Month: January 2013 – page 2

New Croods poster, commercial, book info

As the March 22nd release date for DreamWorks’ The Croods approaches, more information from the film is becoming available. First up, a new poster is online at Next, a new commerical playing off the recent presidential inauguration is up at Extra. And finally, The Daily Blam reports that The Art of The Croods book […]

Release Dates For Pirates 5, The Muppets 2, And More Disney Flicks

Jim Hill Media has a rundown on the latest release dates for big budget Disney films. Captain America: The Winter Soldier will patrol theaters on 4/14/14. The Muppets 2 will bring a nostalgic flare for fans on 3/21/14. A new wave of Marvel superheroes, Guardians of the Galaxy will save the silver screen on 8/1/14 […]

Indie filmmaker shoots horror movie inside Disney parks

The latest indie project coming out of the Sundance Film Festival shows the dark side of the Happiest Place on Earth. According to the New York Times, Randy Moore and a cast and crew spent several days filming inside the Disney parks and hotels without permission, with the result being the horror fantasy Escape From […]

The Disney Renaissance

After reading that The Little Mermaid lost its shot at a theatrical re-release this past week, Den of Geek decided to take a look back at the end of the dark ages of Disney animation and the renaissance which was sparked by the film in the late 1980s.

DreamWorks Animation one of the best companies to work for

The L.A. Times reports that for the fifth year in a row DreamWorks Animation was named to Fortune’s list of the Best 100 Companies to Work For. The company came in 12th and was the only Hollywood studio to make the cut. DreamWorks’ head of human resources, Dan Satterthwaite, said “We see this recognition as […]

The Best Of 2012: Apocalypse NOT!

Hey, the world didn’t end! So join us for the best – and the worst! – of 2012’s Blu-ray, DVD and theatrical releases! Plus, for the first time, we reveal your pick for movie of the year – it’s all right here!

First look at Cloudy 2

USA Today has a first look at the upcoming sequel Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. In this outing we discover the invention that turns water to food has not been completely destroyed and is now creating food/animal hybrids. “The punny food-imals include the likes of tacodiles, fruit cockatiels, cucumbirds, bananostriches, flamangoes, wildabeets and […]

Oscar shorts back in theatres

For the seventh year, Shorts HD is bringing the Oscar nominated short films to theatres across the country. Beginning February 1st, the animated, live action, and documentary shorts will be on the big screen together with introductions by former Oscar winners — including William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, who won last year’s Best Animated Short […]

Schoolhouse Rock celebrates 40th anniversary

Schoolhouse Rock, the long-running animated series that taught generations of children about multiplication, grammar, science, and history, celebrates its 40th anniversary this month according to CNN. The series ran from 1973-1985 and then 1993-1999. Bob Dorough, who wrote and performed many of the songs, talked with news outlets this week and performed a couple of […]

Titan A.E. an underappreciated masterpiece?

io9 has a “retro movie review” of Titan A.E., the Twentieth Century Fox film released in 2000 and directed by Don Bluth. With the popularity of later gritty space operas like Battlestar Galactica and Firefly, the reviewer believes the property is rife for a reboot in theatres or as a TV show. With a story […]

Plympton’s Cheatin’ to be crowdfunded

Academy Award nominee Bill Plympton has taken his upcoming animated feature film, Cheatin’, to Kickstarter. The crowdfunding website allows artists, inventors, and others to reach out to fans and potential buyers to fund their projects upfront, rather than having to go through investors, banks, or studios. The project is only half way to its deadline […]

Escape From Planet Earth Photos

A soon to be released, yet not highly publicized, film Escape From Planet Earth starring a range of famous voice from Jane Lynch, Jessica Alba, Brendan Fraser, and William Shatner has some new photo stills out. The 3D flick follows the general plot of alien superhero Scorch Supernova and rule book brother Gary. When BASA […]

The Croods Sneak Peek

If you can’t wait to see The Croods on March 22, 2013, you can catch a 32 second sneak peek following the link. Straight from DreamWorks, the sneak peek will feature a glimpse at the studio’s next film, featuring a family of isolated cavemen (cave people?) who are thrown out of their element and tossed […]

Jim Henson Company Goes International

While the Jim Henson Company already has a big international presence, the company has decided to get even bigger in other countries. With the popularity of its children shows Sid the Science Kid, Pajanimals, and Dinosaur Train, plus the additional of third party features like Annoying Orange, JHC deciding to do some employee restructuring. Along […]

