December 8, 2009
Wood and Williams Still Have Happy Feet
Good news for sticklers of continuity in animated sequels: Elijah Wood and Robin Williams are in talks to reprise their "Happy Feet" roles in the franchise's upcoming second chapter.
August 24, 2009
Robin Williams Talks Happy Feet 2
Robin Williams has confirmed that George Miller's "Happy Feet 2" is officially a go -- and discussed which characters he'll play when voice recording begins in January.
November 17, 2008
George Miller Has More Happy Feet
Thanks in part to an Australian tax incentive program, director George Miller has a fancy new digital production facility -- and "Happy Feet 2" is at the top of its to-do list.
December 13, 2007
Box Office Guru Preview: I Am Legend Set For Explosive Opening
A wave of new product hits the marketplace at a time when exciting films are desperately needed to end the current box office funk. The science fiction thriller I Am Legend leads the way but will be joined by the family comedy Alvin and the Chipmunks and the romantic comedy The Perfect Holiday.
December 6, 2007
Box Office Guru Preview: Golden Compass Sets Course For #1 Debut
New Line hopes to breathe some life into the North American box office with the launch of its pricey adventure film The Golden Compass which stands as the frame's only new wide release. Directed by Chris Weitz (About a Boy), the PG-13 film aims to capture a large crowd including the family audience and fans of sci-fi and fantasy.
November 29, 2007
Box Office Guru Preview: Mr. Skywalker and Ms. Storm in New Thriller
Only one new film ventures into wide release. Studios typically avoid opening worthwhile pics during the weekend after the Thanksgiving frame since moviegoing subsides and holiday shopping becomes a bigger national priority. Overall ticket sales tumble by 40-50% from the previous frame and holdovers usually lead the way.
November 21, 2007
Box Office Guru Preview: Enchanted Leads Packed Holiday Weekend
This weekend For the first time this decade, a new release seems set to take over the number one spot during the busy Thanksgiving holiday weekend at the North American box office. Studios are cramming a six-pack of new titles into multiplexes nationwide hoping the recent famine in the marketplace will be replaced by a feast.
November 15, 2007
Box Office Guru Preview: Beowulf Set To Conquer Multiplexes
One animated film will bump another from the number one spot at the North American box office. But the new warrior Beowulf is no B movie but an A-list production from an Oscar-winning director offering action audiences something new. Also opening this weekend but likely to see more modest grosses are the family pic Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium and the romantic drama Love in the Time of Cholera.
August 2, 2007
Happy Feet Director To Helm Justice League of America?
Warner Bros.' latest potential franchise-in-waiting, Justice League of America, continues to sprint past production hurdles with Flash-like speed. Just over a month after JLA screenwriters Kieran and Michele Mulroney turned in their script, rumors of a director are making the rounds -- and this rumor's intriguing, to say the very least.
February 22, 2007
Oscar Night Approaches; Who Will Win? Our Predictions Inside!
There's two ways to predict the Oscars: (1) dissect the awards buzz, attempting to get a feel for the fickle machinations of the Academy voter. Or (2) use your powers of geek math to crunch box office numbers and awards statistics for some cold, hard facts. With both methods in full swing, here?s a rundown of the Internet's major Oscar predictions.
February 11, 2007
BAFTA 2007 Winners Announced
The Orange British Academy Film Awards 2007 took place tonight at the Royal Opera House in London's trendy Covent Garden and Rotten Tomatoes UK were there to sip champagne and do our very best to stay sober enough to report back to you. And it was a ceremony full of surprises; an open field outside of Best Actor and Actress (which went to Forest Whitaker for Last King of Scotland and Helen Mirren for The Queen respectively) with no one film winning more than three awards.
January 4, 2007
Overall Box Office Up More Than 3% from 2005
Total domestic box office showed a 3.4% climb in 2006, thanks mainly to semi-expensive profit-turners like "Talladega Nights," "The Break-Up," and "The Devil Wears Prada." And boy oh boy did Sony have a good year!
December 13, 2006
George Miller Mentions "Babe 3" and "Mad Max 4"
Eclectic Australian moviemaker George Miller recently sat down during a "Happy Feet" junket tour and dropped just a few new hints about the long-discussed "Mad Max: Fury Road" project. And the he mentioned the possibility of a second "Babe" sequel!
December 12, 2006
2006 NYFCO Awards Announced!
It's that time of year again: Right before the fancy awards are doled out, all the different critics' groups chime in with their favorite flicks of the year. Here we have the picks from the New York Film Critics Online (NYFCO) for your perusal.
November 27, 2006
Box Office Wrapup: Penguins March to #1 Again Over Thanksgiving Weekend
Movie fans feasted on tasty leftovers over the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend as the top two films atop the charts remained unchanged from last week. The penguin toon Happy Feet held onto the number one spot while the James Bond actioner Casino Royale followed in second place once again.
November 19, 2006
Box Office Wrapup: Penguins Edge Out Bond For #1 Spot
In what was a very close race for box office supremacy, the dancing penguin cartoon Happy Feet narrowly edged out a strong debut for the new James Bond actioner Casino Royale for the number one spot in North America this weekend.
September 22, 2006
"Shrek 3" and "Happy Feet" Promo Clips Are "Stunning"
Two of the more eagerly anticipated animated films right now are George Miller's "Happy Feet" and, of course, DreamWorks' "Shrek the Third." A pair of separate reports have popped up recently, so we thought it'd make sense to share some of the "promo clip reviews." (Silly, I know, but we do what we can until the goods are made public.)
September 6, 2006
Warner Brothers Cancels 3D "Happy Feet"
It was reported today that Warner Brothers has canned their 3D IMAX version of the tap-dancing penguin animated comedy "Happy Feet" for unknown reasons. IMAX Corporation had announced last October that the 3D version of the film would be released, however that is no longer the case. A 2D IMAX version of the film will still be released, but Warner Brothers has cancelled the 3D version.
July 11, 2006
The Comic-Con is Coming!
I attend several film festivals each year, but there's always one movie-centric event that I'd really love to attend: The San Diego Comic-Con. Movie geek heaven is what I like to call it. Read on to find out why...
June 21, 2006
Brittany Murphy to Give "Tinker Bell" Her Voice
Now that they've made direct-to-video sequels from allllll their classic features, the Disney gang will finally give a voice to a character who's remained mute for over 50 years -- but at least they got a solid gal for the gig: Brittany Murphy will be providing the pipes in "Tinker Bell," Disney's new animated feature that should hit theaters in Fall of 2007.
April 27, 2006
Doubts About Doubtfire 2
There's no denying that raucous Robin Williams has himself a pretty full plate these days, professionally. He's got "RV" coming out this weekend, "The Night Listener," "Night at the Museum," and "Happy Feet" later this year, and a whole bunch of projects on the back burner. But don't expect to be seeing a "Mrs. Doubtfire 2" any time soon.
April 17, 2006
Wild Williams Discusses Batman and New Flicks
Kellvin Chavez of Latino Review had an entertaining sit-down with the maniacal Robin Williams, and the clearly insane comedian dropped some news regarding his upcoming flicks: RV, Happy Feet, The Night Listener, and Night at the Museum. Plus he answers the question of if he'd like to play The Joker in Batman Begins 2.
November 18, 2005
Trailer Bulletin: Happy Feet
Hot on the heels of "March of the Penguins" comes "Happy Feet," a penguin-laden CG comedy from WB that waddles into theaters next November. Check out the early teaser trailer right here at Rotten Tomatoes.