Month: May 2009

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! Volume Two: Bump in the Night

Scooby-Doo and the rest of the Mystery, Inc. gang return with episodes 5-8 from the first season of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! Bump in the Night includes the episodes Decoy for a Dognapper, What the Hex Going On?, Never Ape an Ape Man, and Foul Play in Funland.

The secret to Pixar's success? Their people

CNN talks with the people of Pixar to figure out how they churn out hit after hit. Up director Pete Docter says “I don’t really think it’s much of a secret. I think it comes down to two basic things: one is that we’re run by artists… Second, we have some pretty great people that […]

Technology lifts Up

CNet reports on the technology behind Pixar’s Up. Not any diferent from their past films you might say? “Try thinking of the algorithms required to animate more than 10,000 helium balloons, each with its own string, but each also interdependent on the rest, which are collectively hoisting aloft a small house… Consider that within the […]

Up opens

Disney/Pixar’s tenth film, Up, opens today in 3,766 theatres according to Box Office Mojo. The film is getting sky high reviews from critics, earning a 98% Fresh rating from Rotten Tomatoes. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times says, “This is another masterwork from Pixar, which is leading the charge in modern animation”. The Los Angeles […]

Penguins of Madagascar interview

Animation World Magazine speaks with Robert Schooley and Mark McCorkle, co-creators of Disney Channel’s Kim Possible and now current executive producers for The Penguins of Madagascar series on Nickelodeon. The article goes in-depth on what changes were required for the series, how replacement voice actors were found for some characters, such as Sacha Baron Cohen […]

Toy Story 3 plot details revealed

According to The Associated Press, during the premiere of Disney/Pixar’s Up at the the Cannes Film Festival, early rumors were confirmed that Toy Story 3 would show what happens after Andy grows up and goes to college. Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter stated “The thing they worry about the most is all the things in […]

Pixar's Up wins first award at Cannes

The BBC News reports the talking dog named Dug from the animated Disney/Pixar film Up has won the Palm Dog, a comic alternative to the Cannes Film Festival’s main prize, the Palme d’Or. This is the film’s first award after its debut at the Cannes Film Festival.

Nickelodeon orders pilot for Monsters vs. Aliens

The Hollywood Reporter reports Nickelodeon has ordered a pilot for a new series based on Dreamworks Monsters vs. Aliens, DWA CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg said Tuesday. Katzenberg mentioned the pilot order at the 37th Annual J. P. Morgan Technology, Media and Telecom Conference in Boston in an appearance that was Webcast. The announcement comes at the […]

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel teaser!

The teaser trailer for the upcoming Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel has appeared online at Worstpreviews. Details on the plot are still unknown, the new movie will introduce the Chipmunks’ female counterparts, the Chipettes. Christina Applegate and Anna Faris are rumored to voice two of the chipettes. “Squeakuel” arrives at theaters Christmas day, December […]

More X-Men, plus A Bug's Life is back!

X-Men: The Animated Series – Volume 2 reviewed, plus Jeremie Noyer interviews A Bug’s Life character designer Peter de Sève in celebration of the film’s new Blu-ray release!

Peter de Sève: the time of his life designing A Bug’s Life

Jeremie Noyer speaks with Peter de Sève about designing the characters for Pixar’s second feature A Bug’s Life, now on Blu-ray Disc!

X-Men: The Animated Series – Volume 2

In 17 classic episodes from the show’s second and third seasons, X-Men: The Animated Series – Volume 2, the X-Men take part in classic adventures straight from the pages of the comic books. These include trips to the Savage Land, through time in Time Fugitives, and to space in the Phoenix Saga.

Cannes you dig it? Plus Disney ditches the Platinums…

Disney’s latest branding line, the Diamond Collection, plus news from Cannes on Terry Gilliam and Martin Scorsese’s latest projects.

Ponyo to close Los Angeles Film Festival

Variety reports that Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli’s Ponyo will be the closing night film of the 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival on June 28. Ponyo which follows the story of an ordinary boy and his friendship with Ponyo, a goldfish who wishes to be human, features the voices of Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Tina […]

Coraline DVD and Blu-ray in July

DVDTimes reports that Universal Studios Home Entertainment have announced the DVD and Blu-ray Disc release of Coraline on 21st July 2009. Available on single-disc DVD, two-disc Collector’s Edition DVD and Blu-ray Disc, all include both the 2D and 3D version of the main feature and come packaged with 4 pairs of 3D glasses. Features on […]

New Up clip, production featurette, and more

IESB has shared a new clip called “Pursuit” from Disney/Pixar’s feature Up. The site has also posted a production featurette and also an interview with the director Pete Docter. Beware of the possible spoilers. Up opens in theatres on May 29.

Star Trek (2009)

Kirk and company are back on the big screen in a completely new take that delves back into the past yet feels like the start of a whole fresh series of adventures.

Star Trekkin' across the universe! Plus Venture Bros. and Tiny Toons!

Thoughts on Star Trek, Venture Bros. Season 3 and Tiny Toon Adventures: Season 1, Volume 2!

Christmas Carol one-sheet online

A new poster for Disney’s motion-captured adaption of The Christmas Carol can now be seen on Yahoo! Movies. The one-sheet gives us a look at the character of Scrooge, who is portrayed by Jim Carry. The retelling of the classic story is set to hit theaters on November 6th, 2009.

New Up clip

Apple has shared an exclusive new clip called “Tepui Landing” from Disney-Pixar’s forthcoming feature Up in various formats including HD. Directed by Pete Docter, Up opens in theatres May 29.

Tiny Toon Adventures: Season 1, Volume 2

The Toons are back for more, in a slightly weaker second half of their first season that still provides some laughs on the way to bouncing back to the top for their next season.

New Princess And The Frog poster

A new one-sheet advertising Disney’s upcoming traditionally animated feature The Princess And The Frog has appeared online and can now be seen on Cinematical. The poster showcases several of the starring characters in the movie against a swamp backdrop. The New Orleans-set film will hit theaters on December 11th of this year.

The Venture Bros.: 3rd Season

More wackiness, more revelations, and more delightful weirdness is found in this third season release of a show that has grown well past its “spoof” origins.

Family Guy heads to the big screen

In an interview to Wired, Seth MacFarlane has revealed that he is moving ahead with plans for a Family Guy movie. The announcement came at a special event this week to celebrate the 100th episode of American Dad. MacFarlane adds, “Fox wants it. We know what we want to do with it. It’s just a […]

Freaka-me, freaka-you! Freakazoid!'s back!

We review Freakazoid!: Season 2 on DVD!

Venice to premiere Toy Story in 3-D

Variety reports that the 3-D versions of Pixar’s Toy Story and Toy Story 2 will premiere at the 66th Venice Film Festival in September marking the festival’s lifetime award to John Lasseter and the Pixar directors. The Venice film festival will run September 2-12.

Freakazoid!: Season 2

Warner Animation’s crazy superhero is back in a season that sometimes struggles to be as manic as first time out but still entertains with a series of random spoofs.

The Princess and the Frog trailer online

Apple has made available a new trailer for Disney’s upcoming feature The Princess and the Frog. Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, film marks Disney’s return to hand-drawn animation. The Princess and the Frog opens in theaters on December 11, 2009.