Month: July 2004

Interview with Sky Captain's Giovanni Ribisi

Coming Soon! interviews Giovanni Ribisi, who plays the technical genius Dex in Kerry Conran’s Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.

Helpful Revenge of the Sith primer

In case your memory needs refreshing as to what is happening in and behind the scenes of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, IGN FilmForce has a handy primer to help out.

The Boondocks passed by Fox, picked up by CN

The Hollywood Reporter, via Cartoon Brew, reported recently that the animated series The Boondocks, based on the popular newspaper comic strip, was picked up by Cartoon Network after the Fox Broadcasting Company passed on it after viewing a 6-minute test pilot. “Cartoon [Network] is believed to be eyeing Boondocks for its ‘Adult Swim’ late-night block, […]

"Putting the 'F' back in 'Freedom'" – Team America has landed!

A hilarious teaser for the much-discussed “puppetoon” film by the politically scathing pair behind South Park has hit the net! Head on over to the Apple site to get your first glimpse of the film coming this autumn; produced in the same method as Thunderbirds, but with a slightly less innocent twist!

The Motley Fool comments on the upcoming DreamWorks IPO

With DreamWorks set to spin off its animation studio and promising to ramp up its computer-rendered production, it’s going to get crowded at the pixilated multiplex soon. Rick Munarriz takes a closer look at DreamWorks, Disney, and Pixar and sees the potential for great rewards — as well as perilous pitfalls.

If it walks like a duck: Donald Duck to get star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

As has been reported at Cartoon Brew, the impetuous Donald Duck will soon be honored with his own star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. Newly released full details on the event can be found here:

6-Minute Pilot of Seth MacFarlane's American Dad online…

“ScribbleChimp” over at Animation Nation has found a 6-minute Windows Media teaser clip of the new FOX animated sitcom, American Dad. Although those at AN are clearly unimpressed, it’s too early yet to tell how the series will pan out in full 22-minute episodes. American Dad is set to premiere on FOX in January 2005, […]

Spongebob Squarepants movie banners

Movie site has a first look up at the Spongebob Squarepants Movie {{link poster banners}}, which reveal a couple of new characters. The Paramount film opens November 19.

Brad Bird on The Incredibles

{{link Skwigly}} online has a look at the Incredibles chat with Brad Bird, from last week’s Comic-Con.

Three Musketeers screenshots

You can view several new screenshots and promotional images from Disney’s upcoming hand-drawn animated comedy adventure The Three Musketeers, starring Mickey, Donald and Goofy, here:

New Aladdin DVD menu screens!

The Disney Database has some new ‘Main’ and ‘Bonus Features’ menu shots of the upcoming Aladdin Platinum Edition DVD coming this October. Let’s hope the contents of the discs impress as much as the visuals!

Jackson Beck dead at 92

Jackson Beck, “a master of voice-over”, has died at the age of 92, the {{link–obit-beck0729jul28,0,5765067.story?coll=ny-ap-regional-wire AP}} reports. Beck introduced each episode of the \\Superman\\ radio show with the now famous phrase “It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superman!” and voiced Bluto in more than 300 \\Popeye\\ cartoons. He went on to work in […]

New Shark Tale pictures arrive online

Latino Review has three new shots from Shark Tale, which will swim into theaters on October 1, 2004.

Incredibles to ride Dark Horse

Dark Horse Comics, in conjunction with Disney Publishing Worldwide and Pixar Animation Studios, will publish a comic book adaptation of The Incredibles. The first of four issues will arrive on sale November 24 with a retail price of $2.99. The Incredibles will soar into theaters on November 5, 2004.

Justice League Unlimited review

Toon Zone reviews the first episode of Justice League Unlimited, Initiation, stating, “Justice League Unlimited sounds like it is going to serve up superheroics cafeteria-style, with speed and convenience. Those needing their Justice League are unlikely to be disappointed.” Justice League Unlimited premieres on Saturday, July 31, at 8:30pm on Cartoon Network.

