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"Tangled" Documentary Featurette Goes Online

Slashfilm has posted a three-minute documentary featurette on the making of Disney’s upcoming Tangled CG-animated movie. The focus is on the settings and the inspiration the designers found in Walt Disney’s own theme parks.

"James and Giant Peach" Coming to Blu-ray

Walt Disney will release James and the Giant Peach: Special Edition in Blu-ray+DVD Combo Pack on August 3, the company announced today. Bonus features include a Spike the Aunts interactive game; a documentary featurette on the making of the film; a “Good News” music video performed by Randy Newman; a still frame gallery; and the […]

Pixar Art Showcased at Oakland Museum

The Oakland Museum of California will showcase over 500 works of art by Pixar Animation artists as part of PIXAR: 25 Years of Animation, the museum announced today. The exhibit will feature concept drawings, sketches, paintings, maquettes, storyboards, and colorscripts from its feature-length and short films. The museum will also host two special media installations: […]

MoCCA Offers "Tales from Earthsea" Members-Only Tickets for August 9, 2010 Screening

The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) in New York City is giving away 50 pairs of free tickets to its members for the Tales of Earthsea screening at the Angelika Film Center on August 9, 2010. Members may claim a pair of tickets at MoCCA Tuesday-Saturday between 12:00 – 5:00 PM.

New "Batman: Under the Red Hood" Video Clip and Stills Released

Warner Home Video has released a new video clip and several stills from Batman: Under the Red Hood, the newest DTV animated movie from DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation. Click on any of the screenshots below to view full size: Batman: Under the Red Hood is available now on DVD and Blu-ray disc. Check […]

"Batman: Under the Red Hood": Art of Darkness

Taut, dramatic, and beautiful to behold, Batman: Under the Red Hood is the stuff of fanboy dreams. In many ways it’s a throwback to the glory days of the producers’ Batman: The Animated Series, but even better is the way it raises the bar for future direct-to-video releases. That may actually be a bit of […]

"Batman: Under the Red Hood" Blu-ray: "Better" Isn't "Good"

I found the original Batman: Under the Hood graphic novel to be a jumbled, near-incoherent mess that generated what emotional resonance it had by carefully undoing a story that was over 20 years old. Considering my issues with both the letter and the spirit of the source material, I freely admit that I started watching […]

"Despicable Me" Continues Strong at Weekend Box Offices

Despicable Me continued to play strongly over the weekend, grossing $24.1 million for a North American cumulative of $161.7 million. That was good enough to secure the number three spot on the charts. Toy Story 3 placed fifth with a gross of $9 million for a domestic total of $379.5 million. The Pixar/Disney film picked […]

LA Times on the Success of "Despicable Me"

The Los Angeles Times has examined the success of Despicable Me, which has given Universal a foothold in the animated feature market next to giants like Pixar and DreamWorks. The article pays special attention to how producer Chris Meledandri worked differently from the standard in Hollywood, keeping costs down and developing the movie’s story and […]

NYT Looks at the Future of DreamWorks

Is DreamWorks Animation looking for a merger partner? Widespread speculation about the fate of the House that Shrek Built attracts the attention of The New York Times today. For the record, it says that studio head Jeffrey Katzenberg stoutly denies that he wants to sell his studio or that he wants a senior position at […]

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