Month: May 2011

DC to get a major reboot

Huge news from the comics world today as DC announced a major reboot of their properties. According to Newsarama, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the rest will be starting from scratch as all DC Universe titles will be reset back to #1 and the backstories and histories rewritten to “reflect today’s real-world themes and events”. […]

Wonder Woman Pilot for NBC Canceled

PR and images have circulated for months about an upcoming Wonder Woman series for prime time. NBC was interested in the show, but after the pilot was filmed and viewed they plug was pulled. Collider has the news about why the superheroine show was canceled, including over the top acting, poor plot, and, in general, […]

Cars 2 Characters in State Farm Commercial

If you buy your insurance based off endorsements from popular animated characters you may want to head over to the Pixar Blog. Mater, Finn McMissile, Holley Shiftwell, and State Farm cars star in a thirty-second commercial promoting the national insurance company. Mater accidentally breaks a pet shop window and in the Cars world their pets […]

Frankenstein Jr. And The Impossibles: The Complete Series

1966 was a big year for Hanna-Barbera, partially due to this intriguing pair of features that formed a half-hour of superhero thrills and humor. As usual, design and voice acting make this classy and fun.

Kung Fu Panda 2 gets ska-dooshed by The Hangover

Despite glowing reviews from critics, DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 2 wasn’t able to open to quite as much as some were expecting it to this weekend, ultimately getting crushed by the release of the R-rated comedy The Hangover: Part II. The animated sequel opened to barely half of what The Hangover did, grossing a still […]

First image from Pixar’s Brave

The first rendered image from Pixar’s upcoming fairy tale Brave has hit the web and can be seen at Collider. The voice cast of Brave includes Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, Robbie Coltrane, and Julie Walters. The first teaser for the film is expected to be attached to Cars 2 […]

Happy Feet 2 teaser now online

The first teaser for Happy Feet 2 is now available to watch at Apple. Directed by George Miller and featuring the voices of Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Hank Azaria, Alecia Moore (Pink), Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, and Sofia Vergara, the sequel to 2007 Oscar winner opens in theaters Novemburr 18th, 2011.

Another Muppets trailer

Another new trailer for The Muppets–this time a direct parody of the teaser trailer for The Hangover: Part II, complete with critic quotes–has been posted online on YouTube. The preview marks the second trailer to be released by Disney in only a matter of days. The Muppets opens everywhere this Thanksgiving.

Kung Fu Panda 2 opens

DreamWorks Kung Fu Panda 2 opens today in 3,925 theatres according to Box Office Mojo. The film is doing well with critics, earning a fresh 76% rating so far at Rotten Tomatoes. projects a second place finish for the weekend with $90 million.

First Trailer For The Muppets

Released with Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the first trailer for The Muppets is available to view online. The trailer advertises for a false romantic comedy Green With Envy, then the Muppets show up. The Muppets comes to theaters this Thanksgiving, November 23. Along with out favorite Muppets, Jason Segal, Amy Adams, and […]

Preserving Animation’s History: S/R Animation Conservation Center

S/R Animation Conservation Center has a yearly auction with rare pieces of animation history up for sale. While the auction is interesting, the work S/R does to preserve these pieces is even better. They painstakingly restore cells that were once used in the great Disney classics. The S/R team examines each color in a damaged […]

Gnomeo & Juliet

Elton John teams again with Disney Studios for a jolly romp based on Shakespeare’s classic, featuring some cutting-hedge animation and big family fun for all. Touchstone’s disc isn’t blooming, but does sprout some welcome, if potted, extras!

Pirates wins box office booty

Four films in, and Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is still going strong. The latest installment, On Stranger Tides, opened to $90 million in the US this weekend, IndieWire is reporting. Although it was less than the first two sequels opened to in 2006 and 2007, it was still enough to score the film the best […]

New Shows For Fox: Napoleon Dynamite and Allen Gregory

Fox, the only network with a prime time animation block, picked up two new shows for the fall line up: Napoleon Dynamite and Allen Gregory . The first is based off the popular 2004 indie film and comes from Rough Draft Studios. Allen Gregory is produced by Bento Box Entertainment and seven episodes have been […]

Nickelodeon Picks Up Voltron

Nickelodeon’s NickToons channel has a streaming preview for a new Voltron series. The series will be a sequel to the 1984-1985 series about five humans who journey to an alien planet to pilot the robot defender Voltron with his blazing sword. The new series will premiere on June 16 on the NickToons channel. World Events […]

Gnomeo & Juliet’s director Kelly Asbury Opens His Secret Garden!

