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Cars Teaser Will Premiere with The Incredibles

A teaser trailer for what likely will be the final Disney/Pixar computer-animated comedy will be featured before their latest collaboration, The Incredibles, opening Friday. Hoping to parlay the public’s growing appetite for auto racing, Cars features the voices of track aficionado Paul Newman, who continues to compete at age 79, and NASCAR great Richard Petty. […]


X and I CG feature from India

The 90-minute CG movie X and I will be produced at the Bangalore-based Paprikaas Animation Studios (Pas) under the direction of Stanislao Pasqualini, an Italian director who has handled action movies. According to Pas president Srini R. Raghavan, the movie would be a major milestone for the nascent Indian animation industry. “We are doing the […]


Bruce Willis goes Over the Hedge

Looks like superstar Bruce Willis will take the role of raccoon RJ in the upcoming DreamWorks CG feature Over the Hedge. The role was previously handed to Jim Carrey, but DreamWorks’ web page has silently updated the voice cast.


Don Bluth animates Scissor Sisters video

Animation legend Don Bluth has provided animation for New York based band Scissor Sisters’ music video Mary. Picked by the critics as one of the highlights of Scissor Sisters debut album, Mary, written by Jake Shears, has also become a live favourite. The animated sequence is a condensed version of Rapunzel, running a bit over […]


First Animated Reality Show: Drawn Together

Comedy Central will air the first episode of this new animated series next wednesday at 10:30 PM. Drawn Together is the true story of eight characters, picked to live in a house to find out what happens when people stop being real and start getting animated. Presented as if it were a real Primetime reality […]


Robots featurette on Garfield DVD

The recently released DVD of Garfield: The Movie contains an interesting featurette on the making of Robots. The 4:26 sneak peek is anamorphic widescreen and contains several clips from the movie.


JibJab.com Traffic Skyrockets

Nielsen//NetRatings announced that traffic to political parody site jibjab.com jumped 493 percent for the week ending October 10. JibJab.com was also the fast growing site for that week, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. AtomFilms, which hosted the JibJab.com presidential election parody animation titled Good to be in DC, saw its Web traffic soar 341 percent to 2 […]


The Super Milk-Chan Show on Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network has acquired The Super Milk-Chan Show, an irreverent, politically-incorrect anime series from ADV Films, which it will begin airing in November 2004. Mixing live-action with animation, this whacked-out series centers on the adventures of Milk, a selfish, foul-mouthed female superhero with no real superpowers. Far from the typical A-list superhero, Milk is assisted […]


Spider-Man: The New Animated Series Second Season on the Way

Superhero Hype reports that Mainframe’s CG series featuring our favourite web slinger has been given a second life. The first season hired on MTV, scoring high ratings and is available on DVD. Apparently, another network will air the new series.


The Art of Silver

Stephen Silver is an artist who worked on the character design of such seminal TV series as Kevin Smith’s Clerks and Disney’s Kim Possible. This book collects many of his early drawings as a caricature artist as well as designs for animated series, including Nickelodeon’s upcoming Crash Nebula and previously unpublished sketches and designs for […]


Shrek headed to Broadway

Oscar- and Tony-winning director Sam Mendes is teaming up with DreamWorks Animation and one of the masterminds behind the puppet-powered hit production Avenue Q to bring Shrek–The Musical to Broadway. Jason Moore, the Tony-winning director of Avenue Q, will helm Shrek’s stage debut, while David Lindsay-Abaire (Fuddy Meers, Wonder of the World) has been hired […]


Christopher Reeve film will go ahead

A computer-animated feature film that paralyzed actor Christopher Reeve had been directing at the time of his death last weekend will remain in production, its producer said Monday. Yankee Irving centers on a father and his baseball-playing son who overcomes personal obstacles to realize his dreams. Voice casting and theatrical distribution for Yankee have yet […]


Shark Tale swims past competition

DreamWorks’ Shark Tale featuring the voices of Will Smith and Robert De Niro in the story of fishy mobsters, bit off $31.7 million for the three days beginning Friday, taking its 10-day catch to $87.7 million. The film cost about $70 million to make.


