Welcome to the third episode of Woody’s Roundup, a segment here on The Reel Insider. In this segment, each Saturday I’ll put together all of the animation related news and share it with you along with my thoughts. I’m a huge fan of animation as an art style (not a genre) and I want to share it here more! So, let’s get started on this week! (March 15-21, 2015)
PS: I want to apologize for not posting basically at all this week, I’ve been really busy, I hope you guys understand.
March Madness and International Trailers for “Inside Out”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-NnjZayMVg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzexSbgVevw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_njTK-QNtM After last week’s exciting trailer for the much anticipated Pixar film, Inside Out, I was excited to see that two international trailers were released this week, as well as a march madness themed trailer. They all show quite a bit of new footage from the film that I have to say looks beautiful. I plan to stay away from any future trailers to avoid spoilers, but I’m glad these didn’t show much spoiler-wise. .
“Big Hero 6” is the Highest Grossing Animated Film of 2014
Congratulations to Disney, because their most recent animated film, Big Hero 6, just passed How to Train Your Dragon 2 in the box office to become the highest grossing film in 2014. The film has been ahead of How to Train Your Dragon 2 domestically, but just recently passed it internationally with about $632.9 million. Disney also released an official message:
Last weekend, Big Hero 6 surpassed Tangled to become the third biggest Walt Disney Animation Studios release ever globally, behind only Frozen and The Lion King. It is also Walt Disney Animation Studios’ third biggest domestic release of all time. Big Hero 6 continues to perform strongly in China, where it opened Feb. 28 and has brought in over $51 million, surpassing Frozen to become the highest grossing animated release ever from Disney or Pixar. In Japan, it has earned more than $75 million and is the second highest grossing Disney animated release ever. It’s the second biggest Disney or Pixar animated movie ever released in Korea and Russia, and it’s the biggest animated release of all time in Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, and Indonesia.
New Dreamworks’ “Home” Clips
Home releases next Friday, so I was expecting to see quite a few new clips from the film being released. Check ’em out below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-V6LXLxDLw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDpfJuOA8FY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6tKMUAhZwo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udyDe9Ttm4o I have to say, the animation is looking pretty good on this film, I’m excited to see where they go with all of this. .
“Inside Out” Character Descriptions
Recently some new character descriptions for Inside Out were released. Check them out below:
JOY (voice of Amy Poehler) Joy’s goal has always been to make sure Riley stays happy. She is lighthearted, optimistic and determined to find the fun in every situation. Joy sees challenges in Riley’s life as opportunities, and the less happy moments as hiccups on the way back to something great. As long as Riley is happy, so is Joy. FEAR (voice of Bill Hader) Fear’s main job is to protect Riley and keep her safe. He is constantly on the lookout for potential disasters, and spends time evaluating the possible dangers, pitfalls and risk involved in Riley’s everyday activities. There are very few activities and events that Fear does not find to be dangerous and possibly fatal. ANGER (voice of Lewis Black) Anger feels very passionately about making sure things are fair for Riley. He has a fiery spirit and tends to explode (literally) when things don’t go as planned. He is quick to overreact and has little patience for life’s imperfections. DISGUST (voice of Mindy Kaling) Disgust is highly opinionated, extremely honest and prevents Riley from getting poisoned — both physically and socially. She keeps a careful eye on the people, places and things that Riley comes into contact with — whether that’s broccoli or last year’s fashion trend. Disgust always has the best of intentions and refuses to lower her standards. SADNESS (voice of Phyllis Smith) None of the other Emotions really understand what Sadness’s role is. Sadness would love to be more optimistic and helpful in keeping Riley happy, but she finds it so hard to be positive. Sometimes it seems like the best thing to do is just lie on the floor and have a good cry.
Everyone, that I’ve seen, is raving on how great these are, and I have to agree. They’re very descriptive and give us a new insight into all of the characters. I hope to see a Bing Bong one soon. .
Rumor: Richard Kind to Voice Bing Bong in “Inside Out”
Speaking of Bing Bong, apparently actor Richard Kind will be his voice in the film. According the someone who claimed to have watched a pre-screening of the film. This news, however, I will be calling a rumor considering their is no official word on whether we will be the voice. The source also mentioned that Bing Bong will play a big role in the film, which makes sense considering we’ve seen quite a bit of him from different things. I think Kind is a great choice as the character, I feel his voice fits as an imaginary friend well. I want to say that even if this source is not true, we do know that Richard Kind will be a voice in Inside Out thanks to the March Madness trailer that was released. You can see that part below: https://youtu.be/b-NnjZayMVg?t=21s I’m really excited to see this film! Less than 3 months left to go. .
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