Month: September 2010

Rio poster flies online

The first poster for Blue Sky’s Rio has just made its way online over at Yahoo! Movies. The animated comedy starring Anne Hathaway and Neil Patrick Harris soars to theaters next spring.

Is Disney making a Magic Kingdom movie?

After making various movies based off of their theme park attractions–some more successful than others–, Variety is reporting that Disney is apparently considering making a film based off of a theme park itself: The Magic Kingdom. The project, which would be similar in tone to movies such as Night at the Museum, would involve various beloved Disney […]

New Tangled poster now online

A brand new poster for Tangled has made its way online over at the Internet Movie Poster Awards. The comedic fairy tale from Walt Disney Pictures comes to theaters this Thanksgiving.

King Kong iTunes Download – Winner Announced!

The original movie monster has just smashed his way on to iTunes – Winner Announced!

Animated Views #10,000

This post marks the 10,000th story posted to Animated Views since our launch (as Animated News) back in October 2003! We’d like to thank our readers and our forum members who have been with us since the beginning and all those who have joined since. We do this because of your loyalty, support, and our […]

May the force be with you in 3D

The Hollywood Reporter has cleared up rumors that George Lucas would be bringing his six-film Star Wars saga to 3D screens with the news that he will do just that, starting with The Phantom Menace and continuing to issue the films as long as the demand is there (as an unbiased news source, we won’t […]

Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time

Unfortunately living up to its box-office reputation, Disney and Bruckheimer’s visual effects blockbuster dud is ultimately a waste of time, even if it looks perfectly fine in both HD format and on the included DVD.

New Megamind One-Sheet

A new poster for the upcoming DreamWorks superhero comedy, Megamind, has appeared online and can be seen over at Internet Movie Poster Awards. The flick, which stars the voice talents of Will Ferrel and Tina Fey, hits theaters on November 5th.

Bill Plympton returns!

Bill Plympton, the celebrated cartoonist and Oscar-nominated director, has announced the exclusive engagement of his Terry Gilliam sponsored animated feature Idiots And Angels, a black comedy about a man’s battle with his wings and his soul, will open at the IFC Center in New York on Wednesday, October 6th. Bill’s award-winning cartoon short The Cow […]

Del Toro’s TrollHunters no longer a Disney movie

Guillermo del Toro’s TrollHunters–originaly set to be the first of Disney’s  Disney Double Dare You series of films–has now found a new home over at DreamWorks Animation, The Hollywood Reporter is reporting. Reasons for the move are unknown at this point, but the Hellboy director is apparently already making himself at home at the studio, with […]

Second Yogi Bear trailer now online

A second teaser trailer for Yogi Bear–currently playing on the big screen with Legend of the Guardians–has made its way online over at IGN. The Warner Bros. comedy comes to theaters this Christmas.

Tinker Bell And The Great Fairy Rescue

Tinker Bell’s third movie may be the weakest, but it’s still got plenty of Disney magic in it. Overall, this movie series has been surprisingly impressive.

Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes

Tom and Jerry meet up with the legendary Sherlock Homes to solve a mystery involving a series of jewelry heists in London.

Legend of the Guardians doesn’t quite take flight

Zack Snyder’s expensive movie Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole opened in theaters this weekend to a less-than-expected debut of just $16.3 million, Box Office Mojo is reporting. Tracking was indicating that the animated adventure might earn upwards of $20 million. Various reasons are being speculated for the film’s numbers, including mixed reviews from […]

The Black Cauldron: 25th Anniversary Edition

Disney’s dark fantasy looks as bright as it ever could do on this standard definition disc, which presents a spotless new transfer and fascinating deleted scene, but not much else. It’ll look great on Blu-ray…

The secrets of Walt’s Vault unlocked…!

Noted Disney historian Jim Korkis’ new book, The Vault Of Walt: The Unofficial, Unauthorized, Uncensored Disney Stories Never Told is set to lift the lid on a number of never before revealed anecdotes when it is made available from from October 3. A review of the book will be posted on this site soon; […]

Scooby’s returns to live-action for TV movie

Cartoon Network is set to bring back the original cast and crew from its record-setting Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins for an all-new, live-action mystery adventure, Scooby-Doo! Curse Of The Lake Monster, to premiere Saturday, October 16, at 7pm. More details and a cast shot can be seen here:

Despicable Me DVD and BD Trailer

Despicable Me DVD and BD Combo Pack is available to order now from [AMZ]B002ZG97EC[/AMZ] Read the full press release announcement here!

