Month: April 2005 – page 4

The Best of He-Man DVD details

BCI Eclipse, via Comicon, announces the details of the two-disc The Best of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Collector’s Edition DVD. Chosen in part by fans at the website, the set will contain 10 episodes, with half of them being from the series’ first season and half from the second season. Bonus […]

Fantastic Four animated series cover and disc art online

TV Shows on DVD has the cover and disc art for the Fantastic Four – The Complete 1994-95 Animated Television Series DVD set, coming to stores on July 5, 2005.

Madagascar seeks help from Madagascar

Reuters indicates that Madagascar is looking to DreamWorks’ upcoming comedy of the same name as to help increase tourisim, similar to the way that Out of Africa increased tourism for Kenya. Henry Kartagener, president of a New York-based travel consultancy, warns, however, that Madagascar will only benefit from the movie if the island is heavily […]

2D Expo date announcement

The ASIFA-Hollywood site has announced that this year’s 2D Expo will be held on Saturday, June 25. Location and schedule are yet to be announced but it should be just as worthwhile to attend as last year’s, where industry professionals and aspiring industry professionals and animation enthusiasts gathered for workshops and to discuss their appreciation […]

Geek's Guide update

Chuck Oberleitner has updated his o-meon site with more words of wisdom to those planning a trip to the Magic Kingdom this year in his new installment of The Grownup Geeks’ Guide to Disneyland’s 50th Anniversary. This installment focuses on maximizing your time while at the Disneyland Resort and includes tips from experienced visitors.

American Valiant poster debuts!

The poster for the US release of Valiant is finally online, exclusively at Latino Review. Contrary to recent belief that the film would be released under Disney’s Touchstone banner, the poster makes it clear that Valiant will be a Walt Disney Pictures release. Valiant will open in US theaters on August 19, 2005.

There must be a new Star Wars movie coming soon…

Heard of Darth Tater? Well, here’s Darth Mickey.

Bambi and the Great Prince to be a "great job" by Disney?

Dark Horizons discloses some interesting information regarding the upcoming Bambi and the Great Prince of the Forest. ‘Fawn’ from the Dutch press writes, “This week I was invited to the Space Mountain 2 presentation at Disneyland Resort Paris. I got to talk to someone at Disney and we got into a discussion on how Disney […]

Hayao Miyazaki added to Time's list of the most influential people

The latest issue of Time Magazine, which hit newstands today, has added animation film director Hayao Miyazaki to its list of the world’s 100 most influential people. The list also includes such artists and pioneers as Steve Jobs, Clint Eastwood, Quentin Tarantino, Jamie Foxx, and Johnny Depp.

Incredible counterfeits arise after case of demand but no supply

The BBC, via The Internet Movie Database, indicates that following the unfulfilled demand for Incredibles merchandise, counterfeit Incredibles toys have made a huge leap in filling the void, especially in Asia. Clint Hayashi, spokesman for Disney Consumer Products, stated in response to the problem that the unit plans “to better adjust our forecasts and be […]

Cat to chase its Tale

Moviehole has the scoop that Imagi Services, currently behind the new CGI Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film, are also working on Cat Tale, which enlists a cast composed of Sean Astin, Elisha Cuthbert, Stanley Tucci, Alan Cumming, Fred Willard, Catherine O’Hara, Billy Idol, Wayne Knight, Michael Richards, David Cross, Rip Torn, Jerry O’Connell, Chazz Palminteri, […]

Munroe talks Turtles

Gamerz-Edge talks with Kevin Munroe, director of the upcoming CGI Ninja Turtles film, as such issues as whether the new film will re-start the franchise and how the film is being approached are raised.

Wizards and Giants

After our claim last Saturday that Golden Blaze was “believed to be the first full-length animated feature produced in Flash to receive a theatrical release” Octavio Valdés wrote in to tell us about Magos y Gigantes (Wizards and Giants) which was a fully Flash produced film created by Anima Studios and released in Latin American […]

Shark Tale

Perhaps the least essential big studio CGI feature released so far, DreamWorks’ hyperactive comedy is brash and loud, more surface gloss than wanting to explore deeper waters.

Shark Tale DVD review

Better late than never! Shark Tale, which received a lack of online reviews even though it shifted a record number of units, has finally been added to the DVD Toons database. In an {{link in-depth review}}, the site says that “On the surface of things (and make no mistake…Shark Tale is ALL about surface, […]

Annnouncing Golden Blaze

Every Saturday this month Regal Cinemas will be screening Golden Blaze, directed by animator Bryon E. Carson and believed to be the first full-length animated feature produced in Flash to receive a theatrical release. The movie features the voice talent skills of Blair Underwood, Michael Clarke Duncan, Neil Patrick Harris, Sanaa Lathan, and Khleo Thomas. […]

Eisner's personal projects to be cancelled by Iger?

