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Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote star in Looney Tunes’ Fur of Flying

Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote star in Looney Tunes' Fur of Flying

The Road Runner runs. Wile E. Coyote chases. The struggle has gone on for 50 years, and will likely continue through the end of time. Though now, that chase has reached the Looney Tunes plateaus of both CG and 3D. And, no doubt, Wile E. Coyote is falling off said plateaus. The pair burst from the screen with state-of-the-art CG animation, rendered in stereoscopic 3D, in Fur of Flying, the second of three Looney Tunes theatrical 3D cartoon shorts featuring Wile E. Coyote’s epic quest to capture the Road Runner. Those of you who checked out Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole this weekend got your first look at the duo, and ACME products like a homemade helicopter helmet. Soaring through the sky and over the cliffs, it’s a surefire way to catch the Road Runner … assuming he can avoid military testing grounds.

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole makes box office debut

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole makes box office debut

This past weekend, a legend was born on the screen. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps!! No… wait. Well, OK, the Wall Street movie did come in first once all was said and done at the box office. But, more importantly to us, the Owls of Ga’Hoole got their time to shine as well, with Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole just missing the top spot in it’s first weekend at theaters. Pulling in just over $16 million dollars over the three day span, the film is running on a par with expectations, which predict the tale to catch on slowly, but pick up steam as it goes. Alpha and Omega, the other animated flick in the bunch, was down to 8th place in it’s 5th week at the box office. Have you seen either, both, or neither?

The Guardians of Childhood gets a new release date from DreamWorks Animation

The Guardians of Childhood gets a new release date from DreamWorks Animation

There’s a lot of shuffleboard being played with animated movies. Monsters, Inc. 2 has a new date, Beauty and the Beast 3D was pulled, and now it appears DreamWorks Animation has followed suit, changing the release date of their upcoming film The Guardians of Childhood (not to be confused with Guardians of Ga’Hoole’s Legend of the Guardians). In an effort to combat the mega popular Twilight Saga franchise and their upcoming Breaking Dawn, The Guardians moves from opening November 2nd 2012 to opening on November 21st 2012. The film features a group of heroes from various childhood tales: Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, a Genie, the Sandman, and Jack Frost. The group joins together in an effort to stop Pitch the Boogeyman from sending the world into “eternal darkness”. The CG animated comedy, “a contemporary fairytale”, is based on the books by William Joyce.

Warner Bros. brings Looney Tunes’ Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote back to the big screen

Warner Bros. brings Looney Tunes' Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote back to the big screen

Years ago, movies were big events. OK, they’re still big events now, but back in the 40s, 50s, and 60s, they were huge events. Sometimes, it would be a double feature, showing two movies instead of one, and more often than not, news reels and even cartoons would run before and after the showings. That’s, mostly, how the world was introduced to Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes pals. Taking a cue from this blast from the past, Warner Bros. Animation plans on reviving the in-theater toons with brand new, 3D animated shorts before relating Warner Bros. movies. The movies include July 30th’s Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, September 24th’s Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, and December 17th’s Yogi Bear. First up to bat; the classic chase between Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote – never seems to work out too well for the latter. Beep beep!

Guardians of Ga’Hoole now Legend of the Guardians, according to USAtoday.com

Guardians of Ga'Hoole now Legend of the Guardians, according to USAtoday.com

Warner Bros., likely in an effort to avoid becoming a bunch of “Ga’Hooligans”, has decided to change the name of the upcoming animated feature from from Guardians of Ga’Hoole to Legend of the Guardian. Maybe that’s Ga’Lame, maybe that’s Ga’Great, it really depends on how closely you want to stick to the 15-book series the movie is based, by Kathryn Lasky. The film still aims to hit theaters on September 24th, later this year, and will be headed up by Zack Snyder, featuring a voice over cast including Sam Neil, Jim Sturgess, Geoffrey Rush, Helen Mirren, Abbie Cornish, and Hugo Weaving among many others. Take a look at some of the early renders from the flick

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