Toy Story 3 is a hit in the United States and most international territories, but it’s a bomb in Russia, the Los Angeles Times reports. In its first ten days in release the Pixar feature took in less than $5 million at Russian box offices. That compares to the $38 million that Shrek Forever After […]
Poor Walt Disney. He loved Lewis Carroll’s Alice books, and for years tried to put them onto the big screen. The Alice Comedies, which more or less launched his company, took a clear inspiration from Carroll’s classics. In the 1936 short “Thru the Mirror,” Disney sent Mickey Mouse through the looking glass, to grow and […]
For the week of June 14 – 20, SpongeBob SquarePants scored the most spots for animation on TV (both broadcast and cable) in the kid 2-11 demo, placing 8 out of the top 10. SpongeBob was also the only animated program in the cable top 25 for the week, in total viewers. Following are lists […]
John Lasseter will receive co-director credit on Cars 2, Jim Hill Media reports. It was widely rumored that Lasseter was exercising a strong hand on the sequel, but Hill says Disney executives have officially confirmed that Lasseter will take a credit on the final film. (h/t: News In Film)
Warner Home Video has released the following video clip from Batman: Under the Red Hood. The summary provided by Warner Home Video is: The 54-second clip features an encounter between Batman and Red Hood. In the film, Batman faces his ultimate challenge as the mysterious Red Hood takes Gotham City by firestorm. One part vigilante, […]
The first 22 minutes of Welcome to THE SPACE SHOW are now available for viewing on YouTube, Anime News Network reports. The feature-length film comes from the creators of R.O.D. Read or Die and Kamichu! It will be released in Japan later this month. (h/t: GWOtaku)
SpongeBob SquarePants was the only animated program to place in the cable top 25 for the week of June 14 – 20, 2010. SpongeBob placed in six positions in the top 25, which is ranked by total viewers, ranging from 3.7 to 3.9 million viewers. The highest rated episode aired on Wednesday morning at 11:30AM […]
MakingOf.com has posted an interview with Toy Story 3 supervising animators, Bobby Podesta and Mike Venturini, and story supervisor Jason Katz. In the interview, they discuss revisiting characters, introducing new ones, the differences between animating toys and humans and working with a contingent of animators who had grown up on the Toy Story franchise.
* Variety covers the Annecy Animation Festival, from the premiere of Universal’s Despicable Me and Pixar’s “Day and Night” short film, the recognition for Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox, and the buzz generated by Patrice Leconte’s work-in-progress The Suicide Shop. * Lava Kusa – The Warrior Twins is set to premiere in India on June […]
Disney has released an 8-minute preview clip from Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue, the next DTV movie in the Disney Fairies franchise slated for release on September 21, 2010: Also, check out Toonzone’s coverage of the roundtable discussion with Tinker Bell & the Great Fairy Rescue director Bradley Raymond and producer Helen Kalafatic.