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"NY Times" Lands First Image of "DC: The New Frontier"

The New York Times has profiled the direct-to-video animated movie The New Frontier (registration required), posting the first public image from the movie. In the accompanying article, writer/artist Darwyn Cooke discusses how his nearly 400-page graphic novel was condensed into a 70-minute movie with the help of collaborators such as Bruce Timm, Stan Berkowitz, Glenn […]

Frederator's Fred Seibert Talks "Samurai Jack" Movies

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed Fred Seibert, head of the Frederator animation studio. Seibert describes a number of projects in progress, including a Samurai Jack movie, a project based on the Neverhood video game, an anthology film called Seven Deadly Sins, and the Random Cartoons short series for Nickelodeon.

Superherohype Interviews Michael Arias, Director of "Tekkonkinkreet"

Comic Book Resources Comics Reel, director of the new anime movie Tekkonkinkreet, which will be opening in select cities in the United States on July 13. Arias discusses the long period from its original publication in the 1990′s to its animated adaptation, the use of 2-D and 3-D elements in the movie, the status of […]

"Highlander: The Search for Vengeance." There Can Be Only One. This Is Not It.

The original Highlander was a thoroughly enjoyable B-movie that came up with an incredibly creative excuse to stage swordfights in New York City and break a lot of glass. The movie’s premise was that immortals live hidden among us, able to recover from the most grievous bodily harm except decapitation. One immortal killing another means […]

English Cast of "Tales from Earthsea" Announced

Nausicaa.net has posted the English voice cast of Tales from Earthsea, naming Timothy Dalton as Sparrowhawk (Ged), Willem Dafoe as Cob, Matt Levin as Arren, Cheech Marin as Hare, and Mariska Hargitay as Tenar. There is still no official North American release date for the movie in theaters or on DVD.

"Transformers" Rules Box Office; "Ratatouille" Claims Second Place

DreamWorks-Paramount’s Transformers took the top spot for the long holiday weekend box office take, raking in $152.6 million in 6.5 days of release, with $67.6 million in just the past weekend. Trailing behind it was Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille, claiming $29 million in ticket sales for a modest 38% drop from its opening weekend.

"Ratatouille" Opens at #1

Pixar’s new film Ratatouille opened at #1 for the weekend with an estimated gross of $47.2 million. This topped the weekend’s other major release, Live Free or Die Hard (known as Die Hard 4.0 outside the U.S.) by about $14 million. The debut was Pixar’s eighth opening at #1. The film also had the highest […]

"Ratatouille" Is a Film That Really Cooks

There ought to be a word for an expertly cut trailer that includes all the best scenes from an otherwise terrible movie. This phenomenon seems to be occurring more and more often as the average film gets worse and worse, to the point where a good trailer simply isn’t enough to sell a film. It […]

"Ratatouille": Animation's Finest Chefs Save Us From All The Fast Food

It’s getting to the point where one might barely associate the output of this wunderkind studio with the rest of the animated medium. There’s other quality work out there, but there’s also so much sheer junk being foisted on us. But while there is no true Pixar formula (you know, other than just doing everything […]

Michel Gagne on Working on "Ratatouille"

Artist Michel Gagne has been interviewed by Comicon.com’s PULSE News about his contributions to Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille, which centered on a sequence of abstract visuals depicting the sensations of taste in two of the main rat characters in the film. Gagne also discusses Zed, his own comic book series, and other animation work in the pipeline.

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