Month: October 2010

New Tron: Legacy clip

A brand new clip from Disney’s hotly anticipated Tron: Legacy has just been posted over at The sequel to 1982’s Tron comes to theaters this holiday season.

Thundarr The Barbarian: The Complete Series

Warner Archive does fans a huge favor by putting out this 1980 gem of a show from Ruby-Spears, which featured contributions by comic book legends Steve Gerber, Alex Toth, and Jack Kirby.

An Evening With Bill Plympton

ASIFA-Hollywood is presenting an Evening With Bill Plympton on Thursday, October 28, 2010 in Burbank CA. Hosted by Tom Sito, Plympton will discuss his prolific career and unique approach to film making. He’ll also speak about his new animated feature Idiots & Angels and an upcoming documentary about his career. Admission is free. Details follow:

It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

The classic special is as great as ever, but can Blu-ray make it better?

Fifty Years With Brutus!

Popeye buff Fred Grandinetti joins us again to take a special look at Popeye’s nemesis.

First look at The Lorax

USA Today currently features a first look at the title character in the upcoming adaption of Dr. Seuss’s beloved novel, The Lorax. The voice cast for the movie, which boasts Danny DeVito as the voice of the Lorax, will also include Zac Efron, Ed Helms, Betty White, and Rob Riggle playing various characters from the […]

DreamWorks to make Alma into feature film

Collider is reporting that DreamWorks Animation is set to make a feature film based on the award-winning animated short Alma. The storyline of the short involved a little girl who is drawn into a mysterious toy store where she discovers a doll that looks just like her, not realizing that she’s walking into a dangerous trap. The […]

Superman/Batman: Apocalypse

A bad comic becomes a mediocre movie, but there’s lots of action and some decent bonus features, including a fun Green Arrow short.

Bugs Bunny’s Howl-Oween Special

The 1970s Looney Tunes compilation specials are always nostalgic fun, but Warners need to pack more quantity and quality on these releases to make them good value.

Cars 2 teaser trailer and concept art

The first teaser trailer for Pixar’s upcoming feature Cars 2 has been unveiled on its newly launched official website. The site also showcases some of the concept artworks from the film. The teaser is also available to watch in HD format on the official Disney/Pixar YouTube channel. Cars 2 opens in theatres on June 24th, […]

The Secret Of Kells: Special Edition

I’m afraid despite the widespread acclaim, Oscar nomination and beautifully stunning visuals, I struggled to engage with The Secret Of Kells’ story and characters, but the disc treatment is first class and many may find the film worth a look.

New Tron: Legacy poster

A cool new poster for Disney’s Tron: Legacy has just been revealed over at Yahoo! Movies. The Disney sequel opens in theaters and IMAX this holiday season.

Brenda Chapman no longer directing Pixar’s Brave?

Cartoon Brew, with their reliable sources, reports that Brenda Chapman, the first woman director at Pixar, is no longer directing Brave. The site reports that Brenda was pushed aside from full directing a while back, and was replaced by the story artist Mark Andrews, who also co-directed Pixar short One Man Band. Release date for […]

Prep & Landing landing again

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ holiday hit Prep & Landing is about to become a Christmas television franchise with not one but two follow-ups in the works. Full details can be read in this press release:

Iron Man, Avengers coming from Disney

The Walt Disney Company, which last year paid $4.24bn to acquire the Marvel Comics entertainment business, has concluded a deal with that division’s film producing partner studio Paramount to bring the upcoming films on the joint slate back under the ownership of Marvel and its new parent company. The Hollywood Reporter has more. In a […]

Tangled actress Moore interview

SheKnows has a fun interviews with Mandy Moore about her upcoming role as the voice of Rapunzel in Disney’s Tangled. The questions include topics like getting grounded, the attraction of bad boys, hair styles, joining the Disney princess line, and married life for the star.

