Month: January 2004 – page 2

Jim Hill Updates: The Destino Dilemma, Collecting Tips, and . . . Garbage?

Jim Hill Media has got three thought-provoking new articles today. The first article is all about the dilemma the Disney company is finding itself in over the Oscar nomination that Destino recently received. Second is an article by Jackson King about the ins and outs of collecting antique animated toys. And the third article is […]

New Promo Art and DVD Screen Grabs from The Lion King 1½: Part IV

Hot off the cyberpress from Buena Vista Home Entertainment are several new images from Disney’s upcoming “interquel” The Lion King 1½. The first one is similar to an image posted a while back with Simba and Timon and Pumbaa sleeping, but this time with Simba all grown up. The second one shows the jungle buddies […]

Brother Bear Still Roaring Overseas’s most recent e-mail newsletter reports “Brother Bear drew $560,000 on 29 in Hong Kong (second-highest debut by a traditionally animated pic behind Mulan) and $450,000 on 87 in Poland (BVI’s third best opening after Nemo and “Signs”). Bear has collected a dandy $41.3 million in 16 countries, highlighted by Mexico’s $12.4 million and Korea’s […]

Disney and Gold ask stockholders to vote "NO" on election of Eisner and three other directors

The \\{{link Miami Herald}}\\ reports that Roy Disney and Stanley Gold are calling on stockholders “to vote against the election of four directors, including Disney chairman and chief executive Michael Eisner, at Disney’s March 3 annual meeting”. Disney and Gold sent out a letter to stockholders saying that this action would send a message […]

The rest of those Academy Awards…

Unsurprisingly, The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King heads up the hopefulls for the primarily live-action effects fests, with eleven nods, while Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl just beats Nemo‘s four with five nominations. Another fantasy earlier predicted to be in the running, Big Fish, only comes […]

Cartoon Network to Air First Made-for-TV Animated Feature

Toonzone {{link reports}} that on Friday, February 27, at 8:00pm (ET/PT) Party Wagon will debut on Cartoon Network. The cable network’s first made-for-TV animated feature tells of a band of settlers traveling through the Old West. When the ferry boat they are aboard begins to sink, one of them produces a map disclosing the […]

Gnomeo and Juliet cancelled?

It appears unfortunately so, according to Jim Hill Media.

Tintin Tidbits

According to the Z review, the script for Red Rackham’s Treasure, the first Tintin movie in the trilogy, is being worked on, with casting to begin later this year. However, Canadian actor Gregory Smith, who stars in the WB’s TV-series Everwood, is already a possible candidate to play the lead role. Born in 1983, Smith […]

Cars News

Coming Soon! reports that Paul Newman, NASCAR legend Richard Petty, Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt, and Dan Whitney are all lending their voices to Pixar’s seventh movie, Cars. Directed by John Lasseter and produced by Darla K. Anderson (A Bug’s Life, Monsters, Inc.), Cars, described as “a high octane adventure comedy that features a wide assortment […]

Academy Award nominations announced

The nominations for the 76th Academy Awards were {{link announced}} on Tuesday. \\Finding Nemo\\ leads animated films with 4 nominations, including the third ever screenplay nomination and the fourth ever sound editing nomination for an animated film (no animated film has won either category). Best Animated Feature: \\Brother Bear\\, \\Finding Nemo\\, \\The Triplets of […]

Full Golden Globe winners list

Following our report of the Golden Globes this past Sunday night, the {{link Internet Movie DataBase}} has a full listing of the nominees and eventual winners. Topping the biggest honors was Peter Jackson’s Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King, with Best Picture (Drama), Director, Song and Score, placing it in the […]

New scene inserted into The Little Mermaid?

In the Animated-News Forum, within the topic “Poll: What deleted songs should be inserted into Disney’s animated movies”, ‘Special_Ed’ has posted an interesting item, concerning the upcoming Platinum Edition DVD release of The Little Mermaid next year. Apparently, The Little Mermaid has a new scene inserted, in which the shark, from the beginning of the […]

Saving Disney

Jim Hill Media provides an article by its guest writer Aaron Michael Gordon that asks: “Can the magic really be recaptured?”

