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TV Guide Hosts "Wonder Woman" DTV Poster

TVGuide.com has revealed the poster for the Wonder Woman direct-to-video animated movie, currently scheduled for release in early 2009. The article also briefly talks with voice actors Keri Russell, who voices Wonder Woman, and Nathon Fillion, who plays Col. Steve Trevor. (via Comic Book Resources Comics Reel)

Imagi News: "Astro Boy" Won't Stray Far; Lands $40m in New Financing

Sci Fi Wire has comments from David Bowers, the writer for Imagi Animation Studios’ Astro Boy movie, stating that his adaptation won’t stray far from the source material, saying “It is the original characters, but we have new characters, and Astro’s basic journey is the same.” (via Comic Book Resources Comics Reel) Elsewhere, Variety reports […]

"WALL-E" Takes Another $33.4M at Box Office

Disney’s WALL-E took in an estimated $33.4 million in ticket sales this past weekend, slipping to second place at the box office this past weekend behind Sony’s Hancock. Its total domestic box office sits at $128.1 million. DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda is still maintaining a spot in the top 10, with a $7.5 million […]

Imagi Studios and Summit Entertainment to Show "Astro Boy" at Anime Expo 2008

Imagi Animation Studios and Summit Entertainment will be showing off their new CGI animated feature film Astro Boy at this year’s Anime Expo 2008 in Los Angeles, CA, from July 3-6, 2008 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The movie is based on the seminal anime and manga by Osamu Tezuka. A special edition Astro […]

Andrew Stanton on Influences, Biblical and Otherwise, on "WALL-E"

Christianity Today has posted an interview with WALL-E director Andrew Stanton, directly addressing some of the biblical references and inspirations that made their way into the movie, as well as discussing how Stanton’s faith was expressed in the film. Among other things, Stanton discusses how female lead robot EVE’s name was not an accident and […]

"The Sword in the Stone": Disney's Camelot Is a Silly Place

If you are the parent of a small child, you should definitely have Disney’s The Sword in the Stone in your DVD collection. If you are a Disney completist or are otherwise interested in the history of the studio, you should also make sure that you own this movie. And if you’d just like to […]

Variety on Rising Costs of Marketing Cartoon Movies

Variety has taken a look at the rising cost of marketing animated feature films, especially from DreamWorks Animation and Disney. The article notes that Disney’s WALL-E is set to become the most marketed movie this year, with DreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda coming close behind. The article examines how the arms race between these studios began […]

"WALL-E" Takes $63.1 million in Debut Weekend; Panda's Kung Fu is Still Strong

On its debut weekend, Disney/Pixar’s WALL-E took the top spot in the weekend box office race with an estimated $62.5 million in ticket sales. Analysts had expected an opening in the $50-60 million range. The results are tied with Monsters, Inc. to be Pixar’s third biggest opening, sitting right behind The Incredibles ($70.5 million in […]

A Haunting Tale of the End of the World in "WALL-E"

I’ve been mourning the death of George Carlin all week, and in my recent searches of the Net I found his appearance on Inside the Actors Studio. In that episode, he said something of note: “To me, using technology to fix the mess made by technology is what [humanity is] planning to do, and it […]

Vancouver Sun on the Genesis of "WALL•E"

The Vancouver Sun has taken a look into the making of WALL•E, the Disney/Pixar movie which opens this Friday. The article notes the happy coincidence that brings the movie out just in time to capitalize on a growing environmental awareness, and chats with director Andrew Stanton about the long path from idea to screen with […]

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