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Ilene Woods, Voice Of Disney’s Cinderella, Dies At 81

by darkdetectiveon July 5, 2010
The LA Times reported Ilene Woods, voice of Disney’s Cinderella, died last week at age 81. She was born Jacquelyn Ruth Woods on May 5, 1929, in Portsmouth, N.H. Woods was 18 when Walt asked her to voice Cinderella. When asked in a 2006 interview for Starlog magazine what the best thing was about having […]

"Happily N’ever After 2": How Can a Bad Apple Taste So Good?

by darkdetectiveon July 1, 2010
Imagine a movie that tried to cash in on the whole “fairy tale with a hip and modern twist” craze made popular by Shrek. Now imagine that it failed miserably at the box office. Finally, imagine its direct-to-video sequel, which is animated by a studio that looks like it learned its craft from the geniuses […]

Seth Green Speaks About New Star Wars Series

by darkdetectiveon June 29, 2010
IGN spoke to Seth Green, co-creator of Robot Chicken, recently about his new Star Wars animated TV show. “If you think about today’s culture and our America and the fact that we are actively at war for over the last ten years… There’s an ongoing war!” Said Green, “Now imagine that war was between the […]

IGN Interviews Scott Adsit About His New Adult Swim Cartoon

by darkdetectiveon June 27, 2010 has posted an interview they conducted with Scott Adsit, best known as Pete Hornberger on 30 Rock, about his new stop-motion Adult Swim cartoon Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole. You can read the interview here. Adsit is also the co-creator of the stop-motion Adult Swim cartoon Moral Orel. Frankenhole premiers tonight, June 27th, on Adult Swim.

"Dorothy of Oz" Producer Developing New Animated Project

by darkdetectiveon June 24, 2010
James Jones, producer of the upcoming Dorothy of Oz film, is developing another animated project, Toonzone News has learned. Jones describes StarTeam as “kind of like Harry Potter meets Lost in Space.” The project is still in the early stages of development. Correction (6/24): An earlier version of this article related details about StarTeam that […]

Alex Soto To Direct "Ultimate Spider-Man"

by darkdetectiveon June 22, 2010 has learned that animation director Alex Soto, who is best known for directing numerous episodes of Ben10 and Teen Titans, will be taking the reins of the Ultimate Spider-Man animated series set to air on Disney XD in Fall 2011. Soto is currently doing storyboard work on Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness which […]

"Enchanted" Director To Direct "Mr. Limpet" Remake

by darkdetectiveon June 17, 2010
The LA Times reports Kevin Lima, the director of Enchanted, is working on another live-action/cartoon hybrid, and this time instead of an homage to the films that came before it, its an outright remake. The Incredible Mr. Limpet was a film starring Don Knotts, who played Mr. Limpet, a man who turned into a cartoon […]

"The Smurfs" Trailer Online

by darkdetectiveon June 16, 2010
Yahoo Movies has posted the teaser trailer for Sony’s The Smurfs live action movie based on the animated series. You can see it here or in the embedded player below:

"Glee" Star To Voice Dorothy of Oz In New Animated Film

by darkdetectiveon June 11, 2010
Variety reports Glee actress Lea Michele will star in Summertime Entertainment’s CG animated musical Dorothy of OZ as the lead character, Dorothy. Other actors attached to the project include Jim Belushi as the Lion, Dan Aykroyd as the Scarecrow and Kelsey Grammer as the Tin Man. The songs are being written by Bryan Adams, who […]

SpongeBob Helps Boy Save Friend From Drowning

by darkdetectiveon June 11, 2010
CBS reported an 8-year-old boy from New Jersey saved his 5-year-old neighbor from drowning last weekend with a swimming technique he says he learned from watching SpongeBob SquarePants. Reese Ronceray swam into deep water and pulled Andrew Gentile back toward shore, making strokes with a single arm and his legs while supporting Gentile. He says […]