Month: April 2008 – page 2

Second Wall•E TV spot

A second television spot for Disney/Pixar’s upcoming Wall•E can currently be viewed at iKlipz. The video features several new clips from the animated sc-fi adventure. Written and directed by Andrew Stanton, Wall•E hits theaters on June 27th, 2008.

Earthworm Jim series, game, feature film

Gamasutra reports that the cartoon series Earthworm Jim will be receiving a series revival. The franchise will also be featured in a Wii video game, and is planned to be made into a feature film. Doug TenNapel, creator of Earthworm Jim, will be developing the new series, and is serving as a creative consultant for […]

New Igor poster

Internet Movie Poster Awards has acquired a brand new poster for Igor, Weinstein’s upcoming CGI comedy. The one-sheet features the film’s title character in a laboratory setting. Igor hits theaters on the 19th of September.

Animated future for Kill Bill?

MTV Movies Blog has new information on an animated continuation of the popular Kill Bill series. Uma Thurman, star of the franchise, shares details on one of one of the two anime projects that writer Quentin Tarantino has in the works, saying, “It has nothing to do with me. It has to do with another […]

Igor trailer at New York Con

An article on IGN reveals that a teaser trailer for the upcoming CGI animated Igor premiered at the New York Comic Con on April 20th. The trailer was unveiled by the film’s helmers, Anthony Leondis and Chris McKenna, who also spoke about information regarding the plot and characters. Leondis further explains that he is happy […]

Top 5 Earth Day animations

In honor of Earth Day, Frames Per Second has listed their top five choices for best environmentally-friendly animated shorts and films. Making the list are Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax, Frédéric Back’s The Man Who Planted Trees, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, and the French-made Respire. Short explanations of why each short and film has made […]

Eric Rollman president of Marvel Animation

Animation World Network reports that Eric Rollman has been promoted to President of Marvel Animation. According to the article, the decision was made in hopes to heighten the presence of the company in the area of animation and home entertainment. Rollman, previously the Vice President of Marvel’s Home Entertainment & TV Production sect, will oversee […]

Wall•E meets a magnet

ComingSoon currently sports a second vignette for Disney/Pixar’s upcoming sci-fi adventure, Wall•E. While the first video featured the robot exploring the purpose of a vaccum cleaner, the new vignette shows Wall•E in his discovery of a magnet. Written and directed by Andrew Stanton, Wall•E opens in theaters on June 27th.

New Panda images

Two new stills featuring characters from DreamWork’s upcoming Kung Fu Panda can be viewed at ComingSoon’s website. Direct links to the images can be found here and here. Kung Fu Panda hits theaters on June 6th.

Alvin #1 for second week

According to The Numbers, Alvin And The Chipmunks has managed to remain the number one best-selling DVD for a second week. The live-action adaption sold a total of 4,023,164 units, bringing in $66,341,974 worth of sales. Other animated offerings in the top ten are the musical comedy Enchated (number eight) and DreamWork’s Bee Movie (number […]

Kung Fu Panda premeir

Animation World Network reports that Kung Fu Panda, DreamWork’s upcoming action comedy, will premier at the Cannes Film Festival, before it’s official release date on June 6th. Also screening at the festival will be the highly anticipated live-action sequel Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull. More information concerning the festival can be […]

Horton wins at foreign box office

BlueSky’s Horton Hears A Who has come in at number one in the foreign box office for the fourth week in a row, reports Variety. The CGI comedy beat out such live-action offerings as 21 and Street Kings for it’s title. So far, Horton has grossed $117.7 million offshore with a total of $262 million […]

Another walk in the Park…

The South Park: Imaginationland trilogy is reviewed, plus our Tom & Jerry Tales 4 winner announced!

South Park: Imaginationland

South Park returns in a three-episode special that attempts a larger than usual storyline, but can’t compare to the epic brilliance of Bigger, Longer And Uncut.

