Month: March 2005 – page 3

The Incredibles DVD Signing

Just received some late-breaking news that two members of the crew for The Incredibles, Mark Andrews, story supervisor, and Michael Giacchino, music supervisor, will be signing copies of the DVD tomorrow at the Hollywood Virgin Megastore (8000 W. Sunset Blvd) from 6:00-8:00 P.M. According to BVHE: “Creators of this amazing film will meet with fans […]

Disney Database's Media Center now online

The Disney Database’s Media Center has debuted online with 11 new movie stills from Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch and 12 new screenshots from Tarzan II.

Tarzan II site updated

The official website for Tarzan II has been updated. Taking the place of the trailer is a new behind-the-scenes look at Tarzan II, featuring a piece from one of Phil Collins’ songs for the film, entitled “Who Am I?”. Tarzan II comes to stores on June 14, 2005.

Incredibles and Nausicaä DVD reviews

Released on home video and DVD tomorrow, Disney-Pixar’s The Incredibles is shaping up to be one of the biggest sellers of the year. DVD Toons weighs in on the 2-disc set with a {{link full in-depth review}}. “Pixar’s latest walks that fine line between spoofing the very genre it also wants to be a […]

Dinotopia goes head to head with Land Before Time

Hallmark and GoodTimes have announced a new direct-to-DVD title, Dinotopia: The Quest For The Ruby Sunstone: The Movie, which will be the first in a planned series of animated spin-offs. Featuring the voices of Alyssa Milano, Michael Clarke Duncan, Jamie Kennedy, George Segall and Malcolm McDowell, the companies hope that the movie will build on […]

Flushed right back

Forget that business about Flushed Away being retitled Ratropolis. Now it’s back to being called Flushed Away again. The IMDb page also has updated casting information.

Save Disney weighs in

Yahoo! Finance has posted Roy Disney and Stanley Gold’s response to the naming of Bob Iger as Michael Eisner’s successor to the position of CEO of The Walt Disney Company.

Toy Story 3 director named

The Business of Animation Blog reveals that the director of Toy Story 3 is none other than Bradley Raymond, who directed The Lion King 1½. Thanks to ‘splinewrangler’ at the Animated News Forum for the heads up!

UPDATED: Robert A. Iger is the new Disney CEO

My Way Finance writes that Disney President Robert Iger is expected to be named as the company’s new chief executive, says a person familiar with the situation. Thanks to George C. at the Animated News Forum for the news. UPDATE: Robert A. Iger has been named as the new Disney CEO. Click the “More” button […]

Muppets' Wonderful Wizard of Oz teaser trailer online

The teaser trailer for The Muppets’ Wonderful Wizard of Oz is now online at Muppet Central. Experience “the classic tale as it was never meant to be told” this May on the ABC network.

Valiant trailer

A trailer for the upcoming Vanguard-Disney CG movie is available on the official web site. Valiant‘s US release date has recently been pushed back four months by Buena Vista, to August 19 2005, in order to mount a wider marketing campaign. The film will be released in the UK as planned, by Odyssey Distributors in […]

Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind

Miyazaki’s early masterpiece– finally available in its true form.

Heff-y Halloween!

Ultimate Disney notices that Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie is available for pre-order at Amazon. Lumpy returns September 13, 2005.

Ratzenberger turns down Toy Story 3

As expected, John Ratzenberger will not return to voice Hamm the Piggy Bank in Toy Story 3, should the sequel continue to develop without Pixar. “I’ll only be involved in another Toy Story if Pixar is involved”, Ratzenberger tells IESB. “I’m a Pixar Guy… I actually got a Pixar tattoo on my back”. He continues, […]

\\Robots\\ opens today

Fox/Blue Sky’s \\Robots\\ opens today in 3,776 theatres according to {{link Box Office Mojo}}. The film has received fairly positive reviews, with 28 out 42 fresh reviews for a respectable 67% rating at {{link Rotten Tomatoes}}. The critics range from “Robots is in high gear from start to finish” (Jeff Strickler, \\Minneapolis Star […]

The bare bones: cartoon cadavers

Cory Mitchell in our Animated News forum points out a site by artist Michael Paulus that imagines what the skeletal structure of many famous cartoon characters might look like.

