Month: April 2009

X-Men: The Animated Series – Volume 1

In these 16 classic episodes from X-Men: The Animated Series, the X-Men encounter new enemies and old foes in their quest for peaceful coexistence with mankind.

Superman soars! Gulliver sinks! In a double dose of Fleischer fun!

One of Max and Dave Fleischer’s highpoints, their Superman cartoons, are reviewed, and we take a look at the demoralising treatment given to their feature film Gulliver’s Travels, plus comments on the latest Peanuts release.

Max Fleischer’s Superman: 1941 – 1942

Max and Dave Fleischer’s exceptionally vibrant and brilliantly animated science fiction cartoons come to disc in a deluxe collection that may not be definitive but is probably the best these cartoons are ever likely to look. Not “super” but not killed by Kryptonite either.

Gulliver’s Travels

Max and Dave Fleischer’s first animated feature gets a down and dirty treatment on Blu-ray, which you’ll certainly find an old VHS edition would beat out in terms of quality. Avoid at all costs!

Flanimals to hit the big screen

Variety reports that Illumination Entertainment, a Universal-based studio, will be creating a CGI feature film based on the children’s novel Flanimals by Ricky Gervias. Gervias is already set to play the lead character, while Matt Slemon of The Simpsons will be penning the script. Flanimals takes place in world populated by species so ugly and […]

Waltz with Bashir DVD in June

DVDActive reports that Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced DVD and Blu-ray releases of Waltz with Bashir on 23rd June. The disc will feature widescreen version of the film along with Hebrew and English 5.1 tracks. Extras will include a directors commentary, a Q & A with Director Ari Folman, and 2 featurettes: “Surreal Soldiers: […]

Aardman, Sony begin production on two new films

According to Animation World Network, Aardman has begun the production process on their next two animated feature films, Pirates! and Aurthur Christmas. Though Pirates! will be animated in Aardman’s traditional stop-motion style, Aurthur Christmas will be a CGI feature due to the massive scale of the high-tech world portrayed in the picture. Both films will […]

The Day The Prince And The Pauper Stood Still!

Jeremie interviews The Prince And The Pauper‘s director George Scribner, plus a review of Klaatu Keanu’s latest, The Day The Earth Stood Still!

The Day The Earth Stood Still: Blu-ray Disc Special Edition

Klaatu Keanu’s latest, The Day The Earth Stood Still, takes a few diversions from the excellent Robert Wise original, aalso handily included in this Blu-ray set in high-definition!

Director George Scribner: Happy as a King with Prince and the Pauper!

Jeremie Noyer sits down again with director George Scribner to discuss his second directorial outing after Oliver & Company: the now classic Mickey Mouse featurette The Prince And The Pauper!

Peter Sohn talks Partly Cloudy

AWNtv has an exclusive interview with Peter Sohn, director of the latest Pixar short Partly Cloudy wherein he talks about the importance of Dumbo, his mother and animating clouds. The article includes illustrations and stills from the short along with an exclusive 30 second video preview. Be warned of the possible spoilers. Partly Cloudy will […]

That Magnificent Ken Annakin!

A tribute to a great director, Ken Annakin, who helped solidify Walt Disney’s move into live-action; plus Bedtime Stories on BD and DVD reviewed.

Bedtime Stories

Adam Sandler’s jump to family fare – for Disney no less – is an uninspired, drab and flat fantasy that lacks any magic, and this disc presentation doesn’t do a lot to add any.

Up receives PG rating

Pixar’s forthcoming feature Up has received a PG rating by Motion Picture Association of America. The official Up website displays the PG rating for “Some Peril and Action.” Up is the second Pixar film after The Incredibles to receive the PG rating.

Two minutes of 9 online

Two minutes of the upcoming CGI feature film 9 can now be seen online on the MTV Movies Blog. Based on Shane Acker’s Academy Award-nominated short of the same name, 9 will open in theaters on September 9th, 2009.

Encrico Casarosa's Venice Chronicles, plus new reviews!

Jeremie speaks with Enrico Casarosa about The Venice Chronicles, plus Rodney’s reviews on Schoolhouse Rock! Earth and Star Wars: The Clone Wars – A Galaxy Divided.

Enrico Casarosa’s The Venice Chronicles

Jeremie Noyer speaks with artist Enrico Casarosa about his personal comic book project The Venice Chronicles.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars – A Galaxy Divided

The Star Wars saga continues with The Clone Wars, the latest chapter in the Skywalker family saga. In the first four episodes of the series, Anakin continues to fight for the Republic against Count Dooku and his droid army of Separatists.

Schoolhouse Rock! Earth

The makers of the original Schoolhouse Rock series return with all new material for a new generation. Focusing on songs about conservation and the environment, the aim is to promote awareness about our planet so that it is conserved for new generations.

Exclusive Up featurette

MySpace hosts an exclusive featurette on the unlikely heroes of Disney Pixar’s latest animated adventure Up. The video Inside Up: Unlikely Heroes features the director Pete Docter, co-director Bob Peterson, producer Jonas Rivera and executive producer John Lasseter, and also includes few clips from the upcoming Pixar film. Up opens in theaters May 29.

Big Bird's movie debut bounces back to DVD!

Big Bird is back on DVD as we review the first Sesame Street movie Follow That Bird!

John Carter of Mars gets a new screenwriter

IO9 reports that Michael Chabon, author of books such as The Amazing Adventures Of Kavalier & Clay and The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, has signed on to rewrite the script for Disney’s big-screen adaption of A Princess of Mars, the first of eleven books in the John Carter saga. According to Chabon, “I’ve been hired to […]

Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird – 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

The Sesame Street Muppets make their big screen debut as they attempt to set out and find Big Bird in a decent addition to the Henson film series.