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Kevin Munroe on "TMNT," Possible Sequels

The Animated Views website has interviewed director Kevin Munroe about TMNT, the hit CGI animated movie that returned the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to the pop culture spotlight. The interview delves deeper into the involvement of Turtles creator Peter Laird in the movie, casting decisions, and the future of the franchise, including Munroe’s off-the-cuff ideas […]

PR: Buena Vista Announces Tie-In with "Meet the Robinsons" and DVD Loyalty Program

BUENA VISTA WORLDWIDE HOME ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES FIRST-EVER THEATRICAL TIE-IN WITH WALT DISNEY PICTURES MEET THE ROBINSONS FOR ITS DVD LOYALTY PROGRAM “DISNEY MOVIE REWARDS” Home Entertainment Industry’s First Loyalty Program Enrolls 700,000 Members In its First Six Months and is Now Available in Canada. BURBANK, Calif., March 30, 2007 -Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment has […]

Kevin Munroe on "TMNT" and "Gatchaman"

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts column has interviewed TMNT director Kevin Munroe, discussing how he got started in the animation business, how he got the job to direct TMNT, what works influenced his approach to the ninja turtles, and what it was like to work with the voice acting cast of the movie. He also discusses his […]

Neil Patrick Harris in "Justice League" Movie

The cast biographies on the NCAA How I Met Your Mother Picks states that actor Neil Patrick Harris “will appear in the upcoming Justice League movie.” It was not clear whether the statement applied to one of the direct-to-video DC animated movies (presumably DC: The New Frontier) or to the announced live-action movie project. (via […]

"LA Times" on "TMNT"

The Los Angeles Times takes a look at this week’s TMNT, which will attempt to bring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles back to the forefront of American pop culture. Director Kevin Munroe is quoted extensively throughout the article, which also takes a look back at the three earlier, live-action outings. Read Toon Zone News’ review […]

Pixar Artists on "The Ancient Book of Myth and War"

Comicon.com’s PULSE News has interviewed four Pixar artists about The Ancient Book of Myth and War, an art book that revolves around the two themes in the title. Organized by Scott Morse, the book’s contributors also include Lou Romano, Don Shank, and Nate Wragg. The book will be the subject of a gallery exhibition at […]

"TMNT": A Shell of a Good Time

Forget re-makes and re-packaging. TMNT does open with a brief backstory about the turtles and how they were mutated by a strange goo and trained as ninjas by their rodent mentor, Splinter. But for the most part the movie just assumes its audience will know all about them. In fact, key items shown at the […]

"Avatar" Co-Creators Support Shyamalan's Live-Action Version

A brief notice on SciFi Wire quotes the co-creators of Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender supporting the live-action movie version to be written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko both expressed great enthusiasm for the project and Shyamalan’s work in particular, and stated that it was, “too soon to comment […]

Peter Pan Platinum Edition: Faith and Trust and a Little Bit of Digital Remastering

According to one of the special features on Disney’s Peter Pan Platinum Edition, Walt Disney took on the title role in a school production of the original J.M. Barrie stage play. During the climactic duel scene, Disney was hoisted aloft by a block and tackle system, only to end up sailing into the audience. Despite […]

Disney Clears Jobs in Stock Option Inquiry

An internal investigation at The Walt Disney Company has cleared Steven Jobs of misconduct related to backdated stock options at Pixar, The New York Times reports. According to the newspaper, a statement issued by Disney chairman John E. Pepper says “no one currently associated” with Disney performed “any intentional or deliberate acts of misconduct” connected […]

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