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“Frozen” News: Finding a Diva in 41 Languages & International 3D Society Awards

by Ed Liuon January 30, 2014
Variety reports that Disney’s Frozen was a big winner at the International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society’s 3D Creative Arts Awards on January 28, 2014, alongside Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity. Frozen won the society’s best animated 3D feature and best stereography – animation awards, while Gravity won in multiple categories including best live action 3D feature, […]
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Review: “Neon Genesis Evangelion 3.0-You Can (Not) Redo” – The Return of Stupid Shinji

by Weathermanon January 30, 2014
Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo is a very difficult movie to approach.  The third of four movies in the Rebuild of Evangelion project, 3.0 drops a viewer directly into the middle of a rescue operation at the edge of the atmosphere involving everyone’s favorite unpleasant red head, Asuka Langley, and a large ship manned […]

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Chris Colfer and Ron Perlman Join Cast of “RoboDog”

by Ed Liuon January 29, 2014
Broadway World reports that Chris Colfer (Glee) and Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Sons of Anarchy) will voice the main characters in RoboDog, Marza Animation Planet Inc’s first 3D CGI feature animated film. The film will be directed by Henry F. Anderson III (Gnomeo & Juliet), from a script by Robert Reece (The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning) […]
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Forbes Magazine on “The LEGO Movie” Reviving Theatrical Warner Bros. Animation

by Ed Liuon January 29, 2014
Forbes contributor Scott Mendelson has taken a look at The LEGO Movie, noting how the positive buzz on the eve of its release across demographic quadrants could be a harbinger for a surprise hit and a revival of fortunes for Warner Bros’ theatrical animation division. Among other factors, the movie is getting strong buzz across […]

Captain America Coming Back For Thirds

by Alex Beanon January 29, 2014
Captain America was successful in his first solo mission for Disney/Marvel and the studio is so convinced that the classic American superhero will be similarly successful in his upcoming sequel, that they have gone ahead and signed him up for a third film in the franchise. Director brothers Anthony and Joe Russo have already been […]
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Hollywood Reporter on Princesses vs. Neanderthals for Animated Oscar

by Ed Liuon January 28, 2014
In tracking the race for the 2014 Best Animated Feature Oscar, The Hollywood Reporter is noting efforts by DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., to challenge Disney’s Frozen for the award. While Frozen is the heavy favorite and will benefit from its later release date keeping it more prominent in Academy members’ minds, DreamWorks has launched into […]

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 Blu-ray/DVD Release This Week

by Alex Beanon January 28, 2014
Slightly more than four months after its initial release in September, Sony Pictures Animation’s “Cloudy with A Chance of Meatballs 2” will be released for Blu-ray and DVD next week. The extras include a “La Dee Da” video from Cody Simpson, “Anatomy of a Foodimal” [showing how the food-animal hybrids were created] and “The Sasquash” […]
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Review: Kidvid Roundup with “JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time” and “Chuck & Friends: Trucks Vs. Wild”

by Ed Liuon January 28, 2014
James Tucker has famously described Batman: The Brave and the Bold as “the show I thought I was seeing when I was a little kid,” and I find that description fits the new direct-to-video animated movie JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time, currently a Target exclusive DVD. Hanna-Barbera’s Super Friends gets scorn and derision from modern […]

Disney’s New “Maleficent” Trailer

by Alex Beanon January 27, 2014
Disney unveiled their new trailer for “Maleficent” starring Angelina Jolie in the title role and accompanied by a haunting rendition of “Once Upon A Dream” by Lana Del Rey. “Maleficent” is currently scheduled to be released on May 30, 2014…

Wonder Woman Shows Her Stuff Before Justice League War Debut

by Alex Beanon January 26, 2014
Gal Gadot has been named as the new feature film version of Wonder Woman but before she climbs into the invisible plane, the animated version shows what she can do in this clip from “Justice League War”, which will be available on Blu-ray and DVD beginning on February 4, 2014…