In the article “Eisner’s Orphans,” Jim Hill writes about the possible demise of The Hunchback of Notre Dame television musical, “The Sequel Lab,” and future original Muppet projects, should CEO-to-be Robert Iger decide against current Disney CEO Michael Eisner’s plans.

Madagascar early reviews and latest poster

Ain’t It Cool News has two new reviews of a work-in-progress edition of Madagascar. First up, an anonymous father writes, “Once the animals escape from the zoo, and the movie changes settings, into the jungle, it becomes a bore,” but adds, “Because the movie was still a work-in-progress, with plenty of scenes shown as blocky […]

Frosty returns – again

The Animation World Network reports that Classic Media is readying a brand-new Frosty the Snowman feature for this fall. Narrated by Burt Reynolds and starring Tom Kenny (the voice of Spongebob Squarepants), The Legend of Frosty the Snowman follows the plot, “When Frosty blows into the perfect little town of Evergreen he is shocked to […]

A Pup Named Scooby-Doo DVD specs and artwork

TV Shows on DVD has the details on the 1988 series A Pup Named Scooby-Doo’s entrance onto DVD. A Pup Named Scooby-Doo – Volume 1 features the episodes: “A Bicycle Built For Boo,” “The Sludge Monster From the Earth’s Core,” “Wanted Cheddar Alive,” and “The Schnook Who Took My Comic Book.” Volume 2 contains the […]

Garfield gets sequel; Jetsons wait for Martin

In news that should shock no-one when the box office figures are taken into account, Fox has announced a sequel to last year’s CGI take on the Garfield comic strip. At this time details are sketchy, but {{link Coming Soon}} has a tentative release date of July 28 2006, with director Tim Hill (presumably […]

Newport Beach Film Festival: Animation screenings and Dream On Silly Dreamer

The Newport Beach Film Festival, which runs April 21-30, has recently released its full schedule. There are a number of animation events (some can be previewed on the website) as part of the festival, with perhaps the biggest announcement being that they are going to screen Dan Lund’s Dream On Silly Dreamer, which chronicles the […]

Tarzan II screen shots

Three new stills from Disney’s Tarzan II can be viewed here:

The Incredible Popeman?

April Fool’s Day has come and gone so you know we can’t be joking about this. The Pakistani Daily Times reports that Pope John Paul II will now live on posthumously as new superhero “The Incredible Popeman” in a comic book produced by Rodolfo Leon of Colombia. Leon plans to have his creation meet up […]

Two Chicken Little posters debut online!

The first posters for Disney’s Chicken Little are available to see online, with one being found exclusively at MovieWeb and the other at EZI Productions, via The Internet Movie Poster Awards. Chicken Little will open in theaters on November 4, 2005.

Chicken Little 10" vinyl figure hatches online

A 10″ vinyl figure of the title character from Disney’s Chicken Little is available to view and/or buy at eBay. According to the seller, Toy Rocket, “Disney had 5000 units of this ultra-cool figure made as a promotional item which they gave out to their employees and distibuted internally. But they did not give all […]

Eleven-year-old Thomas Adams on mission to 'Save Our Looney Tunes'

The Big Cartoon Database reports that eleven-year-old Thomas Adams of Tulsa, Oklahoma has collected almost 34,000 signatures at Save Our Looney Tunes, a website formed last month to keep Warner Bros. from “ruining” the classic Looney Tunes characters. The move was made last month, after Warner Brothers’ plans to debut Loonatics this fall were unveiled. […]

Chronicles of Narnia teaser trailer art

NarniaWeb has posted twelve storyboard pics or screenshots from the teaser trailer for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. While Narnia does not hit theaters until December 9th, the film’s teaser trailer is scheduled for release this April, possibly attached to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. UPDATE: The images […]

New Madagascar pics

Latino Review has new screenshots from DreamWorks’ computer animated comedy Madagascar, coming to theaters on May 27, 2005.

Disney DTV sequels in the spotlight once more

DVD Exclusive takes a brief look at some upcoming DTV titles from Disney, including Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch, Kronk’s New Groove, Tarzan II, and Brother Bear II. Also worth noting is the article’s belief that Treasure Planet will never have a sequel, due to the $140 million pic’s domestic box office […]