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Laika Preps "Coraline" Film and Pitches More to Come

Variety is reporting on the slate of projects underway at Laika Studios, the animation studio owned by Nike’s Phil Knight after he purchased the famed Will Vinton studios. Their first feature film will be Coraline, a stop-motion project directed by Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas) based on the novel by Neil Gaiman. The movie […]

"Watership Down" 30th Anniversary DVD Coming October 7, 2008

Warner Home Video has announced that a 30th Anniversary edition of Watership Down will be released on October 7, 2008. The groundbreaking animated movie based on the novel by Richard Adams followed a warren of rabbits struggling for survival in the English countryside. The cast included an array of famous British actors, including John Hurt, […]

"The Jungle Book 2": Bungle in the Jungle

Normally, I try to let the bad movies—even the bad sequels to beloved classics—roll off my back. After all, what with Sturgeon’s Law and all (“Ninety percent of everything is crud”) it’s rarely any use getting worked up. And you have to be a little forgiving: animators and directors and writers have mortgages and tuitions, […]

"Kung Fu Panda" Takes #2 Box Office Spot in Second Week of Release

DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda landed solidly in second place in the weekend’s box office race with estimated ticket sales of $21.7 million, ceding the top spot to the newly opened Get Smart ($39.2 million), running nearly even with The Incredible Hulk ($21.6 million), and trouncing The Love Guru ($14 million, all amounts estimated). The […]

NY Times and Boston Globe on "WALL•E" and Director Andrew Stanton

The New York Times has taken a look at WALL•E, the upcoming Pixar film (free registration required), noting that the tough sell of a rat chef in last year’s Ratatouille pales in comparison to marketing, “a $180 million post-apocalyptic, near-silent robot love story inspired by Charlie Chaplin.” Director Andrew Stanton is interviewed about the inspirations […]

"Toy Story Midway Mania" Brings Pixar's Touch to Disney's California Adventure Park

The Los Angeles Times has examined “Toy Story Midway Mania” (free registration required), a new theme park ride at Disney’s California Adventure park in Anaheim, CA, which merges an amusement park ride with video game techniques for a more interactive ride experience. Several segments on the ride will react to a rider from a library […]

"Next Avengers" DVD Artwork Revealed

The Marvel Animation Age has posted the DVD cover artwork and press release for the Next Avengers direct-to-video movie coming in September 2008. Artist Josh Middleton has also posted clean images of the cover artwork, including the back cover image, although he notes that he had no involvement in the project other than illustrating the […]

American Film Institute Names Top 10 Animated Films

The American Film Institute has released a “10 TOP 10″ set of lists, naming the top 10 films in 10 different film genres. Listing “Animation” as a genre (much to the chagrin of many animation fans), the AFI named the following movies: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) Pinocchio (1940) Bambi (1942) The Lion […]

Imagi "Astro Boy" Voice Cast Announced

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Nicholas Cage, Donald Sutherland, Nathan Lane, Bill Nighy, and Eugene Levy have signed on to the voice cast of Imagi Animation Studios’ Astro Boy, a CGI animated feature film adaptation of the seminal manga and anime by Osamu Tezuka. Freddie Highmore will be voicing the title character. The movie […]

"Hulk" Smashes "Panda" to Second Place at Weekend Box Office

Marvel Studios’ The Incredible Hulk dominated the weekend box office in its first weekend of release, smashing its way to an estimated $54.5 million in its opening weekend to knock DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda to a strong second place finish with an estimated $34.3 million in ticket sales. Panda is now sitting on a […]

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