Tron (1.0) Profiled

Over at CG Society, writer Trevor Hogg takes an interesting look back at the production of the original Tron, in anticipation of this year’s sequel Tron: Legacy. Elsewhere, Trevor has profiled director Steven Spielberg for the Flickering Myth website: part one of five may be read here.

Superman/Batman: Apocalypse – Apokalips (clip)

[flv: 540 360] Superman/Batman: Apocalypse is available to order from [AMZ]B003ES5JEW[/AMZ] Based on the DC Comics series/graphic novel Superman/Batman: Supergirl by Jeph Loeb, Michael Turner & Peter Steigerwald, Superman/Batman: Apocalypse is the highly anticipated next entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movies. Produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and […]

Despicable Me despicably on Blu-ray and DVD!

Universal have announced their animated summer hit Despicable Me for release on Blu-ray and DVD on December 14, in a feature packed edition and limited edition combo pack. Full details and hi-res cover art can be seen here:

Win a 300 iTunes Download – Winner Announced!

Zack Snyder’s high-octane adaptation of Frank Miller’s comic is now on iTunes – Winner Announced!

Cinzia Angelini’s directorial debut: Mila

A teaser for Bolt animator Cinzia Angelini’s short film Mila, which marks Angelini’s directorial debut, reveals the director’s intentions to push CGI in a new painterly direction. The “story of a little girl who survives war despite the loss of her family”, funding for the project is now underway, with an opportunity to contribute to […]

Promo poster for Arthur Christmas

A new poster for Aardman’s upcoming animated feature Arthur Christmas has appeared on Collider. Directed by Barry Cook and Sarah Smith, and co-scripted by Peter Baynham with Sarah Smith, the CGI flick “apparently reveals Santa Claus’ high-tech operation.” CinemaBlend lists the release date as November 11, 2011.

Frankenweenie 3D gets a voice cast

Winona Ryder, Martin Landau, Martin Short and Catherine O’Hara have joined the voice cast of Tim Burton’s stop-motion animated feature Frankenweenie, reports /Film. The film is based on his ’80s black-and-white short about a boy named Victor who reanimates his dog after its hit by a car. Frankenweenie 3D is set for a March 9, […]

The Smurfs promo posters

Collider shares two promo posters for the upcoming 3D live-action/CGI hybrid The Smurfs. The movie features the voices of Alan Cumming, Katy Perry, Anton Yelchin, Pual Reubens, B.J. Novak, Fred Armisen, George Lopez, Kenan Thompson, John Oliver, and Jonathan Winters, with Hank Azaria playing Gargamel. The Smurfs is due out in theatres on August 3, […]

Gnomeo & Juliet trailer now online

A brand new trailer for Touchstones Pictures’ upcoming animated flick Gnomeo & Juliet is now available to watch on iTunes. Directed by Kelly Asbury and featuring the voices of actors such as James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Michael Caine, Jason Statham, Maggie Smith and Patrick Stewart, Gnomeo and Juliet opens in theatres on February 11th, 2011.

New Legend of the Guardians images now has several new images from the Warner Bros. animated film Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole. The Zack Snyder adventure–which has yet to recieve any reviews–soars into theaters this Friday.

Even more MegaMind posters

Four new international posters for MegaMind–all of which featuring different taglines–have just been posted over at the Internet Movie Poster Awards. The DreamWorks Animation release strikes theaters on November 5th.

Flintstones celebrate original premiere with day-long marathon!

On September 30, 1960, Hanna-Barbera introduced America to the first-ever prime time, animated half-hour series, The Flintstones, which ran for six seasons on ABC Television. In celebration of this landmark series, Cartoon Network’s classic network Boomerang airing the original first episode, The Flintstone Flyer, followed by an evening of dedicated programming — and a full […]