Month: December 2010

New Kung Fu Panda 2 TV Spot

A (very short) new TV spot for the upcoming Kung Fu Panda 2 has just been revealed over at The anticipated DreamWorks Animation release comes to theaters and IMAX 3-D next summer.

Anime movies up for the Japanese Academy Prize

On February 18, 2011 Japan will have its 34th Japanese Academy Prize ceremony. The Academy Prize is the Japanese equivalent to Hollywood’s Oscars. Five movies were nominated in the category of feature length animated film: Sunrise Studio’s Colorful, The Borrower Arrietty from Studio Ghibli, Doraemon The Movie: Nobita’s Great Battle of the Mermaid King made […]

Disney’s Tangled and Tron still strong

The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Disney’s holiday hopes, the animated Tangled and fanboy favorite Tron: Legacy continue to do well. Tangled is “keeping up with newer Christmas family offerings” to pass the $150m domestic gross mark, while Tron also registered a milestone to become “the first Christmas film to cross $100m domestically”, pulling in […]

US Postal Service to release Pixar stamps in 2011

The United States Postal Service announced today that they will release a commemorative series of Pixar stamps in 2011. This pane of 20 stamps, which go on sale August 19, includes five different designs featuring Pixar characters Lightning McQueen and Mater from Cars, Remy the rat and Linguini from Ratatouille, Buzz Lightyear and two of […]

New Rango featurette

A new behind the scenes featurette from Gore Verbinski’s upcoming animated film Rango is now available to watch on Yahoo!Movies. Starring Johnny Depp, Alanna Ubach, Abigail Breslin, Isla Fisher and Alfred Molina, Rango opens in theaters March 18, 2011.

Tangled gets groomed for disc release

With somewhat little fanfare and no official announcement as of yet, Disney’s current box-office hit Tangled has been added to in a variety of formats, all of which reveal the film’s cover art. Although available on single-disc DVD and regular two-disc Blu-ray/DVD, only the four-disc Blu-ray-3D Combo edition is available to pre-order, which includes […]

Highest grossing films of 2010

Cartoons have proven themselves this year by claiming four spots on the highest grossing films list for 2010, according to Forbes. Disney raked in over $2 billion with their films this year with Toy Story 3 at the top of the list. DreamWorks with Shrek Forever After and How To Train Your Dragon follow behind […]

Tron and Twilight get animated!

Popular movies with a stake in the children’s market are often transformed into cartoon TV series. Total Film has confirmed that an animated Tron series based on the recent movie will premiere next summer. Bruce Boxleitner is involved with the project. The series will fit in with the established continuity and will be ten episodes […]

Scrat coming to theaters with Gulliver’s Travels

Cinema Blend is reporting that a brand new Ice Age short will be shown in theaters with the Jack Black comedy Gulliver’s Travels this weekend. The short, entitled Scrat’s Continental Crack-Up, will feature its title character accidently causing the continental divide when attempting to bury his acorn. Fans of the character, however, may remember that he already […]

Peanuts Deluxe Holiday Collection

Charlie Brown finds the true meaning of Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Halloween— all in hi-def! Does Warner make the most of the upgrade opportunity, or do they put a rock in our treat bag?

DreamWorks Acquires Maintenance comic book movie rights

We’ve seen a lot of movies about evil geniuses lately and now DreamWorks has acquired the movie rights to Maintenance a comic book about two janitors and the mad scientists they clean up after. Johnny and Manny work for TerroMax, an evil think tank, and they deal with the aftermath of experiments gone bad. Maintenance […]

Ashoka-The Hero is India’s own animated superhero

Bollywood Hungama gives the scoop about Illusion Interactive and their first leap into an animated feature: Ashoka-The Hero. The movie is about a boy named Ashoka whose father was a policeman, who died in the line of duty. He finds a medallion created by the Emperor Asoka to protect humanity from evil, which gives him […]

The Best Of 2010: The Year 3D Made Contact!

Take a trip back through the past twelve months for our annual best and worst of the year, including the top ten DVD and Blu-ray highlights, which ones to avoid and the pick of 2010’s movies!

Superman flies to Canada, alongside Alvin 3!?

Well that one flew right by us! In a confirmation that Zack Snyder’s new Superman reboot, to be produced by Christopher Nolan, will shoot in Vancouver, The Hollywood Reporter mentions that Alvin And The Chipmunks 3 will also lens at the North Shore/Mammoth Studios next year. Expect the film to arrive in theaters in late […]

Tron launches into weekend victory

Disney’s much buzzed-about Tron: Legacy easily won the box office battle this weekend with a first place take of $43 million, Box Office Mojo is reporting. The sequel–which was almost certainly very expensive for the studio to make–had no trouble beating the other animation-related newcomer this weekend, the animated/live-action Yogi Bear. Predictably panned by critics, Yogi […]

A Smurfy new poster has just revealed a brand new poster for The Smurfs, which can be viewed here. From the director of Scooby-Doo and starring Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria and Katy Perry, the movie smurfs its way into theaters in 3-D next August.

