Month: October 2010 – page 2

Simpsons opening causes controversy

Last night’s episode of The Simpsons has been the cause of a surprising ammount of discussion, thanks to an almost shockingly dark opening sequence directed by street artist Banksy. The grim two minute scene imagines what might go on behind the scenes of the merchandising department for The Simpsons, with grey animated characters working under sweatshop […]

How to Train Your Dragon II details emerge has revealed several details regarding DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming How to Train Your Dragon sequel, including that many of the original voice talents will be returning, including Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera and Jonah Hill. Dean DeBlois will be directing, while Chris Sanders will serve as a producer on the film. “Nothing could be more exciting for […]

Beauty And The Beast: Glen Keane on discovering the beauty in The Beast

As Beauty And The Beast comes to Blu-ray, Jeremie joins a roundtable discussion with the Beast’s animator, the legendary Glen Keane, about how he discovered the beast – and the human – inside the character.

Green Lantern revealed

TV Guide has an exclusive first look at Green Lantern: The Animated Series. The Warner Bros. Animation series, coming to Cartoon Network in 2011, is being previewed this weekend at New York Comic Con. The DC character is also getting a live action feature in 2011 with Ryan Reynolds in the title role.

25 years of Pixar’s archives

CNet takes a look at the Oakland Museum of California exhibit Pixar: 25 Years of Animation. Included is a slideshow of 44 pieces from the collection.

Dragons And Princesses trailer online

Twitch has the first trailer for Michel Ocelot’s Dragons And Princesses. The project, from the director of Kirikou and the Sorceress and Azur & Asmar, is being developed as both a television series and a feature film.

Pepé Le Pew to stink up big screen

Pepé Le Pew is heading to the big screen according to Vulture. The film will be live-action/CGI and Mike Myers will give voice to the love sick skunk. Thanks to “gaastra” in the Animated Views Forum for the heads up.

Voice of Dora sues Nick

CNN reports that Caitlin Sanchez, the teenage actress who voiced Dora the Explorer for the past three years, and her family are suing Nickelodeon alleging she hasn’t been properly compensated for her work. They claim they were pressured to sign an unfair contract and that they are owed millions. Nickelodeon claims the allegations are baseless.

Beauty And The Beast: Diamond Edition

Although we still don’t get the original version of the film, Disney’s almost 20 year-old classic gets the top-drawer treatment in an excellent package that is certainly more Beauty than Beast!

Avatar: Extended Edition coming to Blu-Ray and DVD in November

Following the no thrills release in April, James Cameron’s Avatar is finally getting the deluxe special edition that the director hinted at earlier when it comes to Blu-Ray and DVD in a 3-disc set on November 16th. The release will contain three diferent versions of the film and two entire discs of extras, including about […]

Warner Archive: Atlantis: The Lost Continent / The Power

Two of animator-turned-director George Pal’s underrated works come to the Warner Archive, and what the discs lack in quality, the films manage to overcome with their sheer entertainment value.

Presto director to helm Sony’s The Familiars

Pixar vet Doug Sweetland, Academy Award nominee for his 2009 Pixar short Presto, is all set to direct his first feature length film for Sony Pictures Animations’ The Familiars, reports /Film. Sweetland, who worked at Pixar for 16 years, served as animator on films such as Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters […]

Beauty and the Beast Diamond Edition – Coupon

Save $10 off the Beauty and the Beast Diamond Edition Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack by clicking below. Details on the linked page.

Snyder plays watchman to Nolan’s Superman

Warner Bros. has announced Watchmen director Zack Snyder as their choice to helm the next Superman movie, which is being produced under the supervision of current Batman director Christopher Nolan. The Hollywood Reporter suggests the position was so coveted that “even Robert Zemeckis considered returning to live-action filmmaking in order to nab the gig”. Referring […]

Technicolor’s Atomic Puppet

Following the announcement of Berkeley Breathed’s Pete & Pickles, Technicolor Digital Productions reports that it has optioned Atomic Puppet as its next television project. Full details here:

Specs on How To Train Your Dragon

One of 2010’s top ten films, and one of the best reviewed of the year, How To Train Your Dragon lands on Blu-ray and DVD from Friday, October 15. A new animated adventure, Legend Of The Boneknapper Dragon is set to be included in DVD double packs and the Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Full details on specifications […]

Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare

Scooby-Doo and the rest of the Mystery, Inc. gang go to Camp Little Moose to relive Freddy’s old camp stories and end up in the middle of a mystery involving a a scary campfire ghost.

Rudolph / Frosty / Santa Claus: The Original Christmas Classics

Christmas arrives early with this Blu-ray collection of Rankin/Bass’ classic holiday specials, almost vanilla discs but for a surprise CD extra and unexpectedly very good HD transfers.