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"Batman: Under the Red Hood": Art of Darkness

Taut, dramatic, and beautiful to behold, Batman: Under the Red Hood is the stuff of fanboy dreams. In many ways it’s a throwback to the glory days of the producers’ Batman: The Animated Series, but even better is the way it raises the bar for future direct-to-video releases. That may actually be a bit of […]

"Batman: Under the Red Hood" Blu-ray: "Better" Isn't "Good"

I found the original Batman: Under the Hood graphic novel to be a jumbled, near-incoherent mess that generated what emotional resonance it had by carefully undoing a story that was over 20 years old. Considering my issues with both the letter and the spirit of the source material, I freely admit that I started watching […]

"Despicable Me" Continues Strong at Weekend Box Offices

Despicable Me continued to play strongly over the weekend, grossing $24.1 million for a North American cumulative of $161.7 million. That was good enough to secure the number three spot on the charts. Toy Story 3 placed fifth with a gross of $9 million for a domestic total of $379.5 million. The Pixar/Disney film picked […]

LA Times on the Success of "Despicable Me"

The Los Angeles Times has examined the success of Despicable Me, which has given Universal a foothold in the animated feature market next to giants like Pixar and DreamWorks. The article pays special attention to how producer Chris Meledandri worked differently from the standard in Hollywood, keeping costs down and developing the movie’s story and […]

NYT Looks at the Future of DreamWorks

Is DreamWorks Animation looking for a merger partner? Widespread speculation about the fate of the House that Shrek Built attracts the attention of The New York Times today. For the record, it says that studio head Jeffrey Katzenberg stoutly denies that he wants to sell his studio or that he wants a senior position at […]

"Despicable" Scores Second at Box Offices

Despicable Me continued to perform well in its second weekend, weathering a 42% decline to come in second at the box office with $32.8 million. That was significantly better than one new competitor—The Sorcerer’s Apprentice—though not as well as another—Inception. To date, the surprise hit has taken in $118.4 million at North American theaters. Toy […]

Toonzone Presents "Tales from Earthsea" Trailer; Opens in Limited US Run Aug 13, 2010

Walt Disney Studios and Studio Ghibli will be releasing Tales from Earthsea in a limited theatrical release on August 13, 2010 in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Honolulu (Collider.com reports theaters and showtimes, h/t to Nausicaa.net). The movie was directed by Goro Miyazaki and is based on the “Earthsea” series of novels […]

What is Animation?

Recently, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the group responsible for the eponymous Academy Awards) decided that the technique of motion capture will no longer be considered to be “animation”. So, what does this mean for any animated Oscar hopefuls? According to AMPAS, the new definition for “animation” is something that consists of […]

"Batman: Under the Red Hood" Premieres at San Diego Comic-Con Jul 23, 2010; New Video

Warner Home Video has announced that Batman: Under the Red Hood will be getting its premiere at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, July 23, 2010, at 8:00 PM in Ballroom 20. The movie will be coming to DVD and Blu-ray disc on July 27, 2010. The following new video clip has also been […]

"Twilight" Can't Eclipse "Toy Story 3", "Airbender"

Toy Story 3 grossed $30.2 million during its third weekend in release, which was good enough for the Pixar-Disney hit to claim third place during a highly competitive holiday weekend. To date, the threequel has grossed $289.0 million. The Last Airbender, M. Night Shyamalan’s live-action adaptation of the hit animated series, came in second with […]

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