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CBR Previews "Incredibles" and "Muppet Show" Comics

Comic Book Resources has posted 2 exclusive previews for BOOM! Studios’ The Incredibles: Family Matters #1 and The Muppet Show #1. The spinoff comics are the first of many coming soon that will expand on several Pixar animated movies. The Incredibles: Family Matters is written by Mark Waid with art by Marcio Takara, and The […]

"Pinocchio" 70th Anniversary DVD/Blu-ray Deliver Monstro-Sized Sales Debut

The Hollywood Reporter is stating that the new re-release of Pinocchio topped national home video sales for the week ending March 15, 2009, with Blu-ray disc sales accounting for 15% of the total units sold. The relatively high number of Blu-ray discs sold suggests that the format may be expanding past technology early adopters. (via […]

Disney/Pixar's "Up" to Open 2009 Cannes Film Festival

Disney/Pixar’s Up will open the Cannes Film Festival on May 13, 2009, becoming the first Disney film and the first animated film to open the renowned festival. The movie will open 2 weeks later on May 29, 2009. In response to the announcement, Chief Creative Officer for Disney and Pixar John Lasseter stated, “This is […]

"Igor" Blu-ray: A Sadly Disappointing Underachiever

Igor is a movie with a great concept and some great ideas. But it’s also a movie hamstrung by a lack of money and story development. It seems to aspire to the same kind of creepy-cool-funny as The Nightmare Before Christmas, and one can easily imagine a Pixar or a DreamWorks teasing a great movie […]

"Pinocchio" Comes to Life From a Visit by the Blu-ray Fairy

When a modern audience is confronted with an older film usually hailed as a “classic,” the first question that usually crops up is, “Does it still hold up now, or is this going to be one of those movies that’s ‘good for me’?” With the advent of remastered, re-released versions, the serious buffs will also […]

Tom Kenny To Host 2009 ELAN Awards

Tom Kenny (voice of SpongeBob SquarePants) will be hosting the 3rd Annual ELAN Awards, an international event “honoring the talent behind video games, animation, and visual effects.” Kenny, who has already been declared an ELAN winner for “Best Voice Over in an Animated Production,” says of hosting the event, “Since my kids are far too […]

Disney/Pixar's "Up" Gets Video Games

Disney/Pixar’s Up will be getting the licensed video game treatment from THQ, with games appearing for the Nintendo Wii and DS, Microsoft’s Xbox 360, Sony PlayStation 2 and 3, and Windows PC/Mac OS platforms. Players will be able to control both lead characters: the senior citizen Carl Fredricksen and the young Wilderness Explorer Russell.

Pixar Reveals "Partly Cloudy" Plot

Pixar announced yesterday that its next short film, Partly Cloudy, will tell the story of the storks who deliver babies – and their helpers, the cloud people. The short’s central characters will be Peck, a long suffering stork; and Gus, a hot-tempered cloud who specialises in designing babies for dangerous animals. The film, directed by […]

Travis Knight Named President and CEO of LAIKA, Inc.

Travis Knight has been named the new President and CEO of LAIKA, Inc., the animation studio whose first feature film was Coraline. Knight will be succeeding Dale Wahl, who was President since 2005 and is stepping down at his own request. In addition, Coraline producer Claire Jennings was named to the new position of President […]

CBR Talks with Virginia Madsen on "Wonder Woman"

Comic Book Resources interviewed actor Virginia Madsen about her role as Hippolyta in the direct-to-video animated movie Wonder Woman, out now on DVD and Blu-ray disc. Among other topics, Madsen discusses the superheroes she liked and disliked as a kid, the challenges of voice-over acting over on-camera acting, how Hippolyta was different from other roles […]

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