Month: September 2004 – page 2

IGN's Polar Express preview: Part II

IGN FilmForce has posted the second part of their Polar Express preview, in which they continue their Q & A session with director Robert Zemeckis and star Tom Hanks.

Aladdin DVD preview screen shots: Part VII

To make up for having no entry yesterday we have two entries today in our series of screen grabs from Disney’s upcoming 2-Disc Platinum Edition of Aladdin. This entry is comprised of five images from the Flash-animated Genie’s World Tour bonus feature on Disc 2. Those who consider the Genie making guest appearances in other […]

Thunder-bomb Thunderbirds on DVD

Saying “to heck with it” and promoting it as the cheesy, sub-Spy Kids flick it always was, the DVD artwork has premiered over at {{link DVD Toons}}, along with initial specs, for the recent live-action Thunderbirds debacle. The film, a huge bomb this summer for Universal with just $26million taken in its entire worldwide […]

Sky Captain stalls in second week

In its second week in release, Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow, which opened with just over $14 million in the bank, has plummeted almost 60%, taking only $6.7m this past weekend. With a total $25m cume so far, the technologically ambitious movie will find it hard to recoup its reported $80m-plus production costs, […]

Boomerang on the UK's top toons

Supanet reports on the UK Boomerang channel’s recent quest to find out who were the adult audience’s top ten toons. Only one British production, DangerMouse reached the top ten, with runner up places going to Bugs Bunny, Popeye and Scooby Doo. Head of {{link the list}} were cat and mouse act Tom And Jerry.

Barrier on Thomas

Mike Barrier has updated his {{link Funny World}} website to reflect on this month’s loss to the animation world of Frank Thomas, while also defending the great animator’s style of work in his on-going war of words with John Kricfalusi.

Lilo And Stitch's 747 ending

A little while ago, we were able to bring you a look at the {{link cover art}} from the Lilo And Stitch 2-disc set, as released in Guatemala, thanks to Animated News reader Vinicio Mckay. Now he’s gone one better, with a series of screen captures that reveal the original ending to the film, […]

Announcing Walt's People

On November 1st, Xlibris will release Walt’s People – Talking Disney with the Artists who Knew Him – Volume 1, the first in a series of books that aims to re-animate the field of Disney research. The Walt’s People book series, edited by Didier Ghez, is a collection of the best interviews ever conducted with […]

Bob sets off for MIPCOM

French based animation outfits Digital Salade and Dark Prince have joined forces with India’s Animation Bridge in inking a co-pro deal to kick-start production on the 3D animated series Bob Screen, Defective Detective (well, I guess there goes Terry Gilliam’s plans again!), a surprise runaway hit at 2003’s Cartoon Forum. For more details, including a […]

Jim Rygiel to direct Bunyan And Babe; first look at Igor

Exodus Film Group has tapped three-time Academy Award winner Jim Rygiel to make his directorial debut on the upcoming film, Bunyan and Babe. Set in modern times, Bunyan and Babe is a live-action family adventure film adaptation of the legend of Paul Bunyan, featuring the voice of Eddie Griffin (Blast!, My Baby’s Daddy, Scary Movie […]

Announcing Major Damage!

Although it does seem to be riding on the back of Brad Bird’s The Incredibles a little too closely, rather than standing up as the project it is on its own, a new press release announces that Chris (Runaway Brain, Clerks Cartoon, Kim Possible) Bailey’s graphic novel/DVD venture, Major Damage will debut in December. The […]

Activision search for art director

“So you want to be in pictures?” asks a new press release from Activision, Inc. and Lionhead Studios, who are hosting an online contest “where fame is the ultimate prize. Fans of the forthcoming game The Movies are invited to design their own studio logo. The winning logos will appear in the game for use […]

Disney searches for CEO

Eliza Gallo writes for Video Business that “Disney’s board of directors expects to find a replacement for for outgoing CEO Michael Eisner by June and will retain an executive search firm to that end. Meanwhile, the board reiterated its support for Eisner, whose tenure ends September 2006, and stressed the need to consider external candidates […]

First look at The Cat That Looked At A King

A new promotional advertisement for Mary Poppins on DVD contains a first look image at The Cat That Looked At A King, a new animated short that appears on the DVD, hosted by Julie Andrews. In some good news, the short seems to have been fully animated in traditional hand drawn style, while the page […]

Gargoyles DVD cover art!

