Month: July 2011

The Herculoids: The Complete Series

It’s simplistic and repetitive, but those Alex Toth designs make watching this Saturday morning classic so worthwhile— a triumph of style over substance.

New Muppets poster

A new one sheet for The Muppets has just been posted at the Internet Movie Poster Awards. Unlike previous posters for the Thanksgiving weekend release, this one features not just the Muppets, but also their human co-stars Amy Adams and Jason Segal. And in case you missed it, here’s a hilarious parody poster that casts the ultra-patriotic Sam Eagle […]

Fist Of The North Star director Toyoo Ashida dies

Sad news for the anime community. Satoshi Kon passed away in the recent months and now Toyoo Ashida has joined him in the big animation studio in the sky. Ashida was the director for legendary anime Fist Of The North Star (first two TV series and the movie), Vampire Hunter D OAV, and The World […]

Conan O’Brien is The Flaming C!

A while ago Conan O’Brien visited Bruce Timm at Warner Brothers Animation, home of the DC animated universe. Coco asked Timm to draw him as a superhero, fishnet stockings, garters, and an oven mitt later the Flaming C was born. Cartoon Brew has covered the various parodies that have followed, the latest is a 3-D […]

Happy Feet 2 theatrical trailer now online

A brand new trailer for Warner Bros’ upcoming animated feature Happy Feet 2 is now available to watch at Yahoo!Movies. Directed by George Miller and featuring the voices of Elijah Wood, Pink, Robin Williams, Sofia Vergara and Hank Azaria, Happy Feet 2 opens in theatres November 18, 2011

Entourage Cartoon, Johnny Bananas Lined Up For Release

One of HBO’s hit shows, Entourage, will have a cartoon attached to it in the coming eighth season to gain publicity. Mark Wahlberg, producer, will also be involved in the marketing campaign. The new cartoon is called Johnny Bananas and stars Kevin Dillon as the voice of main character. Dillon plays “Drama” on Entourage and […]

Kung Fu Panda lawsuit thrown out

Somewhat incredibly, it seems that an LA jury has agreed with DreamWorks Animation that they did not use ideas from a pitch by Terence Dunn in the development of their film Kung Fu Panda. Dunn’s alleged pitch was about a kung-fu fighting panda bear who was “adopted by five animal friends in the forest (a […]

Winnie The Pooh’s Directors Stephen Anderson and Don Hall: Back to the Hundred Acre Wood

Josh Armstrong pops inside the storybook to meet the directors of Disney’s return to the world of Christopher Robin and Winnie The Pooh!

South Park not ending after all

Despite rumors that the show’s 15th season would be its last one, South Park has been greenlit two more seasons, Screen Rant is reporting. The adult cartoon series has been seeing a ratings drop over the years, but its still been able to keep its hardcore fans tuning it. The two upcoming seasons confirm that the South […]

MacFarlene: “There will be a Family Guy movie”

While presenting at Comic-Con today, Seth MacFarlene said that there are indeed plans to make a Family Guy movie, something that has been speculated about for years. On the show’s official Twitter page, Macfarlene is quoted as saying that “Yes, there will be a Family Guy movie. We know what it’s going to be, but we […]

2012 DCU animation slate announced

News from Comic-Con! Comics Continuum reports that Warner Home Video has announced its slate of DC Universe animated movies for 2012. The first, Justice League: Doom, has been mentioned before. It will be based on the Tower Of Babel comic book story from a few years ago, originally written by Mark Waid. Next up will […]

Go Captain Planet Movie!

Ted Turner created Captain Planet and the Planeteers to teach children of the 1990s about the dangers of polluting. Time has an article, “With Hollywoods Powers Combined, a ‘Captain Planet’ Movie Will Hit Theaters” (have to love the title) that explains how Cartoon Network has signed a deal with Don Murphy and his company Angry […]

Have A Laugh! Volumes 3 and 4

The use of Hawaiian Holiday’s wrong master aside, the treasure here is the pristine restorations of some classic Disney animated shorts, even if the selection isn’t always great and the remixing and “Blamming” of footage is redundant.

Kevin Lima heading back to animation

After helming Disney’s Tarzan and the studio’s live-action fantasies 102 Dalmatians and Enchanted, director Kevin Lima is returning to the animated musical, though this time he’ll be overseeing a movie for rival DreamWorks instead. The previously announced film, now titled Monkeys Of Mumbai has already caused some controversy for being based loosely on the epic […]

Winnie The Pooh‘s Henry Jackman, a “First Class” composer

As Disney’s latest return to the Hundred Acre Wood opens in US theaters, Jeremie speaks exclusively with the film’s composer about Pooh Bear and another of this summer’s blockbusters, X-Men: First Class!

