PARTLY CLOUDY) and with a voice cast that includes Raymond Ochoa, Jeffrey Wright, Steve Zahn, AJ Buckley, Anna Paquin, Sam Elliott, Frances McDormand, Marcus Scribner and Jack Bright, the film takes a look at what may have happened if the dinosaurs never went extinct. The first full trailer arrived today, and I'm sharing it with you right now. Take a look!
Consider it a sort of "genetic modification" - but rather than splicing genes, Story Artist Ryan Green and Animation Supervisor Mike Greenholt were tasked with shifting pen, ink and pixels to help craft an animal never-before-seen, but one with traits familiar to millions in a 3+ year process working with the Director and Story Team on the design for Gruff, the titular Neverbeast in DisneyToon Studios' TINKER BELL AND THE LEGEND OF THE NEVERBEAST (out March 3). For this task, what was particularly interesting in creating a fictional new species is that in addition to animation, Green actually holds a degree in Biology.
I'm a little late on the draw with this one, but it's cool, so I'm rolling with it. At the recently-wrapped NYCC, MARVEL dropped the curtain on plans to bring the stars of this year's biggest movie to the small screen in an all-new animated series based on GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. Check out a brief bit of test footage featuring Rocket Raccoon and Star-Lord below...
Fans of SONIC THE HEDGEHOG have a new reason to be excited: SEGA of America just hit THE ROCK FATHER with the full details on their new animated series, SONIC BOOM. Set to debut as part of Cartoon Network's Saturday Morning lineup on November 8, 2014. The first 3D animated series to feature Sonic will rollout in 11-minute episodes, the latest part of a SONIC BOOM "initiative" that will include new games for Nintendo's Wii U and 3DS platforms, along with a ton of new toys from TOMY. Check out the latest preview below!
My friends at Shout! Factory Kids are having a giveaway - one that, while not hosted here on THE ROCK FATHER (I have nothing to do with it), is so good for some of you, that I'm just spreading the word. Knowing that many fans of MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC read the site, I figure at least some of you will want to enter Shout! Factory's Ultimate MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC Prize Pack Giveaway. They're getting five lucky winners hooked up with copies of their latest MLP DVD, A DASH OF AWESOME, plus a limited-edition animation cel!
Premiering this Friday, January 31 (8:30am-9am ET/PT) on Disney Junior, is "Cubby's Crabby Crusade," an all-new episode of JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND PIRATES. This time around, BOBBY MOYNIHAN (SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE) guest stars as the voice of King Crab, as he and his crab minions mistake Cubby for Jake, kidnapping him and setting the stage for adventure. Check out a clip below, right here on THE ROCK FATHER.