Month: April 2012

Calling All Programs: Tron: Uprising Trailer

Greetings Programs! Coming June 7 to Disney XD is Tron: Uprising a midquel cartoon that takes place between the first Tron movie and the second Tron: Legacy. Cartoon Brew has a brand new trailer. The show is about Beck a young program who becomes a revolutionary leader in The Grid against the evil forces of […]

Pirates! roundup

Aardman’s The Pirates! Band of Misfits made the publicity rounds this week. Indiewire talked with director Peter Lord about DreamWorks Animation, Batman, and the allure of Pirates, while SFGate continues with the director on the pirate theme. The Kansas City Star discusses the history of stop motion animation and how Aardman is helping the medium […]

The Pirates! Band of Misfits opens

Sony/Columbia/Aardman’s The Pirates! Band of Misfits opens today in 3,358 theatres, according to Box Office Mojo. The film is a hit with the critics so far, earning an 87% fresh rating from Rotten Tomatoes. That number soars to 96% when counting only the top critics. Unfortunately Box Office Prophets doubts the movie will be a […]

Has MacFarlene’s Flintstones gone extinct?

Seth MacFarlene’s much-hyped reboot of The Flintstones is apparently “on life support,” if what The Hollywood Reporter says is true. The Family Guy creator’s script for the pilot was apparently rejected by FOX, with the network recomending that he put it on the backburner for now. A number of new writers had apparently been hired for […]

DC Nation-Week 6

After a less than impressive kick-off, DC Nation is carrying two strong series. The shorts, however, are hit or miss, but overall it is an hour of pure superhero TV.

Avatar: The Legend of Korra

Nickelodeon’s Avatar adventures continues with The Legend of Korra, which is setup to be more than a worthy sequel.

Plot for The Smurfs 2 revealed

The first official plot summary for Sony Pictures Animation’s upcoming The Smurfs 2 has made its way to The story will involve Gargamel the evil but bumbling wizard creating a breed of evil Smurf-like creatures in an attempt to  kidnap Smurfette, who holds the key to capturing his little blue enemies once and for all, […]

New Hotel Transylvania trailer and poster now online!

A new trailer for Sony Animation’s upcoming Hotel Transylvania is now available online here. Due in theaters September 28, 2012, this is the story of a place where monsters, from Frankenstein to Big Foot, have been able to rest in peace. Until now… You can also view the first teaser poster here:

Pixar sets 2014-15 slate has the news out of CinemaCon detailing Pixars 2014-15 slate of films. The Good Dinosaur, directed by Bob Peterson, will debut on May 30, 2014. Pete Docter’s untitled film “that takes you inside the mind” is now set for June 19, 2015. Also announced was director Lee Unkrich’s next project with producer Darla Anderson […]

New Brave trailer online

A new trailer for Brave is available online at Apple’s website. The Disney/Pixar film is set open June 22, 2012.

Rich Ross leaves Disney

In somewhat surprising news, Disney Chairman Rich Ross has rather abruptly resigned from the company, THR is reporting. “I believe in this extraordinary Walt Disney Studios team, and I believe in our strong slate of films and our ability to make and market them better than anyone else,” Ross, who only had the position since late 2009, […]

No Jason Segal cameo in Muppets sequel after all

Despite rumors that indicated otherwise, Jason Segal will not be making a cameo in the upcoming Muppets sequel, CinemaBlend is reporting. “My goal was never to take over the helm of The Muppets. They have people who are better equipped for that,” the Five-Year Engagement star said. “My only goal was to bring back the Muppets […]

New Ice Age 4 posters

New character posters for Ice Age 4 made their way online this week, and can be viewed at the IMP Awards. The latest film in the blockbuster franchise comes to theaters everywhere this July.

Next Muppet Movie Will Be A Comedy Caper

Can you believe that Disney is already planning the next Muppet movie? Co-writer of The Muppets Nick Stoller and director James Bobin are already writing a sequel to the 2011 blockbuster. Thirteen pages have already been written and it will be a comedy caper with new characters. Jason Segel might make a cameo and Disney […]

First poster for Wreck-It Ralph revealed

The first teaser poster for Disney’s upcoming animated action movie Wreck-It Ralph has been revealed over at MSN. The movie tells the story of a video game baddie who longs to be a hero, and features a number of cameos from classic Nintendo products. Starring the voices of John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman, the film kicks off […]

Celebrate 20 years of Disneyland Paris with a new book!

