Clips and Still from "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" Premiere Episode for Dec 3, 2010

by Ed Liuon December 3, 2010
Lucasfilm and Cartoon Network have provided the following video clip from “Pursuit of Peace,” the next new episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, premiering tonight, December 3, 2010, at 9:00 PM (Eastern/Pacific) on Cartoon Network. Click to play: The following bonus clip has also been provided with a preview of things to come in […]

"The Boys": Those Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Shermans

by Maxie Zeuson December 3, 2010
Were Robert and Richard Sherman the greatest American songwriting team of the twentieth century? Considering the competition—the Gershwins, Rogers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Lowe, to name just the most famous few—it’s probably no insult to admit they weren’t. They wrote plenty of forgettable songs; so did the other worthies. But the best Sherman songs can […]

"Waking Sleeping Beauty": A Candid History of Disney's Renaissance

by Todd DuBoison December 2, 2010
The documentary Waking Sleeping Beauty offers an focused inside look at the history of Walt Disney Animation Studios between 1984 and 1994, up until The Lion King hit theaters to tremendous success. The film is produced by veteran producer Don Hahn (who also directed) and one-time Disney executive Peter Schneider, both of whom played very […]

Don Hahn Discusses "Waking Sleeping Beauty" and "Fantasia" Home Video Releases

by Ed Liuon December 1, 2010
Disney producer/director Don Hahn has been interviewed by and about the release of his documentary Waking Sleeping Beauty on DVD and Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 on Blu-ray and DVD. In both interviews, Hahn discusses the making of both movies, the goals he had from the outset in making Waking Sleeping Beauty, other projects […]

Cool Stuff: Alexis Wanneroy - Character Animation Reel

by Eileen Cruzon November 30, 2010
Are you up for watching an animation reel? I sure am! Today we’ll be looking at the work of character animator, Alexis Wanneroy. He graduated Gobelins in 2003 and is currently  working on Dreamworks’ Guardians. Wanneroy’s largely impressive filmography includes credits on Valiant (2005), Flushed Away (2006), Bee Movie (2007), Kung Fu Panda (2008), Madagascar: Escape 2 […]

Cartoon Network Orders More "Adventure Time," "Regular Show," and "MAD"

by Ed Liuon November 30, 2010
Cartoon Network has ordered additional episodes for 3 shows anchoring its current Monday night comedy lineup, with Adventure Time getting renewed for a third season and Regular Show and MAD getting renewed for their second. The full press release follows: CARTOON NETWORK ORDERS MORE MONDAY NIGHT MERRIMENT! Adventure Time, Regular Show and MAD to Return […]

"Fantasia": Animation Fantastique

by Todd DuBoison November 30, 2010
The Walt Disney quote on the packaging is truth in advertising: Fantasia is timeless. Seventy years after its debut in 1940, no production has brought animation and truly great music together in such a perfect synthesis. Fantasia was an experimental project of the best sort, an earnest attempt by Walt Disney and his company to […]

CBR Interviews Jesse McCartney on Voicing Robin for "Young Justice"

by Ed Liuon November 29, 2010
Comic Book Resources has interviewed singer-songwriter and voice actor Jesse McCartney on his role as Robin in the new Young Justice animated series. Among other topics, McCartney discusses how familiar he was with Robin before taking the job in the series, how he is approaching this take on the Boy Wonder, and some of the […]

"Tangled": It's Everything I Hoped 'The Princess And The Frog' Would Be!

by darkdetectiveon November 26, 2010
The best way I can describe Walt Disney Feature Animation’s Tangled, its fiftieth animated feature, is to say it’s everything I’d hoped The Princess and the Frog would be. While The Princess and the Frog often seemed at times like it was trying too hard to be a film from the Disney Renaissance, Tangled actually […]

"T.U.F.F. Puppy" and "Planet Sheen" Get Canada Premiere Dates in January 2011

by Ed Liuon November 23, 2010
Corus Entertainment’s Nickelodeon will premiere the series T.U.F.F. Puppy on Wednesday, January 5, 2011; and Planet Sheen on Friday, January 7, 2011. Special sneak previews of these two shows and more will be available via a free preview of Nickelodeon starting December 15, 2010, and running through January 31, 2010, on a variety of Canadian […]