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A "Bolt" Out of the Blu(-ray) Is a Surprising Delight

Disney’s Bolt feels like a mish-mash of several other movies, lifting bits and pieces from spy thrillers, superhero comic book action epics, road-trip buddy flicks, and funny talking animal comedies. While it may not really add much new or original to those genres, or even combine them in a terribly creative fashion, it is still […]

EA and Starz Go to Hell for Animated "Dante's Inferno"

Electronic Arts and Starz Media’s Film Roman announced production of an animated movie based on Dante’s Inferno, expanding on the previously announced video games for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. To retell the epic poem’s journey through the nine circles of Hell, the producers will commission “unique visions from multiple studios with experience creating […]

"Penguins of Madagascar": Black and White and Blushing With Shame All Over

The Penguins of Madagascar, DreamWorks Animation’s new CG-animated series for Nickelodeon, is like half of one of their animated features: a conventional, “irreverent” knockabout comedy that’s been shorn of the pathos and “character arcs” that usually burden their movies. In this regard, at least, you can say that it is only half as repulsive as […]

'Where The Wild Things Are' Trailer Debuts

The trailer for the Warner Bros. live-action/CGI/puppetry fantasy adventure Where The Wild Things Are is now available at Apple.com. Based on the classic children’s book by Maurice Sendak, the film is directed by Spike Jonze and opens in theaters October 16th. Jonze has stated in several interviews that he has gone to great lengths to […]

Disney Interactive Announces 'Toy Story Mania!' for Wii

PR-Inside.com reports: Disney Interactive Studios [has] announced Toy Story Mania!, inspired by the Disney/Pixar animated feature “Toy Story,” will be released exclusively for the Wii™ home video game console this fall. Toy Story Mania! showcases an array of entertaining games based on the new Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort attractions, while featuring the […]

New "Astro Boy" Trailer Available on Yahoo Movies

Summit Entertainment and Imagi Animation Studios has made the second theatrical teaser trailer to Astro Boy available in streaming video on Yahoo! Movies. The movie is scheduled for release on October 23, 2009, and features the voice talents of Freddie Highmore, Kristen Bell, and Nathan Lane in a retelling of Osamu Tezuka’s famous manga.

PR Interviews with "Bolt" Co-Directors and Exec. Producer John Lasseter

In conjuction with the DVD and Blu-ray release of Bolt, Disney has released three interviews with Chris Williams and Byron Howard, co-directors of Bolt, and John Lasseter, executive producer of Bolt and Chief Creative Officer of Disney and Pixar. Bolt is available now on DVD and Blu-ray disc. For more information on the releases, read […]

Toon Zone Presents: A Virtual Roundtable with "Bolt"'s Mark Walton & Nathan Greno

To tie in with the DVD and Blu-ray release of Bolt, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment invited journalists to participate in a virtual roundtable with Nathan Greno, story supervisor for Bolt and director of the new short “Super Rhino,” and Mark Walton, visual development artist and voice of Rhino (and yes, he typed all the […]

PULSE News Speaks with Chris Williams on Directing "Bolt"

Comicon.com’s PULSE News has interviewed Chris Williams on directing Disney’s Bolt, now available on Blu-ray disc and coming to DVD tomorrow, March 24, 2009. Williams briefly discusses the production of the film, his involvement in the voice casting of the movie, what it’s like to work with John Lasseter, and what’s coming up next for […]

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 […]

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