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The Best & Worst At Comic-Con: Which Films & Studios Had Good, Bad Or Middling Reactions

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 16, 2012 3:34 PM
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Well, Comic-Con is done for another year. The San Diego Conference Center is currently getting a thorough hosing down, hungover cos-players have done their awkward walks of shame, and film press are returning to their various corners of the world longing, like ourselves, to watch and write about something difficult, European and subtitled.

New Image From Disney's 'Wreck-It Ralph'; Skrillex Contributing Music To The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 13, 2012 10:21 AM
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In case it wasn't fully apparent, electronic musicians have quickly been accepted as music composers for film. With Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross already winning Oscars, and with acts like Daft Punk, Chemical Brothers and M83 taking on film composition gigs, it seems both directors and studios are more than willing to take a slight risk with non-traditional scores. And the reward is music that has been, for the most part, refreshingly different and unique, and now Disney is getting in on the act.

New Images & Details For Disney’s Black-And-White Short ‘Paperman’

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • June 29, 2012 12:16 PM
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One of the many reasons we’re super-pumped about this fall’s “Wreck-It Ralph,” the Disney animated feature set inside the world of videogames, is that preceding the feature is “Paperman,” a groundbreaking new short film by John Kahrs that ingeniously combines traditional hand-drawn animation with cutting-edge computer graphics. In short: it very well could be the future of traditional Disney animation. And thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we now have new details and images from the film (which just had a splashy screening at the Los Angeles Film Festival).

'The Hobbit,' 'Pacific Rim,' 'Man of Steel,' and 'Iron Man 3' Battle for Hall H Supremacy; 'Breaking Bad' Season 5 Premieres At San Diego Comic Con

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • June 28, 2012 11:18 AM
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Boasting the largest amount of seats in the San Diego Convention Center, topping off at around 6,000, Hall H has grown into a synonym at Comic-Con, with attendees for massive presentations showcasing studios’ latest geek-friendly output, as "The Avengers" did two years ago with its star-studded cast announcement. Last year though, as studios found their Con marketing investments lacking compared to the advertised films' opening weekends, it compelled us to question if blockbuster presence would subside, but a slew of new Con announcements would argue otherwise, at least for now.

Disney's Cutting Edge Short 'Paperman' To Debut In Front of 'Wreck-It Ralph' This November

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • June 15, 2012 1:09 PM
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Well, time to get even more excited about “Wreck-It Ralph,” the video game-themed animated feature from Walt Disney that’s slated to open this Thanksgiving. Disney has just announced that “Paperman,” a next-level animated short that combines traditional hand-drawn animation with computer imagery, will play theatrically in front of “Wreck-It Ralph” when the film opens on November 2nd. The short recently had its world premiere at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival on June 4th and plays the Los Angeles Film Festival (its U.S. premiere) next week.

'The Hobbit,' 'Man Of Steel,' 'Oz,' & 'Pacific Rim' Expected For Comic-Con But No 'Dark Knight Rises' Or 'Star Trek 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 13, 2012 11:12 AM
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Have you booked your tickets and hotel room yet for the San Diego Comic-Con? No? Well, you're probably shit out of luck as that thing has been sold out for a while now. So whether you'll be on the floor basking in geek heaven or sitting enviously at home, here's what can be expected at this year's festivities. Thus far, there is really nothing in the way of truly big surprises.

Watch: Go Game Jumping With The Trailer For Disney's 'Wreck-It-Ralph'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2012 12:29 PM
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Just this morning we were talking about how movie-like video games have become with Ellen Page leading the upcoming "Beyond: Two Souls," but it hasn't always been like that, and Disney is bringing back the old quarter pumping arcade memories with "Wreck-It-Ralph."

4 New Images From Disney's 'Wreck-It Ralph' Plus Footage From The Tie-In Arcade Game

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 5, 2012 2:23 PM
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We gotta say, the concept for this is pretty clever. While studios are bending over backward to try and find popular video games to turn into movies (see the recent movement on "Need For Speed"), the folks over at Disney are celebrating the medium itself with their forthcoming "Wreck-It-Ralph."

Awesomely Retro Poster For Disney's 'Wreck-It Ralph' Debuts

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • April 17, 2012 11:46 AM
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Disney has just debuted the teaser poster for its upcoming animated feature, "Wreck-It Ralph," over at MSN, and we've got to say that we're positively loving the stark simplicity of the design. The computer-animated movie, out on November 2nd, is set inside the world of classic videogames, and the 8-bit design of the central image (that's Ralph!), against a black background, is a pretty great design choice, managing to be both nostalgic and excitingly cutting edge at the same time. After all, how many Disney animated movies would even suggest that they would look this lo-tech and old-school?

First Images From Disney's Videogame-Themed 'Wreck-It Ralph' Debut

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 7, 2012 8:58 AM
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One Disney project we've heard is shaping up to be really special is this Thanksgiving's animated feature "Wreck-It Ralph." Originally entitled "Reboot Ralph," it's the tale of an 80s videogame villain named Wreck-It Ralph (John C. Reilly) who is tired of being the bad-guy against the squeaky clean Fix-It Felix (Jack McBrayer), so he decides to try his hand at being the hero of another game in the arcade. He hops from game to game trying his hand at heroics, until he unintentionally unleashes a larger threat that could destroy all of the games. An intriguing premise, for sure, and with the film directed by longtime "Simpsons" and "Futurama" director Rich Moore, has the potential to be really zany and fun. And the first glimpse at art from the movie, courtesy of French site CineHeroes, seems to confirm this.

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