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"Justice League" Flying Again

Warner Bros. on-again, off-again Justice League movie is officially back “on” again, Variety reports. The studio is still aiming for a 2009 release. Cast options connected to the picture had expired, but no changes appear to be in the works. Adam Brody will play the Flash; Rapper Common plays Green Lantern; Armie Hammer Jr. is […]

WonderCon 2008 Round-Up: "New Frontier," "Clone Wars," and "WALL*E"

Several web sites are providing animation-related news and panel reports from this past weekend’s WonderCon, held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. Comic Book Resources and Newsarama both have reports about the Darwyn Cooke panel, where the writer/artist talked about The New Frontier as a graphic novel and the upcoming 75-minute direct-to-video movie, […]

Tour Helps Introduce Oscar Shorts Nominees to Hollywood

The artists nominated for Best Animated Short almost always come from outside the Hollywood system, which means they can feel a little lost when they go to the Oscars. In recent years, then, TheStar.com reports, Ron Diamond of Acme Filmworks has set up the Oscar Showcase Tour, which takes nominees to San Francisco and Los […]

"Aristocats" Sticks to DVD Charts

Disney’s The Aristocats fell from third place to twelfth on the DVD sales charts in the most recent recorded period, Video Business Online reports. Family Guy Presents Blue Harvest slipped from eleventh to sixteenth.

"Persepolis" Is a True Milestone in Animated Filmmaking

After a movie has garnered a certain amount of hype, watching it can be a bit of a challenge. There are very, very few movies that actually deserve all the hype that they get. The feedback from disappointed moviegoers can even end up creating a backlash that can overwhelm whatever merits the movie might have […]

"Coraline" Trailer Available in QuickTime and YouTube

Writer Neil Gaiman has posted the trailer for Coraline, the movie adaptation of his novella directed by Henry Selick (Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach). The trailer is available in a QuickTime version and on YouTube. The movie is scheduled for release in 2009.

"Wall Street Journal" Seems to Reveal "Toy Story 3" Plot

An article in the Wall Street Journal about Disney pulling its video game efforts in-house may have revealed the plot to Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3. The first sentence of the article contains the starting point for the movie before noting that Disney has turned down an offer from their usual video game partner THQ and […]

Giacchino, "Ratatouille" Composer, Profiled in USA Today

USA Today profiles and interviews Oscar nominee Michael Giacchino, who wrote the score for Ratatouille. Giacchino made stop-motion animated home movies as a child, the article notes. He also moved sideways into composition, getting a job in the marketing division at Disney Interactive before segueing over into music-writing for games and ultimately for TV and […]

"Disneyland: Stories, Secrets and Magic" Is Another Disney Treasure

Disney continues to roll out its impressive Treasures collection, now in its seventh wave, with this two-disc set about the vision, planning, building and opening of Disneyland in 1955. As with all of the Disney Treasures sets, Disneyland: Stories, Secrets and Magic is very stylishly presented, coming in a silver double-DVD case that is itself […]

"Aristocats" Bows at Number Three on DVD Sales Charts

The Aristocats debuted at number three on the DVD sales charts in its first week of release, trade journal Video Business Online reports. Family Guy Presents Blue Harvest fell from seventh to eleventh place in its fourth week of release, and The Simpsons Movie slipped from ninth to fifteenth place.

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