Month: September 2011

Lion King D-rectors Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff: 2D’s for a 3D hit!

With The Lion King a hit again on 3D screens and a sure-to-be massive Blu-ray release just a few days away, Jeremie joins a roundtable discussion with the movie’s directors, Rob Minkoff and Roger Allers!

Mad: Season One, Part One

The original satirical magazine makes a truly genuine translation from page to screen in a Warner Bros. Animation animated program that feels close in freewheeling spirit to the unit’s classic 1990s animated comedies.

First Lorax poster revealed

The first poster for Universal Pictures’ upcoming animated movie The Lorax has just been posted over at CinemaBlend. The poster features a close-up of the title character’s face, which looks somewhat similar to the CGI version of Garfield the cat in the live-action Garfield movies. Based on the book by Dr. Seuss, and starring the […]

The DC Universe Heats Up With Justice League: Doom and Batman: Year One

Warner Brothers Animation is shaking up the DC Animated Universe once again with two new movies. Batman: Year One hits retailers on October 18, 2011 and is based on the legendary comic book storyline by Frank Miller and David Mazzuchelli. It shows us a glimpse of Bruce Wayne’s start as Batman. Preview the first clip […]

New Clips from Tintin Movie

New clips for the The Adventures of Tintin movie have made their way to the Internet via a German trailer. Europe is getting more Tintin treatment because of the larger fan base (Hergé, the comic’s creator, is Belgian) than in the US, which goes along with the prediction that it will have more success overseas. […]

Lion King roars again

In another surprise victory at the box office, Simba and his friends were able to take down four newcomers this weekend to claim the top spot, THR is reporting. The 3-D re-issue of The Lion King lead the pack with a take of $22 million, bringing its current total to $61 million (and bringing its lifetime […]

Animation Domination returns to FOX tonight

FOX’s popular line-up of primetime animated shows returns to the network tonight. The night begins with The Simpsons starting its 23rd season, followed by The Cleveland Show, Family Guy and American Dad. HollywoodChicago.Com has early reviews of all four episodes, with the critic having nothing but praise to offer for the season premieres of The Simpsons […]

Hoodwinked Too! Hood Vs. Evil

Though not the worst animated film you’re ever likely to see, don’t get hoodwinked into seeing this lower than average sequel to a surprisingly fun original. The extras try, but there are no happy endings here.

Lion King animator Tony Bancroft takes “warthog”’s share on Pumbaa!

As The Lion King roars again on the big screen, Jeremie Noyer joins a virtual roundtable with supervising animator Tony Bancroft, who recalls bringing Pumbaa the warthog to life!

Tom Wilson, Sr. Creator of Ziggy Dies

Tom Wilson, Sr. the cartoonist responsible for lovable bald and empathic character Ziggy died September 16 at the age of 80 from pneumonia. Wilson created Ziggy for American Greetings’ Sunbeam Library line of humorous books, where he debuted in When You’re Not Around. The book sold a half-million copies and the character was later serialized […]

Sabrina the Teenage Witch Returns to TV

a popular late 1990s live-action show starring Melissa Joan Hart and Sabrina, The Animated Series, the famous teen-witch is returning to TV airwaves. Archie Comics contracted Moonscoop Animation to “reimagine [Sabrina] in the vein of Harry Potter, Twilight, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Sabrina is easily one of Archie Comics’ most popular character and was […]

The Smurfs DVD and Blu-ray in December

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced DVD and BD releases of The Smurfs for December 2nd, reports DVDActive. Available as a 1-disc DVD, a 3D Blu-ray/DVD Combo, and 3-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo, extras on the 1-disc DVD will include a “Find the Smurfs” Game, a “Smurfs: Comic Book to the Big Screen” featurette, and a “Going […]

Bambi II: Special Edition

Disney’s surprisingly good direct-to-video midquel gets its own Blu-ray special edition upgrade, and while the film looks great – too perfect at times – the extras don’t really offer anything new of worth.

Avatar is heading for Walt Disney World

The world of Pandora will soon be coming to the world of Disney. James Cameron and Disney CEO Bob Iger have just announced that the studio will be creating attractions based off of the mega-blockbuster for Disney parks around the globe, starting with Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World, FL. “Avatar created a world […]

New Preview for French Animated Film Le Tableau

France is usually responsible for some Wonderful and avant-garde animated films. The French animation website Catsuka posted the trailer to a new picture called Le Tableau by director Jean François Laguionie. Unless you speak French, you’ll have a bit of trouble understanding the trailer. Tableau means “painting” and the movie’s characters are from different works […]

17 years later, The Lion King still rules

“The king has returned”…and in a big way, too, as Disney’s The Lion King saw a surprise victory at the box office this weekend. Box Office Mojo is reporting that the 3-D re-release–which is also being shown in 2D at most theaters–nearly tripled expectations with a very strong take of $29 million. The movie is supposedly going to […]

Sigourney Weaver back for Avatar 2?

