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"Coraline" News Blitz: Articles, Interviews, and Features Around the Web

Laika’s stop-motion feature film Coraline has been featured in arts articles across the Internet: Director Henry Selick has been interviewed by the Orlando Sentinel, HollywoodChicago.com, and ComingSoon.net. Among other topics, Selick discusses how appropriate the movie is for children (describing it as “for brave children of all ages,” as are the rest of his films), […]

PR: NYCC and Disney/Pixar Present the First 50 Minutes of "Up"

NYCC And Disney•Pixar Present The First 50 Minutes Of UP Norwalk, CT, February 3, 2009: New York Comic Con is proud to announce that the first 50 minutes of Disney•Pixar’s 10th film, UP, will screen for the first time at New York Comic Con in the IGN Theater. UP is a comedy adventure about 78-year-old […]

First 50 Minutes of "Up" to Screen at NY Comic Con

The New York Comic Con will host a special screening of the first 50 minutes of Disney/Pixar’s Up on Saturday, February 7, 2009, at 6:30 PM in the IGN Theater. Up director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera will be introducing the screening. Seats are extremely limited, and attendees are recommended to arrive at 5:30 […]

Briefly: DGA Award for "Bashir"; "Sword of the Stranger"; Japan Media-Arts Fest

* The Director’s Guild of America has awarded Waltz with Bashir its Best Documentary award for 2008. [Associated Press] * The latest Anime Today podcast interviews Bandai Entertainment’s Robert Napton & Taku Otsuka on Sword of the Stranger. [Press Release] * Bloomberg has taken a quick look at the expected highlights on display at the […]

"Oliver and Company" 20th Anniversary DVD Is Better as History Than as Cinema

Most Disney aficionados mark The Little Mermaid as the film that turned around American feature animation’s declining fortunes. Oliver and Company, though, was the first film made under the then-new Disney regime led by Michael Eisner and Jeffrey Katzenberg. That film, a very loose adaptation of Dickens’ Oliver Twist that turns the title character into […]

"Coraline" Article Roundup: NYT on 3-D; Teri Hatcher on Being the Other Mother

The New York Times has taken a look at the upcoming movie Coraline, focusing on the fact that it is the first stop-motion animated movie that was filmed with the intent of projecting it in 3-D for audiences (free registration required). Coraline director Henry Selick is quoted as saying, “I saw that everyone that was […]

PR: Right Stuf's Anime Today Previews "Sword of the Stranger"

Right Stuf’sANIME TODAYPreviewsSWORD OF THE STRANGER With Bandai Entertainment’s Robert Napton & Taku Otsuka “Anime & Gamers’ Guide,” Kiba, reviews, contests& more in episode 85! GRIMES, IA, January 30, 2009 – Anime producer and mega-online anime retailer Right Stuf, Inc. is pleased to welcome Bandai Entertainment Marketing Director Robert Napton and SWORD OF THE STRANGER […]

"Princess and the Frog" Previewed at Red Stick International Animation Festival

AWN’s Animation Blogspot has examined the preview of Disney’s The Princess and the Frog which was shown at the Ink and Paint Club luncheon in Baton Rouge, LA, in advance of the Red Stick International Animation Festival. Emily Hoppe, senior manager of creative marketing at Walt Disney Animation Studios, discussed the role Disney and The […]

Telegraph Profiles John Lasseter: "I Got Rid of Idiot Executives"

The Telegraph spoke with Disney/Pixar chief creative officer John Lasseter, who was in London earlier this month to promote Bolt in advance of its opening in the United Kingdom. Lasseter speaks freely of his aim to make Disney Animation “a filmmaker’s studio” again, saying, “I got rid of idiot executives” who valued making money over […]

Seattle Times on "Waltz with Bashir"

The Seattle Times has profiled the Israeli animated documentary film Waltz with Bashir, interviewing its director Ari Folman over the phone. Based on Folman’s own experiences as a soldier in the Israeli Army during the 1982 Lebanon war, Folman discusses why he turned interviews with fellow veterans into animated footage, how breaking through his own […]

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