Month: April 2011

No fairy tale ending for Hoodwnked Too!

Things have ended up becoming pretty grim for the Weinstein Company’s long delayed Hoodwinked sequel Hoodwinked Too! Hood Vs. Evil. Although the original movie became a surprise hit when it opened five years ago, the second chapter hasn’t been as lucky, grossing just $1 million on its opening day yesterday. The original Hoodwinked also fared much […]

New Transformers: Dark of the Moon trailer

An action-packed new trailer for Paramount’s upcoming Transformers: Dark of the Moon made its way online earlier this week. The epic preview features what audiences have come to expect from the franchise by now: lots of giant robots and lots of explosions. The third live-action/animated film to be based off of the popular 80s cartoon […]

New Kung Fu Panda clip

The first clip from DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming Kung Fu Panda 2 has just been revealed on MTV’s website. The clip features Po and the Furious Five getting ready to go into battle. Starring Jack Black and Gary Oldman, the anticipated sequel comes to theaters everywhere on May 26th.

Dumbo finally on Blu-ray for 70th Anniversary!

After much teasing on Disney home video releases in the last 18 months, and an HD release in many other countries around the world already, Walt Disney’s Dumbo has finally been announced for release in the US, in time for its 70th Anniversary. Often treated as a secondary title on home video, the Blu-ray release […]

Fox pulls crossover event involving American Dad, Family Guy and The Cleveland Show

In light of the recent deadly storms in the South, Fox has decided to cancel a hurricane themed crossover involving its animated TV shows Family Guy, American Dad and The Cleveland Show. Announced several months ago, the crossover would’ve involved the same storm striking the characters on all three shows. Originally set to air on Sunday […]

The Incredibles

Disney/Pixar’s super-family return in a great high definition version of the original DVD, with practically all of that set’s extras carried over plus the addition of some new ones. The image isn’t quite as super-sharp as expected, but it’s a worthy upgrade.

Sony Animation Picks Up Instant Karma

Sony Animation has another project: Paul Hernandez’s fantasy Instant Karma. The film with be a live action/CGI hybrid about a safe cracker in New Orleans who dies and is reincarnated as a fly. He learns the more good deeds he does, he will be reincarnated into higher life forms until he can be with his […]

Kung Fu Panda 2 To Advertise Tofu

Every animated feature has tie in products to promote the movie and sell merchandise. Kung Fu Panda 2 stands out as the first animated film to advertise tofu. House Brands placed Po the Panda on their labels to promote the health and nutritional value of tofu to children. Other advertising partners are Best Buy, Hint […]

Is South Park about to enter its final season?

Comedy Central’s long-running adult cartoon series South Park is going to start its fifteenth season this week…but will it be the last one? Screen Rant examines why that could possibly be the case, with reasons including that the show’s contract is about to expire and the large ammount of controversy surrounding a joke in the Cartoon […]

Rio wins another weekend

Thanks to kids being out of school on Good Friday, 20th Century Fox’s Rio was able to win its second weekend in a row with a solid take of $26 million, Box Office Mojo is reporting. Many were expecting the film to be beaten by the release of the latest Tyler Perry comedy Madea’s Big Happy […]

Tron: Legacy and The Original Classic 2-Movie Collection

Disney’s high-tech 1982 blockbuster gets a deserved lick of digital paint in a terrific new restoration and, while the 2010 sequel isn’t as ambitious, it’s a satisfactory enough continuation of the franchise.

First Images And Voice Cast Of Batman: Year One

Collider has the first images and voice cast of the new DC film from Warner Brothers Animation. Bryan Cranston, Ben McKenzie, Eliza Dushku, and Katee Sackhoff will voice the main characters. The film will premiere at the 2011 Comic-Con before being released on video this coming fall. Batman: Year One is based of the classic […]

New Kung Fu Panda 2 poster

A new French poster for the upcoming Kung Fu Panda 2 has just been posted online over at the Internet Movie Poster Awards. The anticipated DreamWorks sequel comes to theaters and IMAX on May 26th.

