Month: March 2011 – page 2

David Couchariere: from Blue Sky to DreamWorks, an Animated Career

Jeremie Noyer exclusively reminisces with Blue Sky and DreamWorks CG animator David Couchariere about the many projects he’s brought his unique talents to!

All*Star Superman

The award-winning comics masterpiece comes to animation. Though some chapters are dropped, the film captures the comic’s spirit, providing a captivating portrait of the Man Of Steel as he deals with the success of Luthor’s brilliant final plan against him.

Tom And Jerry: Fur Flying Adventures Vol.1

Advertised as over an hour of fun, this collection lacks the epic game of cat and mouse, giving screen time to side characters and a random assortment of toons from the Hanna-Barbera and Chuck Jones days.

UPDATED: New Pirates posters and trailer

Five new posters for Disney’s upcoming Pirate of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides have made their way online over the last week, and can be found online over at The set includes the official one sheet for the film, along with four character banners. The highly anticipated sequel comes to theaters everywhere on May […]

Tangled (concept art)

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Mars torpedos Yellow Submarine

In not entirely unexpected news, The Hollywood Reporter states that The Walt Disney Studios has shut down production on director Robert Zemeckis’ proposed motion-capture remake of The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine, following the disastrous box-office figures for Mars Needs Moms, which he produced. The “creepy” look of mo-cap has also been cited, although HR suggests Zemeckis […]

Mars Needs Moms a “historic disaster” for Disney

Possibly destined to become one of the biggest money losers in recent Hollywood memory, Disney’s Mars Needs Moms made only $6.9 million during its opening weekend, a fraction of what it cost to make. When marketing costs are brought into play, it’s quite likely that the motion capture animated feature cost as much as $200 […]

First images from Disney’s Ballad of Nessie

The first images from Disney’s upcoming animated short film The Ballad of Nessie have just made their way online and have been posted over at CinemaBlend. The short will tell the story of how the Loch Ness Monster ended up in his home, while dealing with an evil developer who wants to build a golf […]

Stop-Motion Marvels!

Thunderbean gives us one of their oddest, most fascinating collections yet. Marvel at the wonder of Kinex films, plus more delights you never knew you wanted to see. This one is full of surprises!

Mars Needs Moms opens, needs audiences

Walt Disney Pictures’ Mars Needs Moms which opened in theatres this Friday with just $1.7 million, seems headed to a sizable disappointment this weekend with just $10 million, predicts BoxOfficeProphets. 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 […]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles CGI Reboot

We haven’t heard much from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise for awhile, but we found a sneak peek for the upcoming CGI movie for 2012 from Nickelodeon. The animation still looks to be in the early rendering stages or it might be the movie’s style. The turtles have seen many mutations over the years […]

New Smurfs trailer and poster

After seeing the teaser trailer attached to what seems like virtually every family film in the last eight months in theaters, Sony Pictures has finally revealed a brand new preview for The Smurfs on Yahoo! Movies. The preview, among other things, gives us our first glimpse of Hank Azaria as evil wizard Gargamel as well […]

Bambi: Diamond Edition

If Love Is A Song that never ends, then Bambi’s Blu-ray melodies will have you falling for Walt Disney’s enthralling classic all over again, even if the supplements are essentially pulled over from what we have seen before.

Korra of the Water Tribe: Sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender

Avatar: The Last Airbender has an upcoming sequel titled Korra of the Water Tribe. The series follows Korra the new avatar as she learns the four bending elements in a world quite different from Aang’s time. The live action movie from M. Night Shyamalan did not fair well in reviews, but here’s hoping this animated […]

Bambi Diamond Edition: an interview with Donnie Dunagan, the original “Young Prince of the Forest”

Jeremie Noyer joins a roundtable discussion with Donnie Dunagan, the voice of Young Bambi in Walt Disney’s enduring classic.

