Month: April 2006 – page 4

Flatboy Productions releases new demo reel

Though the remainder of the site is currently receiving an overhaul, the main page of the Flatboy Productions website now contains the company’s latest demo reel.

Cars-driven headlines

Route 66 notices that numerous Kellogg’s products are presenting various Cars prizes and offers. Items included in the mix are: racers, street signs, custom license plates, an RC racer pen, a breakfast set, and a keychain. Concurrently, the official Cars website has been given a tune-up, adding the married duo of Ramone and Flo to […]

Curious George discovers DVD release date

At the film’s section in the Internet Movie Database, a message board post reveals the DVD release date for Curious George: June 27, 2006. Thus far, the monkey movie has domestically grossed approximately $57.543 million, according to Lees Movie Info.

Kermit the Frog to lead Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

From The Auto Channel comes the lowdown on Kermit the Frog’s upcoming appearance on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Filling in for Ty Pennington, the friendly amphibian will act as the project team leader, helping hurricane relief in the Gulf States. The special episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition will air Sunday, April 9th, at 8 […]

Cars cranks with second French trailer

Coming Soon links to AlloCiné Vision, where a second French trailer for Cars may be viewed. While it contains many elements of the U.S. trailer, the French preview does offer a couple of previously unseen highlights.

Disney World finds Nemo

The newly enclosed Theater in the Wild, once home to Tarzan Rocks!, is preparing to go under the sea with Finding Nemo – The Musical. Set to debut in late 2006, the 30-minute show will feature original songs by Tony Award-winning Avenue Q composer Robert Lopez and a cappella musical Along the Way composer Kristen […]

McFarlane Toys presents Hanna-Barbera replicas

As discovered by Toon Zone, 3-D replicas of some of Hanna-Barbera’s most famous faces are on display at The first line of figures, created by McFarlane Toys, will go on sale in July.

Latest on Flintstones – The Complete 6th Season DVD

With his new blog, Earl Kress speaks about bonus material in the works for the Flintstones – The Complete 6th Season DVD, notices TV Shows on DVD. Last March, the animation historian and writer taped his hosting of the featurette The Great Gazoo, in which Flintstones writer Joanna Lee also participates heavily. Also included in […]

One Fantastic image

The Comics2Film Fan Feed has obtained one of the first promotional pictures from Cartoon Network’s Fantastic Four animated series, arriving to television in the near future.

David Michael Maurer speaks with Pixar's Jeff Pidgeon

On “The Filmschool Podcast,” Emmy-winning editor and filmmaker David Michael Maurer interviews Pixar story animator and voice actor Jeff Pidgeon (both Toy Story films, Monsters, Inc.). With a running time near 30 minutes, the interview spans across Pidgeon’s career history, in an effort to educate student filmmakers/animators about the animation industry. The conversation may be […]

Monster rabbit attacks veg gardens in England. Yes, really!

Villagers in England hire guards to protect their beloved vegetable gardens from a monster rabbit. Plot of last years best animated film? True, but life is mimicing art in the village of Felton, according to {{link;_ylt=AqaeCQt4FsD0IZZYOdPR0mGs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA3ODdxdHBhBHNlYwM5NjQ- AFP}}. Resident Jeff Smith said, “It is a massive thing. It is a monster”. George Brown added, “I […]

Disney's "Animation Renaissance II"

Speaking to Central Florida leaders, Walt Disney Co. CEO Robert Iger stated that Disney is prepared to enter another animation renaissance period similar to that of the early 1990’s. “Over the last 10 years, our animation has been a little more erratic in its performance than I felt it needed to be,” commented Iger. “We […]

Connery's pet project taken to Vet

MI6 notices the importance that the upcoming CGI short Billi the Vet has to Sir Sean Connery. The actor explains, “The film touches everyone – three-year-olds, grandparents and babysitters will all understand. Billi thinks he’s smart, and he’s not really.” Due for completion this summer, Billi the Vet is being animated by independent production company […]

New Cars-themed short to be featured on film's DVD

Route 66 relays the word that a brand-new Cars short film will be included on the motion picture’s DVD, coming this fall. Titled Ghost Light, the short will star Cars characters Mater and Sheriff.

Broadway Tarzan battling story problems?

On March 27, 2006, Jim Hill reviewed the debut of Disney’s Broadway musical Tarzan, with early reports negatively centering on the show’s seating arrangement. Now, Jim Hill brings an update to the story, responding to the responses of his readers. According to the article, the main problem with the new Tarzan musical is not necessarily […]

Wild creators enter spotlight

CGCHAR presents an inside look into the making of both The Wild and its birthplace, C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures, Inc. Simultaneously, Coming Soon speaks with The Wild director Steve “Spaz” Williams, discussing the humor the movie contains.

