Month: February 2007 – page 2

Mermaid makes dates, finds voice

The Little Mermaid – Broadway fansite provides a “rough guide” of the important dates regarding the musical’s debut. In the meantime, it has been confirmed via an official announcement at Yahoo! News that Sierra Boggess will light up the Great White Way as Ariel.

Russian TMNT poster has the Russian one-sheet for TMNT. The image reveals the Ninja Turtles readying for action against a surrounding army of menacing villains.

Weinsteins make Genius move to Sesame Street

Announced via an official press release at Yahoo! Finance, Genius Products, The Weinstein Company and Sesame Workshop are collaborating in a long-term distribution and co-production deal. Under the agreement, Genius will be the North American home entertainment distributor for Sesame Workshop’s library of over 100 titles, including Sesame Street, Sesame Beginnings and Elmo’s World.

Ninja Turtles – Season 4 details

TV Shows on DVD has the latest on the March 13 release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Season 4. In addition to the 39 episodes of the classic series’ fourth season, extras for the DVD will feature: “Underneath the Shell: Slash, the Evil Turtle,” “The Shredder: Inside the Turtles’ Most Fearsome Foe” and “Fresh […]

Sequel to become Enchanted?

In his latest editorial, Jim Hill writes that Walt Disney Feature Animation is already considering a follow-up to Enchanted, set for a theatrical release on November 21. Thanks to “ShyViolet” at the Animated News & Views Forum for the heads up on this news!

Inside look behind the music of TMNT

SoundtrackNet takes a behind-the-scenes look at the recording of the score for TMNT. Composed by Klaus Badelt and conducted by William Ross, the music was performed by a 62-piece orchestra, recorded at the Warner Bro. Eastwood Scoring Stage.

Van Eaton Galleries

Van Eaton Galleries, the “full service animation art gallery, and resource center for the animation art collector and enthusiast,” is featuring original art from many works of animation, from many studios such as Disney, Warner Bros., and Hanna-Barbera. Some of their recent additions include cels from The Little Mermaid, The Great Mouse Detective, Mickey’s Christmas […]

Toy Story 3 to hit in 2010

JV Pixar News notices that Entertainment Weekly offers more information regarding Toy Story 3. As it turns out, the picture will enter theaters in 2010. ”If we could just convince Tom Hanks and Tim Allen to don costumes and shoot this in live action,we could probably get it out a little earlier,” jokes director Lee […]

TMNT marketing details

Ready to make TMNT a hit with audiences, 4Kids Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures are pulling out all the stops with a healthy marketing campaign for the film. As listed in an official press release, promotional and merchandising partnerships for TMNT include McDonald’s, Airheads, Time Warner Cable, Cool Cuts 4 Kids, Kmart, Wal-Mart and Toys […]

Interview: Dr. Ed Catmull of Pixar

Discovered by Upcoming Pixar, a new interview with Dr. Ed Catmull, co-founder and president of Pixar, is now available at the blog iinovate. During the conversation, Catmull elaborates on “managing creative talent and on maintaining an innovative edge.”

Jetix to introduce Iggy Arbuckle

Variety notes that Jetix Europe has acquired European pay TV rights for Iggy Arbuckle. Produced by Toronto-based Blueprint Entertainment in association with National Geographic Kids’ Entertainment, the adventure/comedy series “revolves around a piglet called Iggy and his efforts to protect the imaginary Kookamunga National Park.” Iggy Arbuckle will air on all European Jetix channels, starting […]

Care Bears Movie: 25th Anniversary Edition coming soon

The Care Bears Movie: 25th Anniversary Limited Edition is coming to DVD on March 20, reports DavisDVD. Along with a restored version of the 1985 movie, the DVD will carry the lost Care Bears television series episode “Professor Cold Heart and the Freeze Machine,” as well as a sneak preview of the upcoming CGI feature […]

Spongebob has Bikini Bottom Adventures

TV Shows on DVD has the description and cover artwork for Spongebob Squarepants – Bikini Bottom Adventures. With a running time of 83 minutes, the disc contains seven “all new-to-DVD” episodes of the hit series.

