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“Frozen” News: Finding a Diva in 41 Languages & International 3D Society Awards

by Ed Liuon January 30, 2014
Variety reports that Disney’s Frozen was a big winner at the International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society’s 3D Creative Arts Awards on January 28, 2014, alongside Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity. Frozen won the society’s best animated 3D feature and best stereography – animation awards, while Gravity won in multiple categories including best live action 3D feature, […]
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Pokémon Animation Launches on Hulu

by Ed Liuon January 30, 2014
The Pokémon Company International and Hulu have announced that a variety of Pokémon animation will be coming to Hulu and Hulu Plus starting now. Visitors to Hulu Kids can now stream the Pokémon Origins special and five episodes of the Diamond & Pearl story arc, while subscribers to Hulu Plus can get access to the […]

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Review: “Neon Genesis Evangelion 3.0-You Can (Not) Redo” – The Return of Stupid Shinji

by Weathermanon January 30, 2014
Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo is a very difficult movie to approach.  The third of four movies in the Rebuild of Evangelion project, 3.0 drops a viewer directly into the middle of a rescue operation at the edge of the atmosphere involving everyone’s favorite unpleasant red head, Asuka Langley, and a large ship manned […]

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Zooey Deschanel, Simpsons And Cletus Promote Super Bowl

by Alex Beanon January 29, 2014
Zooey Deschanel brings you her sincerest contractually-obligated promotion for the Super Bowl along with her new pals, The Simpsons. Homer frets about $18 beer and Lisa would like the event to be held in New Orleans [which may be the sentiment of most of the USA as well]…
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Chris Colfer and Ron Perlman Join Cast of “RoboDog”

by Ed Liuon January 29, 2014
Broadway World reports that Chris Colfer (Glee) and Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Sons of Anarchy) will voice the main characters in RoboDog, Marza Animation Planet Inc’s first 3D CGI feature animated film. The film will be directed by Henry F. Anderson III (Gnomeo & Juliet), from a script by Robert Reece (The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning) […]

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Forbes Magazine on “The LEGO Movie” Reviving Theatrical Warner Bros. Animation

by Ed Liuon January 29, 2014
Forbes contributor Scott Mendelson has taken a look at The LEGO Movie, noting how the positive buzz on the eve of its release across demographic quadrants could be a harbinger for a surprise hit and a revival of fortunes for Warner Bros’ theatrical animation division. Among other factors, the movie is getting strong buzz across […]
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Hollywood Reporter on Princesses vs. Neanderthals for Animated Oscar

by Ed Liuon January 28, 2014
In tracking the race for the 2014 Best Animated Feature Oscar, The Hollywood Reporter is noting efforts by DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., to challenge Disney’s Frozen for the award. While Frozen is the heavy favorite and will benefit from its later release date keeping it more prominent in Academy members’ minds, DreamWorks has launched into […]

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Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 Blu-ray/DVD Release This Week

by Alex Beanon January 28, 2014
Slightly more than four months after its initial release in September, Sony Pictures Animation’s “Cloudy with A Chance of Meatballs 2” will be released for Blu-ray and DVD next week. The extras include a “La Dee Da” video from Cody Simpson, “Anatomy of a Foodimal” [showing how the food-animal hybrids were created] and “The Sasquash” […]
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Animation Magazine Speaks with Writer Anne D. Bernstein

by Ed Liuon January 28, 2014
Animation Magazine has interviewed writer Anne D. Bernstein, who rose to prominence as a writer on the TV series Daria and has credits on other hit shows ranging from The Backyardigans to Angelo Rules. In the interview, Bernstein fields numerous questions about the relative absence of women in writer’s rooms and casts for animated shows, […]