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Wreck-It Ralph’s Big Heart Lifts Disney Animation To Near Pixar Glory!

"WRECK-IT RALPH"   (Pictured) RALPH (voice of John C. Reilly) amongst other video game bad guys.  ©2012 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

Ralph is the destructive bad guy in an 8-bit arcade game that’s celebrating its 30th Anniversary. The problem is that he’s not happy with his role. Wreck-It Ralph is the story of his search for something better – and possibly the best video game movie ever.

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Frankenweenie–It’s Alive! It’s Alive!

While the trailers for Frankenweenie have been terrific, and all the press releases for it have noted that it’s a very personal project for Tim Burton, I think it will take seeing this making of featurette to really drive home how important the film is to him. Various cast and crew – including Martin Landau, Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara, Winona Ryder and Burton – talk about the film and its making.

Mars Needs Moms – Not Broccoli!

Disney’s Mars Needs Moms – opening Friday – is based on the book of the same name by Berke Breathed [Bloom County]. Its plot combines things that kids can relate to – like hating broccoli, and being an interplanetary adventurer – with amazing CG animation from Industrial Light & Magic. Check out the ‘No broccoli’ clip then follow the jump to the movie’s ‘Stay Cool’ Trailer.

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The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is Practically the Definition of Goofy Summer Fun!

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It’s that time of summer, again: Bruckheimer time. Instead of another National Treasure film, though, this time we’ve got The Sorcerer’s Apprentice – inspired by [and including an homage to] the Mickey Mouse/Sorcerer’s Apprentice short from Fantasia. It’s a loud, jam-packed, cheerily crazy piece of work that could spawn yet another franchise for Bruckheimer and star Nicolas Cage.

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Toy Story 3 Brightens Up a Bleak Cinematic Summer!

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Toy Story 3 is that most unusual of films: a second sequel that matches – or betters – its predecessors. The setting, as with Toy Stories 1 & 2, is the present – which means that Andy [John Morris] is about to head off to college. For Woody [Tom Hanks], Buzz [Time Allen] and the rest of his toys, this is a time for panic. Will they be thrown away? Stored in the attic? Donated to someone else?

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