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Resident Evil: Degeneration trailer

Dailymotion currently hosts the teaser trailer for Resident Evil: Degeneration, the first full-length CG animation based on the game franchise of the same name. The brand new storyline will not have any known ties with the live-action films but will take place in the game-universe instead. Resident Evil: Degeneration is currently scheduled for a fall […]


Little Mermaid shows off its Broadway costumes

Yahoo! Broadway currently features a short video showcasing the different costumes used in Disney’s latest venture on Broadway, The Little Mermaid. The Broadway adaptation of the classic animated musical opens to audiences on December 6th at the Lunt-Fontaine Theatre in New York.


Bee movies

Latino Review has the exclusive on 10 new film clips from DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming Bee Movie. The animated comedy, which stars the voice talents of Jerry Seinfeld, Renée Zellweger, Chris Rock, Oprah Winfrey and Kathy Bates, is due out November 2nd, 2007.


Horton Hears a Who poster

The Internet Movie Poster Awards premieres the one-sheet for Blue Sky Studio’s upcoming animated film, Horton Hears a Who. The movie, based on the popular Dr. Seuss book of the same name, is scheduled to hit U.S. theaters on March 14th, 2008.


3 new Beouwulf TV Spots

The official Beouwulf website has been updated and currently showcases 3 new TV Spots for Robert Zemeckis’ latest motion-capture flick in a streaming Flash format. Beowulf will be released in US theaters on November 16th, 2007.


TV to DVD: Spongebob, Legion of Superheroes, Super Friends, Aqua Teen Hunger Force

TV Shows on DVD displays the cover art for two upcoming Spongebob titles, To Love a Patty and Atlantis SquarePantis, with release dates set for January 29th and November 13th respectively. The site also offers a first glimpse at The All-New Super Friends Hour – Season 1, Volume 1 and Legion of Super-Heroes – Volume […]


Paddington enters the real world

Coming Soon reveals that Warner Bros. is once again teaming up with “Harry Potter” producer David Heyman to bring another British classic to the big screen, Paddington Bear. Hamish McColl (Mr. Bean’s Holiday) is writing the screenplay for a live-action movie based on Michael Bond’s series of children’s books about a talking bear who’s adopted […]


Jetix Acquires Captain Flamingo

Animation Insider reports that Jetix US has acquired Captain Flamingo for its programming block on Toon Disney. Produced by Breakthrough Animation, Captain Flamingo tells the story of Milo Powell who, armed with his backpack of powerful joke store novelty items, saves the day every time with a little help from his best pal, anonymous sidekick […]


International Enchanted poster

/Film showcases the latest international poster for Disney’s upcoming live-action/animated fairytale Enchanted. The film is currently scheduled to hit US theaters on November 21st, 2007.


Jerry Seinfeld “makes faces” for DreamWorks

Jerry Seinfeld, star of DreamWorks’ upcoming animated film, Bee Movie, recently sat down with the LA Times and discussed the challenges of voicing/writing an animated character in conjunction with using DreamWorks’ “teleconferencing” system of video screens. “I would make faces or I would do gestures, I would make poses,” Seinfeld said. “I couldn’t understand in […]


Spider-Man webs himself more episodes

World Screen reports that Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures Television have given the greenlight to Culver Entertainment to produce an additional 13 episodes of the new The Spectacular Spider-Man animated television series, bringing the current series run to 26 episodes. The initial 13 episodes will premiere in early 2008 on the Saturday morning kids programming […]


TV to DVD: Fantastic Four, Scooby Doo, Bozo

TV Shows on DVD has the lowdown on Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Heroes: Volume 3 as well as showcasing an advertisement that reveals a Season 1: Collectors Edition is on its way. The site also confirms that the third season of What’s New Scooby Doo? is heading to DVD while providing a list of the […]


Beowulf TV spot

Apple Trailers showcases the new TV Spot for Robert Zemeckis’ latest motion capture extravaganza, Beowulf. The TV Spot can be viewed in Standard as well as High definiton. Meanwhile, MTV Movies showcases the TV Spot in a streaming flash format while Movielist has made it available for direct download.


Shyamalan Talks Avatar

MTV Movies showcases a short video-interview with M. Night Shyamalan, also found on the latest Avatar DVD, in which the director explains why he decided to helm the upcoming live-action adaption of Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender. According to the Shyamalan, it was the animated series’ “cool fighting scenes,” its supernatural elements and its Eastern […]


Chipmunks International poster

Worst Previews showcases an international teaser poster for 20th Century Fox’ upcoming live-action/CGI adaption of Alvin And The Chipmunks. The film is currently scheduled to hit US theaters on December 14th, 2007.


