Month: November 2009

Tom Cavanagh joins Yogi Bear reports that Tom Cavanagh will play the male lead role in the upcoming live action/animated Yogi Bear. Cavanagh will star as a park ranger who’s the love interest of a documentary filmmaker played by Anna Faris. Also featuring the voice talents of Dan Aykroyd as Yogi and Justin Timberlake as his sidekick Boo-Boo, Yogi Bear is currently set […]

International trailer for Toy Story 3

A new international trailer for Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3 is now online at The trailer is pretty much a recut of the domestic preview released earlier, but with different music and a handful of new clips.

The Princess And The Frog: A Return To The Animated Musical (featurette)

[flv: 640 360] Walt Disney Animation Studios presents The Princess And The Frog, an animated musical comedy set in the great city of New Orleans that provides modern twist on a classic tale, featuring a beautiful girl named Tiana, a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again, and a fateful kiss that leads […]

The Princess And The Frog: Almost There (feature film song clip)

[flv: 640 360] Walt Disney Animation Studios presents The Princess And The Frog, an animated musical comedy set in the great city of New Orleans that provides modern twist on a classic tale, featuring a beautiful girl named Tiana, a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again, and a fateful kiss that leads […]

Princess winners, and a Curious new contest!

The Princess And The Frog book winners, and a new Curious George Christmas contest!

Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas Prize Pack – Winner Announced!

A Very Monkey Christmas prize pack containing a Curious George DVD, book, soundtrack and more – Winner Announced!

Prep and Landing pushed back

Disney’s Prep and Landing, originally set to air on Tuesday, has been pushed back an entire week. The move was made by ABC because President Obama’s press conference is scheduled for that evening. Prep and Landing will now air on December 8th. Thanks to ‘estefan’ at the Animated Views Forum for the heads up!

Best Picture Oscar for an animated flick?

An interesting article on brings up the topic of a possible Best Picture Oscar nomination for one – or even several – of the animated films that were released within the past year. The story brings up several good points as to why this might be a possibility, gesturing towards elements such as the […]

How the Grinch (and an ogre) Stole Christmas

On Monday night, ABC will air two animated holiday specials starting at 8pm/7c. First, the classic holiday cartoon How the Grinch Stole Christmas will recieve its annual TV airing. Following this will be the not as beloved but still ratings friendly Shrek the Halls, the DreamWorks animated special from 2007.

Huge weekend ahead for The Princess and the Frog?

It may only be playing on a handful of screens this weekend, but The Princess and the Frog is still expected to be huge, largely thanks to the higher prices that Disney is charging for tickets. The film marks the first time that the studio has released an animated movie in limited release before its wide run since […]

Ruby-Spears’ Superman: DC Comics Classic Collection

The Man Of Steel’s 1988 animated series is a surprisingly epic, mature and quality made show that bridges the gap between the Christopher Reeve movies and later animated versions.

Up:rising with Story Artist and Dug’s Special Mission‘s Director Ronnie del Carmen!

Jeremie Noyer joins a roundtable discussion with Pixar Story Artist and Shorts director Ronnie del Carmen on how Dug’s Special Mission was created for DVD and Blu-ray!

The first and fairest meets the latest for Thanksgiving!

The Princess And The Frog is here! Plus Snow White back on DVD leads a comparison of all available editions, plus comments comments on “It’s A Wonderful Shrek“…!

The LA Times covers Avatar…over and over again!

As though James Cameron’s Avatar wasn’t getting enough press already, the LA Times is now providing a brand new artcile about it every day until the movie’s release next month. Today’s article discusses the film’s “interactive trailer,” a special preview for the film that lets viewers learn more about the movie as they watch it.

First look: Shrek Forever After

USA Today now has a first look at next summer’s Shrek Forever After. Among other things, the article reports that this will be the “concluding chapter” in the franchise, which is interesting since a Shrek 5 had been reported earlier. The fourth movie starring the jolly green giant will involve its title character feeling as though […]

More good words for Princess

As reviews start to pour in, The Hollywood Reporter describes The Princess And The Frog as “Disney brilliantly rediscovering hand-drawn animation and the value of story. The best Disney animated film in years, it dates back to the days when Walt Disney was a person, not a brand”.