The Pirates! Band of Misfits trailer sails online

The first trailer for Aardman Animation’s The Piartes! Band of Misfits is now online at IMDB.com. The film marks the first feature film from the animation studio since 2006’s Flushed Away. Starring Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson and Imelda Staunton, The Pirates! come ashore in theaters next March.

Avada Kedavra! Harry Potter gives Winnie the Pooh the killing curse at the box office

As was expected by almost everyone, Disney’s Winnie the Pooh ended up being no match for Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Part II this weekend, ComingSoon.Net is reporting. While the final Harry Potter film saw the biggest opening weekend of all time with $168 million (beating 2008’s The Dark Knight), Pooh saw one of the lowest […]

John Carter teaser trailer now online

A facininating teaser trailer for Disney’s upcoming live-action film John Carter has been posted online this week on the studio’s official YouTube page. Originally called John Carter of Mars, the sci-fi adventure from Pixar director Andrew Stanton comes to theaters everywhere next spring.

Winnie the Pooh opens

Disney’s Winnie the Pooh opens today in 2,405 theatres according to Box Office Mojo. The film is a hit with the critics earning an impressive 100% rating with the Top Critics at Rotten Tomatoes. Showing on a relatively small number of screens and going head to head with the last Harry Potter won’t do the […]

The Jetsons Meet The Flintstones

It’s the team-up that had to happen! It practically writes itself, but predictability isn’t always a bad thing in a project like this. More classic cartoon fun from Warner Archive.

New Arthur Christmas teaser

A second teaser trailer for Sony and Aardman’s upcoming animated comedy Arthur Christmas has just been revealed over at Yahoo! Movies. As was the case with the first preview, it uses a “shaky camera” effect to show Santa’s son Arthur showing us top secret things about his father’s business. Starring James McAvoy as Arthur and Jim […]

New Muppets poster

A new promotional poster for The Muppets–which is absolutely loaded with characters–has been posted online today over at CinemaBlend. Starring Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and a lot of human beings as well, the movie comes to theaters this Thanksgiving.

New international Tintin trailer

A brand new international trailer for The Adventures of Tintin has been posted online over at ComingSoon.net. The preview reveals lots more footage than the teaser trailer did, offering more details regarding the film’s plot and characters. From Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson, Tintin begins having his adventures this Christmas.

Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace Special to Air on Cartoon Network

Collider reports that LucasFilm will release Star Wars: The Padawan Menace to feed off the popularity of Stars Wars: The Clone Wars. The series stars a group of young jedis being guidesdby Master Yoda through the Senate chambers, when they encounter a disturbance in the force. R2-D2 and C-3PO deal with jedis’ antics when they […]

Paramount Starts Own Animation Studio

Paramount has finally caught on that animation is popular with viewing audiences. The distribution company is opening an animation company to produce movies that could potentially rival Disney and DreamWorks. Currently, Paramount distributes DreamWorks’s animated features, but both companies are seeking to make bigger profits. Disney distributes live action films for DreamWork and, considering their […]

Watch 9 Minutes of the New ThunderCats

ThunderCats, one of the biggest TV animation premieres of the summer, has a new sneak peak. Nine minutes of the pilot episode is available for previewing. Based off the popular 1980s cartoon, the reboot takes the ThunderCats universe in a whole new direction. The animation is cleaner and slanted towards Japanese anime. It was animated […]

Paramount Pictures to Launch its Own Animation Studio

Paramount Pictures has just announced that it is going to launch its first in-house animation studio: Paramount Animation. Beginning in 2014, the studio plans to release one family-friendly animated film per year, with budgets not exceeding $100 million a picture. It is unknown whether or not this will have any impact on the studio’s distribution deal […]

SpongeBob to Voice Rabbit in New Winnie the Pooh Movie

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Not the fastidious Rabbit from Disney’s Winnie the Pooh franchise. Tom Kenny, the voice of the popular invertebrate, is leaving behind his watery roots but staying in the congenial children’s market to voice the beloved Rabbit in Disney’s 2011 Winnie the Pooh. Jim Hill Media has an […]

Adam Sandler to voice Dracula in Hotel Transylvania

Adam Sandler is set to sink his teeth into the role of none other than Dracula himself in Sony’s upcoming animated comedy Hotel Transylvania, ComingSoon.net is reporting. To be directed by Genndy Tartakovsky (Dexter’s Lab, the original 2-D animated version of Star Wars: The Clone Wars), the story will involve Dracula as the head of a lavish […]

Arrrrrr! Pirates IV crosses $1 billion mark

Despite being by far the lowest grossing film in the franchise on the domestic front, strong international ticket sales have helped Disney’s Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides cross the $1 billion mark, making it only the eighth movie in film history to do so. Although it got a general “meh” from critics, the […]