He’s Your Dog, Charlie Brown: Remastered Deluxe Edition

Snoopy is sent to obedience school, but ends up with Peppermnt Patty in this special’s second DVD in just over a year. The bonus is good too, but this double-dip’s best part is the extra on Charles Schulz’s ice arena.

Mars Needs Moms poster revealed

A teaser poster for the animated movie Mars Needs Moms has just been posted at the Internet Movie Poster Awards. The Walt Disney Pictures release comes to theaters next spring.

Rapunzel now greeting park guests

Starting today, characters portraying Rapunzel and Flynn Rider from Disney’s upcoming film Tangled are greeting guests at the Disneyland Park in California. Beginning October 24, the characters will also appear at Magic Kingdom in Florida.

Megamind – First five minutes (clip)

The first five minutes of DreamWorks’ upcoming animated feature Megamind are now available to watch. Directed by Tom McGrath and featuring the voices of Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, David Cross, Jonah Hill, and Brad Pitt, Megamind hits theaters in 3D on November 5th, 2010. MEGAMIND SNEAK PEEK Watch all your favorite shows on Nick MEGAMIND […]

The first five minutes of Megamind

The first five minutes of DreamWorks’ upcoming animated feature Megamind are now available to watch online. Directed by Tom McGrath and featuring the voices of Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, David Cross, Jonah Hill, and Brad Pitt, Megamind hits theaters in 3D on November 5th, 2010.

Tangled gets PG rating

Disney’s Tangled has just been rated PG for “brief mild violence,” according to Box Office Mojo. The animated fairy tale comes to theaters everywhere this Thanksgiving.

The Secret Of Kells BD/DVD Combo Pack – Winner Announced!

Celebrating the release of this year’s Best Animated Feature Oscar nominated The Secret Of Kells, we had one BD/DVD Combo Pack to give away – Winner Announced!

Why do we cry so easily at animated films?

Time looks at why adults let loose with the waterworks so easily when watching animated films. Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich posits that, “Live action movies are someone else’s story. With animation, audiences can’t think that. Their guards are down.”

Futurama: Volume 5 DVD and Blu-ray in December

DVDActive reports that Fox Home Entertainment has announced 2-disc DVD and 2-disc Blu-ray releases of Futurama: Volume 5 for December 21, 2010. Bonus features on each set will include audio commentaries, featurettes: “Bend it Like Bender”, “Previously on….”, “Fry’s Crudely-Drawn Comic Book – The Crudely Animated Edition”, “Behind the Fungus: Makin’ a Hit Song”, and […]

New Tangled stills

/Film shares exclusive four new stills from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ upcoming animated film Tangled. Directed by Byron Howard and Nathan Greno, Tangled is scheduled to hit theaters on November 24th 2010.

How to Train Your Dragon to become Cartoon Network series‎

DreamWorks Animation has signed a deal with Cartoon Network for a How To Train Your Dragon weekly TV series, reports Deadline. It is unclear whether any of the film’s original cast will voice the series, which is expected to be launched in both the U.S. and internationally in 2012.

Danger Man / Secret Agent: The Complete Collection

If you’re a Prisoner fan, then it’s well worth going back to see what Patrick McGoohan was doing as the day job, before waking up in the Village, in this classic spy show.

Disney documentary DVD exclusive offer!

Walt Disney Home Entertainment is offering fans an extremely unique opportunity to take home the highly anticipated documentary feature DVDs Waking Sleeping Beauty, The Boys: The Sherman Brothers’ Story and Walt & El Grupo as a pre-release exclusive direct from Disney Movie Full details on special pricing for each title or as a group, […]

Shrek Forever After coming to DVD and Blu-Ray in December is reporting that Shrek Forever After–the final film in the Shrek franchise–will be released on Blu-Ray and DVD on December 7th. Also to be released on that day is Shrek: The Whole Story, a 4-disc collection featuring all of the ogre’s movies on Blu-Ray. Both releases, for a limited time, will feature Donkey’s Christmas Shrektacular, […]