Introducing our weekly animation news roundup! Each week, we will post a summary of the biggest and best stories from The Rotoscopers news site and our partner site, Animated Views.
Reviews & Screenings:
Thoughts from The ‘Planes’ Test Screening Morgan and Chelsea (and Steven) got to attend a test screening of Disney Toon Studios upcoming theatrical release Planes! In this mini-review, Morgan gives her honest, spoiler-free opinion on the film. And here’s a hint: it’s actually pretty good!
Animation Addicts Podcast:
Episode 34: Toy Story 2 – British Invasion The Rotoscopers are excited to bring on their first official guest host William Jardine from A113Animation.com! Join in for a rip-roaring discussion of Pixar’s first sequel Toy Story 2.
Full Cast Announced For ‘Planes’ + New Character Posters Disney is really pushing their upcoming Cars spinoff, Planes. This week, it released a fresh set of character posters for the film, as well as announcing much of the high-flying voice cast for the film.
‘Turkeys’ Title Changed To ‘Free Birds’ This year’s upcoming Thanksgiving-themed CGI animated film, formerly titled “Turkeys” now has a new title. The movie will now be known as Free Birds.
Walt Disney Animation Studios Welcomes Reindeer For ‘Frozen’ Walt Disney Animation Studios animators had a furry friend visit the studio in the midst or working on their upcoming film Frozen. A reindeer visited the studio to serve as reference for the reindeer character in the film, Sven.
New ‘Epic’ posters While the final trailer for Blue Sky Studios’ Epic has been released, the studio is still releasing new posters for the film. Two new posters have surfaced.
DreamWorks stock goes up and investors gain hope Despite recent financial difficulties resulting in the downsizing of employees, DreamWorks Animation’s stock rose after The Croods dominated the weekend box office.
Jackman scores ‘Turbo’ Henry Jackman, composer of animated films such as Puss in Boots and Monsters vs Aliens is reported to score DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming summer release, Turbo.
[ROTOSCOPERS FAN Q&A] You Asked for It! Part 1 Morgan and Chelsea answer fan questions that were asked on The Rotoscopers YouTube channel. Check it out for all the fun!
Are We In A New Disney Renaissance? Our writer Gary Wright chimes in with his very first opinion piece, and we must say, he makes a very sound argument. He discuses Disney’s latest releases over the past few years and compares them to Disney’s first renaissance. Also, it’s one of the most commented articles this week!
Why Animated Movies Are So Good Our Pixar writer, Pablo Ruiz, explain why animated movies are just so darn appealing and great.