Month: July 2010 – page 2

The Simpsons: The Complete Thirteenth Season DVD and Blu-ray in August

DVDActive reports that Fox Home Entertainment has announced DVD and Blu-ray releases of The Simpsons: The Complete Thirteenth Season for August 24th. Extras on this release will include commentaries, deleted scenes, featurettes, Animation Showcases for eps, sketch galleries, and commercials.

Despicable Me sequel in the works

With a bigger than expected box-office performance over the weekend, talks are already underway for Illumination’s Despicable Me, reports Collider. Two short films featuring the yellow minions are also in the works but their method of distribution has yet to be determined.

Trailer for Tales from Earthsea

Trailer for Studio Ghibli’s upcoming feature Tales from Earthsea can now be seen at Apple. Directed by Goro Miyazaki and featuring the voices of Timothy Dalton, Mariska Hargitay, Willem Dafoe and Cheech Marin, Tales from Earthsea opens in theaters on August 13th.

Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III on the way

Cartoon Network’s popular series Robot Chicken is set to make another Star Wars special, the show’s creator Seth Green just announced. “We’re telling more of a linear story this time that covers the series from start to finish,” he said. “We’ll still flip around the universe but we’ll get a unique perspective from the bad guy […]

New Legend of the Guardians character posters

Eight brand new international character banners for the upcoming Warner Bros. release Legend of the Guardians have just been revealed at the Internet Movie Poster Awards. The animated adventure from director Zack Snyder comes to theaters everywhere this fall.

Theater listing for Tales from Earthsea now has an exclusive theater listing for Studio Ghibli’s Tales from Earthsea, which gets a limited release in the US on August 13th. The site also has several new images from the film. Coming from Walt Disney Pictures, the English version of the Goro Miyazaki film features the voices of Timothy Dalton, Williem Dafoe and […]

Alpha and Omega: High resolution poster

Lionsgate has released a brand new final poster from their upcoming 3D animated film Alpha and Omega. You can download a high resolution version by clicking the poster below. The film stars the voices of Hayden Panettiere and Justin Long and opens September 17, 2010.

Composer Harry Gregson-Williams takes us far, far away, from Prince of Persia to Shrek Forever After

Jeremie Noyer speaks with the prolific composer about scoring two of this summer’s biggest movies!

Big weekend for Despicable Me

Universal Pictures had plenty to smile about this weekend with their Despicable Me easily claiming the top spot at the box office with a strong $60 million. It was the best opening that the studio has seen for any movie so far this year. Meanwhile, Toy Story 3 managed to have two accomplishments of its own. First, […]

A Despicable lead

After marketing the film for almost an entire year, Universal Pictures saw big bucks for their Despicable Me on opening day, according to Friday estimates. The $21 million it made yesterday should be enough to give the animated comedy an opening weekend of as much as $60 million.

New Alpha and Omega poster

A new poster for the animated Alpha & Omega has just been revealed at the Internet Movie Poster Awards. The Lionsgate release starring Justin Long, Hayden Panettiere and the late Dennis Hopper comes to theaters this September.

Despicable Me opens

Universal’s Despicable Me opens today in 3,474 theatres, according to Box Office Mojo. The film is receiving solid reviews, earning an 81% rating at Rotten Tomatoes. Box Office Prophets predicts Despicable Me will eclipse the latest film in the Twilight series to take first place with $50.2 million.

Avatar coming back to theaters this summer

The highest grossing movie of all time is set to make a return to the big screen next month. James Cameron’s Avatar will be re-released to theaters on August 27th with eight minutes of added footage, including new creatures and action scenes, USA Today is reporting. The relaunch will only take place in 3-D and IMAX […]

Five films to now be nominated for Best Visual Effects at the Oscars

Possibly because of the rising number of big budget films with impressive special effects released each year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has just announced that they will now be nominating five films in the Best Visual Effects category at the Oscars next year. Previously, only three movies were allowed to be nominated […]

