Coming soon for winter 2013 from Disney; Frozen follows the adventures of fearless optimist Anna, who teams up with mountain man Kristoff in an epic journey to find Anna’s sister Elsa. Elsa has trapped their kingdom in eternal winter with her icy powers. The duo encounter Everest-like conditions and a surprisingly hilarious snowman named Olaf in their race to find Elsa and save their kingdom.
The Lego Movie (stop motion)
The first feature length Lego movie, due for release in February 2014. An ordinary LEGO minifigure is mistakenly recruited as a MasterBuilder, to join a quest to stop an evil LEGO tyrant from gluing the universe together.
Rio 2 is due for release in April 2014, directed by Blue Sky studios and distributed by 20th Century Fox. Blu is back, with Jewel and their three kids living the perfect domesticated life in the magical city that is Rio de Janeiro. Jewel decides that it’s time for their kids to learn to live like real birds, and so insists on a family trip into the Amazon. Rio soon realises the threat of losing his family to the call of the wild.
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Dreamworks’ How to Train Your Dragon 2, is due for release in July 2014. It’s been five years since Hiccup and Toothless successfully united dragons and Vikings on the island of Berk. The now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the centre of a battle to protect the peace. Now, Hiccup and Toothless must unite to stand up for what they believe while recognizing that only together do they have the power to change the future of both men and dragons
Planes: Fire and Rescue
“Planes: Fire & Rescue features a quirky crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from a raging wildfire. When world famous air racer Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of wildfire air attack. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his courageous air attack team, including spirited super scooper Lil’ Dipper , heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter, ex-military transport Cabbie and a lively bunch of brave all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire, and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero.”
The Minions are back in a film of their own! Due for release in July 2015 – Gru is recruited by an organization to stop Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world.
The Boxtrolls (stop motion + CG)
A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. Based on the children’s novel ‘Here Be Monsters’ by Alan Snow. Due for release in September 2014.
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