Month: February 2012 – page 2

Early buzz: John Carter is a fun sci-fi adventure

Despite some somewhat negative hype surrounding the film, it would seem that the first critics who have seen John Carter have found plenty to like about the film, Screen Rant is reporting. Although actual reviews are currently unallowed to be posted, a number of tweets on Twitter from critics have expressed that they enjoyed the movie […]

Ice Age spoofs The Artist

With the Oscars airing this Sunday, 20th Century Fox has released a new trailer for their upcoming Ice Age 4 which spoofs one of the year’s most celebrated films, The Artist. Althought it features no new footage, the preview is worth a smile, while a full actual trailer for the film will be revealed online on […]

New Brave poster

A brand new poster for Disney and Pixar’s upcoming animated adventure Brave has been revealed on the internet and can be viewed here. In addition, a new trailer for the film is expected to make its debut online sometime tomorrow. The much anticipated release comes to theaters everywhere this June.

Nick Park shares his first ever animated film

Nick Park, the four time Academy award winning creator of Wallace and Gromit, shares his first ever animated film Walter The Rat Goes Fishing. Park shot the film at the age of 13 using an 8mm movie camera with characters made from his mother’s sewing kit. Park also talks about the childhood influences that led […]

First poster for Frankenweenie

The first poster for Disney and Tim Burton‘s stop-motion animated feature Frankenweenie has been unveiled online and can be seen over at Collider. Directed by Tim Burton, the film tells the story of a young boy who goes Victor Frankenstein in order to revive his beloved dog, Sparky. Frankenweenie opens in theaters October 5th, 2012.

Arrietty Biggest Profit for a US Release of a Studio Ghibli Film

The Secret World of Arrietty has wowed both the US and Japan by finishing 8th in the President’s Day weekend box office. The Studio Ghibli film earned $8.1 million within four days, which is a much, much bigger profit for than the 2002 release of Spirited Away (it had a smaller theater release and anime […]

FINAL DAY to enter AV’s Oscar contest

Animated Views is giving away a $50 Amazon gift certificate! All you have to do is predict who is going to win at the 84th Annual Academy Awards (to be held on Sunday, February 26th on ABC). The person with the most correct picks will win! Entries are due TODAY by midnight ET. Already entered? […]

And the Oscar Presented By The Muppets Goes To…

We can’t really tell you who will win the Academy Award presented by the Muppets (because we’re not psychic), but it is true that Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy will be at the 84th Academy Awards. They will present an Oscar to a winner, while reading from a TelePrompTer and, hopefully, adlibbing some hilarious […]

China opens more to Hollywood, DreamWorks

U.S. film studios will have more access to China under an agreement announced this week according to Bloomberg. The restrictive regime, which limits foreign films allowed in the country to 20 per year, will now permit an additional 14 “enhanced-format” films (such as 3D and IMAX). The agreement will also allow the studios to earn […]

BAA announces finalists and search for greatest character

Televisual reports that the British Animation Awards has announced the finalists for the 2012 British Animation Awards. They’ve also kicked off a search (via public voting) for the UK’s favorite animated character of all time.

John Carter sequel already in the works

Although it doesn’t come to theaters for a few more weeks, Screen Rant is reporting that Disney is already having a script for a John Carter sequel written. With a production budget of over $200 million, the sci-fi adventure is a gamble for the studio to say the least, but the Mouse House is apparently at […]

The Adventures of Tintin DVD and Blu-ray in March

DVDTalk reports that Paramount Home Entertainment has announced DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, and Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD Combo releases of The Adventures of Tintin for March 13th. Extras on the Blu-ray releases will include featurettes- “Toasting Tintin: Part 1 & 2”, “The Journey of Tintin”, “The World of Tintin”, “The Who’s Who of Tintin”, “Tintin: Conceptual Design”, “Tintin: […]

The Secret World of Arrietty opens

The Secret World of Arrietty opens in the United States today in 1,522 theatres according to Box Office Mojo. The film has a fresh 92% rating at Rotten Tomatoes (with a 100% score from just the Top Critics). Box Office Prophets predicts an 8th place opening weekend finish with $6.4 million. It’s already grossed over […]

Scooby-Doo – Mystery, Incorporated: Crystal Cove Curse (Season One, Part 2)

The final half of the reimagined Scooby show hits DVD in a two-disc set. Purists may balk at the changes in the show’s premise, but the season-long storyline pays off nicely.

