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"Meet the Robinsons" DVD: Near Miss for Disney Animation

Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. That quote from Walt Disney closes Meet the Robinsons, the latest feature film from the Disney Animation Studios. Even though the quote […]

"Ratatouille" Tops UK Box Office

Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille pulled in £4.4m (approximately $8.97m at current exchange rates) during its opening weekend in the United Kingdom and Ireland, easily winning the box office crown for the weekend from Resident Evil 3, which grossed approximately £931,991. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)

Disney to Revamp California Adventure Theme Park

The Walt Disney Corporation will be spending .1 billion on an overhaul of its California Adventure theme park, according to a report at the Los Angeles Times (free registration required). Among the proposed changes are several attractions based on the Pixar movies Cars and Toy Story, as well as a replica of the Carthay Circle […]

"Persepolis" Wins People's Choice at Vancouver Fest; Creator Satrapi Interviewed

The Gold Derby weblog is noting that the animated feature film Persepolis has won the People’s Choice Award at the Vancouver International Film Festival. The same post speculates why the film was submitted as France’s candidate for the Best Foreign Film Acacemy Award over the live-action La Vie En Rose, which was the expected choice. […]

Bruce Timm on Directing Live-Action, CGI, and "The New Frontier" (UPDATED Oct 12)

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has posted a Q&A with Bruce Timm, where he answers questions submitted by Newsarama’s readers. Among other topics, Timm comments on voice recording techniques, the prospect of directing live-action superhero movies, and whether or not he would do a computer-animated film. He also comments on the different factors involved in selecting projects […]

PR: Canada's Up and Coming Animators Get a $70,000 Boost from Teletoon

CANADA’S UP AND COMING ANIMATORS GET A $70,000 BOOST FROM TELETOON TELETOON continues its support of new talent in Canadian animation with today’s announcement of the winners of the 2007 TELETOON Animation Scholarship. A launch pad for emerging animators, this year the TELETOON Animation Scholarship awards eleven young animators prizes totalling over $70,000, with four […]

Toshio Suzuki on Ghibli's "Ponyo"

Producer Toshio Suzuki was interviewed by the Ghibli Channel about the production of Gake no ue no Ponyo (Ponyo on a Cliff), the latest Hayao Miyazaki movie in currently in production at Studio Ghibli. Suzuki describes some of the challenges in working with Miyazaki as the film takes shape.

Steven Spielberg on "Transformers" Sequels and "Tintin"

ComingSoon.net was able to speak with director Steven Spielberg on the set of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and had a chance to speak to him about several of his other film projects. Regarding sequels to the summer hit Transformers movie, Spielberg stated that lead actor Shia LaBeouf is signed for […]

ERBZine Reports Pixar Meeting for "John Carter of Mars"

ERBZine, an on-line publication dedicated to the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs, is reporting that several representatives from Pixar Animation Studios visited the Edgar Rice Burroughs archives in pre-production for a film project based on the John Carter of Mars series of science fiction novels. The article names Pixar employees Jim Morris, Andrew Stanton, and […]

Ward Jenkins Talks "Twice Upon a Time" with Taylor Jessen and Harley Jessup

On his weblog, Ward Jenkins has posted two separate interviews about the cult animated film Twice Upon a Time, which used an innovative cut-out animation technique called Lumage and was executive produced by George Lucas. The first interview (posted in early September) was with writer Taylor Jessen, who focuses on the lack of a DVD […]

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