George Takei Unhappy About Akira Casting

The Japanese-American actor George Takei (Mr. Sulu from Star Trek) voiced his dislike of casting non-Asian actors in the upcoming Akira movie. He tweeted an online protest petition protesting with the tag line “epic fail.” To the anime community, Akira is an iconic movie and tampering with the characters is viewed as sacrileges. Robert Pattinson, […]

Studio 4°C Set Animated Short Dubbed Jesus

Japan’s Studio 4°C will animate a 9 minute short on the last days of Jesus Christ told from the perspective of thief who was crucified at the same time. The short is called “My Last Day” and is based off the 1979 movie Jesus from the Campus Crusade for Christ. Barry Cook, director of Disney’s […]

Rio flies to best opening of 2011

Blue Sky Animation’s Rio spread its wings at the box office in a big way this weekend, earning about $40 million according to studio estimates. It made twice as much as this weekend’s other opener, the horror thriller Scream 4, which made only $19 million despite a solid ammount of hype surrounding its release. If […]


From a big-screen worthy 3D experience, to high-definition, regular DVD or even portable digital file, Disney’s Tangled Combo Pack offers multiple ways to enjoy this wonderful film. It’s just a shame that any decent in-depth extras got brushed out…

Zemeckis To Produce How To Survive A Garden Gnome Attack

After the Mars Needs Moms disaster and the plug was pulled on the Yellow Submarine remake, Robert Zemeckis of The Polar Express and Who Framed Roger Rabbit fame has a new project. He will be producing a live action/animated movie based on the book How To Survive A Garden Gnome Attack. The film is budgeted […]

Warner Brothers To Animate The Dark Knight Returns

Warner Brothers Animation is responsible for the top-quality DC animated movies and series that have come out recently. After they adapted All Star Superman, they’ve turned their attention to Frank Miller’s classic The Dark Knight Returns. Miller’s graphic novel rebooted the Batman franchise and set the precedent for the dark, brooding caped crusader we know […]

Starz Animation Gets A New Name

The visual effects and animation studio based in Toronto Starz Animation sees new ownership and a new name: Arc Productions. The newly named studio will continue to do work on a contract basic, including work on Starz’ Camelot mini-series and Robosapien: Rebooted. In fall 2011, they will also release Dolphin Tale starring Morgan Freeman and […]

Miyazaki’s First Manga-People of the Desert

Hayao Miyazaki dabbled in manga before he became a renowned storyteller. His first original manga People of the Desert (Sabaku no Tami) is available online from The Ghibli Blog. Miyazaki worked at Toei Daga as an animator when he wrote this manga and you can see how his style evolved while making it.

Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated – Season One, Volume One

Scooby-Doo and the rest of the Mystery, Inc. gang are back on television solving new paranormal mysteries and unmasking monsters in the aptly-titled new series Scooby-Doo: Mystery Incorporated.

Peanuts Double Feature: A Boy Named Charlie Brown & Snoopy, Come Home

The first two Peanuts features come to DVD again, the exact same as before… which isn’t really a good thing. The Schulz charm is there, but keep the remote handy.

Rio soars around the world

Even though it has yet to play in the US, Blue Sky Animation’s Rio scored a big win around the world to win the foreign box office, Variety is reporting. The musical comedy had the best opening ever for an animated movie in Brazil–which is where the film takes place–, and a worldwide weekend total […]

Bob’s Burgers not going out of business just yet

Despite so-so ratings and speculation that the network would cancel it, Fox has decided to renew their recent animated series Bob’s Burgers for a second season, Collider is reporting. Although the pilot got some very negative reviews earlier this year, the more recent episodes have been gotten better reception overall.  Fox also has two more animated series to […]

The Ballad Of Rango

Insight’s latest Art Of book is an engrossing trawl through the developmental work created by director Gore Verbinski and ILM for their collaboration Rango, and a fine companion to that unique film.

Superman flies to deluxe Blu-ray set

Following on the crime-fighting heels of Batman, it’s the turn of the big blue boy scout to come to Blu-ray with the release of The Superman Motion Picture Anthology: 1978-2006, which collects the Christopher Reeve movies alongside the – it has to be said – less well received recent theatrical outing. In fact, the set […]

Thor: Tales of Asgard BD/DVD in May

Lionsgate Home Entertainment has announced Marvel Animation’s latest animated feature Thor: Tales of Asgard for Blu-ray release on May 17, reports Blu-ray. Coinciding with the theatrical release of the live-action Thor, this release will be made available as a BD/DVD combo pack. Special features on this release will include, “Worthy: The Making of Thor: Tales […]

Batman – The Brave And The Bold: Season One, Part Two

Another 13 episodes from one of the greatest comic book cartoons ever.

Monsters University pushed back to 2013, Official logo revealed

The official logo for Pixar’s upcoming feature Monsters University was unveiled recently and can be seen at Collider. The site also reports that the Monsters, Inc. prequel which was earlier scheduled for a 2012 release, will now open in theatres on June 21, 2013. Disney had announced earlier that Dan Scanlon will make his feature-length […]