Welcome to the “This Week in Animation” news round up, a summary of the biggest and best stories from The Rotoscopers news site and our partner site, Animated Views.
Animation Addicts Podcast:
Episode 36: Howl’s Moving Castle – Beast’s Moving Batcave
The whole Rotoscopers gang is back to review, discuss, analyze, think deeply and talk shallowly about this Miyazaki film!
‘The Little Mermaid’ Diamond Edition Officially Announced Disney finally reveals the official Blu-ray and DVD covers to the The Little Mermaid Diamond Edition, which will be released October 1, 2013. The bonus features are also discussed.
Roger Rabbit Pitching a Prequel and 3 Shorts
It’s been rumored for a while that there would be another Roger Roger film. Turns out, we’ll be getting two new films: a prequel and sequel, in addition to three new shorts.
Disney At CinemaCon: The Animation Roundup
CinemaCon, on of the biggest movie conventions in the US, was held this past week in Las Vegas. As expected, Disney, Pixar, and other animation studios revealed a lot of information about their upcoming films.
‘Monsters University’ Frats and Sororities Pictures Released Going along with its excellent marketing campaign, Pixar released photos of some of Monsters University’s fraternities and sororities called OOZMA KAPPA (OK), JAWS THETA CHI (JOX), SLUGMA SLUGMA KAPPA (EEK), ETA HISS HISS (HSS), ROAR OMEGA ROAR (RΩR) and PYTHON NU KAPPA (PNK).
Poster roundup: Free Birds, Despicable Me 2, Turbo, Smurfs 2 In more CinemaCon news, a batch of new animated movie posters and displays were released for Free Birds, Despicable Me 2, Turbo and Smurfs 2.
Britney Spears contributes song to Smurfs 2 Turns out that Britney Spears will be singing a song on the soundtrack for Smurfs 2. Spears’ two boys are big fans of the Smurfs and she says it’s going to be “smurftastic!”
[ART BOOK REVIEW] The Art of DreamWorks The Croods Morgan and Chelsea review the newest “art of” book The Art of DreamWorks The Croods. It’s definitely a must-own, so check this video our (or check out our written review).
[Disney Fan Q&A] You Asked for It! Part 3 The Rotoscopers asked YOU what you wanted to know about them and now they answer your questions! Morgan and Chelsea finish up this series of Q&A with you, the fans, and tell how they became friends!
[OPINION] What’s Your Take on Pixar Canada and DisneyToon?
Blake discusses the similarities and differences between Disney and Pixar’s other studios, DisneyToon Studios and Pixar Canada, respectively.
Hope everyone has a great weekend! What was your favorite story this week?