Animated entries for 33rd Saturn Awards

With three nominations, Monster House is the top animated title among the nominees for the 33rd annual Saturn Awards. The film will go against Cars, Flushed Away, Happy Feet, Over the Hedge and A Scanner Darkly for “Best Animated Film.” Concurrently, Mitchel Tate Musso, the voice of D.J. in Monster House, is in the running […]

America, WonderCon serve Ratatouille

Upcoming Pixar notes that Ratatouille director Brad Bird and star Patton Oswalt will appear at this year’s WonderCon, on Saturday, March 3, from 12:00 – 1:00 pm. In addition to answering questions, the duo will present an exclusive, extended sequence from the movie. In the meantime, Bird is highlighted in a new Good Morning America […]

Scrat's director; new BCI live-action; Flushed deals!

Interview with Scrat’s Chris Renaud, plus specs on The Ghost Busters and Jason Of Star Command.

EXCLUSIVE! Co-director Chris Renaud on No Time for Nuts

In anticipation of the 79th annual Academy Awards, Animated News & Views speaks with Chris Renaud, writer and co-director of the Oscar-nominated and Annie Award-winning short No Time for Nuts. During the conversation, Renaud explains his beginnings in animation, as well as how he joined Blue Sky Studios. Likewise, the director elaborates on the making […]

Classic cartoon characters get more classic

As pointed out at Cartoon Brew a PhotoShop contest staged by features famous cartoon characters meshed into famous paintings. See what happens when Goofy gets caught in an M. C. Escher painting or when Sylvester spies on a historic medical experiment as envisioned by Rembrandt.

Oscar nominated shorts screenings

To inform voters and the general public as to the actual content of all the shorts that have been nominated for Academy Awards this year, Magnolia Pictures will be hosting screenings throughout the country. View their Play Dates page for details.

Nyback's Cartoon Extravaganza now in motion

The Oregonian spotlights Dennis Nyback, an animation enthusiast with a passion to show folks exactly why he loves cartoons. Last Friday, February 16, saw the beginning of his Cartoon Extravaganza at Disjecta on East Burnside in Portland, Oregon. The event demonstrates 21 days and nights of animation. “Over the course of three weeks, the archivist […]

Enchanted's Giselle seen at Toy Fair 2007

Among ASM‘s Toy Fair 2007 coverage, dolls for the Enchanted characters Giselle and Robert Phillips may be viewed. The toys are part of the Disney Princesses line from Mattel.

TV on DVD: Avatar, Powerpuff Girls, Scooby-Doo

Due June 19, the first season of The Powerpuff Girls is coming to DVD, says TV Shows on DVD. Meanwhile, Avatar: The Last Airbender – Season 2, Volume 3 will be released on May 22, containing episodes 11-15 of the series’ second season. Likewise, season two of What’s New Scooby-Doo? will hit stores on June […]

Third Simpsons Movie trailer now available

The third trailer for The Simpsons Movie is now available to view at The spot provides a larger peek at the film’s plot and animation than the previous trailers allowed.

Weinsteins meet Azur & Asmar

The Weinstein Company acquired Michel Ocelot’s Azur & Asmar in Berlin last week, reports Twitch. According to the IMDB, the French film follows the plot of, “Azure is a blond boy with blue eyes; Asmar has dark hair and dark eyes. As kids, they fought and loved each other as brothers do. As grown-ups, they […]

Bee Movie teaser #2 now in more formats

First reported on February 14, the second teaser trailer for Bee Movie has been updated with a variety of formats, including QuickTime, Windows Media, Real Media, Flash, PSP and iPod.

Co-director Chris Renaud on No Time For Nuts

Animated Views speaks with the writer and co-director of the Oscar-nominated and Annie Award-winning Scrat short No Time For Nuts.

Cinderella III sells, and reviews catch-up

Cinderalla III sells strongly, plus site updates and review catch-ups including Robin Hood: Most Wanted Edition.

Second Shrek the Third Trailer

BREAKING: The official Shrek site has just debuted the brand new full trailer for Shrek the Third. The trailer is also available in the following formats:

RIP, Peter Ellenshaw

o-meon has posted the obituary for Peter Ellenshaw, the legendary Disney matte artist and visual effects pioneer who provided the first visual conceptualization for Disneyland and who influenced the look of films from Treasure Island to The Black Hole.

Sun shines on Charlotte's Web

Creative Match explains the technology by visual effects software developer 2d3 that helped Rising Sun Pictures craft the famous spider in the most recent version of Charlotte’s Web. According to John Dietz, Visual Effects Supervisor at Rising Sun Pictures, “We all had a common goal – to make a Charlotte that lived up to the […]