The Los Angeles Times has published a lengthy profile of Dr. Ed Catmull, Pixar’s co-president and current president of Disney Features Animation (free registration required). The article covers Catmull’s management approach, centered around building a “talent-ocracy” where management is shaped around the talent rather than vice-versa, and the warm reception he has received at Disney.
Disney/Pixar’s Cars led the weekend box office with an estimated take of .8 million. However, the number seems to have disappointed Wall Street, with Disney’s stock price taking a minor hit in the morning before a partial recovery as of press time. In comparison, The Incredibles and Finding Nemo had opening weekend box office numbers […]
Upon waking up this morning and browsing through the Philadelphia Inquirer, I came across Steven Rea’s review of Cars. To my amazement I found not the lavish praise usually heaped on Pixar films, but two measly stars and a short statement that sums it all up: “Pixar finally rolled out a clunker.” This gave new […]
Cars has a lot in common with Pixar’s first entry, Toy Story. Both star normally inanimate objects and deal with characters reconsidering their quest to be #1. Despite these similarities, has Pixar gained considerable ground since its feature length debut 11 years ago? The plot: Through a series of late-night road mishaps, racing car newbie […]
Imagi Animation Studios has announced that they are producing a CGI animated feature-length movie based on Gatchaman, a.k.a. G-Force. The film will be written and directed by Kevin Munroe, who has handled both duties for the CG Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and is produced in association with Tatsunoko Production of Japan, Inc. No release date […]
Image Comics has announced that Afterworks 2, the anthology trade paperback by artists from Pixar Animation Studios, will be expanding from 200 pages to 360 pages. The price of the book will not change from the initially solicited $24.99. In addition, two on-line previews from the book are available. ComicBookResources.com has an 18-page preview of […]
The Onion A.V. Club has published a list of the top 13 Memorably Unpopular Characters from Popular TV, with Scrappy-Doo landing the #1 spot above Oliver Martin (The Brady Bunch), Dawn Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and Livia Soprano (The Sopranos). Pokémon‘s Pikachu landed the #7 spot behind Barney the Dinosaur and Urkel (Family Matters).
Warner Home Video, Hearst Entertainment, and King Features Syndicate have come to an agreement which will lead to the home video release of classic Popeye cartoons. Specifically, Warner has the rights to all 231 Popeye animated shorts released theatrically between 1933 and 1957 and multiple shorts released for TV between 1960 and 1987. According to […]