This Land sequel premieres on The Tonight Show

From the creators of the political satire sensation This Land comes a sequel set to the tune of Dixie. The online animation Good To Be in DC! features the presidential and vice presidential candidates along with Attorney General John Ashcroft, CBS News anchor Dan Rather, filmmaker Michael Moore, talk show host Rush Limbaugh and Jane […]


Drew Carey's Green Screen Show premieres tonight

The Drew Carey’s Green Screen Show stars Carey and many of his quick-witted chums from his Whose Line is it Anyway? series and his tour group, including Brad Sherwood, Colin Mochrie, Greg Proops, Julie Larson and Sean Masterson. The cast performs improvisational skits suggested by a live audience, minus all props but in front of […]


The Art of Robots Cover

The latest production from Blue Sky Studios won’t hit the screens until next year, but you can already preorder the Art of Robots book, offering a sneak peek at the early visual developmental stages of the film. Featuring the spectacular concept art created by the team at Blue Sky Studios and by producer and production […]


The Art of The Incredibles book is out

The traditional Art Of book for Pixar’s latest blockbuster is now available in bookstores. The sleekly designed settings and characters in the movie were conceptualized and developed by writer/director Brad Bird and Pixar’s creative team of artists, illustrators, and designers, resulting in a celluloid sensation rich with detail. The Art of The Incredibles celebrates their […]


Team America Gets an 'R'

AWN reports that the MPAA rating board has given Paramount Pictures’ Team America: World Police an R rating. Previously cuts of the film were receiving the NC-17 rating. The all-marionette political and action film satire will launch in 800 theaters on October 9 and widen on the 15th. The film will be rated R for […]


Two Toy Story sequels in the works

The Orlando Sentinel reports that Disney chief executive Michael Eisner said yesterday that Walt Disney Co. is working on not just one but two new sequels in the Toy Story series at the same time. “We’re doing two Toy Stories at once,” Eisner said in listing some of Disney’s film plans at a Goldman Sachs […]


Fantastic Four Get Animated

Marvel Enterprises has cut a deal with France’s Antefilms Prods. to produce an animated TV series based on Marvel’s enduring Fantastic Four comic-book characters. Marvel said it would produce 26 half-hour episodes targeted for premiere in the United States and other territories in late 2006. Plans for the Fantastic Four animated series come on the […]


Simpsons "will go on till 2009"

The BBC reports that Simpson’s creator Matt Groening told The Sun newspaper that the series will continue for five more years, equaling the record 20 years run of Gunsmoke. Groening said: “I’d love to get to 365 episodes, so there’s one for every day of the year with no repeats”. He also mentioned that a […]


New Trailer for Popeye's Voyage

DVD Toons has a new trailer for the direct to video CG feature Popeye’s Voyage: The Quest for Pappy. Billy West lends his voice to the world-famous sailor man and Kathy Bates is Popeye’s notorious nemesis, the villainous Sea Hag/Siren. Popeye’s Voyage: The Quest for Pappy is scheduled for release on 11/09/2004, with a retail […]


Team America Creators Interview

In Focus has a hilarious interview with the geniuses behind this upcoming puppet action movie: South Park masterminds Trey Parker and Matt Stone.


Incredibles Toys

The first toys from Pixar’s next movie are now available at Toys R Us. See them all here:


New Details on Surf's Up

Scribes Lisa Addario and Joey Syracuse have been hired to write Surf’s Up, Sony Pictures Animation’s second animated feature about surfing penguins. The doc-style feature is based on the theory that surfing was invented by penguins. The central character, Cody, is a small Rockhopper penguin who dreams of finding fame and fortune on the Penguin […]


Lion King director to co-direct Open Season

Roger Allers has joined the directing team of Sony Pictures Animation’s upcoming animated feature Open Season, and Steve Bencich and Ron J. Friedman have come on board as writers. Open Season, which features the voices of Martin Lawrence and Ashton Kutcher, is a buddy comedy about a happily domesticated 900-pound grizzly bear named Boog (Lawrence), […]


Wild Brain for Opus

Miramax Films has picked Wild Brain to develop their CG feature Opus, which Craig Mazin (Scary Movie 3) will adapt from the Pulitzer Prize-winning comic strip, Bloom County, created by Berkeley Breathed.


Ghost In the Shell: Innocence Breaks B.O. Records

According to BCDB, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence continues breaking records for an anime film at the U.S. box office. Mamoru Oshii’s long-awaited sequel surpassed last Monday, after only 11 days in theaters, the entire gross of the first Ghost in the Shell film as well as that of another cult movie, Akira. Its […]


CINEME 2004 Official Winners

Here is the list of the winners of the 2004 CINEME Animation Film Festival, held in Chicago September 24th-26th:


Madagascar Trailer Online

The Dreamworks website has the trailer for their upcoming CG comedy, Madagascar. The trailer will appear in front of Shark Tale when it opens this Friday. Madagascar features the voices of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Coen and Cedric The Entertainer.



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