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Alan Burnett Discusses Writing "Green Lantern: First Flight"

Warner Home Video has released a new PR interview with Alan Burnett on writing Green Lantern: First Flight, the new direct-to-video animated movie coming to DVD and Blu-ray on July 28, 2009. Burnett reveals the grand idea that moved him from the Batcave into the far reaches of space, why he thinks Hal Jordan and […]

"Coraline" Coming to DVD and Blu-ray on July 21, 2009

Universal has announced that the stop-motion animated movie Coraline will be coming to DVD and Blu-ray disc on July 21, 2009. The single disc DVD, 2-disc DVD Collector’s Edition, and Blu-ray high-definition version will all contain 2-D and 3-D versions of the movie along with four pairs of 3-D glasses, with the Blu-ray and 2-disc […]

"Up" Wins First Award at Cannes; News Article Roundup

The BBC News reports that Disney/Pixar’s Up has won its first award after its debut at the Cannes Film Festival, with Dug the dog taking home the “Palm Dog” for “the best canine performance seen at the event.” The tongue-in-cheek award is an alternative to the festival’s Palm d’Or and is voted on by British […]

"Toy Story 3" Details Revealed at Cannes Debut of "Up"

Some details about the storyline for Toy Story 3 were revealed during the premiere of Pixar’s Up at the Cannes Film Festival, confirming earlier rumors that the movie would show what happens after Andy, the toys’ owner, grows up and goes to college. Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter stated, “Toys are put on this Earth […]

Juliet Landau on Voicing Sultry Alien Labella in "Green Lantern: First Flight"

Actor Juliet Landau has been interviewed by Warner Home Video about her role as Labella, a sultry alien in Green Lantern: First Flight, the upcoming direct-to-video animated movie coming July 28, 2009. In the interview, Landau discusses the appeal of voice acting; how she views Labella; her prior acting work with Christopher Meloni, who voices […]

"STRAIN" Complete Collection: I'm Not Straining to Say This is Quality

Have you ever caught up with a friend you haven’t seen in ten years, only to discover that he or she acts a bit different, and not for the better? To bring up the classic rock documentary cliché: “You’ve changed, man.” Now imagine that scenario, except multiplied by 1,000 in evilness, and you have the […]

Disney Releases Tech Details for "Snow White" Blu-ray Coming Oct 6, 2009

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released details of the upcoming Blu-ray release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which will inaugurate what they are calling the “Diamond Collection” line of home video releases. The “combo pack” containing the standard-definition DVD and high-definition Blu-ray will be released on October 6, 2009, with the standard-definition […]

LA Times on the Making of "Up"

The Los Angeles Times has posted a feature article about the making of Disney/Pixar’s Up (free registration required), discussing how an image of a grouchy old man holding a set of balloons evolved all the way to the feature film which will debut on May 29, 2009. The article discusses the first screening of the […]

"Forbes" on Growth of Animated Feature Films

Forbes magazine has posted a brief look at the growth of animation at the multiplexes, quoting industry veteran Terrence Masson that “there are 45 or 50 fully 3D feature-length, computer-animated films in production today, ready for release over the next couple of years.” Although the article begins by saying that “kids have it so good” […]

Vancouver to Get Pixar Studio; Venice Festival to Host 3D "Toy Story" Premiere

Pixar will open an animation studio this fall in Vancouver, joining other studios who are taking advantage of tax incentives associated with the locale, The Hollywood Reporter says. The studio will be used to produce “short-form quality computer animation for theme parks, DVDs, television and theatrical exhibition,” according to Disney/Pixar president Ed Catmull. Pixar is […]

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