In just two short weeks, San Diego Comic-Con 2014 will be here, which means we’ll have more movie, TV, and general entertainment news for you to peruse than most people could even begin to enjoy. We’ve already created a Top 10 list of things we really want to see at the Con this year, and news is starting to trickle in regarding which projects we’re likely to see (Fantastic Four, Ant-Man, Agent Carter, and on).
Now two studios – Dreamworks Animation and Fox – have unveiled the films we can expect to see at their respective panels on Thursday the 24th and Friday the 25th.
First up is Dreamworks. According to their press release, they’ll have panels for their upcoming animated films – The Penguins of Madagascar and Home – in Hall H on Thursday, July 24th from 11:30am to 1pm. Penguins of Madagascar, of course, is the spinoff to the popular Madagascar franchise – featuring those eminently likable Penguins – starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the villain. The film follows from the Nickelodeon TV series of the same name.
Home is an original animated movie about a teenage girl (Rihanna) and the alien she befriends (Jim Parsons). It sort of sounds like E.T. if E.T. were also about well-meaning aliens that invaded Earth and relocated all the humans.
Check out the press release below for more details:
DreamWorks Animation Comic-Con Presentation
Thursday, July 24th 11:30AM-1:00PM in Hall H
‘Penguins of Madagascar’ with stars Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, and Tom McGrath and Directors Simon J. Smith and Eric Darnell
Synopsis: Discover the secrets of the most entertaining and mysterious birds in the global espionage game: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private now must join forces with the chic spy organization, the North Wind, led by Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then … you know), voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine, voiced by John Malkovich, from taking over the world.
‘Home’ with Director Tim Johnson
Synopsis: When Earth is taken over by the overly-confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated, while all Boov get busy reorganizing the planet. But when one resourceful girl, Tip (Rihanna), manages to avoid capture, she finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov named Oh (Jim Parsons). The two fugitives realize there’s a lot more at stake than intergalactic relations as they embark on the road trip of a lifetime.
As you can see, the stars of Penguins – including Cumberbatch and John Malkovich – will be on hand at their panel. Rihanna, however, will not be in attendance for the Home panel. Sorry, Rihanna fans.
San Diego Comic-Con 2014 will take place from July 24 – 27th in San Diego, CA. Stay tuned for our coverage.
Penguins of Madagascar hits theaters November 26, 2014, followed by Home on March 27, 2015.
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