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GhibliWorld Talks to Enrico Casarosa on Studio Ghibli's Influence on Pixar

GhibliWorld.com has published Cartoon Brew about how Studio Ghibli, and specifically the work of director Hayao Miyazaki, has affected the films made by Pixar Animation Studios. Casarosa discusses how he discovered Miyazaki, how Miyazaki’s films have affected his work personally and the work of the studio, the differences between American and Japanese animated movie production, […]

THQ to Produce "WALL/E" Game

THQ will release a video game based on the upcoming Pixar/Disney CGI feature WALL/E, Magical Mountain reports. The game, to launch across all major gaming systems, will let players take control of the WALL/E and EVE characters and explore ten worlds. It will be released in conjunction with the film’s theatrical debut in the summer […]

PR: Museum of Modern Art Announces January Animation Programs

Still Moving ONGOING The Museum continues its regular series derived exclusively from its film collections, featuring works that have been acquired and preserved by MoMA over the last seven decades. This month, Still Moving features animation, from traditional cel animation to puppets,clay,and CGI. Included are three Technicolor Popeye shorts from the Fleischer studio, recently restored […]

"The Simpsons Movie" DVD: Great Film, Great DVD

If you pay attention to the average Wall Street analyst covering the Hollywood beat, you’ll know that two things are true in Hollywood: 1. Cartoons are just for kids 2. Audiences aren’t interested in 2-D, hand-drawn animation any more. This explains why the adult-themed, hand-drawn Simpsons Movie was one of this year’s rare summer blockbusters […]

"Coraline" Clip Available for On-Line Viewing

Writer Neil Gaiman has posted a short video clip from Coraline, the stop-motion animated movie adaptation of his novella to be directed by Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas) and scheduled for release next year.

DVD Talk Radio Interviews Marjane Satrapi on "Persepolis"

DVD Talk Radio has posted an audio interview with Marjane Satrapi about Persepolis, the animated movie based on her autobiographical graphic novel about her childhood during the Islamic Revolution.

"JL: New Frontier" Trailer at IGN

IGN has posted a new trailer for the upcoming DTV Justice League: The New Frontier. It can be found here. (via Toon Zone member Teo)

"Roger Rabbit" Producer Still Open for Sequel; Spills Sequel Plot Details

At the MTV Movies weblog, producer Frank Marshall said that he is still open to the idea of doing a sequel to 1988′s Who Framed Roger Rabbit, which mixed live-action actors and animated characters from a variety of companies for a noir tale in post-WWII Los Angeles. Marshall said that the special effects costs scuttled […]

New "Wall*E" Trailer Goes Online

Rotten Tomatoes has posted a new trailer for the upcoming Disney/Pixar feature Wall*E. The new trailer is longer than the original teaser, but does not appear to disclose more in the way of plot.

"Anime: Drawing a Revolution" is Garbage

Not too long ago, lots of mainstream news outlets were running articles that had headlines like, “Biff! Bam! Pow! Comic Books Aren’t Just for Kids Any More!” These articles were often poorly researched, superficial fluff pieces that expressed great surprise that modern comic books had four-letter words, graphic violence, and provocative themes. The idea that […]

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