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‘Green Lantern: First Flight’ Q&A with Screenwriter Alan Burnett

Four-time Emmy Award winner Alan Burnett takes on the role of screenwriter for Green Lantern: First Flight, the next DC Universe animated original PG-13 movie coming to DVD on July 28, 2009.

Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation are set to release the all-new Green Lantern: First Flight in a Blu-Ray edition, a special edition 2-disc DVD, and a single disc DVD. Warner Home Video will distribute the action-packed movie, which will also be available OnDemand and Pay-Per-View as well as available for download.

Burnett, the primary story editor for Warner Bros. Animation, took a little time to offer his views on his humbling beginnings in comics, the influences of Alfred Hitchcock and Woody Allen, and the simple one-line pitch behind the screenplay for the first-ever feature length Green Lantern film.

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05/27/2009 | DVD/Blu-ray, Interviews | Comments Off on ‘Green Lantern: First Flight’ Q&A with Screenwriter Alan Burnett

‘Green Lantern: First Flight’ Q&A with Actress Juliet Landau

Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation are set to release the all-new Green Lantern: First Flight on Blu-Ray, a special edition 2-disc DVD, and a single disc DVD. Warner Home Video will distribute the movie, which will also be available OnDemand and Pay-Per-View as well as available for download day and date, July 28, 2009.

Actress Juliet Landau, who fans may recognize from her appearances on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, voices the sultry alien Labella in Green Lantern: First Flight. She took a few minutes out of her busy schedule to chat about voiceover work, the development of her Green Lantern: First Flight character, and the ability to grow and create in the entertainment business.

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05/20/2009 | DVD/Blu-ray, Interviews | Comments Off on ‘Green Lantern: First Flight’ Q&A with Actress Juliet Landau

‘Green Lantern: First Flight’ Q&A with Director Lauren Montgomery

Fresh off Wonder Woman, Lauren Montgomery shifts gears to direct “Green Lantern: First Flight,” the fifth in the ongoing series of DC Universe animated original PG-13 movies.

Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation are set to release the all-new Green Lantern: First Flight on July 28, 2009. It will be available on Blu-ray Disc, DVD, OnDemand, Pay-Per-View and download.

Montgomery paused between recording sessions and storyboards to chat about the directorial learning curve, working with certain voiceover actors, and more.

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05/14/2009 | DVD/Blu-ray, Interviews | Comments Off on ‘Green Lantern: First Flight’ Q&A with Director Lauren Montgomery

Interview with Pixar’s Partly Cloudy director

The folks over at AWN had the opportunity to interview Peter Sohn, director of the new Pixar short film, “Partly Cloudy.” The short will play before Pixar’s upcoming feature “Up,” in theaters May 29. Peter Sohn was previously an animator/story artist on various Pixar films, including Ratatouille, The Incredibles and Finding Nemo.

AWN: Talk about the pitch and how it went from there.

Peter Sohn: The original pitch was just as I explained: There’s the world of storks that deliver babies, but where do they get these babies from? And my answer was obviously the clouds. And I had done some drawings of these cloud characters — taking some photos and Photoshopping eyes and a nose in and then having some birds all flocking up to the skies. I pitched this story of a smaller gray cloud that [lived below and] made some of the dangerous babies. And I showed John these images and he touched on one of them and said let’s start developing this one. And that was close to a year-and-a-half ago and it’s been a really interesting learning experience for me. Obviously, this is my first [short]. It really is like raising a baby. I felt very much like Gus during this thing — making something and wanting people to like it.

Read the rest of the interview at AWN.

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04/27/2009 | Films, Interviews | Comments Off on Interview with Pixar’s Partly Cloudy director

Weekly ‘Wonder Woman’ Q&A: Actress Keri Russell

Actress Keri Russell makes her animation debut as the voice of the title character in Wonder Woman, the next entry in the series of DC Universe animated original PG-13 movies arriving today (March 3) on DVD, Blu-ray, OnDemand, Pay-Per-View as well as available for download.

Following her first-ever voiceover recording for an animated film, as Wonder Woman, she chatted about the cool factor of owning an invisible jet, Halloween costumes of her youth, potential future Russell-Fillion co-starring roles, and a super hero supplies store.

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03/03/2009 | DVD/Blu-ray, Interviews | Comments Off on Weekly ‘Wonder Woman’ Q&A: Actress Keri Russell

Weekly ‘Wonder Woman’ Q&A: Actress Rosario Dawson

Actress Rosario Dawson provides the voice of Amazonian warrior Artemis in Wonder Woman, the next entry in the series of DC Universe animated original PG-13 movies due from Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation on March 3, 2009. Warner Home Video will distribute the all-new film, which will also be available OnDemand and Pay-Per-View as well as available for download day and date, March 3, 2009.

