Month: May 2007 – page 2

Surf's Up for movie's animators

Surf’s Up producer Chris Jenkins tells SCI FI Wire that to help capture the feel of the film’s sport, several animators actually learned to surf. “I think it was real important that they go out there and feel what it’s like to catch a wave and see what it’s like to be out there,” explained […]

Ubisoft to release Beowulf game

At the company’s Ubidays event taking place in Paris, it was announced that Ubisoft will develop the video game adaptation of Robert Zemeckis’ Beowulf, writes MVC. Commenting on the game, Ubisoft’s European chief Alain Tascan remarked that it would “reinvent the hack and slash genre.”

Bee Movie trailer, Cannes footage and poster

Along with the film’s teaser poster, the following is a complete list of all the various media formats for DreamWorks’ new Bee Movie trailer, as well as footage and photos of Jerry Seinfeld’s promotion of the movie at the Cannes Film Festival:

Tex Avery’s Droopy: Complete Theatrical Collection

An essential collection of Avery classics is marred only by surprisingly less than desirable image quality, but the debut of the better quality CinemaScope cartoons almost makes up for things.

Enchanted trailer now online!

In assorted QuickTime sizes, Film ick has the trailer for Disney’s live-action/animation hybrid Enchanted. Directed by Kevin Lima, the film is scheduled to hit theaters on November 21. Thanks to ‘Prince Kido’ of Disney Central Plaza for the notice of this news at the Animated News & Views Forum.

John Carter of Pixar; Brad Bird visits 1906?

Upcoming Pixar points to, where a quick chat with John Lasseter and Ed Catmull was enjoyed briefly at the world premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. During the conversation, Catmull admitted that Pixar’s adaptation of John Carter of Mars would be different than the previous, more kid-friendly films Pixar has done, […]

Satoshi Kon talks Paprika

Coming Soon speaks with master Anime filmmaker Satoshi Kon (Millennium Actress, Tokyo Godfathers) about his latest project, Paprika. In the interview, topics range from how Kon adapted Yasutaka Tsutsui’s book to the reception the film has received thus far.

Hero High here!

New review link for Hero High, plus congratulations to new dad Rand!

"March of the Bunnies"

Starz presents the latest entry in the 30-Second Bunnies Theatre from Angry Alien Productions. This time around, the series takes aim at the Oscar-winning 2005 documentary March of the Penguins.

Surf's Up Hawaiian premiere; Soundtrack details has 22 photos from the Hawaiian premiere of Surf’s Up. Concurrently, PR Newswire carries the announcement that Surf’s Up (Music From The Ocean Picture) will hit stores on Tuesday, June 5. Including the single Lose Myself from Lauryn Hill, the album will also contain tracks from 311, Sugar Ray, Ken Andrews, Nine Black Alps […]

Idle upset over joke in Shrek the Third?

While visiting the Toronto radio station Mix 99.9, Eric Idle, who voices Merlin in Shrek the Third, revealed that he became “furious” upon seeing a scene in the sequel during its premiere and is supposedly considering legal action, according to The sequence’s joke involves Prince Charming, a horse and two coconut halves, which the […]

Tintin creator's 100th birthday celebrated

The Associated Press via Yahoo! News notes that today, May 22, 2007, would have marked the 100th birthday of Tintin creator Georges Prosper Remi, commonly referred to by his pen name, Herge. Although the artist died March 3, 1983, the article notes that his work is still very revered. Exhibits featuring Tintin may be found […]

Hero High: The Complete Series

This super teen comedy is great for nostalgia, but those with no previous love may find this set tough going. It has good extras, though, including live action wraparounds.

New Simpsons Movie TV Spot

The Movie Box now hosts a new TV Spot for The Simpsons Movie, first shown during the special 400th episode/season finale. The Simpsons Movie opens worldwide on July 27th, 2007.

Shrek's directors talk, Dinosaurs, Droopy – and Shrek! – reviewed…

Shrek 3‘s directors interviewed, a review of the movie, plus Dinosaurs: Seasons 3 and 4 review and what lets the new Droopy set down…

'Shrek the First' with $122 million!