New Wall•E featurette

MovieWeb hosts a new featurette concerning Disney/Pixar’s upcoming sci-fi adventure, Wall•E. The four-minute video features writer and director Andrew Stanton discussing the films main characters, the rusty Wall•E and his love interest, Eve. New clips from the film are also showcased in the featurette. Wall•E hits theaters on June 27.

DreamWorks to make Ghost in the Shell in 3-D

Variety reports that DreamWorks has acquired rights to the Japanese manga Ghost in the Shell with plans to adapt the futuristic police thriller as a 3-D live-action feature. First published in 1989, Ghost in the Shell went on to generate two additional manga editions, three anime film adaptations, an anime TV series and three videogames. […]

Ollie Johnston…RIP

Ollie Johnston, legendary Disney animator, has passed away aged 95.

Last remaining of the Nine Old Men, legendary animator Ollie Johnston dies at 95

As was inevitably always going to be the case, the last of Walt Disney’s fabled Nine Old Men – the artists he bestowed the legacy of his animation production to as he moved into other areas of entertainment – has passed away in Sequim, Washington. Ollie Johnston began his career at the Disney Studios in […]

Pebbles, Bamm-Bamm, Tom, and Jerry!

Rand’s take on Pebbles And Bamm-Bamm, plus our Tom & Jerry winner is forthcoming.

The Pebbles And Bamm-Bamm Show: The Complete Series

Fred’s and Barney’s kids have grown up, and show the same tendencies towards getting into trouble as their fathers.

Ponyo has a release date

GhibliWorld reveals that the official release date for Hayao Miyazaki’s upcoming film Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea has been confirmed as July 19th. An 85 seconds trailer for the film, featuring the main character Ponyo swimming freely to the theme song in the sea, will be released on April 19 in theatres all […]

Newport Beach Film Festival 2008 Animation

The Newport Beach Film Festival has just released its film schedule for its 2008 run including many animated pieces. A highlight of their animated offerings will be their Roy Disney Presents evening at the Regency Lido Theatre on Wednesday, April 30. “Join noted filmmaker and Disney animation authority Roy E. Disney and noted film producer […]

First CG look at Up

The first image for Disney/Pixar’s Up can be found on UpcomingPixar. The screen, which can be viewed in super-high resolution here, appears to be computer-rendered ‘update’ of a previously reported piece of concept art from the film. Up hits theaters on May 29, 2009.

Starz to broadcast The Pixar Story

On April 22nd at 10pm the Starz network will present the television broadcast premiere of The Pixar Story: A Leslie Iwerks Film. Immediately following will be a presentation of Starz Inside: The Pixar Story Continues, with scenes from Ratatouille and WALL•E. Official Site

Anything on DVD this week?

Rand laments the lack of exciting DVD releases this week.

Disney announces ten animated films through 2012

The Walt Disney Studios unveiled an ambitious slate of 10 new animated feature films from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios to be released through the year 2012 at a New York press conference held today by Dick Cook, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios, and John Lasseter, chief creative officer for Walt Disney and […]

WALL•E video game trailer, screenshots

UpcomingPixar shares a link featuring the trailer for the WALL•E video game, due for release on all major platforms, June 24. The site also reports about 20 previously unscreen screenshots from various platforms of the video game, including the Nintendo Wii, Playstation 2 & 3 and Xbox 360 which can be seen at WorthPlaying.

Horton Hears a Who! tops foreign box office for the second weekend

RottenTomatoes reports that Horton Hears a Who! topped the foreign box office for the second straight weekend, easily topping a moderate frame with $11.7 million at 6,583 playdates in 54 markets. According to the article, Horton has totaled $223 million worldwide so far, underscoring the ongoing strength of CGI animated fare. The last major animated […]

First 30 Minutes of Wall-E and a chat with the director

RottenTomatoes has an intimate Q&A session with Andrew Stanton, writer/director of Disney/Pixar’s upcoming film Wall-E. The website also reports about their visit to Pixar and the first 30 minutes of Wall-E.

What happened to Saturday Morning cartoons?

Have you ever wondered what happened to Saturday Morning cartoons? AssociatedContent answers the question with their eight reasons that Saturday morning cartoons are a thing of the past.