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Oshii's "The Sky Crawlers" Screenings in NYC and Los Angeles

The Film Society at Lincoln Center will be screening Mamoru Oshii’s The Sky Crawlers (Sukai kurora) on Friday, December 12, 2008, at 7:00 and 9:30 PM. Admission is $11 for the public, $8 for seniors, and $7 for Film Society members and students. The movie is also currently showing in Los Angeles at the Los […]

Marshall and Kennedy Update "Tintin" and "The Last Airbender" Status

Producers Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy took some time during promotions for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button to talk about some of the other projects they’re working on. Kennedy confirmed that the Tintin movies to be directed by Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg are still in progress and still planned to be a trilogy, […]

Andrea Romano Discusses the Voices Behind "Wonder Woman" DTV

The World’s Finest has posted an interview provided by Warner Brothers Animation with voice director Andrea Romano, discussing her work on the Wonder Woman direct-to-video movie. In addition to discussing the vocal performances of the Wonder Woman cast, Romano discusses the diverse projects she gets involved in, what actors she’d love to work with, what […]

News on Ghibli's Next Two Films; Reception for Totoro Forest Project on Dec 16, 2008

Nausicaa.net has a brief writeup of Studio Ghibli’s production diary, noting a speech by famed director Hayao Miyazaki titled, “”How Do We (Ghibli) Get over the Severe World” and an announcement that two new feature films were underway from “young staff members.” The same article also states that the preparation room for Isao Takahata’s next […]

"Kung Fu Panda" Dominates 36th Annual Annie Award Nominations

ASIFA-Hollywood has announced the nominees for the 36th annual Annie Awards, “recognizing the year’s best animated features, television productions, commercials, video games and short subjects.” DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda racked up 17 nominations, including Best Animated Feature and the awards for directing, character animation, character design, and writing. Disney’s Bolt earned 9 nominations, with […]

PR: 36th Annual Annie Award Nominations Announced

36th ANNUAL ANNIE AWARD NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED “Kung Fu Panda” Leads Nominations – 27 for DreamWorks Animation BURBANK, CA (December 1, 2008) – The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced nominations today for its 36th Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year’s best animated features, television productions, commercials, video games and short subjects. DreamWorks Animation’s “Kung Fu […]

"Wall*E" Charms Even As it Slips In Some Subversive Ideas

I doubt I need to tell too many of you what Wall*E is about: its $223 million at US box offices alone speaks to the movie’s runaway success. A little robot abandoned on an Earth drowning in trash finds a way to save it and the human race that abandoned it. It sounds simple, and […]

"Variety" on Israeli Animation in "Waltz with Bashir" and "$9.99"

Variety has noted the two Israeli animated movies set to be released in U.S. movie theaters soon: the documentary Waltz with Bashir and $9.99, based on the short stories of Etgar Keret. The stop-motion movie $9.99 is a “surreal, multi-stranded musing on the meaning of life featuring disparate characters including a disgruntled guardian angel,” and […]

Susie Essman on Voicing Mittens in "Bolt"

Actor Susie Essman has spoken to the Fresno Bee about her role as the voice of the cynical cat Mittens in Disney’s new movie Bolt. Essman discusses the leeway she was given to improvise line readings during the recording sessions and the reasons why she loves her character.

"Astro Boy" Trailer Available at Moviefone

AOL’s Moviefone service is hosting the trailer for Imagi Animaton Studio’s upcoming Astro Boy, based on the manga and anime by Osamu Tezuka. The trailer is available in streaming video and high-definition QuickTime video. The CGI animated movie is scheduled for release on October 23, 2009, and stars the voice talents of Freddie Highmore, Nicholas […]

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