Family Guy…Dark Side trailer online

A new extended trailer for the next Family Guy Star Wars spoof — Something, Something, Something, Dark Side — premieres today on the iTunes Store and the Apple Trailers website.

Inside The Box: Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs DVD and Blu-ray Disc Comparisons

Still not sure which version of Snow White is right for you? With the DVD now available, we delve into all the options including a peek inside the deluxe big red box!

Katzenberg living happily ever after

Fast Company has an extensive and frank piece with DreamWorks’ Jeffrey Katzenberg who, among many other interesting quotes, says, “Michael Eisner firing me is the best thing that ever happened in my career”.

Early review for The Princess and the Frog

An early review for Disney’s The Princess and the Frog from the Associated Press can now be found at the San Francisco Chronicle’s website, with the response being mostly positive. “Updating the Brothers Grimm tale The Frog Prince into a toe-tapping musical set on the Louisiana bayou in the 1920s, directors Ron Clements and John Musker […]

DC Universe Original Movie Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths arrives February 23, 2010

Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths, the seventh entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movies, has been announced for release on Blu-ray and DVD bu Warner Home Video on February 23, 2010. A press release featuring full specs, first look at the movie and a teaser trailer can be seen […]

Casting Mr. Fox

Wes Anderson recently spoke with about how he went about selecting the cast for his critically acclaimed new animated film, Fantastic Mr. Fox. The article also has interviews with a few members of the cast, including Bill Murray, who provides the voice of Badger. Fantastic Mr. Fox goes nationwide on Wednesday.

Squeakquel soundtrack to feature 15 songs

Amazon now has a soundtrack listing up for the upcoming Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel. This time, the Chipmunks will be joined by their furry female companions, the Chipettes, to perform 15 well-known pop songs. The album is set to hit store shelves on December 15th, with the movie’s release to theaters happening the following […]

Pixar and Princess rule our latest updates!

Tinker Bell Nintendo winners, Pixar reviews for Monsters, Inc. and Up, plus our Views on Merry Madagascar, A Christmas Carol and a chance to win The Art Of The Princess And The Frog!

Clements and Musker interviewed

The directors of The Princess and the Frog, Ron Clements and John Musker, are on the promotional circuit for their new film. You can check out interviews with the two at AWN and the L.A.Times.

Was Walt a racist?

With the upcoming The Princess and the Frog giving Disney its first black princess, some say that Walt Disney would be spinning in his grave since he was really a racist — a charge detractors have leveled over the years. The L.A Times takes an in-depth look at the history of the man and finds […]

Where Where The Wild Things Are Came From

With the UK preparing for the release of Spike Jonze’s feature film version of Maurice Sendak’s Where The Wild Things Are on December 11, the Guardian online has the director and co-writer Dave Eggers lightheartedly recalling the cold day they visited the author at his Connecticut home to talk about filming his book.

UPDATED: Leiji Matsumoto Creates Music Video for Queen

The Nikkan Sports newspaper reported today (Japanese-language article here) that legendary manga and anime creator Leiji Matsumoto is creating a music video for the legendary U.K. rock band Queen, per this article from the Anime News Network.

Planet 51 doesn’t quite lift off

According to weekend estimates, Planet 51 earned a respectable but not outstanding $12.6 million over the weekend, good enough for fourth place. As was anticipated, the animated comedy was no match for the record-breaking numbers of The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and was barely able to open above Disney’s A Christmas Carol, which continued its fairly […]

The technology of James Cameron’s Avatar

The LA Times has an interesting article on the new technology that was used to create the computer-generated blue aliens that populate James Cameron’s much-hyped Avatar. The sci-fi epic, which is speculated by some to be the most expensive movie ever made, opens in theaters and IMAX worldwide on December 18th.