Archive for July, 2009

Briefly: CT Computers Courtesy of "Ice Age"; Palestinian Animation with "Fatenah"

by Ed Liuon July 1, 2009
* Blue Sky Studios, creators of the Ice Age series of movies, will be donating computers for use at the University of Connecticut in Storrs and Wesleyan University in Middletown. [Republican American] * The AP looks at Fatenah, a 30-minute film described as “the first serious Palestinian attempt at animation,” based on the life of […]

"The Spine" Wins Best of Festival at Melbourne Int’l Animation Fest

by Ed Liuon July 1, 2009
The National Film Board of Canada has announced that Chris Landreth’s animated short film “The Spine” has won the Best of the Festival award at the 2009 Melbourne International Animation Festival. This is the second time Landreth has won the festival’s top prize, with the first being in 2005 for his Academy Award-winning short “Ryan.” […]

New CGI "Lassie" Series in Development

by Ed Liuon July 1, 2009
Animation Magazine is reporting that a new CGI Lassie series is in development as a co-production between DQ Entertainment, Classic Media, M6/France and ZDF/Germany. The series will be the latest in a long line of TV and movie appearances for the famous collie, but no scheduled release date was mentioned.

FHM Interviews Seth MacFarlane

by Ed Liuon July 1, 2009
FHM has interviewed Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane at his offices in Los Angeles. Topics discussed include his many links to pop culture icons like George Lucas, plans/targets for other projects similar to the Star Wars-themed Blue Harvest episode, and the supposed feuds Family Guy has with The Simpsons and South Park. (via TZ member […]

"Green Lantern: First Flight" to Debut at San Diego Comic-Con on July 23, 2009

by Ed Liuon July 1, 2009
Warner Home Video has announced that Green Lantern: First Flight will have its world premiere at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday, July 23, 2009 at the San Diego Convention Center’s Ballroom 20 at 8:00 PM. The direct-to-video animated movie stars Christopher Meloni, Victor Garber, Tricia Helfer, and Michael Madsen, and is directed by Lauren Montgomery. […]

Nickelodeon Animation Festival Extends Call for Entries from July 1 – Sept 8, 2009

by Ed Liuon July 1, 2009
Nickelodeon has announced that the 6th annual Nickelodeon Animation Festival (formerly titled the Nicktoons Network Animation Festival) will have an extended call for entries running from July 1 to September 8, 2009. This year’s event adds a new “15 Seconds to Fame” award, calling for a 15 seconds of animation for a funny character, with […]

"The Secret of Kells" Wins at Edinburgh Festival

by MonkeyFunkon July 1, 2009
Tomm Moore’s animated feature The Secret of Kells has won the Standard Life Audience Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. The winners were revealed on Sunday. [ Source: AWN ]

Chowder’s Last Recording Session Completed

by Craig Crumptonon July 1, 2009
Voice Actors in the News reports that the voice cast has completed recording on the final episode of Chowder. Tara Strong (voice of Truffles) supplied a photo for the article and encourages fans to “send letters to Cartoon Network” in effort to help get the show renewed.

Volume 2 of "The Secret Saturdays" Coming to DVD on Oct 27, 2009

by Dan Collinson July 1, 2009 reports that Warner will release Volume 2 of the Cartoon Network show, The Secret Saturdays on DVD October 27, 2009. It will contain these 5 episodes: The King of Kumari Kandam Van Rook’s Apprentice Twelve Hundred Degrees Fahrenheit The Swarm at the Edge of Space The Owlman Feeds at Midnight