The Little Prince gets a stellar voice cast
James Franco, Rachel McAdams, Jeff Bridges, Marion Cotillard, Benicio Del Toro and Paul Giamatti have signed on to lend their voices to the animated adaptation of the classic philosophical French novel The Little Prince, reports THR. The animated feature will be helmed by Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda), and produced by Onyx Films’ Aton Soumach [...]
Oliver and Company Blu-ray in August
Walt Disney Home Entertainment has announced the 25th Anniversary Blu-ray release of their 27th animated feature Oliver and Company, reports Blu-ray. Special features on this release will include: The Making of Oliver and Company, Bonus Shorts: Lend A Paw and Puss Café, Disney’s Animated Animals, Sing-Along Mode, and More. Other technical specs have yet to [...]
The Legend of Korra heading to Blu-ray and DVD in July
Blu-ray and DVD releases for The Legend of Korra Book One: Air, the popular follow up to Nickelodeon’s much acclaimed animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender, have been announced, reports IGN. The Legend of Korra will mark the first TV series Nickelodeon has ever released on Blu-ray. Bonus features exclusive to Blu-ray include Audio Commentaries [...]
My Neighbor Totoro and Howl’s Moving Castle Blu-rays in May
Walt Disney Home Entertainment has announced the much awaited Blu-ray releases of Studio Ghibli classics My Neighbor Totoro and Howl’s Moving Castle this spring, reports Blu-ray. The specifications and special features on these releases have yet to be announced. These Blu-ray-DVD combo sets will be available to own starting May 21, 2013.
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.
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.
Ghibli adds two new films to their upcoming slate
Time to rejoice Studio Ghibli fans! The much loved Japanese animation studio has just added two new films from their most acclaimed directors- Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, to their upcoming slate, reports Collider. The Wind Rises (Kaze Tachinu), the new film by Hayao Miyazaki centers on Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed the Zero [...]
First Epic trailer now online
A brand new first trailer for 20th Century Fox animated fantasy Epic has gone online and can be watched over at Apple. Directed by Chris Wedge and featuring the voices of Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried, and Christoph Waltz, Epic will be out in theaters May 24th, 2013.
Wreck-It Ralph tops box-office, Sets Disney record
Disney’s animated flick Wreck-it Ralph turned out to be the weekend box-office champ grossing $49.1 million in its domestic debut. The film also marks the biggest ever opening weekend for a Disney Animation feature in the United States besting the $48.7 million take of 2010′s Tangled. A blend of 80′s video game nostalgia and a [...]
Charles Schulz’s Peanuts gang headed to the big screen
20th Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios unit have announced that they have acquired the rights to Charles M. Schulz’s iconic “Peanuts” comic strip and plan on bringing Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus and the gang to the big screen, reports LA Times. Directed by Steve Martino, and scripted by Craig Schulz, Bryan Schulz and [...]
Wreck-It Ralph theatrical trailer now online
A brand new full length theatrical trailer for Disney’s video game inspired animated feature Wreck-It Ralph has debuted online. Directed by Rich Moore and featuring the voices of John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer and Jane Lynch, Wreck-It Ralph opens in theatres November 2nd.
Brave comes home in November
Walt Disney Studios have announced the US DVD and Blu-ray releases of Brave on November 13th, 2012. The latest Pixar offering will be available to own as a Five-Disc Combo Pack Ultimate Collector’s Edition, Three-Disc Combo Pack Collector’s Edition, and a single disc DVD. Full list of specs and extras can be found here.
First look at new Pixar short Partysaurus Rex
The first images from Pixar’s new Toy Story short Partysaurus Rex have surfaced online and can be seen at EW.com. In the short, Rex gets drafted for bath time and encounters a sad lot of rub-a-dub-dub cohorts. Partysaurus Rex will play in theatres before Finding Nemo 3D starting September 14, 2012.
Andrew Stanton to direct Finding Nemo sequel
After John Carter of Mars, Andrew Stanton is seemingly returning to his animation roots and has been signed on to direct a sequel to Pixar’s 2003 hit Finding Nemo, reports THR. Produced by Lindsey Collins and scripted by Victoria Strouse, the film is likely to see a 2016 release. Further details of the sequel are [...]
GKids to bring From Up On Poppy Hill to North America
GKids has acquired the North American rights to Studio Ghibli’s latest feature From Up On Poppy Hill and a theatrical release is planned for March 2013, reports Coming Soon. GKids will be handling theatrical, home video, television and VOD rights for the film. Based on a screenplay by Hayao Miyazaki and directed by Goro Miyazaki, [...]
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: [...]