Month: November 2010

Tron Legacy director on the movie’s score written by Daft Punk posted a video interview with Joseph Kosinski, the director of Tron Legacy. Kosinski discusses the movie’s score composed by the French techno duo Daft Punk, how the music enhances the plot, and how the sound effects ad music work together. Daft Punk is famously known for their animated musical film Interstella 5555 supervised by […]

Animated shorts up for an Oscar

The Wrap has announced the contenders for Best Animated Short film at the 83rd Academy Awards. Pixar’s “Day and Night” is nominated, but the studio has not won an Oscar in this category since their 2002 win “For The Birds.” Another short “The Cow Who Wanted to be a Hamburger” animated by Bill Plympton and […]

Sherlock: Season One

The Doctor Who team’s excellent contemporary updating of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s brilliant detective, with the disc also surprising in its solid technical and supplemental aspects.

And your Oscar hosts are… has just revealed that the 2011 Oscars will be co-hosted by Anne Hathaway (The Devil Wears Prada) and James Franco (the Spider-Man films). Franco himself is an interesting choice for host this year, as he could find himself also being nominated in the Best Actor category for the intense survival thriller 127 Hours. The Academy […]

Tangled stronger than expected

Tangled barely missed coming in first place over the weekend, performing stronger than analysts expected according to Entertainment Weekly. It took in $49.1 million to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ $50.3 million. Adding in the mid-week opening days gave it a $69 million five day take. That’s good for the second best Thanksgiving opening […]

Don Hahn discusses Fantasia 2000 and Waking Sleeping Beauty

Jeremie Noyer speaks exclusively with Disney’s Don Hahn, about the continuation of Walt’s musical masterpiece and the new to DVD documentary that paints a picture of life at the Studio in the 1990s.

Cartoons helping kids as a medical tool

It’s a simple fact that kids the world over like cartoons and medical professionals are using animation as a tool to connect with them. In India, the non-profit TeachAIDS organization created an animated tutorial to teach AIDS/HIV awareness to children, detailed in this article from The Hindu. In Mexico City, Dr. Julia Borbolla invented an […]

Legends Of The Superheroes

Adam West and Burt Ward return to the roles that made them famous in a disco-era romp that brings live action superpersons into conflict. Polyester meets camp as collectors are treated to both a Challenge and a Roast that you have to see to believe.

Tangled has a fantastic Friday

Nearly doubling expectations, Disney’s Tangled saw a fantastic Black Friday take of $19 million, Box Office Mojo is reporting. The number is only $1 million behind that of Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, which was expected to have a much stronger lead on the animated fairy tale. If things keep up the way […]

Young Justice and Firebreather premiere on Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network had two premieres on Black Friday. The pilot for Young Justice, a new series, follows the adventures of Robin, Kid Flash, Aqualad, and other sidekicks in the DC universe as they team up to fight crime. The second premiere is for the CGI TV movie Firebreather, directed by Peter Chung of Aeon Flux […]

Secret Origin: The Story Of DC Comics

Though casual comic book fans may find much interest in this general-audience pleasing exploration, collectors and geeks could struggle to discover many new revelations, and the disc is as super-barren as they come.

Awards Watch: Animators’ Roundtable

In the run to to the awards season, The Hollywood Reporter speaks frankly to the creators and directors of some of this year’s biggest animated films, including Toy Story 3, Despicable Me and Megamind. Click on the links for Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 to hear their thoughts on a variety of issues, […]

The Toy Story 3 that might have been…

Jim Hill Media gives us a look at the Toy Story 3 Disney Circle 7 Animation was working on before Pixar Studios was bought. This version’s plot had all the Buzz Lightyear action figures recalled to Taiwan to fix a defect. Woody and the gang would have traveled to Taiwan to save Buzz. The article […]

Tangled opens

Disney’s 50th animated classic, Tangled, opens today in 3,603 theatres according to Box Office Mojo. The critical consensus has been very positive, with the film garnering a 90% on Rotten Tomatoes (and an even better 95% from the top critics). It’s being compared favorably to The Lion King and Aladdin, and a few have even […]

A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens’ century-plus classic gets rebooted into the digital age, by way of motion-capture that, in parts, breaks away from the restrictions of before. This disc does away with the 3D aspects, but offers a fascinating look into the process.

