Month: May 2010 – page 2

Antonio Banderas talks Shrek Forever After, and more

Collider shares a video interview with Antonio Banderas wherein he talks about Shrek Forever After and Puss in Boots, the character he plays in DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming feature. Banderas also shares some details on the upcoming Puss In Boots solo movie.

Saturday Morning Cartoons – 1980s: Volume 1

Eleven Saturday Morning cartoons from the 1980s are combined in this two disc set featuring some of the many shows produced by Hanna-Barbera and Ruby-Spears during the decade.

Tales from Earthsea Finally Coming to North America

Cartoon Brew reports that Studio Ghibli’s 2006 film Tales from Earthsea will finally receive a North American release on August 13th, 2010.

Iron Man: The Complete 1994 Animated Television Series

This version stays reasonably true to the comics, but fails to reach the heights of its contemporaries. Season Two improves with better stories and animation, but weak video and a lack of extras hurt this DVD release.

Kingdom Hearts Prequel Arrives September 7

Square Enix Co. Ltd. and Disney Interactive Studios announced today (via PR Newswire) that the latest game in their Kingdom Hearts series will arrive in North America exclusively on the Sony PlayStation Portable system on September 7th, 2010.

20,000 Leagues to surface…twice?

The ongoing drama behind Disney’s remake of its landmark 1954 feature 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea has taken another turn towards surfacing on screen after all. The project recently took a dive when incoming Disney Studio chief Richard Ross torpedoed Dick Cook’s proposal for a McG-directed blockbuster, but now it is reported that David Fincher […]

My Life With Charlie Brown

This collection of prose writings from Charles Schulz provides the next-best thing to a true autobiography. It also finally made me understand why I love Peanuts so much.

Napolean Dynamite cartoon series in development

Fox is currently working on developing an animated TV series based on the movie Napolean Dynamite, is reporting. The 2004 cult favorite was a moderate box office hit, grossing $44 million against a production budget of only $400,000. Jon Heder is expected to return to voice the title character, and other members of the cast […]

Shrek Forever After clips and featurettes

Collider shares four movie clips and two featurettes from DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming film Shrek Forever After. Directed by Mike Mitchell, the final chapter in Shrek franchise opens on May 21.

Charlie Kaufman polishing Kung Fu Panda sequel

Charlie Kaufman, the Academy award winning writer behind films such as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Adaptation and Being John Malkovich has just put in less than two weeks worth of script work on the Kung Fu Panda sequel, reports Heatvision Blog. DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom will be out […]

Winnie the Pooh gets a release date

Box Office Mojo lists July 15, 2011 as the release date for Disney’s upcoming Winnie the Pooh feature. Directed by Stephen J. Anderson and Don Hall, the traditionally animated sequel will feature the voices of Craig Ferguson, Jim Cummings and Peter Cullen.


Touchstone Pictures’ explosively entertaining end of the world epic should be quite the experience on hi-def Blu-ray, but the treatment it receives here is far from spectacular, with only so-so sound and vision, and a complete lack of extras.

Animating hotel rooms for Disney World

Thomas Smith, Social Media Director of Disney Parks, has announced through the Disney Parks page that a new hotel resort, Disney’s Art Of Animation Resort, is expected to open at Walt Disney World by the end of 2012. The one-of-a-kind resort will feature family suites designed around four themes: The Lion King, Cars, Finding Nemo […]

Richard Sherman tunes up Iron Man 2

In an exclusive chat with the D23 fan community site, none other than Richard Sherman shares his enthusiasm at being asked to pen a Disney-esque melody for current smash Iron Man 2, produced by Marvel Studios, now a division of Disney, of course, and also suggests Walt would be “thrilled” with that recent acquisition.

Rollercoaster Tycoon heads to big screen

Sony Pictures Animation has acquired rights to the big screen adaptation of Atari video game Rollercoaster Tycoon, reports Heat Vision Blog. The live-action/CGI flick will be penned by David Ronn and Jay Scherick while Harald Zwart will direct and produce.

