Cartoon Movie is a 2014 American animated action comedy film produced by Fantemation for Lionsgate. The second feature film from Fantemation, it was directed by David Bowers and Phil Cooper and written by Cooper, Mark Connell, Trevor Hall, Cinco Paul, and Ken Daurio.
Cartoon Movie premiered on July 30, 2014 at CineEurope, and was released in the United States on August 15, 2014. It received mixed reviews from critics, but was a box office success, grossing $426 million worldwide on a budget of $70 million.
- Main article: Cartoon Movie/Soundtrack
Cartoon Movie premiered at the CineEurope film distributors' trade fair in Barcelona on July 30, 2014. It was theatrically released on August 15, 2014 in the United States. The film was also digitally remastered into IMAX 3D and released to international theaters on August 15, 2014.
- The official teaser trailer was released on December 11, 2013 and was attached to Saving Mr. Banks, Walking with Dinosaurs, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Nut Job, The Lego Movie, and Mr. Peabody & Sherman.
- The film's first full trailer was released on March 18, 2014, and was attached to Muppets Most Wanted, Rio 2, Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Maleficent.
- A second theatrical trailer was released on June 12, 2014, and was attached to How to Train Your Dragon 2, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Earth to Echo, Gabriel Garza 2, Planes: Fire & Rescue, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
- The first 45-second TV spot for the film premiered on February 2, 2014 during Super Bowl XLVIII on FOX. TV spots began to air in April and August 2014.
- McDonald's released 8 Happy Meal toys based on the characters from the film.
A video game based on the film was published by Electronic Arts and released on August 12, 2014 on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii, Wii-U and Nintendo 3DS. A mobile game titled Cartoon Movie: Arcade Mania was released on July 15, 2014 for iOS and Android devices.
Cartoon Movie was released on DVD, Blu-ray, and digital media on December 23, 2014.
To see the main transcript of the film, click here.
To see the transcript for the trailers of the film, click here.