Tron: Legacy tops Avatar and Inception openings with $3.6m midnight showing

After what can politely be called “mixed reviews” Tron: Legacy‘s legion of ravenous fans have quelled any last minute fears Disney may have had in the box-office fortunes of the film by ringing up more than $3.6m in Thursday night midnight showings – more than the $3m posted earlier this year and Avatar‘s $3.5m showing […]

Tron Guy Reviews Tron Legacy

Remember that guy who dressed up like a program from Tron and became a web sensation? He recently reviewed Tron Legacy on Wired. Jay Maynard AKA Tron Guy states that the movie went beyond his expectations and actually brought him to tears. He also reflects on his role as Tron Guy and how he brought […]

Terry Gilliam to head the composite fantasy 1884

Terry Gilliam’s wacky and fantastical animation has entertained audiences for years. The Film Stage reports the Monty Python animator will head “a retro sci-fi fantasy” set in a steam punk world. The film will feature live-action puppets with CGI heads and the actors’ eyes/mouths. The story is about a bumbling secret agent charged with stopping […]

Oz Wars coming to theaters

We are definitely not in Kansas anymore. Mike Johnson (Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride) is set to direct an edgy stop-motion/CGI feature film inspired by The Wizard of Oz called Oz Wars, MovieWeb is reporting. Described as “a freaky action-packed audience pleaser,” the story will involve Dorothy finding herself in a very different version of the Land of Oz, which will now […]

Sony Animation teams up with Finding Nemo co-writer

Sony Pictures Animation is teaming up with David Reynolds, the Academy Award nominated co-writer of Finding Nemo for an untitled animated feature, reports HeatVision. Stephan Franck has been signed on to direct the flick. Franck was a supervising animator on Iron Giant and also worked as a storyboard artist on Despicable Me, and story artist […]

Fantasia / Fantasia 2000

Perhaps the most anticipated release of the year, a variety of poor choices easily make this the most disappointing too, even if it’s nice to finally own Destino and see the documentary that we’ve been teased for years among some technical quality issues.

Tangled : An Interview with Disney Designer Laurent Ben-Mimoun

Tangled designer Laurent Ben-Mimoun speaks with Jeremie Noyer in an exclusive interview that explores the art of the film’s French Renaissance inspirations.

Forty-one songs compete for Oscar

Forty-one songs from the films of 2010 are in the running for Best Original Song Oscar nominations. Nine are from animated features: • Despicable Me from Despicable Me • Prettiest Girls from Despicable Me • Sticks & Stones from How to Train Your Dragon • Le Gris from Idiots and Angels • Chanson Illusionist from […]

Summer Wars trailer now online

A new trailer for director Mamoru Hosoda’s upcoming animated feature Summer Wars is now available to watch on Apple. Featuring the voices of Michael Sinterniklaas, Brina Palencia, Pam Dougherty, Todd Haberkorn, J. Michael Tatum, and Maxey Whitehead, Summer Wars tells the story of an ordinary family going to extraordinary lengths to avert the impending cyber […]

New trailer for Rango

A new trailer for Paramount’s upcoming animated flick Rango has appeared online, and can be watched over at Yahoo!Movies. Directed by Gore Verbinski, and featuring the voices of Johnny Depp, Alanna Ubach, Abigail Breslin, Isla Fisher and Alfred Molina, Rango opens on March 18, 2011.

The 68th Annual Golden Globe nominations announced

Nominations for the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced today. Nominees for the Best Animated Film category are Toy Story 3, How to Train Your Dragon, The Illusionist, Despicable Me, and Tangled. Tangled also received a Best Song nomination for I See the Light. The British monarchy tale The King’s Speech led the Golden […]

First Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides trailer

The first trailer for Disney’s upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides can now be found online at Yahoo! Movies. The preview is also expected to be shown on the big screen with 3-D prints of Tron: Legacy on Friday. Directed by Rob Marshall of Chicago fame, the anticipated sequel sets sail everywhere on May […]

Critics Choice Awards Nominations Announced

The nominations for next year’s Critics Choice Awards have just been revealed, with Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3 landing a spot in the Best Picture category. Predictably enough, it was also given a nod for Best Animated Feature, along with Despicable Me, How to Train Your Dragon, The Illusionist & Tangled. Tangled was also nominated in the […]

New Rango poster

A brand new poster for Rango has just been revealed over at Yahoo! Movies. The site also reports that a new trailer for the film is expected to hit the internet sometime tomorrow. Starring the voice of Johnny Depp, Rango hits theaters next spring.