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"Variety" on Animation in Documentaries "Chicago 10" and "Waltz With Bashir"

Variety notes the rise of animation in documentary films, such as Chicago 10 (read Toon Zone News’ review here) and Waltz with Bashir, with Chicago 10 director Brett Morgen and Waltz With Bashir director Ari Folman discussing the reasons for using animation in their documentaries instead of stock footage or interviews. Morgen states that he […]

PR: World's Most Famous Fairy Tinker Bell Immortalized in Wax at Madame Tussauds

The World’s Most Famous Fairy Tinker Bell Immortalized in Wax as the SMALLEST CREATION EVER at Legendary Madame Tussauds (In this photo illustration, sculptor Steven Mansfield poses with a tiny waxwork model of the fairy Tinker Bell, which was unveiled at Madame Tussauds on November 10, 2008 in London, England. The figure is the smallest […]

"Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" Conquers Box Office with $63.5M in Opening Weekend

DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa easily bested all its competitors at the box office in its opening weekend of release, taking in $63.5 million to beat out most analyst expectations. In comparison, the #2 film Role Models took in $19.3 million. In a related story, Chris Rock spoke about his role as Marty the […]

Briefly: Casarosa on "Venice Chronicles"; Chris Patton Interview; NYCC Casting Call

* Pixar’s Enrico Casarosa discusses his new graphic novel travelogue The Venice Chronicles, also briefly touching on his day job at Pixar and his work on Up. [Comicon.com PULSE News] * Andrew Stanton has stated that the WALL-E Blu-ray “exactly represents how good a film looks in the building here” to Video Business Magazine. [IMDb] […]

"Hana": Don't Be Reluctant to Catch This Samurai Flick

Hana is subtitled “The Tale of a Reluctant Samurai,” though “reluctant” doesn’t even begin to describe Soza, the samurai of the subtitle. “Incompetent” is nearer the mark. But don’t let Soza’s thumb-fumbled way with a katana put you off this charming feature from Hirokazu Koreeda. Hana won’t be to the taste of those who like […]

DVD Talk Visits Pixar Animation Studios for "WALL-E"

DVD Talk’s John Sinnott has posted a report of his visit to Pixar Animation Studios to get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of WALL-E. Sinnott’s visit included discussions with director Andrew Stanton, producers Jim Morris and Lindsey Collins, sound designer Ben Burtt, and storyboard artist Derek Thompson. WALL-E will be released on DVD and […]

"WALL-E" Comes to Home Video in 1-, 2-, and 3-Disc DVD and 2- and 3-Disc Blu-ray

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released information about the upcoming home video release of Disney/Pixar’s WALL-E. The film will be available in five different versions: A single-disc DVD edition, containing the movie, the short films “Presto” and “BURN-E” (the latter of which is new for the DVD release), audio commentary by director Andrew Stanton, […]

PR: "WALL-E" Comes Home in 1-, 2- and 3-Disc DVD and 2- and 3-Disc Blu-ray

From the Humans Who Brought You Finding Nemo and Cars… The Year’s Most Acclaimed and Original Film Comes Home — November 18! Disney•Pixar’s Box Office Favorite WALL•E Out-of-This-World Single, Double and Triple-Disc DVD Releases and Spectacular Hi-Def Two and Three-Disc Blu-ray™ Versions Featuring Disney’s All-New BD-Live Network Hilarious All-New Bonus Short BURN•E Debuts on all […]

PR: "WALL-E" DVD and Blu-ray Feature Comparison Chart

Content DVD 1- Disc *DVD 2 – Disc DVD 3 – Disc BD 2 – Disc BD 3 – Disc FEATURE & Other Items “WALL•E” Feature X X X X X “Presto” Theatrical Short X X X X X “BURN•E” DVD Exclusive Short X X X X X Audio Commentary by Andrew Stanton X X […]

"Glago's Guest" Short Pulled from "Bolt"

According to AWN, Disney’s new short film “Glago’s Guest” will no longer be shown ahead of Bolt, as originally planned. No explanation was provided. The short attracted no small attention for its technical and storytelling experimentation, and did have a short theatrical run to qualify for a Best Animated Short Film Academy Award for 2008. […]

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