The Simpsons Reach Their 500th Episode

The Simpsons have been around for twenty-three years and this Sunday, their 500th episode “At Long Last” will air on FOX. In celebration of this TV milestone, FOX challenged its viewers to a watch all 500 episodes back to back. Fans Jeremiah Franco and Carin Shreve set a Guinness World Record for the longest continuous […]

Two New DreamWorks Films: Rise of the Guardians and The Croods

Animated films usually coincide with large toy lines, especially if they come from one of the major animation studios. DreamWorks premiered images from two of their upcoming films, Rise of the Guardians and The Croods, at the Toy Fair currently going on in New York City. Rise of the Guardians is based off William Joyce’s […]

North American Premiere of China’s The Monkey King: Uproar in Heaven

The New York International Children’s Film Festival will proudly host the North American premiere of China’s The Monkey King: Uproar in Heaven. The original film was directed in 1961, 1964 by Wan Laiming and produced by his brothers. The film is a classic in Chinese animation and will be restored frame by frame and presented […]

La Luna clip now online

A new clip from Pixar’s upcoming short film La Luna has made its way online at The short will debut at theaters everywhere with Brave this summer. The short will tell the story of a boy who learns of his family’s “unusual line of work” while out at sea one night. It has been […]

Miley Cyrus leaves Hotel Transylvania

Former Disney pop star Miley Cyrus has apparently decided not to check into Hotel Transylvania, Next Movie is reporting. The actress/singer had been set to voice Dracula’s daughter in the animated horror comedy, but has left the film for unknown reasons. Despite this, the film’s release date has only been pushed back a week as a […]

Guillermo del Toro to direct live-action Beauty and the Beast

Proving that he continues to be one of the single busiest guys in Hollywood, fantasy mastermind Guillermo del Toro has now found a studio to distribute his long-rumored Beauty and the Beast film. Warner Bros. has agreed to send the live-action film to theaters, with Harry Potter’s Emma Watson set to play the role of Belle. The […]

New Rise of the Guardians poster

A brand new poster for DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming Rise of the Guardians has just found its way to Bleeding Cool. Unlike the film’s teaser poster, this one features a good look at all of the major characters in the movie. Guardians tells the story of Jack Frost, who joins an elite team of supernatural characters–including […]

Transformers 4 confirmed

“Autobots, roll out!” Despite saying that he was “done” with Transformers movies, the $1 billion that the third film made was apparently enough to convince Michael Bay to change his mind. Screen Rant is saying that Bay will indeed be back to direct a fourth Transformers picture, as soon as he’s done making his dream project, […]

Care Bears Gets Reanimated Again

We’ve seen many of our beloved 1980s cartoon return to TV via the Hub, Cartooon Network, or single DVD release for a quick profit return. Toon Zone reports that American Greetings is catching onto the popularity and revenue old eighties cartoons can generate if they are reinvented. Care Bears is the next cartoon on the […]

DC Nation Starts Saving TV Waves March 3

Calling all superheroes, on March 3 the DC Nation launches on Cartoon Network. DC Nation is an hour long weekly block with syndicated animated half-hour shows and shorts centering around popular DC heroes. Green Lantern: The Animated Series is the newest addition to the DC Animated Universe and continues the story previewed to audiences in […]

Disney and Warner Bros. at war over Oz

With Disney’s upcoming Wizard of Oz prequel Oz: The Great and the Powerful coming to theaters next year, it was only a matter of time before Warner Bros.–the studio responsible for the beloved 1939 Judy Garland film–decided to speak up about it. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. has a trademark on the words […]

American Dad: Volume 7 marching to DVD this April

The seventh DVD volume of FOX’s critically acclaimed cartoon series American Dad will come to DVD this April, TV on DVD is reporting. The three disc set will include all 19 episodes from the show’s 6th season, including 100 A.D., the series’ 100th episode, and For Whom the Sleigh Bell Tolls, the show’s popular Christmas special from […]

Behind the scenes of John Carter

A new behind-the-scenes featurette for Disney’s upcoming sci-fi epic John Carter has just been posted over at The much-marketed adventure film comes to theaters and IMAX 3-D on March 9th.

Angelina Jolie is Maleficent

After months of rumors surrounding the subject, Angelina Jolie has confirmed that she will in fact be playing Maleficent in Disney’s upcoming live-action movie, Screen Rant is reporting. Originally said to be directed by Tim Burton, the movie is now being helmed by Alice in Wonderland production designer Robert Stromberg, making his directorial debut. The project […]

Tangled wins a Grammy

Though it came out in 2010, due to an unconventional award year Tangled just picked up a Grammy Award for Best Song Written For Visual Media for I See The Light. The song was written by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater. It’s Menken’s 11th and Slater’s first Grammy.

Rango wins at BAFTA’s

Rango continued its march towards a potential Oscar by winning the British equivalent, the Bafta for Best Animated Film, at the the British Academy Film Awards. The Special Visual Effects award went to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2, while A Morning Stroll took home the award for Short Animation.