Celebrating 100 years of animation

The Palm Beach Post remembers the past 100 years of animation. The milestone was reached yesterday, when 100 years ago, J. Stuart Blackton’s three-minute Humorous Phases of Funny Faces was unveiled. Among reflections of animated projects from the past century, numerous names try to explain what makes the art form wonderful. ASIFA-Hollywood’s Stephen Worth expresses, […]

Roy Disney awarded at Cartoons on the Bay; Latest on Destino DVD debut

On Thursday, Roy Disney was honored with a lifetime achievement award at the 10th Cartoons on the Bay festival, reports Yahoo! Movies. The award marked a career that began in 1954, when the honoree an became an assistant film editor. Part of the event’s festivities included a screening of the Oscar-nominated short Destino, which Roy […]

Coverage of Hoodwinked and Doogal DVDs

Along with hi-res artwork, DVD Active has further, specific information on the DVD debuts of Hoodwinked and Doogal. The earlier title will carry the following bonus features: a commentary with writers/directors Cory Edwards, Todd Edwards, and Tony Leech; five deleted and extended scenes with optional audio commentary by Cory Edwards; the “Critters Have Feelings” music […]

Justice League: Season 2 DVD confusion cleared

Receiving the artwork for the Justice League: Season 2 DVD, TV Shows on DVD discovered that the back of the package lists the episodes as being shown in a “Standard Version” format. Wondering if this meant the shows would be presented in fullscreen, as the Season 1 DVD’s episodes were, the site contacted Warner Bros. […]

Where The Wild things are

A faithful Animated News reader writes in to point out that Bridget, Samson, Larry, Benny, Nigel, and Ryan from Disney’s The Wild (opening a week from today) have been made available in plush form from Snaptoys. And more Cars plushies as well.

DreamWorks buys a farm, a Punk Farm

DreamWorks Animation (DWA) today announced that they have just acquired the rights to develop and produce the computer-animated feature Punk Farm, inspired by Jarrett J. Krosoczka’s popular children’s book of the same name. Read the press release:

Wild The Wild character posters and facts

Eight new character posters for Disney/Core’s The Wild have been made available online, introducing the film’s characters and providing fun facts about the movie. The movie’s {{link official website}} has also been updated to include the full trailer in “Wild Vision”, more on the characters, slide show photos with voiceovers, downloadable stickers, wallpapers, AIM […]

Possible Special Edition DVD of The Last Unicorn on its way?

According to an IMDb forum post by Connor Cochran, the business manager for Last Unicorn author Peter S. Beagle, talks are underway for a possible new Region 1 DVD release of the 1982 animated film, The Last Unicorn. Cochran asks for public feedback on extra features that The Last Unicorn fans would like to see […]

Videos: Charlotte's Web, Cars, Over the Hedge, Open Season

The Movie Box has the teaser trailer for Charlotte’s Web, which debuted last Saturday evening during Nickelodeon’s Kids Choice Awards ceremony. In the meantime, Coming Soon notes an assortment of animation-related videos to have recently hit the web. For instance, Japanese trailes for Cars and Open Season have arrived at the films’ official Japanese websites. […]

Little Mermaid Platinum Edition DVD details, cover artwork

Ultimate Disney has the latest on the Little Mermaid Platinum Edition DVD. Bonus features to be found in the 2-disc set include: “The Story Behind the Story” on Hans Christian Andersen, “The Making of The Little Mermaid,” the Imagineer-spawned Little Mermaid Virtual Ride, a new music video, and a “sneak peek” of The Little Mermaid […]

Ice Age sequel cools domestically, heats overseas

As the box office’s final figures were released on Monday, it was discovered that Ice Age: The Meltdown domestically grossed $68 million, short of the $70.5 million 20th Century Fox had been reporting. Slow ticket sales on Sunday were responsible for the variation, reports the Internet Movie Database. Hence, the film now owns the distinction […]

Garfield 2 international poster

The Internet Movie Poster Awards has acquired the international poster for Garfield’s A Tail of Two Kitties. The sequel’s poster was obviously inspired by the well-known poster for the first film.

Update on Disney's DTV slate; American audiences ignoring British humor?

With two recent articles, Jim Hill lends insight into some of the animated happenings currently underway at Disney. In “With great power comes… some surprising limitations,” an explanation is given why John Lasseter and Ed Catmull may not have too much of a say regarding Disney Consumer Products. In other words, while the duo had […]

Wild photos

Dark Horizons entertains with numerous new images from the Walt Disney Pictures release, The Wild. Latino Review also offers a new picture from the motion picture. The movie opens April 14, 2006.