Ahead of May 24’s release of Gnomeo & Juliet on DVD and Blu-ray, Jeremie Noyer joins a roundtable interview with director Kelly Asbury, who reveals his new-found fascination with garden gnomes!

More Kung Fu Panda 2 clips

Four more film clips from Kung Fu Panda 2 have recently been posted at Yahoo! Movies. The DreamWorks Animation sequel kicks its way into theaters next week.

Tintin teaser trailer now online

With two posters for the film making their way online yesterday, the first teaser trailer for The Adventures of Tintin has just been posted on Apple. The preview doesn’t offer much in terms of what the film’s performance capture animation will look like, instead focusing on shots of the movie’s fantastical scenery. The Adventures of […]

Poster for The Muppets revealed

A new poster for Disney’s upcoming The Muppets can now be found on The film will mark the first time that the characters have been seen on the big screen in more than a decade. Starring Kermit the Frog, Fozzy the Bear and Gonzo the…whatever he is, The Muppets comes to theaters everywhere this […]

Seth MacFarlene to reboot The Flintstones

Hold onto your Fruity Pebbles: Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlene has just been given the greenlight to work on a reboot of The Flintstones, Deadline is reporting. The reboot would involve a return to television and film for the beloved characters of the popular Hanna Barbara TV series. Apparently, this has been something of a dream […]

UPDATED: New Adventures of Tintin posters

The first poster for The Adventures of Tintin has just been revealed at Empire Online. The much hyped motion capture film from Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson features a cast that includes Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Daniel Craig. A trailer for the Christmas release is expected to appear online this week. UPDATE: A second […]

Fox picks up two new animated series

Animation Magazine has news about two new animated series heading to the Fox network: Allen Gregory, which follows the “adventures of the world’s most celebrated seven-year-old going to school with normal kids”, and Napoleon Dynamite, based on the popular film.

Monsters University details

Disney/Pixar has released some details about their upcoming film Monsters University. “Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn’t always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn’t stand each other. Monsters University unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became […]

New Cars 2 trailer

A new trailer for Disney-Pixar’s upcoming feature Cars 2 is now available to watch at Apple. Directed by John Lasseter and featuring the voices of Owen Wilson, Larry The Cable Guy, Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, and Bonnie Hunt, Cars 2 zooms into theaters June 24th, 2011.

Abbott And Costello Meet Captain Kidd

Nearing the end of their successful 15-year film career, Abbott and Costello produced this independent color picture co-starring the wonderful Charles Laughton. The boys tussle with pirates in a fight for treasure and love on the high seas.

The Fox and the Hound and The Fox and the Hound 2 (trailer)

The Fox and the Hound and The Fox and the Hound 2, in a special 30th Anniversary 2-Movie Collection for the first time ever in high-definition available August 9, 2011.

Family Guy and The Cleveland Show get renewed

In what should not come as a surprise to many people, Seth MacFarlene’s Family Guy has been renewed for a 10th season, according to Entertainment Weekly. Its sister series, The Cleveland Show, was also renewed for another season, despite the fact that it continues to get negative reviews from critics. With American Dad! already being re-elected for […]

Another Kung Fu Panda 2 clip

A new Kung Fu Panda 2 film clip featuring Po the panda and Master Shifu has just been revealed online over at Yahoo! Movies. Starring Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman and Gary Oldman, the anticipated sequel to the 2008 hit comes to theaters and IMAX 3D on May 26th.

The Fox and the Hound coming to Blu-ray

Disney has announced that The Fox and the Hound and The Fox and the Hound 2 will be coming to Blu-ray and DVD in a special 30th Anniversary 2-Movie Collection. The all-new digitally restored version of the original 1981 film and its 2006 direct-to-video sequel arrive in stores on August 9, 2011.

Rango coming to Blu-Ray and DVD in July

Paramount’s critically acclaimed animated feature Rango arrives on Blu-Ray and DVD on July 15th, is reporting. Extras on the release will include an extended version of the film with an alternate ending, deleted scenes, audio commentary and more. Released in theaters this March, Rango was a decent hit, earning $120 million in the US.