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PR: “Monsters University” Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D Combo Packs Coming October 29, 2013

by Ed Liuon August 13, 2013
“Hilarious and heartwarming” Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly MONSTERS UNIVERSITY Rush to get Digital HD and Digital HD 3D Versions Available for Purchase October 8, 2013 Celebrate MU’s Homecoming on Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand on October 29, 2013. Burbank, Calif., August 8, 2013 – This Fall, Disney•Pixar celebrates homecoming with the release of  “Monsters University” on […]

Is It A Groot Point – Vin Diesel In GOTG?

by Alex Beanon August 12, 2013
It is not official and Disney did not announce it as official at D23 Expo but actor Vin Diesel appears to be either a big fan of tree aliens or he thinks he may be voicing the character of Groot in the upcoming “Guardians of the Galaxy” film. Diesel has been posting images of Groot […]

Disney Goes Two For Two At D23

by Alex Beanon August 12, 2013
Disney announced two new animated movies in the works as well as news for two more sequels to existing animated movie franchises at their D23 Expo in Anaheim. First up, the two new flicks – “Zootopia” with “Toy Story”’s Brad Lasseter at the helm, a buddy action film which he envisions as a Mr. Toad-like […]

NY Times on the Troubled Production of “Foodfight!”

by Ed Liuon August 12, 2013
The New York Times has analyzed the troubled rise and eventual fall of Foodfight!, a CGI animated movie that promised an all-star cast and a plot that would do for licensed advertising characters what Toy Story did for toys, only to face interminable delays before a quiet direct-to-video release this past May. Among other topics, […]

“Disney’s Planes” Takes in $22.2M in Debut Weekend for #3 Box Office Spot

by Ed Liuon August 12, 2013
Disney’s Planes took in an estimated $22.2 million (estimated) in ticket sales in its premiere weekend for a third-place finish at the box office behind Elysium ($30.4M) and We’re the Millers ($26.56M). While the movie had a modest production budget (reported to be about $50 million), it is also the third straight animated family film […]

PR: NFB Takes Audiences to New Dimensions with Stereoscopic 3D Animation at TIFF

by Ed Liuon August 12, 2013
PUT ON YOUR 3D GLASSES! NFB TAKES AUDIENCES TO NEW DIMENSIONS WITH STEREOSCOPIC 3D ANIMATION AT TIFF Short Cuts Canada to feature Claire Blanchet’s The End of Pinky, Bruce Alcock’s Impromptu, Theodore Ushev’s Gloria Victoria and Chris Landreth’s Subconscious Password Toronto, August 7, 2013 – A world-renowned creative laboratory making breakthroughs in animation and stereoscopic […]

Review: “Disney’s Planes” Takes Flight (But Not Too High)

by Christopher Glennonon August 12, 2013
Did you like Cars? Do you like anthropomorphic vehicles with personalities, hopes, and dreams? Do you like to see them race, cutting out the middle man of having a human driver? Then, theoretically, you’ll like Disney’s Planes, provided you don’t mind formula, predictability, and stereotypical stock characters. As we are constantly reminded, this movie is […]

Otakon 2013: FUNimation Announces “Cowboy BeBop” on Blu-ray and More

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison August 10, 2013
At its industry panel late Saturday afternoon, FUNimation Entertainment brought Sunrise’s Masayuki Ozaki on stage to make further announcements on titles FUNimation will be distributing from the studio. Chief among the announcements was a trailer announcing director Shinichiro Watanabe’s Cowboy BeBop, which will be rereleased digitally and on Blu-ray in 2014. The series recently received […]

The Monuments Men Trailer

by Alex Beanon August 9, 2013
World War II was a nightmare in every aspect – including cultural – as George Clooney, Matt Damon, John Goodman, Bill Murray and Cate Blanchett show in the upcoming movie “The Monuments Men” [release date: December 18, 2013], which follows the true story exploits of a small group of men who were tasked with saving […]

Avatar Sequels Multiply

by Alex Beanon August 9, 2013
Director/writer James Cameron is preparing not one, not two, but three – count ‘em – three sequels to “Avatar” – his blockbuster 2009 science fiction film about humans exploiting/interacting with the humanoid Na’vi species they encounter on a moon in the Alpha Centauri system. “Avatar” currently ranks 14th on the all-time film domestic gross list […]