New York Post on Disney’s New "Winnie the Pooh" Movie

by Ed Liuon July 11, 2011
The New York Post has taken a look at Disney’s upcoming new Winnie the Pooh movie, opening this Friday, July 15, 2011. The article quotes longtime Disney animator Burny Mattinson, who worked on the original Pooh movies, on the original films and the ambivalent reception Walt Disney had for them; the effort to maintain the […]

UK Trailer For Studio Ghibli’s "Arrietty" Posted

by Todd DuBoison July 6, 2011 has posted a recently-released theatrical trailer for Studio Ghibli’s Arrietty, based on Mary Norton’s book “The Borrowers.” The film tells the story of a family of small people living underneath a human household. The trailer features the voice talent of the UK voice cast that includes the talents of Saoirse Ronan, Mark Strong, Tom […]

"King of the Elves" Revived at Disney with "Horrible Bosses" Scriptwriter

by Ed Liuon July 4, 2011
Variety reports that the Walt Disney Animation Studios have resurrected the King of the Elves project, commissioning a new script from Michael Markowitz, who also wrote the script for the upcoming film Horrible Bosses and was a writer and producer on CBS’s Duckman. The movie is based on a Phillip K. Dick short story about […]

NY Times on "Collision of Creativity and Cash" at Pixar and Disney

by Ed Liuon July 4, 2011
The New York Times has taken a look at the “collision of creativity and cash” at the Walt Disney Company between the older animation division and Pixar Animation Studios after the latter was acquired in 2006. The article notes how Pixar’s movies seem to have gotten even more daring after the merger, even as Disney […]

New Stills Released for Disney/Pixar’s "Brave" (UPDATED with Trailer)

by Ed Liuon July 1, 2011
Disney/Pixar has released several new stills and a poster for Brave, coming to theaters in 2012. Click on any of the thumbnails below to view full-size:

"Cars 2" Takes Pole Position in Debut Weekend with $66.1M in Ticket Sales

by Ed Liuon June 28, 2011
Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2 handily won the top spot at the box office in its premiere weekend with $66.1 million in ticket sales, more than twice its nearest competitor (Sony’s Bad Teacher, with $31.6 million). However, the results were not among Pixar’s best; while the opening weekend take outgrossed the first Cars movie’s debut weekend ($60.1 […]

Get ReBit by ReBoot Today

by Peter Paltridgeon June 24, 2011
There are bad cartoons. There are passable ones. There are ones that are pretty good. And then there’s that rare cartoon that satisfies you like a good book. The kind of cartoon that makes you recline in your easy chair, take a deep breath and think, “Wow. That was incredible.” ReBoot is one of those […]

"Cars 2": This Year’s Model Is Top of the Line

by Ed Liuon June 22, 2011
While I didn’t think the original Cars was the most original story in the world, it was certainly enjoyable enough as a wonderful embodiment of its own theme that the journey is often more of a reward than the destination. However, I will also admit that it’s not my favorite Pixar movie of their collected […]

PR: "Phineas & Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension" Coming to DVD Aug 23, 2011

by Ed Liuon June 21, 2011
Disney Channel’s Original Movie Based On The #1 Animated Emmy® Award-Winning Comedy Series PHINEAS AND FERB THE MOVIE: ACROSS THE 2nd DIMENSION . These press materials are available in electronic form at

Pixar Announces November 27, 2013 as Release Date for Next Movie

by Ed Liuon June 20, 2011
Entertainment Weekly reports that Pixar has announced November 27, 2013, as the release date of their next film after Brave (coming June 22, 2012) and Monsters University (coming June 21, 2013). The report is light on details, but notes that “it’s an original script (not a sequel) and doesn’t have a title yet.” UPDATED: The […]