Month: January 2007 – page 2

Star Trek: The Animated Series

Better than you remembered, this animated version serves rather nicely as the fourth year of the original crew’s five-year mission to boldy go where no man has gone before.

AWN looks at 2007 animated Oscar nominees

Animation World Network has posted their annual Oscar Showcase. The site features a collection of pics, articles, and info about each animated nominee and video clips from all the animated shorts. You can also vote on who you think will win on Oscar night.

And the Oscar nominations are…

The announcement of the Academy Award nominations for the year 2006.

Director Frank Nissen on Cinderella III: A Twist In Time

Animated Views speaks with director Frank Nissen about his latest project, Cinderella III: A Twist In Time.

2007 Oscar nominations announced

The nominations for the 79th Annual Academy Awards have been announced. Come tell us your thoughts in the Animated News & Views Forum. The nominees for Best Animated Film are • Disney/Pixar’s Cars – John Lasseter • Warner Bros.’ Happy Feet – George Miller • Sony/Columbia’s Monster House – Gil Kenan The nominees for Best […]

Beauty fades as Mermaid arrives

The Courier-Journal writes that the successful Broadway production of Beauty and the Beast will close July 29, in preparation for the stage version of The Little Mermaid. Word has yet to arrive on what famous faces might star in Beauty for its last six months, although Tom Schumacher, president of Disney Theatrical, commented, “There might […]

Animated Smallville to hit very small screen

Smallville is coming to a cell phone near you, in the form of the animated Smallville Legends: The Oliver Queen Chronicles, notifies Variety. Premiering Thursday, the series will be exclusive to the Sprint TV mobile video service for six weeks. The Oliver Queen Chronicles will then hit, starting February 22.

Comic-book memoir Persepolis becomes animated film

The New York Times highlights the animated adaptation of Persepolis, the comic-book memoir regarding Marjane Satrapi’s experiences growing up in Iran. The original version of the film, like the book, is in French, although Sony Pictures Classics is scheduled to release an English-language version of Persepolis later this year.

Disney on the web; Night At The Museum; Oscar noms 2007

Disney online gets more interactive, Night At The Museum entertains internationally at number one for the fourth week running, Cars set for a lock at the Oscars?

Cars takes PGA Award

Disney/Pixar’s Cars added more hardware to its shelf with Darla K. Anderson winning the Producers Guild’s Animated Feature award. The film raced past Flushed Away, Happy Feet, Ice Age: The Meltdown, and Monster House for the prize.

Ghost in the Shell to go live-action?

Variety reports that a live action version of Ghost in the Shell is being shopped around by animation company Production I.G., who acquired the rights from publisher Kodansha. The animated futuristic police thriller has seen life in manga comics, animated features and a TV series.

Eloise in Hollywood in Dallas

The following press release from Starz Entertainment tells of tomorrow’s screening of Eloise in Hollywood at the Teen & KidFilm Festival in Dallas with a special guest of honor set to appear:

Toying around with more Toy Story 3 rumors

A recent article in Variety discusses Pixar Animation Studios’ release schedule for the next couple of years, mentioning 2009 as a possible release date for Toy Story 3.

Not so silly Symphonies; Song Of The South?; More Hanna-Barbera!

More Silly Symphonies reviewed but is it the last wave of the Treasures? Plus, news on Song Of The South and Hanna-Barbera: A Cartoon Appreciation, Part 2.

Menken on Mermaid

An interview with musical composer Alan Menken is now available at Playbill Celebrity Buzz. Briefly, the conversation sheds some light on the coming Little Mermaid stage production. Thanks to Kristin for the heads up.

More Song of the South DVD potential

Song of the mentions the possibility of Song of the South being released as part of the new Walt Disney Legacy Collection line of DVDs. If Oswald the Lucky Rabbit can make it to DVD maybe Brer Rabbit can too.

8 minutes of Cinderella 3

Gearing up for a February 6 release date the official site for Disney’s DTV title Cinderella III: A Twist in Time now offers eight minutes of footage (via Ultimate Disney). Watch what happens when Cinderella’s wicked stepmother and stepsisters . . . and mice . . . get ahold of the Fairy Godmother’s magic wand.

At World's End concept art

AICN has posted some newly revealed visual development art from Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. Beware, thar’ be spoilers ahead!

Walt Disney Treasures: More Silly Symphonies

The second and final volume of Silly Symphonies released in Disney’s popular Walt Disney Treasures line includes over 5 hours of classic Disney shorts.

Hanna And Barbera: A Cartoon Appreciation, Part 2

The second part of our Hanna-Barbera history begins a survey of their legendary television output, from Ruff And Reddy to Scooby-Doo.

WALL• E revealed

The first image from WALL• E, the Disney/Pixar film scheduled to to come after Ratatouille, has been released in a December 2006 Letter to the Shareholders by Disney CEO Bob Iger. “We’re… excited about Pixar’s next animated movie, Ratatouille, which will be released this summer. And I’m pleased to give you an exclusive first look […]

Disney/Pixar want rights to John Carter of Mars – but for live-action or animation?

Reports are that Disney and/or Pixar are working to acquire the rights to Tarzan author Edgar Rice Burroughs’ John Carter of Mars series. But the question is will it be for a live-action franchise or an animated film? Variety started the ball rolling, while Dark Horizons and Mania Movies both go into history of the […]

I want me a fur coat – we've hit 101 reviews!

Tons of new Hanna-Barbera, Disney and Lion King reviews take us past the 100 mark!

Animation from Enchanted online

Cartoon Brew has posted a link to a Disney promo video featuring clips from several upcoming films. Among them is the first animation seen from Enchanted.

Lionsgate getting input from online users on future projects

Lionsgate is getting feedback from internet users to help them decide about future animated projects, according to Animation Magazine. The online teen community Habbo is hosting several animated shorts. For 14 days users can vote on whether or not Lionsgate should expand them to feature length. VP of marketing for Lionsgate Michael Rathauser said “Through […]

Images: Lasseter hits Globe after-parties

Fresh from accepting the Golden Globe for “Best Animated Film,” Cars director John Lasseter stopped by numerous award after-parties, including those held by The Weinstein Company, NBC/Universal Pictures/Focus Features, and In Style Magazine/Warner Bros. Studios. Yahoo! News and Getty Images display the photos of his entrance to the festivities, along with more pics from the […]

Eloise in Hollywood to Premiere at Teen & KidFilm Festival in Dallas

At 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 20, the Teen & KidFilm Festival in Dallas will present a special screening of Eloise in Hollywood, courtesy of Starz Kids & Family and Time Warner Cable. Mary Matilyn Mouser, who voices the show’s title character, will be on hand for the event as special guest of honor. To […]

More DVD details for Flushed Away

DVD Active provides an update on the DVD release of Flushed Away, showcasing the package’s cover and side artwork. “Extras will include a commentary by Directors David Bowers and Sam Fell, two animated slug songs, a From Clay to CG: A Technical Journey featurette, a Meet the Cast featurette, a Jammy Dodger Fly-Thru, an animator’s […]

Anne Globe, new marketing head for DreamWorks Animation

The following is a press release regarding the recent appointment of Anne Globe as the new Head of Worldwide Marketing and Consumer Products for DreamWorks Animation SKG:

Aarrgghh! No more Disney Treasures!?

New reviews, Barrier on Paris, no more Disney Treasures?