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Pixar's Ed Catmull to Receive Gordon E. Sawyer Oscar

Variety reports that Disney/Pixar’s Ed Catmull will receive this year’s Gordon E. Sawyer Academy Award for techincal contributions to the industry. A founding member of Pixar Animation Studios, Catmull is a computer scientist by training whose groundbreaking work in computer graphics paved the way for CGI animation as it exists today. Dr. Catmull has already […]

Disney to Roll Out "Monsters, Inc." and "A Bug's Life" on Blu-ray in 2009

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has announced several new movies that will be released on Blu-ray disc in 2009, with many including either a standard-definition DVD, a digital copy of the movie, or both. Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. and A Bug’s Life were named as movies to be released on Blu-ray in 2009, although details of […]

Vancouver Critics Nominate "Wall-E" Best of 2008

Pixar’s Wall-E has been nominated alongside the live action films Milk and Slumdog Millionaire as best film of 2008 by the Vancouver Film Critics Circle. [ Source: In Contention ]

More Critical Awards for "WALL-E" and "Waltz with Bashir"

The 9th Annual Village Voice/LA Weekly Film Poll, which tracks mostly alternative press film critics, has selected Disney/Pixar’s WALL-E as the best film of 2008, with the animated documentary Waltz with Bashir taking the #6 spot. Elsewhere, the National Society of Film Critics, which represents the mainstream film press, named Waltz with Bashir the best […]

Official "Coraline" Movie Website Goes Live; New Behind-the-Scenes Videos

The official website for the movie Coraline has gone live, allowing visitors to visit Coraline’s bedroom, catch a show at the Mouse Circus, and see what you would look like in Coraline’s world in the Other Mother’s Workshop. There are also lots of behind-the-scenes videos and downloadable content secreted around the site. Laika Animation Studios […]

Mary Poppins 45th Anniversary DVD Arrives January 27, 2009

On January 27, 2009, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will release a new 2-disc special edition DVD of Mary Poppins to commemorate the movie’s 45th anniversary. The major new special feature on this edition is a look at the making of the Mary Poppins stage musical; several other features were also on the 40th anniversary […]

"Coraline" Exhibit at Cartoon Art Museum; Figure Images Released

The Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco will be hosting an exhibition of original art from the movie Coraline, courtesy of Laika Animation Studios. The exhibition will include “drawings, storyboards, puppets, sets, costumes and more” from the movie. The movie opens on February 6, 2009. Elsewhere, Neil Gaiman has posted several images of Coraline figures […]

Andrew Stanton on "WALL-E" and "Finding Nemo" at Creative Screenwriting Magazine

Creative Screenwriting magazine has posted a lengthy audio interview with Pixar’s Andrew Stanton about his work directing Finding Nemo and WALL-E. (via Cartoon Brew)

Michael Jelenic Discusses Writing "Wonder Woman;" 3 New Stills Released

Warner Brothers Animation has released an interview with writer Michael Jelenic about scripting the Wonder Woman direct-to-video animated movie, along with three new still images from the movie. Jelenic discusses his writing process and what he focused on while writing the movie. Discussing the lead character, Jelenic said, “Diana had to represent all the feminine […]

PR: Screenwriter Michael Jelenic Discusses "Wonder Woman"

SCREENWRITER MICHAEL JELENIC DISCUSSES “WONDER WOMAN,” THE NEXT DC UNIVERSE ANIMATED ORIGINAL MOVIE COMING TO DVD MARCH 3, 2009 (click on any image to enlarge) “Wonder Woman” screenwriter Michael Jelenic takes questions during a panel at Comic-Con 2008. (Photo courtesy of Gary Miereanu) Writer Michael Jelenic makes the leap from animated television to feature-length films […]

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