Washington Post Interviews Sylvain Chomet on "The Illusionist"

by Ed Liuon February 18, 2011
The Washington Post‘s Comic Riffs weblog has interviewed French animation director Sylvain Chomet on his latest movie, The Illusionist, now in a limited US theatrical run and one of three contenders for a Best Animated Feature Academy Award (alongside Toy Story 3 and How to Train Your Dragon). Among other topics, Chomet discusses how famed […]

Cars DTV Spinoff "Planes" Announced; "Toy Story" Characters Returning in Short Films

by Ed Liuon February 17, 2011
Variety reports that, a direct-to-video movie spinning off from Disney/Pixar’s Cars, with a slated release date of Spring 2013. The movies will be produced by DisneyToon Studios, which also produces the Tinker Bell direct-to-video movies. The same article also notes that the Toy Story characters will return to the big screen in 2 new […]

Hollywood Reporter Interviews Michel Ocelot @ Berlin

by Ed Liuon February 17, 2011
The Hollywood Reporter has interviewed French animation director Michel Ocelot (Kirikou and the Sorceress) at the 61st Annual Berlin International Film Festival, where his newest film Tales of the Night will be the first 3-D animated movie to screen in that venerable festival’s competition. Among other topics, Ocelot discusses the inspirations for his movies, the […]

"Cars" Passes $8 Billion in Sales; Cast and Crew Discuss "Cars 2"

by Ed Liuon February 17, 2011
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Disney/Pixar’s Cars has passed the billion mark in global retail sales, which breaks out to over 200 million die-cast cars sold so far among the other licensed merchandise for the movie. The article also talks with John Lasseter (director of Cars and Cars 2, and current Chief Creative Officer for […]

Emily Mortimer on Voicing Holley Shiftwell in "Cars 2"

by Ed Liuon February 17, 2011
Spinoff Online has spoken with actor Emily Mortimer at Toy Fair 2011 about her role as Holley Shiftwell in Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2. Among other topics, Mortimer discusses how she’s still not really how big of a role her character plays in the final film, the organic process of making an animated movie and how it […]

Marvel To Launch Disney/Pixar Magazine

by on February 16, 2011
Marvel recently announced a new monthly magazine, titled Disney/Pixar Presents, will be coming out in May. The magazine will feature some of the most popular animated Disney/Pixar characters from their most popular properties, such as The Incredibles, Toy Story, and Cars. The magazine will debut in May with Disney/Pixar Presents: Cars Magazine #1 with a […]

"Jin-Roh" Director Returns with "Letter to Momo" in 2012

by on February 16, 2011
Fourteen years after his directorial debut with “Jin-Roh,” Hiroyuki Okiura will return to the big screen with “Letter to Momo,” set to be released in Japan next year, the film’s production studio Production I.G. announced today. Masashi Ando (“Princess Mononoke”) serves as animation director, with art director Hiroshi Ono (“Kiki’s Delivery Service”) and a team […]

"Gnomeo and Juliet" Mildly Entertains

by Todd DuBoison February 15, 2011
Gnomeo and Juliet is ostensibly based on Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy, but don’t expect more from this G-rated tale of warring lawn ornaments than some borrowed names and the basic framework. Out in the suburbs, two neighboring lawns feud just as their grouchy elderly neighbors do. (Yes, their last names are Montague and Capulet). Among […]

"TRON" and "TRON: Legacy" Coming to Blu-ray on April 5, 2011

by Ed Liuon February 12, 2011
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has announced that the original TRON and TRON: Legacy will be arriving on DVD and Blu-ray disc on April 5, 2011. TRON: The Original Classic Special Edition will contain the original 1982 classic in a 2-disc set that will also include an audio commentary track, several “making of” featurettes, deleted […]

"The Incredibles" Comes to Blu-ray April 12, 2011 (UPDATED: Press Release & Box Art)

by on February 12, 2011
DVDizzy has reported that Disney/Pixar’s The Incredibles comes to Blu-ray April 12, 2011, the same day the Blu-ray/DVD combo of Cars. The 4-disc set will include two Blu-ray discs, Disc 1 of the film’s 2-disc DVD, and a digital copy and have a MSRP of $45.99.The Blu-ray will include the filmmakers’ round table “The Incredibles […]