Lionsgate, January 8, 2010
Directors: Peter and Michael Spierig
Starring: Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke, Sam Neill, Claudia Karvan, Michael Dorman, Vince Colosimo
Synopsis: In the year 2017, a plague has transformed most every human into vampires. Faced with a dwindling blood supply, the dominant plots their survival; meanwhile, a researcher (Hawke) works with a covert band of vamps on a way to save the human race.
The Pet Pals and Marco Polo’s Code
Gruppo Alcuni, January 2010 (Italy)
Director: Sergio Manfio
Synopsis: The popular Italian animated series goes the CG route in this theatrical release which finds the six friends fighting the evil Crow Witch to find Marco Polo’s code and track down the Parallel Palace of magic in Venice.
The Illusionist
Django Films/CineB/Pathé Int’l, Spring (France + U.K.), February 16, 2010
Director: Sylvain Chomet
Synopsis: A struggling stage entertainer in 1950s Scotland is forced to accept low-paying assignments in fringe theaters and bars, until an admiring young woman changes his life forever. Based on an unproduced script by the late French comedy master, Jacques Tati.
Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland
Disney, March 5, 2010
Director: Tim Burton
Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Sheen, Matt Lucas, Crispin Glover, Stephen Fry, Alan Rickman
Synopsis: A sequel style interpretation of Lewis Carroll’s classic, which sees a teenage Alice return to Wonderland with no memory of her previous journey there. The film will combine performance-capture animation with live-action footage.
How to Train Your Dragon
DreamWorks/Paramount, March 26, 2010
Director: Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois
Starring: Gerard Butler, Jonah Hill, America Ferrera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jay Baruchel
Synopsis: Cressida Cowell’s literary creation, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III (Baruchel), Viking tween extraordinaire, is cleaving his way into theaters to try and turn his toothless and thoroughly unintimidating dragon into a fearsome mount. Good luck with that, Hiccup.
Clash of the Titans
Warner Bros., April 2, 2010
Director: Louis Letterier
Starring: Sam Worthington, Ralph Fiennes, Liam Neeson, Alexa Davalos
Synopsis: Greece's god-born hero Perseus (Worthington) embarks with a band of warriors to stop Hades (Fiennes), the cruel god of the underworld, from overthrowing Zeus and unleashing the furies of hell on earth.
A Nightmare on Elm Street
New Line, April 30, 2010
Director: Samuel Bayer
Starring: Jackie Earle Haley, Kyle Gallner, Rooney Mara, Katie Cassidy, Thomas Dekker, Kellan Lutz
Synopsis: A revamp of the '80s horror classic about a group of teenagers who are terrorized by a disfigured killer in their dreams.
Iron Man 2
Marvel/Paramount, May 7, 2010
Director: Jon Favreau
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Don Cheadle, Mickey Rourke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Samuel L. Jackson
Synopsis: The jig is up for billionaire playboy-cum-armored super hero Tony Stark. Amidst pressures to turn over his technology to the military, the hero known as Iron Man must forge new alliances and face new terrible forces of destruction in this much-anticipated sequel.
Robin Hood
Universal, May 14, 2010
Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, William Hurt, Mark Strong, Mark Addy, Oscar Isaac, Danny Huston
Synopsis: Based on the legend and set in 12th century England, Sir Robin of Loxley (Crowe) returns from the Crusades and uses his guile and skill to rid his village of tyranny and injustice ... and to woo the lovely Marian (Blanchett).
Shrek Forever After
DreamWorks, May 21, 2010
Director: Mike Mitchell
Starring: Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews, Eric Idle, Justin Timberlake, Paul McCartney
Synopsis: Now that he’s a family man, America’s favorite ogre is feeling glum and bored with his docile life—autographing pitchforks instead of rampaging through villages. When he makes a deal with Rumplestiltskin to regain his glory, he finds himself in a bizarre alternate Far Far Away where he and Fiona have never met, and must struggle to put things right and get back his true love.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Disney, May 28, 2010
Director: Mike Newell
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Aterton, Ben Kingsley, Alfred Molina
Synopsis: Based on the popular video game; the adopted heir to the Persian throne in the 6th century teams up with an adventurous princess to recover the Sands of Time--which has the power to control time--from a villainous nobleman.
Fox, June 4, 2010
Director: Tom Dey
Starring: Owen Wilson, Emma Stone, Steve Coogan, Ron Perlman, Judy Greer, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jeremy Piven
Synopsis: The oversized doggie star of the popular comic strip makes his bigscreen debut (voice by Owen Wilson), joining his family as they move to a new town and try to put a damper on the chaos he creates.
Toy Story 3
Disney/Pixar, June 18, 2010
Director: Lee Unkrich
Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, John Ratzenberger, Wallace Shawn, Don Rickles, Estelle Harris, Ned Beatty, Michael Keaton, Jodi Benson
Synopsis: Dust off the toy box: Woody, Buzz and the gang are back in another adventure. In this installment, Andy is all grown up and off to college, leaving the toys to cope with being donated to a local day care center.
Jonah Hex
Warner, June 18, 2010
Director: Jimmy Hayward
Starring: Josh Brolin, John Malkovich, Megan Fox
Synopsis: An intense Western actioner based on the DC Comics character. Jonah Hex (Brolin) is an ex Confederate soldier turned bounty hunter who has been horribly disfigured from taking a few too many Yankee bullets. In this film the mercenary is after a bitter villain with whom he shares a troubled past, aided by his gun-totin' prostitute lady friend (Fox).
The Last Airbender
Paramount, July 2, 2010
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Starring: Noah Ringer, Nicola Peltz, Jackson Rathbone, Dev Patel, Jessica Jade Andres, Aasif Mandvi, Shaun Toub, Cliff Curtis, Keong Sim
Synopsis: Based on Nickelodeon’s smash hit 2D epic adventure series, Airbender follows a young boy named Aang (Ringer) who must fulfill a prophecy that will bring peace to the four nations of his world using magical “bending” control over the four elements of Air, Fire, Water and Earth.
Despicable Me
Universal, July 9, 2010
Directors: Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin
Starring: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Kristen Wiig, Will Arnett, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews
Synopsis: Unbeknownst to his cheerful suburban neighborhood, Gru (Carell) is hiding a veritable army of wicked henchmen and dastardly devices beneath his creepy old house, not to mention a nefarious plot to steal the moon! But he meets his match in three little orphan girls who would rather see him as their dad than as an evil mastermind.
Warner Bros., July 16, 2010
Director: Christopher Nolan
Starring: Leonardo Di Caprio, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ken Watanabe, Marion Cotillard, Michael Caine, Tom Hardy, Tom Berenger, Cillian Murphy, Lukas Haas, Tallulah Riley
Synopsis: This original sci-fi pic straight from the mind of Christopher Nolan explores how an idea can alter the course of history, following a business man named Cobb (Di Caprio) as he attempts to stop a plot that could alter the entire Earth's future.
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Disney, July 16, 2010
Director: Jon Turteltaub
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel
Synopsis: An unassuming college student (Baruchel) is surprisingly recruited by an honest-to-goodness sorcerer (Cage) who trains him in the art of magic so together they can battle the forces of darkness as they descend on modern day Manhattan.
The Borrower Arrietty
Studio Ghibli/Disney, July 17, 2010
Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Synopsis: A modern take on Mary Norton's novel The Borrowers set in modern day Tokyo which revolves around a group of tiny human creatures living beneath the floorboards of a home.
CBS/Warner, July 30, 2010
Director: Daniel Barnz
Starring: Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Hudgens, Mary-Kate Olsen, Neil Patrick Harris, Lisa Gay Hamilton
Synopsis: A handsome, popular high school student is transformed into his own unattractive nightmare with the only cure being to find someone who loves him for who he is. After his shallow father banishes him to New York, he stops a crime in progress and promises the criminal's daughter safety if she will stay in his apartment, setting the wheels in motion for our callous non-hero to learn his lesson and possibly break the curse.
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
Warners Bros., July 30, 2010
Director: Brad Peyton
Starring: Bette Midler, Alec Baldwin, Joe Pantoliano, Michael Clark Duncan, Katt Williams, Chris O'Donnell, Jack McBrayer, Paul Rodriguez, Roger Moore
Synopsis: The age-old battle between cats and dogs has been ramped up with super spy gadgets, and now a new threat emerges as crazed feline Kitty Galore (Midler) goes rogue targeting not only her longtime canine foes, but her former kitty comrades as well, forcing the enemy factions to band together to stop her.
Scott Pilgrim vs the World
Universal, August 13, 2010
Director: Edgar Wright
Starring: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Anna Kendrick, Alison Pill, Mark Webber
Synopsis: The film follows the romantic entanglements of a bass guitarist who struggles to win the girl of his dreams by defeating her seven evil ex-boyfriends, while dealing with the interference of his own exes. Based on the comic book series by Bryan Lee O'Malley.
Bunyan & Babe
MGM, August 27, 2010
Directors: Tony Bancroft, Jim Rygiel
Starring: John Goodman, Eddie Griffin, Kelsey Grammer, Bridger Zadina, Dorien Davies
Synopsis: Exodus Film Group’s latest adventure will finally hit theaters thanks to MGM. The film follows two children who discover larger-than-life (and fully animated) folk hero Paul Bunyan (Goodman) and his giant ox (Griffin) have been hiding out near their grandfather’s farm, just in time for them to help save the farm from a demented property developer!
