In his keynote address to the 3DX Film and Entertainment Technology Festival in Singapore, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg repeated his predictions that “all films, regardless of budgets or type, will be made in 3-D,” providing an estimated timeline for this transition within 5 to 7 years, and that the migration will extend past movie […]
The Boston Herald has spoken with John Travolta on his first voice-acting role as the title character in Disney’s Bolt, which opens today. Travolta discusses how his competitive nature caused him to wait to do an animated character’s voice and how the movie affected him.
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed Chris Williams and Byron Howard, co-directors of Disney’s upcoming movie Bolt. The pair discuss what it’s like working under John Lasseter and their casting choices and their reactions to the actors in the movie. Bolt opens tomorrow, November 21, 2008.
Director Coraline.com, the upcoming stop-motion animated movie from Laika Animation Studios which adapts Neil Gaiman’s novella into a feature film, coming in February 2009. Selick his views of the movie, describing it as “like Alice in Wonderland meets Hansel and Gretel,” and also digs into his affinity for stop-motion animation over CGI. Elsewhere, author Neil […]
, along with the closing credits). In some ways, it’s a bit of a disappointment when the movie shifts to a more traditional 3-D CGI style. This disappointment doesn’t last long, though, since the CGI on display is beautiful, especially on the Blu-ray edition of the movie. We’re reaching a point when the technological leaps […]
The Spout Blog has Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You, which superimposes the Indian epic poem The Ramayana on an ugly period in her own life to the 1920’s jazz music of singer Annette Hanshaw. Paley discusses her influences and other topics on her mind recently. Sita Sings the Blues will be […]
The Times Online has spoken with David Polonsky, the art director for the Israeli documentary film Waltz with Bashir, which uses animation to re-visit director Ari Folman’s time in the Israeli Army during the 1982 war in Lebanon. Polonsky discusses some of the more vivid scenes in the movie as part of the article, explaining […]
One of the bonus features on the DVD and Blu-ray disc of Disney/Pixar’s WALL•E is a new short film called “BURN•E,” which fills in the story for of one of the robots on the giant starship Axiom that we see briefly during the movie. The short is the directorial debut for WALL•E‘s Directing Animator Angus […]
Warner Home Video has announced a release date of March 3, 2009 for the Wonder Woman direct-to-video animated movie, coming in single- and two-disc DVD and Blu-ray high definition disc. The original feature stars Keri Russell as Wonder Woman, Nathan Fillion as Steve Trevor, and Alfred Molina as Ares, as well as Virginia Madsen, Rosario […]
To promote the release of Disney/Pixar’s WALL-E on DVD and Blu-ray disc, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released several bonus features and downloadable content. Click on any image for a larger version. ” (PDF) with legendary sound designer Ben Burtt (right) to find out the origins of WALL-E’s clicks and clacks as he moves, […]