Month: September 2007

Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show: The Complete Series

This season is marginally better than the early ones, with the addition of Firestorm adding some interest, not to mention the spectacle of seeing Darkseid crushing on Wonder Woman.

TV to DVD: Land Before Time, Care Bears, Denver, DuckTales, Voltron

TV Shows on DVD updates readers on the content for The Land Before Time – Volume 2: Good Times and Good Friends. The second DVD release containing four episodes from the Time television series will arrive on November 27. Meanwhile, Lionsgate will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Care Bears with the 25 Years of Caring […]

Disney starts new stop-motion venture

Ain’t It Cool News has the latest early review for Disney’s Enchanted. Interestingly, during the advance screening of the movie, Walt Disney Studios Chairman Dick Cook hinted of a brand-new stop-motion project coming soon from “the creative mastermind behind the majority of stop-motion pictures in the last decade.” Without directly stating the director’s identity, Cook […]

Third Alvin & the Chipmunks teaser poster

The Internet Movie Poster Awards displays the third teaser poster for Alvin & the Chipmunks. The live-action/CGI flick will enter theaters nationwide on December 14.

Simpsons DVD cover, image matchup

DVD Active has the cover artwork for The Simpsons Movie, coming to stores on December 18. In other Simpsons news, The Adventures of Accordion Guy in the 21st Century offers a unique gallery that matches images from the Simpsons series with similar screengrabs from famous films.

Michael Wallis talks Cars 2

Upcoming Pixar points to Route 66 News, where Michael Wallis, the voice of Sheriff in Cars, responds to rumors of a sequel to Disney/Pixar’s 2006 hit. The actor commented, “No news has reached me regarding a Cars sequel. In August, some of the Pixar team attended my very last Lincoln Highway signing event in San […]

Images: Legion of Super Heroes, The Batman

Superman Homepage delivers the latest images from the conclusions to last week’s two-part season premieres of Legion of Super Heroes and The Batman. The television events will hit the small screen tomorrow, September 29, at 11:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. ET/PT, as part of the Kids’ WB! lineup on The CW Network.

WALL-E poster and preview

Upcoming Pixar announces that according to Buena Vista International, a new preview for Disney/Pixar’s WALL-E will premiere online here, on Tuesday, October 2nd. In the meantime, the site showcases the teaser poster for the movie, featuring the title character gazing up at the nighttime sky.

Murray, Schwartzman meet Mr. Fox

Director Wes Anderson recently revealed to MTV that Billy Murray and Jason Schwartzman have joined the cast of the stop-motion animated film The Fantastic Mr. Fox. Other actors previously announced for the feature include George Clooney and Cate Blanchett.

How Spider-Man 3 should have ended

The folks behind the popular How It Should Have Ended online series have unveiled their latest short, a humorous look at Spider-Man 3. With a running time of nearly seven minutes, the film examines an alternate way the blockbuster could have begun and finished.

Latest on TV titles coming to DVD

TV Shows on DVD offers a vast assortment of news regarding animated series arriving on DVD. Fan favorites mentioned include: Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Beetle Bailey, BraveStarr, Family Guy, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, The Littles, The Lone Ranger/Zorro, Medabots, Rocket Robin Hood, The Smurfs, Sonic Underground, Tom and Jerry Tales and Zorro: […]

WALL-E looks cute!

Discover The Lost World in a new review, plus the latest WALL-E poster!

How to cook Chicken

Wired takes a sneak peek behind the scenes of Adult Swim’s hit stop-motion series Robot Chicken. Enlisting a slideshow of 19 images with descriptions, the piece examines the unique methods utilized to bring the show to life.

Cinderella II Special Edition cover artwork

At the Animated News & Views Forum, Daniel points out that cover artwork for the Special Edition release of Cinderella II: Dreams Come True is now available at DVD Empire. The DVD is schedule to hit stores on December 18.

Bee Movie swarms into Boston

Apparently due to its name starting with the letter “B” the city of Boston was chosen as the spot for a huge press event for DreamWorks Animation’s Bee Movie with star Jerry Seinfeld and directors Simon J. Smith and Steven Hickner attending and meeting with fans. Mention is also made of some “TV Jrs.” that […]

Disney's Animated Features and Shorts

A recent entry at Cartoon Brew links to an image of a cardboard disc handed out to attendees at the Ottawa International Animation Festival last week which shows a complete (or pretty close to complete) list of all the animated features and shorts produced by Walt Disney Animation from 1928 to 2010. Even with the […]

Shorts Reports

Animation World Magazine takes a look at some of the animated shorts shown at recent animation festivals around the world. Featured this month are Mr. Reaper’s Really Bad Morning, Birdcalls, Lapsus, I Like Pandas, and La memoria dei cani (The Memories of Dogs). A 30-second clip of each short is included.

