‘Maya’ Flies, ‘Strange Magic’ Casts Spell on Disc

A pair of under-the-radar animated features make this an interesting week for home video releases. First, is Maya the Bee Movie (Shout! Factory; $24.97, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and ... Continue Reading →

Hitting a High Note

Lucasfilm digs into the details in forging its own take on the musical animated fairy-tale with Strange Magic. If Strange ... Continue Reading →

Lucasfilm’s ‘Strange Magic’ Gets a Trailer

There’s now a trailer for the just-announced Lucasfilm animated feature Strange Magic, due in theaters Jan. 23. The feature is described as a madcap fairy-tale musical inspired ... Continue Reading →

Touchstone Enchanted by Lucasfilm’s ‘Strange Magic’

Lucasfilm has announced that Touchstone Pictures will be releasing its new CG-animated feature Strange Magic to theaters January 23, 2015. The musical fantasy adventure is inspired ... Continue Reading →
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Lawrence Kasdan to Write New ‘Star Wars’ Script

Even Oscar-winning in-demand writers like Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3, Little Miss Sunshine) can be at the mercy of the whims and changes of studios and projects. It was just announced ... Continue Reading →

An Interview From Abroad with Brenda Chapman

Academy Award winning writer and director Brenda Chapman recently gave a masterclass at the Verdens Beste Children’s Film Festival in Tromso, Norway, meeting professionals from the ... Continue Reading →

‘Poppy Hill’ Opens in N.Y. on Friday

Goro Miyazaki’s acclaimed 2D animated feature From Up on Poppy Hill (Kokuriko-Zaka Kara) will begin its New York run this Friday, thanks to indie studio GKIDS. The film was the top-earning ... Continue Reading →

Voices Set for ‘Poppy Hill’

Indie distributor GKIDS has announced its English language voice cast picks for the North American release of Studio Ghibli’s From Up on Poppy Hill, Variety reports. The red carpet-worthy ... Continue Reading →

Tartakovsky to Present ‘Transylvania’ Footage at VIEW

VIEW Conference has announced that award-winning animation guru Genndy Tartakovsky of Dexter’s Laboratory fame will present exclusive footage from his feature film debut, Sony’s ... Continue Reading →

‘Arrietty’ and More Secrets Revealed on DVD

The endless font of Japanese animated goodness spews forth on DVD shelves this week! The can’t-pass-up offering today is Disney’s North American version of Studio Ghibli’s The ... Continue Reading →