Monthly Archives: October 2013

Animation Addicts Podcast #51: Corpse Bride – Studio Jiggling

Learn more about The Rotoscopers! The fans voted and for this year’s annual Rotoscopers spook-tacular, they dive into the macabre world of Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride. Highlights: • News: Demi Lovato version of Let It Go from Frozen; • Visit our friends over at TraditionalAnimation.com. Their facebook page is a great resource and has exploded […]

Director Jimmy Hayward talks turkeys of Free Birds

“The film you are about to see is entirely fictional and is in no way supposed to represent real historical events. Except for the talking turkeys. They’re totally real.” With that opening disclaimer, Free Birds sets the tone for its following 91 minutes. Much of the movie takes place days before the first Thanksgiving in […]

Happy 75th Birthday, Ralph Bakshi!

Happy birthday to the animation world’s favorite badass, Ralph Bakshi, who turns 75 today. To celebrate, read this or this, watch this, and of course, drop by his official website.

NFB Presents Get Animated!, An Online Showcase of Free Shorts

Yesterday, in honor of International Animation Day, the National Film Board of Canada launched a month-long online showcase of animated shorts called Get Animated! This is the seventh edition of the annual festival, but the first year that the NFB is presenting all of the films online. The collection of shorts will remain online through […]

“Risehigh” by Adam Wells

Risehigh follows the elevator ascent of one man to the top floor of a concrete block. The film is about loneliness and where dreams come from. Download the soundtrack and alternative endings from Adam Wells’ website. CREDITS Director: Adam Wells Music: Damion Sheppard Sound Design: Brendan J. Hogan

Here comes Captain Underpants from DreamWorks Animation

Dav Pilkey’s children’s book hero Captain Underpants is set to make his big screen debut courtesy of DreamWorks Animation, THR is reporting. The Muppets and Muppets Most Wanted director Nicolas Stoller is writing the screenplay, with DreamWorks Animation veteran Rob Letterman in the director’s chair. For those unfamiliar with the character, the storyline of Captain Underpants centers […]

“Planes: Fire & Rescue” Teaser Trailer

Here is the teaser for Planes: Fire & Rescue produced by DisneyToon Studios and India’s Prana Studios. The film is directed by Disney TV veteran Roberts Gannaway (101 Dalmatians: The Series, Mickey Mouse Works, House of Mouse) and produced by Ferrell Barron. Planes: Fire & Rescue will premiere into U.S. theaters on July 18, 2014: […]

The Simpsons’ Marcia Wallace passes away

Sad news for Simpsons fans everywhere hit the internet last week as it was revealed that Marcia Wallace–the voice of Bart’s school teacher, Edna Krabappel–had passed away. Deadline has the story that says that she died from complications of a long battle with breast cancer, while also providing an official press statement from Simpsons executive producer Al […]

New Muppets Most Wanted poster

The first one sheet for Muppets Most Wanted has been revealed over at EW.com. The upcoming sequel features Kermit on the run from the law after a criminal mastermind who looks just like him bursts onto the scene. Also starring Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, and Tina Fey, Muppets Most Wanted comes to the big screen […]

First trailer for Planes: Fire and Rescue (already) now online

The first Planes hasn’t even come to DVD yet, but that hasn’t stopped Disney from starting their marketing campaign for next year’s sequel. MovieFone has the first trailer for Planes: Fire and Rescue, which sees Dusty leaving the world of racing in order to become a firefighter. Following the $200 million the original made worldwide, […]