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NY Times Speaks with Ari Folman on "Waltz with Bashir"

The New York Times has profiled director Ari Folman, director of the biographical animated documentary Waltz with Bashir (free registration required). The movie chronicles Folman’s time in the Israeli Army during the 1982 Lebanon war, telling the story of his own younger self at the time and the massacre of hundreds to thousands of Palestinians […]

"Bolt," "Kung Fu Panda," "WALL-E," "Waltz with Bashir" Get Golden Globe Nominations

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced the nominees for the 2008 Golden Globe Awards. The nominees for Best Animated Feature Film are Disney’s Bolt, DreamWorks Animation SKG’s Kung Fu Panda, and Disney/Pixar’s WALL-E. The animated film Waltz with Bashir also landed a nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. Bolt and WALL-E also landed in […]

Variety on the Problems of 3-D Animation for Oscars in 2009

Variety has examined some of the problems that may result from the many animated movies being released in 2009 which will have 3-D versions. Specifically, the limited ability to watch 3-D movies nationwide might mean that members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will not be able to see an animated movie […]

PR: Alfred Molina Discusses His Role as Ares in "Wonder Woman"

ALFRED MOLINA DISCUSSES HIS ROLE AS ARES, THE GOD OF WAR, IN “WONDER WOMAN,” THE NEXT DC UNIVERSE ANIMATED ORIGINAL MOVIE COMING TO DVD AND BLU-RAY ON MARCH 3, 2009 (click on any image to enlarge to full 1920×1080 high-definition resolution) Alfred Molina makes villainy a suave, ruthless affair as the voice of Ares, the […]

Free Comic Book Day 2009 Gold Sponsors: Simpsons, Cars, Clone Wars, TF Animated

The 2009 Free Comic Book Day Gold Sponsors have been announced. Highlights for animation fans include: Bongo Comics: 2009 Free for All Publisher: Bongo Comics The comic company that brings you The Simpsons and Futurama in the fantastic four-color format joins with retailers to reel in new readers. This special issue features a comic cornucopia […]

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, […]

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