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Paquin, Stewart, Molina Top-Line Dub of "Steamboy"

Anna Paquin, Alfred Molina, and Patrick Stewart will lend their voices to the dubbed version of Steamboy, ComingSoon reports. The film, from Katsuhiro Otomo, will go into limited North American release on March 18.

Disney Taps "Toy Story 3" Scribe

Jared Stern will pen the script to Toy Story 3, which Walt Disney is developing in-house without the participation of Pixar Animation Studios, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Stern is a participant in Disney’s feature animation story development program. No details on his story idea have been announced.

Nick Jr. To Air "Dora" One-Hour Special

Nick Jr. will air “Dora’s Pirate Adventure,” a one-hour Dora the Explorer special, on January 17 at 11:00am, AWN reports. The story, in which Dora and her friends search for a treasure chest of costumes they need for a pirate show, is based on a new theatrical presentation of Dora the Explorer Live!, which enters […]

"She-Ra" Not Part of "He-Man" DVD Release Plans

TVShowsOnDVD reports that the upcoming He-Man DVD release will possibly include one of the specials that featured She-Ra, but that She-Ra: Princess of Power is itself not covered by the news announced yesterday. The site has more info on the DVD release from unidentified sources and says that a full press release from BCI Eclipse […]

KND's Willems Wins Caldecott Honor

Mo Willems’ Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale has won a Caldecott Honor from the Association for Library Services to Children. Willems received a Caldecott Honor last year for Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Willems is the head writer for Cartoon Network’s Kids Next Door. You can read more about him and his work […]

"Astro Boy" DVDs May Contain Edited Version

Sony’s online store entry for their Complete Astro Boy set, to be released March 29, lists the video format as “full frame” and the audio tracks as English, Spanish and Portuguese. Since the original aspect ratio was 16:9, this suggests the DVDs will contain an edited version of the show and will lack the original […]

"Catwoman": Weak Story and Direction Buries This Cat

Catwoman is a misguided, big-budget adaptation of the comic book character that stumbles out of the litter box and tracks its own crap all over the floor. A mix of been-there done-that cliches, loud music, and an overabundance of CGI, it looks like Catwoman has reached the end of her nine lives. Patience Philips (Halle […]

Britney Spears Joins Madonna Movie

Britney Spears will voice the role of Binah in the upcoming animated adaption of Madonna’s kids’ book The English Rose, M&C Movies reports. David Bowie and Snoop Dogg are also set to lend their voices to the project. Madonna herself will voice the Fairy Godmother. (via Animated-News)

Five Shorts Get BAFTA Nominations

Five films have been nominated in the Best Short Animation category of the 2005 British Academy Film Awards. The shorts are “Birthday Boy” (Andrew Gregory / Sejong Park), “City Paradise” (Erika Forzy / Gaëlle Denis), “Heavy Pockets” (Jane Robertson / Sarah Cox), “His Passionate Bride” (Sylvie Bringas / Monika Forsberg) and “Little Things” (Daniel Greaves). […]

"Simpsons" 350th Episode Airs in May

The Simpsons will air its 350th episode on Sunday, May 1, at 8:00pm (ET/PT), the futon critic reports. Albert Brooks will guest star in a story that has Bart sent to a fat farm and Homer and Marge turning their house into a hostel for German travelers.

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