Month: August 2011

Description of Wreck-It Ralph footage now online

The first four minutes of Disney’s upcoming animated movie Wreck-It Ralph were recently screened at the studio’s D23 Expo, and while the footage itself has yet to make it to the internet, a full description of it can be found over at Cinema Blend. Along with more information about the films’s plot, which centers around a video […]

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

No less fun in its second season, new guest stars like the Justice Society, Detective Chimp, and The Metal Men join old favorties like Aquaman and Green Arrow to make this a great show for comic fans especially.

The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes – Vol. 1 – Heroes Assemble & Vol. 2 – Captain America Reborn

A new superhero group is born when Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Captain America, Wasp, and Ant-Man join forces to become The Avengers.

Bollywood Star to be Honored in an Animated Film

Bollywood has cosigned animation to the children’s entertainment market, but producer Madhu Mantena wants to move into the adult sector with a film honoring the “animated” actor Shammi Kapor. Mantena will use twenty-six of Kapor’s most famous musical numbers and incorporate them into a film using the best graphic artists available. Technicians from an undisclosed […]

Disney, Pixar end Annie boycott is reporting that its sources are saying Disney and Pixar are ending their boycott of the Annie Awards. The studios dropped out about a year ago over judging criteria concerns. Since then ASIFA Hollywood has shaken up its management, revised the voting structure of the Annies, and established a multi-studio advisory board.

Win a trip to Arthur Christmas premiere

Sony Pictures Entertainment has launched an online contest where you could win a trip for 4 to the premiere of Arthur Christmas. All you need to do is upload a picture and a 60 second video answering the question: “Why are you the biggest fan of Christmas?” Official rules are on the site. Arthur Christmas […]

D23 Expo 2011: Day 2 – Frankenweenie flies Planes with Muppets

Folks unable to attend today’s D23 expo are in luck. From Andrew Stanton’s John Carter to Pixar’s Monsters University, Disney has released an official breakdown of the presentations, complete with green room photos, concept artwork, and brand-new title treatments. View the press release and pics here:

Pixar announces two new films

The news keeps rolling in from the D23 Expo, with the latest info being about two new Pixar films in the works. Each come from one of the writers/directors of Up: Pete Docter and Bob Peterson. Before these official announcements Collider noted some release dates for unannounced Pixar projects that seem to be related. Here […]

Wreck-It-Ralph logo revealed

During day two of D23 Expo, John Lasseter revealed the logo and 4 minutes of footage from Disney’s 52nd animated feature film Wreck-It-Ralph. The film is scheduled for a November 2012 release and is directed by Rich Moore. View a larger version of the logo here:

New Toy Story short

At the D23 Expo that started today in Anaheim CA, it was announced that a new Toy Story short titled Small Fry will premiere before the Muppets movie opening November 23, 2011. The film is directed by Angus MacLane.

Rockin’ With Judy Jetson

From the cover, you might think that this is for little girls only, but it’s really a fun and zany chase caper… with songs.

New Star Wars: The Clone Wars trailer

An action-packed new trailer for the fourth season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars has just been revealed at The one hour season premiere for the acclaimed animated series will air on Cartoon Network on September 16th at 8:00pm et/7:00pm ct.

Tradition Studios First Animated Feature is The Legend of Tembo

Tradition Studios, owned by Digital Domain Media Group, announced their first feature film: The Legend of Tembo. Not much has been revealed about the story other than that it is about a baby elephant separated from his family and sent to India. Chuck Williams and Aaron Blaise are on the roister to direct. Blaise co-directed […]

Mars Needs Moms, but Earth needs Director Simon Wells!

As the final venture from Robert Zemeckis and Disney’s ImageMovers hits Blu-ray, Josh Armstrong speaks with Mars Needs Moms’ director Simon Wells about his film’s creation and reception.

New Puss in Boots viral video

A new promotional video for DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming Puss in Boots movie has just been posted by the studio on YouTube. In it, Puss advertises his new line of pants…which, in his case, means wearing no pants at all. It’s funny, but hopefully it won’t inspire any public nudity from anyone. Starring Antonio Bandaras as […]

Eddie Murphy to Voice Hong Kong Phooey

It’s a new Hollywood trend to revive old cartoons by turning them into movies. The cycle continues with Alcon Entertainment and their live-action/animated combo Hong Kong Phooey, the 1970s Hanna-Barbera cartoon. Eddie Murphy is set to voice Penry, the kung-fu fighting superhero who doubles as a janitor at a police station. Murphy has previously voiced […]

How To Train Your Dragon Stage Show

DreamWorks took to the Broadway stage with Shrek: The Musical , but now they are previewing the How To Train Your Dragon stage show in Australia. The first clip of the new show is making the Internet rounds and on first glimpse the dragon looks extremely real. The footage shows Hiccup demonstrating his “courage,” then […]

New Tintin poster

A new poster for The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn has made its way online this week, and can be seen over at Superhero Hype!. The much anticipated Steven Spielberg/Peter Jackson project comes to theaters and IMAX 3D this Christmas.

Apes Rise at the box office

Despite fairly low expectations surrounding the project over the last few month’s, 20th Century Fox’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes conquered the box office last weekend, earning a strong $54.8 million. The franchise reboot won surprising critcial acclaim, thanks largely to the impressive digital animation used to create Ceaser and his hairy co-stars. […]

Sony smurfing forward with Smurfs sequel

Due to the success of the new movie The Smurfs, Sony Pictures is already making plans to send the little blue to the big screen a second time. is reporting that the studio not only has a sequel in the works, but also a release date for it, with the movie expected to smurf its […]

Cartoon Network Reboots Thundercats to Positive Reviews

On August 5, Cartoon Network premiered it’s newest cartoon, Thundercats, a remake of the 1980s cult classic produced by Rankin and Bass (the studio that made the popular Christmas specials: Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman). Fans were hesitant if the new show would live up to the reputation of the old, but […]

Phineas & Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension premieres tonight

Disney’s popular cartoon series Phineas & Fern gets its very first movie tonight with the feature film Phineas & Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension. The plot will involve the wacky boys entering an alternate reality, one in which the evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz has taken over the city with an army of destructive robots. The film premieres […]

Tom And Jerry: Fur Flying Adventures Vol. 2

While the cartoons themselves are entertaining, Tom and Jerry: Fur Flying Adventures Vol.2 can’t break away from the mass-produced DVD stigma.

Superman revealed

The movie’s not due for almost two years, but director Zack Snyder has treated us to our first image of Henry Cavill as Superman in The Man of Steel. The image shows the iconic superhero apparently in the middle of an action sequence, standing in front of a destroyed bank vault of some sort. Sadly, […]

DreamsWorks Says No to Paramount

We reported a couple weeks ago about how DreamWork’s distribution contract with Paramount Studios was ending. Paramount tried to renegotiate the deal, but the final words are “no dice.” In response, Paramount is opening their own animation studios, similar to when Disney planned to open Circle 7 if the Pixar deal went sour. Will Paramount’s […]

The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra First Trailer

A teaser image was released last year for The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra, a sequel to the hit series Avatar: The Last Airbender. At this year’s Comic-Con, Nickelodeon tempted us with the first trailer for the new series. Not much of the story is revealed in the preview or the connections to Avatar: The […]

Smurfs tied Cowboys for the weekend Box-Office crown

In one of the biggest box office upsets in recent times, Sony’s live-action/computer-animated flick The Smurfs, grossed far more than pre-release projections had indicated. Tying with DreamWorks/Universal’s much hyped Cowboys & Aliens for No. 1 in North America, with a $36.2 million opening, The Smurfs emerged as the big winner of the weekend despite being […]