Jungle Book DVD Clips

We’ve got three fantastic bonus clips from The Jungle Book: 40th Anniversay Platinum Edition (October 2). The first clip shows how The Jungle Book directly inspired characters and animation techniques from recent classics like The Lion King, Aladdin and Lilo and Stitch. The next two clips feature Bruce Reitherman (voice of Mowgli) discussing his father, […]

2nd Annual Aniboom Awards Open for Submissions

“If you have a calling for creating cartoons, Aniboom is letting you show the world your talents. Aniboom (, the premier multi-platform animation network that partners with untapped animation talent from around the world to create the best independent animated content for global distribution, today announced the call for entries for its 2007 Aniboom Awards […]

I Heard It Through The Animation Grapevine

Back on the animation news trail, Chuck Oberleitner at O-meon reports the animation grapevine that exists in the Hollywood area between the Disney and DreamWorks animation departments, from the rank-and-file animators all the way up to Bob Iger and Jeffrey Katzenberg. The article also discusses the soon-to-be-seen Goofy short, How to Install Your Home Theatre […]

Jungle Book's Rocky the Rhino concepts!

Disney’s The Jungle Book is ready to boogie onto DVD, and the studio has released some concept, design and photo art from the Platinum Edition, available from October 2. The images include storyboard art of the “lost character” Rocky-the-Rhino, who is featured in his own DVD bonus feature, plus further details of the release. You’ll […]

Nutritional marketing for Enchanted

Jim Hill Media elaborates on the healthier aspect of Disney’s promotional plans for Enchanted. According to the site, marketing for the live-action/animated feature will include more nutritional options for kids than certain past campaigns for other films have offered. Enchanted will enter theaters nationwide on November 21.

Freston joins DreamWorks Animation Board of Directors

Yahoo! Finance has the DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. press announcement that Tom Freston has been elected to the company’s Board of Directors. Freston most recently acted as President and CEO of Viacom, in a period that lasted from January to September 2006.

Simpsons Movie DVD details

DVD Active has the early details on what one may expect from the Simpsons Movie DVD, coming December 18. Bonus features for the release will include: a commentary by James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Al Jean, Mike Scully, David Silverman, Dan Castellaneta, and joined by Yeardley Smith; a directors commentary by David Silverman, Mike B. […]

Family Guy Strikes Back?

TV Week writes that due to the success of the Family Guy episode Blue Harvest, which spoofed Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, a follow-up special mocking The Empire Strikes Back “seems likely.” In fact, the article notes that spoofing Star Wars could become an annual event for Family Guy.

Disney wins battle over Pooh

Deadline Hollywood Daily writes that the Walt Disney Company has won a California appeals court ruling after a 16-year battle with the Slesinger family regarding hundreds of millions of dollars in Pooh royalties. and Reuters likewise offer coverage of the case.

The Lost World (1925 and 1960 versions)

Fox’s surprise DVD includes both Irwin Allen’s kitsch 1960 take on Conan Doyle’s The Lost World as well as the George Eastman House restoration of Willis O’Brien’s pioneering 1925 feature in a deluxe and very welcome package.

Plague Dogs uncut DVD, plus Joy To Sky's World

The Plague Dogs to come to DVD uncut in the UK? Plus Sky brings Joy To The World in a fun new commercial.

Casseus joins G-Force

Variety reveals that Gabriel Casseus (Black Hawk Down) has joined the cast of Walt Disney Pictures’ G-Force. In the live-action/CGI family adventure, the actor will play “an NSA agent tracking a group of genetically enhanced animal commandos.” Directed by Hoyt Yeatman and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, G-Force will hit theaters on May 1, 2009.

Dini to pen Gatchaman

IGN Movies indicates that Paul Dini will collaborate on the screenplay for Imagi Animation Studios’ computer animated feature Gatchaman. Directed by Kevin Munroe, the film is scheduled to hit theaters in 2009.