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"Oliver and Company" 20th Anniversary DVD Is Better as History Than as Cinema

Most Disney aficionados mark The Little Mermaid as the film that turned around American feature animation’s declining fortunes. Oliver and Company, though, was the first film made under the then-new Disney regime led by Michael Eisner and Jeffrey Katzenberg. That film, a very loose adaptation of Dickens’ Oliver Twist that turns the title character into […]

"Coraline" Article Roundup: NYT on 3-D; Teri Hatcher on Being the Other Mother

The New York Times has taken a look at the upcoming movie Coraline, focusing on the fact that it is the first stop-motion animated movie that was filmed with the intent of projecting it in 3-D for audiences (free registration required). Coraline director Henry Selick is quoted as saying, “I saw that everyone that was […]

PR: Right Stuf's Anime Today Previews "Sword of the Stranger"

Right Stuf’sANIME TODAYPreviewsSWORD OF THE STRANGER With Bandai Entertainment’s Robert Napton & Taku Otsuka “Anime & Gamers’ Guide,” Kiba, reviews, contests& more in episode 85! GRIMES, IA, January 30, 2009 – Anime producer and mega-online anime retailer Right Stuf, Inc. is pleased to welcome Bandai Entertainment Marketing Director Robert Napton and SWORD OF THE STRANGER […]

"Princess and the Frog" Previewed at Red Stick International Animation Festival

AWN’s Animation Blogspot has examined the preview of Disney’s The Princess and the Frog which was shown at the Ink and Paint Club luncheon in Baton Rouge, LA, in advance of the Red Stick International Animation Festival. Emily Hoppe, senior manager of creative marketing at Walt Disney Animation Studios, discussed the role Disney and The […]

Telegraph Profiles John Lasseter: "I Got Rid of Idiot Executives"

The Telegraph spoke with Disney/Pixar chief creative officer John Lasseter, who was in London earlier this month to promote Bolt in advance of its opening in the United Kingdom. Lasseter speaks freely of his aim to make Disney Animation “a filmmaker’s studio” again, saying, “I got rid of idiot executives” who valued making money over […]

Seattle Times on "Waltz with Bashir"

The Seattle Times has profiled the Israeli animated documentary film Waltz with Bashir, interviewing its director Ari Folman over the phone. Based on Folman’s own experiences as a soldier in the Israeli Army during the 1982 Lebanon war, Folman discusses why he turned interviews with fellow veterans into animated footage, how breaking through his own […]

Nathan Fillion Discusses Voicing Steve Trevor in "Wonder Woman"

Warner Brothers Animation has released another interview in conjunction with the upcoming Wonder Woman direct-to-video animated movie. This latest interview is with Nathan Fillion, the actor who plays Col. Steve Trevor in the movie. Fillion discusses the challenges and preconceptions he had in bringing Trevor to life, noting that, “I think I’ve carved out a […]

PR: Nathan Fillion Discusses Voicing Steve Trevor for "Wonder Woman"

ACTOR NATHAN FILLION, STAR OF UPCOMING ABC SERIES “CASTLE,” DISCUSSES VOICING STEVE TREVOR FOR “WONDER WOMAN,” THE NEXT DC UNIVERSE ANIMATED ORIGINAL MOVIE (click on any of the images below to enlarge) Nathan Fillion (pictured with casting/dialogue director Andrea Romano) was a featured panelist at San Diego Comic-Con in 2008, where he discussed his upcoming […]

John Lasseter to Receive Venice Lion for Lifetime Achievement

Variety is reporting that Disney and Pixar’s chief creative officer John Lasseter will be receiving a Golden Lion for lifetime achievement at the 66th Venice Film Festival, which will run from September 2-12, 2009. The festival will also be celebrating the achievements of the Pixar creative team, with Brad Bird, Pete Docter, Lee Unkrich, and […]

Briefly: Hatcher on "Coraline;" WALL-E Award; "Raven" Update; 3-D Eye Diagnosis

* Teri Hatcher has discussed her role as the Other Mother in Coraline, noting that most of her other work is “inappropriate” for her 11-year old, and joked that several parents she knew declared ‘No more sleepovers at Hatchers’ house’ after watching a screening of the movie. [Women's Wear Daily] * The Producers Guild of […]

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