Disney Names Alan Horn as New Chairman of Disney Studios

by Ed Liuon June 1, 2012
The Walt Disney Company has named veteran movie executive Alan Horn as the new chairman of Disney Studios, replacing Rich Ross who was ousted from the job in April. Horn comes from Warner Bros, where he was president of Warner Bros. Entertainment until 2011, where he shepherded the Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and […]

Walt Disney Family Museum Posts Summary of Brad Bird Discussion of Walt Disney Adaptations

by Ed Liuon June 1, 2012
The Walt Disney Family Museum has posted a detailed summary of a discussion between Disney/Pixar director Brad Bird and Disney historian Jeff Kurtti on the adaptations that Walt Disney commissioned for his feature films, including Snow White, Pinocchio, Mary Poppins, and Cinderella, as well as straight live-action fare like Treasure Island and 20,000 Leagues Under […]

Nick Jr. Signs Pre-Sale Deal for "Quick Quack Duck"

by Ed Liuon May 31, 2012
C21Media reports that Nick Jr. has signed a pre-sale deal to develop and air Quick Quack Duck, a CGI series co-created by Yvette Kaplin (Ice Age, Beavis & Butthead) and Gili Dolev., The series is currently in pre-production, and follows a 7-year old boy and his duck as they explore a world resembling a pop-up […]

Pixar’s Ed Catmull at All Things Digital Conference: On Pixar, and Reflections on Steve Jobs with Larry Ellison

by Ed Liuon May 31, 2012
Ed Catmull, president and co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios and president of the Walt Disney Animation Studio, was a guest at the Wall Street Journal‘s All Things Digital, first as a guest being interviewed about his career at Pixar (summary at All Things D website, live-blog coverage at Forbes), and then in a panel with […]

"Superman vs. the Elite" – Stills, Interview, and Interview Clips with George Newbern on Being Superman

by Ed Liuon May 29, 2012
Warner Home Video has released several new stills from Superman vs. the Elite, the upcoming animated direct-to-video feature film coming to DVD, Blu-ray, and digital download services on June 12, 2012. In addition, several video clips and a press release interview have been released talking with George Newbern, who voiced Superman in the Justice League […]

"Brave" – New Clip, Ad, Sountrack, and "Adventures by Disney" Travel Information

by Ed Liuon May 25, 2012
Disney/Pixar has released a new clip from the upcoming movie Brave, “Fergus Shares a Legend”: A new parody video has also been released, “Freedom Broch,” just in time for the announcement of the official soundtrack, which will be released to music stores on June 19, 2012: Finally, Adventures by Disney has announced a Brave-themed travel […]

PR: Sketchers-Inspired "Twinkle Toes: The Movie" Comes to DVD on July 31, 2012

by Ed Liuon May 24, 2012
GET READY TO SPARKLE! ONE OF GIRLS’ FAVORITE CHARACTERS MAKES HER FEATURE FILM DEBUT IN A DAZZLING, ALL-NEW ADVENTURE TWINKLE TOES: THE MOVIE The Must-Own, Full-Length Film Inspired by the Best-Selling SKECHERS Girls’ Shoe Line Comes Exclusively to DVD July 31 From Universal Studios Home Entertainment (click to enlarge) Universal City, California, May 22, 2012 […]

"The Simpsons" 3D Short Film to Screen Before "Ice Age 4"

by Ed Liuon May 23, 2012
After the May 20, 2012, season finale for The Simpsons, an ad announced that a new 3D Simpsons short film will be screened before Ice Age: Continental Drift, the fourth Ice Age film which will be released to theaters on July 13, 2012. Titled “The Longest Daycare,” the new Simpsons short will center on Maggie […]

"Superman vs. the Elite" – New Clips & Stills Released Introducing the Elite

by Ed Liuon May 23, 2012
Warner Bros. Animation has released the following new clips from Superman vs. the Elite, the next new direct-to-video animated movie hitting DVD, Blu-ray, and On Demand on June 12, 2012. The movie is based on the comic book Action Comics #775 (“What’s So Funny About Truth, Justice, and the American Way?”) written by Joe Kelly […]

"Aaahh! Real Monsters" Season 2: I Scream For Monsters

by SB20xxon May 16, 2012
Aaahh! Real Monsters, which debuted in 1994, was Klasky-Csupo’s second NickToon, and represents a better time, before they milked Rugrats to death and started churning out similar-looking shows like As Told By Ginger and Rocket Power. If Aaahh! has a flaw, it’s that it’s too energetic. The show rarely stops for a breath; everything moves […]