The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS) will honor the great June Foray, the undisputed First Lady of Voice Acting, with the lifetime Governors Award at this year’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards show on September 15th.
Monthly Archives: August 2013
Fall 2013 Animated Movie Preview
While it’s been a busy summer at the movies, particularly for animation fans, the Hollywood studios aren’t stopping with the animated feature film releases now that fall is upon us. Here are the big three animated movies (and one live action) to look forward to this upcoming season.
Disney to Distribute ‘The Wind Rises’
The Walt Disney Studios has announced that it will be the U.S. distributor for Studio Ghibli’s latest film The Wind Rises. No opening date has been announced. The film will make its North American debut at the Toronto International Film Festival next month.
New Releases – Week of Tuesday August 27, 2013
Hey there, film fans! This week’s animation related releases are a bit light, but definitely don’t lack any sentimentality! This week’s featured release is The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.
‘Disney Animated’ App for iPad: Get It!
Walt Disney Animation Studios in partnership with UK-based digital publisher Touch Press have recently released a beautiful new tablet app called Disney Animated. Made exclusively for the Apple iPad and available for purchase in the iTunes App Store for $13.99, Disney Animated contains a treasure trove of art, history and magic from the animation studio that Walt built.
UPDATE: Bob Peterson No Longer Directing ‘The Good Dinosaur’
We’ve read on the excellent (and well-sourced) Blue Sky Disney blog that Bob Peterson is no longer the director of Pixar’s feature film The Good Dinosaur.
Summer 2013: Animation Over-Saturation?
What a summer it’s been for animated movies. Starting with the late March release of DreamWorks’ The Croods and ending with the August release of Disneytoon Studios’ Planes, there have been six big budget animated films released from most of the major Hollywood animation studios along with one direct-to-video release which was put in theaters first. With so many animated films to choose from, not all films performed equally at the box office and in the hearts and minds of the movie going public.
‘Bigfoot’ Animated Series Gets Pilot Order
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (This Is the End) have received an order from FX Networks for the pilot of their new animated series Bigfoot. The animated comedy series is based on the graphic novels by Graham Roumieu (In Me Own Words, Me Write Book, and I Not Dead) which portray Bigfoot as a “bipolar, hopeless romantic” everyman that “lacks the ability to properly express himself, living in both the human and animal world…but not quite fitting in to either one.”
Sean Connery Resurfaces in ‘Sir Billi’, Release Date Confirmed
Legendary Scottish actor, Sir Sean Connery, best known as the first cinematic James Bond, stepped away from acting in 2003 after producing and starring in the Warner Bros. flop, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Connery virtually disappeared from the limelight, calling his self-imposed exile a “retirement.”
‘Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel’ Gets Marvelous Ratings
Disney Channel has another reason to be happy—It’s reported that their Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel special which aired last Friday, August 16 has earned the series’ highest numbers in over six months.