Chomet/Tati’s The Illusionist reviewed

Calling the film “a specialized but beautiful piece of animation by Sylvain Chomet drawn from an unproduced Jacques Tati script”, The Hollywood Reporter reviews The Illusionist, a “collaboration beyond the grave” between the two filmmakers.

Top Chef Masters Eat My Shorts

Tonight on Bravo, at 10/9c, The Simpsons’ Hank Azaria, Matt Groening and Matt Selman are guest judges on one of the more unique challenges to grace the Top Chef Masters show: each of the cheftestants are assigned a Springfield citizen of their own and have to create a dish that their character would like. Homer […]

Ghibli to release Anne of Green Gables compilation film

Anime News Network reports that Anne of Green Gables, a compilation film of Nippon Animation and Isao Takahata’s classic anime series, will open in Japan on July 17. The animated television version of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables novel was directed by Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies, Only Yesterday, Pom Poko) in […]

Pixar’s Newt cancelled ‎

The Pixar Blog reports that Pixar’s upcoming film Newt has been cancelled. Newt was first announced to media at the Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios Animation Presentation in April 2008. The film was being directed by Gary Rydstrom, sound designer and director of Pixar’s 2006 Oscar-nominated short film Lifted and was scheduled for a […]


Another Buena Vista title gets a Blu-ray upgrade, but once again the excellent hi-def picture and sound are supported by a lackluster extras package that leaves much to be desired.

Iron Man Armored Adventures: Complete First Season – Winners Announced!

We had five copies of Iron Man Armored Adventures: Complete First Season plus five original character sketch posters to give away – Winners Announced!

The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie!

There’s a good story outline in here somewhere, but being totally uncensored did this direct-to-video title no favors.

First look at Day & Night

Pixar Talk currently features a brand-new still from the upcoming short film Night & Day, which will be debuting alongside Toy Story 3 on June 18th. Combining both traditional 2D animation as well as CGI, writer/director Teddy Newton’s short follows the antics of two characters named Day and Night. The short is produced by Kevin […]

Upgrade to Blu-ray Warner Bros. discs

Warner Bros. has announced the re-launch of its DVD-2-Blu campaign to help consumers make the leap to hi-def. The process is simple: send in your old DVDs with a nominal shipping charge, and the studio will forward you the same titles on Blu-ray Disc. Titles include 2001: A Space Odyssey, Beetlejuice, Superman II: Richard Donner […]

Ice Age 4 coming in 2012

Variety, in a laconic story, reports that Ice Age 4 is in the works at Fox. Tentatively titled Ice Age: Continental Drift, it is scheduled for July 13, 2012.

RumpelDeals revealed, Pied Piper posted

DreamWorks has two new videos and a website out to promote the upcoming Shrek Forever After. First up is an viral-type infomercial posted at Trailer Addicts starring Rumpelstiltskin. In it the dwarf hawks his new website, Next up, has a video that introduces us to the Pied Piper who, in the Shrek world, […]

Enough with the sequels, DreamWorks?

The L. A. Times makes the case against DreamWorks going the sequel route with their latest hit How to Train Your Dragon. Their thought is that DreamWorks should focus more on creating standalone new ideas rather than constantly mining successful past properties.

Next Pirates movie being made on a tighter budget

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is finding itself with a respectively smaller production budget than the franchise is used to, the LA Times is reporting. Although still in the $200 million range, it is still costing around $100 million less than the last film in the series, At World’s End. Because of this, a […]

Dark Crystal sequel now in the works?

A sequel to Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal, which has been rumored about for years, has now been put into production, according to The film will reportedly combine traditional puppetry with CGI special effects to create its fantasy world. Little is known about the plot at this point, but it will take place “hundreds of […]

New international Toy Story and Shrek posters

The Internet Movie Poster Awards has recently posted new international posters for two upcoming animated movies. First, a new poster for Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3 from Australia has been revealed, with the ad focusing on the 3-D aspect of the film. Meanwhile, a UK poster for the fourth Shrek film has also been revealed, referring to the […]