Month: May 2006

Garfield 2 international trailer

Contained at Coming Soon, the latest international trailer for Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties has been released by Twentieth Century Fox. The sequel will enter domestic theaters on July 16th.

Ant Bully coming sooner; Barnyard opening later

Once scheduled for July 28th, Paramount Pictures’ computer animated comedy Barnyard has been “moo-ved” to August 4th. As a result, Warner Bros.’ The Ant Bully, previously set for the August 4th date, will now occupy the July 28th slot. The news comes courtesy of Coming Soon.

Tarzan play gets into the swing of things

Last week’s Disney Insider features the upcoming stage production based on Disney’s animated feature Tarzan, especially highlighting the work that went into fleshing out the script to make it more appropriate for a Broadway stage. Thanks to Kristin for the heads up.

New X-Men shatters box office

Barring its many computer generated effects and character animation, the newly opened X-Men is largely, and intended as, a live-action movie, but it’s still just within our genre of reporting and its opening weekend numbers are such a staggering amount that it well warrants a mention! Proving that audiences will still make the trip to […]

Cars roundup

A group of new Cars compositions has hit the web, providing an under-the-hood look at the film. First up, director John Lasseter speaks to Coming Soon about creatve decisions employed in Cars and at Pixar. The Age likewise serves an interesting four-page piece about the movie’s making and Lasseter, who confirms that hand-drawn animated films […]

Disney Fairies, Tinkerbell Movie update

The popularity already taking place regarding the Disney Fairies line is covered by Jim Hill Media. The site notes that due to the new line’s success and bright future, other themed lines are now being considered by Disney Consumer Products. For instance, Disney Bunnies might focus on the family of Thumper from Bambi, while Disney […]

Eisner shares Conversation with Iger

The Los Angeles Times summarizes current Disney CEO Robert Iger’s appearance on a former Disney CEO’s talk show, Conversations with Michael Eisner. Topics raised during the talk included Disney’s acquisition of Pixar and the process of Iger’s being chosen for the CEO position.

Release date unveiled for Star Trek: The Animated Series

To the delight of Trekkies everywhere, TV Shows on DVD, courtesy of Paramount Home Entertainment, finally has the release date for the DVD premiere of Star Trek: The Animated Series: November 21st.

Crest Animation Studios Ltd. runs Marathon

Reuters reports that with an $18 million deal, Crest Animation Studios Ltd. is teaming with French production house Marathon for the production of a new television series aimed at children. Specifically, 52 half-hour episodes will be computer animated in the next two years, set for ages 6 – 11 years old. Details have yet to […]

Preview The Little Matchgirl

VFX World discusses Disney’s The Little Matchgirl, the fourth and final short to be completed that was originally intended for the now aborted Fantasia 2006 project. The Little Matchgirl, based on Hans Christian Andersen’s tale, will be making the rounds on the festival circuit then premiere for home viewing on The Little Mermaid (another Andersen […]

El Capitan Dumbo Report

Last Thursday evening Disney’s El Capitan Theatre held a special panel discussion to kick off a two week engagement of the 1941 classic film Dumbo and its pending 65th Anniversary DVD release on June 6. Animator Eric Goldberg led the panel and was joined by famed Disney musician Richard Sherman and film music historian Miles […]

\\Clone Wars\\ available on iTunes

{{link Apple and Lucasfilm have announced}} the availability of the first twenty chapters of \\Star Wars: Clone Wars\\ on the iTunes Music Store. The Emmy-award winning animated series directed by Genndy Tartakovsky will be available for download individually at $1.99 or at $10.99 for the entire first volume. Volume 2 will soon follow. If […]

More Cars headlines

With the film’s premiere at Lowe’s Motor Speedway tomorrow, numerous headlines are ringing with reports on Cars, Disney/Pixar’s latest venture. For instance, The Charlotte Observer offers two compositions with self-explanatory titles, “Pixar took time to detail Cars” and “Cars gala forecast to rev economy.” Speaking of the Cars premiere, it should be noted that […]

Animated aspect of 35th annual Key Art Awards

Honoring the best in film advertising, nominations for the 35th annual Key Art Awards have been announced, via The Hollywood Reporter. Animated entries in the nods include: Chicken Little (5 nominations), Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride (3 nominations), The Incredibles (2 nominations), Madagascar (1 nomination), Family Guy Presents: Stewie Griffin – The Untold Story (1 nomination), […]

Extra Enchanted photos appear online

Just Jared has captured more photos from the filming of Disney’s Enchanted. This time, the pictures reveal Princess Giselle (Amy Adams) and Robert (Patrick Dempsey) together outside. To anyone not wishing to learn spoilers from the film, a warning should be sent that the images’ page does contain a synopsis with such.

