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"Ponyo" Leads Animation at the Los Angeles Film Festival June 18-28, 2009

The Los Angeles Film Festival will be screening a broad palette of animated programming at this year’s event, running from June 18-28, 2009. Hayao Miyazaki’s Ponyo will be screened for attendees on Sunday, Jun 28, 2009, at 6:30 PM. Several music videos and short films will be screened throughout the event as well. For more […]

"Up" Stays in Box Office Top 5 with $30.5M in Week 3

Disney/Pixar’s Up continues to show strength at the box office with an estimated $30.5 million in ticket sales in the third week of release — good enough to hold its #2 spot at the box office behind The Hangover and bring its total take to $187.2 million.

Nick Announces "Planet Sheen," "TUFF Puppy," 3 Pilots; Promotes Rawlings

Nickelodeon has ordered seasons for two new animated series: Planet Sheen, a spin-off from Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius from Steve Oedekerk; and T.U.F.F. Puppy, the newest series from Butch Hartman. Planet Sheen has received an order for 26 half-hour episodes, while T.U.F.F. Puppy has an order for 13. Planet Sheen will follow the misadventures of […]

Andrea Romano Discusses Voice Casting "Green Lantern: First Flight"

Casting and voice director Andrea Romano is the latest subject of a press-release interview from Warner Home Video to promote Green Lantern: First Flight, the upcoming direct-to-video animated movie scheduled for release on July 28, 2009. In the interview, Romano discusses what it was like to have two voice acting neophytes (Christopher Meloni and Victor […]

Boston Globe on Pixar's Success and the Hollywood Studio System

The Boston Globe has published a feature article examining how Pixar’s techinques for continuing success with critics and audiences can trace their lineage back to the heyday of the Hollywood Studio Era (“a period roughly coinciding with the presidency of Franklin Roosevelt, 1933-1945″). Writer Mark Feeny notes that, “what most distinguished Studio Era Hollywood was […]

Find "Tinker Bell & the Lost Treasure" on Blu-ray and DVD on October 27, 2009

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has issued a press release announcing the upcoming release of Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure on October 27, 2009. The direct-to-video CGI animated movie follows last year’s Tinker Bell, following the famed fairy in an action-packed adventure to save Pixie Hollow after she accidentally puts it in jeopardy. The […]

"Up" Stays Up at Box Office with $44.3M in Second Week (UPDATED)

Disney/Pixar’s Up fended off box office newcomers in its second week of release, continuing to hold the #1 spot at the box office with an estimated $44.2 million in ticket sales. The number represents a very respectable 35% drop from its debut weekend, when many new releases typically drop 50% or more. New release The […]

"Ponyo" to Debut on 800 Screens in US

Producer Frank Marshall has stated on his Twitter account that Ponyo, the latest movie from Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki, will be debuting on 800 screens when it is released on August 14, 2009. This will make it noticeably larger than any prior Miyazaki release in the US — 2002′s Spirited Away was showing on 714 […]

More "Up" Interviews Around the Web

Several new interviews about Disney/Pixar’s Up have hit the Internet in the wake of the movie’s successful debut weekend: Up writer, co-director, and voice of Dug the dog Bob Peterson spoke briefly with the Washington Post about the movie, the creative environment at Pixar, and moving from a daily comic strip writer/artist in college to […]

Pixar Delivers Another "Up"-Lifting Movie Experience

Pixar has a history of delivering movies that have a solid story to go along with their equally solid visuals. With every film the studio puts out comes an expectation—and for some people perhaps even a desire—to see them fail. They’ll have to keep on waiting. Up provides that same level of visual quality, and […]

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