Month: June 2010 – page 2

First look at Puss in Boots

DreamWorks Animation has just revealed the first official image from their upcoming movie Puss in Boots. The Shrek spin-off starring one of the franchise’s most popular characters will find its furry hero on a quest to steal the famous goose who lays the golden eggs from the Jack and the Beanstalk story. Antonio Banderas returns to voice the […]

Buzz and Woody to return to the big screen in upcoming short film

Disney and Pixar, apparently not fully ready to say goodbye to the Toy Story gang just yet, have recently announced that they are planning to use the characters in an upcoming short film. To be shown before Cars 2 in theaters next summer, the short would be part of an effort to “find ways to keep […]

8 minutes of next Tinker Bell movie now online has just posted eight full minutes of Disney’s upcoming movie Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue. The plot involves its lead pixie meeting a little girl named Lizzy, who’s always believed in fairies despite being told that they don’t exist. The voices from the first two films in the series are returning, with Michael Sheen […]

Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3 is that rare second sequel that tops its predecessors. At times a laugh out loud comedy and an edge of your seat thriller, all tied together with a moving storyline that will touch both young and old.

Toy Story 3 claims box office victory

Disney and Pixar scored at the box office in a big way this weekend with their new movie Toy Story 3 earning an estimated $109 million this weekend, according to Box Office Mojo. In addition to being the best Pixar opening to date, it was also the second highest opening weekend ever for an animated feature, […]

New Despicable Me trailer

With the movie’s release only weeks away, Universal Pictures has just released another trailer for their upcoming animated film Despicable Me, which can be viewed over at It’s the fifth preview that the studio has put out for the comedy so far, which is due in theaters on July 9th.

New posters revealed for Legend of the Guardians and Alpha and Omega

Four new character banners–all of which featuring puns–for the upcoming animated comedy Alpha and Omega have just been revealed at the Internet Movie Poster Awards. The Lionsgate release is currently set to hit theaters this September. Meanwhile, regarding another talking animal feature due on the big screen this fall, a pretty poster for Legend of the Guardians has also […]

Strong opening day for Toy Story 3

Reports are coming in that Toy Story 3 is living up to its hype so far, with an estimated $42 million box office take for yesterday. The critically praised sequel is now on track to make more than $100 million during its opening weekend, which would be a first for Pixar. Up until now, the studio’s strongest debut […]

King Louis and The Muppets hit the Hollywood sidewalk

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed the 2011 honorees for the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Among those set to become stars on the famous sidewalk are The Muppets, Reece Witherspoon, Danny DeVito and Penelope Cruz, with Holly and Louis Prima receiving posthumous stars, among many others.

Toy Story 3 opens

Disney/Pixar’s final installment in the Toy Story series hits 4,028 theatres today, according to Box Office Mojo. The film has a perfect Tomatometer score of 100% with an astounding 94 reviews in – the overwhelming consensus being that Toy Story 3 deftly blends “comedy, adventure, and honest emotion”, to make it a “rare second sequel […]

Smurfs teaser now online

The first teaser trailer for the big-screen adaption of the classic cartoon series, The Smurfs, can now be viewed online at Trailer Addict. Directed by Raja Gosnell, the movie hits theaters on July 29th, 2011.

Another Despicable Me poster

Another new poster–this time with a Father’s Day theme–for Universal’s animated movie Despicable Me has just been sighted on the Internet Movie Poster Awards. The wacky comedy starring Steve Carell strikes theaters everywhere this July.

New Legend of the Guardians trailer

The second trailer for Warner Bros.’ upcoming animated movie Legend of the Guardians has just been revealed at Yahoo! Movies. The new preview is rumored to also be playing with some prints of Toy Story 3 in theaters this weekend. From the director of 300 and Watchmen, Legend of the Guardians swoops to the big screen […]

First look: The Smurfs

USA Today has an exclusive first look at Sony’s upcoming live action/animated Smurfs movie, currently aiming for release next summer. In addition to including a first official image from the film, the article reveals some new details about the movie’s plot, including that villain Gargamel will not be trying to devour the Smurfs in the story, with his […]

The Illusionist international trailer now online

A new international trailer for writer/director Sylvain Chomet’s upcoming feature The Illusionist can now be seen at Collider. Chomet’s follow-up to the Oscar-nominated The Triplets of Belleville, is slated to see a UK premiere on June 16th at the Edinburgh Film Festival. Sony Pictures Classics will bring the film to North American cinemas later this […]

Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time illustrator Julian Caldow talks Persia…and Brueghel and India!