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory iTunes Download – Winner!

Willy Wonka has arrived online, with Charlie And The Chocolate Factory available on iTunes, and we have one digital download to give away – Winner Announced!

The Addams Family: The Complete Series

The 1973 animated version of these creepy characters came out at a time when Hanna-Barbera wasn’t doing its best work; but there’s still a real charm to this kooky clan.

Hop teaser hops online

Universal Pictures has just released the first teaser trailer for Hop, which can be watched exclusively at MovieFone. The live-action/animated comedy hops into theaters next Easter.

Tales from Earthsea DVD in March

Walt Disney Home Entertainment has announced the DVD release of Studio Ghibli’s Tales from Earthsea on March 8, 2011. Based on the Earthsea book series by Ursula K. Le Guin, and directed by Goro Miyazaki, Tales from Earthsea features the voices of Timothy Dalton, Willem Dafoe, Cheech Marin and Mariska Hargitay. Extras on this release […]

Glen Keane Tangled interview

In an exclusive interview to Collider, the legendary artist Glen Keane discusses hair, the journey of computer animation, and also the various roles he played in Tangled over the years. Keane was originally slated to co-direct Disney’s Tangled, which is all set to hit theatres on November 24th.

Family Guy: It’s a Trap! trailers

Two new trailers for the upcoming Family Guy Star Wars special It’s a Trap can now be viewed online over at Screen Rant. Both previews are direct parodies of the original theatrical trailers for Return of the Jedi, the Star Wars movie which the special spoofs. Starring Peter Griffin as Han Solo, Lois Griffin as […]

Legend of the Guardians flying home in December

Warner Bros.’ epic animated feature Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole is set to land on DVD and Blu-Ray next month, DVD Active is reporting. Extras on the release will include artwork galleries, a music video and Fur of Flying, the CGI Looney Tunes short that was shown before the film during its theatrical run. […]

Mars Needs Moms gets a trailer

Walt Disney Pictures has just released the trailer for their upcoming Mars Needs Moms, which can be viewed at The site also has a batch of new images from the film. Using the same technology used to create The Polar Express and A Christmas Carol, Mars Needs Moms blasts off into theaters next spring.

Pixar’s RenderMan licenses drop price

Pixar Animation Studios has announced new pricing for its RenderMan Pro Server software via an announcement which can be read here:

Grab Despicable points!

In celebration of the Despicable Me 3D, Blu-ray and DVD release, Universal Studios Home Entertainment is launching its new Minion Madness groundbreaking points-based reward and social marketing program spotlighting the film’s endearingly mischievous sidekick characters. More details and clips follow here:

Africa enters the 3D animated market

A press release announcing the production and releases of two African-made animated features, Zambezia and Khumba, may be read here:

25 Years of Pixar is Qube’d

TV show and iPhone app In The Qube traveled to Singapore earlier this year, for the opening of a world-touring exhibition celebrating 25 Years of Pixar Animation Studios. Currently showing at the Oakland Museum of California in Los Angeles until January, a video clip may be viewed here:

LA Festival honors Will Vinton

As announced by The Hollywood Reporter, The Los Angeles Animation Festival, hosted at Cinefamily’s Silent Movie Theatre between December 3-7, will honor stop-motion innovator Will Vinton with a 25th anniversary screening of The Adventures Of Mark Twain and a lineup of his short films. Vinton will be on hand for an awards presentation and to […]

Toy Story 3

This closing chapter of the Story may well be perfect family entertainment, but an over-familiarity and a lack of genuinely awesome originality has set in third time around, even if the disc package still manages to fill the toybox.

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind Blu-ray in March

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has announced the release of Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind on Blu-ray on March 8, 2011, on a BD/DVD combo pack, reports Blu-ray. Nausicaa will become Studio Ghibli’s first catalog title released on Blu-ray in the US. Features on this release will include, “The World of Ghibli”, “Behind […]