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Teaser Trailer and One Sheet for Focus/Laika's "The Boxtrolls" Released

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Focus Features has released the teaser trailer and one-sheet poster for The Boxtrolls, the new film from Laika (Coraline, ParaNorman) starring Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Elle Fanning, Jared Harris, Toni Collette, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan, and Simon Pegg. The movie is set for release on September 26, 2014. The official factsheet (including the […]

A Day in Mary Lynn Wissner's New York City Voiceover "Working Pros Workout"

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Voice acting industry pro Mary Lynn Wissner returned to the Big Apple at the beginning of June for a one-day seminar promising “The Working Pros Workout,” and that’s exactly what she delivered in an all-day session for voice-over actors of all levels of experience. One sure sign of her stature in the community were the […]

DreamWorks Animation and Netflix Sign Original Content Deal

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DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. has signed a multi-year deal with Netflix to provide 300 hours of original programming, with the first new shows set to premiere some time next year (one of which, Turbo F.A.S.T. based on the unreleased film Turbo, was announced in February this year). The new programming will be “inspired” by DreamWorks […]

Adam West and Burt Ward to Guest Star in "Futurama" Episode Premiering August 7, 2013

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ComicsAlliance.com has posted character design sheets for Adam West and Burt Ward’s upcoming guest appearance on Futurama, in an episode titled “Leela and the Genestalk” slated to premiere on Comedy Central on August 7, 2013. The stars of the 1966 Batman TV series will be playing themselves as most celebrities do in the animated comedy […]

Mike Mitchell Named to Direct DreamWorks' "Trolls"

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Mike Mitchell (Shrek Forever After, Sky High and Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked) has been named by DreamWorks to be the director of Trolls, a feature film based on the famous troll dolls with their trademark shocks of colorful hair. The screenplay is to be provided by Erica Rivinoja (South Park, Up All Night), with […]

PR: "Heavy Traffic" Blu-ray Coming July 16, 2013

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Ralph Bakshi’s Animated Masterpiece Comes to High Definition! HEAVY TRAFFIC Starring Joseph Kaufmann, Beverly Hope Atkinson, Frank DeKova ARRIVES ON BLU-RAY™ FOR THE FIRST TIME IN STORES NATIONWIDE ON JULY 16, 2013 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY Pre-order this collection today! From Ralph Bakshi, the legendary director of Fritz The Cat and The Lord Of The Rings […]

Review: Hey, Man, Let's Make a Blu-ray Deal with "Cheech and Chong's Animated Movie," Man

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Cheech and Chong’s Animated Movie comes on a solo Blu-ray disc — no combo pack or digital download here, unfortunately. Video and audio quality are solid, though not remarkable in terribly good or terribly bad ways. I was a little surprised to see that the movie comes with three feature-length commentary tracks: one by Cheech […]

Crowdfunding and the Future of Animation

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With the rise of Kickstarter, more and more people in the entertainment industry are turning to crowdfunding with the hope that the general public will be more receptive of their ideas than the executives that they usually work with. However, while it’s somewhat common to see a game developer or a movie director going it […]

Aardman and Studiocanal Team for "Shaun the Sheep" Movie

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Deadline.com reports that the UK’s Aardman Animation Studios and France’s Studiocanal have teamed for a Shaun the Sheep feature film, to be written and directed by Richard Starzak and Mark Burton. The movie is said to center on Shaun and his flock mounting a rescue mission into the big city to save their slightly oblivious […]

Review: "The Transformers: The Japanese Collection" Not in Mint Condition

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Three series, found deep within the back closets of Japan, have never before aired in America. Three series offer three widely-different takes on the eras of machine versus machine. Three series, each focusing on successive battles of Autobots and Decepticons, starring three different leaders, three different bad guys, three different gimmicks. The Transformers: The Japanese […]

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