Month: June 2011

Hanks: Pixar working on Toy Story 4

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that actor Tom Hanks, talking to the BBC in promoting his new movie, thinks Pixar is secretly working on a Toy Story 4. While not a total surprise given the critical and commercial success of the previous Toy Story films, in particular last summer’s Oscar-winning threequel, it was thought the […]

Teaser for Pixar’s Brave; New character images

The first teaser trailer for Disney-Pixar’s upcoming feature Brave is now available to watch on their YouTube channel. Featuring the voice cast of Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, Robbie Coltrane, and Julie Walters, Brave will be out in theaters June 22nd, 2012. Additionally, Rope Of Silicon has shared four new […]

Cars 2 opens

Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2 opens today in 4,115 theatres according to Box Office Mojo. For the first time in their history Pixar is not feeling the love of the critics, with the film only mustering a 35% on Rotten Tomatoes. Still it is easily expected to win the weekend, with Box Office Prophets projecting $68.6 million […]

New Pictures, Interviews, and More on The Muppets

Collider posted nine new pictures from the newest movie starring everyone’s favorite puppets and interviews with Amy Adams, Jason Segal, and on set video blog. Plot details are revealed along with a scoop on behind the scenes and much more Muppet fun!

Brave poster revealed

The first poster for Disney & Pixar’s upcoming Brave has made its way online today at A teaser trailer for the film is supposed to play in theaters this weekend with Cars 2. The first ever fairy tale from Pixar, Brave comes to theaters everywhere on June 22, 2012.

Puss in Boots trailer debuts online

As was announced earlier today, an action-packed new trailer for DreamWorks Animation’s Puss in Boots has just been posted at Yahoo! Movies. The preview offers several glimpses at the new characters in the film, including mastermind Humpty Dumpty and the sneaky Kitty Softpaws. The Shrek spinoff opens in theaters and IMAX 3D this November.

Alvin and the Chipmunks 3 teaser trailer spoofs Titanic

“I won’t let go, Alvin. I won’t let go…” A very short teaser trailer for Fox’s next Chipmunks flick has just been posted on YouTube via VisoTrailers. The preview begins as though its an ad for James Cameron’s Titanic, only to have Alvin rather predictably shout that he’s “the king of the world” at the end of […]

New Puss in Boots poster

A brand new (and pretty cool-looking) poster for DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming Puss in Boots movie has been revealed over at Yahoo! Movies. The site also announces that a new trailer for the film will premiere online later on today. Starring Antonio Bandaras, Puss in Boots kicks butt in theaters this November.

Superman: The Motion Picture Anthology

Lack of hi-def supplements aside, this really is a super-powered boxed set collection of Superman on screen from 1942-2006 and especially presents the Christopher Reeve films as never before. Essential!

First The Muppets Movie Trailer

It’s finally here! The first trailer, that’s not a parody, for the Muppets’ new movie is available for viewing by thegeneral public. The trailer shows that the Muppets have disbanded. Jason Segal’s and Amy Adams’s characters team up with a new Muppet named Wayne to attempt to get the entire gang together again. There’s adventure, […]

Studio Ghibli Protests Nuclear Power

In light of the three month anniversary of the earthquake that rocked Japan and sent the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into a near meltdown, Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli hung a banner on top of their building that reads, “Studio Ghibli wa Gen-Patsu Nuki no Denki de Eiga o Tsukuritai” or “Studio Ghibli Wants to […]

Cars 2 screenwriter Ben Queen on the race for his “Art Of” book!

As the world revs up for the imminent release of Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2, Jeremie Noyer puts the pedal to the metal to speak exclusively with the film’s screenwriter and Art Of book author Ben Queen!

Green Lantern flies to decent start

After months of intense marketing from Warner Bros., the studio’s big-budget superhero movie Green Lantern flew off to a solid start with $52 million, Box Office Mojo is reporting. Unfortunately, the movie got very negative reviews for the most part, so it might be hard for the film to display strong legs. Meanwhile, Kung Fu Panda […]

Cars 2 rolling well with critics so far

Early reviews for Cars 2 are now appearing on the internet, and since this a release from Pixar, it is no surprise that they are strong. Variety calls it “the rare sequel that not only improves on but retroactively justifies its predecessor, this lightning-paced caper-comedy shifts the franchise into high gear with international intrigue, spy-movie spoofery […]

Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos

Chuck Norris and his Karate Kommandos fight The Klaw and his henchman Super Ninja, but 1980s action cartoon enthusiasts and Norris uber-fans aside, there’s really not much to recommend about this generic show.