Behind the scenes of Despicable Me

USA Today has two new articles about Universal Pictures’ Despicable Me. The first one is an interview with Jason Segal, who voices the rival of Steve Carrell’s supervillain Gru. The second article goes into how this is the first animated feature film from the French-based Illumination Animation, and also offers more information about some of their upcoming […]

2010 Emmy nominations announced

The nominees for the 2010 Emmy Awards have been announced. The list of animated entries follows:

The 100 Greatest Looney Tunes Cartoons

Lavishly illustrated on quality paper, Jerry Beck’s new book unfortunately doesn’t bring an awfully lot new to the published Looney Tunes canon, though it is undeniably exceptional value for money.

If Miyazaki directed Futurama

What might Futurama look like if it was directed by Hayao Miyazaki? /Film has the answer.

Concept art from Tangled

Collider shares new concept art unveiled by Disney from their upcoming film Tangled. Featuring the voices of Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi, Tangled opens in theaters November 24th.

Despicable interviews now has exclusive video interviews with members of the cast and crew of Despicable Me. The video features discussions with Steve Carrell, Julie Andrews, Jason Segal and Despicable producer Christopher Meledandri.

Tom & Jerry: Deluxe Anniversary Collection

An enticing prospect, this career retrospective is ruined by poor presentation and, seven Oscar winners aside, weak and random cartoon choices, barely saved by one lone decent supplement.

Monsters Vs. Aliens TV series in the works

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that DreamWorks Animation has ordered a pilot for a possible TV series based off of their blockbuster Monsters Vs. Aliens. The site also has news regarding the studio’s other plans for television, including confirmation that a Shrek Halloween special is currently in production, along with a Kung Fu Panda holiday special.

Is Toy Story 3 an early Oscar contender?

Arguing that many movies released this year haven’t been getting the greatest reviews from critics so far, Entertainment Weekly believes that Toy Story 3 should maybe be considered an early contender for a Best Picture nomination at the Academy Awards in 2011. On the subject of that possibly happening, Pixar Oscar campaign organizer Tony Angellotti said “I don’t […]

Last Airbender soars at box office

Despite being almost universally panned by critics, M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender managed to surpass many expectations this week at the box office. Although unable to beat The Twilight Saga: Eclipse for the top spot, the special effects film was still able to earn an estimated $40 million during its opening weekend, and has made […]

New Despicable Me images

A new batch of images from Universal’s animated Despicable Me can now be found at The Steve Carrell comedy–currently 100% “fresh” over at–comes to theaters this Friday.

Trailer for Ghibli’s The Borrower Arrietty

A new trailer for Studio Ghibli’s upcoming feature film The Borrower Arrietty is now available to watch online. Based on Mary Norton’s fantasy novel The Borrowers, the film has been scripted by Hayao Miyazaki and directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, who also served as a key animator on Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke, Howl’s Moving Castle and Spirited […]

G2: Pixar’s changing face of animation; New Wonder Woman

The Guardian online version of its G2 supplement today looks into the way Pixar and its feature debut Toy Story revitalized the animation industry, as the third film gets ready for its European release. Elsewhere, G2 includes Pixar’s The Incredibles in a discussion about proper superhero costume etiquette, to coincide with DC Comics’ revealing of […]

Ilene Woods dead at 81

Ilene Woods, the voice of Cinderella and a Disney Legend, has died at the age of 81 according to a post by D23. No further details have been released at this time.

New MegaMind poster

A brand new poster for DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming action comedy MegaMind can now be found over at SuperHeroHype. The new ad features Will Ferrell and Brad Pitt’s characters from the film, with the tagline “The superhero movie will never be the same.” Also starring Tina Fey and Jonah Hill, MegaMind opens everywhere this November.

Clips from Despicable Me

Yahoo!Movies has made available ten movie clips from Universal Pictures’ upcoming animated flick Despicable Me. Directed by Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin, and featuring the voices of Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Kristen Wiig, Will Arnett and Danny McBride, Despicable Me opens in theaters on July 9, 2010.