Month: November 2005 – page 2

UPDATE! Goof Troop and Quack Pack coming to DVD

TV Shows on DVD points to, where entries for the DVD arrivals of Goof Troop and Quack Pack await. Judging by their suggested retail price of $14.99, it is likely that neither release will contain as many episodes as the recent Ducktales and Rescue Rangers DVD box sets. UPDATE! Cover artwork for the Goof […]

Ultimate Avengers to fight on DVD next February

The traditionally animated DTV film Ultimage Avengers: The Movie will hit stores in DVD and UMD form, on February 21, 2006. While a synopsis for the film may be found at DVDtoons, no word yet has arrived on the bonus specs for the single-disc release.

Poster: Hoodwinked

JoBlo exclusively has the final U.S. one sheet for Hoodwinked. The Weinstein Co.’s computer animated comedy will open in theaters December 23rd.

UPDATE! Narnia news

The first clip from The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe is now up at AOL Moviefone. Featuring an introduction from director Andrew Adamson, the video reveals both good and evil troops marching toward the movie’s final battle. Also, at Dark Horizons, Adamson discusses Narnia, lending thoughts on his transition from […]


To promote today’s release of Seinfeld Seasons 5 and 6 (buy them together and they come with the infamous ‘puffy shirt’ and some other goodies) on DVD Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has re-imagined a scene from the classic television series in “Sein-imation.” The official Seinfeld page indicates that more “Sein-imated” scenes are included on the […]

A shortie but goodie: Pixar's Knick Knack

For iPod Video fans, Pixar’s short Knick Knack has just been released on iTunes. Download Here

Animated Humbuggers

o-meon has updated with a review of holiday movies including a look at various animated versions of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol including the Disney, Muppets, and Mr. Magoo versions.

Weekend box office actuals: November 18 – 20

This past weekend, Chicken Little fell to #3 with $14,711,378, averaging $4,186 per each of its 3,514 theaters. This brings the Disney hit’s total domestic gross to $99,093,096. At #19, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit enjoyed its seventh week of release with $285,592, averaging $585 per each of its 488 theaters. Thus […]

Pink Panther Show on the prowl to DVD

TV Shows on DVD displays the advertisement for the January 31, 2006 release of the Pink Panther Show: Classic Cartoon Collection 5-disc box set. Bonus features for the package include: “Behind the Feline: The Cartoon Phenomenon” documentary, “Pink Patter with Art Leonardi: The Story Behind the Animation” featurette, “Remembering Friz: A Tribute to Friz Freleng” […]

Disney Channel, Toon Disney, Cartoon Network December schedules

Toon Zone houses three schedules providing air dates of animated movies and specials, many of which are Holiday-themed, for Disney Channel, Toon Disney, and Cartoon Network.

Nick Picks #3 information

The episode listing, in addition to front and back case artwork, for the Nick Picks #3 DVD is now online at DVDtoons. Episodes to accommodate the release are: All Grown Up: “Dude, Where’s My Horse?,” Spongebob Squarepants: “Fear of a Krabby Patty,” Catscratch: “Bringing Down the Mouse,” The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius: “Brobot,” […]

Korean poster for Curse of the Were-Rabbit hops up

A unique Korean poster for Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit has been discovered by the Internet Movie Poster Awards, at CineCine.

Weekend box office estimates: November 18 – 20

In the wake of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’s opening with approximately $101.4 million this weeked, Disney’s CGI hit Chicken Little experienced a 53% drop to third place, with an estimated $14.8 million. However, the sky is not falling for Disney yet, as the movie’s current domestic gross stands at $99.2 million, looking […]

"Consider" these animation ads

Attempting to score award nominations, “For Your Consideration” ads for Chicken Little, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride are now online, with an ad promoting Hoodwinked found at eBay. All of the endorsements focus primarily on the music of their films.

Little suffers big drop in third weekend

Early box office estimates place Chicken Little in the third spot at the weekend box office, behind newcomers Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Walk the Line. On Friday, the Disney release slipped an understandable 71%, according to Box Office Guru, taking in approximately $3,480,000 for a domestic total of roughly $87,862,000, indicates […]

Disney reports lowered quarterly earnings

On Thursday, the Walt Disney Co. reported quarterly earnings of $379 million, down 26% from last year at this time. While solid gains have been made at its television and theme parks divisions, the company lost $313 million, thanks to the disappointing results of a string of films, from several Miramax pictures to such DTV […]

Rapunzel Unbraided no more?