As Disneyland Paris begins its twenty-year anniversary celebrations, our very own Jeremie Noyer has been hard at work behind the scenes on a new publication marking this historic birthday! Disneyland Paris: 20 Years Of Dreams documents the development of what was once EuroDisney (at its opening in 1992) through to the resort destination it has […]

Arrietty and next batch of Ghibli Blu-ray titles in May

Walt Disney Home Entertainment has announced the Blu-ray/DVD combo releases of Studio Ghibli’s The Secret World of Arrietty, Castle in the Sky and Whisper of the Heart on May 22nd. Available for the first time on Blu-ray in North America, these Studio Ghibli classics are reported to have received new digital masters and include original […]

Disney Will Develop Chinese Animation Industry

According to Bloomberg, Disney has partnered with the the Ministry of Culture’s China Animation Group and Tencent, China’s largest Internet provider, to develop and create animation for TV, movies, and the biggest media platform: the Internet. The deal was signed in February, giving Disney access to the world’s largest audience and potentially bigger box office […]

Could Tom Hanks play Walt Disney?

Variety is reporting that Disney is apparently trying to get Tom Hanks to play none other than Uncle Walt himself in their upcoming Saving Mr. Banks. The film would tell story of how Walt struggled to get the film rights of the Mary Poppins character from author P.L. Travers, who Disney is hoping will be played by […]

Butch Hartman’s Premiere of YooToon Studios

Butch Hartman, creator of the The Fairly OddParents has ventured into the realm of web toons and launched his very own channel dubbed YooToon Studios. Hartman is searching for animation made by amateur animators and enthusiasts to power his channel. He wants to provide a medium for non-professionals who otherwise might not get a chance […]

Doc McStuffins

Doc McStuffins plays doctor with her stuffed animal friends while teaching health and wellness along with basic science concepts to children without dumbing down the ideas.

Maleficent to strike in 2014

Disney’s live-action Maleficent movie now has a release date set, is reporting. The movie starring Angelina Jolie will come to theaters on March 14th, 2014, which is around the same time in which blockbusters such as Alice in Wonderland and The Hunger Games were released. The story is said to be an origin story of […]

The Muppets

The true best picture of 2011 becomes the instant must-have disc of 2012 as Kermit and the gang find themselves in new but very assured hands. Made by fans for fans, if you don’t have this already, get it now for a fun family Easter treat!

William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg read The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore!

William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg reflect on how Hurricane Katrina and the passing of friend William Morris inspired their recent Oscar-winning short.

Scooby-Doo! Music Of The Vampire

That’s just what the Scooby franchise needed — Broadway-style musical numbers! Some work better than others, but what’s important is that there’s a good mystery here.

Ted trailer now online

The theatrical trailer for Seth MacFarlene’s first movie, Ted, has made its way online and is now on YouTube. Viewers should note that the preview does include a number of crude jokes, but nothing to push it past its green band standards. The brainchild of the man behind Family Guy, Ted stars Mark Wahlberg as a man whose best friend is a […]

John Textor Makes Millions from Student Labor

John Textor, CEO of Digital Domain, has blacklisted himself in the animation community. Cartoon Brew has been following the story about how “Textor’s comments, which were made last November but leaked online last week, center around Textor telling investors that 30% of Digital Domain’s workforce would be comprised of ‘student labor that’s actually paying us […]

Brave new character posters

Four new character posters for Disney & Pixar’s Brave have just been revealed, and are available at for your viewing pleasure. The site also includes an interview with director Mark Andrews, who talks about the characters featured in the posters as well as the film’s darker tone. “It’s appropriately scary, as much as it needs […]

The Lion King II / The Lion King 1½

The first sequel suffers from too much comparison to its predecessor, but where the third film hits the mark is in being just the opposite: an all-out, almost full-on parody of Disney’s classic hit.

Disney contemporary classic cover art revealed!

Over at, some new additions to Disney’s extensive Blu-ray catalog line up for the year have just been made available for pre-order, revealing the cover artwork for the first time. Perhaps predictably recycling previous DVD sleeve incarnations, Newsies: 20th Anniversary Edition arrives on June 19 to tie in with its Broadway musical stage bow, […]