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"The Tale of Despereaux" Just Misses a Win, But Definitely Brave in the Attempt

The best fairy tales are lighter than air, which is why we can listen to them over and over, even though we know exactly where they are going and how they are getting there. The hero of the story will overcome all obstacles to achieve his destiny. Every character or plot element has a larger […]

Warner Home Video Releases 4 New Images from "Wonder Woman"

Warner Home Video has given DC Comics superhero fans an early Christmas gift in the form of four new high-definition images and captions from the upcoming direct-to-video movie Wonder Woman. Click on any of the images to enlarge. Artemis (center, voiced by Rosario Dawson) takes the lead during a gathering of Amazonians in Wonder Woman. […]

Toon Zone News and Marvel Animation Age Present Exclusive "Hulk vs." Clip

The Marvel Animation Age and Toon Zone News are proud to host this exclusive video clip from the upcoming Hulk vs. direct-to-video animated movie. The clip is from the “Hulk vs. Thor” segment of the movie, showing the green goliath’s first encounter with the forces of Asgard. Click the image to play (requires QuickTime): <!– […]

Newsweek Names Steve Jobs, John Lasseter in List of 50 Most Powerful People for 2009

Newsweek‘s cover story “The Story of Power” contains their “highly subjective list of the most powerful people who will figure in the era over which [US President Barack] Obama will preside.” Sitting at #34 and #35, respectively, are Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple and co-founder of Pixar, and John Lasseter, chief creative officer at Disney/Pixar. […]

"The Sky Crawlers" - Mamoru Oshii's Latest Film Just Crawls

Mamoru Oshii’s The Sky Crawlers (Sukai Kurora) is a deep and heartfelt work about the ever-growing generation of Japanese youth that refuses to grow up and move into adulthood as their parents did before them. I know this because of the helpful instructions Oshii gave the audience in a videotaped message before the movie’s New […]

Jeffrey Katzenberg Digs into the Future of 3-D Movies and "Monsters vs. Aliens"

Newsarama has posted two parts of a three-part interview with DreamWorks Animation SKG CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg. In part 1, Katzenberg elaborates on why he believes that 3-D movies are the third revolutionary event in moviemaking (after synchronized sound and color), how he came to this conclusion, what kinds of opportunities true 3-D filmmaking offers, and […]

Disney/Pixar Posts New Video Clip from "Up"

The official website for Disney/Pixar’s Up has posted a new streaming video clip from the movie (click on the flying house when the Flash interface finishes loading). The new trailer for the movie is also available in streaming video, and in QuickTime and Windows Media formats. The movie is directed by Pete Docter and Bob […]

NY Times Speaks with Ari Folman on "Waltz with Bashir"

The New York Times has profiled director Ari Folman, director of the biographical animated documentary Waltz with Bashir (free registration required). The movie chronicles Folman’s time in the Israeli Army during the 1982 Lebanon war, telling the story of his own younger self at the time and the massacre of hundreds to thousands of Palestinians […]

"Bolt," "Kung Fu Panda," "WALL-E," "Waltz with Bashir" Get Golden Globe Nominations

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced the nominees for the 2008 Golden Globe Awards. The nominees for Best Animated Feature Film are Disney’s Bolt, DreamWorks Animation SKG’s Kung Fu Panda, and Disney/Pixar’s WALL-E. The animated film Waltz with Bashir also landed a nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. Bolt and WALL-E also landed in […]

Variety on the Problems of 3-D Animation for Oscars in 2009

Variety has examined some of the problems that may result from the many animated movies being released in 2009 which will have 3-D versions. Specifically, the limited ability to watch 3-D movies nationwide might mean that members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will not be able to see an animated movie […]

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