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L.A. Times Interviews New Disney Chairman

The L.A. Times has interviewed new Disney Chairman of the Board John Pepper regarding his upcoming book What Really Matters: Service, Leadership, People and Values, comparing Disney to his previous experience as chairman of Proctor and Gamble, and briefly mentioning his impression of the Disney/Pixar relationship prior to the buyout.

Plot Details on Pixar's "Wall E"

Jim Hill Media reports on some plot details from Wall E. Among the highlights: – Wall E is the last of a group of robots sent to an uninhabitable Earth by humans hundreds of years ago to clean up the planet. – A sleek new robot shows up and gets the attention of the titular […]

NYCC: Toon Zone News Interviews Stan Lee on "Mosaic" and "Condor"

Stan Lee is a man who needs no introduction. To the general public, his name is synonymous with comics, and his frequent cameos in movies and voice-over work in Marvel Comics animation may make him the most recognizable personality in the comic book industry. I can say that the experience of interviewing Stan Lee is […]

Lasseter, Catmull Sprinkling Disney with Pixar Dust

Ed Catmull and John Lasseter are trying to “Pixar-ize” Walt Disney Feature Animation by turning into a director-driven studio, Variety relates in a lengthy profile of the duo and the changes at the Disney Studios. The article also predicts that The Frog Princess will be the first traditionally animated feature to be released by the […]

"Happy Feet" Dances Away with Oscar

Happy Feet has won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film of 2007, beating out Pixar’s Cars and Sony’s Monster House. This marks the first year since 2002 that a Pixar picture in competition has not won the Oscar. The Incredibles was named the Best Animated Feature of 2005, and Finding Nemo took the trophy […]

NYCC: Tad Stones and Mike Mignola on "Hellboy: Blood and Iron"

The second day of the New York Comic Con started with a bang at the Hellboy: Blood and Iron preview panel. Attendees to the panel were treated to a full screening of the direct-to-video movie, followed by a brief Q&A session with director/writer Tad Stones and with Hellboy creator Mike Mignola. During the Q&A session, […]

Brad Bird Interviewed at Spline Doctors Podcast

The Spline Doctors weblog, run by two Pixar animators, has just posted Cartoon Brew. The interview runs for nearly an hour, and covers both Bird’s personal history and professional opinions on animation. (via Cartoon Brew)

1,600+ Pre-Orders for "The Last Unicorn;" 35,000 Sales in 1st Week

According to the latest “Phoenix” newsletter, more than 1,600 pre-orders for The Last Unicorn 25th Anniversary DVD edition came in directly to the Conlan Press website. The response has temporarily overwhelmed author Peter S. Beagle and the staff, who were expecting approximately 300 pre-orders before the DVD’s February 6 release date. The needs to fulfill […]

PR: Disney-ABC Television Group Announces 2007-08 Kids Programming Lineup

Disney Channel: DISNEY-ABC TELEVISION GROUP ANNOUNCES 2007-08 KIDS PROGRAMMING LINEUP Following a year of record-breaking ratings and chart-topping music success combined with a celebrated kid-driven, family inclusive, parent-approved brand affinity, Disney-ABC Television Group unveiled its kids’ programming slate for the 2007-08 television season. Gary Marsh, president, Entertainment, Disney Channel Worldwide, and Tricia Wilber, executive vice […]

'Cars' Finishes First at Annie Awards, But 'Flushed Away' Takes the Most Hardware

Pixar’s Cars was named best animated feature at the 34th annual Annie Awards, handed out Sunday at the Alex Theater in Glendale, California. But ASIFA-Hollywood presented Flushed Away, from DreamWorks Animation and Aardman Animations, with more trophies than any other film. ‘Flushed’ earned honors in five categories: Scott Cegielski took the prize for animated effects; […]

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