Month: February 2011

News on American Akira script

A live-action American version of the Japanese cult classic anime Akira is in development. The plot has been altered from the original story: taking place in Neo-Manhattan instead of Neo-Tokyo, the two male leads are brothers instead of best friends, and more emphasis on the original drug subplot. The script mentioned in the article is […]

Toy Story 3, Inception, The Lost Thing win Oscars

Pixar’s Toy Story 3 took home the Oscar for Best Animated Film at the 83rd Academy Awards. Randy Newman earned his second Oscar in 20 nominations for the song We Belong Together, from Toy Story 3. Inception picked up a night-tying high 4 trophies, including Best Visual Effects. And The Lost Thing was the winner […]

New Thunder Cats Trailer

The anime-inspired Thunder Cats cartoon now has an official trailer. Taking the same revamp path as He-Man and the Masters of the Universe a few years back, the trailer gives us some hints that the the original story line has changed. Lion-O isn’t a child at the beginning of the series, Thundera may not be […]

Gnomeo & Juliet wins the weekend

After two strong weekends in theaters, Disney’s Gnomeo & Juliet finds itself on top of the box office for the first time this week, Box Office Mojo is reporting. With a $14 million take this weekend, the animated Shakespeare parody now has a very good total of $75 million. Many are expecting the movie to have […]

Green Lantern: Emerald Knights trailer now online

Earlier this week, Yahoo! Movies released the first trailer for the upcoming DC Comics animated film Green Lantern: Emerald Knights. The movie will consist of six different interlocking stories, similar to 2008’s Batman: Gotham Knight. Featuring the voices of Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Moss and Jason Issacs, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights comes to Blu-Ray & DVD on […]

Henry Selick to make animated horror Shademaker

Henry Selick, the director behind films such as The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach, and Coraline is pulling together talent now for Shademaker, the first film to be produced at his new studio, reports /Film. Selick is heading a new stop-motion animation studio in San Francisco, Shademaker Productions, whose mandate is “to […]

New International trailer for Rio

20th Century Fox has released a new international trailer for its upcoming animated flick Rio. Featuring the voices of Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Neil Patrick Harris, Jemaine Clement, Tracy Morgan, Leslie Mann,, Jamie Foxx and George Lopez, Rio hits theaters in 3D on April 8th.

New Winnie the Pooh poster

A brand new poster for Disney’s upcoming Winnie the Pooh feature can now be seen at Impawards. Featuring the voices of Jim Cummings, Craig Ferguson, Tom Kenny, Travis Oates, Bud Luckey, Jack Boulter, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Wyatt Hall and Huell Howser, Winnie the Pooh is set to hit theaters on July 15, 2011.

Toy Story short stills

Two stills from the upcoming Toy Story short entitled Hawaiian Vacation have been released. The short will be attached to Cars 2 opening June 24th. You can check out the pics right here:

Don’t forget AV’s Oscar contest and live chat!

Just a friendly reminder that Friday is the last day to get in your ballot for our annual Oscar contest, where you can win a prize package worth $200! Be sure to submit your entry here. If you entered before Friday, please check here to ensure your ballot was received and validated. Also, don’t forget […]

Another new Hoodwinked Too! poster

A third character banner for Hoodwinked Too! Hood Vs. Evil–this time featuring the Wolf and Twitchy–can now be seen online over at the Internet Movie Poster Awards. The sequel to the surprise animated hit from 2006 finally hits theaters on April 29th after a number of delays.

American Dad! greenlit for another season

Despite a recent time slot change in order to make room for Bob’s Burgers, Fox’s Emmy-nominated animated TV series American Dad! has just been renewed for a seventh season, is reporting. The series remains a fan favorite on the network’s popular Animation Domination lineup, which in addition to Bob’s Burgers consists of The Simpsons, Family Guy and […]

The Looney Tunes Treasury

The design of the book is beautiful, but once you get past that the vault seems surprisingly empty.

New Cars 2 TV Spot and images

A new TV Spot for Disney/Pixar’s upcoming flick Cars 2 has found its way online and can be watched over at Collider. Additionally, the site also shares two new images from the movie. Directed by John Lasseter, and featuring the voices of Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Michael Caine, Tony Shalhoub, Cheech Marin, Michael […]

Disney planning Planes franchise

Apparently hoping to do for boys what their Tinker Bell franchise has done for girls, Disney has just announced plans to produce a series of films based off of Pixar’s Cars universe called Planes. The films will apparently take place in the same world in which Lightning McQueen and Mater live, with the only difference […]

Shane Black to direct Iron Man 3

With Jon Favreau no longer involved in the project so he can focus on Disney’s Magic Kingdom movie, the upcoming Iron Man 3 will instead be helmed by Kiss Kiss Bang Bang! director Shane Black, Total Film is reporting. Very little is known about the film at this point, but it is known that the plot’s events […]

Mila Kunis to join Disney’s Oz: The Great and the Powerful?

