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DreamWorks Animation Unveils 12-Picture Slate to Run Through 2016; Fox Gives Dates for “Epic” and “Rio 2”

by Ed Liuon September 10, 2012
DreamWorks Animation, SKG, Inc. has announced an ambitious 12-film slate, scheduling the dozen films for release through 2016. The films include a number of sequels and new projects: The Croods (March 22, 2013) Turbo (July 19, 2013) Mr. Peabody & Sherman (Nov. 1, 2013) Me and My Shadow (March 14, 2014) How to Train Your Dragon 2 (June 20, 2014) […]
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Review: “Toys in the Attic is a Darker, Grimier Take on What Your Toys Do When You’re Not Around

by on September 7, 2012
Toys in the Attic, Hannover House’s 2012 English adaptation of Jiri Barta’s 2009 Czech Republic stop-motion film In The Attic: Who Has A Birthday Today?, is a story about toys that come to life when humans aren’t around. I realize that this is going to draw comparisons to Pixar’s much beloved Toy Story series, so […]

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Toonzone Talks Toons and Turtles with Voice Actor Rob Paulsen

by Ed Liuon September 7, 2012
If you’re a fan of animation made within the last 20 years or so, it’s an almost sure bet that Rob Paulsen has been in something that you loved. While growing up, Paulsen aspired to be a hockey player, but after learning at age 18 that he “had neither the talent or the temperament to […]

“Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Pt. 1” New Video Clip & Stills Released

by Ed Liuon September 6, 2012
Warner Bros. Animation has released the following new video clip from Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1, the next new animated direct-to-video movie based on the seminal graphic novel by Frank Miller and slated for release on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand services on September 25, 2012. Click any thumbnail image below to enlarge:

PR: Walt Disney Animation Studios Debuted Newly Restored 1928 Oswald Short “Hungry Hobos” at Telluride Film Fest

by Ed Liuon September 5, 2012
WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS DEBUTED NEWLY RESTORED, ONCE-THOUGHT-LOST 1928 OSWALD SHORT “HUNGRY HOBOS” AT TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL BURBANK, Calif. (Sept. 4, 2012) —Walt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS) debuted a newly restored digital print of the once-thought-lost 1928Oswald the Lucky Rabbit animated short “Hungry Hobos” at the Telluride Film Festival on September 2, according to Dave Bossert, producer/creative director […]
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Michael Clarke Duncan, Actor, 1957 – 2012

by Ed Liuon September 4, 2012
Actor Michael Clarke Duncan passed away on Monday, September 3, 2012, at the age of 54 due to complications from a heart attack he suffered on July 13. The 6-foot 5-inch actor worked a number of jobs (including ditch digger, bouncer, and stripper) before moving to Los Angeles to become an actor. He first worked […]

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Trailer For Manga Entertainment Ninja Scroll Steelbook Released

by Grant Whiteon September 2, 2012
Manga Entertainment have posted a trailer for their upcoming Ninja Scroll Blu-ray & DVD Steelbook, due for release in the UK on 26th November 2012. The Steelbook set, including a 20 page booklet, will retail for £29.99, with a separate Blu-ray version at £24.99 and a DVD version at £19.99.
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Review: “The Aristocats” Blu-ray – MADE U A STOREE, BUT I EATED IT

by Ed Liuon August 31, 2012
The Aristocats is one of the better products of the post-Walt/pre-90’s-Renaissance Disney Animation Studios, carrying a featherweight story largely through charming performances (vocal and animated) and some bouncy, jazzy, catchy musical numbers. The movie was the recipient of a remastered DVD release in 2008, and is one of a slate of films that has just […]

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PR: Michael McKean on Voicing Egomaniacal Arkham Asylum Psychiatrist in “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Pt. 1”

by Ed Liuon August 30, 2012
Paging Dr. Wolper! Michael McKean Voices Egomaniacal Arkham Asylum Psychiatrist in Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 Michael McKean just can’t stay away from the fanboy realm. The versatile star of film, television and stage continues to deviate from his mainstream roles to appear in all forms of super hero entertainment, this time lending […]
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PR: GKids Puts Forward Four Pictures for 2012 Best Animated Feature Oscar and 2012 Annie Awards

by Ed Liuon August 30, 2012
GKIDS PUTS FORWARD FOUR PICTURES FOR 2012 BEST ANIMATED FEATURE OSCAR® AND 2012 ANNIE AWARDS “FROM UP ON POPPY HILL” “LE TABLEAU” “THE RABBI’S CAT” “ZARAFA” New York, New York – August 29, 2012 - GKIDS, a distributor of award-winning animation for both adults and family audiences, announced today that it will have four feature films competing […]