We’re stoked about the news that Warner Bros. is screening a “signature edition” (aka special edition) of their 1999 animated classic The Iron Giant in theaters this fall and that a new Digital HD release of the film is on the way, too. Two new scenes have been added to this new “signature edition” print.
Today marks ten years since the release of a film that is not only a phenomenal accomplishment in the realm of animation, but is perhaps the greatest superhero movie of all time. Too much? Not even close! The story Brad Bird developed has profundity effervescing from practically every line of dialogue. The film’s messages against praising mediocrity and of promoting heroism, duty and family resound as relevant and revivifying in our squishy, politically correct world. I could go on for two and a half years about how much I think of this film, but I may lose a few of you in my philosophical musings along the way. You got me monologuing!
When Disney announced most recently their upcoming animation slate through 2018 for both Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, there were multiple release dates with “untitled” films attached to them. Courtesy of the fantastic Disney blog Blue Sky Disney, we have some information about what the upcoming films from Walt Disney Animation Studios most likely will be.
Scorch me, baby! Straight from Planet Baab all the way to the Dark Planet itself, we’re back with another episode.
Marc and Matt interview Cal Brunker the writer/director of Rainmaker Entertainment’s Escape from Planet Earth. They discuss Cal’s introduction into the world of animation, what it’s like working at different animation studios, and the zombie version of Gary Supernova.
Also discussed: review of Dreamworks’ The Croods, new trailers for Despicable Me 2 and Turbo, and whole slew of animation news.