Month: December 2007 – page 2

SpongeBob SquarePants: Pest of the West DVD in April

DVDActive reports that Paramount Home Entertainment has announced the dvd release of SpongeBob SquarePants: Pest of the West on April 15, 2008. Disc will feature 6 more episodes, as SpongeBob researches his family tree and finds out that he’s related to a great Western hero in the title episode.

Ice Age: The Meltdown on DVD again

DVDActive reports about a new edition of Ice Age: The Meltdown which will be released on 4th March 2008. According to the site, this new release will include an all new bonus disc featuring never-before-seen featurettes and interactive set-top games. Extras on this release will include, a “Meet The Modeler: How To Create A Model […]

Wall-E at the box office

Those planning on catching a flick at the AMC Theater at Downtown Disney in Anaheim soon will likely be able to see a large model of Pixar’s Wall•E inside the box office. The model may be on display at other theaters as well. A sneak peek can be seen here:

Peter Jackson's The Hobbit – yes, you read that right!

The Hollywood Reporter has announced that after settling differences, Peter Jackson and New Line Cinema will co-produce the anticipated prequels to Jackson’s The Lord Of The Rings trilogy, in collaboration with MGM. Jackson had been battling New Line for his share of profits from the first Rings, The Fellowship Of The Ring, while New Line […]

Brand new Wall•E trailer

An exclusive trailer for Pixar’s upcoming sic-fi flick, Wall•E, has appeared at RottenTomatoes. Opening in theaters on June 27, 2008, Wall•E is the story of a robot in love who lives 700 years in the future.

AFI names Ratatouille a top film of the year

The American Film Institute has announced the official selections for their annual AFI Awards. This year, Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille was named one of the top films of the year. Unlike other award giving organizations the AFI awards are judged based on the “creative ensembles as a whole – those both in front of and behind the […]

Ponyo on a Cliff plot details

GhibliWorld has posted some details on Hayao Miyazaki’s upcoming film Ponyo on a Cliff. According to an announcement made by Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki, Ponyo on a Cliff is influenced by Urashima Taro, a Japanese legend.

Jeffry Katzenberg talks Bee Movie, and more carries an exclusive interview with the Dreamworks CEO, Jeffry Katzenberg, wherein he talks about the studio’s latest CG feature Bee Movie and more.

Andy Serkis joins the cast of Tintin

RottenTomatoes reports that Andy Serkis has signed on to play an unnamed role in DreamWorks’ planned Tintin trilogy. Best known for his work as Gollum in The Lord of the Rings films, Serkis is rumored to be playing the sardonic, whiskey-loving Captain Haddock.

Ratatouille and Beowulf up for visual effects Oscar

Variety reports that the Motion Picture Academy’s visual effects branch has included Ratatouille and Beowulf among the contenders for the visual effects Oscar. The two animated films feature in the Academy’s first list of 15 visual effects contenders for this year, alongwith effects-laden, live-action films such as, 300, Transformers and Harry Potter and the Order […]

Shrek The Halls in the UK

DreamWorks’ animated festive offering, the Shrek special Shrek The Halls is set to play on UK screens this Christmas Eve at 6:35pm on BBC1. The studio’s sequel to the original feature film, Shrek 2 will play on BBC1 on Christmas Day at 4:40pm, while Shrek The Halls is repeated again on BBC3 on Thursday 27 […]

“Life is like a hurricane…”: DuckTales; plus Sonic and Snow White at 70!

DuckTales volume 3 reviewed, Sonic Underground contest, the Prince Of Egypt rip-off, plus Snow White‘s 70th birthday!

Sonic Underground: Volume 1 – Winners Announced!

Sonic Underground: Volume 1 on DVD – Winning names announced!

