Friday, 7 January 2011

Animated films for 2011


Disney's latest fairytale adaption hit the US in November to a great response but us British have a few more weeks to wait.

Release date:
28th January
Taglines: They're taking adventure to new lengths. / Get tangled up.
Featured Voice Talent: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy

Plot Synopsis:
Walt Disney Pictures presents "Tangled," one of the most hilarious, hair-raising tales ever told. When the kingdom's most wanted-and most charming-bandit Flynn Rider hides out in a mysterious tower, he's taken hostage by Rapunzel, a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Flynn's curious captor, who's looking for her ticket out of the tower where she's been locked away for years, strikes a deal with the handsome thief and the unlikely duo sets off on an action-packed escapade, complete with a super-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon and a gruff gang of pub thugs. In theaters this holiday season in Disney Digital 3D(TM), "Tangled" is a story of adventure, heart, humor and hair-lots of hair

Gnomeo and Juliet

Check out the voice talent, some big names and some errm.. interesting ones!

Release Date: 11th February
Tagline: A little adventure goes a lawn way.
Featured Voice Talent: James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Maggie Smith, Michael Caine, Patrick Stewart, Julie Walters, Matt Lucas, Hulk Hogan, Dolly Parton, Ozzy Osbourne

Plot Synopsis:
Garden gnomes Gnomeo and Juliet have as many obstacles to overcome as their quasi namesakes when they are caught up in a feud between neighbors. But with plastic pink flamingos and lawnmower races in the mix, can this young couple find lasting happiness?


Release Date: 4th March
Rated: TBC
Featured Voice Talent: Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Bill Nighy

Plot Synopsis:
A chameleon that aspires to be a swashbuckling hero finds himself in a Western town plagued by bandits and is forced to literally play the role in order to protect it.


Release Date: 8th April
Tag line: 1 out of every 8 Americans is afraid of flying. Most of them don't have feathers.
Featured Voice Talent: Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, George Lopez

Plot Synopsis:
When Blu, a domesticated macaw from small-town Minnesota, meets the fiercely independent Jewel, he takes off on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro with this bird of his dreams.

Kung Fu Panda 2

Release Date: 17th June (US- 27th May)
Tagline: Prepare for the return of awesomeness
Featured Voice Talent: Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Jakie Chan, Gary Oldman, Seth Rogan, Dustin Hoffman, Lucy Liu

Plot Synopsis:
Po joins forces with a group of new kung-fu masters to take on an old enemy with a deadly new weapon.

Cars 2

Release Date: 22nd July (US- 24th June)
Featured Voice Talent: Owen Wilson, Michael Keaton, Michael Caine, Jason Isaacs

Plot Synopsis:
Racing star Lightning McQueen teams up with his best friend Mater for an international adventure as they go up against the world's fastest cars.

Happy Feet 2

No official trailer released yet =(

The incredible success of 2006’s Happy Feet which grossed over $300 million at the worldwide box office, ensured that a sequel was all but inevitable, and Happy Feet 2 features the return of the first film’s director, George Miller, and many of its stars. Unfortunately, Brittany Murphy, who played Gloria in the original, died before she was able to complete her voice work for the film, though rumor has it that Yogi Bear actress Anna Faris will be taking over the role (while Pink will provide the character’s singing voice).

Release Date: 2nd December (US- 18th November)
Featured Voice Talent: Elijah Wood, Pink, Robin Williams, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon
Plot Synopsis: Unknown

Puss in Boots

No official trailer released yet =(

Release Date: 9th December (US- 4th November)
Featured Voice Talent: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis

Plot Synopsis:
In this prequel to the Shrek series, Puss in Boots is forced to team up with Humpty Dumpty and a fellow cat named Kitty as he attempts to steal the legendary goose that lays the golden eggs.

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