Incredibles site update

The official site for Disney/Pixar’s The Incredibles has been updated to reflect its pending DVD release. Check it out to preview some of the DVD’s great special features. Thanks to ‘macontosh2000’ and ‘scofo’ in our Animated News forum.

Who's doing Horton? Blue Sky's doing Horton

After the debacle of the Cat in the Hat movie, the widow of Dr. Seuss swore to never allow a live-action adaptation of one her husband’s books again. But she has now warmed up to the idea of allowing a CGI-adaptation Horton Hears A Who to be produced by Fox’s Blue Sky studio, according to […]

Ward Kimball home movies

On Thursday, April 21, the Hollywood Heritage Museum/Lasky-DeMille Barn will be screening “historic ‘home movie’ footage shot by Ward Kimball,” one of Walt Disney’s legendary Nine Old Men. While animation is not specifically mentioned, knowing Ward Kimball’s reputation this footage is likely to be quite entertaining.

"Remembering Vance Gerry (1930 – 2005)"

Jim Hill Media has a touching tribute for the talented artist Vance Gerry, who did layout, story, concept and/or consulting work on projects ranging from 101 Dalmatians, The Jungle Book, and The Fox and the Hound to Beauty and the Beast, Tarzan, and Home on the Range. Thank you to Cory Mitchell at the Animated […]

More screenshots from Robots

IGN FilmForce has more exclusive pictures from Robots, opening in theaters this Friday.

Diesel smells what the Rockfish is cooking in development

Variety [paid registration required], via Coming Soon, reports that Vin Diesel’s One Race Films production company is collaborating with Blur Studio on a CGI feature based on the independent animation house’s short film Rockfish. In addition to producing with Once Race partner George Zakk and Blur creative director Tim Miller, Diesel will provide the voice […]

626/Heffalump Mixup?

Kristin writes in to point out that one of the promotional posters for Pooh’s Heffalump Movie looks quite similar in concept to one of the promotional posters used for Lilo and Stitch. Compare the two images here:

New poster for Star Wars: Episode III unveiled

Star has the newest poster for Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, which hits theaters May 19, 2005.

New Harry Potter book cover revealed

This may not qualify exactly as animation news but Latino Review has posted the cover image for July’s Harry Potter and The Half-blood Prince.

Disney's On the Record tour dates and album release date

Disney’s On the Record, the new stage musical revue that features 64 of Disney’s most popular songs, is currently touring the USA. Business Wire has the tour dates, along with the announcement that the On the Record two-disc original cast recording will be available March 15, 2005.

Pics: Robots premiere

Yahoo! Movies has photos from the world premiere of Robots, held in Los Angeles this past Sunday. Robots opens in theaters on Friday.

He-Man DVD coming to stores in July

BCI Eclipse announced yesterday that the company will bring He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and The New Adventures of He-Man to DVD, indicates Toon Zone. Through an agreement with Entertainment Rights, the owner of He-Man, BCI will release the series on DVD this July with a two-disc “Ten Best Episodes” DVD. Beginning this […]

June in March at Los Angeles Barnes & Noble

Writer Mark Evanier at the site News From Me reports that June Foray, the voice behind characters such as Rocky the Flying Squirrel, Natasha Fatale, Silvester and Tweety’s Granny, will be appearing at the Barnes & Noble shop in The Grove at Farmer’s Market in Los Angeles, CA. There, the talented voice actress will be […]

DVD press releases: The Mask, Son of the Mask, Racing Stripes

DVD Answers has the cover art and specs for the DVD debuts of some films that mix both animation and live-action. Bonus features for The Mask’s New Line Platinum Series DVD release include a commentary with director Chuck Russell, a second commentary with filmmakers and New Line Cinema’s Bob Shaye, a “Introducing Cameron Diaz” featurette, […]