Disney and Pixar Studios newest release, Ratatoullie, has made a somewhat suprizing splash in the French movie market, receiving the 4th highest opening weekend box-office in the country’s history. The Washington Post describes how much of the country has embraced the film and it’s love of French cooking. Read more here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn…081300990.html
The New York Times has profiled the direct-to-video animated movie The New Frontier (registration required), posting the first public image from the movie. In the accompanying article, writer/artist Darwyn Cooke discusses how his nearly 400-page graphic novel was condensed into a 70-minute movie with the help of collaborators such as Bruce Timm, Stan Berkowitz, Glenn […]
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed Fred Seibert, head of the Frederator animation studio. Seibert describes a number of projects in progress, including a Samurai Jack movie, a project based on the Neverhood video game, an anthology film called Seven Deadly Sins, and the Random Cartoons short series for Nickelodeon.
Comic Book Resources Comics Reel, director of the new anime movie Tekkonkinkreet, which will be opening in select cities in the United States on July 13. Arias discusses the long period from its original publication in the 1990′s to its animated adaptation, the use of 2-D and 3-D elements in the movie, the status of […]
Nausicaa.net has posted the English voice cast of Tales from Earthsea, naming Timothy Dalton as Sparrowhawk (Ged), Willem Dafoe as Cob, Matt Levin as Arren, Cheech Marin as Hare, and Mariska Hargitay as Tenar. There is still no official North American release date for the movie in theaters or on DVD.
DreamWorks-Paramount’s Transformers took the top spot for the long holiday weekend box office take, raking in $152.6 million in 6.5 days of release, with $67.6 million in just the past weekend. Trailing behind it was Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille, claiming $29 million in ticket sales for a modest 38% drop from its opening weekend.
Pixar’s new film Ratatouille opened at #1 for the weekend with an estimated gross of $47.2 million. This topped the weekend’s other major release, Live Free or Die Hard (known as Die Hard 4.0 outside the U.S.) by about $14 million. The debut was Pixar’s eighth opening at #1. The film also had the highest […]
It’s getting to the point where one might barely associate the output of this wunderkind studio with the rest of the animated medium. There’s other quality work out there, but there’s also so much sheer junk being foisted on us. But while there is no true Pixar formula (you know, other than just doing everything […]