Jeremie Noyer speaks with production illustrator Julian Caldow about his trip through the Sands of Time for Disney’s current blockbuster, Prince Of Persia!

Bob Iger’s Disney directions; Raimi for Oz?

Speaking to participants at the Business of Luxury Summit organized by the Financial Times on Monday, Disney chief Bob Iger suggested the company’s future was based on refocusing on the core Disney brand and its recent acquisitions of Pixar and Marvel Entertainment, which would “bring added value to Disney”. In related news, director Sam Raimi […]

Original King Kong coming to Blu-Ray in the fall

Cinema’s most popular giant ape is set to pound his chest in high def for the first time when the original 1933 King Kong comes to Blu-Ray on September 28th, DVD Active is reporting. The live action/stop-motion animated release will feature the same extras which were included on the 2005 special edition DVD, including a 7-part […]

Shrek ends his box office reign

After three straight weekends on top, DreamWorks Animation’s Shrek Forever After has finally ended its box office reign, beaten by the larger than expected debut of the Jackie Chan Karate Kid remake. The animated comedy has grosssed $210 million against a $160 million budget, making it a pretty big hit for the studio. Meanwhile, on the international […]

Fantastic Mr. Fox wins top honor at Annecy

Wes Anderson’s stop-motion feature Fantastic Mr. Fox topped the 50th Annecy Animated Film Festival winning its best feature Crystal award, reports Variety. The movie which was always the firm favorite in a seven-feature competition, also nabbed Annecy’s Audience Award.

Behind the scenes of Despicable Me

Jason Segel and the rest of the cast talk about recording voice performances for Universal Pictures’ upcoming film Despicable Me in the featurette Good Time available on YahooMovies!. Directed by Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin, and featuring the voice talents of Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Kristen Wiig, Will Arnett and Danny McBride, Despicable Me opens […]

The Black Cauldron: 25th Anniversary Edition in September

Walt Disney Home Entertainment has announced The Black Cauldron: 25th Anniversary Edition DVD on September 14, reports DVDizzy. Extras on this 16:9 enhanced edition will include the new Witches’ Challenge game, The Quest for Black Cauldron game, Donald Duck and his nephews in the classic short Trick or Treat, a still gallery, and a deleted […]

Rango teaser now online

A rather surreal teaser trailer for the upcoming animated flick Rango has recently surfaced on the net, and can be viewed on Itunes Movie Trailers. The film, which follows the story of a chameleon with and identity-crisis, stars the voice talents of Johnny Depp and is directed by Gore Verbinski. Rango hits theaters on March […]

Alpha and Omega theatrical trailer

A theatrical trailer for Lionsgate’s new animated adventure Alpha and Omega is now available to watch on Yahoo!Movies. Directed by Anthony Bell and Ben Gluck, and featuring the voices of Justin Long, Hayden Panettiere, Christina Ricci, Danny Glover and Dennis Hopper, Alpha and Omega is slated to hit theatres on October 1, 2010.

First trailer for Disney’s Tangled

First teaser trailer for Disney’s upcoming flick Tangled has appeared online and is available to watch on Yahoo!Movies. Directed by Byron Howard and Nathan Greno, and featuring the voices of Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, Ron Perlman and M.C. Gainey, Tangled opens in theatres in 3D on November 24th.

Early Despicable Me reviews are positive

Two early reviews for the upcoming animated film Despicable Me can now be read on Variety as well as Reuters. Both articles praise the flick as a solid, enjoyable movie, though they claim it falls slightly short of being perfect. Despicable Me opens in theaters on July 9th, 2010.

How Pixar Works

Wired Magazine has a very interesting look at the process Pixar went through to create this summer’s Toy Story 3. The article covers everything from the time it takes to make a feature to how much effort goes into making a single shot of the film. It also looks into just how the studio keeps managing […]

First images from new Looney Toons

Collider has posted first images from the new Looney Toons series, to be launched on Cartoon Network later this year. Warner Bros. is launching The Looney Tunes Show series on Cartoon Network as a half-hour animated television series featuring Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck living together in the suburbs. The studio will also present new […]

The Muppets movie gets a release date

Cinema Blend reports that Disney’s upcoming The Muppets movie has officially been given a December 25, 2011 release date. Written by Jason Segel and directed by James Bobin, The Muppets movie will also star Segel alongside Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Animal and the rest of the characters.

Note from Pete Docter to a fan

Collider shares a handwritten note by Pete Docter in response to a fan. In his letter dated October 2008, Docter doodles himself alongside Monsters Inc. characters Mike, Sully, and Boo, and explains how “Pixar films don’t get finished, they just get released.”