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Monthly Archives: March 2011
As the baby boom commences, and with the delivery service overworked, Porky and Daffy are placed in charge of a baby factory, where they help the stork keep up… until an unidentified egg comes off the assembly line.
Due to the incredibly poor performance of “Mars Needs Moms” at the box office, Disney is pulling out from Robert Zemeckis’ next planned motion capture project Yellow Submarine. Industry insiders are seeing this as a repudiation of Zemeckis’ motion-capture style of animation, and Disney closing the book on any further productions using the technique.
Disney said that “despite the ongoing tragic conditions,” it proceeded with its opening of “Tangled” at 370 screens in Japan this past weekend.
Largely because of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami, the overseas box office fell by 60% from the same weekend last year.
Producer and engineer Stan Ross, co-founder of Hollywood’s iconic Gold Star Recording Studio and the music recordist and mixer for the 1972 movie Snoopy, Come Home, died Friday in Burbank, California. He was 82.
Ross died at Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center of complications following surgery, his family said.
Theodore Ushev’s “Lipsett Diaries” (“Les journaux de Lipsett”), won the award for best animated film at Quebec’s 13th annual Jutra Awards.
The annual celebration of Quebec film’s industry was held Sunday night at Théâtre St-Denis in Montreal.
While the Parr family was out saving the world from Syndrome, this short looks at the wild times at home between Jack-Jack and his baby-sitter Kari.
For his work portraying Boots in Nickelodeon’s “Dora The Explorer,” Regan Mizrahi received the Young Artist Award on Sunday night in the category of Best Young Actor in a Voice-Over Role.
Moviegoers didn’t need Walt Disney Studios’ “Mars Needs Moms” over the weekend — not on this planet, anyway.
Despite a massive $150 million budget, the animated film opened to only $6.8 million, putting it in fifth place at the North American box office.
Mickey wants to take Minnie to a dance, but Pete’s flashy car beats Mickey’s horse-drawn wagon as her transportation of choice. At the dance, Mickey uses some balloons to make himself light on his feet…
The former president of now-defunct animation company Cinar was released Friday on $140,000 bail after being charged in connection with an alleged $120 million fraud.
Elmo (the Hick) gets all slicked up and arrives at his girl’s house in the city by hubcap. He catches Blackie (the Slick) kissing Daisy Lou (the Chick), and he starts a competition with Blackie for Daisy’s affection. Elmo brings in a handful of flowers; Blackie brings in a florist’s shop full. Elmo plays the jaw harp; Blackie plays a piano concerto. Blackie then punches Elmo across the street.
Roger Rabbit is left to care for Baby Herman in Yellowstone National Park. When Baby Herman’s curiosity gets the better of him, Roger is plunged into all sorts of zany adventures. He upsets a beehive, meets a tree-hungry beaver, and has several misadventures…
Movie night! And it is my weekly trip to the local cinema with tonight’s offering the animated flick Rango. I had seen the promos for some time and found they gave no real indication of this movie at all. They are somewhat misleading, but in an unusual way in that Rango is far from just another animated film.
The feeling you get from the promos is that this is animation primarily aimed a younger audience but which adults would enjoy to. It is the norm with animated films today. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. Rango is animation for adults and if adults take kiddies along so be it. Bums on seats equates to more bucks so a film makers aren’t going to cut out a potential market by pushing it as solely adult orientated. I have consistently stated throughout my movie watching life that animation isn’t solely the domain of children and have tried hard in breaking down this barrier of ignorance within adults. If Rango doesn’t finally get through to adults then I sadly fail to wonder what ever will.
[/caption]The former president of now-defunct animation company Cinar gave himself up to police late Thursday night at Montreal’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau airport, one week after the Quebec provincial police issued a warrant for his arrest.
Ronald Weinberg is scheduled to appear in court today (Friday).