Month: January 2005 – page 2

New review for Mulan II…

Ultimate Disney has posted another new review – this time around they take a look at Mulan II, Disney’s direct-to-video sequel coming out February 1st. Coming up less-than-impressed, they write that “the film is passably entertaining at best and mediocre at worst. The elements are in place for a better than average sequel, but in […]

Chicken Little positive early review

Ain’t It Cool News has a positive early review of Chicken Little. ‘Yzma’, who attended an audience test screening, writes, “If they can fix the beginning and most importantly the ending, this may turn out to be a[n] awesome movie. As it stands, it’s already very good.” Chicken Little hits theaters November 4, 2005.

Tim Burton's The Corpse Bride trailer!

The teaser trailer for The Corpse Bride is now online at Apple. The Corpse Bride is scheduled at IMDB to open on September 23, 2005, even though the film’s tagline, “Rising to the Occasion, Halloween ’05,” suggests a later opening. Thanks to ‘Fazendinha’ at the AN Forum for the news.

Herbie: Fully Loaded "sizzle reel", pics

Ultimate Disney points to a new 2-minute “sizzle reel” for Herbie: Fully Loaded, while Jim Hill Media has some recent pics from the series’ revitalizer. Herbie: Fully Loaded races into theaters on June 24, 2005.

More Stitch Has A Glitch pics

Five more images from Lilo & Stitch: Stitch Has a Glitch from the preview found on the Mulan II DVD can be found here:

The Incredibles DVD press release; menus for Studio Ghibli Wave Two

Finally! A press release for the March 15th Incredibles DVD has been posted online at Ultimate Disney, confirming that the 2-Disc Collector’s Edition promises loads of great bonus materials, including making-of featurettes, deleted scenes, and the new animated short Jack-Jack Attack. The DVD will also be available in separate Widescreen or Fullscreen Editions – a […]

Aladdin 2-Pack DVD review, and Disney DVD's 2005 line up

A review for the 2 Aladdin direct-to-video sequels, released for the first time on DVD (curiously, as a double pack), is now online at Ultimate Disney. “These are undoubtedly direct-to-video sequels, but as Disney’s first forays into this domain, they’re neither as schlocky as some of the bottom-rung follow-ups we’ve seen since nor as ambitious […]

New poster for Pooh's Heffalump Movie

A new poster for Pooh’s Heffalump Movie, featuring all of the main characters, has surfaced at eBay. Pooh’s Heffalump Movie opens in theaters on February 11, 2005.

Shark Tale DVD menus

Three menus from the Shark Tale DVD have floated up at JoBlo. The Shark Tale DVD will be available to own on February 8, 2005.

Rush talks Pirates sequels; Fat gets a beard

Speaking exclusively to Dark Horizons, recent Golden Globe winner Geoffrey Rush comments concerning the Pirates of the Caribbean sequels, “It is not an official announcement, but at the moment I am on hold until there is a date somewhere late January where I think they are going to role out the schedule and the scripts. […]

Lion King and sequels to disappear

{{link Video Business}} reports that Disney will “retire” the original The Lion King and its sequels on home video and DVD, including all special editions and “trilogy” sets. It is not clear when these films will become available again, but it has been confirmed that the Studio will wait until Blu-Ray (Disney’s choice of […]

Bambi digital restoration samples

Buena Vista Home Entertainment has released two images showing side-by-side comparisons between an original print of Bambi and the new digitally restored version due out on DVD March 1. The images can be viewed here:

Fantastic Four trailer and website debuts online

The official website for Fantastic Four has made its way online, while the film’s trailer, which was seen in theaters with Elektra this past weekend, can be seen here, in various Quicktime sizes. Fantastic Four smashes into theaters July 1, 2005.

"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest"?

As previously declared by Jerry Bruckheimer, the subtitle for Pirates of the Caribbean will not be “Treasure of the Lost Abyss”. Now, a scooper for JoBlo has pointed to the “Johnny Depp Fan” messageboards in which a person posted their experience attending the Pirates of the Caribbean event at the El Capitan Theatre. Apparently, the […]

All-star cast enters Charlotte's Web

Ain’t It Cool News announces the all-star voice cast for Charlotte’s Web, including Julia Roberts (Charlotte, the spider), Steve Buscemi (Templeton, the rat), Oprah Winfrey (Gussy, the goose), Cedric The Entertainer (Golly, the goose), John Cleese (Samuel, the Sheep), Reba McEntire and Kathy Bates (Betsy and Bitsy, the cows), and Thomas Hayden Church and Andre […]

Toy Story 3 gets a story

Variety [paid registration required] indicates that Disney Feature Animation will go ahead with plans for Toy Story 3, using a story from a young writer by the name of Jared Stern, a member of Disney’s Feature Animation Writing Program. It had been previously believed that the story would come from the Meet the Parents movies’ […]

New The Chronicles of Narnia artwork online

JoBlo features some exclusive artwork from The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. The film will open in theaters on December 9, 2005.

