Month: October 2011

Allen Gregory debuts to negative reviews

FOX’s new animated TV show for adults Allen Gregory saw its much-marketed debut last night, but unfortunately for it, most of the critics weren’t celebrating. The Jonah Hill produced show–in which he voices a egomanical rich kid who must endure the daily horrors of public school for the first time in his life–was greeted with […]

Puss in Boots is a Rich Kitty

The Shrek spin-off Puss in Boots claws its way to the top of the box office ratings earning a decent wad of cash for the Halloween weekend. Usually horror films are at the top of the charts, but the orange tabby saw a bigger take of $34 million than-beating out the old record of $33.6 […]

Robotech: Complete Original Series

Robotech follows three generations of humans and their relationships as they defend Earth from hostile aliens bent on retrieving mysterious energy source protoculture. It not only has a significant role in anime history, but also for all US cartoons.

The first trailer for ParaNorman scares its way online

It may not come to theaters for almost an entire year, but the first trailer for the upcoming animated movie ParaNorman is now online to be seen over at Yahoo! Movies. The preview is also currently being shown on the big screen with 3-D prints of Puss in Boots. From the makers of the acclaimed Coraline, […]

Tom & Jerry: Golden Collection Vol 1

At last! Tom & Jerry finally get the really deluxe treatment they deserve in the first of Warners’ high-definition shorts compilations. If they’re all as good looking and awarded with supplements as this, we’re going to be collecting a long time!

The first trailer for The Lorax debuts

The first preview for Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax has just been revealed online over at iTunes. Starring the voices of Danny DeVito, Taylor Swift and Zac Efron, the enviormental fable from the makers of Despicable Me comes to the big screen next spring.

Final Muppets trailer parody now online

After a year of funny trailer parodies, Disney has released one final Muppets spoof preview, this time referencing everything from Paranormal Activity 3 to The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. The PG-rated comedy hits theaters everywhere this Thanksgiving.

First look at Frankenweenie

The first images from Tim Burton’s highly anticipated return to stop motion animation Frankenweenie have been posted online with a special behind-the-scenes article over at The movie–a remake of a live-action short film that Burton made which ironicly got him fired from Disney due to its dark concept–tells the story of a boy who brings his […]

The Muppets are Back in the Advertising Game

With The Muppets opening in less than a month, we’re starting to see more and more of them on the TV and Internet. Every time you turn around, the Muppets are endorsing a new product. The newest commercials where our beloved puppets appear are for Alamo Rent-a-Car with Fozzie and Rowlf and Kermit adds his […]

Batman: Year One

This proves the theory that great comics can make great movies, as the seminal comic book story gets a faithful adaptation. The short run time still packs a punch, with good bonus features nicely rounding the disc out.

Winnie the Pooh and Burny, too: a chat with animation legend Burny Mattinson

As the new Pooh arrives on disc, Jeremie speaks exclusively with legendary Disney artist Burny Mattinson on how the Studio’s new film compares with Walt’s classics!

The Lion King: Diamond Edition

The most crushingly disappointing Blu-ray since Fantasia, it’s disturbing that such little attention has been paid to Disney’s biggest film. Two new documentaries are very good, but that’s pretty much all you get: there’s much more to do than has been done here…

Has Akira been greenlit?

After years of seeming to be in and out of development at Warner Bros., the live-action remake of the anime feature Akira seems to finally be moving forward, Variety is reporting. The site also mentions that Tron: Legacy star Garrett Hedlund is being considered for the male lead. The movie could begin actual production as early as […]

Indian Animated Film Super K to Make Debut Online

Bollywood is slowly breaking into the animation industry with moderate success. The newest animated film from the subcontinent, Super K–created by Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd, will be distributed via the Internet before a theatrical release. Shemaroo Entertainment is renowned for its quality films and it will release the 3-D CGI movie in English and Hindi free […]

Aesop’s Fables: Volumes 1 & 2

This was one of the most prolific of all the old-time animation series, even if the studio and its cartoons are barely remembered today. Two neat volumes from Thunderbean shed light on some vintage gems from the 1930s.

