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"Persepolis" Is a True Milestone in Animated Filmmaking

After a movie has garnered a certain amount of hype, watching it can be a bit of a challenge. There are very, very few movies that actually deserve all the hype that they get. The feedback from disappointed moviegoers can even end up creating a backlash that can overwhelm whatever merits the movie might have […]

"Coraline" Trailer Available in QuickTime and YouTube

Writer Neil Gaiman has posted the trailer for Coraline, the movie adaptation of his novella directed by Henry Selick (Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach). The trailer is available in a QuickTime version and on YouTube. The movie is scheduled for release in 2009.

"Wall Street Journal" Seems to Reveal "Toy Story 3" Plot

An article in the Wall Street Journal about Disney pulling its video game efforts in-house may have revealed the plot to Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3. The first sentence of the article contains the starting point for the movie before noting that Disney has turned down an offer from their usual video game partner THQ and […]

Giacchino, "Ratatouille" Composer, Profiled in USA Today

USA Today profiles and interviews Oscar nominee Michael Giacchino, who wrote the score for Ratatouille. Giacchino made stop-motion animated home movies as a child, the article notes. He also moved sideways into composition, getting a job in the marketing division at Disney Interactive before segueing over into music-writing for games and ultimately for TV and […]

"Disneyland: Stories, Secrets and Magic" Is Another Disney Treasure

Disney continues to roll out its impressive Treasures collection, now in its seventh wave, with this two-disc set about the vision, planning, building and opening of Disneyland in 1955. As with all of the Disney Treasures sets, Disneyland: Stories, Secrets and Magic is very stylishly presented, coming in a silver double-DVD case that is itself […]

"Aristocats" Bows at Number Three on DVD Sales Charts

The Aristocats debuted at number three on the DVD sales charts in its first week of release, trade journal Video Business Online reports. Family Guy Presents Blue Harvest fell from seventh to eleventh place in its fourth week of release, and The Simpsons Movie slipped from ninth to fifteenth place.

"JL: New Frontier": Jeremy Sisto Describes Playing Batman

A year ago, Jeremy Sisto was starring as a private investigator with deep psychological scars in “Kidnapped.” This season, Sisto joined the “Law & Order” legacy of actors as a detective with a haunted past. It’s seem only natural that his next starring role would be as Batman. Warner Bros. has released another interview with […]

PR: 35th Annual Annie Awards Winners And Nominees

PRODUCTION CATEGORIES Best Animated Feature Winner: Ratatouille – Pixar Animation Studios Bee Movie – DreamWorks Animation Persepolis – Sony Pictures Classics Surf’s Up – Sony Pictures Animation The Simpsons Movie – Twentieth Century Fox Best Home Entertainment Production Winner: Futurama “Bender’s Big Score” – The Curiosity Company in association with 20th Century Fox Television Doctor […]

Annie Awards Dominated by "Ratatouille" with 10 Awards

Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille cleaned up at the 35th Annual Annie Awards, taking down 10 awards including Best Animated Feature and Best Director for Brad Bird. Nickelodeon’s now-cancelled El Tigre won for the Best Animated Television Program for Children and the uncontested Character Design in an Animated Television Production award, while Aardman Animation Studios’ Creature Comforts America […]

"Toy Story 3" Scheduled for 2010 Release

Disney-Pixar will release Toy Story 3 in 2010, Reuters reports. Disney CEO also reiterated plans to release 3-D versions of the first two Toy Story movies in 2009.

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