John Ritter's Final Performance As "Clifford" To Hit Theaters

Toon Zone indicates that John Ritter’s final performance as the voice of “Clifford: The Big Red Dog” will be heard in theaters next month, in Clifford’s Really Big Movie, the popular children’s story’s first full-length film. Also, PBS will air a Valentine’s Day Clifford special, in which John Ritter’s voice will also be heard, on […]

Disney, Bruckheimer to Adapt Oz

The Hollywood Reporter reports that Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films have optioned the movie rights to American McGee’s The Wizard of Oz. According to McGee, the film has no time frame, and will be the first of a trilogy. Screenwriters Kevin and Dan Hageman are attached. “Other media deals are either signed or […]

First look at \\SpongeBob SquarePants\\ film

{{link Filmforce}} has a {{link promotional shot}} from the upcoming \\SpongeBob Squarepants\\ movie. (I wasn’t able to find the story this pic goes with. If anyone finds it please email me and I’ll link to it.) A {{link teaser trailer}} was released last month. The film is slated to open November 19th, […]

Court reinstates \\Roger Rabbit\\ case

The {{link AP reports}} that a lawsuit against Disney brought by Gary K. Wolf, the author of the novel on which the \\Who Framed Roger Rabbit\\ was based, has been reinstated by an appeals court after being dismissed by a lower court. Wolf claims he is owed millions of dollars in royalties from merchandising […]

Nemo, Depp, and Curtis lose at the Golden Globes

During tonight’s NBC presentation of the 61st annual Golden Globe ceremony, Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo lost to Lost In Translation, in the Best Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy category. In the race for the Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy, Johnny Depp, nominated for his performance as Captain […]

Teacher's Pet Continues To Wag

Lee’s Movie Info shows that Teacher’s Pet fell nearly 43% this weekend, taking in about $1.4 million, averaging $691 from 2,027 theaters. Teacher’s Pet has grossed approximately $5.09 million to date.

SaveDisney on the Disney-Dali collaboration

Despite leaving the company his father and Uncle Walt built, Roy Disney continues to support the work of the animation division, as ‘PatrickvD’ points out on the {{link Animated New Forum}}. As well as play dates and links to various articles on the web about the short film Destino (a project that, it must […]

Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas Synopsis Revealed

The Big Cartoon Database reveals that two of the stories featured in Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas include Donald trying in vain to resist the joy of the season, and Mickey and Pluto learning a great lesson about the power of friendship.

Brother Bear DVD Disc Art

Ultimate Disney has the offical artwork for the Brother Bear DVD’s two discs.

Stuart Little 3 To Be Animated

According to Zap2it, Stuart Little 3 will be a completely computer-animated, direct-to-video sequel. “People love Stuart, but it would just be too expensive to try it again for the big screen,” says producer Lucy Fisher, in an interview with “And we do hope to get Michael J. Fox to do the voice again.” Michael […]

Disney Sequels Continue

According to Disneyfilmsidan, more Disney sequels in the works include Mickey’s Around the World in 80 Days (2006), Cinderella III (2007), The Jungle Book 3 (2008), Peter Pan 3 (2008), The Little Mermaid III (2008), and Sleeping Beauty II. Please take this information with a grain of salt, due to the fact that the site […]

London readers: win tickets for Lion King 3 preview!

To celebrate the release of The Lion King 3: Hakuna Matata (aka Lion King 1½) on DVD and video in the UK on Monday 16 February, Disney are holding a special screening of the film at London Zoo the day before release, on Sunday 15th. For entry details, check out here:

Belleville wins World Cinema Award!

Sylvain Chomet’s Belleville Rendezvous (The Triplets Of Belleville) notched up more kudos last night, when a panel of four film professionals announced it as the winner of the first ever BBC World Cinema Award. In the shortlist were City Of God, Etre Et Avoir, Good Bye Lenin!, The Man Without A Past, the fully animated […]

Eisner's Potential Legacy

Kristin alerts us to an article at The Orlando Sentinel website about some of the effects of Disney shutting down their Florida animation studio. “Disney’s current leadership can sputter all they want about the nature of animation evolving, about how they’re not “killing” anything, about the need to slash costs to boost a deflated stock […]

Man Behind Teacher's Pet Talks

Check out Animation World Magazine for their exclusive interview with Gary Baseman, the creator of Disney’s TV series and recent feature film, Teacher’s Pet. There’s a lot of emphasis on cartoon history and the issues involved in bringing something to the big screen that was originally designed for the small screen.

20th Birthday of the Macintosh

Twenty years ago today, a much younger Steve Jobs introduced the world to the Macintosh and changed the course of computer and animation history. The Mac brought us the first computer “for the rest of us” and started the boom of computer use by the masses. And two years later, with money earned at Apple […]

Final Scooby 2 poster revealed

The official {{link Scooby-Doo 2}} site has posted the final one-sheet poster for the March 26 release of Monsters Unleashed, which will also probably end up being the front cover for an eventual DVD issue. Thanks to ‘monkeyboy12’ in the {{link AN Forum}} for the link – check it out on the WB […]