Month: August 2004 – page 2

A little bit of Pride: Part 2

Part 2 of the DreamWorks SKG Fansite‘s interview with the producers of Father of the Pride is now online.

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence review

“IronGiant or Something” at Ain’t It Cool News takes a mostly positive look at Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, remarking, “I strongly recommend it for anime fans and people who like long drawn-out existential exchanges that look amazing.”

Yogi Bear movie in the works at Warner Bros.

Coming Soon indicates that Sunrise Entertainment is developing a Yogi Bear feature film at Warner Bros., with Todd R. Jones and Earl Richey Jones (Johnson Family Vacation).

More Sky Captain interviews

Ain’t It Cool News speaks with Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow director Kerry Conran and producer Jon Avnet, while Latino Review talks with the film’s stars Gwyneth Paltrow and Jude Law.

Proud, Aiken photos

Ultimate Disney has posted three new pictures concerning the new musical number for the Aladdin DVD, Proud of Your Boy. Though the three pics focus on the song’s performer Clay Aiken, the first photo also features an image from the song’s film sequence.

Fenton to compose music for Valiant

Music from the Movies reveals that British composer George Fenton (whose scores were used as stock music in The Ren and Stimpy Show and Rocko’s Modern Life) will score Disney/Vanguard’s WWII adventure Valiant. He has also just completed the BBC/A&E television special Pride, a photorealistic approach to a dramatic story featuring animated lions in the […]

This Land now belongs to you and me

Animation World Network reports that Ludlow Music is withdrawing its lawsuit against JibJab Media. The suit demanded that JibJab discontinue the use of the tune for the famous American song This Land is Your Land in its notorious web toon This Land, but it was discovered that the tune is now in the public domain.

Gollum and Gandalf together again

The Big Cartoon DataBase reports that Sir Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis, who played the parts of Gandalf and Gollum, respectively, in the Lord of the Rings trilogy will be providing the voices for a frog and rat in an upcoming Aardman Animation/DreamWorks animated feature titled Flushed Away about animals living in the sewers of […]

New shorts profiled at AWN

Animation World Network has a new review of five different animated shorts, including one about a pig who has lost its snout, a Christmastime dinosaur tale, and an oil paint in motion animation.

Star Wars animation press release

Star Wars mega-fan site The has posted the press release for the upcoming animated Ewoks and Droids DVDs.

Cox, Glover, Elliott, and Sykes join James in The Barnyard

Variety reports that Courteney Cox, Danny Glover, Sam Elliott and Wanda Sykes have joined Kevin James in the voice cast of Nick Movies’ CGI-animated comedy The Barnyard. James has the role of the lead character, a carefree cow named Otis, who is suddenly placed in a position of responsibility around the barnyard, forcing him to […]

Watch The Batman's intro

The official website for the upcoming The Batman animated series has posted a first look at the series’ intro. The Batman will arrive Saturday, September 11, 2004.

Spider-Man 2 DVD art online

DVD Answers has the cover art for the six versions of the Spider-Man 2 DVD, along with two pictures of menu art.

Hear the entire Sky Captain soundtrack; Sky Captain's cast speak

One can listen to the entire soundtrack to Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow at AOL Music. Meanwhile, Coming Soon! chats with the cast of Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, including Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Giovanni Ribisi, Bai Ling, and director Kerry Conran.

Gargoyles Season 1 DVD Collection press release

Ultimate Disney has the press release for the Gargoyles Season 1 DVD Collection. The two-disc set will hit stores on December 7, 2004

Lady Death: The Motion Picture to receive October release

The movie’s official website has announced that Lady Death: The Motion Picture, the first animated feature produced by the ADV Films’ original content division, will have its DVD release on October 5, 2004.

Ashanti to don the red slippers in Muppets' Wizard of Oz

According to Jim Hill Media, Ashanti has landed the role of Dorothy in the upcoming television movie Muppets’ Wizard of Oz, as Hillary Duff’s financial demands for the role were refused by Disney.

Sony Gets Nasty

According to Done Deal’s Script Sales page, Sony has tapped Don D. Scott (Barbershop) to pen a CGI film called Big Nasty, which is described as a sci-fi musical set in outer space. Scott will produce the film as well via his The Bridge production company along with Live Planet’s Sean Bailey.

A little bit of Pride

The DreamWorks SKG Fansite presents an audio interview with the producers of Father of the Pride, as they will be bringing a new audio interview on a daily basis until the premiere of the show next Tuesday. Meanwhile, Latino Review reviews Father of the Pride, giving the show four stars and declaring, “The show is […]

The real reason The Three Musketeers was kept from theaters

Jim Hill Media takes a look at the real reason Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers was kept from theaters, and why you may not be seeing Disney’s better animated sequels, including the upcoming Bambi and the Great Prince that has been described as “simply stunning”, heading to theaters anymore.

The London International Animation Festival starts today

LIAF is a fantastic 6-day celebration of the very best of international and local animation showcasing the painstaking, amazing work of artists and filmmakers who have discovered that in this medium they can go anywhere their imagination leads them. The work can be funny, poignant, beautiful, exquisite or startlingly simple and is made frame by […]

3-disc Pirates of the Caribbean DVD coming soon

Joe Carioca at the Ultimate Disney forums has pointed out that DVD Planet has a 3-disc version of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl available for pre-order and set for release November 2. This pending release has been confirmed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment as a special limited edition but […]

New Sky Captain poster online

The Internet Movie Poster Awards has the new one sheet for Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.

Team America to avoid NC-17 rating

Variety reports that the directors of Team America: World Police, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, are contractually obligated to Paramount Pictures to deliver a cut of the film that gets an R rating from the MPAA, despite recent talk that Team America may aim for an NC-17 rating. [paid subscription required for Variety]

Lizzie, and tigers, and bears! Oh, my!; the salary of Jobs

Jim Hill Media reports that Disney is currently offerring Lizzie McGuire star Hillary Duff a large sum of money to take on the role of Dorothy in Muppets’ Wizard of Oz. Should Duff agree to play Dorothy in the film, it will be the first time ever that Oz author L. Frank Baum’s heroine will […]

Buena Vista DVD bash: "no Mulan 3"

Dark Horizons reports on a recent {{link industry gathering}} at which Disney’s Buena Vista Home Video entertained guests in a bid to push the studio’s upcoming DVD slate. Along with composer Alan Menken playing a medly from Aladdin to promote its October 2-disc release, animator Eric Goldberg was on hand to magic up some […]

Lilo And Stitch unleashed in Guatemala

Vinicio Mckay, an Animated News reader from Guatemala, has written in to let us know about the Lilo And Stitch 2-disc Special Edition DVD that has just been successfully released there. The disc follows along the same lines as reports of other foreign-language editions of this title, featuring director’s audio commentary, music video clips, a […]

Team America: World Police heading for NC-17 rating?

The {{link JoBlo movie site}} has a story up reporting that, as it currently stands, South Park‘s Matt Stone and Trey Parker’s new puppet-animated musical action farce Team America will be rated NC-17, revealing “the current version of the Paramount film [contains] surprisingly graphic scenes of puppet sex”. The page also has new pictures […]

New Incredible images

‘ScoFo’ at the AN Forum notes that Latino Review has three new pics from The Incredibles.

Website for Home on the Range's DVD release now online

The official website for Home on the Range’s DVD release is now online, while the video and DVD will “moo-ve” into stores on September 14, 2004. Thanks to ‘PatrickvD’ at the AN Forum for the heads up!