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Disney Returns to 2-D Animation with "The Frog Princess"

Disney stated on Wednesday that it begun producing a traditional 2-D animated movie with directors Ron Clements and John Musker. The movie is titled The Frog Princess, and promises to put a female spin on the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale. No information on a projected release date was given. (via Internet Movie Database Daily […]

"Hoodwinked": Won't be Fooled Again

I’m all for giving the little guy a shot in Hollywood. If more projects originated outside the major studios the screen would probably see more creativity, a trait sadly lacking in animated family features of late. However, sometimes the little guy gets in way over his head, as is the case in the very disappointing […]

"Flushed Away" Website Opens

DreamWorks Animation has announced that the official website for Flushed Away has launched at www.flushedaway.com. The movie, scheduled for US release on November 3, 2006, is the first CGI feature film made by Aardman Animation. The site promises a new trailer, new stills from the fiilm, and a detailed storyline, with more features to go […]

"Codename Kids Next Door" Feature-Length Movie Coming in August

Cartoon Network has issued a press release announcing Codename Kids Next Door: OPERATION Z.E.R.O., a 90-minute extravaganza that promises to reveal the origins of the Kids Next Door world-wide organization. The movie will debut on Friday, August 11, 2006, at 7:30 PM. As a lead-in feature, a Top Ten Villian Countdown will begin on Monday, […]

SDCC: Warner Bros. Showcases Next Year's Animated Features - Info and Impressions

The Big Shield delivered in a massive panel on Thursday at the San Diego Comic-Con, bringing information and appearances based around their three next high-profile animated features. Responses from the audience ranged from general interest to full-blown elation, almost exactly in that order. First in the spotlight was next week’s release, The Ant Bully. Writer/director […]

Screenwriting Expo Dedicates a Day to Pixar

Pixar’s Andrew Stanton will be keynoting this year’s Screenwriting Expo to be held in Los Angeles from October 19-22, according to a report on Jerry Beck’s Cartoon Brew weblog. Stanton’s keynote will be the foundation of an entire day dedicated to Pixar that will culminate in a panel discussion with Brad Bird and Mark Andrews […]

UPDATED: Scholastic's Graphix Announces Upcoming Graphic Novels

ICv2.com has announced the new graphic novels coming soon from Scholastic’s Graphix publishing imprint, including an adaptation of Peter S. Beagle’s popular fantasy The Last Unicorn to be drawn by Michael Kaluta and released in Fall 2008. Other works from Graphix include Magic Pickle by Pixar animator Scott Morse and two Goosebumps anthologies which will […]

Angelina Jolie Joins Cast of "Kung Fu Panda"

DreamWorks Animation has announced that Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie has joined the cast of Kung Fu Panda, a CGI-animated comedy slated for release in May 2008. Jolie will play Tigress, a martial-arts master who will aid in training Po, the title character voiced by Jack Black. Other cast members include Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu, and […]

Disney/Pixar's "Ratatouille" Site Now Online

The new website for Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille is now available online at http://disney.go.com/disneypictures/ratatouille/. A trailer is available at the site. (via CookieS)

"Cars" Stays in the Lead in Weekend Box Office

Disney/Pixar’s Cars remained ahead of its competition in the weekend box office estimates race, with an estimated $31.2 million in ticket sales to bring its domestic total gross to $114.5 million.

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