Rosario took some time to discuss her role in Wonder Woman, her adoration of Neil Gaiman, her love for anything in the comics realm, and much more.

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02/27/2009 | DVD/Blu-ray, Interviews | Comments Off on Weekly ‘Wonder Woman’ Q&A: Actress Rosario Dawson

Video interview with Henry Selick

Check out this interview with Henry Selick, the writer (adapted Neil Gaiman’s novel) and director of Coraline.

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02/07/2009 | Interviews | Comments Off on Video interview with Henry Selick

Video interview with Andrew Stanton

Check out this interview with Andrew Stanton, the writer and director of Wall-E and Finding Nemo.

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02/07/2009 | Interviews | Comments Off on Video interview with Andrew Stanton

Brad Bird talks 1906, Toy Story 3 and Iron Giant

The guys over at Latino Review had the chance to interview the great Brad Bird recently, and asked about his live-action film 1906, Toy Story 3 and the possibility of an Iron Giant theatrical re-release. Here’s a snippet of the interview:

Question: So do you see a lot of the other stuff that Pixar is working on, like Toy Story 3?

Brad Bird: Oh, absolutely. Michael Arndt, who wrote Little Miss Sunshine, wrote the script to it, so it’s going to be really great.

Question: How far along is it?

Brad Bird: It’s about ready to go into production. They’re just about They’re just about finished with Up, and the animators will regain their sense for a few weeks…

Head on over to Latino Review to read the entire interview.

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02/06/2009 | Films, Interviews | Comments Off on Brad Bird talks 1906, Toy Story 3 and Iron Giant

Interview: Neil Gaiman on ‘Coraline’

Silas Lesnick over at Collider had the wonderful opportunity to interview Neil Gaiman, author of Coraline, among many other notable works. The interview is quite enjoyable, covering everything from the upcoming Coraline movie to the rumors that he is writing an episode of “Doctor Who”. Below is a snippet from the interview:

Collider: [Coraline’s] story always reminded somewhat of “Alice in Wonderland”; […] Do you see the story as something that could stick around and have, over years and years, more adaptations?

Neil: I don’t know if, as an author, you’re ever allowed to ponder that. The joy for me with “Coraline” is watching the number of adaptations it’s already had and that it keeps getting. I mean, there’s been puppet theater. Places like Poland and Prague have been doing puppet versions of “Coraline”. There’s a musical version coming out in June with Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields and the Gothic Archies doing the music. Which all sounds 180 degrees from everything that Henry [Selick] did and still sounds amazing. Coraline is played by a large, 50 year-old lady. The Other Mother is a drag queen. It just sounds awesome.

Read the full interview over at Collider.

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02/02/2009 | Films, Interviews | Comments Off on Interview: Neil Gaiman on ‘Coraline’

Weekly ‘Wonder Woman’ Q&A: Actor Nathan Fillion

Nathan Fillion, star of Joss Whedon’s “Firefly” and “Serenity,” will do double duty this March as the title character in ABC’s “Castle” and the voice of Steve Trevor in “Wonder Woman,” the next entry in the series of DC Universe animated original PG-13 movies due from Warner Bros. Animation on March 3, 2009.

Fillion found time away from his upcoming series to chat about his tendency to play the anti-hero, an unrelenting Halo addiction, Canadian super heroes, and Keri Russell’s tiara.

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01/29/2009 | DVD/Blu-ray, Interviews | Comments Off on Weekly ‘Wonder Woman’ Q&A: Actor Nathan Fillion

Weekly ‘Wonder Woman’ Q&A: Actress Vicki Lewis

Vicki Lewis makes her second foray into the world of super heroes as Persephone, a key character among the Amazons in “Wonder Woman,” the next entry in the series of DC Universe animated original PG-13 movies.

Warner Home Video will release the all-new “Wonder Woman” on March 3, 2009 on DVD, Blu-ray Disc, OnDemand, Pay-Per-View and Download.

Lewis made her DCU film debut in “Justice League: The New Frontier” as Iris West, fiancé to the Flash. However, Lewis is no stranger to animation, having voiced characters in “Finding Nemo,” “King of the Hill,” “Ben 10: Alien Force” and the upcoming “Penguins of Madagascar” among many more.

Lewis found time in her busy schedule to talk about finding the voice of a character, channeling Velma Kelly, and an addiction to Tetris.

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01/23/2009 | DVD/Blu-ray, Interviews | Comments Off on Weekly ‘Wonder Woman’ Q&A: Actress Vicki Lewis