Bender's Big Score DVD cover

Amazon reveals the DVD cover artwork for Bender’s Big Score, which is set to be released on November 27th and is the first of the four straight-to-DVD Futurama movies currently in development. Thanks to “rednowgreen” at the Animated News & Views Forum for bringing this to our attention.


Video: Dolbee Digital

To promote their upcoming animated feature Bee Movie, DreamWorks has teamed up with Dolby Digital to create a special video featuring the films’ characters including its star, Jerry Seinfeld alias Barry B. Benson. The promotional video can “bee” viewed online on Dailymotion while Movielist has made it available for direct download. The video is currently […]


Kids' WB! acquires Skunk Fu!

Animation Insider reports that Kids’ WB! has added the animated martial arts comedy Skunk Fu! to its Fall lineup. Acquired from U.K.-based Cake Distribution, the show is the sixth new series joining the Kids’ WB! block for the 2007-2008 season. Skunk Fu! follows the adventures of a skunk who is accidentally dropped into China by […]


Stephen Sommers to Direct G.I. Joe

According to Variety, Stephen Sommers (The Mummy, Van Helsing) has signed on to direct the live-action adaption of G.I. Joe for Paramount Pictures. Apparently, Sommers was hired in the room after pitching his version of the film to Paramount chairman/CEO Brad Grey and production president Brad Weston. The studio is aggressively looking for a screenwriter […]


Cinderella II returns to DVD

Ultimate Disney reports that an insert included with the Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dream DVD announces that the 2002 Cinderella sequel, Cinderella II: Dreams Come True, will return to DVD for a limited time as a Special Edition with a release date set for December 18th.


[UPDATED!] The Ten Commandments CG

Variety reports that Promenade Pictures has set the release date of its first project, a CG-animated version of The Ten Commandments, on October 26th. Promenade added that Commandments will be the first of a 12-part Epic Stories of the Bible series. The Ten Commandments, which has an $11 million budget, is directed by Bill Boyce […]


TV to DVD: South Park & Pink Panther Christmas DVDs

DVD Active displays the cover artwork for South Parks’ Christmas compilation, Christmas Time in South Park, which will be available to own on November 13th. Meanwhile, TV Shows on DVD premieres the cover artwork for The Pïnk Panther Show: A Pink Christmas, set for a November 6th release.


Jamie Oliver enters the realm of animation

ToyNews reports that Jamie Oliver, British celebrity chef, has teamed up with Aardman Animation to develop a new animated series called Little J. Aimed at 7 to 11 year olds, the 2D animated show follows Oliver’s fictional ten year-old self on a quest to discover the secret of becoming a great chef. “We were thrilled […]


A Conversation with Ben Balistreri

The character designer of Fairly Odd Parents, Danny Phantom, Foster’s Home and various Disney video projects, Ben Balistreri, speaks exclusively with Jeroen Van Zwol about his career and upcoming publication of Seaweed!


WALL•E Concept Art

JoBlo has published 3 new pieces of concept art from Disney/Pixar’s upcoming WALL•E, which were first revealed at this years Comic-Con. Pixar’s latest animated feature is set in the year 2700 and follows the adventures of one little robot as he chases his dream across the galaxy. The film is currently planned to open in […]


Popeye DVD Collector’s Tin pics

Over at our Animated News & Views Forum, member “droosan” shares some pictures showcasing the Best Buy exclusive Collector’s Tin of the newly released Popeye The Sailor: 1933 – 1938 Volume I DVD.


Surf's Up DVD to include The ChubbChubbs' return

AWN reports that Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release Surf’s Up on on DVD, Blu-ray and UMD on October 9th, 2007, as well as providing a list of bonus features. Notable among the bonus features is the all new animated short, The ChubbChubbs Save Xmas. The short will feature the characters from the 2002 short, […]


Transformers: Animated clip online

Entertainment News International reveals the first footage of Transformers: Animated, first shown at this years Comic-Con. The latest animated reincarnation of Transformers is set to premiere on Cartoon Network, Spring 2008.


Even more WALL•E from Comic-Con

Upcoming Pixar points to Kung Fu Rodeo who showcases five promotional WALL•E postcards, wich were handed out at this years Comic-Con in San Diego to promote Pixar’s upcoming feature.


Video: Homer Simpson on The Tonight Show

As previously reported, Homer Simpson made his special appearance during The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Tuesday. A clip of this appearance can now be viewed on Youtube. In the clip, Homer fills in for Jay and takes his shot at the traditional opening monologue.



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