Thursday, March 31, 2011

Lilo & Stitch Hawaiian Host Macadamia Nuts

Here's another food/animation mashup with the added bonus of having a Hawaiian theme.

New Winnie Poster

Is it just me or is this supposed to be reminiscent of the infamous JAWS poster?:

When I got the e-mail from Disney publicity informing that there were new Winnie the Pooh images available there was this curious addendum: "Also, images of Zooey Deschanel and her announcement in support of WINNIE THE POOH have been posted." So, here we go; Zooey with Tigger:

Click either image for a larger version. Over at Cartoon Brew they've posted a one-minute clip from the film. Opens July 15th at a theater near you. In fact, at theaters near lots of people.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Happiness Is A Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown (UPDATED)

I don't know why there isn't an official online trailer for this but at least we have a YouTube video somebody made by videoing their TV with their cellphone:

Comes out March 29th on home video, no television release.

UPDATED: Okay, so now there is an official trailer and it has different footage than the one seen above:

Hmm, looks like they even have obscure Peanuts fan favorite Shermy in there.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Mr. Popper's Penguins... not animated

On a complete fluke I ended up attending the funeral services for Disney legend Joe Grant back in the summer of 1995. When Roy Disney spoke at it he mentioned something about a project centered on penguins, apparently that originated from an idea of Joe's. I e-mailed Roy for clarification later on and he responded with the following:

Dear Christian - I was referring to a book called "Mister Popper's Penguins" (published in the 30s) which Joe and I - and others - always saw as a perfect half-live-half-animation project, but never quite got off the ground. It still ought to be made...ask Burny about it.

I never heard anymore about it (partly because I don't know how to contact Burny Mattinson) but an Entertainment Weekly from about two months ago said that the story is being made into a live action film starring Jim Carrey and real penguins:


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tim gets the Vincent treatment

Just received word from Wonder Motion Studios that they are making a short stop-motion film called Tim about a boy named Timothy Todd who longs to be like his horror hero Tim Burton in the same way that Vincent Malloy of Timothy Burton's short Vincent longs to be like horror legend Vincent Price. Fans of Vincent Price and Tim Burton will be delighted to know that Christopher Lee provides the narration for the short.

Here's a still from the movie:

The press release and an introductory video can be read and seen here.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

More DCA Renovation

Here's some more "Under Construction" boards up temporarily at Disney's California Adventure while they renovate. A lot of these showcase classic old-time Disney characters:




UP House Now Even More Real

In a prior entry I showed an inflatable that used to be stationed between Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure that was a replica of the famous house from Pixar's UP. It was kind of neat to see something like the "real thing" in person but the whole thing, house and balloons and all, was basically one big balloon.

But yesterday I found an article that shows an actual scale model of Carl Fredericksen's house with real helium-filled balloons blossoming out of its top as part of an experiment to recreate the spectacular scene from the film.

Read on here.

Green Lantern: Emerald Knights Trailer