Month: December 2004 – page 4

Mary Poppins DVD review

Ultimate Disney has posted a review of the upcoming 2-disc 40th Anniversary Edition DVD of Mary Poppins. Mary Poppins represented the most ambitious blend of live action and animation up to that time. The review is summed up with, “Disney has put together an excellent two-disc set worthy of Walt’s most brilliant live action film. […]

Kaena: The Prophecy

This French CGI project’s origins as a video game show, but the look of the film is unique and the story interesting, even if the details of the plot are a bit hazy.

New plot summaries arrive for Wallace & Gromit and Madagascar

Following the release of DreamWorks/Go Fish Pictures’ 2005 Preview, Coming Soon! has new plot summaries for the Wallace & Gromit movie and Madagascar, with the latter film also having released two new production stills.

Remember to vote in the 31st Annual People's Choice Awards' animation categories

Don’t forget to vote in the 31st Annual People’s Choice Awards’ animation categories, including “Favorite Animated Movie” and “Favorite Animated Movie Star”. Animated films are also featured in several other categories, such as “Favorite Movie”, “Favorite Movie Comedy”, “Favorite Sequel”, and “Favorite Villain Movie Star”. Voting for these categories ends December 13, 2004. The 31st […]

Turner Classic Movies gets more animated in Alley

Toon Zone point out that Turner Classic Movies will become more animated with the premiere of Cartoon Alley, a new franchise hosted by TCM’s weekend daytime host, Ben Mankiewicz. Coming from Turner Broadcasting’s library of more than 1,000 classic cartoon titles from both MGM and Warner Bros, three classic cartoons focusing on the same subject […]

The WB holiday slate

The WB television network holiday slate this year features several perennial favorites, the biggest being the exclusive network broadcast airing of the \\The Wizard of Oz\\. The film will air on Sunday, December 19 at 7:30pm ET. \\The Wizard of Oz\\, based on the book by L. Frank Baum and starring Judy Garland, will be […]

The Incredibles named 'Best Animated Feature' by National Board of Review

The Internet Movie Database indicates that The Incredibles was named ‘Best Animated Feature’ by the The National Board of Review on Wednesday, beating out such competition as Shrek 2 and The Polar Express. Unfortunately, animation was left out- again- of the board’s list of the top 10 films of the year, which held Finding Neverland […]

Upcoming CBS animated specials

A holiday tradition continues this week when the CBS television network begins airing its holiday animated specials. First up is the 40th anniversary broadcast of \\Rudolph The Red-nosed Reindeer\\ on tonight at 8pm ET. \\Rudolph\\ features a popular musical score from Johnny Marks and the voice talent of the legendary Burl Ives. It was produced […]

Mickey Mouse Club menu screens

While it was predominantly live action, the Mickey Mouse Club show from the 1950’s did have that militantly fun animated opening sequence and other animated bits. The first week of this show will be available on December 7 as part of Wave 4 of the Walt Disney Treasure series. The show is certainly a product […]