The Prodigies (La Nuit des Enfants Rois)
Attitude Studio/Onyx Films/Fidelite Films/Studio 37/LuxAnimation, September 2010 (France)
Director: Antoine Charreyron
Synopsis: After five teen prodigies are assaulted in Central Park, they band together to fight the forces of evil as a disaster of apocalyptic proportions nears. This edgy adaptation of Bernard Lenteric’s 1980 novel uses live-action actors as the basis for its trippy CG animation.
Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil
Weinstein/Summit, September 3, 2010
Director: Mike Disa
Starring: Hayden Panettiere, Glenn Close, Patrick Warburton, Martin Short, Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Bill Murray, Joan Cusack, Brad Garrett, Andy Dick, Cory Edwards
Synopsis: For the sequel, Red teams up with Wolf to investigate the disappearance of candy-house crashers Hansel and Gretel as well as Mr. Alligator.
Guardians of Ga'Hoole
Warner Bros., September 24, 2010
Director: Zack Snyder
Starring: Jim Sturgess, Geoffrey Rush, Emilie de Ravin, Ryan Kwanten, Hugo Weaving, Sam Neill, Helen Mirren
Synopsis: Based on the fantasy books by Kathryn Lasky about a society of owls and their mystical fight against evil.
DreamWorks/Paramount, November 5, 2010
Director: Tom McGrath
Starring: Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Tina Fey
Synopsis: When a dastardly supervillain finally overthrows his heroic adversary, instead of feeling triumphant he just feels... purposeless. So he sets about creating a new rival, only to find that his creation is even more bent on supervillainy and must be stopped!
Cat Tale
MGM/Imagi, November 10, 2010
Director: Felix Ip
Starring: Sean Astin, Elisha Cuthbert, Stanley Tucci, Alam Cumming
Synopsis: A cat named Rover, who has been raised by canines in Dogtown, sets off on an adventure to find his roots by traveling to Catopolis.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I
Warner Bros., November 19, 2010
Director: David Yates
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Ralph Fiennes, Bill Nighy, Jim Broadbent, Helena Bonham Carter, Gary Oldman, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, Brandan Gleeson
Synopsis: The first film installment of the final Harry Potter chapter find Harry, Ron and Hermione setting out from Hogwarts to find and destroy the Horcruxes, the secret to Lord Voldemort's power.
Disney, November 24, 2010
Directors: Byron Howard, Nathan Greno
Starring: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Pam Hyatt, Matthew Gray Gubler
Synopsis: Originally slated as a sassy modern send-up of Rapunzel, the story will stay true to the Brothers’ Grimm fairy tale and focus on the mystery surrounding the young tower-bound princess with seemingly endless locks.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Walden/Fox, December 10, 2010
Director: Michael Apted
Starring: Ben Barnes, Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley, Will Poulter, Liam Neeson, Bill Nighy
Synopsis: The third installment of the film series based on the books by C.S. Lewis finds Lucy (Henley) and Edmund (Keynes) staying with a cousin, when they find themselves magically drawn into a painting of a ship, where they meet the new King Caspian (Barnes).
Tron Legacy
Disney, December 17, 2010
Director: Joseph Kosinski
Starring: Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Bruce Boxleitner, Michael Sheen, Olivia Wilde, Beau Garrett, John Hurt
Synopsis: This retro revamp sequel follows Kevin Flynn's (Bridges) 27-year-old tech savvy son Sam (Hedlund) as he investigates his father's disappearance, only to be sucked into the world of vicious programs and gladiator games his father has been trapped in for years. With Kevin's loyal friend (Wilde) they set out on a life and death journey across the dangerous cyber universe.
Yogi Bear
Warner Bros., December 17, 2010
Director: Eric Brevig
Starring: Dan Aykroyd, Justin Timberlake, Christine Taylor, Tom Cavanagh, Anna Faris
Synopsis: Plucked straight from the popular Hanna-Barbera series, film follows the adventures of Yogi (voiced by Aykroyd) and Boo Boo (Timberlake) as they try to evade Ranger Smith (Cavanagh) in their quest for plucking pic-a-nic baskets. When the ursine duo encounter a nature documentary filmmaker (Farris), they hatch a plot to set her up with the Ranger.
The Green Hornet
Sony/Columbia, December 22, 2010
Director: Michel Gondry
Starring: Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Christoph Waltz, Cameron Diaz
Synopsis: A modern take on the popular retro hero from radio and TV who dons a green mask and fedora to fight crime with the help of his valet and some crafty sting operations.
Gulliver's Travels
Fox, December 22, 2010
Director: Rob Letterman
Starring: Jack Black, Emily Blunt, Jason Segel, Billy Connolly, Catherine Tate
Synopsis: Based on the classic novel by Jonathan Swift about an adventurer named Lemuel Gulliver (Black) and his discovery of the Lilliputians.

