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IESB.net Posts "Justice League: The New Frontier" Featurette

IESB.net has posted a ten-minute streaming video preview of Justice League: The New Frontier, the next direct-to-video animated movie underway from DC and Warner Brothers Animation. The preview includes comments from writer/artist Darwyn Cooke, director Dave Bullock, WB Animation’s Bruce Timm and Stan Berkowitz, and DC Comics’ Dan Didio and Paul Levitz. The featurette seems […]

France Chooses "Persepolis" for Foreign Language Oscar Contender

France will use the animated film Persepolis as its representative for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award. The movie is based on the graphic novel memoir of Marjane Satrapi about her life growing up during the Islamic Revolution of Iran. The film has drawn criticism from the Iranian government, but has been selected to […]

Joe Clokey Finds Gumby Essential

Anyone born before 1990 is almost surely familiar with the fantastic claymation adventures of Gumby and his equine pal Pokey. In recent years however the malleable green guy has had a somewhat lower profile. Last year he bounced back into the spotlight with a new comic series, and just recently the Gumby Essentials collection was […]

Cartoon Art Museum Benefit at Pixar Animation Studios on Sept. 15

The Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco, CA, will be holding its annual fundraiser at Pixar Animation Studios this Saturday, September 15, 2007. Tickets will be $200 apiece. Guest speakers will include Mark Andrews, Dylan Brown, and Sharon Calahan, and the new short film “Our Friend the Rat” will be screened with in person commentary […]

"Ratatouille" Coming to DVD and Blu-ray on November 6, 2007

Disney has announced that Pixar’s Ratatouille will be released on DVD and Blu-ray high-definition DVD on November 6, 2007. Special features for the discs will include a featurette with director Brad Bird and French Laundry chef Thomas Keller on melding film with food, a new short film titled “Your Friend the Rat,” deleted scenes, and […]

PR: "Ratatouille" on DVD and Blu-ray on November 6, 2007

Disney•Pixar’s RATATOUILLE On DVD and Blu-ray™ Hi Def November 6, 2007 This Holiday’s Perfect Gift Includes an Exclusive All-New Animated Short, Deleted Scenes and More! BURBANK, Calif., August 27, 2007 – From the award-winning team that thrilled audiences with Cars and The Incredibles comes the best-reviewed film of the year! Disney•Pixar’s Ratatouille is an incredible […]

"Doctor Strange": Marvel's DTV Supreme

Except, possibly, for Forbush Man, Marvel could scarcely have come up with a more unlikely candidate for the DTV movie treatment than Doctor Strange. Strange is probably the biggest Marvel name I know next to nothing about, owing largely to the fact that he rarely appeared in crossovers in the series I read. Add that […]

"Persepolis" to Close 2007 New York Film Festival in October

The 2007 New York Film Festival will close with a screening of Persepolis, the autobiographical animated movie based on the graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi and directed by Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud. The graphic novel and movie are based on Satrapi’s experiences growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. The film won the Jury […]

"Ratatoullie" Hits France Where It Counts, the Stomach

Disney and Pixar Studios newest release, Ratatoullie, has made a somewhat suprizing splash in the French movie market, receiving the 4th highest opening weekend box-office in the country’s history. The Washington Post describes how much of the country has embraced the film and it’s love of French cooking. Read more here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn…081300990.html

"The Simpsons Movie": Ay Caramba, It's a Winner!

I’ve been a Simpsons fan for as long as I can remember. I first saw it when I was probably five or six. (If I recall correctly, it was “The Call of the Simpsons”, back when it first aired). I’ve been a big fan ever since and have seen each episode countless times, whether in […]

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