It’s Not Easy Being a Green Movie Parody

The new Mupppet movie called The Muppets has a new parody trailer. This time they spoof Green Lantern with the usual puns on Kermit’s trademark song. It still doesn’t hint at anything plot wise, Jason Segal even comments in the trailer that maybe the Muppets and cast should start advertising for the “real movie.” They’re […]

Another Change from the Academy

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is very busy lately. The recently banned performance capture animation (a technique pioneered by Robert Zemeckis with The Polar Express) from the nomination ballot. The changed the rules again to increase the number of animated films available for nomination each year based on how many are released. […]

John Lasseter on Cars 2 Development and Being a Director

John Lasseter hasn’t directed a Pixar movie since Cars back in 2006. IGN caught up with him and asked why he returned to the director’s seat for Cars 2. Lasseter explains he came back because the first movie was very personal and he wanted to continue in the same vein for the sequel. The best […]

Larry the Cable Guy on Cars 2

The Pixar Blog has an interview with Larry the Cable Guy, the voice of the slow, but loving tow truck Mater. Larry discusses how he relates to his character and the voice recording sessions. He mentions what cars he personally drives and hints, but doesn’t confirm, that there may be a Cars 3 if the […]

UPDATED: Promo images for Despicable Me 2, other animated movies revealed

Even though it’s apparently not coming to theaters until the summer of 2013, an early promotional image for Universal’s Despicable Me 2 has been revealed at this year’s Licensing International Expo, and can be seen at Nothing is known about the sequel’s plot at this point, but if the poster is any indication, the popular […]

More Smurfs images

Three Smurfy new images from Sony’s upcoming The Smurfs have just been posted at Cinema Blend. The much-marketed film based off of the popular blue characters comes to theaters in 3D this July.

Ben 10 is coming to the big screen

Cartoon Network’s popular sci-fi adventure series Ben 10 is set to get the big screen treatment. is reporting that producer Joel Silver has plans to turn the animated franchise into a live-action motion picture. “In ‘Ben 10,’ Cartoon Network has built a property that is loved across the world,” he said. “It has a fun […]

Happiness Is… Peanuts – Snoopy’s Adventures

Snoopy stars in this budget release. There has been no remastering, but the price is right for a good episode from the TV series, and an even better TV special.

Do The Cards Predict Another Yu-Gi-Oh series?

Anime News Network reports that 4Kids Entertainment will pitch Yu-Gi-Oh Zexel to potential merchandisers. 4Kids plans to release the new series this fall on Toonzai. The company is currently in the middle of a lawsuit, however, with the Japanese licensors, TV Tokyo and ADK’s Nihon Ad Systems (NAS). Both tried to cancel their contract with […]

New Gundam Project In The Works

The Gundam franchise is to Japan as Star Wars is to the US. Combining anime, manga, and toys–generally model kits–the name Gundam is a multi-million platform. On June 25, the Bandai Channel will announce the next project for the Gundamname on its website. Will it be a new anime? Will it continue previous Gundam canons […]

Andrew Adamson producing Beasts of Burden movie

Screen Rant is reporting that Shrek director Andrew Adamson is set to produce an edgy computer animated movie called Beasts of Burden. Based off of a Dark Horse Comics book, the plot will involve a band of dogs (and one cat) who defend their land from dark forces such as cannibalistic frogs, witches and an evil society […]

Planes teaser flies online

The first trailer for Disney’s upcoming Planes film has just been posted on their official YouTube page. Taking place in the same world as Pixar’s Cars, the film comes from Disney Toon Studios, which is also responsible for the company’s current Tinker Bell series. Planes is the first movie in what Disney hopes will become a new […]

Reboot Ralph gets new title, cast and plot summary

Disney announced today via that their up-until-now top secret animated movie Reboot Ralph has been given a new title, the more destructive sounding Wreck-It Ralph. The plot involves an arcade game villain who’s not content with his place in life, wanting to be loved like his hero enemy instead of hated like the bad guy that […]

Another Smurfs poster

Another international poster for The Smurfs has just made its way to the Internet Movie Poster Awards. The live-action/animated comedy comes to theaters on July 29th.

Challenge Of The Gobots: The Original Miniseries

This mid-80s toyfest is fondly remembered by some; and is seen as a weak competitor to Transformers by others. It’s not the strongest show, but no denying there’s some charm in the concept of giant shape-changing robots.