2010 Release Dates To Be Announced

Yona Yona Penguin
Madhouse/Denis Friedman Prod., TBA 2010 (Japan)
Director: Rintaro
Synopsis: Like most six-year-old girls, our heroine enjoys the occasional nighttime romp around town dressed as a penguin. (Right…?) One night she stumbles into a strange subterranean world and is mistaken for a prophesied bird who will help the underground society fight off the evil Emperor of Darkness.
Rogue Pictures, TBA 2010
Director: Fredrik Bond
Synopsis: Punky young babe Cassie gets her kicks travelling the country to track down muderers and give them a taste of justice, accompanied by her loyal protector, Vlad. Based on the comics and one-offs by Tim Seeley and Stefano Caselli.
Ernest & Celestine
Les Armateurs/Studio 352/Digital Graphics Studiocanal/La Parti, TBA 2010
Directors: Benjamin Renner, Vincent Patar, Stephanie Aubier
Synopsis: An abandoned mouse and a lonely bear form an unlikely friendship as they brave the hardships of a bohemian life on the fringes of society. Based on the children’s books by Gabrielle Vincent.
Mighty Mouse
Paramount/Nickelodeon, TBA 2010
Synopsis: The Mouse of Steel will be zipping around fighting crime as always in this tale which will poke fun at the last 60 years of superhero history. Conceptual artist/designer Barry Jackson (How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Titan A.E.) is guiding the visual development for the CG project, which is written by Maurice Chauvet (Three-Fifty) and Chris Vail. Nick plans to launch a TV series based on the film as well as a book on the history of the caped vermin in conjunction with the release.
Warner Bros., TBA 2010
Director: Jerry O’Flaherty
Synopsis: Staying true to its cartoon roots, the film will focus on the cat-tastic gang’s flight from their destroyed home planet of Thundera, as Lion-O grows into his role as leader of the group and they face off against skeletal enemy Mumm-Ra.
The Hero of Color City
Magnolia Pictures, TBA 2010
Director: Becky Bristow
Starring: Christina Ricci, Rosie Perez, Craig Ferguson, Arsenio Hall
Synopsis: An ‘80s TV toon throwback style set up: A group of anthropomorphic crayons team up to stop a villain who despises color and joy from destroying their chromatically diverse city. With the power of friendship, perhaps? The waxy heros and their colorful world are being animated by Igor producers Exodus Film Group.

