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How to Improve the DC Comics Animated Original Movie Franchise

by Dan Collinson December 3, 2012
At the New York Comic Con, Warner Brothers announced that the next DC Comics animated movies for 2013 will be Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2, Superman: Unbound, and Justice League: Flashback.  The lineup takes after this year’s films, but in reverse order.  I’ve been a fan of the animated DC films from the […]
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PR: “Frankenweenie” on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital, and On Demand on January 8, 2013

by Ed Liuon November 30, 2012
Disney and Creative Genius Tim Burton (Creator of “The Nightmare Before Christmas”) Proudly Announce the Home Entertainment Debut Of Including an All-New Short “Captain Sparky vs The Flying Saucers” and Burton’s Original Live-Action “Frankenweenie” Short! ON BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK, DIGITAL AND ON-DEMAND – JANUARY 8, 2013! BURBANK, Calif. November 30, 2012— Disney and creative genius […]

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Review: “A Cat in Paris”: This Cat Is Where It’s At

by Ed Liuon November 30, 2012
The opening scenes of A Cat in Paris follow a cat burglar named Nico on a jewel heist, depicting his movements with a sinuous grace that could only be achieved through hand-drawn animation. Nico practically flows through the hole he cuts in a window, and seemingly turns his joints to jelly to avoid security cameras […]
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PR: Walt Disney Animation Studios Names Jennifer Lee Director of “Frozen”

by Ed Liuon November 30, 2012
WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS NAMES JENNIFER LEE DIRECTOR OF FROZEN Screenwriter/Director Lee Joins Director Chris Buck at the Helm of WDAS’ 53rd Full-Length Animated Feature BURBANK, Calif. (November 29, 2012) — Walt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS) taps Jennifer Lee to join Chris Buck at the helm of its 53rd full-length animated feature “Frozen,” which is […]

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NPR Interviews Peter Ramsey on Directing “Rise of the Guardians”

by Ed Liuon November 29, 2012
NPR has interviewed first-time director Peter Ramsey on his experience helming DreamWorks Animation’s latest film Rise of the Guardians. Among other topics, Ramsey discusses being the first African-American director of a feature-length CG-animated film, the differences on working in animation vs. live-action, and the sources for the approach the film takes to iconic characters like […]
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PR: GKIDS in Deal for “Grave of the Fireflies,” Screening in Ghibli Retrospective; 25th Anniversary Release Planned for 2013

by Ed Liuon November 27, 2012
GKIDS IN DEAL FOR GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES 1988 STUDIO GHIBLI MASTERPIECE WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY ISAO TAKAHATA FILM TO APPEAR IN NYC STUDIO GHIBLI RETROSPECTIVE AT IFC CENTER 25th ANNIVERSARY RELEASE PLANNED FOR 2013 NEW 35MM AND DIGITAL PRINTS New York, New York – November 20, 2012 – GKIDS, a distributor of award-winning animation […]

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Review: “Pound Puppies” Charms; “Dinosaur Train” Strives; “Scooter the Penguin” Belly Flops

by Ed Liuon November 23, 2012
The Hub’s My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic has gotten a lot of attention for Lauren Faust’s initial push to make sure the show was watchable beyond its target demographic of little girls. While I don’t want to take away from any of that show’s well-earned success, the shame is that more of the Hub’s […]
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Review: “Arthur Christmas”: Jingle-Jangle All the Way

by on November 19, 2012
Aardman Animation’s Arthur Christmas isn’t a bad film by any stretch of the imagination. It’s got spunk and wit and pizzazz and a holiday-inflected theme suitable to the season. It looks nice and it moves well. But it’s a slapdash movie, and it has all the subtlety of a carillon banging out “Jingle Bells” at […]

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PR: “The Rabbi’s Cat” Opens December 7, 2012, at IFC Center in New York City

by Ed Liuon November 18, 2012
From the distributor of Academy Award® nominees A Cat in Paris, Chico & Rita, and The Secret of Kells THE RABBI’S CAT A FILM BY Joann Sfar OPENS DECEMBER 7TH   AT THE FOLLOWING THEATER IN NEW YORK: IFC CENTER 323 6th Avenue, New York, NY, 10014 THE RABBI’S CAT 3D, Animation, Joann Sfar & Antoine Delesvaux, France, 2011, 89 […]
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PR: Relativity and Reel FX Date Animated Comedy “Turkeys” for November 14, 2014

by Ed Liuon November 18, 2012
Relativity and Reel FX Date Animated Comedy Turkeys for November 14, 2014   Studio Also Shifts Safe Haven to Valentine’s Day 2013   (Beverly Hills, Calif.) November 15, 2012 – Relativity Media and Reel FX announced today that they have dated the upcoming animated comedy Turkeys, helmed by Jimmy Hayward, director of box office hit […]