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"Tales from Earthsea" Nearly Finished; Second Trailer Available

Nausicaa.net is reporting that Studio Ghibli’s Tales from Earthsea is nearly complete, according to a post on the movie’s production diary website. They also link to the second trailer for the movie, available from the official movie website.

Bonnie Arnold: Pushing the State of the Heart "Over the Hedge"

Bonnie Arnold’s resume may not look very long, but it includes an impressive array of top films, from Dances with Wolves to Pixar’s Toy Story to Disney’s Tarzan. Her latest credit is as the producer for DreamWorks’ Over the Hedge, based on the comic strip by Michael Fry and T. Lewis. Arnold spoke to Toon […]

"Final Fantasy VII Advent Children": Fastest Blades in the East

As video games, aided by Hollywood talent and ever more realistic graphics, become increasingly cinematic, it is little surprise that film adaptations have grown in popularity. Or that they are almost uniformly awful. However, sometimes even Uwe Boll takes a vacation, and other stars are given the chance to shine. And shine they do on […]

John Lasseter Speaks at Paris "Cars" Opening

Jerry Beck’s Cartoon Brew weblog has posted videos from the Paris premiere of Pixar’s Cars, where director John Lasseter answered several questions from the audience, including his cinematic influences and inspirations and what he forsees after the merger with the Walt Disney Corporation.

Aardman Animation Co-Founder to Give Lecture in London

David Sproxton, co-founder of Aardman Animation, will give a lecture on Aardman’s work at the Science Museum in London on June 2, 2006. Reservations can be made by calling 0870 870 4868 or by visiting www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/exhibitions/pixar/specialevents.asp.

Disney Reports $733M Profit in 2Q 2006

The Walt Disney Company has reported a 3 million profit for the second quarter of 2006, largely due to increased ratings on ABC and cable networks and increased attendance at their theme parks. The profit represents a 19% increase from the same period a year ago. Despite the growth on television and theme parks, the […]

Pixar Shareholders Approve Disney Merger

Pixar shareholders approved the takeover of the company by the Walt Disney Company in a special shareholders meeting held on Friday, May 5. The all-stock deal is valued at more than $7.4 billion.

Hayao Miyazaki to Announce Next Film on May 5

A news report on Nausicaa.net states that famed director Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli will announce his next film project on May 5, 2006, as part of an interview commemorating Children’s Day in Japan.

LA Times on Possible Acquisition of DreamWorks Animation

The Los Angeles Times has published an article examining the possibility that DreamWorks Animation SKG will be acquired by another movie studio seeking a 3-D CGI animation branch (free registration required). Arguments for a buyout involve the Disney/Pixar merger, the success of DreamWorks franchises such as Shrek, and studio competition with Disney in the animated […]

Jobs Says No to Disney CEO Position

At a meeting of Apple Computer shareholders, Apple and Pixar CEO Steve Jobs stated that he had no desire to take any senior management position at Disney after the Disney/Pixar merger is completed. Jobs further stated that he intends to spend more time at Apple once the merger is complete and expressed his confidence in […]

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