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17 Animated Films Considered For 2015 Golden Globe Nominations

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison December 10, 2014
This week, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association identified seventeen different animated feature films that qualified to be considered for nominations for the 2015 Golden Globe Awards. The nominees will be announced on Thursday, December 11 at 8:20 AM EST, one month prior to the award ceremony on January 11, 2015. NBC will broadcast the 72nd […]
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Pixar Releases Second Trailer for “Inside Out”

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison December 10, 2014
Disney•Pixar has publicly released the next trailer for Inside Out, Pixar Animation Studios’ next feature film. The video puts the film’s premise on display by taking viewers into the minds of its lead character Riley and her two parents, whose feelings, thoughts and actions are managed by living embodiments of different emotions within the world of their […]

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Review: “Princess Mononoke” Blu-ray – The Indispensable Mythic Movie

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison November 24, 2014
Rarely has the wait for high definition treatment been longer and more worthwhile than for Princess Mononoke. This is the most distinct film in Hayao Miyazaki’s illustrious oeuvre, and surely a contender for his very greatest if only because of the many layers there are to it. It is an epic quest, a tale of […]
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CLIP: New “The Peanuts Movie” Trailer Highlights Snoopy, Reveals the Gang

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison November 18, 2014
20th Century Fox has released the first full official trailer for Blue Sky Studios’ upcoming film The Peanuts Movie today. While the teaser trailer released in March features Charlie Brown and Snoopy the new video spotlights Snoopy and Woodstock, one of Snoopy’s fantasized dogfights against the Red Baron, and a brief look at the entire Peanuts gang with some physical […]

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Review: Disney Charms and Thrills With “Big Hero 6”

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison November 7, 2014
Big Hero 6 might be the first time Walt Disney Animation Studios has handled a >has grounding in science). Duly chastened and thrilled by the experience, Hiro fully dedicates himself to winning admission by presenting his own great invention at an exhibition, a horde of “microbots” that can combine to form just about anything a […]
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“Toy Story 4” Announced For June 2017, John Lasseter to Direct

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison November 6, 2014
Marc Graser of Variety magazine reports that Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger has revealed that Pixar Animation Studios is creating Toy Story 4, with a targeted theatrical release for June of 2017. The announcement came during an earnings call where Mr. Iger discussed Disney’s fourth quarter and fiscal year results with Wall […]

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20 Animated Films to Contend for the 2014 Oscars

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison November 5, 2014
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has announced that twenty animated feature films have been submitted to be considered as award nominees for the 2014 Oscars. Provided that at least sixteen of the submissions ultimately have a mandatory qualifying run in Los Angeles and follow the Academy’s other rules for eligibility, there will again be […]
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NYCC 2014: Roundtable Interviews for Cartoon Network Programming

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison November 4, 2014
Cartoon Network had quite a presence at New York Comic Con last October when it brought in a host of guests to attend its massive “CN Anything” panel, which you can read all about here. In attendance was creative and voice acting talent behind all of the channel’s latest big productions: Adventure Time, Clarence, Over […]

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FUNimation Launches “Broadcast Dubs” Initiative With “Psycho Pass” Season 2, “Laughing Under the Clouds”

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 30, 2014
In an interview on nerdist.com Wednesday, FUNimation Entertainment announced a new and unprecedented “Broadcast Dub” effort for Japanese anime available on its streaming video service. On such outlets as FUNimation’s own website and Crunchyroll.com the video streaming of Japanese cartoons with English subtitles as they air in Japan has become standard practice, but under this […]
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Marvel Dates New “Phase 3” Live Action Superhero Films

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 28, 2014
At a special event at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles today, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has officially named and dated several new films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the years 2016 through 2019. These are summarized in chronological order below: May 6, 2016: Captain America: Civil War November 4, 2016: Doctor […]