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LAIKA Brings "ParaNorman" to San Diego Comic Con International 2012

by Ed Liuon July 6, 2012
LAIKA Animation Studios will be coming to San Diego Comic Con International 2012 to show off their latest film ParaNorman, which is coming to theaters on August 17, 2012. On Friday the 13th of July, a panel dedicated to ParaNorman will be held in Hall H, featuring actors Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse; […]

Shock Till You Drop Visits Laika Animation for "ParaNorman" Set Visit, Director's Interview

by Ed Liuon May 14, 2012
Shock Till You Drop has posted a report of their visit to Laika Animation Studios’ ParaNorman set, and also posting an interview with the film’s directors Chris Butler and Sam Fell. The set visit reveals how they met Laika CEO Travis Knight animating a scene for the movie, how the stop-motion puppets in the movie […]

"DC Nation" Clips and Stills for May 5, 2012: "World's Funnest," "Animal Man", "Green Lantern: TAS", "Young Justice"

by Ed Liuon May 3, 2012
Warner Bros. Animation has released the following clips and stills from this weekend’s DC Nation animation block, starting at 10:00 AM (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network this Saturday, May 5, 2012. Click on any thumbnail to enlarge the still. DC NATION SHORTS “World’s Funnest” (Movie native size: 1920 x 1080) – click “full-screen” icon in lower-right […]

LA Times on "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" and 2012's Stop-Motion Animated Offerings

by Ed Liuon April 27, 2012
The Los Angeles Times has taken a look at Sony/Aardman’s The Pirates! Band of Misfits, which is the first of three stop-motion animated films set for release this year from major studios (the other two being ParaNorman, a zombie comedy from Laika, and Frankenweenie, from director Tim Burton and Disney). The article emphasizes the painstaking […]

DC Nation Clips & Stills for April 14, 2012: "DC World's Funnest," "Green Lantern," "Young Justice"

by Ed Liuon April 14, 2012
Warner Bros. Animation has released the following new video clips and stills from the newest episodes on the DC Nation programming block, premiering on Saturday, April 14, 2012, and beginning at 10:00 AM (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network. DC NATION SHORTS “DC World’s Funnest” from Aardman Studios (Movie native size: 1920 x 1080) – click “full-screen” […]

"Wallace & Gromit's World of Invention" Blu-ray is Cracking Good Science Fun

by Ed Liuon March 23, 2012
The bad news about Wallace & Gromit’s World of Invention from an animation fan’s perspective is that Aardman’s famous stop-motion duo don’t get all that much screen time in each of the six 30-minute episodes of the series. The good news is that their gags and asides are as funny and entertaining as they ever […]

Looney Tunes Gets New Master Toy Licensee

by Maxie Zeuson February 14, 2012
The Looney Tunes crew will be getting a new product line of plushies, figures, playsets and vehicles, Animation Magazine reports. Warner Bros. Consumer Products has tapped The Bridge Direct, Inc., as the master toy licensee for the character set. The line will roll out later this year.

Two Looney Tunes DVDs Coming in March

by Dr. Daedaluson January 11, 2012
Two new Looney Tunes DVDs will debut on 3/6/12: “Looney Tunes Unleashed”, which contains the following shorts: * “Apes of Wrath” (1959, Freleng) * “Stork Naked” (1955, Freleng) * “Bad Ol’ Putty Tat” (1949, Freleng) and “Looney Tunes: The Best of Bugs Bunny”, which contains: * “The Million Hare” (1963, McKimson) * “Napoleon Bunny-Part” (1956, […]

"GREAT SNAKES!" Steven Spielberg Returns to His Roots with "The Adventures of Tintin"

by Jeffrey Harrison December 21, 2011
When viewing a film, it is always best to leave one’s personal preferences and biases outside the theater. In my case, with The Adventures of Tintin, it’s a dislike of computer-generated motion-capture features. The issue is not necessarily the technology, but rather Hollywood filmmakers use of the technology to create “realistic” looking figures while often […]

NYCC2011: Classic Warner Brothers/Hanna-Barbera Blu-ray Panel Report

by darkdetectiveon October 17, 2011
Will Friedwald began talking about the various kinds of music one can hear in Looney Tunes shorts, from classical to jazz. Ford compared Carl Stalling, the composer of the scores one hears in Looney Tunes shorts, to Stravinsky. Levy explained that Looney Tunes was Warner Brothers’ answer to Disney. The music moves at such a […]