2011 Releases

Sony Screen Gems, January 14, 2011
Director: Scott Stewart
Starring: Paul Bettany, Karl Urban, Maggie Q, Cam Gigandet
Synopsis: This vampire-western follows a warrior priest who violates church law by joining with a wasteland sherriff and a priestess on a mission to hunt down the bloodsucking fiends who kidnapped his niece.
Paramount, March 18, 2011
Director: Gore Verbinski
Starring: Johnny Depp, Abigail Breslin, Isla Fisher, Alfred Molina, Ray Winstone, Harry Dean Stanton, Ned Beatty, Alanna Ubach
Synopsis: Depp stars as the voice of the film's housepet hero who embarks on an adventure to discover his true self.
Fox/Blue Sky, April 8, 2011
Director: Carlos Saldanha
Starring: Anne Hathaway, Neil Patrick Harris, Rodrigo Santoro, Kate del Castillo, Bernardo De Paula, Tracy Morgan, George Lopez, Jesse Eisenberg
Synopsis: A rare macaw named Blu living in a Minnesota zoo thinks he is the last of his species, but when he gets word that a female macaw has been spotted in South America, Blu sets out for Rio to find her.
Paramount, May 6, 2011
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Jaimie Alexander
Synopsis: A powerful but arrogant Norse warrior, Thor is cast down to earth as punishment for reigniting an ancient war. Among mortals he must learn what it takes to be a true hero, especially as a dangerous villain plots to unleash the darkest forces of Asgard upon the mortal plane.
Kung Fu Panda 2: The Kaboom of Doom
DreamWorks, June 3, 2011
Director: Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Starring: Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross
Synopsis: This action-packed sequel finds Po, Sifu and the Furious Five must confront an evil that threatens the very existence of kung fu, and Po is also forced to face his past.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II
Warner Bros., July 15, 2011
Director: David Yates
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Ralph Fiennes, Bill Nighy, Jim Broadbent, Helena Bonham Carter, Gary Oldman, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, Brandan Gleeson
The Smurfs
Columbia/Sony, July 29, 2011
Director: Raja Gosnell
Starring: John Lithgow, Julia Sweeney
Synopsis: The blue-skinned, hard-working little guys, created by Beligan comic artist Peyo (Pierre Culliford) make their big 3-D, CG/live-action feature debut. David Stem and David Weiss (Shrek) are penning the script. Now just try and get their famous theme song out of your head! The Hanna-Barbera cartoon first debuted in 1981 on NBC and spawned 256 episodes and several Emmys.
Cars 2
Disney/Pixar, December, 2011
Director: Brad Lewis
Starring: Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt, Jennifer Lewis, Larry the Cable Guy
Synopsis: Details are fuzzy, but a round-the-world journey featuring Lightning McQueen (Wilson) and Mater the tow truck (Larry) will set the stage for any auto-related hijinks.
The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn
Paramount/DreamWorks/Amblin, December 23, 2011
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Gad Elmaleh, Toby Jones, Mackenzie Crook
Synopsis: Hergé’s internationally beloved comic-book character Tintin the globetrotting reporter discovers a clue to an ancient treasure that turns out to be from Captain Haddock’s (Serkis) ancestor Sir Francis Haddock.

