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"Howl's Moving Castle" Japanese DVD Details Announced

Nausicaa.net has posted the specifications for the standard and special edition Howl’s Moving Castle DVDs being released in Japan on November 16. The Studio Ghibli Short Films DVD will be released at the same time.

"The Incredibles" Stars on Starz

The Incredibles will be available on Starz On Demand and Starz Ticket on Real Movies beginning September 15, 2005, and will air as the Starz Saturday Premiere on September 24 at 9:00pm (ET/PT). Pixar’s Brad Bird, writer and director of The Incredibles, will introduce the movie. Additionally, Starz will also run a contest in conjunction […]

The Wages of Sin: Why "Sin City" Should Have Been Animated

Whatever its strengths or weaknesses as a movie, the universal consensus is that Sin City is the most faithful comics-to-film translation to date. Virtually all its dialogue is lifted straight from Frank Miller’s original text, and the “digital backlot” techniques used to shoot the film painstakingly reproduce the visuals of the comics. At least one […]

Pixar Receives Request from SEC

Pixar Animation Studios reports receiving an “informal request for information” from the Securities and Exchange Commission, which it has complied with fully. A report in the Wall Street Journal states that the inquiry is related to their second quarter earnings results, which fell short of estimates due to lower-than-expected sales of The Incredibles DVD. DreamWorks […]

Disney on Ice Launches "Incredibles"

Disney On Ice is launching a brand new ice show with Disney presents Pixar’s The Incredibles in a Magic Kingdom Adventure. The show premieres Friday, September 9, 2005, in Orlando, Florida, with stops in more than 65 North American cities, before heading overseas. PR Newswire has a schedule of the show’s U.S. schedule.

"Howl's Moving Castle" to Receive Hollywood Film Festival Award

Nausicaa.net is reporting that Howl’s Moving Castle will be receiving the Hollywood Animation of the Year Award at the Hollywood Film Festival’s Awards Gala on October 24. The same referring article at Nausicaa.net also reveals the role that My Neighbor Totoro‘s theme song “Sampo” (Stroll) played in the space shuttle Discovery‘s latest mission.

Pixar's Joe Ranft Killed in Car Accident

News outlets are reporting that Pixar’s Joe Ranft was killed on Tuesday in a car accident. Ranft was riding in a vehicle which veered off the road and fell 130 feet before landing near the mouth of the Navarro River. In addition to working on stories and storyboards on Pixar movies, Ranft also voiced Heimlich […]

"Howl's Moving Castle," "My Neighbor Totoro" DVDs Scheduled for Spring 2006 Release

Nausicaa.net is reporting that Howl’s Moving Castle and My Neighbor Totoro are scheduled for a Spring 2006 release on DVD, according to a trailer on Disney’s website for the Studio Ghibli DVD collection.

SICAF 2005 Short Films: The Funny and the Foreboding, the Serious and the Solemn

Toon Zone takes a look at some of the professional short films in competition at this year’s Seventeen 2004 Hisko Hulsing, The Netherlands Hisko Hulsing from the Netherlands directs this surreal depiction of a young man’s nightmare in a working-class Dutch town. The man, who has long hair he’s given to twirling, doesn’t fit in […]

Disney On Ice Tour Opens in September

Disney on Ice’s Disney presents Pixar’s The Incredibles in a Magic Kingdom Adventure will make its debut in Florida this September and then tour the eastern and central US, Animated News reports.

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