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CLIP: Disney-Pixar's Lava Short

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Disney-Pixar released a brief clip from its new, upcoming short film “Lava” – about a pair of romantic Hawaiian volcanoes – which was shown at the Hiroshima International Animation festival last week and will be shown before the feature film “Inside Out” on June 19, 2015… Pixar Lava Sneak Peek by CGMeetup

CLIP: Meet "The Boxtrolls" in New Behind-the-Scenes Video

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LAIKA and Focus Features have released a new behind-the-scenes look at The Boxtrolls, their latest stop-motion feature film set to premiere on September 26, 2014. Get social with the Boxtrolls: https://www.facebook.com/theboxtrolls http://instagram.com/theboxtrolls# https://twitter.com/TheBoxtrolls #TheBoxtrolls Story: A family event movie from the creators of Coraline and ParaNorman that introduces audiences to a new breed of family […]

Hayao Miyazaki To Be Recipient Of Honorary Academy Award

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Celebrated Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki will be one of four recipients of an honorary Academy Award when the award show is aired next year. Miyazaki is a three-time nominee for the Oscar – winning in 2002 for “Spirited Away” and nominated for “Howl’s Moving Castle” [2006] and “The Wind Rises” [2013]. Joining Miyazaki as honorary […]

Warner Bros Acme Feature Film Moving Forward

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In what has to be categorized as possibly the best news of the week for cartoon fans, Warner Bros has indicated they will be moving forward with their planned “Acme” feature film project by announcing the hiring of writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz [“X-Men: First Class”] for the project. Although the film will not […]

Mary Poppins Turns 50

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The original release date of “Mary Poppins” was August 27, 1964 – if you were lucky enough to be at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles and had a ticket to the star-studded event – but for the rest of the country, its nationwide release came a couple days later and the film went on […]

Big Hero 6's Hiro And Baymax Added to Disney Infinity Toy Box 2.0

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Hiro Hamada and Baymax from Disney’s “Big Hero 6″ movie will be included in the Disney Infinity Toy Box 2.0 video game [available on all major gaming systems] scheduled to be launched in November 2014…

Sundance Animated Shorts Coming To Theaters

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Some of the best animated shorts of the 2014 Sundance Festival will be coming to theaters later this year. The 95-minute conglomeration of the eight animated shorts – four from the 2014 festival and four from previous festivals – includes this year’s best animated short winner “Yearbook”, as well as 2012 Philadelphia Best Animated Short […]

LEGO Documentary Gets A Release Date

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“Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary”, a documentary covering the obsessions of AFOLs [Adult Fans of LEGOs] has received an official nationwide release date for early next year. The documentary, er, brickumentary, is billed as the first official documentary on the LEGO bricks and follows groups of AFOLs around the world at brick conventions as […]

NY Times Looks at Ari Folman's "The Congress"

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The New York Times has taken a look at The Congress, the latest live-action/animated hybrid film from director Ari Folman (Waltz with Bashir). The movie is adapted from The Futurological Congress by renowned science fiction author Stanislaw Lem, and centers on actor Robin Wright playing a version of herself, and the aftermath of a final […]

The Legends of Oz – Dorothy’s Return DVD Released

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Roger Baum is the great-grandson of L. Frank Baum – the originator of “The Wizard of Oz” and Roger wrote books about the Land of Oz as well. The movie “The Legends of Oz – Dorothy’s Return” is based on those books and the animated musical voice-stars Lea Michele in the title role along with […]

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