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Monthly Archives: February 2011
Through A Lens Darkly: Helen suggests that Daria get contact lenses after a bad-driving lesson, which Daria eventually agrees upon. However, Daria finds the contact lenses extremely… (more)
Disney Animation’s “Tangled” reached top spot in Denmark, Norway, South Africa, Spain and Sweden over the weekend, collecting $12.1 million abroad to become the second-biggest picture at the overseas box office.
Second only to Black Swan, the Rapunzel adaptation was seen in 5,210 venues. It’s made $328 million in 52 countries abroad so far toward an international take of $522.1 million.
In Spain, the 3D film made $3.2 million in 612 locations for a total of $14.2 million over three weeks.
Outgrossing Pixar-Disney’s WALL-E ($521.3 million), it’s now the 18th-biggest animated film in movie history.
His age and place of death were not immediately available. He died from complications from a surgical procedure performed Monday evening, the Comic Book Resources site said.
Last year, Mania.com, a science fiction-fantasy site, put McDuffie in seventh place on its list of “10 Most Influential African Americans In Sci Fi.”
More at Big Cartoon Forum.
The Band Concert: ckey leads his band through a rendition of Rossini’s “The William Tell Overture” in the park. It starts off fine until peanut vendor Donald Duck disrupts the concert… (more)
We have posted the video for the next PIXAR sequel, Cars 2. To be honest, when I first heard the premise of Cars, I thought that might be the first PIXAR flop; boy, was I wrong. Based on this trailer, Cars will be a lot like its bigger brother, Toys Story; the sequels are better than the original.
Watch the trailer and see what you think!
Charlotte’s Web: Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table.… (more)
DreamWorks Animation’s “How To Train Your Dragon” picked up a trophy Sunday night at the Motion Picture Sound Editors’ Golden Reel Awards, defeating challengers Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, Tangled,The Illusionist and Toy Story 3.
How To Train Your Dragon won in the category of Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue and ADR in an Animation Feature Film.
“Toy Story 3″ was named best edited animated feature film — a category established just last year — at the 61st Annual ACE Eddie Awards.
Ken Schretzmann and director Lee Unkrich shared the honor Saturday at the Beverly Hilton.
Last year, another Pixar-Disney production, Up, won the Eddie for best edited animated film. It later won two Oscars, including best animated feature. Toy Story 3 is nominated for this year’s Academy Awards for best picture and best animated feature film.
Made in his mother’s spare room for the equivalent of $81 U.S., the stop-motion animated film Animal Beatbox won actor Damon Garneau the top prize Saturday at the world’s largest short film festival. “The film cost $80 — most of … Continue reading
It’s no bull: Fox Animation Studios has acquired the rights to the 1936 children’s book The Story of Ferdinand, by author Munro Leaf and illustrator Robert Lawson, with plans to make it a CGI feature film.
Carlos Saldanha, a director on all three Ice Age movies and the forthcoming Rio, appears to be developing the project to direct, New York Magazine reported Friday.
Two For The Zoo: Gabby and the head zookeeper at the Lilliput Zoo bring in a new kangaroo to the zoo. A delivery man pushes a crate… (more)
Studio Ghibli’s “Karigurashi no Arietti” (“The Borrower Arrietty”) was named best animation Friday at the 34th Japan Academy Prizes in Tokyo.
Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi and written by Hayao Miyazaki, Karigurashi No Arietti won over Keiichi Hara and Asention’s Colorful, Kôzô Kuzuha and Shinei Animation’s Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Ningyo Daikaisen, Yasuichiro Yamamoto and TMS Entertainment’s Detective Conan: The Lost Ship in The Sky, and Munehisa Sakai and Toei Animation’s One Piece Film Strong World. Continue reading
Young juries singled out the animated “Get Real!” and “Dimanche” for special mention at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival, which ends Sunday. Members of the Youth Jury Generation 14plus gave special mention to Get Real!, by Evert de Beijer. … Continue reading
Puss Gets The Boot: In close-up, Jerry the mouse runs from his opponent. The camera cuts back, and we see that Tom the cat (called Jasper in this film only) has already caught the mouse.… (more)
The Solid Tin Coyote: Wile E. Coyote creates a robotic coyote to catch his foe.
CotD: 1966’s “The Solid Tin Coyote” was one of those shorts that make you sad when you remember how good Road Runner Cartoons could be.