JUMPCUT’s Animated Favourites Spotify Playlist

For our latest playlist we decided to shift our focus to the world of animation! We tasked the team to fill a new playlist with their favourite songs and scores from animated films, and, of course, they didn’t disappoint!

The playlist is brimming with classics from the likes of Disney hits such as ‘Go the Disance’ from Hercules, The Lion King’s ‘Circle of Life’, and ‘Reflection’ from Mulan. Other films that grace our playlist include Coco, Kubo and the Two Strings, Oliver and Company, Brother Bear, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and lots more!

The playlist currently clocks in at 2 hours 45 minutes, but we’re offering you the opportunity to add 3 of your favourites to this playlist! Feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments below, or fire them over to us on Twitter and we’ll add them in!

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Grab Your Capes! Here’s Our First Look At The Captain Underpants Film

Entertainment Weekly have spent the week leading up to Christmas releasing some exciting exclusive photographs for upcoming 2017 films, including ‘Justice League’ and ‘Wonder Woman’. Then on Christmas day, EW tweeted the first exclusive look at the upcoming ‘Captain Underpants’ movie, which is based Dave Pilkey’s books with the same name. Yes… that’s a thing. 

‘Captain Underpants’ follows the story of best friends George Beard (voiced by Kevin Hart) and Harold Hutchins (Thomas Middleditch), two fourth graders who successfully hypnotise their mean school principle, Mr. Krupp (Ed Helms), and make him believe he’s the superhero from their homemade comic books, Captain Underpants. Donning a red curtain as a cape, and a pair of bright white underwear, Captain Underpants is brought to life and George and Harold couldn’t find it any more hilarious. 

‘Captain Underpants’ leaps into UK theatres 26th May 2017

Written by Tom Sheffield

Time To Find Dory

The sequel to everyone’s favourite Pixar movie ‘Finding Nemo’ (and here’s the proof) is coming along swimmingly by the looks of things. If this latest trailer is anything to go by, we should be set for plenty of laughs and another great story from under the sea.

Do you think we needed this sequel? What’s your favourite Pixar movie? Let us know your thoughts.

Don’t forget, Finding Dory dives into UK cinemas 29th July 2016

 

Why SING Is Going To Rock

Written by Dalton Brown

Scrolling through the “Upcoming Releases” section on IMDb, I came across a movie that looked very promising. The thing that caught my eye was not the title, but instead the leading actress; Scarlett Johansson. I guess you could say I’m a fan of her and the movies she’s in. I was particularly impressed with her performance in ‘Under The Skin’ and she also kills it as the Operating System in ‘Her’. Hell, even her character in ‘The Spongebob Squarepants Movie’ is entertaining. Needless to say, I like her and I think she could be one of the best actresses around today. I also think she’s very attractive too, so there’s that.

Getting back on track, she’s going to star in an upcoming movie alongside Taron Egerton, Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, and Nick Offerman. The movie is titled ‘Sing’ and it’s an animated musical. Although plot details are kind of limited at present, it’s about anthropomorphic animals trying to help a koala save his beloved theatre. As you may have guessed, the plot didn’t exactly get my attention, but the cast certainly did.

Ever since I saw Taron Egerton in the awesome ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ movie, I’ve been rooting for him to star in more shit and it looks like my dream came true, as he’s not only going to be in ‘Sing’, but ‘Eddie The Eagle’ as well (both of which are coming out this year). ‘Eddie the Eagle’ comes out sometime in March, whereas ‘Sing’ releases later in the year, amid the festive frenzy in December.

The only thing I’m wary about is the fact that ‘Sing’ is an animated musical…but I’m also kinda excited about that too. I have rarely seen a good animated musical; most of them are pure garbage. No, I wasn’t a fan of ‘Happy Feet’, nor was I a fan of ‘Happy Feet 2’ either. Come to think of it, I don’t think I even saw ‘Happy Feet 2’. I don’t remember, there’s too many penguin musicals out there, like ‘The Pebble and The Penguin’, which was absolutely atrocious. Needless to say, animated musicals seem to bore me because I feel as if they’re missing that “charm” that makes musicals like ‘Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory’ so entertaining and lovable.

I seriously think that ‘Sing’ will break the trend of bad animated musicals though, because the character designs look cool. There’s an elephant character in there, and when I saw that, I was sold (mainly because I love elephants). I’m just hoping that Egerton will be voicing the elephant because that would be a dream come true; a dream that I didn’t even know I had until five minutes ago, when I first heard about ‘Sing’. The other reason I think ‘Sing’ will be a success is because of the plot. It’s odd, for sure, but there’s potential for a great movie there. The poster, too, really caught my eye. Resembling the exterior of a Broadway theatre, with the names of the cast on the marquee; it’s simple, but I find it aesthetically pleasing.

To wrap this up, I think that this year is a very good year for movies, especially when it comes to animated films. 2015 was a pretty shitty year for animation, but with Disney’s ‘Moana’, Laika’s ‘Kubo and The Two Strings’ and an all-star cast lending their voices to ‘The Little Prince’, this year looks set to be a big improvement. I just hope that all of these movies deliver some fun, and I especially hope that ‘Sing’ is as phenomenal as it promises to be. Bring it on 2016, I’m ready!