Tigger socks lawsuit costs school $95,000

Yahoo! News/The Associated Press reports that officials in a Northern California school district will pay $95,000 in lawyers’ fees to five families who sued the school due to its dress code. The lawsuit was the result of a student being disciplined for wearing socks featuring the Winnie the Pooh character Tigger on the first day […]

TV to DVD: Archie, Drak, Frisky, Sonic, Scooby, Turtles

TV Shows on DVD presents the cover artwork to the Complete Series sets of Archie’s Fun House and The Drak Pack, as well as Frisky Dingo – Season 1. The site also offers a taste of Sonic Underground – Volume 1 through four video clips. Meanwhile, the press release for A Pup Named Scooby-Doo – […]

The Ten Commandments DVD details

DVDActive has now revealed the disc specs for the new CG feature The Ten Commandments. Featuring the voices of Sir Ben Kingsley, Christian Slater, Alfred Molina, and Elliot Gould, The Ten Commandments will be available to own from the 5th of February. Extras on the disc will include exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, the Jeremy Camp music […]

New international Horton Hears A Who poster

A new poster for the upcoming Seuss-inspired Horton Hears A Who can be viewed at Movies Online. Horton follows the classic children’s story of an imaginative elephant who finds a city residing on a speck of dust. From Twentieth Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios, the computer animated adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ classic tale will […]

New Horton Hears a Who trailer

Coming Soon reports that a new trailer for Blue Sky Studio’s computer animated adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who is now online. Directed by Jimmy Hayward and Steve Martino, the film will enter theaters on March 14.

Broadcast Film Critics Association 2007 nominees

The nominees for the Critics Choice Awards of the Broadcast Film Critics Association have been revealed. Among the nominees for Best Animated Feature are Bee Movie, Beowulf, Persepolis, Ratatouille and The Simpsons Movie. Enchanted also obtained nominations, for Best Family Film, Best Actress (Amy Adams), Best Song (That’s How You Know) and Best Composer (Alan […]

2007/08 Golden Globe nominations announced

The nominees for the 65th Annual Golden Globes have been announced. Here are this years’ animated entries. Best Animated Film: Bee Movie, Ratatouille, The Simpsons Movie Best Foreign Language Film: Persepolis Best Actress (Musical or Comedy): Amy Adams, Enchanted Best Original Song: That’s How You Know from Enchanted, Alan Menken

Jetsons screenplay review has a script review for the latest attempt of a live-action film adaptation of The Jetsons. Written by Adam F. Goldberg and dated 3/30/07, the screenplay is met with a mixed reaction. The critic writes, “All in all, this is a project that is going to need a solid director and cast (and, of […]

Art of WALL-E cover and details

Upcoming Pixar has the lowdown on The Art of WALL-E, coming to stores on April 17th. The report includes a sneak peek at the cover artwork for the anticipated publication.

New Gotham Knight still

Just Press Play has a brand-new screen capture from the animated Batman: Gotham Knight, to be released directly to video as a tie-in to The Dark Knight. The image comes via the latest Wizard Universe issue.

Interview with Walt Disney Imagineering's Tony Baxter

Ultimate Disney speaks with Walt Disney Imagineering Senior Vice President Tony Baxter. The discussion notices his involvement with Disneyland: Secrets, Stories & Magic, as well as his work with Disneyland itself.

Schwartzmann talks Fantastic Mr. Fox

In a new interview with Moviehole, Jason Schwartzmann briefly talks about providing his voice for the animated The Fantastic Mr. Fox. Directed by Wes Anderson, the stop-motion film will enter theaters on November 6, 2008.

He-Man – Volume 1 DVD extras announcement corrected

TV Shows on DVD has corrected a previous story they ran regarding the bonus features for He-Man and the Masters of the Universe – Volume 1. The package is still on track for a February 19th release.

Ice Age 3-D

Rotten Tomatoes reports that the upcoming sequel Ice Age 3, which will open in theaters on July 1st, 2009, will be produced in digital 3-D. The article also mentions news concerning other live-action films, including Night at the Museum 2 and Avatar. Thanks to “Wendy’s Jane” over at the Animated News and Views Forum for […]

Who revived Roger Rabbit?

The MTV Movies Blog reveals that producer Frank Marshall is once again considering a sequel to 1988’s Who Framed Roger Rabbit? “Nearly twenty years after Roger Rabbit first exploded onto the big screen, producer Frank Marshall told MTV News that he’s still ‘open’ to the possibility of another film, derailed in the mid-90s because of […]

NBFF Volcom Call for Teen Film Entries Press Release

The Newport Beach Film Festival is proud to announce Call for Entries (including animated entries) for its 2008 Youth Film Showcase presented by Volcom. The full press release follows:

Mickey of the desert

Yahoo! Video has two recent animation-related segments worth pointing out. The first is rare video footage of a Mongolian rodent known as the “Mickey Mouse of the desert,” while the second discusses new animation produced by Delta Airlines to convey principles of airline etiquette to its passengers.