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Disney returns to the basics with the terrific 2D movie Winnie the Pooh, which is inspired by five classic stories by A. A. Milne. In this day and age, when everyone is trying to jump on the 3-D, CG animation bandwagon, you’ve got to admire Disney for sticking to its [...]
To mark the fifth anniversary of the show, a new TV movie featuring the popular animated siblings premieres on Disney Channel and Disney XD in August. Fans of the hit animated series Phineas and Ferb are in for a mega treat this summer as Disney Channel premieres a special original [...]
Before you snap your spine picking up the official event guide for San Diego’s massive comics, animation and pop-culture event, take a quick glance at what the 41st edition has to offer this July 21-24. Awesome Anniversaries The show will be celebrating some key milestones in the comics world this [...]
Stevie Wermers-Skelton and Kevin Deters’ charming Ballad of Nessie brings a certain lake-dwelling Scottish monster to animated life. Here’s a lesson for animation students: Don’t forget about your favorite class projects after you graduate. That’s the take-away lesson from the story of how Stevie Wermers-Skelton’s CalArts project inspired this summer’s [...]
The name Arthur Davis may not be familiar to the casual toonhead, but not many artists had as long and productive a career in animation as Davis did. He started in animation in the 1920s at the Jefferson Film Corporation, which produced silent Mutt and Jeff cartoons. There he worked [...]
Can a one-two comedy punch topple the mighty Transformers where other films have failed? That’s the test of this weekend’s box office, as Michael Bay’s visual-effects extravaganza tests its legs after a huge six-day holiday opening. Based on the Hasbro toy line and 1980s animated TV series, Transformers: Dark of [...]
Robots, children’s titles and re-issues dominate this week’s animated home video releases. Up first is Transformers — The Japanese Collection: Headmasters (Shout! Factory, $29.96), offering a unique look into the original animated series that spawned the current box-office king feature film Transformers: Dark of the Moon. And if giant robots in [...]
We might need to roll out a new definition for blockbuster and call it Transformers: Dark of the Moon. The movie, based on the Hasbro toys and classic 1980s animated TV series, had an incredible debut at the box office, taking in $116 million in domestic ticket sales over the [...]
The fleeting glimpses to date of Disney-Pixar’s Brave have stirred up tremendous interest in the movie, which is due out next summer. We fully expect the trend to continue after seeing this new image from the film: Brave is due out June 22, 2012.
King of the Elves, an animated adaptation of a Philip K. Dick story that has been in development for years at Disney, is apparently on again. According to a report in Variety, the studio has hired Michael Markowitz to work on the script for the film, which is being overseen [...]