Month: October 2007

Katzenberg escorted out of hotel

Jeffery Katzenberg, one of the co-founders of DreamWorks Animation studios, was escorted out of a hotel after an argument he participated in with the facilities’ staff members, reports Yahoo News. A spokesman for Katzenberg’s partner David Geffen gave an explanation for the situation, stating that “They [the hotel staff and Katzenberg] both apologized and that […]

Your Friend The Rat stills

The following are three stills from Your Friend The Rat, a short that will be available on the standard DVD as well as the Blu-Ray edition of Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille, both available November 6:

Kung Fu Panda theatrical teaser online

On Sunday, October 28, it was reported that the Kung Fu Panda promo teaser, to be found on the upcoming Shrek the Third DVD, had been posted online. Now, the film’s theatrical teaser trailer, set to play with Bee Movie, may be viewed at Moviefone.

Ghosts, ghouls and goblins? Either our reviewers or it must be Halloween!

A re-cap of our ghostly, ghoulish and ghastly reviews – and we’re not talking about the writing!

WALL-E test screening reviews!

Following a test screening in Portland, Oregon for WALL-E, numerous reviews have made their way online. Positive feedback for Disney/Pixar’s 2008 entry may be found at, as well as the Internet Movie Database message boards.

Latest info on Shrek Goes Fourth, Master Mind

On Tuesday, October 30th, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg revealed more information on the company’s 2010 slate. One announced item was the title of the next installment in the Shrek film franchise: Shrek Goes Fourth, which will hit theaters on May 21, 2010. Then in the fall of that year, the superhero send-up Master Mind, […]

Bambi among greatest horror movies

Joining the ranks of Hannibal Lecter, Michael Myers and Leatherface is the latest icon in the horror genre: Bambi. Counting down the “Top 25 Horror Movies,” Time places the Walt Disney classic Bambi at #20 on the list. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio and Dumbo likewise do not go unnoticed, with the magazine […]

Groening, Lasseter named 'genuises'

In its list of the “Top 100 living geniuses,” Telegraph includes a couple of well-known names in animation. Appearing in the lineup are The Simpsons creator Matt Groening at #4 and John Lasseter, chief creative officer at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, at #58.

Ratatouille DVD interviews, 2-D short news

Upcoming Pixar points to Collider, where Brad Bird and John Lasseter, Brad Lewis, Brian Dennehy and Andrew Jimenez and Michael Giacchino talk about Ratatouille and its DVD release. In related news, SCI FI Wire focuses on the traditionally animated short Your Friend the Rat, included on the Ratatouille DVD. The article features thoughts from the […]

Enchanted images, videos, deal

A trip to the Ultimate Disney forum reveals that a batch of new images from Enchanted are on display at Meanwhile, new videos for Enchanted have been discovered, with one containing cast interviews and the other one revealing footage from the film’s London premiere. On a final note, the forum writes that those who […]

Resident Evil CG film

ComingSoon reports that Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan and game studio Capcom are set to produce an animated film based on the Resident Evil franchise, which is currently titled Biohazard: Degeneration. While there is no set release date, a late 2008 opening is suggested in the article. The film will be created using CGI, and is […]

Shrek The Halls holiday special to premiere on ABC

ABC announces DreamWorks Animation’s Shrek the Halls, a half-hour of entertainment starring America’s favorite ogre and his friends and featuring the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and Antonio Banderas. Shrek the Halls airs Wednesday, November 28 on the ABC Television Network. For details click here:

Superman – Doomsday

The first “DC Universe Animated Original Movie” takes on a story too big for its own good, but the extra features are very nice.

Spooky! Doomsday, Mickey reviews and Pixar contests!

Superman – Doomsday reviewed, plus spooky goings on in the compilation Mickey’s House Of Villains, plus Pixar goodness galore in two new giveaways!

Mickey’s House Of Villains

A fun entry in the tradition of Walt’s own anthology programs that mixed vintage footage with new, featuring Disney Animation Florida’s How To Haunt A House Goofy short as a real highlight.

Ratatouille on DVD – Winner Announced!

