Month: July 2007

Darkwing Duck: Volume 2 – Winner Announced!

Darkwing Duck: Volume 2’s three-disc set on DVD – Winner Announced!

Surf's Up DVD to include The ChubbChubbs' return

AWN reports that Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release Surf’s Up on on DVD, Blu-ray and UMD on October 9th, 2007, as well as providing a list of bonus features. Notable among the bonus features is the all new animated short, The ChubbChubbs Save Xmas. The short will feature the characters from the 2002 short, […]

Crazy triple bill: Popeye, The Simpsons, and 300 Spartans!??!

Popeye out on disc at last, The Simpsons‘ theatrical debut is reviewed, plus we have 300 to giveaway on DVD!

Transformers: Animated clip online

Entertainment News International reveals the first footage of Transformers: Animated, first shown at this years Comic-Con. The latest animated reincarnation of Transformers is set to premiere on Cartoon Network, Spring 2008.

Even more WALL•E from Comic-Con

Upcoming Pixar points to Kung Fu Rodeo who showcases five promotional WALL•E postcards, wich were handed out at this years Comic-Con in San Diego to promote Pixar’s upcoming feature.

Wall•E Comic Con info and website

A description of the Wall•E panel at this year’s San Diego Comic Con can be read at ComingSoon. The article covers comments from the film’s director, Andrew Stanton, a presentation by sound-designer Ben Burtt, and a depiction of clips shown at the event. The article also includes a link to, the website for a […]

Beowulf international trailer

ComingSoon currently features an R-rated international trailer for Robert Zemeckis’ upcoming motion-capture film, Beowulf. The movie is set to open in conventional and IMAX theaters on November 16, 2007.

Spectacular Spider-Man Trailer

The trailer for the new animated series, Spectacular Spider-Man, can be viewed at ENI. The video, which features the web-slinger taking on a group of baddies, premiered this week at the San Diego Comic Con.

The Simpsons Movie

The Simpsons Movie is definitely not the “Best. Movie. Ever.” But it does deliver the laughs.

WALL•E Audio Interview

ComingSoon talked to director Andrew Stanton about his next film, Disney/Pixar’s WALL•E. Set in the year 2700, WALL•E is the story of one robot’s comic adventures as he chases his dream across the galaxy.

UPDATED : Surf's Up on DVD in October

DVDActive reports that Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Surf’s Up on 9th October 2007. Directed by Ash Brannon and Chris Buck, the movie will be available in a 2-disc special edition. DVD extras include Filmmaker Commentary, “Not A Drop of Real Water” – Three-part behind-the-scenes documentary, The ChubbChubbs […]

I Yam What I Yam…Popeye's here!

Max and Dave Fleischer’s Paramount Popeye cartoons. On DVD. For real. Nuff said!

Fred Grandinetti: Talking With Popeye’s No. 1 Fan

We speak to Fred about Popeye’s long-awaited debut on official DVDs of the Fleischer material, plus we look at Fred’s Popeye book and discuss Popeye’s long trek to DVD in an archive interview.

Popeye (live-action movie)

Robin Williams brings the spinach-guzzling sailor to real life in a love-it-or-hate it adaptation. While it is flawed and Robert Altman an odd choice for a blockbuster director, it’s still a magnificent achievement.

Popeye’s Voyage: The Quest For Pappy

This computer-animated TV special tries hard but falls short of the mark, as seen in this unfortunately pan & scan DVD.

Popeye 75th Anniversary Collector’s Edition

If you like your Popeye having two eyes, lousy animation, and poorly-constructed stories, then this is the set for you! This three-disc set includes a large sampling of the King Features shorts produced for television in 1960-1961.

WALL•E cleans up at Comic-Con

o-meon has the downlow on Pixar director Andrew Stanton’s presentation at the San Diego Comic Convention on his current project, WALL•E, “the story of the last of these [trash-compacting] robots that for some unknown reason, is still working after mankind left Earth some 700 years earlier.” The basic plot details mentioned are fairly non-spoilerish and […]

The Simpsons Movie rules weekend Box Office, Smashes Records

Entertainment Weekly reports that The Simpsons Movie opened at No. 1 with a $71.9 million gross, far exceeding industry expectations and breaking all sorts of box office records along the way. It scored the best opening ever for a non-CG animated movie and the third-biggest opening ever for an animated movie of any kind, behind […]

Tales from Eathsea Official UK Site reports about the Official UK site of Studio Ghibli’s film Tales from Earthsea. The website contains a Quick Time trailer, synopsis, picture gallery, and a list of cinemas screening the film. Tales from Eathsea opens in cinemas across UK on August 3.

The Animated Views 300 Giveaway – Winner!

300: Single Disc Fullscreen Edition! – Winner Announced!

Pixar shorts coming to Blu-ray disc reports that the Pixar Short Films Collection will be made available on Blu-ray on November 6th for the first time in high definition. The disc will include all 13 Pixar short films, both theatrical and those that premiered on DVD.

Horton Hears a Who! trailer debuts

The teaser trailer for Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who! is now online at AOL Video. Directed by Jimmy Hayward and Steve Martino, the latest collaboration between 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios stars the voices of Jim Carrey and Steve Carell. Horton will hit theaters on March 14, 2008.

Imageworks announces Imagemotion films

Coming Soon has the announcement from Sony Pictures Imageworks that the company will utilize its patented proprietary Imagemotion performance capture technologies for three upcoming features. Sony Pictures Animation will craft two of the films: Neanderthals and an untitled feature from the Oscar-nominated Jerome Chen, who served as the visual effects supervisor on The Polar Express […]

Video: Homer Simpson on The Tonight Show

As previously reported, Homer Simpson made his special appearance during The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Tuesday. A clip of this appearance can now be viewed on Youtube. In the clip, Homer fills in for Jay and takes his shot at the traditional opening monologue.

Futurama movietitles revealed

IMDB reveals the titles of the four straight-to-DVD Futurama movies currently in development. The first, wich will still be released in 2007, is called Bender’s Big Score!, followed by the 2008 releases of The Beast with a Billion Backs, Bender’s Game and Into the Wild Green Yonder.

Beowulf trailer and Website

The first trailer of the upcoming film Beowulf is available to view or download on Apple. Directed by Robert Zemeckis, the CGI-motion capture film is based on one of the oldest existing poems in the English language of the same name which is considered a literary masterpiece. Beowulf opens in theatres on November 16. More […]

Alvin and the Chipmunks teaser trailer

AOL premieres the teaser trailer for Fox’s upcoming live-action/animation adaption of Alvin and the Chipmunks in various formats. Meanwhile, Movie List has made the trailer available for direct download. Alvin and the Chipmunks opens in US theaters on December 14.

Time for a Renaissance and another Amazon sale!

Renaissance reviewed, plus recommends from Amazon’s DVD sale!

The Simpsons Movie opens

Fox’s The Simpsons Movie opens today in 3,922 theatres according to Box Office Mojo. The film is winning over the critics with a very fresh rating of 89% on the Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer. Time Magazine says, “It was worth waiting for”, for while the Washington Post says, “It’s really one of the best movies of […]


Christian Volckman’s innovative movie doesn’t kick in until act three, by which time all the glossy motion captured tricks have started to wear thin, failing to engage emotionally.