INTERVIEW: ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ producer Bonnie Arnold

Posted by · 3:53 pm · October 15th, 2010

Growing up in Atlanta, Georgia, Bonnie Arnold was a product of the Watergate generation of journalists, fired up by the state of current political affairs. She sought her undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia and soon took off to grad school at Boston University, where some dabbling in broadcasting was enough to light a […]

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‘Megamind’ poster

Posted by · 9:36 am · September 24th, 2010

DreamWorks Animation’s “Megamind” is set to battle Disney’s “Tangled” for early holiday audiences this November.  The most recent trailer spoiled the movie for a great many but at least the poster is safe and, well standard.  Is there something that’s supposed to be subconsciously attractive about yellow, though?  Because consciously, it’s not doing it for […]

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DreamWorks fires off first FYC ad and site of the year

Posted by · 10:00 pm · September 1st, 2010

I don’t remember there being an earlier “For Your Consideration” ad than September 1 before, but nevertheless, DreamWorks Animation has seized an opportunity to surge out in front of the fray on behalf of “How to Train Your Dragon” with the first ad of the season, as well as the first FYC site.  The ad […]

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Disney tells the Annies where they can stick it

Posted by · 12:04 pm · August 25th, 2010

Remember two years ago when “WALL-E” was on a destined crash course with awards glory throughout the season, then the Annie Awards (the animation community’s annual kudo fest) came along and shut the lovable robot out?  The benefactor was “Kung Fu Panda,” largely considered infinitely inferior to Pixar’s (some would say) crowning achievement. The immediate […]

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