Win Ratatouille on DVD – Winner Announced!

Pixar Shorts Collection Giveaway – Winner!

Win the Pixar Shorts Collection on DVD – Winner Announced!

Kung Fu Panda teaser

Animatie currently features a brand-new teaser trailer for the upcoming Dreamworks animated feature, Kung Fu Panda. Starring the voice talents of Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu, and Dustin Hoffman, Panda follows Po, a lazy bear in Ancient China, and his efforts to become a Kung Fu master. Thanks to “CGIFanatic” on the […]

Ratatouille boosts sales of pet rats in UK

Yahoo News reports that the demand for rats as pets has surged after the release of the latest Disney/Pixar animated film, Ratatouille, in Britain. According to the Pets at Home domestic pet chain, rat sales have surged 50 percent since the film opened in Britain on October 12. Company spokesman Steve Fairburn says on the […]

Spyro animated feature announced

Variety reports that Spyro the Dragon, the fiery purple star of Sierra Entertainment and Vivendi Game’s popular video game franchise, is headed to the big screen to star in his own animated feature. The CGI flick will be written by Dan Altiere, with Dan Chuba, John Davis, Mark Dippe, Brian Manis and Ash Shah set […]

Fred Willard on Wall•E

Fred Willard, who will play the first-ever live-action character in a Pixar movie, recently talked with Rotten Tomatoes about his role in the upcoming animated sci-fi flick Wall•E. Willard revealed that he will portray the CEO of Buy N’ Large, a huge futuristic store that “practically owns everything in the world.”

Pixar Short Films Collection DVD review

Ultimate Disney has posted an early review of the Pixar Short Films Collection, Volume 1 DVD, featuring 13 Pixar shorts. According to the review, “The shorts are largely terrific, their picture/sound is flawless, and the set includes a great 23-minute featurette, an audio commentary on all but one short, and some minor bonuses and Easter […]

Brad Bird talks Ratatouille

Rotten Tomatoes has an exclusive interview with Brad Bird, wherein he talks about the changes he made and things he kept the same when taking over Ratatouille. Bird also talks briefly about his next project, noting that the live-action film will be “a historical-based thing, and I think it’s going to be pretty wild.”

One Hundred and One Dalmatians Platinum Edition DVD details

DVDActive reports that Disney Home Video has announced One Hundred and One Dalmatians Dalmatians: Platinum Edition will be released on March 4th. According to the site, this two-disc set features a brilliantly restored 1.33:1 presentation, as well as an all-new Disney Home Theater Mix and standard Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround. Extras will include deleted scenes, […]

The Ten Commandments sneak preview

Apple has made available the trailer of Promenade’s CGI film The Ten Commandments. Featuring the voice talents of Christian Slater, Alfred Molina, Elliott Gould and Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley, The Ten Commandments tells the epic saga of Moses, made possible by CGI.

Listen to the Enchanted soundtrack

The official MySpace page for Enchanted has debuted. As a special treat, the site is allowing visitors to hear the complete soundtrack for the Disney musical, with songs by composer Alan Menken and lyricist Stephen Schwartz.

AN&V DVD reviews: Meet the Robinsons, Transformers

At Animated Views, the site’s own Ben Simon examines the Meet the Robinsons DVD, giving the overall package a score of 7/10. “While the movie isn’t a straight home run (it’s perhaps too quirky for its own good, possibly the result of eight screenwriters), it does reward greatly on recurring viewings, which is where the […]

Ratatouille DVD/Blu-ray site revised

At the Pixar Planet forum, word arrives that the official website for Ratatouille has been updated with further information on the film’s DVD and Blu-ray releases. Stores nationwide will serve Ratatouille on November 6th.

MPAA and the Chipmunks

According to Box Office Mojo, the live-action/computer animated Alvin and the Chipmunks has been rated PG by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). The rating was provided due to “some mild rude humor.”

Disney unveils Hollywood Studios logo

Blue Sky Disney showcases the new logo for Disney’s Hollywood Studios, currently known as Disney-MGM Studios, at Walt Disney World. The artwork prominently features Mickey Mouse operating a clapboard.