Month: December 2010 – page 2

Walt & El Grupo / The Boys / Waking Sleeping Beauty

Take a wonderful trip back in time to witness three periods in Disney Studios’ history, via a trio of excellent documentary features accompanied by a fantastic supplemental selection of Disney treasures.

The Art Of Disney’s Tangled: an interview with author Jeff Kurtti

Jeremie Noyer speaks exclusively with author and Disney historian Jeff Kurtti about his latest book, a visual exploration into the making of the Studio’s current hit Tangled!

Best of the Decade Film List Poll

We’re looking for the best animated films of the decade, and we need your help! Choose from over 100 films and rank your top 15. At the end of the month we’ll reveal our Readers’ Best of the Decade Film List.

Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III

Star Wars returns to the Robot Chicken universe for a longer, fluidly stop-motion animated special that, although occasionally resorting to lazy crudities, is otherwise high on laughs.

Plot for 2011 Muppet movie revealed

Muppet Central has posted an official movie synopsis from Disney for the new Muppet movie. It looks like the Muppet Theater is in danger once again and the Muppets, plus a cast of colorful cameos must save it. The movie is scheduled to premier during the 2011 Thanksgiving weekend.

DreamWorks to release Me and My Shadow in 2013

DreamWorks Animation has just announced a new 3D feature Me and My Shadow to be released in March 2013, reports Variety. Directed by Mark Dindal, the feature will seamlessly combine CG and traditional animation, a first for DreamWorks Animation. The film tells the story of Shadow Stan, an incredibly frustrated shadow that yearns for a […]

First trailer for Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Apple has the first look at Transformers: Dark of the Moon. The third installment in the popular Transformers enterprise is set to premiere in July 2011. Not much of the plot is revealed in the trailer, but Apollo 11 is involved.

Tangled

Disney is finally able to untangle itself from the story problems of its recent past with this beautiful and very enjoyable retelling of the Rapunzel classic.

Gisele and the Green Team-an eco-friendly webtoon

Supermodel Gisele Bündchen has launched her own environmentally friendly cartoon Gisele and the Green Team with AOL Kids. Gisele and her team multi-ethnic, female superheroes fight to save the Earth by using magic, girl power, and green ingenuity. The series is similar to the popular 1990s cartoonCaptain Planet. Bündchen was inspired by cartoons from the […]

Kung Fu Panda and DreamWorks battling a lawsuit

DreamWorks Animation is fighting a lawsuit against Terence Dunn, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Dunn, a writer, claims he proposed the idea of a “spiritual kung fu fighting panda bear” to the animation studio back in November 2001. His idea was rejected, but only months after his chat with DreamWorks, they began to promote Kung […]

Scooby-Doo / Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed Double Feature

Scooby swaps limited television animation for full-blown CG, in a pair of fun live-action films that stay true to the original cartoons, particularly in the inspired casting.

Open Season 3 coming in January

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has just announced that Open Season 3 will be coming to DVD and Blu-Ray next year, DVD Active is reporting. The sequel’s plot will involve Boog the bear switching places with a look-alike in order to join a Russian circus. Extras on the release will include games and a progression reel. Open Season […]

New trailer for Rio

Apple has made available a brand new trailer for Blue Sky Studios’ upcoming animated feature Rio. Directed by Carlos Saldanha, and featuring the voices of George Lopez, Jemaine Clement, Tracy Morgan, Leslie Mann, will.i.am, and Jamie Foxx, Rio is set to open in 3D on April 8th, 2011.

Bambi coming in March 2011

Disney has announced Bambi will be the next in the Diamond Edition line, to be released on March 1, 2011. The film were feature a newly enhanced digital restoration, and enhanced picture and sound. A BD/DVD combo pack, HD digital download, and an SD digital download will be available on release day, with the DVD […]

‘Twas The Night Before Christmas: Remastered Deluxe Edition

A young mouse must rectify a mistake which ended up seeing Santa boycott his town. The classic Rankin-Bass special gets a superb video upgrade, but falls short on bonus material for a so-called “deluxe” edition.

Arthur Christmas teaser trailer now online

Sony Pictures has just released the first teaser trailer for Aardman Animations’ upcoming CGI flick Arthur Christmas, which can now be viewed over at Yahoo!Movies. Directed by Barry Cook and Sarah Smith, and featuring the voices of James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy, Hugh Laurie and Imelda Staunton, Arthur Christmas is scheduled to hit theaters […]

2010 Annie Award nominations announced

ASIFA-Hollywood, has announced the nominations for the 38th Annual Annie Awards. The nominees for Best Animated Feature are Despicable Me, How to Train Your Dragon, Tangled, The Illusionist, and Toy Story 3. “This has been an unprecedented year for animation, as the high quality of work represented by our nominees will attest,” said ASIFA-Hollywood President […]

Firebreather

Cartoon Network’s debut television movie mixes some formulaic aspects in with much teen angst, but the result is an interesting plot and an entertaining translation of the original comic books.

Dora the Explorer finds an end to her lawsuit

Caitlin Sanchez, the former voice of the popular children’s program Dora the Explorer recently ended her multimillion dollar lawsuit against Nickelodeon. She sued the cable network for lack of compensation for merchandise and residuals as well as lowering her pay for her work. After lawyers from both parties met, matters appear to have settled, but […]

Tangled wins the weekend

After losing to Harry Potter by a hair last weekend, Disney’s Tangled claimed box office victory this weekend with a take of $21 million, Yahoo! Movies is reporting. It easily won over Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, which made about $16 million in its third week of release. Tangled currently has a total […]

Katzenberg talks DreamWorks sequels

Empire Online recently spoke with DreamWorks Animation honcho Jeffery Katzenberg, who revealed some plans for the future of the studio as far as sequels are concerned. He says that the plan is very clear for the Madagascar franchise, indicating that the third film–already in production–will end in a way to set up a fourth and final […]

Disneynature: Oceans / The Crimson Wing: Mystery Of The Flamingos

While I don’t think Pierce Brosnan’s narration for Oceans could get any more waterlogged or mundane, The Crimson Wing gets back to what made the Disney nature films of old so enjoyable.

Superman/Shazam!: The Return Of Black Adam

It’s a spectacular slugfest when Superman helps Captain Marvel against his mortal enemy. The other shorts and TV episodes on the disc are even better, though it is recycled material.

Toy Story 3 picks up NBR awards

Award season continues as the National Board of Review revealed their picks today. Toy Story 3 picked up the award for Best Animated Feature and was named one of the Ten Best Films of the year.

Newman up for two Grammy’s

Composer Randy Newman is up for two Grammy Awards from two different animated projects. Toy Story 3 is nominated for Best Score Soundtrack. Other nominees include Danny Elfman for Alice in Wonderland and James Horner for Avatar. Newman is also up for Best Song written For TV or Film for Down in New Orleans from […]

Warner Archive: The Green Slime

Brilliantly bonkers slice of sixties sci-fi kitsch that actually disguises some solid story points, even if the unintentionally hilarious script and rubber monsters derail the fear factor! The disc is pricey, however, for an average transfer and zero extras.