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A chilly period in history provided material for the hit CG feature Ice Age. Now Twentieth Century Fox Animation, Blue Sky Studios and director Chris Wedge are apparently looking to cool children’s literature for their next 3D feature. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox Animation has optioned rights to Wainscott [...]
As far away from animated shorts as his fortunes and interests would take him, Disney would always keep Mickey front and center. When Walt went high brow with Fantasia, Mickey was there to help ground the project. When Disney went to television, he gave Mickey his own show. And when [...]
The Oscar race for Best Animated Feature has begun as The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today released the list of 11 eligible films. Like Stuart Little 2 before it, the live-action/animation mix Looney Tunes: Back in Action made it to the list. However, this year the real [...]
G.I. Joe, Barbie, Bionicle” some toys are naturals for TV and film. But Slinky? That springy thing that “walks” down stairs? That’s right, one of the world’s most simple and enduring toys is set to make its multi-media debut. H2V Kids, a new division of Montreal-based H2V Ent., and partner [...]
Mickey Mouse was the original cartoon superstar. But as the 1930s moved on, Mickey’s circle of friends grew’and their subsequent popularity began to eclipse the Mouse’s appeal. Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Pluto, The Three Little Pigs’and especially Donald Duck’became Disney headliners during the Depression years. And although the undertaking of the [...]
An animated cartoon, carefully synchronized with music and sound effects, and entitled Steamboat Willie, made its debut at a New York theater on November 18, 1928–75 years ago today. It was the Colony Theater on Broadway, when sound films were still a novelty. Animated cartoons themselves were a still a [...]
This week Animation Magazine is celebrating the 75th Birthday of the most famous animated character ever–Mickey Mouse. Because we all owe so much to this special little guy we thought you might want to send him–via Roy Disney of course!– a little greeting of your own. Please tell Roy exactly [...]
The weekend box office held a lot of surprises as New Line’s Will Ferrell comedy Elf jumped to No. 1 in its second week, outdoing the big-budget newcomer Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. Another unexpected turn was Warner Bros.’ Looney Tunes: Back in Action debuting in [...]
The Spanish animated feature Dragon Hill is currently in theatrical release in the Netherlands where it is outperforming distributor expectations. The 2D cartoon produced by Milímetros has pulled US$608.000 since opening on less than 100 screens on Oct. 9. In its second week of release, Dragon Hill took forth place [...]
Bugs, Daffy, Elmer, Wile E. Coyote and the rest of the gang make their highly anticipated return to the big screen as Warner Bros.’ Looney Tunes: Back in Action debuts across North America today. The mix of live action and animation will challenge New Line’s Elf and Disney’s Brother Bear [...]