Incredible scene descriptions

Jim Hill Media has the detailed descriptions of the scenes from The Incredibles that were shown at Comic-Con.

AICN speaks to Brad Bird; goes ga-ga over The World Of Tomorrow

Over at Ain’t It Cool News, ‘Quint’ files a couple of Comic-Con event reports. First, he {{link meets Incredibles director Brad Bird}} and interviews him on his latest film and the transition from hand-drawn to CGI. Then he gushes aplenty over the exclusive screening of sci-fi/animated/live-action epic {{link Sky Captain And The World […]

Rex Steele ready to fly!

‘RandCanuck’ and ‘GeorgeC’ in the {{link Animated News Forum}} remind us that Whohoo Pictures’ animated short version of Bill Presing and Matt Peters’ Rex Steele: Nazi Smasher, one of the most original and well made shorts in recent years, is now available on DVD, after premiering at last week’s Comic-Con. The traditionally animated award-winner […]

More DreamWorks promoting for Ghost in the Shell: Innocence

“Never-before-seen clips” from Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence will be presented this Friday, July 30th, between 11:30am and 12:30pm to attendees at Otakon 2004, the second largest animé convention in the US, being held from July 30 to August 1, in Baltimore, MD. Read the press release and get access to the new trailer […]

Batman Begins…now!

As if to make up for the fairly poor showing at this year’s Comic-Con (where a big unveiling event was expected), Warner Brothers has released the {{link Batman Begins teaser trailer exclusively on the official site}}. It’s available in a multitude of different formats…NOW!

Simba's Pride scenes re-animated?

“ThiagoPE” and “Shoka” have sent in an interesting piece to Brian Tiemann over at It appears that Disney has made a few cosmetic changes to The Lion King II, set to come out on a Special Edition DVD in the U.S. on August 31st. Screen caps and an analysis of two scenes are provided […]

View Comic-Con's The Batman postcard online

Superhero Hype has the front and back of the postcard that was handed out at Comic-Con for the upcoming The Batman animated series. The postcard features the new designs for the Joker, Catwoman, and the Penguin.

Thunderbirds cast interview

Latino Review speaks with the cast of the new Thunderbirds film, opening in U.S. theaters this Friday.

Batman Begins' Batsuit fully revealed in new photo

JoBlo has posted a brand-new photo of Christian Bale in the Batman Begins Batsuit, fully revealing the amazing new costume. Though the picture may soon be taken off of the web, one can own the photo through eBay.

Simpsons character poised to "come out"

The IMDb is reporting that, in an upcoming episode of the long-running Fox show The Simpsons, a long-time character will reveal that he’s gay. “At the moment, many fans are betting the character in question will be Waylon Smithers – who works for evil nuclear tycoon Mr. Burns – but the show’s producers are refusing […]

View the Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence trailer online

IGN FilmForce has the exclusive trailer for Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, in both QuickTime and Windows Media formats. Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence will hit U.S. theaters on September 17, 2004.

Summer box office soaring toward new record

The Hollywood Reporter reports that due to the success of such films as Shrek 2 ($429.2 million cumulative), Spider-Man 2 ($328.5 million cumulative), and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ($241.8 million cumulative), the summer box office is now running 14 percent ahead of last year, when a new record was set. The first […]

Aguilera and Elliot head to Car Wash for Shark Tale

Contact Music indicates that Christina Aguilera and Missy Elliot are teaming up to record a new version of the disco classic Car Wash for the upcoming Shark Tale. The hit Rose Royce tune, recorded as the theme of the film with the same name, first hit airwaves in 1977. The remake of the song will […]

Official websites for Justice League Unlimited and Teen Titans debut online

Cartoon Network has launched the official sites for both Justice League Unlimited and the third season of Teen Titans.

Song Of The South gets another UK airing

One of Walt Disney’s most cherished (by those who have seen it) and much requested (by those who haven’t) films, Song Of The South, will be showing on BBC 2 next Thursday, 5 August, at 11am. This will be the second time within a year that the film has been screened on the channel – […]