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First Look At New "Toy Story" Short "Hawaiian Vaction"

by AerostarMonkon March 1, 2011
This June, the first of two Toy Story shorts will be attached to the theatrical release of Cars 2. Still images and a teaser trailer as well as a press release for the new short entitled Hawaiian Vacation have recently made their way onto the Internet. UPDATED March 4, 2011: Disney has released the clip […]

Zynga Starts Week-Long "Rango" Promotion

by AerostarMonkon March 1, 2011
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Zynga, the social gaming company behind such hits as FarmVille and Mafia Wars, has partnered up with Paramount/Nickelodeon to promote the theatrical release of Rango. The advertising integration, which started this afternoon, will allow FrontierVille users to play Rango themed quests and even win a Rango trophy inside the game […]

Intenational "Rio" Trailer Released

by AerostarMonkon February 25, 2011
20th Century Fox has recently released the international trailer for the newest film from Blue Sky Animation, Rio. Rio premieres on April 8th, 2011.

DreamWorks Has Second Thoughts on Release Strategy

by AerostarMonkon February 25, 2011
A recent article in The Hollywood Reporter states that Dreamworks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg may be backtracking on the studio’s current output plan of three films a year on a biennial basis. While the plan remains in place through 2012, Katzenberg said that the company will play it by ear from that point on. The […]

"Zombie Pet Shop" Being Developed For Animated 3D Film

by AerostarMonkon February 24, 2011
A recent report in Variety claims that the Animation Picture Company has acquired the rights the script to Zombie Pet Shop by E.L Katz. It is intended to be turned into an animated 3D film. The new project centers on a mall where a mysterious plague has turned all the animals in the pet shop […]

Chewbacca Revealed In "Clone Wars" BTS Clip

by AerostarMonkon February 23, 2011 has an exclusive behind the scenes look at the much anticipated animated appearance of Chewbacca in the upcoming season finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The footage features the animation team discussing the challenges of bringing the beloved Wookie to animated life, in addition to interviews with supervising director Dave Filoni and actor […]

"American Dad" Renewed Through 2013

by AerostarMonkon February 23, 2011
The Hollywood Reporter states that Fox has recently announced the renewal of American Dad, the animated cult favorite from Seth McFarlene. The series, which revolves around the bizarre exploits of an utlra-conservative patriarch and his eccentric family, will continue through the 2012-2013 season. Current new episodes of the program air Sundays at 7:30/6:30 Central on […]

DreamWorks in Another Legal Battle Over "Kung Fu Panda"

by AerostarMonkon February 22, 2011
A recent story in the Hollywood Reporter states that DreamWorks Animation is engaged in yet another round of litigation over the 2008 hit film Kung Fu Panda. An artist by the name of Jayme Gordon claims that he submitted a similar proposal for a martial arts film featuring a panda protagonist multiple times at The […]

Fox Animation Studios To Adapt "Ferdinand"

by AerostarMonkon February 18, 2011
A recent report by Vulture states that Fox Animation Studios has recently acquired the rights to The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson. The tale of the pacifist bull is reportedly being directed by Carlos Saldanha who has previously helmed all three Ice Age films and the upcoming Rio.