Behind-the-scenes of Over the Hedge

A few recent articles explore the behind-the-scenes world of DreamWork’s Over the Hedge. One of which is an interview courtesy of Ain’t It Cool News, in which director Tim Johnson speaks about the movie’s making. Discovered by Toon Zone, another interview between The Cleveland Plain Dealer and Jeff Kasunic of the Over the Hedge digital […]

Star Trek: The Animated Series update

TV Shows on DVD houses an update regarding the DVD release of Star Trek: The Animated Series. A logo and key art for the release have been provided to reporters and retailers, furnished by Paramount Home Entertainment.

Interview: Pixar's Ralph Eggleston

Luxo notices that the Museum of Modern Art’s Red Studio interviews Ralph Eggleston from Pixar. The site writes that topics in the conversation include “the role artists play at Pixar, the obsession with creating great stories, the believability of characters, and the difference between CGI and traditional animation.”

Mickey M. still friends with Mickey D.

The BYU NewsNet provides the lowdown on the current situation between Disney and McDonald’s. Breaking down the pros and cons of the companies’ previous deal, the piece explains that the two will continue to do business with each other, working with a “more flexible, non-exclusive relationship.” The article likewise notes that next year will find […]

The Batman, Teen Titans second season press releases

With cover artwork, press releases for the second season sets of The Batman and Teen Titans have been acquired by DVDtoons. Scheduled for a September 26th arrival, each set will hold thirteen episodes of its series and a “Catching up with…” bonus feature.

Tick, Leroy & Stitch menu screens

Ultimate Disney presents the “Main Menu” screens from the two discs of The Tick: Season One, which will not feature bonus material. Concurrently, the site has the “Bonus Features” menu from the Leroy & Stitch DVD.

Rumor mill: Smurfs, Turtles, Flushed Away

With none of the following rumors confirmed yet, a few tidbits have been found at Wikipedia regarding some anticipated films coming soon. Concerning next year’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated project, the site indicates, “Peter Laird has said there will be multiple villains and that the Shredder is not one of them.” Meanwhile, the latest […]

UPDATED! Trailer: Disney/Pixar's Ratatouille

The trailer for Disney/Pixar’s next feature film, Ratatouille, has debuted online at the French site Cinoche. Directed by Brad Bird and Bob Peterson, the film will enter theaters on June 29, 2007. UPDATE! Ain’t It Cool News has obtained a written translation of the French trailer, unveiling the dialogue in the video.

Sony updates \\Monster House\\ rating info

After {{link yesterday’s story}} that the {{link official \\Monster House\\ website}} had a PG-13 warning listed in a PG rating box, Sony Pictures Animation has had the error corrected and confirms that the film will be rated PG – Parental Guidance Suggested.

Films look for both inner child and adult

The International Herald Tribune focuses on popular movies that appeal to one’s inner child or adult, depending on how old the viewer is. Animated examples in the piece include Chicken Little, Shrek 2, The Incredibles, The Ant Bully, Cars, and Over the Hedge.

"Ray Harryhausen Presents" new projects

Reuters, via Yahoo! News, reports that stop-motion legend Ray Harryhausen is “helping to develop” brand-new films, television movies, video games, and merchandise, all within the banner of “Ray Harryhausen Presents.” Produced by Mindfire Entertainment, numerous ideas are currently being worked on, including one with the theme of Greek mythology and another one revolving around an […]

Cars finds featurette, bath, and AT&T deal

Viewable in QuickTime and Windows Media Player formats, the sixth featurette for Cars, “Kickin’ It on Route 66,” is now online at Latino Review. Meanwhile, Luxo notices some interesting examples of movie merchandise, found at Wal-Mart: Cars Piston Cup and Radiator Springs bubble baths, disguised in “motor oil containers.” In other Cars news, Toon Zone […]

Weinstein Co. to tell Unstable Fables

The Jim Henson Co., Flame Ventures, and Prana Studios are all working with The Weinstein Co. to bring audiences old tales with new twists, according to the Animation World Network. Destined for direct-to-DVD release, the films will feature screenplays overseen by Roger S. H. Schulman (Shrek). The first stories up for an irreverent representation include […]

Garfield 2, Ant Bully posters

A Korean one sheet for Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties has been added to The Internet Movie Poster Awards. Likewise, five character banners for The Ant Bully have been placed at the site as well.

TV DVD News: Tale Spin, Darkwing Duck, The Tick, Carmen Sandiego

An update has come regarding the arrival of past television favorites to DVD. First up, fact sheets have been posted at Ultimate Disney for Tale Spin – Volume 1 and Darkwing Duck – Volume 1. In the meantime, a press release reveals that The Tick – Season One will be one episode short of a […]