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"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 […]

Nathan Fillion Discusses Voicing Steve Trevor in "Wonder Woman"

Warner Brothers Animation has released another interview in conjunction with the upcoming Wonder Woman direct-to-video animated movie. This latest interview is with Nathan Fillion, the actor who plays Col. Steve Trevor in the movie. Fillion discusses the challenges and preconceptions he had in bringing Trevor to life, noting that, “I think I’ve carved out a […]

PR: Nathan Fillion Discusses Voicing Steve Trevor for "Wonder Woman"

ACTOR NATHAN FILLION, STAR OF UPCOMING ABC SERIES “CASTLE,” DISCUSSES VOICING STEVE TREVOR FOR “WONDER WOMAN,” THE NEXT DC UNIVERSE ANIMATED ORIGINAL MOVIE (click on any of the images below to enlarge) Nathan Fillion (pictured with casting/dialogue director Andrea Romano) was a featured panelist at San Diego Comic-Con in 2008, where he discussed his upcoming […]

John Lasseter to Receive Venice Lion for Lifetime Achievement

Variety is reporting that Disney and Pixar’s chief creative officer John Lasseter will be receiving a Golden Lion for lifetime achievement at the 66th Venice Film Festival, which will run from September 2-12, 2009. The festival will also be celebrating the achievements of the Pixar creative team, with Brad Bird, Pete Docter, Lee Unkrich, and […]

Briefly: Hatcher on "Coraline;" WALL-E Award; "Raven" Update; 3-D Eye Diagnosis

* Teri Hatcher has discussed her role as the Other Mother in Coraline, noting that most of her other work is “inappropriate” for her 11-year old, and joked that several parents she knew declared ‘No more sleepovers at Hatchers’ house’ after watching a screening of the movie. [Women's Wear Daily] * The Producers Guild of […]

Cartoon Brew TV Offers 11-Minute Clip of "Sita Sings the Blues"

Cartoon Brew TV is hosting the first 11-minutes of Nina Paley’s Sita Sings the Blues in place of its usual short film presentation for the week. The movie combines the Indian epic The Ramayana with Paley’s own experiences during a painful breakup with her husband, all to the soundtrack of 1920′s singer Annette Hanshaw. The […]

Imagi Temporarily Halts Production on "Astro Boy"

Imagi Animation Studios has confirmed to Anime News Network that they have temporarily halted production on the Astro Boy CGI animated movie. President Erin Corbett stated that animators at Imagi’s Los Angeles office were instructed not to come to work on Monday, while animators at the Hong Kong office were already planning to take the […]

"Mary Poppins": Practically Perfect in Every Way

Mary Poppins simply needs no introduction. It is arguably Walt Disney’s single biggest achievement in motion pictures; it features one of the all-time great screen performances (and debuts) by Julie Andrews; it is one of the few films that practically everybody has seen; it is universally loved and yet has a literate intelligence rare in […]

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