Monthly Archives: July 2009

Epic Mickey

Game site 1Up.com is reporting on an ambitious new “steampunk” Mickey Mouse game in development, codenamed Epic Mickey. Warren Spector (video game superstar behind System Shock, Deus Ex) and Disney’s Junction Point Studios are working on this secret project, in development for Nintendo’s Wii. Artists Tony Pulham, Gary Glover and Fred Gambino are said to […]

New Disney Strike footage

The folks at the John Basmajian Collection have just unearthed – and posted – a reel of rare 8mm film footage of the infamous 1941 Disney animators strike. This is new stuff and incredibly rare. They even did a nice job of adding sound effects to bring it to life. Tom Sito points out, when […]

Ice Age 3 climbs charts

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs continues its steady climbing of the box office charts since its release 4 weeks ago, most impressively so overseas. According to Box Office Mojo, the film has grossed $174 million domestically so far and $676 million worldwide. Those numbers make it the: • #5 Highest grossing animated film worldwide […]

Why is Foghorn Leghorn Racist?

How did we ever manage to answer these burning animation history questions before the existence of Yahoo! Answers?

Up floats overseas

Two months after its domestic launch, Disney/Pixar’s Up is heading to several major overseas markets this weekend including France, South Korea, Spain and Taiwan with an additional 1,200 locations, reports Variety. With a domestic gross of $283 million while foreign cume at $56 million from Russia and Latin America, Up has been the best or […]

Looney Tunes: Spotlight Collection Vol 7 DVD in October

DVDActive reports that Warner Home Video has announced Looney Tunes: Spotlight Collection Vol. 7 on 13th October. The 2-disc package will includes 26 cartoon classics from the series. Further details on the release are awaited.

The Lorax to be a 3D feature

Variety reports that Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment are teaming up to adapt the Dr. Seuss’ green themed book The Lorax into a 3-D CG animated feature. Co-directed by Chris Renaud and Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio, with Paul & Daurio writing the script, The Lorax is targeted for a March 2, 2012 release, which […]

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs to get 3D IMAX release

ComingSoon reports that Sony Pictures’ Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs will hit 3D IMAX theaters on September 18 in addition to conventional theaters. Written and directed by Chris Miller and Phil Lord, the movie features voices of Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Bruce Campbell, Andy Samberg, Mr. T and Tracy Morgan.

Toy Story/Toy Story 2 in 3-D double feature teaser now online

Collider shares a teaser trailer for the upcoming 3-D releases of Pixar’s Toy Story and Toy Story 2. Both films, in their new and improved 3D versions, will hit theatres on a double bill for two weeks only, starting October 2nd.

Lorax and Nimh going CG

What hath Disney’s G-Force wrought? Thanks to its huge opening weekend box office gross, Paramount is fighting back with the Rats of Nimh. Neil Burger, who wrote The Illusionist and is currently working on The Bride of Frankenstein for Universal, is turning his attention to a CG re-do of Don Bluth’s The Secret of NIMH, […]