In this animated adaptation of Ted Hughes' Cold War fable, a giant alien robot crash-lands near the small town of Rockwell, Maine, in 1957. Exploring the area, a local 9-year-old boy, Hogarth, discovers the robot, and soon forms an unlikely friendship with him. When a paranoid government agent, Kent Mansley, becomes determined to destroy the robot, Hogarth and beatnik Dean McCoppin must do what they can to save the misunderstood machine.
Set in the recognisably hi-tech but endangered city of San Fransokyo, Big Hero 6 is loosely based on a Marvel Comics tale. After his older brother Tadashi is killed in a mysterious accident, teenage micro-bot obsessive Hiro (Potter) is befriended by Tadashi’s creation – Baymax (Adsit, 30 Rock), a kind and unusually snowman-like robot. Hiro then successfully upgrades Baymax’s operating system to turn him into a crime-fighting automaton that might help solve the riddle of Tadashi’s death. The relationship between Baymax and Hiro provides the core of this beautifully rendered animation from co-directors Hall and Williams, whose impressive track records include writing and directing credits on WINNIE THE POOH and MULAN. The result is an assuredly affectionate buddy movie with a futuristic twist.
An enterprising koala puts on the world’s greatest singing show in this hilarious animated comedy. Buster Moon is a koala whose pride and joy is his theatre. But the once grand building has fallen on hard times and looks set to close its doors forever unless Buster can find a way to revive its fortunes. The one idea he has is to put on the world’s greatest singing competition – but will he find the next Leona Lewis or the next Honey G? From acclaimed director Garth Jennings (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Son of Rambow) comes this charming and hilariously funny animated comedy featuring the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly and Taron Egerton.
Harvie is a smart but a bit too lively boy with one ambition, to finish the last level of his computer game. Once in the Gamers Hall of Fame, his absent-minded father, would finally be proud of him. But finishing the game turns out to be only the start of a real adventure that takes Harvie, his dog Jerry, and his friend Monica deep into the forgotten realms of the city's old puppet museum.
The second of this series of films, Despicable Me 2 is the sequel to 2010’s hugely successful DESPICABLE ME. It revisits the now-reformed scoundrel Gru (Carrell), the mischievous sisters Margo, Edith and Agnes (Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier and Elsie Fisher) and crazy scientist Dr Nefario (Brand), and introduces two new characters, secret agent Lucy Wilde (Wiig, who voiced Hattie in the first film) and her boss, Silas Ramsbottom (Coogan), head of the mysterious Anti-Villain League.
Gru and the girls have been recruited, or rather captured, by Agent Lucy to help Silas neutralise the evil Eduardo (Benjamin Bratt)… and so the adventures begin.