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First teaser for Monsters University now online

Pixar and Walt Disney Studios have unveiled the first teaser trailer for Monsters University, the prequel to their 2001 hit Monsters, Inc. Directed by Dan Scanlon, and featuring the voices of Steve Buscemi, John Ratzenberger, Dave Foley, Frank Oz, Joel Murray, J.B. Smoove, Ken Jeong, Rob Riggle, and Kelsey Grammer, Monsters University is scheduled for [...]


First trailer for Wreck-It Ralph now online

MSN and Disney’s YouTube Channel have a brand new first trailer for Disney’s upcoming animated feature Wreck-It Ralph. Directed by Rich Moore, and voiced by John C. Reilly, Wreck-It Ralph, is about an arcade game villain who longs to be a good guy. Also featuring the voices of Jack McBrayer, Sarah Silverman, and Jane Lynch, [...]


The Muppets blooper reel

ComicBookResources shares the cast of The Muppets goofing off in “the longest blooper real ever”. Running at over eight minutes, the clip features Kermit, Miss Piggy, Jason Segel, Amy Adams and the rest of the gang from last year’s The Muppets.


Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur details emerge

LA Times shares details on Pixar’s upcoming prehistoric adventure The Good Dinosaur. Directed by Bob Peterson, in The Good Dinosaur, “an asteroid never hit the Earth and dinosaurs still roam.” Peterson adds that the inspiration for the movie came from a childhood visit to the World’s Fair where he was awed by some dinosaur animatronics. [...]


Trailer for UTV Disney India release Arjun

A brand new full trailer for India’s UTV produced animated feature Arjun: The Warrior Prince is now available to watch online. A rough translation for the Hindi language trailer is offered by Cartoon Brew and can be found here. “The untold story of India’s greatest warrior” has been in development for a while, much before [...]


Arrietty and next batch of Ghibli Blu-ray titles in May

Walt Disney Home Entertainment has announced the Blu-ray/DVD combo releases of Studio Ghibli’s The Secret World of Arrietty, Castle in the Sky and Whisper of the Heart on May 22nd. Available for the first time on Blu-ray in North America, these Studio Ghibli classics are reported to have received new digital masters and include original [...]


Teaser trailer for Foosball now online

Collider shares the first teaser trailer for the upcoming animated film Foosball. Directed by Academy Award-winner Juan Jose Campanella (The Secrets in their Eyes), the film “follows an underdog who, with the help of foosball figures that come to life, must take on a star soccer pro to save their village.” No release date has [...]


Teaser trailer for Rise of the Guardians unveiled

The first teaser trailer for DreamWorks’ upcoming animated adventure Rise of the Guardians has just been revealed and can be watched over at Apple. Based on “The Guardians of Childhood” book series by William Joyce, Rise of the Guardians tells the story of Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman, and Jack [...]


First trailer for Hotel Transylvania now online

A brand new first trailer for Sony Pictures Animation’s upcoming feature Hotel Transylvania has gone online. The film follows the story of Dracula who works as a manager for a luxury hotel for monsters. However, things go haywire when a human boy discovers the hotel and falls for his teenage daughter. Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky [...]


First trailer for Frankenweenie now online

The first trailer for Tim Burton’s stop-motion feature Frankenweenie has just gone online and is available to watch on Yahoo!Movies. Featuring the voices of Winona Ryder, Martin Landau, Martin Short, and Catherine O’Hara, Frankenweenie opens in theaters October 5th, 2012.


New Brave trailer now online

A brand new trailer for Pixar’s upcoming animated adventure Brave is now online and can be watched over at Apple. Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, and featuring the voices of Kelly MacDonald, Emma Thompson, Billy Connolly, Julie Walters, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, and Robbie Coltrane, Brave hits theaters June 22nd, 2012.


Nick Park shares his first ever animated film

Nick Park, the four time Academy award winning creator of Wallace and Gromit, shares his first ever animated film Walter The Rat Goes Fishing. Park shot the film at the age of 13 using an 8mm movie camera with characters made from his mother’s sewing kit. Park also talks about the childhood influences that led [...]


First poster for Frankenweenie

The first poster for Disney and Tim Burton‘s stop-motion animated feature Frankenweenie has been unveiled online and can be seen over at Collider. Directed by Tim Burton, the film tells the story of a young boy who goes Victor Frankenstein in order to revive his beloved dog, Sparky. Frankenweenie opens in theaters October 5th, 2012.


The Adventures of Tintin DVD and Blu-ray in March

DVDTalk reports that Paramount Home Entertainment has announced DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, and Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD Combo releases of The Adventures of Tintin for March 13th. Extras on the Blu-ray releases will include featurettes- “Toasting Tintin: Part 1 & 2″, “The Journey of Tintin”, “The World of Tintin”, “The Who’s Who of Tintin”, “Tintin: Conceptual Design”, “Tintin: [...]


Arrietty director on the beauty of Studio Ghibli

LA Times has posted an interview with Gary Rydstrom, director of the English language version of the Studio Ghibli film The Secret World of Arrietty. In the interview, Rydstrom talks about Arrietty, its English voice cast, and his love for Studio Ghibli. Based on Mary Norton’s The Borrowers, The Secret World of Arrietty opens in [...]


