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Briefly: Tim Burton @ Cannes '10; Rose on "Princess & the Frog;" T-Pain on "Freaknik"

* Tim Burton will head the jury at this year’s Cannes Film Festival [Bloomberg News]. * On the eve of its release in the United Kingdom, Anika Noni Rose has spoken about her experience being a Disney Princess in The Princess and the Frog. [Daily Record] * Rapper T-Pain has spoken briefly about his new […]

"Heat Guy J" Complete Series Recycles Too Many Clichés

He’s a renegade! His partner is a robot! Together they fight crime! This is the high concept of Heat Guy J, a mildly entertaining but ultimately inconsequential anime series originally released by Geneon in 2003 and now re-released in a new boxed set by FUNimation. While its 26-episode span includes some reasonably entertaining and intermittently […]

"Transformers: Seasons Three and Four" DVD Arriving April 20, 2010

Shout! Factory has announced that The Transformers: Seasons 3 and 4 will be released on DVD on April 20, 2010. The 4-DVD set will include the final 33 episodes of the seminal 1980′s action cartoon, pitting the valiant Autobots against the sinister Decepticons and the mysterious Quintessons. The full press release follows: From “Darkness” to […]

"Princess and the Frog" Coming to DVD/Blu-ray on March 16, 2010 (UPDATED w/Box Art)

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has announced that The Princess and the Frog will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on March 16, 2010. The release will be on a single-disc DVD, Blu-ray disc, and a DVD/Blu-ray combo pack which will also feature a digital copy of the movie. Special features common to all versions […]

Cool Stuff: The Dark

In The Dark, a teenager keeps hearing scary noises while trying to fall asleep. This short was produced by NMtrix, which according to their website, is looking to do a full series based off of this pilot episode. It’s not an amazing short, but it is cute. I liked the way they played with shadow, […]

WHV: Shinji Aramaki on "The Package" for "Halo Legends" 8 More Stills Released

Warner Home Video has issued a press release interview with Shinji Aramaki on “The Package,” the short film he directed for the upcoming Halo Legends anime anthology coming to DVD and Blu-ray on February 16, 2010. The famed director of Appleseed and Appleseed Ex Machina discusses the inspirations behind his short film, the sections he […]

Cool Stuff: Space Alone

Space Alone was created by Ilias Sounas, illustrator, designer and animator. In this short, we meet a space alien with one more day available in his quest to find life. There’s not a whole lot of actual animation in this, but the shots are well-framed, the backgrounds are gorgeous and the character designs are cheek-pinching […]

Word Balloon Interviews James Tucker & Michael Jelenic on "Batman: Brave & the Bold"

The Word Balloon podcast has interviewed James Tucker and Michael Jelenic, producers of Batman: The Brave and the Bold on Cartoon Network. Among other topics, the pair discuss their different backgrounds and approaches to comic book superheroes and briefly discuss some upcoming guest stars and plot lines on the show.

"Up", "Fantastic Mr. Fox" and "Coraline" Nominated at the BAFTAs

It has been announced that Up, Fantastic Mr. Fox and Coraline have been nominated for the Orange British Academy Film Awards in the Animated Film category. In addition, Up has been nominated for Original Screenplay, Music and Sound. Fantastic Mr. Fox has also been nominated for Music. The three nominees in the Short Animation category […]

"Phineas and Ferb" Marathon Slated for February 7, 2010, on Disney XD

Disney XD will be running a Phineas and Ferb marathon on Sunday, February 7, 2010, from 8:00 – 5:00 PM (Eastern/Pacific), highlighting Perry the Platypus (a.k.a. super secret superspy Agent P). Specific episodes were not announced, but guest stars are slated to include Jane Leeves, Corbin Bleu, Moises Arias, Jennifer Grey, Jennifer Stone and Cloris […]

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