The new issue of VB Magazine contains a full page advertisement for the upcoming – and highly anticipated – Gargoyles: Season One box set from Disney, showing off for the first time the front cover artwork. With a $29.99 list price, the 2-disc set will contain Audio Commentary on episodes one to five, original show […]

Fantastic Four revealed

‘Monkeyboy12’ in the {{link AN Forum}} links to IGN-FilmForce, which has a first look up at the live-action {{link Fantastic Four characters}}.

Aladdin DVD preview screen shots: Part VI

Getting back on track with the Aladdin DVD screen grabs we now present for you five images from the Character Development section of the Still Frames Gallery:

Disney Database back online

The {{link Disney Database}} has just bounced back online, after some server downtime. The site picks up again with new looks at the international DVD releases for Mulan and its sequel, plus the recent Jim Hill news of a turnaround in Rapunzel‘s fortunes.

Aladdin DVD preview screen shots: Part V

Four storyboard images from the “You Can Count On Me” 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:

Shark Tale Clips Online

Check out Yahoo! Movies for ten newly posted clips of next week’s animated release Shark Tale.

Aladdin DVD preview screen shots: Part IV

Following are eight images from the Visual Development section of the Still Frames Gallery on Disc 2 of Disney’s upcoming Aladdin Platinum Edition 2-Disc set.

Selick And Vinton Adapting Coraline

According to Done Deal’s Script Sales page, Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas) and Vinton Studios will adapt Neil Gaiman’s children’s book Coraline, with Selick set to write and direct the film, in which “a young girl discovers an alternate version of her life after walking through a secret door in her new home.” Bill […]

Review: Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed DVD

IGN FilmForce reviews the Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed DVD, giving the movie a score of 4/10, the video a score of 8/10, the audio a score of 9/10, and the extras a score of 6/10. Overall, the website gives the DVD a score of 6/10. Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed is now available on […]

Another Polar Express preview

IGN FilmForce has posted the first part of their extensive Polar Express preview. The positive preview includes a Q & A session with Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis as they discuss the remote capture process and the challenges of the production. The Polar Express will pull into theaters on November 10, 2004.

Third television spot for The Incredibles debuts online

Moviefone has the first look at the third television spot, which features Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl, for Disney’s and Pixar’s The Incredibles. The film will soar into cinemas on November 5, 2004.

New Team America clip

Coming Soon has a new clip from Team America: World Police. The movie hits theaters on October 15. [warning: the clip contains strong language]

Press release: Aladdin II & III Collection

Ultimate Disney has the press release for the Aladdin II & III Collection, which contains both Return of Jafar and Aladdin and the King of Thieves. Look the Aladdin II & III Collection to hit stores on January 18, 2005.

Twenty all-new SpongeBob SqaurePants episodes set to air

According to Yahoo! Finance, Nickelodeon is preparing to air twenty all-new SpongeBob SqaurePants episodes, scheduled to premiere in 2005. Launched in July 1999, Spongebob Squarepants has been the number-one kids’ show on broadcast and cable television for almost three years.

Bunyan gets a CGI Babe

The Hollywood Reporter [paid subscription required] reports that Jim Rygiel, winner of three visual effects Oscars for his work on the Lord of the Rings trilogy, will make his directorial debut on the upcoming independent feature Bunyan and Babe, written by Michael A. Nickles (This is Not a Film) and Julia A. Wall. The Exodus […]

Aladdin DVD preview screen shots: Part III

Screen shots from Aladdin’s Virtual Magic Carpet Adventure can be found here. Those who consider guest appearances by characters from other Disney movies to be spoiler material may wish to tread carefully.