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"The Princess and the Frog": The Beignets and the Bogged-Down

Everyone knows the story of the frog prince. A prince was turned into a frog, and it took a kiss by a princess to turn him back to human. Disney has turned the classic fairy tale on its tail (as well as moved it to New Orleans) by having the kiss turn the princess into […]

Cool Stuff: A Short Love Story

Today we have a really gorgeous short called, A Short Love Story. A young girl doodles on a page by her desk. After a short glance towards the boy across from her, she begins to daydream of a life together. Birds flutter off of the drawing on her desk to start an amazing visual sequence.  […]

What's Wrong with Disney Feature Animation? - Part 2

Continued from Part 1 of What’s Wrong with Disney Feature Animation? MERCHANDISE VS. MEDIA The 1990′s and 2000′s saw a massive rise in Disney’s merchandising efforts, such as the extremely successful launch of the Disney Princesses franchise itself. One might even argue that Disney is now essentially a merchandising company that makes its own media, rather than a […]

"Tinker Bell & the Great Fairy Rescue" Available Sept 21, 2010; New Stills & Video

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has announced that Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue will be available on DVD, Blu-ray combo pack, and download on September 21, 2010. Three new stills have been released from the movie, along with new video clip. Click on any of the photos below to enlarge: The official trailer […]

Disney Releases Interview with Ron Clements & John Musker on "Princess & the Frog"

In conjunction with the release of The Princess and the Frog on DVD and Blu-ray disc, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released the following press release interview with Ron Clements and John Musker, directors of The Princess and the Frog as well as many of Disney’s recent animated classics such as The Little Mermaid […]

New Video Clip and Still from "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" Episode "Senate Murders"

Lucasfilm and Cartoon Network have released the following video clip from the upcoming new episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, “Senate Murders.” “Senate Murders” premieres on Friday, March 19, 2010, at 9:00 PM (Eastern/Pacific). The full press release follows with full details and commentary from Catherine Taber, voice actor for Senator Padmé Amidala. Padmé […]

What's Wrong with Disney Feature Animation? - Part 1

“There is always an easy solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.” – H.L. Mencken What’s wrong with Walt Disney Feature Animation? The Princess and the Frog‘s $24.2 million opening weekend and $104 million total box office take (which comes $1 million short of covering its production costs) was a major box-office […]

Cool Stuff: Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty

Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty from Darragh O’Connell on Vimeo. One of the nominees for the 2010 Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. Based on a character from Kathleen O’Rourke’s comedy show. Center on Granny O’Rourke’s very self-centered and funny take of the “Sleeping Beauty” story as she reads it to her granddaughter. Produced by […]

Disney Releases Bonus Video Clips from "Princess and the Frog" DVD/Blu-ray

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released several clips and videos from the upcoming DVD and Blu-ray release of The Princess and the Frog. PRINCESS KISS MONTAGE MUSIC OF NEW ORLEANS (Bonus Feature) FEATURETTE: THE RETURN TO THE ANIMATED MUSICAL (Bonus Feature) WDSHE has also released the following “Fun Facts” about the movie: FUN FACTS […]

Cool Stuff: Alarm

In Alarm, a man’s alarm clock wakes him every time he dozes off. He, much to my delight, inflicts violence upon the source of the ringing. This is a cute short, directed by Moo-hyun Jang of Team Mesai. The animation is pretty smooth. I enjoyed the character design. There’s not really all that much of a point […]

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