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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 […]

Andrew Stanton on "WALL-E" and the Glass Ceiling of the Oscars

Sarah Ball of Newsweek‘s Pop Vox weblog has interviewed WALL-E director Andrew Stanton in the wake of the six Oscar nominations the movie racked up. Stanton talks about how WALL-E isn’t really any different in its underlying moviemaking philosophy than the other Pixar movies, why he’s OK with not landing a Best Picture nomination for […]

PR: Vicki Lewis Returns to DC Universe as Persephone in "Wonder Woman"

VERSATILE ACTRESS VICKI LEWIS RETURNS TO DC UNIVERSE ANIMATED ORIGINAL MOVIES AS AMAZON WARRIOR PERSEPHONE IN “WONDER WOMAN” (click on any image to enlarge) Versatile actress Vicki Lewis makes her second foray into the world of super heroes as Persephone, a key character among the Amazons in “Wonder Woman,” the next entry in the popular […]

BOOM!'s Paul Morrissey on Pixar/Disney Comics

Comic Book Resources has spoken with Paul Morrissey, editor of BOOM! Studio’s licensed Pixar comic books, which include The Incredibles: Family Matters and Cars: The Rookie. Morrissey discusses how he deals with the weight of expectations in working with the Disney/Pixar properties, how he selects writers and artists for the comics, what it’s been like […]

"Variety" on New CGI "Tom & Jerry" Feature

Variety reports on Warner Brothers’ attempt to turn Tom & Jerry into a CGI/live-action hybrid franchise to clone the success of 20th Century Fox’s Alvin and the Chipmunks and Garfield. The movie script is being written now, and supposedly tells the story of how Tom and Jerry met and formed their rivalry. (Read Toon Zone […]

AWN on Israel's Animation Industry after "Waltz with Bashir"

AWN has taken a look at the nascent Israeli animation industry, which has gotten a very high-profile boost from the animated documentary Waltz with Bashir, as well as the stop-motion movie $9.99 by Tatia Rosenthal which adapts the stories of Israeli writer Etgar Keret. Both discuss how the Israeli animation industry was essentially non-existent when […]

"Ponyo" Lands 3 Asian Film Award Noms; Aids Toho Bottom Line

The 3rd Annual Asian Film Award nominees have been announced, with Studio Ghibli’s Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea landing three nominations for Best Film, Best Director, and Best Composer. In a related story, Toho Studios reported earnings of $817.5 million at the Japanese box office in 2008, with nearly $170 million of that […]

CBR Talks with Mark Waid on "The Incredibles" Comics

Comic Book Resources has spoken with BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Mark Waid about his work writing the upcoming The Incredibles comic book. Waid discusses the contents of the first story arc, which center on Mr. Incredible slowly losing his super powers, and also discusses the positive licensing relationship with Pixar, the artwork of series artist Marcio […]

"WALL-E" Dominates Animated 81st Oscar Nominations

The full list of nominees for the 81st Academy Awards has been released, with WALL-E landing six nominations including Best Animated Feature and Best Original Screenplay. No animated film has won an Oscar for writing, with WALL-E being the 5th or 6th animated movie to be nominated for one (the others being Toy Story, Shrek, […]

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