DreamWorks Animation has announced that the teaser trailer for Bee Movie is now available on-line. The movie stars Jerry Seinfeld, Renée Zellweger, and Matthew Broderick, and the trailer will debut wth Flushed Away this weekend.
The Los Angeles Times has published an article examining Flushed Away (free registration required), opening in theatres tomorrow. The article points out that it is the first large-scale work by the Aardman Studio to be done in CGI rather than stop-motion animation. Co-directors David Bowers and Sam Fell comment on the film and the techniques […]
Wade Sampson has written an article on the career of Retta Davidson, one of an extremely small number of female animators for the Walt Disney company during its heyday under Walt himself. Like many animation studios during the era, the Disney animation studios were not very welcoming to female animators, relegating most of the few […]
ReadersVoice.com has interviewed Amid Amidi, animation historian and half of the team behind the Cartoon Brew weblog. The interview covers Amidi’s opinions on classic animation vs. animation today, his relationships with animation historian Jerry Beck and animator John Kricfalusi, and the origins and challenges of his Animation Blast magazine. (via Cartoon Brew weblog)
Two separate articles have been published recently complaining over the rash of talking animal animated movies, complaining that they are far too similar to each other and fail to show much creativity or humor. At MSN Movies in the U.K., movie editor Ed Holden points out the creative bankruptcy of Open Season, The Wild, and […]
An exhibition titled “Cartoon America” is opening today at the Library of Congress. The exhibit will showcase a variety of cartoon and animation artwork from the Art Wood Collection of Cartoon and Caricature, including cartoons from Winsor McCay and Charles Schulz and animation cels from Walt Disney Productions and Hanna-Barbera. The exhibit is free to […]
DC Comics has announced the trade paperbacks and collected editions that are scheduled for release in March and April 2007. Among the books is Batman: Detective, collecting Detective Comics #821-826, all of which were written by Paul Dini. Other highlights include the first softcover release of Alex Ross and Jim Kreuger’s Justice; a Robin: Wanted […]
VIZ Media has issued a press release announcing the latest merchandising licensee for the hit manga and anime series Bleach. C&D Visionary will be producing Bleach buttons, stickers, key chains, magnets, shoelaces, and postcards for the United States. Read the full press release here.
Author Neal Gabler has been Comics Reporter, titled Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination. The interview is available on the NPR website in RealAudio and Windows Media formats. An excerpt from the book is also available at Salon.com. (via Cartoon Brew weblog and the Comics Reporter, respectively)
DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. reported a .5 million profit for the third quarter of 2006, up from a loss of $0.7 million for the same period last year. The profit was attributed to continuing strong sales of the Madagascar DVD and to sales of Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit feature film to […]