Month: August 2010

Tinker Bell picnics in the park

Details on Disney’s recent family premiere screening of Tinker Bell And The Great Fairy Rescue on the big screen in LA, ahead of its release on DVD and Blu-ray Disc, can be found here:

Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 DVD and Blu-ray in November

Walt Disney Home Entertainment has announced the DVD and Blu-ray releases of Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 for November 30th, 2010, reports DVDizzy. The musical animated features will be released as a 2 movie collection in a 4-Disc Special Edition Blu-ray and DVD Combo and a 2-Disc Special Edition DVD. Blu-ray exclusives will include the Oscar-nominated […]

Black Cauldron DVD details

Full details and cover art for Disney’s 25th anniversary edition of its 25th animated feature can be seen here:

Dan Aykroyd talks Yogi Bear

USA Today recently spoke with Dan Aykroyd about voicing the title character in Warner Bros.’ upcoming Yogi Bear film. “When I heard they were doing this project, I called my agent and said I would love to be a part of this, because it’s a part of me,” Aykroyd said, remembering his love of the cartoon […]

Buzz and Woody are billionaires

After recently becoming the highest grossing animated movie of all time worldwide, Toy Story 3 has now scored another victory by crossing the $1 billion mark, according to Entertainment Weekly. Thanks to this and Alice in Wonderland, Disney has become the first studio to ever release two $1 billion hits in the same year.

Avatar returns to theaters today

James Cameron’s Avatar–the highest grossing movie of all time–is being re-released on about 800 3-D and IMAX screens across the country today. According to USA Today, Cameron decided to re-release the film because he felt that Disney’s Alice in Wonderland stole some of his business when it was released in March. “I would say the […]

French Tangled poster now online

A new French poster for Tangled–which is very different from the US poster–has just been revealed over at The Disney animated movie opens in the states this Thanksgiving.

Original Kermit the Frog donated to Smithsonian

The original version of Kermit the Frog, created by Jim Henson out of a green coat and pingpong balls, is being donated to the Smithsonian, USA Today is reporting. The puppet is one of ten characters from the 1950s TV show Sam and Friends that is being given to the museum by Jim’s widow Jane Henson. […]

New Legend of the Guardians TV spots now has three new TV spots for Warner Bros.’ upcoming animated film Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of  Ga’Hoole. The Zack Snyder adventure comes to theaters next month.

New Tron: Legacy poster

A new international poster for Disney’s Tron: Legacy is now online over at the Internet Movie Poster Awards. The sequel zooms into theaters and IMAX 3-D this Christmas.

ASIFA-Hollywood Student Award announced

ASIFA-Hollywood has announced the creation of a new Student Annie Award, to be handed out at the next Annie Awards ceremony. More details can be read here:

Day & Night

Teddy Newton’s bedtime storybook based on his wonderful short naturally can’t quite come alive on the printed page in the way the film did, but the delightful drawings do a sweet job of transposing one medium to another.

Disney withdraws from Annie awards

Variety reports that Disney and Pixar have decided to withdraw from ASIFA-Hollywood, following concerns over the judging criteria. “After more than a year of discussions with the ASIFA board, we have regretfully decided to withdraw from the organization and no longer participate in the annual Annie Awards,” said Disney-Pixar president Ed Catmull. Disney has been […]

Super Hero Squad Show: Volume One

The Super Hero Squad defends Super Hero City from attacks by Doctor Doom and his henchman who are searching for the powerful Infinity Sword.

R.I.P. Satoshi Kon (1963-2010)

Noted and influential anime director Satoshi Kon, known for such films as Perfect Blue, Tokyo Godfathers and Millennium Actress, has passed away at the age of 47, per this article from the Anime News Network.

Porco Rosso sequel in production?