Mila Kunis is apparently being considered for the role of the Wicked Witch of the West in Disney’s upcoming Wizard of Oz prequel, NY Magazine is reporting. The site reports that Kunis is said to be walking away from the live action Akira remake to join James Franco in the movie to be directed by Spider-Man […]

More on the career of Bill Justice

Paula Sigman-Lowery and Jeff Kurtti offer another detailed and respectful rembrance of the recently departed Disney legend for The Walt Disney Family Museum website, in their article With Thanks And Appreciation For A Swell Job: Remembering Bill Justice. They detail his contributions to many Disney films and the parks, and provide numerous quotes from Justice. […]

Hoodwinked Too! character posters

Two new character banners for Hoodwinked Too! Hood Vs. Evil has just been revealed over at Yahoo! Movies. It’s the very first poster art which has been released for the sequel so far. The movie has an April 29th release date.

New trailer for Mars needs Moms

A brand new trailer for Walt Disney Pictures’ upcoming animated feature Mars needs Moms is now available to watch on Apple. Directed by Simon Wells, and featuring the voices of Seth Green, Dan Fogler, Elisabeth Harnois, Mindy Sterling, Kevin Cahoon, and Joan Cusack, Mars needs Moms opens in theatres on March 11, 2011.

Bill Justice RIP

Disney historian Brian Sibley has written a wonderfully warm tribute to animator-director Bill Justice, who died aged 97 on February 10, and who contributed to Disney’s Golden Age productions for 42 years, specifically being responsible for the antics of Donald Duck’s foils, the chipmunks Chip ‘n’ Dale, among a wealth of memorable screen credits that […]

DreamWorks to bring Flawed Dogs to big screen

DreamWorks Animation appears all set to adapt picture book and novel Flawed Dogs for the big screen, reports Variety. From Pulitzer prize winning writer and cartoonist Berkeley Breathed, Flawed Dogs centers around a dachshund who must reclaim his place in the family after being wrongly exiled by a jealous show dog.

Newman wins Grammy

Though he didn’t get an Oscar nod for his Toy Story 3 score, Randy Newman was honored by the music industry with a Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media. It is Newman’s fifth Grammy out of 14 career nominations. All his wins have been for Disney […]

Animated Views’ 2011 Oscar Contest

Animated Views is giving away a prize package featuring the best animated features of 2010 along with classics from Studio Ghibli – a bundle worth $200! All you have to do is predict who is going to win at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards.

Toy Story 3 Best Animated Bafta winner

At the UK’s British Academy of Film and Television Awards Sunday evening, Disney/Pixar director Lee Unkrich accepted the Best Animated Film award for Toy Story 3, further raising its chances to take the same prize at this year’s Oscars. Best Animated Short went to Michael Please’s The Eagleman Stag. Toy Story 3 lost out to […]

Elton John talks Gnomeo & Juliet

Collider has posted an interview with Elton John, the executive producer and composer of Gnomeo & Juliet, wherein the legendary musician talks about the 11-year process of making Gnomeo & Juliet, and more. Directed by Kelly Asbury, Touchstone Pictures’ latest animated flick features classic songs by Elton John, along with new songs written with his […]

More How to Train Your Dragon sequel details

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed a number of new details regarding DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming How to Train Your Dragon II. “It’s going to be quite epic,” director Dean DeBlois promised. “We are treating How To Train Your Dragon as the first act in a much larger story. As we head into this one, the world expands. […]

New Hop and Mars Needs Moms posters

The Internet Movie Poster Awards have recently posted yet another new poster for Hop, this time with a a Valentine’s Day theme. The site also has three new character banners for Disney’s upcoming Mars Needs Moms. Both movies are due in theaters this spring.

New images from Winnie the Pooh

Collider has shared 13 new images from Disney’s upcoming animated feature Winnie the Pooh. Directed by Stephen Anderson and Don Hall, and featuring the voices of Jim Cummings, Craig Ferguson, Tom Kenny, Travis Oates, and Bud Luckey, the film opens July 15th.

Gnomeo & Juliet opens

The greatest love story ever told, starring…garden gnomes? Gnomeo & Juliet, Touchstone Pictures’ animated makeover of Shakespeare’s revered play, opens in theaters today. Directed by Kelly Asbury and featuring the voices of James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Michael Caine, Jason Statham, Maggie Smith, Patrick Stewart, Ashley Jensen, Stephen Merchant, Matt Lucas, Jim Cummings, Julie Walters, Richard […]