I really am looking forward to WDAS's "The Princess and the Frog", but there's going to be a lot of animation out next year. The Mouse is going to have a huge amount of competition throughout the year...
Astro Boy (mid 2009).
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (Premiere Chrismas 2009, opening January 15, 2010.).
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (July 1, 2009).
Monster's vs. Aliens (March 27, 2009).
Planet 51 (Second half 2009).
Naturally, there are a lot more than this list, but these I listed here are the ones that interest me. And I believe, the ones that could do legitimate business at the box office...
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Mickey's Competition (2009)...
Posted by Honor Hunter at 12:08 AM
Labels: 2009, Animation, Competitors, Film, Monsters vs. Aliens
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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs will either be really good or really horrible. They either do the book justice or they don't.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs has been in development so long it makes me a little concerned. But so has Rapunzel. Hopefully they've ironed out the kinks of both of those movies. I can't say I'm really looking forward to any of these movies. Astro Boy is just not my type of movie. I've never read Cloudy so there's nothing there to pique my interest. I've enjoyed the first two Ice Age movies, but I didn't love them so I'm only luke warm about a third. Monster's vs. Aliens is at the top of my list for these movies, but nothing in the trailer made me think "I've got to see this movie." I know nothing about Planet 51, except the character designs that Honor posted here don't pique my interest.
Is there anything out on Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs? Still shots, test renders, or anything? It seems odd to me it's been in development so long, and there's nothing on it at all. Astroboy and Planet 51 have stills.
I've even seen a leaked trailer for Monsters V. Aliens. Looks all right.
There is one thing all of these films have in common, or don't have in common I should say, no female demographic. Everyone knows that Disney failed when they turned to doing films for boys, Hercules, Treasure Planet & Emperor's New Groove. The had success with the Princess movies. I don't know about you but this film screams hit.
Interesting point "anonymous" makes, on the lack of female demographic. Films like "The Incredibles", "Panda", "Shrek", etc., seem to cross over to males and females...not sure why. But it's an interesting question. Cheers, Bob... Oh, nice article Honor!
I agree with spokker about Cloudy with a Change of Meatballs.
As for the others.. they look ok. More movies about space, future, etc.
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