Weekend Choices Include Shorts, Ponyo, Basterds

No new animated features are debuting this Friday, but Disney’s English-language version of Hayao Miyazaki’s Ponyo will enter its second week of release in 927 theaters ... Continue Reading →

MacFarlane Criticizes Pixar and DreamWorks Pics

You’ve got to admit it: Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane sure knows how to generate major press. Last week, he dropped the huge bombshell that Stewie Griffin was gay in a Playboy ... Continue Reading →

WALL’E Writers Up for Humanitas Prize

After winning almost every prize under the sun last year, WALL’E writers Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter and Jim Reardon are up for one more award in September. Stanton, Docter and ... Continue Reading →

Musashi Wows Critics in Locarno

Production I.G’s Musashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai has been receiving strong reviews since it debuted at the Locarno Film Festival recently. Produced by Tetsuya Kinoshita ... Continue Reading →

FX Orders 6 Episodes of Archer Toon

The FX Channel has officially picked up six episodes of a new half-hour animated comedy created by Adam Reed, co-creator of [adult swim]‘s Frisky Dingo and Sealab 2021. The toon ... Continue Reading →

Ardden Scares Up New Casper Comic

It looks like Harvey Comics’ famous friendly ghost is ready for a big comeback. In conjunction with Casper’s 60th anniversary, Ardden Entertainment announced that it will ... Continue Reading →

Disney Legend Virginia Davis Dies at 90

We were saddened by the news that Virginia Davis, Walt Disney Studio’s first live-action star, passed away last Saturday at the age of 90. The star of Disney’s 13 popular ... Continue Reading →

Simpsons: Season 12, Pete’s Dragon: Perfect Summer Night DVD Picks

As we enter the final weeks of summer, there suddenly seems to be a wide variety of animated TV shows and features heading our way on DVD and Blu-ray. Yes, we realize that the third ... Continue Reading →

CG-Animated Abby Cadabby Gets Her Own Show

Popular Sesame Street character Abby Cadabby is getting her own show and a brand-new CG facelift. The new series is titled Abby’s Flying Fairy School and features characters designed ... Continue Reading →

Oobermind Signs Up Ferrell, Pitt and Hill

Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill have signed up to voice three of the main characters in DreamWorks Animation’s fall 2010 movie Oobermind. Ferrell replaces Robert Downey ... Continue Reading →