Al Pacino to make his animation debut with Despicable Me 2

Al Pacino is all set to make his first appearance in an animated film with Despicable Me 2, the sequel to Universal Pictures’ 2010 hit, reports CinemaBlend. Al Pacino replaces Javier Bardem to voice the lead villain in the animated sequel directed by Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin. Despicable Me 2 is scheduled for a [...]


Disney teases upcoming Blu-ray slate

An insert in the upcoming Lady and the Tramp Diamond Edition Blu-ray teases a number of upcoming Disney animated Blu-ray releases for 2012 and beyond, reports Blu-ray.com. Titles include, two-movie package releases of Pocahontas / Pocahontas 2: Journey to a New World and The Rescuers / The Rescuers Down Under due out Summer 2012. The [...]


Puss In Boots DVD and Blu-ray in February

DVDActive reports that DreamWorks Animation has announced DVD, 2D Blu-ray/DVD Combo, and 2D & 3D Blu-ray/DVD Combo releases of their latest hit Puss In Boots for February 24th 2012. Extras on this release will include two featurettes: “Purr-fect Pairings: The Voices Behind The Legends”, and “World Of DreamWorks Animation”, deleted scenes, and trailers. The Blu-ray [...]


Golden Globe Nominations Announced

Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced the 69th annual Golden Globe nominations in Beverly Hills, California. The nominees in the Best Animated Feature category include Rango, The Adventures of Tintin, Puss in Boots, Cars 2 and Arthur Christmas. Additionally, the song “Hello Hello” from Gnomeo & Juliet has been nominated in the Best Original Song [...]


The Lorax theatrical trailer now online

A brand new theatrical trailer for Universal Pictures’ animated feature The Lorax is now available to watch online at Yahoo!Movies. Directed by Chris Renaud and featuring the voices of Danny DeVito, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Ed Helms, Betty White, and Rob Riggle, The Lorax opens in theatres and IMAX TREE-D, March 2nd, 2012.


Brand new trailer for Pixar’s Brave

A brand new full trailer for Pixar’s upcoming animated adventure Brave has just been unveiled online and can be watched over at Disney-Pixar’s YouTube Channel. Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman and featuring the voices of Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, Robbie Coltrane, and Julie Walters, Brave opens in [...]


IFC centre to host Studio Ghibli retrospective

Studio Ghibli and distributor GKIDS will bring a 15-film retrospective to New York’s IFC Center beginning December 16th, reports Collider. Featuring new 35mm prints, and both subtitled and English-dubbed versions, the retrospective will run until January 12th. All fifteen Studio Ghibli feature films produced between 1984 and 2008 will be screened, including Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy [...]


Clip from the new Toy Story short film

Collider shares a new clip from Toy Story: Small Fry, the new Toy Story short film which focuses on Buzz Lightyear getting left behind at a restaurant and trying to find his way home with the help of some Happy Meal-like toys. Featuring the voices of Tim Allen, Tom Hanks, John Ratzenberger, and Joan Cusack, [...]


The Secret World of Arrietty trailer now online

A brand new official US trailer for Studio Ghibli’s upcoming animated feature The Secret World of Arrietty has gone online and can now be watched over at Apple. Based on Mary Norton‘s fantasy novel The Borrowers, the film is directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, and features the voices of Bridgit Mendler, Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Will [...]


Brad Bird has “several good ideas” for The Incredibles sequel

In an interview with Movies.com, Brad Bird reveals that he is open to making a follow-up to Pixar’s 2004 hit The Incredibles. Bird says, “I would like to think that I have several good ideas that could be incorporated into a next Incredibles, but I don’t have a whole movie yet.” He also admits that [...]


Arthur Christmas theatrical trailer now online

A brand new full theatrical trailer for Aardman animations’ upcoming animated flick Arthur Christmas has gone online and can be watched over at Yahoo!Movies. Directed by Barry Cook and featuring the voices of James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy and Imelda Staunton, Arthur Christmas opens in theatres November 23, 2011.


Puss in Boots release moved up by one week

DreamWorks animation has moved the release date for their Shrek spin-off Puss in Boots from November 4th to October 28th, reports Collider. Directed by Chris Miller, Puss in Boots features the voices of Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton, and Amy Sedaris.


The Smurfs DVD and Blu-ray in December

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced DVD and BD releases of The Smurfs for December 2nd, reports DVDActive. Available as a 1-disc DVD, a 3D Blu-ray/DVD Combo, and 3-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo, extras on the 1-disc DVD will include a “Find the Smurfs” Game, a “Smurfs: Comic Book to the Big Screen” featurette, and a “Going [...]


Winnie the Pooh DVD and Blu-ray in October

Walt Disney Studios have announced the release of Winnie the Pooh on DVD and Blu-ray on October 25th, reports Blu-ray. Available as a separate DVD and a Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack, extras on this release will include, “Mini-Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: The Balloon” bonus short, “The Ballad of Nessie” bonus short, and Deleted scenes [...]


Kite live-action remake takes flight

A live-action remake of hit Japanese anime Kite is scheduled to go into production in January 2012, reports /Film. David R. Elliswill, director of Final Destination 2 and Snakes on a Plane will helm this new live-action version. Known for its excessive violence and explicit content, the 1998 original Kite was written and directed by [...]



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