Turner And WB Join The Netflix Family

The WB and Turner Broadcasting Group will now have their shows streamed on Netflix. The licensing agreement takes effect on March 31, 2013 and will include complete seasons of shows from Cartoon Network/Adult Swim and TNT. Expect popular toons and live action series. Both groups are excited about the continuing deal that follows a few […]

Live Action Toy Story Movie

Toy Story made the world of toys come to life and two fans brought the movie alive with a live action version. Two fans, Jonason Pauley and Jessie Perrotta, spent two years painstakingly replicating the entire movie scene by scene to match up with the audio track. With close to 2 million hits, the video […]

Disney announces release dates for several tentpole films; removes The Little Mermaid 3-D from schedule

Disney announced several release dates for their upcoming release schedule, as well as confirming that a number of previously announced titles will now be given 3-D releases. First off is the news that The Muppets 2 will hit the big screen on March 21, 2014. Maleficent, meanwhile, has its original spring release date moved to […]

From Paris to home video: A Monster finally arrives!

Fans of offbeat animated movies rejoice: Bibo (Shark Tale) Bergeron’s Euro-animated feature A Monster In Paris is finally headed to the US, when Shout! Factory unleashes the film on Blu-ray and DVD this April 16th, 2013! Mirroring the international disc release, the Blu-ray Combo Pack will also include the 3D and DVD editions of the […]

Animated Views’ 2013 Oscar Contest

Animated Views is giving away a $50 Amazon gift certificate! All you have to do is predict who is going to win at the 85th Annual Academy Awards, to be held on Sunday, February 24th on ABC. The person with the most correct picks will win!

Brave surprises with Golden Globe win

Pixar has yet another prize to add to their collection. The Golden Globes named Brave the Best Animated Feature of the year. The movie beat Wreck-It Ralph, Rise of the Guardians, Hotel Transylvania and Frankenweenie for the prize. The Golden Globes, however, are not always good when it comes to predicting the Oscar race. The winner […]

Pirates 5 gets a writer

The long-rumored fifth installment in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has scored a writer, Variety is reporting. Disney has hired Jeff Nathanson (Catch Me If You Can0 to write the script. No word on when production is set to begin, or if characters from the previous films other than Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow are set […]

2013 Oscar nominees announced

The nominations for the 85th Annual Academy Awards were announced today. The full list is available on the Oscar website. • Best Animated Feature: Frankenweenie, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, Wreck-It Ralph, ParaNorman, and Brave • Best Animated Short: Adam and Dog, Fresh Guacamole, Head over Heels, Maggie Simpson in The Longest Daycare, and Paperman […]

Fox Gets Own Late Night Animation Block

Adult Swim used to be the only late night block that catered to mature animation fans, but now Fox, home to Animation Domination, can now claim some midnight viewers. The new block is part of Fox’s new digital multi-platform network centered on alternative animation. The new shows will be 15 minutes long and each show […]

Warner Brothers Wants More Animated Films

Warner Brothers is tired ofleft out in the cold when it comes to animated films. The studio has decided to take a drastic step by creating a think tank to ramp up the number of animated films they produce. The creative team consists of Joe Requea, Glenn Ficarra, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, Nicholas Stoller, […]

New teaser trailer for Spanish toon Foosball

A brand new teaser trailer for Juan Jose Campanella’s Spanish animated film Foosball (or Metegol) has hit the web and can be watched at FirstShowing. Foosball tells the story of Amadeo, a shy but talented boy, and a foosball trying to get back together after having been dismantled. Juan Jose Campanella is best known for […]

First clip from Pixar short The Blue Umbrella

A brief clip from Pixar’s new short The Blue Umbrella is now available to watch online. Directed by Saschka Unseld, the short will play in front of Monsters University, starting June 21, 2013.

An author named Charles Solomon about a boy named Charlie Brown…

Fifty years of television specials are celebrated in Charles Solomon’s new book The Art And Making Of Peanuts Animation, and Jeremie delves into its pages to speak with its author!

First concept art from Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur and other untitled films

The first concept art from Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur has surfaced online and can be watched over at Collider. Directed by Bob Peterson, The Good Dinosaur is slated for a May 30, 2014 release. The article also includes concept art pieces from the untitled Pixar movies directed by Pete Docter and Lee Unkrich.