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AT&T, Disney Partner in "Cars" Promotion

AT&T Inc. and Disney-Pixar will jointly promote the release of Cars with a new website that highlights AT&T consumer offers while also carrying games and downloads related to the Pixar film. AT&T will also tout its high speed internet service with Pixar-animated television ads. [Source: PR Newswire]

"Over the Hedge": Just Another Funny Critter Picture

Oh God, only a month has lapsed since the release of Disney’s The Wild, and already it’s time for another CG-animated farting animal picture? And from DreamWorks, the studio that fills its movies with pop culture references instead of actual jokes? Never mind Over the Hedge—is there a wall I can jump to get out […]

Mark Evanier on Peter Beagle vs. Animated "Last Unicorn"

Writer Mark Evanier has posted an entry on his weblog pointing out a legal battle between writer Peter S. Beagle, author of The Last Unicorn, and Granada International, the current holder of the rights to the much-beloved animated adaptation of Beagle’s novel. The details from Beagle’s point of view are available in full at Conlan […]

John Lasseter on Disney Deal and His Secret Origin Story

John Lasseter of Pixar is the subject of a new interview in Fortune magazine. Among other topics, Lasseter describes his fears on the Disney merger deal and how Disney CEO Bob Iger set those fears to rest, his origins as a hand-drawn animator, his path to becoming a CGI animation pioneer, and an interesting test […]

"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 […]

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