"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 Classic Speedyon 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 […]

Shock Till You Drop Visits Laika Animation for "ParaNorman" Set Visit, Director’s Interview

by Ed Liuon May 14, 2012
Shock Till You Drop has posted a report of their visit to Laika Animation Studios’ ParaNorman set, and also posting an interview with the film’s directors Chris Butler and Sam Fell. The set visit reveals how they met Laika CEO Travis Knight animating a scene for the movie, how the stop-motion puppets in the movie […]

"Superman vs. The Elite" Video Clip & Stills Released: "The Elite Arrives"

by Ed Liuon May 11, 2012
Warner Home Video has released the following new video clip and stills from Superman vs. the Elite, the upcoming DTV animated movie based on the comic book Action Comics #775 (“What’s So Funny About Truth, Justice, and the American Way?”) written by Joe Kelly with art by Doug Mahnke and Lee Bermejo. Click on any […]

LA Times on "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" and 2012’s Stop-Motion Animated Offerings

by Ed Liuon April 27, 2012
The Los Angeles Times has taken a look at Sony/Aardman’s The Pirates! Band of Misfits, which is the first of three stop-motion animated films set for release this year from major studios (the other two being ParaNorman, a zombie comedy from Laika, and Frankenweenie, from director Tim Burton and Disney). The article emphasizes the painstaking […]

Pixar Announces More Details on Film Slate for 2014 and Beyond

by Ed Liuon April 26, 2012
At this year’s CinemaCon, Pixar Animation Studios released a few more details about the next films from the studio slated for release starting in 2014. The Good Dinosaur will received a release date of May 30, 2014; the movie will be directed by Bob Peterson, co-directed by Peter Sohn, and produced by John Walker. The […]

Disney Releases New Theatrical Trailer for Pixar’s "Brave"

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison April 24, 2012
Disney • Pixar has released a new theatrical trailer for Pixar’s “Brave”, which will open in U.S. theaters on June 22nd, 2012. A fairy tale adventure story set in 10th century Scotland. “Brave” tells the story of Princess Merida, a skilled archer and an independent young woman that comes into conflict with her traditional mother. […]

Disney Confirms Many Animated Movies For High-Definition Release In 2012

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison April 19, 2012
Lori MacPherson, Executive Vice President of Product Management at The Walt Disney Studios, recently declared the company’s plans to release a variety of titles in its catalog on Blu-Ray throughout the rest of 2012, including many animated films. Two already solicited are Treasure Planet and Home on the Range, due for release on 7/3/12 for […]

New "Brave Stories" Video Available from Disney/Pixar

by Ed Liuon April 13, 2012
Disney/Pixar has released the following new video “Brave Stories: Merida,” focusing on the lead character of their upcoming movie Brave, coming to US theaters on June 22, 2012. For more information, check out the official Brave Facebook page or the official Brave website.