After you got Rango, Gnomeo and Juliet, there will be a few more animation movies you cannot miss! Why? As we're still a child inside and we need ANIMATIONS MOVIES! =)
Remember what you grew up with, especially you who enjoyed your eyes stick onto the TV screen after school. Lying on the couch, staring on those colorful animation didn't make you laugh out loud when you were kids, even if it was terribly funny. Yet, you kept waiting for it the next days. When you're grown up, you miss them. You see them again, then you laugh.
Now, after the technology has emerged the CGI theme animation movies. There are quite changes in how we, the older generation and the younger generation, see cartoons! Some are getting better when the Production decides to make the sequel into CGI or 3D animation movie, some other aren't that good. There are still a few cartoons that stayed in 2D style, like the Simpsons the movie (Fox Film, 2007) and Princess and the Frog (Disney, 2009). Remember, when there's also a phase where the animation movies were still undecided, like Brother Bear (Disney, 2003), mixed CGI and 2D, or Space Jam (Warner Bros, 1997) with Live Action and 2D mixed.
Many new characters have been born into 3D, without undergoing 2D phase. Too many to mention! Let's check on some new movies to watch this year starting May.
KungFu Panda 2
Here comes the Panda! Panda comes back this year! Seriously, I cannot find an appropriate opening introduction for this movie. To tell you the truth, I'm so excited!
Po was born as a Panda of a goose father. It's weird, it's funny, it's magically creative. But it's not what I'm trying to say. The comedy shows such a big tender animal can be superhero with his strong will, and his weakness on food as well.
The first movie was a big success. It would be interesting how Po maintain his 'KungFu Master' title in this sequel, in May 2011.
I wish it's really freaking awesoooooommmee!
Director: Jennifer Yuh. Starring: Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jack Black, Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu, Michelle Yeoh, Seth Rogen
Production: Dreamworks, 2011
The Smurf 3D
Nope! We're lost! I mean, those Smurfs are lost. They're so Smurf'd!
Packed far from Belgium, they're now in the city of nowhere and, still, under chasing of Gargamel. I was so smurfly excited when I saw the poster in a movie magazine I bought, but, somehow, I was disappointed when I saw the trailer for the first time. The Smurfs aren't so smurf, just like I smurfed them when I was a smurf (=The Smurfs aren't so cute, just like I read them when I was a child). Too much Smurf in my life!
The movie will be in 3D and mixed with live actions, staring Hank Azaria, Katy Perry and Neil Patrick Harris. Smurf them to smurf in the cinema in August 2011.
Director: Raja Gosnell; Original Story: Peyo; Starring: Hank Azaria, Jonathan Harris, Katy Perry, Neil Patrick Harris; Production: Columbia Pictures
This one, again animated in 3D, Puss in Boots doesn't do anything good and nice when we read about him in children storybooks. He teams up with another cute villains to steal Goose with golden eggs. He isn't that nice, see? But the story goes far before he meets Shrek.
Wanna see Puss' past life?
Director: Chris Miller; Starring: Antiono Banderas, Billy Bob Thronton, and Zach Galifianakis; Production: Dreamworks.
Winnie the Pooh the Movie 2011
Pooh's adventure comes in 2D, exactly the same style when we saw them for the first time. New story, new adventure come with same old same habits of Pooh with the honeybee trouble, Eeyore's donkey-ly mellow drama looking for his TRUE-TAIL (not love), lost wisdom of Owl, and bouncy greeting of Tigger and sweet buddy the Hundred Wood Acres ever had, Piglet.
Pooh will 'show up' in the cinema in 2011.After years, we'll sitting the cinema seats like a 8 year old, hoping to be Christopher Robin holding the silly old bear....
Director: Stephen J Anderson, Don Hall; Original Story: A.A. Milne; Starring: Craig Ferguson, Jim Cummings, Tom Kenney; Production: Walt Disney Animation Studios