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STRANGE MAGIC releases first Poster! (December 17, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
Walt Disney has released the first official poster for Strange Magic. The film, based on a story by George Lucas (Star Wars) arrives in late January. Synopsis: “Strange Magic,” a new animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd., is a madcap fairy ta...

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis CLIP- No Justice League (December 17, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
Warner Brothers has released an all-new clip from Justice League: Throne of Atlantis featuring Cyborg (voiced by "Criminal Minds" star Shemar Moore) and Steve Trevor ("Scandal" star George Newbern, and also the voice of Super...

Yoda for Star Wars Rebels! (December 15, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
TV Guide broke the exclusive news that Yoda will return to the animated Star Wars Universe. A natural fit as Yoda is alive and well in the time frame in which Star Wars Rebels takes place. The really BIG news is that Yoda will not be voiced by Tom Kane, w...

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis sets NYC Premiere! (December 12, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
Warner Brothers is giving Justice League: Throne of Atlantis a premiere in New York City on January 26, 2015. Follow the details in the press release precisely to attend the event. Having attended these events for Warner Brothers in the past, I'll sa...

Inside Out Trailer 2: US & UK - Official Disney Pixar (December 10, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
Disney has released a new, in-depth trailer for PIxar’s INSIDE OUT for both the US and UK. It does reveal the multiple personalities at work in the three characters’ heads. We can only hope that they have a single story in mind and the audienc...

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis Arrival Date (December 04, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment's has officially announced that  Justice League: Throne of Atlantis will arrive on January 27th, 2015. Warner Bros. has also released the box cover art for the animated film. We will be covering this release in th...

Mania Review: The Penguins of Madagascar (November 26, 2014) by Rob Vaux
 The Madagascar series has a way of surprising me, even when it doesn’t have the purest motivations in mind. They’ve always been corporate product at their core, and the persistence of that quartet of paranoid penguins speaks to a studio ...

Blu-ray Shopping Bag: Rudolph, the Red Nosed Reindeer (November 25, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
This year, the stop-motion animated classic, Rudolph, the Red Nosed Reindeer, celebrates its 50th anniversary. With that, Classic Media has released a special edition Blu-ray with a lot more bells and whistles than any other release. Personally, the 50 pr...

Star Wars Rebels: Gathering Forces Review (November 24, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
SPOILERS We pick up, literally, where we left off in “Empire Day”. The Inquisitor (Jason Issacs) and a squadron of TIE Fighters are in pursuit of the Ghost. Why? Kanan (Freddie Prinze Jr.) and his band of Rebels are trying to get Tseebo (...

Strange Magic: Official Trailer (November 21, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
The official trailer for Strange Magic has arrived on Yahoo Movies. This new animated film is from Lucasfilm Ltd. and Touchstone Pictures. Check out the trailer and new images from the film below! Press Release: “Strange Magic,” a new ani...

The Wind Rises Blu-ray Review (November 19, 2014) by Kimberly McCall
*Minor Spoilers* “The wind is rising! We must try to live.” - Paul Valery I've seen the animated films of Hayao Miyazaki become pop culture staples over the last 15 years or so, since the release of English versions. Honestly, t...

Star Wars Rebels: Gathering Forces CLIP (November 18, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
Star Wars has released a new clip from next week’s Star Wars Rebels episode titled “Gathering Forces”. Again, we see the young Padawn struggling with the Force. Check out Mania’s review to the previous episode “Empire Day&rdq...

New Peanuts Trailer (November 18, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
The Peanuts Movie will arrive next year on the same weekend as the 24th James Bond movie. Again it appears as if Charlie Brown cannot catch a break. The film is being produced Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) and will be directed by Steve Martino (Horton...

Star Wars Rebels: Empire Day Review (November 18, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
Ezra (Taylor Gray) is continuing with his Jedi training. However, today he is distracted, for today is “Empire Day”. As one can easily guess, in this episode of Star Wars Rebels, “Empire Day” is the day celebrated by the Galactic E...

LEGO: DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League Trailer (November 13, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
Warner Brothers has released the trailer for their next DC Comics/ LEGO adventure. The details, box and trailer are posted below. The kicker, for die hard LEGO fans is that this release included an exclusive Batzarro LEGO Minifigure.  This looks like...

Star Wars Rebels: “Empire Day” Clip (November 11, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
Lucasfilm and Disney XD have released preview of next week’s Star Wars Rebels. Check out this look at “Empire Day,” in which the crew of the Ghost discovers Imperial secrets and must fight their way off Lothal.Reviews for the series will...

New STRANGE MAGIC Image Arrives (November 11, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
All right, so this one just came out of nowhere. Lucasfilm Ltd. and Touchstone Pictures have released a new image for Strange Magic. Strange Magic is a new animated musical based on a story from George Lucas (Star Wars). What? Where? When? Details are in ...

Blu-ray Shopping Bag: STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS: THE LOST MISSIONS (November 11, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
Star Wars: The Clone Wars is now over. As we watch Star Wars Rebels and look forward to Star Wars The Force Awakens, we can satisfy our thirst with over 100 episodes of The Clone Wars. Now the true fun begins in finding all those little gems tha...

Mania Box Office Report: Baymax vs. TARS (November 10, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
Interstellar went up against Big Hero 6 this weekend and the winner, surprisingly, was Big Hero 6. That’s right Maniacs, the Disney/ Marvel animated collaboration took down Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi epic. Many in Hollywood are asking why? Was...

Mania Review: Big Hero 6 (November 07, 2014) by Rob Vaux
 Someone wiser than me once noted that superheroes define this era in moviemaking the same way gangster films did in the 1930s and musicals did in the 1950s. Walt Disney already owns the biggest superhero franchise in the world right now, and it&rsqu...

Mania Exclusive Interview: T.J. Miller (November 06, 2014) by Rob Vaux
 T.J. Miller has a background in comedy, which he has parleyed into a long and fruitful film career. His prominent roles include She’s Out of My League, Cloverfield, Rock of Ages and the two How to Train Your Dragon movies. He currently stars i...

TOY STORY 4 PLANS REVEALED (November 06, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
Does anyone think that this is a bad idea? When this was announced on Thursday, the only thing I could think of was in PIXAR we trust. The third film was phenomenal and I have complete faith in the masterminds at PIXAR. Yes, Woody, Buzz and the gang will ...

Mania Exclusive Interview: Scott Adsit (November 05, 2014) by Rob Vaux
Scott Adsit is an alum of Chicago’s Second City company, alongside the likes of John Belushi, Tina Fey, Mike Meyers and Steve Carell. He’s since thrived in the world of Adult Swim, including work such as Moral Orel and Mary Shelley’s Fra...

Star Wars Rebels: "Out of Darkness" Clip (November 05, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
Lucasfilm and Disney XD have released a preview clip from the next episode of Star Wars Rebels titled "Out of Darkness". In this clip we see Hera, Sabine, and Ezra try to evade trailing TIE fighters...while maneuvering the Phantom through Lothal...

Mania Interview: Big Hero 6 Directors (November 05, 2014) by Rob Vaux
 Don Hall and Chris Williams have been with Walt Disney Pictures for many years: Williams beginning as a writer on Mulan, Hall with Tarzan and The Emperor’s New Groove. Both have since moved on to directing, with Williams handling 2008’s ...