In an article expressing the long journey that Enchanted has endured to get to the big screen, Jim Hill subtly refers to an upcoming Disney animated feature called Rapunzel Unraveled. Could this be an error, or a quiet mention of a name change for Disney’s fourth computer animated movie?

Ten films eligible for Best Animated Feature Oscar consideration

Via Yahoo! Movies, the Associate Press writes that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revealed the ten films eligible for consideration, in the category of Best Animated Feature. Three nominees for the award will come from a list that includes: Chicken Little, Gulliver’s Travel, Hoodwinked, Howl’s Moving Castle, Madagascar, Robots, Steamboy, Tim […]

DVD details for Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour, Flintstones, Teen Titans

Cover artwork, along with bonus feature and episode listings, are available at TV Shows on DVD, for the releases of The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour: The Complete Series, The Flintstones: Season 5, and Teen Titans: Season 1.

Meet the Robinsons in 3-D

Following the success of Chicken Little’s run with the new technology, Disney has announced, through Yahoo! Finance, that its next computer animated film, Meet the Robinsons, will likewise be shown in Disney Digital 3-D. Somewhere between 750 to 1000 theaters will present the movie in the format, beginning December 2006.

Aeon Flux: The Complete Collection

The bold, landmark series from Peter Chung is wonderfully presented in this superb DVD set— a highlight of 2005.

Trailer: Happy Feet

In what appears to be a cross between March of the Penguins and Dirty Dancing, the teaser trailer and website for the Warner Brothers computer animated comedy Happy Feet are now online. Those wishing to see the trailer in theaters may do so this weekend, with Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

LA SIGGRAPH presents The Making of \\Chicken Little\\

{{link The Los Angeles Professional Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH}} is holding a special screening of \\Chicken Little\\ in Disney Digital 3-D, followed by speakers from Walt Disney Feature Animation presenting the making of \\Chicken Little\\, with a focus on animation, effects, and the process of bringing the film to theaters in 3-D. The event […]

Buena Vista International hits the $1 billion mark

Reuters, via Yahoo! News, indicates that for the eleventh consecutive year, Buena Vista International, the foreign distribution arm of the Walt Disney Company, has hit the $1 billion mark. The achievement is due largely to the success of four films: The Incredibles, National Treasure, The Pacifier, and Herbie: Fully Loaded. Thus far for 2005, Buena […]

DreamWorks Animation, Activision launch new deal

Activision, Inc. and DreamWorks Animation SKG have announced a new “long-term, broad-based strategic alliance,” says a press release at Coming Soon. The deal is a multi-year agreement providing Activision with exclusive video game rights to DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming slate, including Bee Movie, Kung Fu Panda, Rex Havoc, and How to Train Your Dragon. Shrek 3 […]

New Cars teaser poster

Disney’s print campaign for their next collaboration with Pixar, Cars, has started up with a fun new teaser poster that looks like it may update itself and reveal more as the summer release date gets closer. Take a peek here:

How Chicken Little got to the top of the pecking order

Wondering how Chicken Little has been crowing at the top of the box office two weeks in a row when three weeks ago most people thought it didn’t have a wing and a prayer? Adroit industry observer Chuck Oberleitner helps to make sense of it all with his report at o-meon. And if you are […]

The Chronological Donald gets the once-over

The print edition of Video Business magazine out today carries a brief but detailed review of the upcoming Walt Disney Treasures release of The Chronological Donald: Volume Two, the second collection of shorts featuring Walt’s iconic Duck star. We have a copy of the review, which includes details on the bonus features featuring Leonard Maltin […]

Madagascar DVD bonus features review

DreamWorks Animation SKG’s summer hit Madagascar comes out on DVD tomorrow and we have an advance look at some of the many bonus features packed onto the disc.

Wolverine meets Homer?

The X-Men fansite Xverse makes a brief mention that Hugh Jackman will make a guest appearance on The Simpsons in 2006.