Acclaimed anime director Hayao Miyazaki is apparently developing a sequel to his 1992 animated film Porco Rosso. The original movie told the story of a World War I pilot who is magically transformed into a pig, with Michael Keaton voicing the main character in the English language dub. If the film–currently titled Porco Rosso: The Last Sortie–ends […]

New project for DreamWorks Animation: Imaginary Enemies

Married screenwriters Joe Syracuse and Lisa Addario (Surf’s Up!) are currently working on a script for a new DreamWorks Animation film called Imaginary Enemies. The story will involve the imaginary friends of children–fed up with being blamed for their misdeeds–looking for revenge when their kids have grown up. Mike Mitchell of Sky High and Shrek Forever […]

MPAA rating for Legend of the Guardians

Warner Bros.’ upcoming animated movie Legend of the Guardians has just been rated PG for “some scary sequences of action,” is reporting. The Zack Snyder film swoops into theaters this September.

Batman Beyond hits DVD

A press release for the upcoming release of Batman Beyond on DVD from Warner Home Video on November 23 can be read in full here alongside cover art for the set:

Star Wars films coming to Blu-Ray in 2011

After months of speculation as to when an official confirmation would be made regarding when the Star Wars films will come to Blu-Ray, George Lucas has recently announced that all six live-action movies in the series will finally be released in that format in the fall of 2011. The deluxe set will include several brand new extras, […]

Toy Story 3 Top-Grossing Animated Film of All-Time

Yahoo (via Reuters) reports that Toy Story 3 is now the highest-grossing animated film of all time. The final film in the Toy Story series has grossed US$920 million worldwide, surpassing Shrek 2‘s total worldwide gross of US$919.8 million.

UPDATED: Toy Story 3 Home Release Formally Announced

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has formally announced the DVD and Blu-Ray releases of Toy Story 3, set for release on November 2nd, 2010.

“What’s up, Doc?” Live-action Bugs Bunny movie on the way

Warner Bros. has just announced plans to bring a new theatrical Bugs Bunny movie to the screen. The film, to be a mix of live-action and computer animation, is being penned by Elf and Spiderwick Chronicles screenwriter David Berenbaum. The project is currently without a release date.

James And The Giant Peach: Special Edition

Henry Selick’s delicious film of Roald Dahl’s delightful book is given a painful disc treatment in Disney’s HD reissue, with both Blu-ray and DVD discs serving up murky images and zero new bonuses of worth.

Unaired episode of Family Guy coming to DVD

An unaired episode of Family Guy, titled Partial Terms of Endearment, is set to come to DVD on September 28th, DVD Active is reporting. The episode was rejected by Fox due to a controversial plot involving Lois agreeing to become a surrogate mother for an infertile couple. Extras on the release will include Seth and Alex’s Almost Live […]

Wonka producer Wolper dies at 82

The Hollywood Reporter has announced that David L. Wolper, the producer of the original Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory feature film, among many other achievements, has died in Hollywood. He was 82.

2012 release dates set for John Carter of Mars and Frankenweenie

/Film reports that Disney has announced release dates for Andrew Stanton’s John Carter of Mars and Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie. John Carter of Mars which marks Stanton’s foray into live-action feature, will see a June 8, 2012 release while Burton’s stop-motion 3D animated flick Frankenweenie will be out in theatres on March 9, 2012.

Gary Rydstrom talks Tales from Earthsea

SFGate shares an interview with Pixar’s Gary Rydstrom, the director behind the English dubbing of Studio Ghibli’s upcoming film Tales From Earthsea. Directed by Goro Miyazaki, the English version of Tales from Earthsea which uses Rydstrom’s talent with sound and his skills as a filmmaker, opens in theatres on August 13, 2010.

Toy Story 3 is now Pixar’s highest grossing film

Continuing its winning streak worldwide, Pixar’s latest blockbuster Toy Story 3 has grossed a hefty $895 million, making it the studio’s biggest hit ever, reports PixarPlanet. The film’s worldwide box-office collections are now way past Finding Nemo, the previous record holder, which grossed $867 million worldwide in 2003.

DC Comics’ Secret Origins revealed on DVD

A press announcement and cover art for Warner Home Video’s November 9 documentary Secret Origin: The Story Of DC Comics, which reveals the history behind some of the world’s greatest super hero characters, can be seen here: