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"Roger Rabbit" Producer Still Open for Sequel; Spills Sequel Plot Details

At the MTV Movies weblog, producer Frank Marshall said that he is still open to the idea of doing a sequel to 1988′s Who Framed Roger Rabbit, which mixed live-action actors and animated characters from a variety of companies for a noir tale in post-WWII Los Angeles. Marshall said that the special effects costs scuttled […]

New "Wall*E" Trailer Goes Online

Rotten Tomatoes has posted a new trailer for the upcoming Disney/Pixar feature Wall*E. The new trailer is longer than the original teaser, but does not appear to disclose more in the way of plot.

"Anime: Drawing a Revolution" is Garbage

Not too long ago, lots of mainstream news outlets were running articles that had headlines like, “Biff! Bam! Pow! Comic Books Aren’t Just for Kids Any More!” These articles were often poorly researched, superficial fluff pieces that expressed great surprise that modern comic books had four-letter words, graphic violence, and provocative themes. The idea that […]

Rossum, Tamura, and Park join live action 'Dragon Ball Z'

The James Wong directed live action adaptation of the popular Japanese comic by Akira Toriyama has found itself three new actors. Eriko Tamura (Heroes) will play Mai while Joon Park (Speed Racer) will play Yamcha. Emmy Rossum (The Phantom of the Opera) also joins the cast. [Source: Super Hero Hype]

"The Girl Who Leapt Through Time" to Get US Theatrical Release in 2008

Bandai will release The Girl Who Leapt Through Time in 2008, and will give the film a limited theatrical release, the company announced today at the New York Anime Festival. Exact dates for the release will be announced soon, but New York and Los Angeles will be the first locations to get the film. The […]

"Ratatouille," "Happy Feet" Composers Get Grammy Nominations

Michael Giacchino and John Powell are two of the competitors for the Grammy for Best Score Soundtrack Album, and Prince will be competing for the Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television, Or Other Visual Media Grammy. Giacchino got a nomination for his score for Pixar’s Ratatouille, while Powell and Prince received nominations for their […]

NRB Honors "Ratatouille," "Persepolis"

Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille has been named the best animated film of 2007 by the National Board of Review. The organization recognized Sony’s Persepolis with the Bvlgari Award for NBR Freedom of Expression. [Source: National Board of Review]

"The Jungle Book": A Bare (No, Absolute) Necessity

Almost any way you look at it, Walt Disney’s The Jungle Book (you can hardly call it “Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book“) was a pivotal film in the history of the Disney Studios. It was the last animated feature that Walt worked on personally, and one of the first to make extensive use of celebrity […]

2007 Annie Award Nominations Announced

The nominees for the 35th annual Annie Awards were announced today. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Friday, February 8, 2008 at UCLA’s Royce Hall, in Los Angeles, CA. Among the big news is that Pixar’s Ratatouille leads the field with 13 nominations, followed closely by Sony Pictures Animation’s Surf’s Up with […]

PR: 35th Annie Awards Nominations Announced

BURBANK, CA (December 3, 2007) – The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced nominations today for the 35th Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year’s best animation across film, television, commercials, video games and short subjects. The Annie Awards, the industry’s oldest and most prestigious awards, are considered an important industry benchmark and an annual predictor […]

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