The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has issued the shortlist of nine films eligible for “Best Foreign Language Film.” Notable for its absence is Persepolis, the animated adaptation of Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel memoir that was a heavy favorite in early Oscar race speculation. The movie is still eligible for a nomination in […]
The 65th Annual Golden Globe awards named Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille the best animated feature film of 2007, beating out DreamWorks Animation’s Bee Movie and 20th Century Fox’s The Simpsons Movie.
My name is Ed, and I am a Dungeons and Dragons geek. I’ve played four different versions of the pencil-and-paper game, and may have played every computer RPG version since the famous “Gold Box” games. However, despite the enduring popularity of the game, the franchise has never had much success in media other than novels […]
GhibliWorld.com has published Cartoon Brew about how Studio Ghibli, and specifically the work of director Hayao Miyazaki, has affected the films made by Pixar Animation Studios. Casarosa discusses how he discovered Miyazaki, how Miyazaki’s films have affected his work personally and the work of the studio, the differences between American and Japanese animated movie production, […]
THQ will release a video game based on the upcoming Pixar/Disney CGI feature WALL/E, Magical Mountain reports. The game, to launch across all major gaming systems, will let players take control of the WALL/E and EVE characters and explore ten worlds. It will be released in conjunction with the film’s theatrical debut in the summer […]
Still Moving ONGOING The Museum continues its regular series derived exclusively from its film collections, featuring works that have been acquired and preserved by MoMA over the last seven decades. This month, Still Moving features animation, from traditional cel animation to puppets,clay,and CGI. Included are three Technicolor Popeye shorts from the Fleischer studio, recently restored […]
If you pay attention to the average Wall Street analyst covering the Hollywood beat, you’ll know that two things are true in Hollywood: 1. Cartoons are just for kids 2. Audiences aren’t interested in 2-D, hand-drawn animation any more. This explains why the adult-themed, hand-drawn Simpsons Movie was one of this year’s rare summer blockbusters […]
Writer Neil Gaiman has posted a short video clip from Coraline, the stop-motion animated movie adaptation of his novella to be directed by Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas) and scheduled for release next year.
DVD Talk Radio has posted an audio interview with Marjane Satrapi about Persepolis, the animated movie based on her autobiographical graphic novel about her childhood during the Islamic Revolution.
IGN has posted a new trailer for the upcoming DTV Justice League: The New Frontier. It can be found here. (via Toon Zone member Teo)