Month: October 2012

Disney to buy Lucasfilm; New Star Wars trilogy of movies on the way

The Force is strong with the Walt Disney Company. Following years of hosting Star Wars Weekends at Walt Disney World, the Mouse House has proven that they can now buy virtually anything…including Yoda. The Hollywood Reporter says that Disney is set to buy Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion in cash and shares. In addition, the company also […]

Trailer for The Snow Queen now online (no, not that one…)

A new trailer for The Snow Queen has made its debut online over at…and no, it’s not a first look at Disney’s upcoming Frozen. Instead, it’s an (apparently quite loose?) adaptation of the Hans Christian Anderson story from Wizart Animation, one of “the fastest growing animation studios in Russia,” according to the press release. Timur […]

Pete’s Dragon: 35th Anniversary Edition

Disney’s live-action and animated combination is a winning family fantasy that provides classic entertainment. This new disc actually has less extras than any before, but the film itself looks great in a new transfer.

Turkeys still happening?

Remember Turkeys, the animated movie announced years ago that involved turkeys going back in time to remove turkey from the Thanksgiving day menu? If you don’t, yes, that is actually a real idea for a film. If you do, it’s still apparently happening, according to Now with Relativity Media (Immortals) attached as a distributor, with Owen […]

Big Halloween treat from Hotel Transylvania director

Beginning October 26, all digital showings of Hotel Transylvania in Regal Entertainment Group Cinemas around the U.S. will be preceded with a new traditionally animated short directed by the film’s director, who also animated every key frame of the new short. Entitled Goodnight, Mr. Foot, the short stars legendary monster Bigfoot and follows his adventure […]

Frankenweenie: Cinematographer Peter Sorg’s shades of grey

Sparky returns to screens in Tim Burton’s stop-motion update of his own 1984 live-action featurette and here Jeremie speaks with cinematographer Peter Sorg to see how they brought the visuals to life!

The Halloween Tree

In time for All Hallows Eve, Ray Bradbury’s tale of ghosts and magic debuts on DVD from the Warner Archive. The disc is skeleton barebones but contains enough other mummies, witches and creatures to spell a suitably spooky Halloween treat.

Secret Of The Wings Composer Joel McNeely gives wings to Tinkerbell’s latest adventure!

As Tinkerbell returns to screens in the fourth entry in the Disney Fairies series, composer Joel McNeely reveals his inspiration for the films’ musical scores!

The Great Mouse Detective: Mystery In The Mist Edition

Disney’s Blu-ray update adds nothing but an HD transfer to the Studio’s hugely entertaining 1986 adventure, which allowed the new generation of artists to flourish.

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs sequel gets new title and release date

Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers will now have the simpler title Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2, Screen Rant is reporting. The sequel will also be coming much earlier than expected, and will now be released on September 27th, 2013 instead of President’s Day weekend the following year. The original Cloudy was very well-recieved […]

Hotel Transylvania Art Director Noëlle Triaureau sheds light on the monsters’ domain

As Hotel Transylvania continues its monstrous box-office run, the film’s art director talks vampires, monsters and things that go bump in the light

Cinderella: Diamond Edition

Walt Disney turns the classic fairytale into one of his most definitive examples of the genre, with a charming Prince, wicked Stepmother and comedy animal sidekicks complimenting the detailed animation.

Down Under with Rescuers composer Bruce Broughton

With The Rescuers and The Rescuers Down Under recently debuting on Blu-ray high-definition for the first time, composer Bruce Broughton revisits the sequel’s adventurous music!

Platform welcomes manga and anime legend Katsuhiro Otomo in L.A.

Platform, the internationally acclaimed animation festival, will present renowned Japanese artist Katsuhiro Otomo, creator of Akira and Steamboy, with a Lifetime Achievement Award on Saturday, October 27th at 9:30pm. The evening will begin with an exclusive screening of Otomo’s new short film, Combustible, followed by a conversation with animation historian Jerry Beck and then the […]

The trailer for The Dark Knight Returns: Part 2 swoops online

The trailer for Warner Bros. Animation’s upcoming The Dark Knight Rises: Part 2 has just made its debut at The sequel to the just released Batman film will see the Caped Crusader facing off against Superman. It is currently without a release date.

New Rise of the Guardians TV spot

A new 90-second commercial for DreamWorks Animation’s Rise of the Guardians is now online and can be seen at The highly anticipated film comes to theaters everywhere this Thanksgiving.

First Wreck-It Ralph clip now online

The first clip from Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph is now online and can be seen on Yahoo! Movies. The scene features the introduction of Sarah Silverman’s character, a “glitch” in her video came world named Vanellope von Schweetz. Wreck-It Ralph opens everywhere on November 2nd.

Frankenweenie fails to light box office spark

Despite strong reviews from critics, the Tim Burton horror movie tribute Frankenweenie failed to meet expectations during its opening weekend, earning $11 million for fifth place, Box Office Mojo is reporting. Although it was the Liam Neeson action thriller Taken 2 that ruled the weekend, it was probably Hotel Transylvania that was Frankenweenie’s real threat, with […]

Charles Schulz’s Peanuts gang headed to the big screen

20th Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios unit have announced that they have acquired the rights to Charles M. Schulz’s iconic “Peanuts” comic strip and plan on bringing Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus and the gang to the big screen, reports LA Times. Directed by Steve Martino, and scripted by Craig Schulz, Bryan Schulz and […]

Hotel Transylvania Production Designer Marcelo Vignali’s “Suite” Time!

Check in as Marcelo Vignali speaks with Jeremie about how his Imagineering career was a plus in bringing Dracula’s guest house to…er…life!

From Up on Poppy Hill gets an English voice cast

Studio Ghibli’s From Up on Poppy Hill is getting a US release next year, with revealing the cast for the English dub. Actors include Jamie Lee Curtis, Ron Howard, Gillian Anderson, Sarah Bolger and Beau Bridges, among others. Unlike most of Studio Ghibli’s films, From Up on Poppy Hill is not a fantasy, instead focusing on […]

Lone Ranger trailer rides into the sunset

It took a very, very long time to get there, but Disney has finally revealed a trailer for their upcoming Johnny Depp/Armie Hammer western The Lone Ranger, which can be seen over at iTunes. The Lone Ranger, of course, has gone through a number of production delays, leaving many to wonder if the movie would actually get […]

The Croods get a trailer

The first trailer for DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods has been revealed online and can be seen on YouTube. The movie tells the story of a family of cave people who go out into the world for the first time. Directed by Chris Sanders and starring Nicolas Cage and Emma Stone, The Croods stomp into theaters […]

Hotel Transylvania breaks box office record

Count Dracula proved that he still has plenty of life left in him at the box office…at least when he’s voiced by Adam Sandler in a PG-rated animated family comedy. Hotel Transylvania, the new comedy from Sony Pictures Animation, saw the greatest opening weekend for September ever with a debut of $42 million, taking the record […]

Seth MacFarlene to host the Oscars

Family Guy and American Dad creator Seth MacFarlene has been chosen to host the next Academy Awards, is reporting. “It’s truly an overwhelming privilege to be asked to host the Oscars,” MacFarlene said, before going on to joke that “My thoughts upon hearing the news were, one, I will do my utmost to live up to […]