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Don Hahn Interviewed on "Beauty & the Beast" 3-D, "Alchemy of Animation"

The /Film website spoke with Disney producer Don Hahn about a variety of topics in their latest podcast interview, ranging from his long career making animated movies, trends in animation, his new book The Alchemy of Animation, and the upcoming re-release of Beauty and the Beast in 3-D. Regarding Beauty and the Beast 3-D, Hahn […]

"Wonder Woman" DTV to Premiere at New York Comic Con on Feb 6, 2009

The Wonder Woman direct-to-video movie will get its worldwide debut at the 2009 New York Comic Con on February 6, 2009 at 8:30 PM. The premiere will be followed by a panel discussion with the film’s cast and crew. In addition, producer Bruce Timm has been named as one of the con’s guests of honor, […]

"Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" Dominates Overseas Box Office

DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa has received a warm reception from overseas audiences according to Variety, which reports that the movie took in $50.2 million this past weekend in 35 markets. Bolt, which will not hit most overseas markets until January, earned $9.5 million in 9 markets, while WALL-E took in $5.6 million, with […]

Oshii's "The Sky Crawlers" Screenings in NYC and Los Angeles

The Film Society at Lincoln Center will be screening Mamoru Oshii’s The Sky Crawlers (Sukai kurora) on Friday, December 12, 2008, at 7:00 and 9:30 PM. Admission is $11 for the public, $8 for seniors, and $7 for Film Society members and students. The movie is also currently showing in Los Angeles at the Los […]

Marshall and Kennedy Update "Tintin" and "The Last Airbender" Status

Producers Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy took some time during promotions for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button to talk about some of the other projects they’re working on. Kennedy confirmed that the Tintin movies to be directed by Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg are still in progress and still planned to be a trilogy, […]

Andrea Romano Discusses the Voices Behind "Wonder Woman" DTV

The World’s Finest has posted an interview provided by Warner Brothers Animation with voice director Andrea Romano, discussing her work on the Wonder Woman direct-to-video movie. In addition to discussing the vocal performances of the Wonder Woman cast, Romano discusses the diverse projects she gets involved in, what actors she’d love to work with, what […]

News on Ghibli's Next Two Films; Reception for Totoro Forest Project on Dec 16, 2008

Nausicaa.net has a brief writeup of Studio Ghibli’s production diary, noting a speech by famed director Hayao Miyazaki titled, “”How Do We (Ghibli) Get over the Severe World” and an announcement that two new feature films were underway from “young staff members.” The same article also states that the preparation room for Isao Takahata’s next […]

"Kung Fu Panda" Dominates 36th Annual Annie Award Nominations

ASIFA-Hollywood has announced the nominees for the 36th annual Annie Awards, “recognizing the year’s best animated features, television productions, commercials, video games and short subjects.” DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda racked up 17 nominations, including Best Animated Feature and the awards for directing, character animation, character design, and writing. Disney’s Bolt earned 9 nominations, with […]

PR: 36th Annual Annie Award Nominations Announced

36th ANNUAL ANNIE AWARD NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED “Kung Fu Panda” Leads Nominations – 27 for DreamWorks Animation BURBANK, CA (December 1, 2008) – The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced nominations today for its 36th Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year’s best animated features, television productions, commercials, video games and short subjects. DreamWorks Animation’s “Kung Fu […]

"Wall*E" Charms Even As it Slips In Some Subversive Ideas

I doubt I need to tell too many of you what Wall*E is about: its $223 million at US box offices alone speaks to the movie’s runaway success. A little robot abandoned on an Earth drowning in trash finds a way to save it and the human race that abandoned it. It sounds simple, and […]

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