Iger as Eisner's successor seen as "inevitable"

The Los Angeles Times [free registration required] reports that Walt Disney President Robert Iger taking chairman Michael Eisner’s spot as head of the company is “inevitable.” [Free

Official websites for Superman and Batman animated series DVDs now online

Toon Zone brings attention to the fact that the official websites for the Superman: The Animated Series – Volume One and Batman: The Animated Series – Volume Two DVD sets are now open. Each DVD set will be available to own on January 25, 2005.

Ruth Warrick, RIP

Song of the reports the passing away January 15 of Ruth Warrick, who played Sally in Song of the South. Warrick also appeared in the movie classic Citizen Kane, as well as many other movies, and the TV soap All My Children. Full Story

Tarzan II, Kronk's New Groove, Pocahontas: 10th Anniversary Edition DVD info

The official logos for the “midquel” Tarzan II and The Emperpor’s New Groove sequel Kronk’s New Groove can be seen at Ultimate Disney. Tarzan II, which follows the adventures of young Tarzan, swings directly to video and DVD this summer, while Kronk’s New Groove is expected to be released before the year’s end. Meanwhile, the […]

Pics from Stitch Has a Glitch

Ultimate Disney is now displaying some screen captures from this fall’s Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch. The animation appears to be on a par with the original.

Entertainment Rights receives rights for He-Man

DVDtoons reveals that Entertainment Rights has acquired the rights to create He-Man: Masters of the Universe DVDs for a 2005 release in North America, after a deal last March in which they obtained the Filmation library of cartoons from Hallmark. The new deal also gives Entertainment control of She-Ra, Ghostbusters, and The Lone Ranger, among […]

Marvel Superhero Show appears on DVD this June

Comics2Film reports that the 1960’s Marvel Superhero Show hits stores on June 28, 2005, in a five-disc DVD boxset. As pointed out in the article, the animation for the show basically consists of actual pages of comics, moved around somewhat. Still, as the website notes, “It may not have been great, but it was ambitious.” […]

Robots' Kellogg website debuts and main website updates

The official Kellogg’s website for Robots has debuted, advertising the movie’s cereal, Pop-Tarts, and fruit snacks. In addition, the website has info on Robot’s merchandise that can be found either in Kellogg’s boxes or ordered. The official 20th Century Fox website for Robots has also been updated, now containing more footage from the film, games, […]

Surf's Up for more stars?

Though the news has yet to be confirmed, a post at The Internet Movie Database suggests that Glenn Close, Matt LeBlanc, Jon Lovitz, Candice Bergen, James Spader, singer Ashlee Simpson, Adam Brody (television’s The O.C.), and Felicity Huffman (television’s Desperate Housewives) have been approached to join the cast of Sony Pictures Animation’s Surf’s Up. Also, […]

Herbie: Fully Loaded poster revs up

Coming Soon! has the unique poster for Herbie: Fully Loaded, racing into theaters on June 24, 2005.

Updated info on Jack-Jack's Attack

USA Today sheds some light on the new Pixar short Jack-Jack’s Attack, made exclusively for the Incredibles DVD. According to Pixar DVD producer Ann Brilz, Jack-Jack’s Attack focuses on “what takes place at the house with (babysitter) Kari and Jack-Jack while the rest of the family is on the way to the island or on […]

Pooh's Heffalump Movie official website now online

The official website for Pooh’s Heffalump Movie, entering theaters on February 11, 2005, is now online, featuring sections for “Story,” “Characters,” “Videos,” “Cards,” “Desktops,” and “Games.”

Britney Spears to stop and smell The English Roses

M&C Movies indicates that Britney Spears will voice the heroine Binah in the animated film based on the Madonna’s children’s book The English Roses. David Bowie and rapper Snoop Dogg are also in the film’s cast, along with Madonna herself, who will lend her voice as the Fairy Godmother.