Information on several upcoming DreamWorks Animation movies revealed

DreamWorks Animation has revealed new information on all of their upcoming movies from now through 2014, thanks to a loaded press release that can be found on ComingSoon.Net. The article has new plot information and release dates for Madagascar 3, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Me & My Shadow and more. It also reveals a […]

New Cars 2 trailer

A brand new trailer for Disney & Pixar’s upcoming Cars 2 can be found online now over at MSN Movies. Starring Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy and Michael Caine, the anticipated sequel drives into theaters this summer.

Rango tops box office

Rango easily topped the weekend box office in its first week taking in $38.1 million according to Box Office Mojo. That total passes The Green Hornet’s first weekend making it the top opening film of the year so far.

Stronger Than Spinach

Olive Oyl sexy? Bluto a better man than Popeye? This book dares to be contrary, but it doesn’t necessarily translate into a good read.

Spain’s Newest Animated Film: Arrugas

Here’s another film proving that animation isn’t just for kids. Arrugas (Wrinkles) is about two senior citizens and their friendship. It’s based off the comic book by Paco Roca and is a hand drawn feature length film. Cartoon Brew has the trailer. The movie is set to be released in Fall 2011 for Spain, but […]

Another Hop poster

Another poster for Hop has made its way online over at the Internet Movie Poster Awards. As with the other posters for the film, this one ignores the live-action aspect of the story, instead making it look like an animated movie. From the creators of Despicable Me, Hop comes to theaters this April.

Rango opens

Paramount/Nickelodeon’s Rango opens this weekend in 3,917 theatres according to Box Office Mojo. The Gore Verbinski directed, Johnny Depp starring film is doing very well with the critics, earning an 88% fresh rating from Rotten Tomatoes. A big weekend is predicted, with Box Office Prophets projecting a $47.4 million take

Tron: Uprising Trailer

Over at SlashFilm, they have the newest trailer for Tron: Uprising. A spin-off of Tron: Legacy, the new series will launch a new franchise. It will premiere on Disney XD in summer 2012 after a ten episode mini-series coming fall 2011. The series focuses on a young program heading a digital revolution with the help […]

Puss in Boots teaser now online

The first teaser for DreamWorks’ upcoming animated feature Puss in Boots has just premiered on Apple. Puss in Boots, one of the most beloved characters of the Shrek universe, tells the tale of Puss’s early adventures as he teams with mastermind Humpty Dumpty and the street-savvy Kitty to steal the famed Goose that lays the […]

New Kung Fu Panda 2 trailer

A brand new trailer for DreamWorks’ upcoming flick Kung Fu Panda 2 is now available to watch on Apple. Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson and featuring a voice cast of Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffm, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, James Hong, Gary Oldman, Michelle Yeoh, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Victor […]

Rumblewick headed to big screen

According to Coming Soon, DreamWorks has green lit production for Rumblewick, a film inspired by the children’s book My Unwilling Witch (The Rumblewick Letters). The story will follow a magician’s rabbit who is offered the chance to train as a witch’s familiar – only to find out that he’s being used as a pawn in […]

Changes in store for ASIFA-Hollywood, Annie Awards

ASIFA-Hollywood, an organization established to promote and encourage the art and craft of animation and the group behind the Annie Awards, has announced new officers, a restructuring of their infrastructure, and changes in how the awards are selected. The full press release follows:

Hanks, Allen back together for Cruise

Hollywood Reporter has announced that Toy Story double-act Tom Hanks and Tim Allen will re-team for Jungle Cruise, an action-adventure based on Disneyland’s famous park ride.

JapanNYC Fest to Show Rare Miyazaki Shorts

Miyazaki fans if you can make it to New York City for the JapanNYC Fest, you will be treated to two rare shorts. House Hunting and Mon Mon the Water Spider will be shown on March 26 at Carnegie Hall. These two shorts are dialogue free and part of a collection of eight made especially […]

Elton John: “Disney not behind Gnomeo

Shedding a little more light than was previously rumored on the relationship between singer-songwriter Elton John and the Walt Disney Studios in the making of their co-production Gnomeo And Juliet, John has made his feelings clear on the lack of support on the title from its distributing studio, as per The Hollywood Reporter. Gnomeo, which […]