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‘How to Train Your Dragon’ Live-Action Adaptation Coming to Theaters in 2025

A live-action adaptation of “How to Train Your Dragon” is soaring to theaters in 2025.Dean DeBlois, who wrote and directed the animated trilogy — 2010’s “How to Train Your Dragon,” 2014’s “How to Train Your Dragon 2” and 2019’s “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” — is returning to write and direct the […]

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Puss in Boots: The Last Wish Review: A Purr-fect Comeback

It would be fair to say that DreamWorks Animation is not the juggernaut that it used to be. From the early 2000s up until the early 2010s, the animation studio has given audiences true classics in the medium including the first two Shrek films, the Kung Fu Panda and How To Train Your Dragon trilogies, […]

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Puss In Boots: The Last Wish Director And Producer On Making A Spaghetti Western In The Shrek Universe [Annecy 2022]

Who would have thought that the studio that not only gave us both the incredible “How to Train Your Dragon” and “Kung Fu Panda” franchises, but also “The Boss Baby” and “Shrek,” would have one possibly the most exciting animated movie of the year — and it’s a “Shrek” spin-off film!That’s right. Forget your “Is ‘Lightyear’ […]

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‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’: Animating a Social Media Twist on a Boy-and-His-Dog Story

In “Ron’s Gone Wrong,” the first animated feature by UK-based Locksmith Animation (in theaters only from Disney/20th Century Studios), the titular malfunctioning robot (voiced by Zach Galifianakis) and socially awkward middle-schooler Barney (voiced by Jack Dylan Grazer) struggle to understand the difference between interpersonal and virtual friendship. Thus, for director Sarah Smith (Aardman’s “Arthur Christmas”) […]

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Locksmith Animation attaches director to ‘That Christmas’ based on Richard Curtis book series

Simon Otto to direct ‘Love Actually’ writer-director Richard Curtis children’s book adaptation ‘That Christmas’.Simon Otto, best known for his animation work on the How To Train Your Dragon franchise, is to make his feature directorial debut on Locksmith Animation’s That Christmas.The film, previously known as The Empty Stocking, is based on a trio of children’s […]

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Dragon Rider review – starry family animation seeks fire

Patrick Jones voices a baddie trying to obliterate lovable dragons in this bland but entertaining family filmNot to be mistaken for the Dreamworks film How to Train Your Dragon franchise, here is a reasonably entertaining German family animation based on the 1997 bestseller by children’s author Cornelia Funke. It’s a great-looking film, energetically voiced in […]

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Jay Baruchel’s fantasy festival: deep-diving into The Crow with Ian Curtis and Oreos

The How to Train Your Dragon star, whose Random Acts of Violence is out next month, brings Brandon Lee and Edgar Allan Poe back to life in a homage to his favourite movieSometimes Just Sometimes Fest is a multimedia fortnight built around one of my favourite movies, The Crow. The spectre of tragedy looms over […]

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Annecy: ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ Director Dean DeBlois on ‘Lazy’ Studio Live-Action Remakes, Quarantine Writing

“How to Train Your Dragon” writer-director and Annecy favorite Dean DeBlois took part in a Q&a style virtual masterclass on Thursday evening as part of the Annecy Intl. Animation Film Festival’s online edition.A main talking point came just around the one hour mark, when Peter Debruge, Variety’s chief film critic and moderator for the conversation, […]

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Annecy 2020 Online’s Masterclasses and Previews, from ‘Spider-Verse’ Follow-Up to ‘Frozen 2’ Doc

Annecy 2020 Online’s second wave of special programming for its world-class French animation festival (June 15-30) will include a preview from the highly anticipated “Connected”, the latest feature from “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller, and a Masterclass from stop-motion director Henry Selick and composer Bruno Coulais, who collaborated on Netflix’s […]

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