Beauty And The Beast: Diamond Edition (3D)

With newly included Digital Copy and 3D that adds a surprisingly immersive aspect to Disney’s 20-year-old classic, this Diamond Edition reissue remains an excellent package that is certainly more Beauty than Beast!

New Tintin trailer

Following a string of international previews, a new domestic trailer for The Adventures of Tintin has finally made its way online over at iTunes. The adventure movie from Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson opens everywhere in the US this Christmas.

Green Lantern: The Animated Series Premieres this November

Green Lantern: The Animated Series will set the the stage for the DC Nation program block debuting next year. The first scene from the one hour pilot is available online. DC Animated Universe veteran Bruce Timm heads the Green Lantern series rendered entirely in 3-D animation. In the TV movie release, Hal Jordan and the […]

Dumbo: 70th Anniversary Edition

Although one important supplement from previous disc releases hasn’t made the Blu-ray cut, one of Walt’s true classics flies high again in this 70th anniversary edition. With stunning image and new extras, Dumbo is an instant recommendation!

Theatrical Phineas and Ferb movie confirmed

Following the success of the television film Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension–which scored more than 7 million viewers during its premiere–, Disney is now officially moving forward with plans for a theatrical movie based off of their hit cartoon series. According to, the film is set to hit the big screen on July 26th, […]

Still another Muppets trailer

Another new trailer for The Muppets–this time an actual trailer for the film, rather than a parody–has just been revealed over at Yahoo! Movies. Muppet lovers who are hungry for more can also check out a new international poster for the film posted at the IMP Awards. The Muppets opens everywhere this Thanksgiving.

New Alvin and the Chipmunks 3 trailer

The newest trailer for 20th Century Fox’s upcoming Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked has been revealed online at MSN Movies. The third movie in the mega-popular franchise hits theaters everywhere this Christmas.

Jem’s Popularity is Truly Outrageous

The truly, truly outrageous 1980s Hasbro series has endured for almost thirty years and it’s popularity continues to grow. Jem and the Holograms: The Truly Outrageous Complete Series box set was released today by Shout Factory with new featurettes, original toy commercials, and much more. Fans continue to flock to the show and keep it […]

Phineas And Ferb: The Movie – Across The 2nd Dimension

While not classic Disney, or even classic Disney television animation, I’m sure long-time fans will get a huge buzz from Disney Channel’s Phineas And Ferb’s first big movie and this packed disc presentation.

Allers & Minkoff: The Legacy of The Lion King

The King has returned and to celebrate, Rob Minkoff and Roger Allers revisit the history of The Lion King, from the original blockbuster, through spin-offs, to a look at the film’s hit 3D conversion.

Gnomeo director Kelly Asbury gets “pooched” to Sony Pictures Animation

Sony Pictures Animation continues to advance its development slate with the hiring of veteran animation writer/director Kelly Asbury to write Pooch Café. The CG-animated feature is based on Paul Gilligan’s popular syndicated comic strip, Pooch Café. The strip stars Poncho, a cheese-loving, squirrel-fearing, toilet-drinking mutt who joins his canine friends at the Pooch Café, a […]

Simpsons not ending after all

Proving that you truly can’t always believe everything that you read, FOX has not only reached a deal with the voice actors of The Simpsons regarding their financial debates, they’ve also greenlit the series for two more seasons. This happened despite reports that the show would last for only one more season, regardless of what […]

Final Puss in Boots trailer now online

As was reported earlier, a brand new trailer for DreamWorks Animation’s Puss in Boots made its way online yesterday and can be viewed on YouTube. In addition, two new character posters for the film have just been posted at the Internet Movie Poster Awards. And for fans who really just can’t get enough, footage from the movie’s […]

It’s official: This season or next season, The Simpsons is ending

Only days ago was it revealed that The Simpsons was at risk of being cancelled this season if the voice actors and the studio could not come to an agreement over salaries. But even if that were to happen (and it’s expected to), the end would still be coming to Springfield. Screen Rant is reporting that if a 24th […]

New Happy Feet Two trailer now online

A new trailer for the upcoming animated sequel Happy Feet 2 has been posted over at Yahoo! Movies. The preview reveals much more about the film’s story than previous ads for the movie have. In addition to the trailer, the site also reveals that the film has been given a PG rating for “mild thematic […]