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PR: A Backstage Look at Animation's Big Night

Royce Hall from the stage A Backstage Look At ASIFA-Hollywood’s Annie Awards  The after-party featured a gourmet meal and the music of the Blue Hawaiians We aren’t your typical paparazzi. It was only six months ago that our creative aspirations drove us out of Orlando, Florida to pursue careers as animated filmmakers. It is conventional […]

"Oliver and Company" 20th Anniversary DVD Is Better as History Than as Cinema

Most Disney aficionados mark The Little Mermaid as the film that turned around American feature animation’s declining fortunes. Oliver and Company, though, was the first film made under the then-new Disney regime led by Michael Eisner and Jeffrey Katzenberg. That film, a very loose adaptation of Dickens’ Oliver Twist that turns the title character into […]

"Coraline" Article Roundup: NYT on 3-D; Teri Hatcher on Being the Other Mother

The New York Times has taken a look at the upcoming movie Coraline, focusing on the fact that it is the first stop-motion animated movie that was filmed with the intent of projecting it in 3-D for audiences (free registration required). Coraline director Henry Selick is quoted as saying, “I saw that everyone that was […]

Panda Bests Robot at Annie Awards: "Kung Fu Panda" Takes 10 Awards

Kung Fu Panda dominated the 36th annual Annie Awards, taking home 10 trophies including Best Animated Feature, beating out films like WALL-E, Waltz with Bashir, and Bolt. It also won the Annie in the feature film categories for Animated Effects, Character Animation, Character Design, Directing, Music, Production Design, Storyboarding, Voice Acting (for Dustin Hoffman as […]

VIZ Announces DVD Releases for April 2009: Hunter X Hunter Vol. 2, Naruto Vol. 13

VIZ Media has announced its DVD releases for April 2009: Hunter X Hunter Boxed Set Vol. 2 (April 7, 2009) Naruto Uncut Boxed Set Vol. 13 (Standard and Special Editions) (April 7, 2009) Pokemon: All Stars Vols. 19 and 20 (April 21, 2009) Inuyasha Season 7 Boxed Set (Deluxe and Standard Editions) (April 28, 2009) […]

PR: VIZ Media Announces Animated DVD Releases for April 2009

VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES ANIMATED DVD RELEASES FOR APRIL 2009 San Francisco, CA, January 28, 2009 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced their DVD lineup for April 2009, which include animated favorites such as HUNTER X HUNTER, DEATH NOTE, NARUTO, […]

"The Real Ghostbusters: Complete Collection" Is Terrifyingly Good

There are a few cardinal rules in the world of entertainment. One is the principle that adaptations between modern media almost always result in abject failure. Whether it’s movies based on video games or video games based on movies, movies based on TV shows or vice versa, something always seems to get lost in translation. […]

PR: Cartoon Network Scores Significant Ratings, Delivery Gains Across Jan 09

Cartoon Network Scores Significant Ratings, Delivery Gains Across January ’09 Friday Night Action-Adventure Programming and Saturday Morning Series Earn Double-Digit Growth Compared to Jan. ’08 The Powerpuff Girls 10th Anniversary Marathon on Jan. 19 Also Charts Double-Digit Gains Across Kids 2-11, 6-11 & 9-14 Cartoon Network wrapped up its January ’09 performance with solid ratings […]

Briefly: Hatcher on "Coraline;" WALL-E Award; "Raven" Update; 3-D Eye Diagnosis

* Teri Hatcher has discussed her role as the Other Mother in Coraline, noting that most of her other work is “inappropriate” for her 11-year old, and joked that several parents she knew declared ‘No more sleepovers at Hatchers’ house’ after watching a screening of the movie. [Women's Wear Daily] * The Producers Guild of […]

"Mary Poppins": Practically Perfect in Every Way

Mary Poppins simply needs no introduction. It is arguably Walt Disney’s single biggest achievement in motion pictures; it features one of the all-time great screen performances (and debuts) by Julie Andrews; it is one of the few films that practically everybody has seen; it is universally loved and yet has a literate intelligence rare in […]

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