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PR: Wonder Woman on DVD and Blu-ray March 3, 2009

Courageous Princess. Fierce Warrior. Legendary DC Super Hero. Wonder Woman on DVD and Blu-ray March 3, 2009! The Epic Tale of Wonder Woman is the Fourth DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movie From Warner Premiere BURBANK, CA, (November 17, 2008) – Embark on a journey of untold beauty, grace and strength as Princess Diana uses […]

"The Age" Reports "Happy Feet 2" to be Made in Sydney

The Age is reporting that a sequel to the Oscar-winning movie Happy Feet will be made at a new digital production facility in Sydney. The news was revealed by New South Wales Minister of State Development Ian Macdonald on Sunday, revealing that the movie will “employ an average of 438 people over three years.” Happy […]

Wired Posts Video Interview with Neil Gaiman on "Coraline"

The Wired weblog has posted a video interview with writer Neil Gaiman on the stop-motion feature film based on his novella Coraline, where he describes the movie as, “the biggest, most strange, expressive, peculiar, enormous stop-motion film I think that’s ever been made.”

"Shrek the Halls"? Skip It and Stick with the Classics

I’m not a huge fan of the Shrek films, finding them cynical and highly artificial cinematic exercises that are only intermittently funny. If I’ve lost you already, then odds are that Shrek the Halls is just the holiday special you’ve been waiting for, and you should stop reading now, since everything else in this review […]

"Variety" on Animation in Documentaries "Chicago 10" and "Waltz With Bashir"

Variety notes the rise of animation in documentary films, such as Chicago 10 (read Toon Zone News’ review here) and Waltz with Bashir, with Chicago 10 director Brett Morgen and Waltz With Bashir director Ari Folman discussing the reasons for using animation in their documentaries instead of stock footage or interviews. Morgen states that he […]

PR: World's Most Famous Fairy Tinker Bell Immortalized in Wax at Madame Tussauds

The World’s Most Famous Fairy Tinker Bell Immortalized in Wax as the SMALLEST CREATION EVER at Legendary Madame Tussauds (In this photo illustration, sculptor Steven Mansfield poses with a tiny waxwork model of the fairy Tinker Bell, which was unveiled at Madame Tussauds on November 10, 2008 in London, England. The figure is the smallest […]

"Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" Conquers Box Office with $63.5M in Opening Weekend

DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa easily bested all its competitors at the box office in its opening weekend of release, taking in $63.5 million to beat out most analyst expectations. In comparison, the #2 film Role Models took in $19.3 million. In a related story, Chris Rock spoke about his role as Marty the […]

Briefly: Casarosa on "Venice Chronicles"; Chris Patton Interview; NYCC Casting Call

* Pixar’s Enrico Casarosa discusses his new graphic novel travelogue The Venice Chronicles, also briefly touching on his day job at Pixar and his work on Up. [Comicon.com PULSE News] * Andrew Stanton has stated that the WALL-E Blu-ray “exactly represents how good a film looks in the building here” to Video Business Magazine. [IMDb] […]

"Hana": Don't Be Reluctant to Catch This Samurai Flick

Hana is subtitled “The Tale of a Reluctant Samurai,” though “reluctant” doesn’t even begin to describe Soza, the samurai of the subtitle. “Incompetent” is nearer the mark. But don’t let Soza’s thumb-fumbled way with a katana put you off this charming feature from Hirokazu Koreeda. Hana won’t be to the taste of those who like […]

DVD Talk Visits Pixar Animation Studios for "WALL-E"

DVD Talk’s John Sinnott has posted a report of his visit to Pixar Animation Studios to get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of WALL-E. Sinnott’s visit included discussions with director Andrew Stanton, producers Jim Morris and Lindsey Collins, sound designer Ben Burtt, and storyboard artist Derek Thompson. WALL-E will be released on DVD and […]

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