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"Summer Wars (UK Edition)": A Love Machine

by Grant Whiteon March 7, 2011
I remember seeing the initial publicity for Summer Wars some years ago. It looked kind of interesting, but most of the trailers left me fairly bewildered as to what was going on. So when the chance came to get some answers, I eagerly jumped in. The film is set in what is essentially the not […]

"Summer Wars" (FUNi release): Enlist Today!

by Classic Speedyon March 7, 2011
I went into Summer Wars pretty much blind. With a vague title like that, I really didn’t know what to expect. What I got was an interesting combination of plausible (yet fantastical) tech thriller, slice-of-life comedy/drama, and above all, an emphasis on the importance of the family unit. And, unusual for reviewing purposes, I actually […]

"Cowboy Bebop: The Movie" Coming to Blu-ray on June 28, 2011

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison March 3, 2011
Image Entertainment has announced a Blu-Ray edition of studio Sunrise’s 2001 film Cowboy Bebop: The Movie, scheduled for release on June 28, 2011. In this complement to the popular science fiction television series, Spike Spiegel and his bounty hunter associates pursue an unprecedented reward for a dangerous criminal plotting to unleash a bioterror attack on […]

"Bambi" Diamond Edition: Video Clips, Sample Bonus Features, and Coupon

by Ed Liuon March 2, 2011
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released several video clips, sample bonus features, and a $10 coupon for the newly released Bambi Diamond Edition Blu-ray/DVD combo pack: (click here for full-size coupon image) The Bambi Diamond Edition is available now. FILM CLIPS Film Clip-That’s Why They Call Me Thumper Film Clip-Bambi Meets Faline Film Clip- […]

First Look At New "Toy Story" Short "Hawaiian Vaction"

by AerostarMonkon March 1, 2011
This June, the first of two Toy Story shorts will be attached to the theatrical release of Cars 2. Still images and a teaser trailer as well as a press release for the new short entitled Hawaiian Vacation have recently made their way onto the Internet. UPDATED March 4, 2011: Disney has released the clip […]

Zynga Starts Week-Long "Rango" Promotion

by AerostarMonkon March 1, 2011
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Zynga, the social gaming company behind such hits as FarmVille and Mafia Wars, has partnered up with Paramount/Nickelodeon to promote the theatrical release of Rango. The advertising integration, which started this afternoon, will allow FrontierVille users to play Rango themed quests and even win a Rango trophy inside the game […]

NY Times Interviews Gore Verbinski on "Rango"

by Ed Liuon February 28, 2011
The New York Times has interviewed director Gore Verbinski on his upcoming animated movie Rango, starring Johnny Depp as a chameleon who thinks he’s a Old West hero. Among other topics, Verbinski discusses why he went from the blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy to a movie about a wild west lizard, why he didn’t […]

Producer Bonnie Arnold on Her Career Path in Animation Biz

by Ed Liuon February 28, 2011
The Los Angeles Times has profiled the career path of DreamWorks producer Bonnie Arnold as part of their coverage of the 83rd annual Academy Awards. Arnold has worked on four films that have been nominated or won Oscars: Dances With Wolves, The Last Station, the first Toy Story movie (which was nominated for multiple categories […]

"Megamind" Is a Mega-Disappointment

by Ed Liuon February 28, 2011
There are people who think they can harpoon the lunacies and ludicrousness of superhero stories just by pointing out Spider-Man should be shooting webs out of his butt. This is a joke that’s kind of funny when heard for the first time, but any humor value it has drops off dramatically upon repetition, and it […]

New Turnaround Videos and Stills for "Cars 2"

by Ed Liuon February 25, 2011
Walt Disney Studios has released the following new turnaround videos and stills for new characters from Cars 2. Click to play: Click on any of the screenshots below to view in full high-definition resolution: CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS: Miles Axlerod (voice of Eddie Izzard) Sir Miles Axlerod is a former oil baron who has sold off his […]