2011 Release Dates To Be Announced

Winnie the Pooh
Disney, Spring 2011
Directors: Stephen J. Anderson and Don Hall
Starring: Jim Cummings, Tom Kenny, Craig Ferguson
Puss in Boots: Story of an Ogre Killer
DreamWorks, 2011 TBA
Director: Chris Miller
Starring: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis
Synopsis: The ever-popular Puss of Shrek fame finally gets his own spin-off adventure which will delve into the years before the cuddly swashbuckler met up with the heroic ogre. Buzz around town is that the romantic feline (voiced by heartthrob Antonio Banderas) will woo a furry love interest in addition to kicking major tail!
Egill: The Last Pagan
Lichthof Prod./CAOZ, TBA 2011
Director: Aron Gauder
Synopsis: This Hungarian/Icelandic/Polish CG toon is based on the Icelandic epic about Egill the Viking, a brute of a warrior known for his pride and bad temper, who sets out to seek revenge from the King of Norway after he insults his family. Polish studio Se-Ma-For will tackle the puppets and stop-motion filming, while Hungarian co-producers, including Tadpole Studio, deliver the CG software required to finish the animation.
Warner/Imagi, TBA 2011 (Japan, U.S.)
Synopsis: This adaptation is said to explore the creation of the bird-suited Science Ninja Team and their early struggles against Galactor, with some darker tones for a slightly more mature audience.
Gnomeo and Juliet
Miramax, TBA 2011 (U.K.)
Director: Kelly Asbury
Starring: James McAvoy, Emily Blunt
Synopsis: Ever thought Shakespeare’s classic Romeo and Juliet could use more pointy hats? This reimagining follows star-crossed lovers who each belong to a different clan in a feud between indoor and outdoor garden gnomes. Sir Elton John is producing the project alongside his partner David Furnish, Steve Hamilton Shaw and animation vets Baker Bloodworth and Igor Khait.
Michael Sporn Animation, TBA 2011
Director: Michael Sporn
Starring: Alfred Molina, Dianne Wiest, Joanna Scanlan, Mark Somen
Synopsis: Based on the life of the famous tortured author, the plot is interspersed with scenes and stories from Poe’s dark, unnerving works.
Power of the Dark Crystal
The Jim Henson Co., TBA 2011
Director: Genndy Tartakovsky
Synopsis: No concrete story plans have been announced, but the film is set to be a true sequel taking places several years after the events of The Dark Crystal. Henson is teaming with its Farscape partner, Omnilab Media, to produce the flick from a script by Craig Pearce (Moulin Rouge!).

2012 Releases

Hotel Transylvania
Sony Pictures, February 7, 2012
Director: Jill Culton
Synopsis: He’s a little bit country, she’s a little bit rock ‘n’ roll… and of course by “rock ‘n’ roll” we mean Dracula’s voluptuous vampire daughter and by “country” we mean bloodsucker-stabbin’ vampire hunter Simon Van Helsing… But who said being born mortal enemies had to stand in the way of romance?
The Lorax
Universal/Illusion Ent., March 2, 2012
Directors: Chris Renaud, Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio
Synopsis: Based on the children's book by Dr. Seuss (a.k.a. Theodor Geisel) about a greedy entrepreneur who strips the landscape of its precious trees, despite protests from the tree-loving Lorax, with disastrous results.
The Guardians of Childhood
DreamWorks, November 4, 2012
Director: Jeffrey Lynch
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio
Synopsis: Based on forthcoming books by William Joyce (A Day with Wilbur Robinson) of the same title about a band of mythical figures like Jack Frost (DiCaprio), Santa, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny and the Sandman who come together to prevent the Boogeyman from plunging the world into eternal darkness.

