News Bytes: Marcel the Shell’s Movie Etiquette, Universal Bumps ‘Migration’, New ‘Paws of Fury’ Clips & More

The most adorable mollusk in the cinema gives an extra special touch to Alamo Shooting House projections of Marcel the shell with shoes on with Jenny Slate’s character starring in a Public Service Announcement “Don’t Talk” advising moviegoers on proper behavior in the theater and the best way to shut up. Directed by Dean Fleischer-Camp and based on the short viral hit of the same name, the live-action/stop-motion feature began its limited run last weekend, with a special box office opening of $159.4K. The film opens nationwide on July 15 through A24.

Synopsis: Marcel (Slate) is an adorable one-inch-tall shell who barely survives with his grandmother Connie (Isabella Rossellini) and their pet, Alan. Once part of a sprawling community of shells, they now live alone as the sole survivors of a mysterious tragedy. But when a documentary filmmaker discovers them among the clutter of his Airbnb, the short film he posts online brings Marcel millions of passionate fans, as well as unprecedented dangers and new hope of finding his long-lost family. A beloved character makes his big screen debut in this funny and heartwarming story about finding connection in the smallest of corners. Also starring Rosa Salazar, Thomas Mann and Lesley Stahl.


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Universal Pictures has migrated the release date of the original lighting feature Migration, from next summer (June 30, 2023) until Friday, December 22, 2023. The above date stacked the modern family comedy against indiana jones 5; now, the holiday debut will see the animation powerhouse compete with Star Wars: Rogue Squadron and an untitled star trek continuation.

Directed by Oscar nominee Benjamin Renner (Ernest and Celestine) from an original script by Mike White (School of Rock) and produced by Illumination founder Chris Meledandri. Migration centers on a family of ducks who convince their overprotective father to go on the vacation of a lifetime, attempting to migrate from New England to the Bahamas via New York City.

Blue Water Film Festival 2022

Blue Water Film Festival 2022

the 3rd Annual Blue Water Film Festival, which celebrates the UN’s World Oceans Day, took place in San Diego from June 2-5. “This year’s festival will not only be remembered as a gathering of extraordinary environmental filmmakers with truly compelling stories about our oceans, water and the environment, but also as a reminder of how important it is to bring the community together,” said Greg Reitman, director and founder of the festival. . “We are honored to show some of the best selected environmental films from around the world. We consciously seek out these culturally significant environmental stories that are the voices of our oceans.”

As previously announced, AquaTeam – Adventure at sea by Massimo Montigiani won the BWFF Grand Jury Prize for Best Animated Short Film (with the Reitman jury, animation magazine President Jean Thoren and NYU-Tisch Professor Karl Bardosh). The great prizes also went to the documentary feature film The witness is a whale (Nick & Cheryl Dean) and live action short The fish and the flame (Nick Hutchison). The Global Citizen Award went to Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, and the Eco Hero Award went to surf legend Damien Hobgood.

AquaTeam-Adventure at sea

AquaTeam – Adventure at sea

The kung fu comedy masters behind Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank have released a new training montage clip as well as a new lyric video for the featured song, an original produced for the film by Ruwanga Samath, who has worked with artists like The Weeknd. Directed by Rob Minkoff, Mark Koetsier and Chris Bailey, the film hits theaters July 15 through Paramount Pictures/Nickelodeon Movies.

Synopsis: Hank (Michael Cera), a bloodhound struggling with his luck, finds himself in a town full of cats in need of a hero to defend them from a ruthless villain’s (Ricky Gervais) evil plan to wipe their town off the map. With the help of a reluctant teacher (Samuel L. Jackson) to train him, our underdog must take on the role of the town’s samurai and team up with the villagers to save the day. The only problem…cats hate dogs! Also starring Mel Brooks, George Takei, Aasif Mandvi, Gabriel Iglesias, Djimon Hounsou, Michelle Yeoh, Kylie Kuioka, and Cathy Shim.

read all about paws of fury in the 35th Anniversary edition of animation magazine (June-July ’22, No. 321), available now!

lazy allen

Small Adult Swimsuits has released his latest irreverent comedy toon on his YouTube channel. Created by popular TikTok (600K followers) and Instagram (72K) cartoonist Cliff Benfield, lazy allen follows Allen, a lazy college student who brings out the worst in every social circle he gets into. Episode 2 will be released on June 30, followed by Episode 3 on July 7. All episodes will be available on HBO Max later this year.

The titular character is voiced by Daniel Padulo. The series also features voice acting talent from New York comedians including Savannah DesOrmeaux, Nadia Pinder, Derick Gonzalez and Jared Schwartz. All episodes are written by Benfield, Padulo, and executive producer Adam Gold. The series is based on two proof-of-concept sketches shared on TikTok.

cartoon network keep celebrating Pride this week with special messages on social media bugs bunny as much as Adventure time #CoupleGoals marceline & Sweet Princess. The party continues with two hours proud to be you programming block each night with themed episodes of steven universe.

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