From 4,122 locations, Shrek the Third easily claimed the top spot at the box office for the weekend of May 18 – 20, 2007, ranking in approximately $122.9 million. The sequel caught an early start on Thursday, opening at 10 pm in close to 1,000 theaters. By Sunday, Third was averaging around $29,597 per cinema. […]

Bee buzz builds at Cannes; Poster debut

The Houston Chronicle and Reuters report of the buzz built for Bee Movie at the Cannes Film Festival, due to a humorous stunt by Jerry Seinfeld. From the top of a hotel, the actor, dressed as a bumble bee, slid down a harness toward the beach. Jokingly, Seinfeld responded to his action with, “You know, […]

Update on Pixar projects for Disney parks

In an Anaheim-themed update, Blue Sky Disney shares the latest word regarding rumored renovations to certain Disney theme parks. On the animated side of the revisions, it is suggested that the Fantasyland theater may be replaced around 2010 or 2011 by Toy Story Live. Meanwhile, two proposals for a renovation of Tomorrowland are said to […]

TV to DVD: Pussycats, Foster's, My Little Pony

TV Shows on DVD reveals that on June 26, Rhino will release My Little Pony – Pony Puppy & Other Stories, containing the episodes Pony Puppy, Bright Lights, Sweet Stuff and the Treasure Hunt and Baby It’s Cold Outside. Concurrently, the site has the cover artwork and bonus feature details for Foster’s Home for Imaginary […]

'Cool' Ratatouille sneak peek

Moriarty of Ain’t It Cool News explains the sight and sounds experienced upon recently visiting the campus of Pixar Animation Studios. Interestingly, descriptions of new Ratatouille scenes also disclose plot and character information previously unknown about the film.

Robosapien to start shooting in November

Variety writes that the live-action/CGI Robosapien, based on the popular toy robot from Wow Wee, is scheduled to shoot this November in the US. Written by Avi Arad and Max Botkin, the project regards “a scientist working on artificial intelligence who creates robots for humanitarian purposes, only to discover that the corporation he works for […]

Robinsons, Ratatouille release dates?; Platinum news

Receiving inside insight from a Disney Store cast member, Ultimate Disney indicates the DVD release dates for Meet the Robinsons (September 18), Ratatouille (November 6) and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (December 4). In the meantime, the site notes that Sleeping Beauty could be Disney’s Fall 2008 Platinum Edition DVD, while also suggesting […]

EXCLUSIVE! Directors Miller and Hui on Shrek the Third

Animated Views presents a brand-new article featuring separate discussions with directors Chris Miller and Raman Hui, the creative duo behind this May’s animated blockbuster, Shrek the Third. In the conversations, Miller and Hui both lend insight into the making of Third, while also explaining how they each became involved with the picture. Furthermore, topics range […]

Directors Miller and Hui on Shrek the Third

Animated Views talks to directors Chris Miller and Raman Hui about their collaboration on DreamWorks’ latest Shrek outing, The Third

Shrek the Third

Like many of the “threes” in popular film franchises, Shrek the Third doesn’t match the standards of its predecessors.

Dinosaurs: The Complete Third And Fourth Seasons

The satire still plays well after all these years. For a show about animatronic dinosaurs, it manages to say a lot about our society today.

Persepolis teaser site, trailer & clips

Marjane Satrapi’s US Persepolis site went online and now showcases 10 images of the film. Meanwhile, The Movie Box provides links to the French teaser trailer first shown at the Cannes Film Festival, as well as three scenes from the film. Persepolis, a memoir regarding Marjane Satrapi’s experiences growing up in Iran based on her […]

New Ratatouille poster, Charity screening at Pixar

The Internet Movie Poster Awards reveals a high resolution version of the latest Brazillian one-sheet for Pixar’s upcoming Ratatouille. Meanwhile, Upcoming Pixar reports that a special charity Pre-Release Screening of Ratatouille will be held at Pixar Studios on Friday, June 8th, with all the proceeds going to the Emery Ed Fund.

Big Star Voice Casting…Any good?

The Detroit News has published an interesting article discussing Hollywoods’ recent trend of casting celebrity voices in animated movies, and how it might or might not affect a films box-office success. The article also takes a look back at the unsung voice talents of the earliest animated features.

Upcoming animated releases: Ice Age III, Foodfight, Mr. Fox

According to Box Office Mojo, Ice Age III is currently sheduled to hit theaters on July 1st, 2009. Meanwhile, Foodfight has apparently been pushed back to April 11th, 2008, while The Fantastic Mr. Fox has been assigned to November 6th, 2009. Thanks to “Plightyear” at the Animated News & Views Forum for the notice of […]