Month: November 2008

Kung Fu Panda / Secrets Of The Furious Five

DreamWorks’ best in years, Kung Fu Panda is well served on disc with first rate standard supplements, though a bonus disc holding a new short is a substantially lighter proposition.

Bolt comes to life, plus new Narnia contest!

A chat with Bolt animator Cinzia Angelini, plus a chance to win Prince Caspian on DVD!

Bolt: Cinzia Angelini – one bold, Bolt animator!

Jeremie Noyer speaks with Bolt animator Cinzia Angelini about her career and various projects!

The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian – Winner!

The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian on DVD – Winner Announced!

Futurama: Into The Wild Green Yonder DVD in February

DVDActive reports that Fox Home Entertainment has announced DVD and Blu-ray releases of Futurama: Into The Wild Green Yonder for the 24th February. Extras will include a commentary by Matt Groening, David X. Cohen, John DiMaggio, Maurice LaMarche, Michael Rowe, Lee Supercinski, Patric M. Verrone and Peter Avanzino, a Storyboard Animatic, featurettes, a “How We […]

New Delgo poster

IMPAWARDS shares a new poster for the upcoming animated feature Delgo. Directed by Marc F. Adler & Jason Maurer, Delgo features the voices of Val Kilmer, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Chris Kattan, Louis Gossett Jr. and Eric Idle. The film is slated for a December 12, 2008 release.

Anime After Dark film festival

Anime News Network reports that the Golden State Theater in Monterey, California will host the three-night Anime After Dark film program beginning at 6:00 p.m. on November 28. Ten films to be screened over three evenings during Thanksgiving weekend include Ghost in the Shell: Innocence, Tekkonkinkreet, Cat Soup, Princess Mononoke, Millennium Actress, Urotsukidoji, Appleseed, Project […]

Henry Selick talks Coraline

In an exclusive video interview with Collider, Henry Selick, the director of upcoming stop-motion feature Coraline, talks about the story behind the film, use of 3-D, and more. Selick also explains what fans can expect from the movie and why everyone should stay through the end credits of Coraline. The film, which tells the tale […]

English voice cast for Ponyo on the Cliff

GhibliWorld shares an exclusive word on the English voice cast for Hayao Miyazaki’s latest feature Ponyo on the Cliff. According to the report, the English version of Ponyo will feature an all star voice talent cast including Matt Damon, Tina Fey, Cate Blanchett, Liam Neeson, Lily Tomlin, Betty White, Frankie Jonas, Noah Cyrus and Cloris […]

More lightining with Bolt's designer, plus new announcements!

A conversation with Bolt‘s character designer, and a few new disc announcements!

Bolt: Joe Moshier – one bold, Bolt designer!

Jeremie Noyer speaks with Bolt character designer Joe Moshier about his career!

Five favorite films with John Lasseter

Pixar co-founder and director John Lasseter picks his five favorite movies of all time, speaking with RottenTomatoes. Lasseter lists his favorites along with a bonus Chuck Jones short in front of each of them.

A press conference with Hayao Miyazaki

Miyazaki discussed the inspiration for his latest feature Ponyo on the Cliff and the issues facing the society of Japan, during a luncheon hosted by the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan in Tokyo on November 20. TwitchFilm has posted a text version of much of the discussion wherein Miyazaki also shares his views on commercial […]

Shaun the Sheep wins International Emmy

Aardman animation’s popular stop-motion show Shaun the Sheep won the International Emmy award in the Children & Young People category, reports AnimationMagazine. Shaun the Sheep which features mischievous adventures of Shaun and his flock, was the only animated program recognized at this year’s International Emmy Awards. Shaun was first introduced in director Nick Park’s Oscar-winning […]

NASA robots give Wall-E a touch of realism

Wired Blog Network reports that Pixar Animation Studios turned to real NASA robots for inspiration to give Wall-E a more realistic feel. To get some insights into how robots move, think and learn, director Andrew Stanton and his team visited the space agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, and talked with the folks who […]

New Toy Story 3 character

IMDB lists a new character, “Chuckles the Clown”, in the Pixar’s upcoming sequel Toy Story 3 to be voiced by the actor James Anthony Cotton. The sequel is set for a 2010 release.

