Month: January 2011

Hoodwinked Too! (finally) gets a release date

After being delayed for well over a year, the Hoodwinked sequel Hood Vs. Evil will finally come to theaters on April 29th, is reporting. The movie was apparently pushed back due to financial woes at The Weinstein Company, the sequel’s distributor. The original Hoodwinked was a surprise hit in 2006, earning over $50 million against […]

First two minutes of Rio now online

The first two minutes of Blue Sky’s upcoming animated comedy Rio have recently been posted online over at MSN Movies. Featuring the voices of Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg and George Lopez, Rio flies into theaters everywhere this April.

Superman gets cast

Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…news that director Zack Snyder has just announced who will play the Man of Steel in his upcoming Superman movie reboot. Superhero Hype! is reporting that Henry Cavill will don the cape in the film that is set for a Christmas 2012 release. Cavill is […]

Space: 1999: Season One

The former puppet master, Gerry Anderson, created this show about the moon being blasted off into outer space. The science is sketchy, but the stories range from thought-provoking to zany, with a dash of metaphysics.

What do Johnny Depp and Kathryn Beaumont have in common?

Jim Hill Media takes a close look at how the new film Rango was recorded and finds that it was quite similar to how the Walt Disney Company shot live-action sequences as reference points for animators. Kathryn Beaumont, Disney Legend and voice of Wendy (Peter Pan) and Alice (Alice in Wonderland) provides an interview for […]

Winnie the Pooh gets MPAA rating

In news that should surprise nobody, Disney’s upcoming Winnie the Pooh has been given a G rating by the MPAA, Box Office Mojo is reporting. The 51st animated feature from Walt Disney Pictures is set to come to theaters everywhere this summer.

Leonardo DiCaprio leaves The Guardians

Leonardo DiCaprio will no longer be lending his voice to DreamWorks Animation’s Rise of the Guardians, Variety is reporting. The actor had previously been announced to voice the lead character of Jack Forst, a role which Star Trek leading man Chris Pine will now be taking over. The story finds Frost as a member of an […]

First Concept Art: Sherman and Mr. Peabody

Earlier we reported that a film based off The Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoon Sherman and Mr. Peabody was in development with Robert Downey, Jr. as the voice of the intellectual canine. Cartoon Brew has the first concept art for Downey’s character. At first glance, Mr. Peabody resembles Droopy Dog the MGM/Warner Brothers character.


Children of the 1980s, rejoice! The beloved Rankin-Bass cartoon Thundercats is being revitalized anime-style. Warner Brothers released a promotional image seen at right. The character designs appear to retain the feeling of the original characters, but updated to appeal to a new audience. Release dates, plotlines, and other details have yet to be released. Source: […]

Oscars 2010: Toy Story 3 up for Best Picture

The Oscar nominations for the 83rd annual Academy Awards have been announced, with Toy Story 3 becoming only the third animated feature to land a nod for Best Picture. Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges, Sandra Bullock, Marisa Tomei and Oprah Winfrey will be among the presenters at the ceremony, to be hosted by new Catwoman Anne […]

Get caught up in Tangled‘s disc details

Disney has officially announced Tangled for home video release on March 29 2011, in Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD editions. Full details can be read here:

Angry Birds, The Cartoon?

Have you played the smartphone app game Angry Birds? Did you spend countless hours launching birds at green pigs? Would you like to see them in a cartoon? The New York Post announced that the popular and addictive game might get a TV series or feature film deal. Rovio, the game’s parent company, was interested […]

Liam Neeson to guest star on Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Acclaimed actor Liam Neeson is set to return to the Star Wars universe to voice Qui-Gon Jinn in two special episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Entertainment Weekly is reporting. It will be the first time that fans have been able to see the character since The Phantom Menace in 1999. “Growing up, my heroes […]

Animated Edgar Allan PoeThe Tell-Tale Heart

Edgar Allan Poe, famous Gothic poet and writer, published The Tell-Tale Heart in 1843. Michael Swertfager created a 16 minute short of the story, using the same software as Pixar. It’s quite evident the difference a budget can make, but the short is still a wonderful homage to the long dead poet. More at

Tron: then and now…

An announcement for an intriguing event hosted by the Los Angeles Professional Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH along with The Visual Effects Society Archive Committee, named Tron – Now and Then, can be read in the More link at the end of this story. Of historical significance is the fact that the LA Chapter’s first event […]

How Tangled represents the modern fairytale

With Disney’s Tangled about to open in the UK, The Guardian takes a look at how animated fairytale features have evolved over the years, citing how the new take on Rapunzel manages to combine the traditions of old with a contemporary feel and avoids falling into the cliches of similar films from other studios.

Robert Downey Jr. to star in DreamWorks’ Peabody and Sherman

Entertainment Weekly reports that Robert Downey Jr. will star in a computer animated adaptation of Peabody and Sherman, a cartoon series shown with The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. The Iron Man star will voice the genius canine, Mr. Peabody. The movie is scheduled to be released in 2014 as a 3-D film and is being […]

Toy Story 3 bags Golden Globe for Best Animated Film

Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3 took home a Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Sunday night at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards, beating out other nominees Despicable Me, How to Train Your Dragon, The Illusionist, and Tangled. Full list of nominees and winners can be found here.

SWAT Kats – The Radical Squadron: The Complete Series

Even if it may be a little too reminiscent of the toy-inspired franchise fad, as the series goes it only gets better. Characterization takes a backseat to action, but the zany plots are what cartoons are all about.

New Kung Fu Panda 2 poster and image

A new poster for DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 2 has just been revealed at The site also has a new image from the film. Starring Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman and Gary Oldman, Kung Fu Panda 2 opens everywhere next summer.

DreamWorks Goes Bollywood: The Monkeys of Bollywood

DreamWorks Animation has announced that their newest animated film will be called The Monkeys of Bollywood based off the epic Indian poem Ramayana. It will be a diverse collaboration between many big names in the entertainment industry: Stephen Schwartz the famous Broadway lyricist and scorer for The Prince of Egypt, Gurinder Chadha the director of […]

Disney planning Phineas and Ferb movie?

Deadline is reporting that Disney is in the early stages of producing a theatrical movie based on their popular cartoon show Phineas & Ferb. Supposedly, the project might end up being a mix of live action and animation, which would be interesting given the extremely cartoony nature of the show. The series focuses on two […]

Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales

This series of Christmas vignettes is really the more minor of the two specials on the disc. Is This Goodbye, Charlie Brown? is certainly more remarkable, offering a more serious storyline that shakes things up and gives new insight into the characters.

India’s Tata Elxsi purchases majority stock in US animation company

In the past few months, we’ve seen Bollywood trying to develop Indian animation. Tata Elxsi, an Indian based company, recently acquired the majority stock in the US animation company A Squared Entertainment. While Tata Elxsi is going more Hollywood than Bollywood, the joint venture will produce children’s programs via the Internet, television, and gaming and […]

Yogi Bear’s All-Star Comedy Christmas Caper

Two specials show the beginning and end of the classic Hanna-Barbera period. The headliner is a little-known gem, while a 1960s birthday special shows just how good Yogi and the gang could be back in the day.

Bob’s Burgers debuts tonight

Fox’s newest animated series, Bob’s Burgers, makes its primetime debut tonight after much promotion from the network. The show focuses on Bob Belcher, a man who must struggle to keep his burger store open and his family in order. Its been getting mixed reviews from critics overall, with USA Today being especially negative, saying that “it […]

The Incredibles Blu-ray in April

Disney/Pixar’s superhero flick The Incredibles is all set for its Blu-ray debut on April 12, reports DVDizzy. The 4-disc set will include two Blu-ray discs, a DVD, and a digital copy. All the special features will likely be carried over from the 2005 DVD release. New bonus features on this release will include The Incredibles […]

Ghibli’s Arrietty the Borrower finds its lead English voice

Producer Frank Marshall revealed on twitter that actress Bridgit Mendler is leading the English voice cast for Studio Ghibli’s latest film Arrietty the Borrower for its North American release, reports /Film. Based on Mary Norton‘s 1952 novel The Borrowers, the film, directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, with supervision by Hayao Miyazaki, was released in Japan on […]

New posters for Rio

Latino Review has shared four new posters from Twentieth Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios’ upcoming animated flick Rio. Directed by Carlos Saldanha and featuring the voices of Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Jamie Foxx, Tracy Morgan, Leslie Mann, Jemaine Clement, George Lopez, Jake T. Austin and Will.I.Am, Rio opens in theaters on April 15.

The Last Unicorn Blu-ray/DVD combo in February

DVDActive reports that Lionsgate Home Entertainment has announced a Blu-ray/DVD Combo release of The Last Unicorn for February 22nd. Extras on this release will include a commentary with Writer Peter S. Beagle and Publisher Connor Cochran, featurettes (“Immortal Voices” and “Peter S. Beagle and His Work”), a Tail of The Last Unicorn mini-documentary, Schmendrick’s Magical […]