Animation has been playing with music, popular and otherwise, before you could even get sound on film, and at points has been a driving force behind creating animated shorts and films – after all, they were not called Merrie Melodies for nothing, and the Disney musical formula was quite profitable until they sort of burned […]
I’ve never been overly comfortable with cartoons based on established media persona. Having celebrity personalities voicing fictional cartoon characters, fine. Celebrity personalities voicing themselves, spat into the middle of a fictitious universe in which they themselves play the central hero just seems rather indulgent. After all, it’s the fact that Batman or Bugs Bunny cannot […]
ADV Films has partnered with Shochiku to bring Le Chevalier D’Eon for North American video, TV, and video-on-demand rights. The gothic mystery series based on D’Eon De Beaumont, the real-life French diplomat who traveled throughout Europe during the 18th century while passing himself off as a woman. Read the full press release here.
ADV Films has issued a press release announcing the DVDs scheduled for release on January 2, 2007. The second volume of Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor will present four episodes of the series along with production sketches and clean opening and closing credits. The single-disc DVD will have a suggested retail price (SRP) of $29.98 Jinki: […]
ADV FILMS PACTS WITH SHOCHIKU FOR MULTIPLE ACQUISITIONS ADV Acquires “Le Chevalier D’Eon” For North America, UK & Australia Also North American Theatrical, Video & TV Rights to Shochiku’s “Ghost Train” and “Synesthesia” Houston, TX – November 2, 2006 – ADV Films, the number one producer/distributor of Japanese animation outside of Japan, announced today that […]
ADV ANNOUNCES JANUARY 2 RELEASES HOUSTON, November 2, 2006 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce a slew of titles, including the second volume of Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor, the final volume of Jinki: Extend, the complete second season of Get Backers, and the 2009 Lost Memories/Yesterday […]
DreamWorks Animation has announced that the teaser trailer for Bee Movie is now available on-line. The movie stars Jerry Seinfeld, Renée Zellweger, and Matthew Broderick, and the trailer will debut wth Flushed Away this weekend.
The Los Angeles Times has published an article examining Flushed Away (free registration required), opening in theatres tomorrow. The article points out that it is the first large-scale work by the Aardman Studio to be done in CGI rather than stop-motion animation. Co-directors David Bowers and Sam Fell comment on the film and the techniques […]
What is it you expect from a film? The trailers of any given movie will lead you to expect something. The history of the company producing the film will lead you to expect something. There are plenty of folks who have no sense of expectations when they go to see a film, but let’s face […]
Wade Sampson has written an article on the career of Retta Davidson, one of an extremely small number of female animators for the Walt Disney company during its heyday under Walt himself. Like many animation studios during the era, the Disney animation studios were not very welcoming to female animators, relegating most of the few […]