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Pixar-based Rides Coming to Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

The Walt Disney Corporation announced several new attractions and rides that will be rolled out to their amusement parks and resorts internationally throughout 2007. Included in the list are several attractions built around Pixar Animation Studios movies, including several Finding Nemo underwater attractions, a comedy club experience based on Monsters Inc, and a racing ride […]

Pixar Under SEC Investigation

Daily Variety and the Financial Times of London (paid subscription required) are reporting that two months after Apple failed to find stock options irregularities at Pixar, the Securities & Exchange Commission is double-checking their work. According to the Financial Times, the SEC is believed to be investigating whether the animation company backdated options issued to […]

"Robin Hood: Most Wanted Edition" Misses the Mark as a Film

Robin Hood is one of the world’s truly enduring fictional characters. The outlaw who robs from the rich to give to the poor has always had obvious popular appeal, and Robin’s roguish charm and wily intelligence place him alongside classic trickster figures of myth and folklore. The thief and his merry men have been film […]

"Cars" Soundtrack Nominated for 3 Grammys

The AWN website reports that the soundtrack to the Disney-Pixar film Cars is nominated for three Grammy Awards. The soundtrack is nominated for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album; Randy Newman & James Taylor get the nod for Best Song Written For A Motion Picture for “Our Town”; and John Mayer’s rendition of “Route 66″ gets a […]

"The Ant Bully" Is No Antigone

New to DVD from Warner Home Video, the CGI-Animated film “The Ant Bully” tells a tale that we’re all too familiar with. Heavy-Handed at times, what could have been an enjoyable movie becomes just another “CGI talking insect” movie. From Academy Award nominated filmmaker John A. Davis (“Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius”) and producers Tom Hanks […]

Help Peter S. Beagle by Buying "The Last Unicorn" DVD through Conlan Press

Independent publisher Conlan Press has issued a press release announcing a special deal with Lionsgate Entertainment to sell The Last Unicorn 25th Anniversary DVD, ensuring that more than half their purchase price will go towards benefiting Peter S. Beagle, the author of the original novel and the screenplay of the movie. Conlan Press will sell […]

2006 Annie Award Nominations Announced

The full list of 2006 Annie Award nominees has been released by ASIFA-Hollywood. Highlights of the awards include: Best Animated Feature Cars – Pixar Animation Studios Happy Feet – Warner Bros. Pictures presents in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Kennedy Miller Production in association with Animal Logic Film Monster House – Columbia Pictures Presents […]

"Last Unicorn" 25th Anniversary DVD Announced

AnimatedBliss.com is reporting that a 25th Anniversary Edition DVD of The Last Unicorn will be released on February 6, 2007. The movie — based on the novel of the same name by Peter S. Beagle, who also wrote the screenplay — stars Jeff Bridges, Mia Farrow, Angela Lansbury, and Rene Auberjonois in a fantasy adventure […]

Martin Costello on the Digital Clay of "Flushed Away"

Every year, ACM Siggraph holds a convention on Computer Graphics, around the United States. This year the convention came to the Boston Convention and Exhibit Center. Everywhere there were collaborative drawing tables, artistic toys and tech that would put James Bond to shame. Fountains you could “sculpt,” a tabletop cartoon theater, and even a full-body […]

"Simpsons" Movie Trailer On-line

The trailer for the Simpsons movie is now available on-line in QuickTime format. The trailer debuted last night on a new episode of the TV show. (via Cartoon Brew weblog)

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