According to an interview with, Sigourney Weaver says that there are apparently plans for her to return in James Cameron’s upcoming Avatar sequel. Those who saw the original movie, of course, will remember that her character Grace Augustine was killed. “Don’t worry, I will be back,” Weaver said of the sequel. “James Cameron tells me […]

Opinions on The Lion King 3-D

How should we view The Lion King 3-D? Is it a marketing plot by the Mouse to make a quick buck off a successful film? Was it re-released to introduce Simba and crew to a new generation now that the original demographic are parents themselves? Is this the start of a new trend in Disney […]

The Simpsons Channel?

The Simpsons could be getting their own TV channel. The Chief Operating Official of News Corp Chase Carey is toying around with the idea to generate more revenue from the animated series. The cartoon has been in production for more than two decades, going on its twenty-third season. In order for there to be an […]

Cars 2 Top Grosser Among US Animated Films

Disney’s massive Cars 2 marketing campaign has paid off. The film is the highest grossing animated film in the US for 2011. Since it premiered on June 24, the movie has earned a total of $189 million and $548 million when you combine it with the international earnings. There are three months remaining in the […]

Dreamworks Plans to Build Studio in China

Dreamworks has had a successful relationship with China since the popularity of Kung Fu Panda. To take advantage of the the burgeoning Chinese economy, Dreamworks wants to build a studio in China. The new studio will make movies and TV shows that cater exclusively to the Chinese people. This follows a recent deal with the […]

Roald Dahl’s Granddaughter Asks for Donations to Save Writer’s Shack

In these miserable economic times even the wealthy are downtrodden. Sophie Dahl, granddaughter of British children’s author Roald Dahl, is asking for donations from the public to save the shed where Dahl penned his books. She wants £500,000 ($1,000,000) to save the hut from disrepair and to move it to a nearby museum. The British […]

Another Muppets trailer and poster hit the internet

Continuing with the funny marketing campaign that they’ve been doing for the last few months, Disney has released another trailer parody for their upcoming Muppets movie, this time spoofing the preview for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Also being spoofed is the very adult film’s controversial teaser poster, which replaces stars Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara with […]

New Puss in Boots poster

Another new poster for DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming adventure movie Puss in Boots has recently been posted over at the Internet Movie Poster Awards. The Shrek spin-off comes to theaters everywhere this November.

The Fox And The Hound: 30th Anniversary 2-Movie Edition

Unexpectedly vibrant in a new restoration, Disney’s overlooked 1981 feature makes it to Blu-ray, though the film’s mid-quel follow up and lack of vintage documentaries don’t enhance the package much.

Family Guy Season 10 Clips Premiere in Theaters

The tenth season of the FOX animated series Family Guy will premiere with a special preview on September 15 in select theaters around the United States. Lucky citizens in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Seattle have a chance to see the “Something, Something, Something Anniversary” show featuring clips […]

The Goon Test Footage has the first test footage of Eric Powell’s The Goon, an animated adaptation of the Dark Horse comic book series. David Fincher is the lead producer and Clancy Brown and Paul Giamatti will be voice actors. Despite these big names, the film has some funding issues, so it may be a while before it […]

The Nightmare Before Christmas in 3D

Tim Burton’s holiday tale returns to hi-def disc, now with an added third dimension that spookily looks like it’s being watched through a ViewMaster. And it works…kind of…

First poster for Ice Age 4 now online

The first poster for 20th Century Fox’s upcoming Ice Age: Continental Drift has made its way online, and can be seen at The poster features the franchise’s most popular character, Scrat, along with a new character who appears to be a skunk pirate of some sort. In addition to the poster, the site also […]

Winnie the Pooh DVD and Blu-ray in October

Walt Disney Studios have announced the release of Winnie the Pooh on DVD and Blu-ray on October 25th, reports Blu-ray. Available as a separate DVD and a Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack, extras on this release will include, “Mini-Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: The Balloon” bonus short, “The Ballad of Nessie” bonus short, and Deleted scenes […]