Category: Press

Voice Acting with Tanner Zee

Tanner Zee from Cineplex got a lesson in voice acting from Rob Tinkler, who plays a mouse named Redline in The Nut Job 2. Check it out below!

EFPE in the UK

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Escape From Planet Earth was released in the UK on March 7th, 2014. It’s been great to see the movie released all over the world, but the London release deserved a picture. Gotta love those double decker buses!

The European rollout continues. The next major releases are France on May 7th, and Germany on May 29th.

More From Taiwan

All the 7-Elevens in Taiwan have Gary and Scorch on their Slurpee cups! Thanks to Eric, one of our lead animators, for sending these sweet photos.

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地球人壞壞!

Escape From Planet Earth was just released in Taiwan, where Chinese Mandopop singer Jam Hsiao played the voice of Scorch! It’s fun to see the international release roll out, and as they say in Chinese, 灼燒我,寶貝! (Scorch me, baby!)

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Animation Fascination Podcast

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Cal recently sat down to discuss directing Escape From Planet Earth with Marc and Matt on the Animation Fascination podcast. You can listen to the interview here!

 

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Escape breaks $50,000,000 at the domestic box office!

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We’re happy to report that Escape has become The Weinstein Company’s highest grossing animated film by breaking $52,000,000 at the domestic box office this weekend. You can read an article about it on Cartoon Brew.

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In addition to this great domestic news, our international rollout continues! Escape opened in Israel and India this past weekend. We’ll report back on the international response soon.

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The National

On February 19, we spoke about Escape with Duncan McCue on CBC’s The National. Watch it below!

Interviews!

Escape From Planet Earth hits theaters this Friday! We’ve been doing interviews to promote the film, and you can check out four of them below!

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Animation Magazine – A zany return to Area 51

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Collider.com – Director Cal Brunker and Screenwriter Bob Barlen Talk ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH, Enthusiasm for 1950s Sci-Fi, Strong Female Characters and Future Projects

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ScreenwritingU – Cal Brunker and Bob Barlen on ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH

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The Canadian Press – ‘Escape from Planet Earth’ giant leap for Canuck animation, says director

Press Junket

Today was the Escape From Planet Earth press junket. We took over two floors of the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles, and over 40 news outlets came to interview the stars of Escape. The interviews were fast and furious, happening five at a time. The cast all did a fantastic job talking about the film. These interviews will be released in the next few days leading up to the release. The countdown is on!

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In the press control room, monitoring all the simultaneous video feeds from the multiple interviews being conducted.
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Sitting down in front of the cameras!