2012 Release Dates To Be Announced

The Bear and the Bow
Disney/Pixar, TBA 2012
Director: Brenda Chapman
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, John Ratzenberger
Synopsis: Merida, a young girl born into the Scottish royal family (Witherspoon), abandons her family name in order to pursue her dream of becoming an archer. However, her brash decisions end up destroying her father’s kingdom as well as her mother’s life—mistakes she struggles to set right.
King of the Elves
Disney, 2012 TBA
Directors: Aaron Blaise, Robert Walker
Synopsis: Based on the short story by Philip K. Dick, the film will center on a Mississippi man who suddenly finds himself the ruler of a community if elves after defending them from an evil troll.
Disney/Pixar, 2012 TBA
Director: Gary Rydstrom
Synopsis: Two university lab newts, Newt and Brooke, don't get along--Newt is intelligent but pampered, Brooke is streetwise and no-nonsense--but being as they are the last of their blue-footed kind, they are being forced to make romantic sparks fly to carry on the species.

Release Dates TBA

Ethel and Ernest
TV Cartoons/Cartoon Saloon, TBA
Director: Roger Mainwood
Synopsis: Based on the book by acclaimed British author and illustrator Raymond Briggs (The Snowman), this traditionally animated 90-minute film follows the life and times of Briggs’ own parents who meet in the 1930s and live through four decades of social change in London. Produced by British toon veteran John Coats, the man behind such timeless animated gems such as The Snowman, Yellow Submarine, The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends, Wind in the Willows and When the Wind Blows.
My Dog Tulip
Norman Twain Prod., TBA
Directors: Paul and Sandra Fierlinger
Starring: Christopher Plummer, Lynn Redgrave, Isabella Rossellini, Brian Murray
Synopsis: Based on J.R. Ackerley’s well-loved 1956 novel about the strong friendship between a man and a German Shepherd he rescues. This new indie feature skews older than most animated movies, but promises to be a powerful work.
The Legend of Spyro 3D
Universal, Christmas-ish, TBA
Director: Mark Dippé
Starring: Elijah Wood, Gary Oldman
Synopsis: The film will follow an origin story about the popular purple dragon. Raised by fireflies, Spyro only realizes his true power when their village is attacked and his fire-breathing instincts kick in. Not only that, he’s also part of a prophesy that foretells the destruction of the insidious Dark Master. With his dragonfly sidekick, Sparx, Spyro sets out on a seemingly impossible quest to defeat the villain and his black dragon.
Around the World in 50 Years
nWave Pictures/Illuminata Pictures, TBA
Director: Ben Stassen
Starring: Tim Curry, Kathy Griffin, Melanie Griffith, Ed Begley Jr., Stacy Keach
Synopsis: A small turtle born in 1959 spends half a century traveling the globe as the world around him changes because of global warming and man’s environmental disasters.
Alphanim/La Fabrique/Lanterna Magica/Haut et Court, TBA
Director: Dominique Monféry
Synopsis: The heroes and heroines of famous children’s literature come to life thanks to a magical library given to a young boy by his grandmother. However, if the characters leave the library, their stories will be forgotten forever
Mary and Max
Melodrama Pictures/Icon Distrib., TBA
Director: Adam Elliot
Starring: Toni Colette, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Eric Bana; narrated by Barry Humpries (Dame Edna)
Synopsis: An unlikely pen-pal friendship develops between Mary, a lonely eight-year-old girl in Melbourne, and Max, a 44-year-old, obese man with Asperger's Syndrome living in New York.
The Sandman and the Lost Sand of Dreams
Scopas Medien/MotionWorks, TBA
Director: Jesper Møller
Synopsis: A young boy named Miko has to overcome his fears in order to help the Sandman save the dreams of children all over the world in Dreamland. Based on a popular German’s children’s TV series, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year.
The Secret of Kells
Cartoon Saloon/Gébéka/Buena Vista, TBA
Director: Tomm Moore
Starring: Evan McGuire, Christen Mooney, Mick Lally, Brendan Gleeson
Synopsis: A young orphan living with the monks of the Abbey of Kells, a monastery during the Middle Ages, gets involved in the illustration of the famous illustrated manuscript. Lucky auds in Ireland, France and Belgium have seen the movie… Now how about some U.S. distribution!


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