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"TRON": Shiny Graphics on a Rattle-Trap Game Engine

I’m a computer programmer by training, and have resigned myself to the fact that my chosen profession is probably never going to get an accurate screen presentation in Hollywood. Frankly, the act of programming a computer is completely boring to anybody who’s not doing it, which has forced Hollywood to some creative flights of fancy […]

The Fantasia 2-Movie Collection Coming November 30th

Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 are coming to Blu-ray and DVD November 30th. Although the films were originally going to be released under Disney’s Diamond Edition line, it would seem those plans have been scrapped along with the advertised Fantasia World that was believed to contain recent unavailable Disney shorts. The Oscar-nominated Walt Disney/Salvador Dali collaboration […]

My Goodness!: Ed Asner on "Superman/Batman: Apocalypse"

Ed Asner is the first talent to speak about Superman/Batman: Apocalypse, the next in the DC/Warner Premiere line of direct-to-DVD animated movies. In this studio-provided interview, Asner talks about men playing women, why he loves cartoons—and the importance of spunk. SEVEN-TIME EMMY AWARD WINNER ED ANSER REPRISES GRANNY GOODNESS ROLE IN SUPERMAN/BATMAN: APOCALYPSE Seven-time Emmy […]

"G.I. Joe - The Rise of Cobra": An Action Film That's Actually Fun

Licensed action movies this year have not had the best of times. X-Men Origins: Wolverine was merely decent at best (though I liked it), Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li had about as much in common with its namesake as the Super Mario Bros. movie, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was just a mess […]

Disney Withdraws from ASIFA and the Annie Awards

Variety reports that the Walt Disney Company and Pixar have decided to withdraw from ASIFA-Hollywood over concerns on the way the Annie Awards are judged. According to the report, one major issue between Disney and the ASIFA board is that anyone can buy a membership to ASIFA, while other awards-granting boards like the Academy of […]

Briefly: What Do Sylvain Chomet and T.I. Have in Common?

* The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Sci-Tech committee has named its selections for the 2010 Scientific and Technology awards, including 2 products each from Pixar and DreamWorks Animation; one from Sony Pictures Imageworks; and one from Walt Disney Feature Animation. [Hollywood Reporter] * Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (Iron Man, Punisher: War […]

"Looney Tunes Super Stars": Getting It With the Bottom of Both Barrels

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably at one time or another fantasized about running a big-time Hollywood cartoon studio or network. And after you’ve run through the usual fantasies about embezzling millions and squirreling off to a country without an extradition treaty—or I am the only one with such fantasies?—you naturally start pondering what […]

"Toy Story 3" Sets Box Office Record

Despicable Me held on to sixth place at the box office with a respectable sixth week gross of $7.0 million, according to statistics compiled by The Independent. To date the CG-animated film has grossed $222.2 million at North American box offices, and foreign weekend grosses of $7.2 million lifted its international take to $55.8 million. […]

"Titan Maximum" Punches The %&$# Out Of Other DVDs

The war between Saturn’s moon Titan and Mars has ended, and peace reigns once again. The heroic Titan Force Five ended the war with their super robot, Titan Maximum, piloted by blowhard Commander Palmer, Paris Hilton-wannabe daughter of the President of Titan, Sasha Caylo, girl-next-door Jodi Yanarella, master planner Gibson “Gibbs” Giberstein, and lovable drug-addled […]

Cable TV Ratings: "Phineas and Ferb" Special Can't Take Down "SpongeBob"

An all-new Phineas and Ferb primetime special on Disney Channel Friday night couldn’t stop Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants repeats for the week in total viewers. In the cable top 25, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (Monday, 10 a.m.) scored 4.355 million viewers and was the week’s top animated program on cable at #12. Three more SpongeBob episodes […]

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