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Toshio Suzuki on Ghibli's "Ponyo"

Producer Toshio Suzuki was interviewed by the Ghibli Channel about the production of Gake no ue no Ponyo (Ponyo on a Cliff), the latest Hayao Miyazaki movie in currently in production at Studio Ghibli. Suzuki describes some of the challenges in working with Miyazaki as the film takes shape.

Steven Spielberg on "Transformers" Sequels and "Tintin"

ComingSoon.net was able to speak with director Steven Spielberg on the set of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and had a chance to speak to him about several of his other film projects. Regarding sequels to the summer hit Transformers movie, Spielberg stated that lead actor Shia LaBeouf is signed for […]

ERBZine Reports Pixar Meeting for "John Carter of Mars"

ERBZine, an on-line publication dedicated to the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs, is reporting that several representatives from Pixar Animation Studios visited the Edgar Rice Burroughs archives in pre-production for a film project based on the John Carter of Mars series of science fiction novels. The article names Pixar employees Jim Morris, Andrew Stanton, and […]

Ward Jenkins Talks "Twice Upon a Time" with Taylor Jessen and Harley Jessup

On his weblog, Ward Jenkins has posted two separate interviews about the cult animated film Twice Upon a Time, which used an innovative cut-out animation technique called Lumage and was executive produced by George Lucas. The first interview (posted in early September) was with writer Taylor Jessen, who focuses on the lack of a DVD […]

San Francisco Animation Festival Announced for November 8-11, 2007

The San Francisco Film Society will host the 2nd annual San Francisco International Animation Festival between November 8-11, 2007, at the Embarcadero Center Cinema. Festival highlights include an opening night screening of the Leslie Iwerks documentary The Pixar Story, panel discussions, special screenings, and the feature film debut of Film Noir. Full details on program […]

Jerry Seinfeld on Making "Bee Movie"

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts column covers a press junket for DreamWorks’s Bee Movie with comedian Jerry Seinfeld and co-director Steve Hickner. Among the topics discussed are how Seinfeld got involved with the project, the basic plot points of the movie, casting choices, and the prospect of a sequel.

"The Tick vs. Season 2:" Laughs Still Can't Beat the Lawyers

Last year, The Tick Season 1 was released on a two-disc DVD set with no small number of deficiencies. One episode was missing—tied up in legal limbo. It had no special features to speak of, and it lacked chapter stops within episodes. In August, The Tick vs. Season 2 was released. Buena Vista Home Entertainment […]

"Persepolis" Wins Best Animated Feature at Ottawa International Animation Festival

The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) has announced a full list of the prize-winning films screened over the festival weekend. The French movie Persepolis won the Mercury Filmworks Prize for Best Animated Feature, while Franz Kafka’s A Country Doctor from Japan won the Nelvana Grand Prize for Best Independent Short Animation. For a full list […]

IESB.net Posts "Justice League: The New Frontier" Featurette

IESB.net has posted a ten-minute streaming video preview of Justice League: The New Frontier, the next direct-to-video animated movie underway from DC and Warner Brothers Animation. The preview includes comments from writer/artist Darwyn Cooke, director Dave Bullock, WB Animation’s Bruce Timm and Stan Berkowitz, and DC Comics’ Dan Didio and Paul Levitz. The featurette seems […]

France Chooses "Persepolis" for Foreign Language Oscar Contender

France will use the animated film Persepolis as its representative for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award. The movie is based on the graphic novel memoir of Marjane Satrapi about her life growing up during the Islamic Revolution of Iran. The film has drawn criticism from the Iranian government, but has been selected to […]

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