Video Forecast: Cloudy, Mighty Mouse, Super Friends

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (Sony, $28.96 DVD, $34.95 special edition two-disc DVD, $39.99 Blu-ray and DVD) arrives as the week’s major release. The movie, whose success ... Continue Reading →

Animated Gervais Debuts Feb. 19 on HBO

He’s been the worst boss ever on The Office and a face in the on-set crowd in Extras, and now ‘ right after hosting the Golden Globes ceremony ‘ Ricky Gervais is getting ... Continue Reading →

Disney Buys Stake in Stan Lee’s POW!

In the public perception, Marvel and Stan Lee are one and the same. And now that Disney’s completed its merger with the comic-book company it’s also cutting a new deal with ... Continue Reading →

National Critics Honor Mr. Fox Production Design

The Hurt Locker dominated the year-end honors from the National Society of Film Critics, but the group still gave a nod to animation with an unusual nomination for Fantastic Mr. Fox. The ... Continue Reading →

Avatar Soars to the Top Worldwide

Avatar easily held onto to its box office crown in the first weekend of the New Year, kicking off 2010 by carrying on the record-setting pace set last year. The overall box office take ... Continue Reading →

Marvel Shareholders Approve Disney Merger

Marvel and Disney made it official, as Marvel shareholders approved on Dec. 31 the details of the companies’ merger. The deal means Marvel is now officially a wholly owned subsidiary ... Continue Reading →

Muppets, Nemo Added to National Film Registry

Kermit the Frog and the early animation innovations of Winsor McCay have been added to the National Film Registry in the annual induction of 25 films identified by the Library of Congress ... Continue Reading →

Voice of Top Cat Arnold Stang Dies

Actor Arnold Stang, whose memorable voice work as Top Cat on the 1960s animated series stands out amid a career that began in the 1940s, has died at the age of 91. Stang, who died of ... Continue Reading →

Def Leppard Plans Animated TV Series

Fans always knew Def Leppard through ‘Love Bites,’ but soon the world may know that they also think cartoons rock. The British metal rock band is developing its own animated ... Continue Reading →

Chorion Develops Beatrix Potter Animated Series

Beatrix Potter’s children’s classic Peter Rabbit is set to star in a new animated series under a new deal struck between publisher Frederick Warne and Chorion. The series ... Continue Reading →