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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 […]

Aflac Goes "Up"

Characters from Disney-Pixar’s Up will appear in an ad for Aflac insurance, starring with the Aflac duck to pitch Aflac policies, the companies announced today. As part of the joint promotion, Up characters will appear on Carl Edwards’ Ford Fusion at the Southern 500 NASCAR Race on May. The new ad will premiere during the […]

'Battle for Terra' Director Interviewed

Sanluisobispo.com interviews Aristomenis Tsirbas, director of the 3D animated sci-fi/action-adventure feature film Battle for Terra which opened in theaters this weekend. Tsirbas discusses how the script changed over the last 15 years, why he wanted to make the movie in 3D from day one, and how he managed to cast Brian Cox and Evan Rachel […]

Washington Post on Disney's "The Princess and the Frog"

The Washington Post has taken a look at The Princess and the Frog, the upcoming animated feature film from Disney that will be the studio’s return to hand-drawn animated movies and the first to feature a black princess character. The article examines the potential cultural impact of the movie, speaking to a professor at Brown, […]

"Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland": Nonsense of the Worst Kind

What are the great works of “nonsense”? Any connoisseur of the form, if asked to provide a list, would surely populate it heavily with cartoons. “Duck Amuck,” “The Great Piggybank Robbery,” the Betty Boop adaptation of “Snow White,” the Mickey Mouse cartoon “Thru the Mirror”: these are all brilliant works of animation whose brilliance has […]

"G.I. Joe: Resolute" to Premiere on Adult Swim on April 25, 2009 (UPDATED 04/17)

Hasbro has announced that the new micro-series G.I. Joe: Resolute will premiere on April 25, 2009, at midnight on Adult Swim and on-line. The 60 minutes of content will be broken up into 10 5-minute installments and one 10-minute finale. The series was written by Warren Ellis, animated by Titmouse Studios, and directed by Joaquim […]

Michael Chabon Working on "John Carter of Mars" Screenplay

Writer Michael Chabon has confirmed that he is working on the screenplay to John Carter of Mars, the feature film based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs novels that will be directed by Pixar’s Andrew Stanton. Chabon stated that, “”I’ve been hired to do some revisions to an already strong script by Andrew Stanton and Mark […]

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