Month: November 2008 – page 2

Posters for Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and Waltz with Bashir

IMPAWARDS shares new posters for the upcoming animated films Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and Waltz with Bashir.

Mary and Max to open Sundance Film Festival

The 25th Sundance Film Festival will open with Adam Elliot’s clay-animated feature Mary and Max on January 15, reports Variety. Featuring the voices of Philip Seymour Hoffman and Toni Collette, the claymation feature tells the story of a young girl in Melbourne and an obese man in Gotham who are pen pals. Australian animator Adam […]

Making of Wall-E

RottenTomatoes gives an inside look into the making of Pixar’s Wall-E, the best-reviewed wide release of the year with 96% fresh rating on their tomatometer. The article takes a look behind the scenes, shares some early concept art, and also learns the process of crafting Pixar’s animated space odyssey from director Andrew Stanton and others.

Bringing WALL•E to life, and a peek at Pixar's Cars Toon!

Victor Navone talks animating WALL•E, plus our contest winner and another bunch of WALL•E facts…can you spot the Pixar props?

WALL•E: Animator Victor Navone gives soul to a bot, and Cars a Toon-up!

Jeremy Noyer speaks with animator Victor Navone on bringing life to WALL•E and directing the new Cars Toon series!

Beauty and the Beast to get 3-D makeover

Variety reports that Disney classic Beauty and the Beast is all set to get a 3-D makeover. According to the report, Disney is re-rendering Beauty and the Beast using its Disney Digital 3-D technology, and will release the film in 2010. The re-rendering process which is expected to take about nine months to complete will […]

More WALL•E, plus Tink, Popeye, Clone Wars and happy birthday Mickey!

Deep breath: Tinker Bell, Clone Wars and Popeye Volume 3 reviewed, plus more WALL-E including our review and interview with BURN-E‘s director!

M-I-C-K-E-Y…Happy Birthday, Mr Mouse!

As Walt Disney was fond of saying, “It all started with a Mouse”. Well that start came exactly 80 years ago today, in one small theater in New York, when Mickey Mouse burst onto the screen in Disney’s first cartoon with synchronized sound, Steamboat Willie. Although Mickey had debuted in May of 1928, his first […]

WALL•E: Angus MacLane’s burning love for BURN•E!

Jeremie Noyer speaks with BURN•E‘s director Angus MacLane!

Wonder Woman DVD in March

ComicsContinuum reports that Warner Home Video has announced the release of Warner Bros. Animation’s Wonder Woman movie on dvd and blu-ray on March 3. Wonder Woman will be available as a single-disc DVD, 2 Disc Special Edition DVD and Blu-ray. Special Edition and Blu-Ray versions will feature collectible packaging as well as 185 minutes of […]

Waltz with Bashir: David Polonsky's Visual Companion

RottenTomatoes gives an exclusive tour through a selection of the powerful images from Ari Folman’s acclaimed animated drama Waltz With Bashir. Art director and illustrator David Polonsky was responsible for over 80% of the drawings that became the bedrock for the Waltz‘s unique look. Waltz with Bashir is based on the haunting dreamscapes and harrowing […]

Michael Giacchino to lead Oscar orchestra

Michael Giacchino, has been tapped to serve as the music director for the upcoming Oscar ceremony, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today. “Michael is an extraordinarily talented and versatile musical artist,” said telecast producer Laurence Mark and executive producer Bill Condon in a joint statement. “We couldn’t be happier that he […]

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Two-Disc Special Edition)

The Clone Wars were a series of battles that took place between separatist star systems and the Galactic Republic. The Separatists (under the name of Confederation of Independent Systems) use battle droids to wage war against the Republic who eventually fights back with an army of cloned soldiers led by Jedi generals. The beginning of the war can be found in the film Attack of the Clones while the grand finale of the war takes place in Revenge of the Sith. This would put this latest film as well as the new TV show between Episodes 2 and 3 of the Star Wars saga.

Popeye The Sailor: Volume 3 1941-1943

The final black and white Popeye cartoons are in this set, which means the Fleischer era is now fully on disc. There’s lots more of Pappy here, plus Popeye gets some nephews, and joins the Navy to help out against the Axis powers.

WALL-E contest ending soon; review online now

Disney/Pixar’s latest, instant classic WALL-E comes to DVD and Blu-ray on November 18, but we have a copy for one lucky winner to grab thanks to Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment! Simply add your details to this form and you’ll be entered into the giveaway draw! The closing date is release day, November 18 at […]

Where's WALL•E? Right here!

WALL•E reviewed, plus interviews and film fact fun!

WALL-E: 3-Disc Special Edition

Pixar’s latest is a contemporary classic, and though the Blu-ray beats it, Disney’s standard definition Special Edition set – including feature doc The Pixar Story – is a return to the great packages of old!

Poster for $9.99

IMPAWARDS shares a poster for the stop-motion animated feature $9.99. Based on the Short Stories of Etgar Keret, in $9.99, an ad alters the life of Dave Peck, an unemployed, 28 years old and still living at home.

Open Season 2 DVD in January

DVDActive reports that Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced DVD and Blu-ray releases of Open Season 2 for the 27th January. Extras on this release will include “How to Draw: Boog, Elliot & Fifi feature”, “deleted scenes”, “Who Let the Dogs Out music video”, “Going WILD! With the Voice Cast of Open Season 2 featurette”, […]

Happy Feet 2 to get life in Sydney

TheAge reports that the sequel to Academy award winning Happy Feet will be made at a new digital production facility in Sydney which will employ an average of 438 people over three years, including some 230 computer-generated imaging artists. The new digital production facility is also expected to provide a significant boost to the local […]

Wall-E concept art

SlashFilm shares a batch of concept art and production photos from Wall-E to promote the release of the film on DVD and Blu-Ray. The article includes sketches of Wall-E and Eve, storyboards, and concept art for Trash Planet. Thanks to PixarPlanet for sharing the story.

Pinocchio to be a stop-motion animated feature

Variety reports that a stop-motion animated version of Pinocchio is on its way to the big screen. Being made by the Jim Henson Co., the new adaptation will be co-directed by acclaimed children’s book illustrator Gris Grimly and executive produced by Guillermo Del Toro. The article suggests that the new stop-motion version will be a […]

Tinker Bell

Peter Pan’s little friend gets an origin story and a voice, in what is a better direct-to-video movie than many might expect.

WALL-E: Theatrical Trailer
WALL-E: Eve’s Entrance
WALL-E: Treasures & Trinkets