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Monthly Archives: October 2011
CotD: Falling Hare” is a rare WB cartoon indeed; The only Bugs Bunny cartoon to fall through the cracks and lose its copyright protection.
DreamWorks Animation has obtained the rights to Dav Pilkey’s Captain Underpants book series, with plans to pursue a feature film adaptation for the big screen, the studio announced Thursday.
DWA development executive Damon Ross is overseeing the project at the studio.
“BirdBoy,” directed by Pedro Rovero and Alberto Vazquez of Spain, has won the Silver Hugo for Best Animated Short at the 44th Chicago International Film Festival.
In the 13-minute BirdBoy, a terrible industrial accident changes Little Dinki’s life forever. Now Dinki’s fate may ride on the wings of her eccentric friend Birdboy, a misfit who hides in the Dead Forest, lost in his fantasies… a beautiful, haunting tale told with stark, stylized animation based on a graphic novel.
CotD: The grand daddy of all Halloween specials, “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” first aired 45 years ago today (or, tonight rather!)
Laika Entertainment’s feature for next summer, ParaNorman, now has a pre-release poster. Due for release August 17, ParaNorman will be a stop-action film on the order of their last film, the highly acclaimed film adaption of Neil Gaiman’s Coraline.
“Tatsumi,” by Eric Khoo, was named Best Animated Film at the 44th annual Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival in Spain on Saturday.
The 98-minute film is a co-production of studios in Singapore and Indonesia. Khoo borrowed manga artist Yoshihiro Tatsumi’s autobiography, A Drifting Life, and five short stories to take the big leap from cartoon to the big screen.
CotD: Its that time of year and Bugs Bunny is celebrating the season in 1978’s “Bugs Bunny’s Howl-Oween Special”
“The Ugly Duckling” (“Gadkiy utyonok,” directed by Garri Bardin of Russia, received the Best Feature Film Award late Saturday at the sixth annual Anim’est Animation Film Festival in Bucharest
CotD: Spun off from PIXAR’s Cars film, “Mater And The Ghostlight” brought secondary character Tow Mater into the (lime) light
Vancouver-based Rainmaker Entertainment is joining forces with family entertainment producer Jane Startz on the development and production of two family-oriented animated feature films.
Utilizing Rainmaker’s extensive CGI talents, the two films — Tiger’s Apprentice, based on Newbury Honor winner Laurence Yep’s best-selling young adult novel of the same title, and Far Flung Adventures: Fergus Crane, based on the children’s fantasy tale written by Paul Stewart and illustrated by Chris Riddell (which was also the winner of the Nestle Children’s Book Prize) — will be produced by Startz and Rainmaker Entertainment president and executive producer Catherine Winder, who announced the two film projects Wednesday.
CotD: The first PIXAR film with human characters, “The Incredibles” was a wonderful mix of James Bond and PIXAR