Bolt of lightning! Our coverage starts here!

Jeremie speaks with The Art Of Bolt author Mark Cotta Vaz!

Bolt: Mark Cotta Vaz on The Art of Bolt

Jeremie Noyer kicks off our Bolt coverage with an interview with The Art Of Bolt author Mark Cotta Vaz!

Interview with John Ratzenberger

PixarPlanet has posted an exclusive interview with John Ratzenberger wherein he talks about Pixar, his humanitarian work, and more. From Toy Story to the forthcoming Up, Ratzenberger has appeared in every Pixar film and is often considered as Pixar’s lucky charm.

Bolt debuts below expectations

Disney’s animated feature Bolt debuted below expectations in third place, trailing far behind Twilight, the teenage vampire flick which dominated the weekend box office taking in $70.6 million, reports RottenTomatoes. The PG-rated animated flick took in an estimated $27M from 3,651 theaters for a $7,395 average. The report also suggests that the debut of Bolt […]

Bolt music video

Movie-List shares the music video I thought I lost you, featuring Miley Cyrus and John Travolta, from Disney’s animated feature Bolt. The music video is available to watch or download in various formats, including high definition.

Dr Syn, Donald and Annette…it's the Walt Disney Treasures reviewed!

Dr Syn, Chronological Donald 4 and Annette – all three 2008 Walt Disney Treasures reviewed!

Walt Disney Treasures: Dr Syn, Alias The Scarecrow Of Romney Marsh

Walt Disney’s much-requested mini-series comes to the Treasures line in an excellent presentation alongside its feature film version, but the supplements remain extremely lacking.

Walt Disney Treasures: The Chronological Donald Volume Four

The thirty-one shorts highlighted on this disc pick up where the last Chronological Donald left off. We start in 1951 and end in 1961, completing the final decade of Donald’s theatrical solo shorts. The previous collection of shorts already began to see Donald’s transition from the barnyard to the suburbs. In the fifties, this was finally sealed with Donald becoming a suburban everyman with a job and hobbies and living with everyday frustrations of home and family life. In some of these shorts Donald is even married and has a family.

Walt Disney Treasures: The Mickey Mouse Club Presents Annette

This Mickey Mouse Club serial starring Annette Funicello is wholesome Disney goodness that stands up extremely well fifty years since it aired.

Igor DVD in January

DVDActive reports that MGM Home Entertainment has announced DVD and Blu-ray releases of Igor on 20th January. Extras on the DVD will include “deleted scenes”, “bloopers” and a “Be An Igor” featurette. The Blu-ray release will also include commentary by Director Tony Leondis, writer Chris McKenna and producer Max Howard, and an alternate opening scene.

Trailer for Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

Apple has made available a new trailer for the upcoming animated sequel Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs in various formats including HD. Directed by Carlos Saldanha, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, will be fully produced in 3-D and will see a July 4, 2009 release.

First Astro Boy teaser online

A brand new teaser trailer for the big-screen adaption of Astro Boy has hit the net. The trailer, which can be seen on MovieFone, is available to view in high definition, as well as standard format. Astro Boy stars the voice talents of Freddie Highmore and hits theaters on October 23rd, 2009.

New Coraline trailer

A new theatrical trailer for Henry Selick’s stop-motion animated Coraline can be viewed at Yahoo Movies. Based on Neil Gaiman’s novel of the same name, Coraline opens in theaters on February 6th, 2009.

Two exclusive Bolt articles

Two exclusive interviews concerning Bolt can both be read at ComingSoon. The first features John Lasseter’s thoughts on the new film, as well as the differences between Pixar and Disney’s creative process and output. The second of the two features a video interview with John Travolta, Miley Cyrus and Mark Walton, all of whom lent […]