Month: December 2011

Bambi Added to the National Film Registry

Each year the National Film Registry from the Library of Congress selects twenty-five films to be preserved for posterity. This year Disney’s 1942 animated classic based off Felix Salten’s novel was added: Bambi and Pixar co-founder Ed Catmull’s 1972 film A Computer Animated Hand, one of the earliest 3D animation films. The film is one […]

Puss In Boots DVD and Blu-ray in February

DVDActive reports that DreamWorks Animation has announced DVD, 2D Blu-ray/DVD Combo, and 2D & 3D Blu-ray/DVD Combo releases of their latest hit Puss In Boots for February 24th 2012. Extras on this release will include two featurettes: “Purr-fect Pairings: The Voices Behind The Legends”, and “World Of DreamWorks Animation”, deleted scenes, and trailers. The Blu-ray […]

Animation supervisor Jamie Beard captures The Aventures of Tintin!

Weta Digital’s Jamie Beard offers an inside look at the performance capture process for The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, from director Steven Spielberg and producer Peter Jackson.

Disney’s Snow Queen still happening after all?

Over the years, there have been various stories about Disney trying to get a movie based off of Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy tale The Snow Queen off the ground, but in one way or another, the project has always found itself back in limbo. But that may have finally changed. Cinema Blend is reporting that […]

First Hobbit trailer now online

The first trailer for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit is now online for your viewing pleasure, and can be viewed on Warner Bros.’ official YouTube page. The preview is currently being shown on the big screen with 3-D prints of The Adventures of Tintin. Meanwhile, a teaser poster for The Hobbit has also been revealed. The […]

The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol : maxi-director Troy Quane on Sony’s mini-movie!

Jeremie speaks with The Smurfs’ Christmas Carol director Troy Quane about their return to traditional animation!

The Essential Daffy Duck

An overpriced random selection of milestones, also-rans and specials don’t really add anything to the Daffy Duck legend, but a couple of nostalgic TV specials may help to round out some collections.

The Art Of Pixar – The Complete Color Scripts And Select Art From 25 Years Of Animation: an Interview with author Amid Amidi

Jeremie speaks with animation historian and author Amid Amidi about his latest book, a peek at Pixar’s wonderful color scripts.

New Paranorman poster

Following the recent release of a new trailer, Focus Features has just revealed a new poster for their upcoming movie ParaNorman over at the Internet Movie Poster Awards. The stop-motion animated film comes to theaters everywhere next summer.

Golden Globe Nominations Announced

Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced the 69th annual Golden Globe nominations in Beverly Hills, California. The nominees in the Best Animated Feature category include Rango, The Adventures of Tintin, Puss in Boots, Cars 2 and Arthur Christmas. Additionally, the song “Hello Hello” from Gnomeo & Juliet has been nominated in the Best Original Song […]

Cloudy With a Chance of… sequels?

Sony Pictures Animation is apparently moving forward with a sequel to their 2009 animated hit Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, is reporting. Although the project has yet to recieve an official greenlight, the studio has hired two artists who worked on the first one to direct the film, Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn. […]

Nominations for the Critics Choice Awards announced

The awards season has started, with the nominations for the Critics Choice Awards announced today. Five films saw nominations in the Best Animated Feature category, including Tintin, Rango, Arthur Christmas, Kung Fu Panda 2 and Puss in Boots. Gnomeo & Juliet saw a nomination for Best Song, while The Muppets was able to score three […]

New ParaNorman trailer

Even though it doesn’t reach theaters until next August, Focus Features has already released a second teaser trailer for their upcoming stop-motion animated horror comedy ParaNorman. The story involves a boy–who has the power to speak with the dead–facing a supernatural army that he must find a way to stop. Given that the studio’s last […]

Disney announces Sofia the First

After the success that Disney’s found with their traditionally animated TV series Jake and the Never Land Pirates on Disney Channel this year, it only makes sense that they’d want to repeat the formula with a different theme. CinemaBlend is reporting that Disney has a princess show in production, featuring a brand new character, Sofia, […]

Beauty and the Beast: Belle’s Magical World

Belle’s adventures with the Beast and the enchanted servants are filled with magic and moral life lessons, but they loose their heart-warming meaning if you’re over twelve.

Madagascar 3 gets trailer, title

The first teaser trailer for DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming Madagascar sequel has just been revealed over at Yahoo! Movies. The movie also has an official subtitle now: Europe’s Most Wanted. The plot will involve Alex and his friends trying once more to get back to New York City, only to find themselves stuck in a European circus […]

Dr. Seuss’s Holidays On The Loose!

A rather odd grouping of previously released Grinch specials, collected together under the pretence of the holidays when only one of them is actually tied to one, with undistinguished audio and video on all but the classic Christmas show.

The Lorax theatrical trailer now online

A brand new theatrical trailer for Universal Pictures’ animated feature The Lorax is now available to watch online at Yahoo!Movies. Directed by Chris Renaud and featuring the voices of Danny DeVito, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Ed Helms, Betty White, and Rob Riggle, The Lorax opens in theatres and IMAX TREE-D, March 2nd, 2012.

Frosty’s Winter Wonderland

Frosty returns in the animated sequel to Frosty the Snowman with his wife Crystal, while Jack Frost grows jealous.

Two New Foreign Flicks: Redline and A Cat in Paris

Two foreign animated movies have a limited US release. The French A Cat in Paris premieres in California to make a bid at the Academy Award. It has been praised in the national and international film festival circuits. Redline comes from Japan and will entertain New York City before its DVD/Blu-Ray release. Both movies are […]

Annie nominations for 2011 films announced

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced nominations today for its 39th Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year’s best in the field of animation. The slate of nominations for Best Animated Features tops 10 this year and include: A Cat in Paris, Arthur Christmas, Arrugas, Cars 2, Chico & Rita, Kung Fu Panda 2, Puss […]

New John Carter trailer

As was announced with the release of a new poster earlier this week, Disney has posted the new trailer for John Carter on their official YouTube page. The action-packed preview gives us a much better look than the teaser did of the movie’s aliens and special effects. The sci-fi epic comes to theaters and IMAX […]

Tangled, Pooh and Family Guy all score Grammy nominations

The Film and Score Grammy Nominations have been announced, with having them all listed on their website. Disney’s Tangled saw a nomination in the Best Soundtrack category, and also scored a Best Song nominaion for the love ballad I See the Light. Also nominated in that category was So Long from Winnie the Pooh and […]

UPDATED: Allen Gregory already facing cancellation?

Only weeks after its series premiere, FOX’s new adult cartoon series Allen Gregory is already at risk of cancellation, according to TV By The Numbers. The Jonah Hill show–which was an absolute dud with critics–has seen its ratings getting worse and worse with each week. To make matters even worse for it, its 8:30et time slot has possibly […]

Disney Blu-ray 3D Reissues: Chicken Little / Meet The Robinsons / Bolt / G-Force

The lowdown on the upgrades for four of Disney’s recent CG features, now presented in high-definition 3D.