Month: September 2004

International poster for Shark Tale revealed

The Internet Movie Poster Awards features a new international poster for Shark Tale, which opens in U.S. theaters tomorrow.

Ten questions with Hammer of the Venture Bros.

IGN FilmForce has ten questions with Doc Hammer, co-writer, designer, and editor of the Venture Bros.

French animator Chomet sets up in Scotland

The Internet Movie Database reveals that French filmmaker Sylvain Chomet, producer of The Triplets of Belleville in Canada, plans to produce three more animated films in Scotland, according to Thursday’s edition of Britain’s Guardian newspaper. Producer Sylvain Chomet’s studio “could become the largest and most influential facility in Europe,” meaning good news for traditional animation. […]

Stars take on voice acting

ABC News has the article “Shark Showcases Celebrity Talent”, which discusses the perks that attract celebrities to voice characters in animated films.

Aladdin DVD preview screen shots: Part X

Five storyboard images from the scene “Aladdin in the Lap of Luxury” which was deleted from Disney’s theatrical release of Aladdin but included as a bonus feature on the upcoming 2-disc Platinum Edition release can be found here:

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.

Robots debut!

As sent in by many readers of Animated News (thanks!), {{link Yahoo Movies has debuted the trailer for Robots}}, director Chris Wedge’s highly anticipated follow up to Ice Age, again produced at Blue Sky Studios for 20th Century Fox. The retro-sci-fi-comedy, with the voices of Ewan McGregor, Halle Berry, Robin Williams, Mel Brooks, Jim […]

Vitti tapped for Ice Age 2 and The Simpsons?

According to Variety, TV writer Jon Vitti has been tapped to pen Ice Age 2 and the feature film adaptation of The Simpsons. Vitti was previously a writer on multiple animated series including The Simpsons and was a story consultant on Ice Age. [paid subscription required for Variety]

Interview with Sky Captain's Conran and Avnet

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow director Kerry Conran and producer Jon Avnet speak to Dark Horizons about the making of their new film. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow is now playing in theaters and opens in the UK this Friday, October 1st.

Andrew Adamson to pass on directing Shrek 3

IGN FilmForce reports that Andrew Adamson, who helmed the first two Shrek films, has chosen not to direct Shrek 3, due to his working on The Chronicles of Narnia. Shrek 3 is scheduled to be released in 2006.

Aladdin DVD preview screen shots: Part IX

Following are six images from the “Inside the Genie’s Lamp” bonus feature on Disc 2 of the soon-to-be-released Platinum Edition of Disney’s Aladdin:

Chronicles of Narnia official logo revealed

Dark Horizons reveals the official logo for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. The logo debuted at this past weekend’s Armageddon Expo in Wellington. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe will roar into theaters on December 5, 2005.

Eleven new Incredible posters

Inland Empire Strikes Back has eleven new posters for The Incredibles, flying into theaters on November 5, 2004.

Video clip: America's Kim Jong II performs

One can witness the musical stylings of Kim Jong II in a new Team America: World Police video clip at Latino Review. Team America: World Police invades theaters on October 15, 2004. [warning: the musical stylings of Kim Jong II contain some strong language]

Ten new Spongebob Squarepants Movie pics

Latino Review features ten new pictures from The Spongebob Squarepants Movie. The PG-rated comedy will float into theaters on November 19, 2004.

Dreamworks Files for IPO with SEC

The computer animation arm of Dreamworks SKG has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a $650 million initial public offering, applying to list on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “DWA” (DreamWorks Animation). In a statement filed with regulators late Monday, the company said it would use the proceeds to […]

Nintendo eyes entering animated-film business

Nintendo Co. intends to enter the animated-film business, Hiroshi Yamauchi, an adviser to the video game maker, said Wednesday. At a press conference, Yamauchi said that he plans to make a proposal for the project to create an animated film at a management meeting to be held in October. He indicated that the film will […]

Disney Says Deal With Pixar 'Unlikely'

Walt Disney Co. president and chief operating officer Robert Iger said it is “unlikely” Disney will strike a new distribution deal with Pixar Animation Studios, according to a report on CNBC.

Simpson and Lachey's Whole New World video now online; Aiken's Proud at #5 on the chart

AOL Music debuts the new music video for Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson’s version of A Whole New World, featured on the Aladdin Platinum Edition DVD that will hit stores next Tuesday. Alternate Link. In related news, Clay Aiken’s version of Proud of Your Boy, also featured on the Aladdin DVD, is now #5 on […]

Happy Feet: Animated musical in progress

The Sunday Herald Online makes a passing mention of an upcoming animated musical entitled Happy Feet which will feature voice work by Nicole Kidman, Elijah Wood, Brittany Murphy (voice of Hank’s niece Luanne in King Of The Hill), and Hugh Jackman. It is also to be set to a soundtrack of Beatles music. Thanks to […]

New Incredible television spot has “Inside the super-secret files: Violet”, the new television spot for The Incredibles.

Aladdin DVD preview screen shots: Part VIII

Six storyboard images from the “Humiliate the Boy” musical sequence which was deleted from Disney’s theatrical release of Aladdin but included as a bonus feature on the upcoming 2-disc Platinum Edition release can be found here:

ASIFA-Hollywood Shark Tale Screening

If you’ve been considering joining ASIFA-Hollywood but have yet to take the plunge (pun intended?) then look no further, because ASIFA-Hollywood members will soon be treated to a free screening of DreamWork’s Shark Tale.

Ultimate Disney reviews Aladdin

Luke at Ultimate Disney has posted his extensive, in-depth review of the upcoming Aladdin DVD. He summarizes his review by saying, “The film is one of Disney’s finest, its audio/video presentation is flawless, and the bountiful collection of DVD extras offer something for everyone, from genuinely insightful making-of materials to some fun-spirited activities for young […]

The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe updates

Ain’t It Cool News has some very interesting {{link recent update reports}} on the making of The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, Disney’s attempt to mount a series that will rival the Lord Of The Rings and Harry Potter franchises. Among the tidbits are descriptions of the production, news […]

Shark Tale game ready to roll

The Shark Tale video game’s {{link official site}} has been updated with new interactive features. The game is hitting retail outlets later this week and will be available on PS2, Xbox and Gamecube consoles, PC and Gameboy Advance. Check out some promotion for the game here:

Return Of The King: extended announced

New Line Cinema has at last made official an announcement that the extended edition of Peter Jackson’s Oscar-winning epic fantasy The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King is {{link coming to DVD this December}}. DVD Answers has pack shots and specs!