Month: October 2011 – page 2

Updates on DC Nation with News on Beware the Batman

Sam Register, Warner Bros. executive VP for Creative Affairs, recently updated an interested audience at an MIP Junior conference on the DC Nation block scheduled to air on Cartoon Network in January 2012. The new block will kick off with a new Green Lantern series, followed by claymation shorts about Batman and Plasticman. Lauren Fast, […]

Pixar founder Steve Jobs dead at 56

Pixar founder and Disney Board member and largest shareholder Steve Jobs died today at 56. Jobs had been battling pancreatic cancer for years. He’s widely credited with completely transforming four different industries (computing, animation, music, and phones). According to the Wall Street Journal his family said he “died peacefully today surrounded by his family…We know […]

Final Puss in Boots poster revealed

The official one sheet for DreamWorks Animation’s Puss in Boots has just been revealed over at MSN Movies. The site also reveals that a final trailer is expected to be posted online sometime tomorrow. Starring Antonio Bandaras, the epic adventure starring arguably the most popular Shrek character comes to theaters and IMAX 3-D on October […]

D’oh! Simpsons facing possible cancellation

The Simpsons could meet a sudden and abrupt end if a current financial issue involving the show isn’t resolved soon. According to MSN, FOX TV will refuse to finance future episodes if the voice actors involved in the show do not agree to have their salaries cut. Currently, the lead actors on the show get […]

Disney and Pixar announce four 3-D re-releases

Following the extreme success of the┬áre-release of The Lion King in 3-D, Disney and Pixar have just announced┬áplans to re-release four of their biggest animated hits in that format. First up will be Beauty & the Beast–already converted into a 3-D, only to have its originally planned re-release cancelled by Disney–, which will come back […]

Arthur Christmas theatrical trailer now online

A brand new full theatrical trailer for Aardman animations’ upcoming animated flick Arthur Christmas has gone online and can be watched over at Yahoo!Movies. Directed by Barry Cook and featuring the voices of James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy and Imelda Staunton, Arthur Christmas opens in theatres November 23, 2011.

Your Cat Too Can Be Puss in Boots

As a promotional item it’s cute, but as an actual fashion item it’s a another way for owner’s to subject their pets to unwanted attention. DreamWorks approached Jason Landau of Slant Productions to create actual boots for your cat. He never thought people would actually put them on felines, but it happened. While he still […]

Puss in Boots release moved up by one week

DreamWorks animation has moved the release date for their Shrek spin-off Puss in Boots from November 4th to October 28th, reports Collider. Directed by Chris Miller, Puss in Boots features the voices of Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton, and Amy Sedaris.

Captain America (1990)

Contrary to popular belief, this is not the worst live action movie ever made featuring Captain America. It is, however, not very good either. Still, it makes for a fun movie night for superhero fans in search of laughs.

Miyazaki’s Views on Women and Animation

Hayao Miyazaki recently tweeted about how he sees a strong decline in Japanese animation because only women are applying for animator positions. He quickly responded with a five-part tweet to clarify his opinion, but it still leaves room for questions. Despite the hopeful messages in his movies, Miyazaki appears to be a have a pessimistic […]