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Paddington 2 is a live-action animated comedy film directed and written by Paul King and Simon Farnaby that was released in 2017. It is the sequel to Paddington (2014) and is produced by Heyday Films and StudioCanal UK.
It is based on the adventures of Paddington Bear, created by Michael Bond (to whom the film is also dedicated, as he died that year).
Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Brendan Gleeson, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, and Hugh Grant feature in the live-action version of the film, which is a British-French-Luxembourgish co-production.
Paddington seeks to get a present for his aunt’s birthday in the film, but when the gift is stolen and he is wrongfully accused and imprisoned for the theft, he and his family must track down the true perpetrator and prove Paddington’s innocence.
Principal photography took place from October 2016 until June 2017. The film was released in theatres on November 10, 2017, in the United Kingdom, and December 6, 2017, in France, grossing a total of $227 million worldwide.
On Metacritic, it earned mostly positive reviews, and on Rotten Tomatoes, it received a perfect score (and was, with 245 positive reviews, the highest-rated film on the site until a negative review was registered at 246).
It has been hailed as one of the best films for both children and adults of the decade. At the 71st British Academy Film Awards, Grant received three nominations: Outstanding British Film, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Actor in a Supporting Role. A third film is in the works.
Sarah Smith and Jean-Philippe Vine direct Ron’s Gone Wrong, a 2021 computer-animated science-fiction comedy film co-directed by Octavio E. Rodriguez, produced by Julie Lockhart and Lara Breay, and written by Peter Baynham and Smith.
Barney, a socially awkward middle-schooler who meets a faulty robot named Ron, voiced by Zach Galifianakis, is played by Jack Dylan Grazer. Ron is in danger from corporate personnel, and Barney must find a method to defend him.
Ed Helms, Justice Smith, Rob Delaney, Kylie Cantrall, Ricardo Hurtado, and Olivia Colman provide additional voices.
Ron’s Gone Wrong is the first feature film from Locksmith Animation, as well as TSG Entertainment’s first entirely animated feature film. During the COVID-19 epidemic, all of the animation and voice acting for the film were done remotely.
The film had its global premiere on October 9, 2021, at the BFI London Film Festival, and was theatrically released on October 15, 2021, in the United Kingdom, and on October 22, 2021, in the United States, in a limited 3D release at AMC and Regency theatres, and originally in RealD 3D.
The film was supposed to be distributed by Paramount Pictures’ Paramount Animation label, but it was instead distributed by 20th Century Studios’ 20th Century Animation label.
Ron’s Gone Wrong is the first animated feature film from 20th Century Animation to be released in theatres since Blue Sky Studios closed on April 10, 2021, as well as the first animated feature film to be produced under the studio’s new moniker, 20th Century Studios. The film garnered excellent reviews and grossed $60.7 million worldwide.
3. Rango (2011)
Rango is a computer-animated Western comedy film directed by Gore Verbinski and based on a script by John Logan that was released in 2011.
Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, Ned Beatty, Alfred Molina, Bill Nighy, Stephen Root, Harry Dean Stanton, Ray Winstone, and Timothy Olyphant star in the film, which was co-produced by Verbinski alongside Graham King and John B. Carls.
The story revolves around Rango, a chameleon who finds himself in the town of Dirt, which is in desperate need of a new sheriff. Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon Movies, Verbinski’s Blind Wink Productions, King’s GK Films, and Industrial Light & Magic collaborated on Rango.
Rango had its world debut at Westwood on February 14, 2011, and was released in the United States by Paramount Pictures on March 4, 2011.
The movie was a critical and financial triumph, collecting $245.7 million against a $135 million budget.
The film won Best Animated Feature at the 84th Academy Awards, making it the first non-Disney or Pixar picture to do so since 2006’s Happy Feet, and the last until 2018’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
The Adventures of Tintin (also known as The Secret of the Unicorn) is a computer-animated action-adventure film released in 2011 based on Hergé’s comic book series of the same name.
Steven Spielberg directed and produced the film, which was co-produced by Peter Jackson and Kathleen Kennedy. Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright, and Joe Cornish wrote the screenplay.
Jamie Bell plays Tintin, and the film also stars Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Nick Frost, and Simon Pegg.
Critics applauded the visual effects, adherence to Hergé’s works, action sequences, cast performances, and soundtrack, with the picture being compared favorably to Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of Lost Ark. (1981).
The Adventures of Tintin was also a commercial success, grossing over $374 million and garnering numerous awards and nominations.
A sequel helmed by Jackson was announced, but it has been stuck in development hell ever since.
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius is a 2001 American computer-animated science-fiction comedy film distributed by Paramount Pictures and produced by Nickelodeon Movies, O Entertainment, and DNA Productions.
John A. Davis directed the picture, which he co-wrote with producer Steve Oedekerk. Debi Derryberry, Patrick Stewart, Martin Short, Rob Paulsen, and Jeffrey Garcia are among the cast members.
The story follows the title character, a super-intelligent child who must save all of his hometown’s parents from a species of egg-like aliens known as the Yolkians.
On December 21, 2001, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius was released.
The film was a box office triumph, generating $103 million worldwide against a $30 million budget, thanks to robust pre-release advertising. Characters, humor, vocal performances, and a sense of charm, joy, and wit received mostly positive reviews.
In 2001, it was nominated for the first Academy Award for Best Animated Feature but lost to Shrek. Until Rango (2011) was nominated and won, it was the only animated Nickelodeon film to be nominated in that category for nearly a decade.