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Susie Essman on Voicing Mittens in "Bolt"

Actor Susie Essman has spoken to the Fresno Bee about her role as the voice of the cynical cat Mittens in Disney’s new movie Bolt. Essman discusses the leeway she was given to improvise line readings during the recording sessions and the reasons why she loves her character.

"Astro Boy" Trailer Available at Moviefone

AOL’s Moviefone service is hosting the trailer for Imagi Animaton Studio’s upcoming Astro Boy, based on the manga and anime by Osamu Tezuka. The trailer is available in streaming video and high-definition QuickTime video. The CGI animated movie is scheduled for release on October 23, 2009, and stars the voice talents of Freddie Highmore, Nicholas […]

"Bolt" Stories: Mark Walton as Rhino, John Lasseter x 2

Several news stories about Disney’s new movie Bolt have been published as part of the movie’s launch. CNN follows how Disney story development artist Mark Walton got the job to voice Rhino, the hyperactive hamster and rabid Bolt fan, noting that his work on the scratch vocal track was just never replaced. Elsewhere, Disney Animation […]

"Bolt" Opens at #3 with $26.2M Box Office; "Madagascar 2" Takes #4

Disney’s CGI animated feature film Bolt grossed an estimated $27 million in its debut weekend, landing it in third place behind vampire romance Twilight ($70.5 million est.) and the new James Bond film Quantum of Solace ($27.4 million est.). DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa placed fourth with $16 million, bringing its cumulative total to […]

Katzenberg Claims 3-D Goes Beyond Movies

In his keynote address to the 3DX Film and Entertainment Technology Festival in Singapore, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg repeated his predictions that “all films, regardless of budgets or type, will be made in 3-D,” providing an estimated timeline for this transition within 5 to 7 years, and that the migration will extend past movie […]

John Travolta on Getting In Touch with His Inner Dog for "Bolt"

The Boston Herald has spoken with John Travolta on his first voice-acting role as the title character in Disney’s Bolt, which opens today. Travolta discusses how his competitive nature caused him to wait to do an animated character’s voice and how the movie affected him.

Newsarama Interviews "Bolt" Co-Directors

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed Chris Williams and Byron Howard, co-directors of Disney’s upcoming movie Bolt. The pair discuss what it’s like working under John Lasseter and their casting choices and their reactions to the actors in the movie. Bolt opens tomorrow, November 21, 2008.

USA Today on "Coraline;" Film Clips on Movie Official Site

Director Coraline.com, the upcoming stop-motion animated movie from Laika Animation Studios which adapts Neil Gaiman’s novella into a feature film, coming in February 2009. Selick his views of the movie, describing it as “like Alice in Wonderland meets Hansel and Gretel,” and also digs into his affinity for stop-motion animation over CGI. Elsewhere, author Neil […]

"Kung Fu Panda" Has Real Kick on DVD and Blu-ray

, along with the closing credits). In some ways, it’s a bit of a disappointment when the movie shifts to a more traditional 3-D CGI style. This disappointment doesn’t last long, though, since the CGI on display is beautiful, especially on the Blu-ray edition of the movie. We’re reaching a point when the technological leaps […]

SpoutBlog Talks with Nina Paley on "Sita Sings the Blues"

The Spout Blog has Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You, which superimposes the Indian epic poem The Ramayana on an ugly period in her own life to the 1920′s jazz music of singer Annette Hanshaw. Paley discusses her influences and other topics on her mind recently. Sita Sings the Blues will be […]

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