Month: May 2009 – page 2

Pixar to open second studio

Pixar will be opening a second studio in Vancouver according to the Vancouver Sun. The 20,000 square foot facility will employ 75-100 people and will be tasked with making the company’s short films. “Amir Nasrabadi, who will run the Vancouver operation as studio general manager, said Vancouver was attractive to Pixar for a number of […]

Nine animated films compete for Student Academy Awards

Thirty-six students from 20 colleges and universities have been selected as finalists in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 36th Annual Student Academy Awards competition. Nine films will compete in the animation category for Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal awards. The ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 13, at 6pm at the […]

Soderbergh to animate character in Moneyball

Animation Magazine reports that Steven Soderbergh will be animating a character in his upcoming live action baseball film Moneyball. “We have this sort of oracle character that appears throughout and declaims various issue… He’s your host in a way… The background will be real but the person who is supposed to be him will be […]

Fox's Cleveland picked up for second season

Before the first season has even premiered, Fox has decided to order up a second seaon of Cleveland according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Family Guy spinoff, which should debut this fall, already had an order for a 22 episode first season. The network has now picked up 13 more for a sophomore season.

3D Toy Story double feature to debut this fall

Disney/Pixar has announced that they will be bringing 3D versions of Toy Story and Toy Story 2 to theatres starting October 2, 2009, in a special limited engagement double feature. President of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Group Mark Zoradi said, “This fantastic double feature will let moviegoers see two of their all-time favorite films […]

Robot Chicken team hatches Titan Maximum

The New York Times reports that Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim has ordered a new show from the creators of the stop-motion animated series Robot Chicken. The new show will be called Titan Maximum and will use stop-motion to “satirize Japanese cartoons of the 1980s”.

Sin City: Blu-ray Disc (plus Recut, Extended & Unrated Edition)

Robert Rodriquez turns Frank Miller’s Sin City strips into a visceral movie and a adult, but terrific Blu-ray experience!

Scooby! Samurai Swords! Sin City! Plus Something Wicked, Honey!

Scooby-Doo And The Samurai Sword reviewed, plus a pair of rare James Horner scores on CD, plus new announcements and Sin City on Blu-ray Disc reviewed!

Scooby-Doo and the Samurai Sword

Scooby-Doo and the rest of the Mystery, Inc. gang travel to Japan for their latest adventure. There, they explore the delicate relationship between modern Japanese culture and ancient Japan.

The Tigger Movie: 2-Disc 10th Anniversary Edition DVD in August

Ultimate Disney reports that Disney has set August 4th as the street date for The Tigger Movie: 2-Disc 10th Anniversary Edition. The DVD will include 2 new-to-DVD episodes of The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, extras from the original DVD like Kenny Loggins music video “Your Heart Will Lead You Home” and a “Round […]

Ponyo one-sheet; Exclusive still

Aint It Cool News has the one-sheet for Miyazaki’s upcoming feature Ponyo. The site also shares an exclusive still from the film. Featuring the voices of Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Tina Fey, Cloris Leachman, Liam Nesson, Lily Tomlin, Betty White, Frankie Jonas and Noah Cyrus, Ponyo opens in theatres on August 14.

Gulliver's Travels release reviewed

After “horror stories” spread around the internet about the state of the images reproduced in a new Blu-ray edition of Max Fleischer’s 1939 animated feature Gulliver’s Travels, Animated Views takes a look at the disc itself, and finds that it does indeed present the film in questionable form and not at all as originally intended. […]

Animation on DVD website back up for sale

The once-popular but long dead animation on DVD domain DVDtoons has found itself of the selling block again, after recent attempts to jump start the page failed. Although the asked for fee is a whopping $7500, the minimum price that could be accepted is a lower but still substantial $2500. Details on what the buyer […]

Snoopy! X-Men! The Calgary Expo!

New reviews for Gullver’s Travels, Snoopy’s Reunion and X-Men: Volume 1, plus a report from Canada’s Calgary Comic And Entertainment Expo!

New Up featurette

UGO Movie Blog shares a new featurette for Up which features director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera and focuses on Dug: The Talking Dog, voiced by Bob Peterson. A few new clips from the film have also been included in the featurette. Up hits theaters on May 29.

Snoopy’s Reunion: Remastered Deluxe Edition

Along with It’s Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown, this disc provides two mediocre TV specials… but just try to watch Flashbeagle without being fascinated by 1980s kitsch.