Saturday, June 10, 2017

New Trailers: 'Coco', 'DuckTales' ,'Starship Troopers' and more

With new trailers hitting the web all the time it can be easy to miss them. Luckily, your pals here at AFA try to keep on top of the animation ones for you. This week we've seen a fair few arrive in a short space of time, so we've rounded them up for your convenience. Because we're nice like that.



Pixar's Coco gets a first full trailer after a teaser and a short film gave us the first look at film's world. Based on Mexican traditions surrounding The Day Of The Dead, it follows a young boy named Miguel who crosses over to the next world. The trailer is pretty old-school in its use of a voice-over (not something we see so much in trailers these days). It also gives us our best look so far of the film's version of the Land of The Dead. When the first footage came out, some people inevitably compared it to the similarly themed Book Of Life. However, in the new trailer, we found that the film this beautifully rendered netherworld actually recalls most is Spirited Away.  Either way, this promises to be another unmissable release from Pixar.






Keeping it in the Disney family (but this time in television) we also got another teaser for the upcoming DuckTales reboot. Released on Donald Duck's birthday (June 9) the clip features Scrooge McDuck and Louie and a magical clock. The new clip shows us two things. One: that time-travel will feature in the show, and two: how David Tennant's Scrooge will sound. It's clear he's not just trying to imitate the legendary Alan Young, and that's almost definitely for the best.  We still can't wait for the series to begin later this summer.



Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars is the second all-CGI sequel to the original 1997 Starship Troopers movie, following on from 2012's Invasion.  That movie was considerably better than any of the live-action Troopers sequels and featured some impressive animation. This trailer makes it look like that could continue to be the case here. This time around though, original stars Casper Van Dien and Dina Meyer will reprise their roles from the original flick. Traitor Of Mars will be in US cinemas for one day only in August.



Finally,  ahead of it's July 8 Japan release, a new trailer has arrived Mary And The Witch's Flower. Coming from the ex-Ghibli staffers at Studio Ponoc and Arriety director Hiromasa Yonebayashi, it continues to look like the next best thing to a new Studio Ghibli film. Think of a cross between Kiki's Delivery Service and Howl's Moving Castle and you'll be not a million miles away.







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