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Henson’s ‘Dinosaur Train’ to be Showcased at MIPTV

by Craig Crumptonon March 21, 2009 reports that The Jim Henson Company will be showing off its new pre-school CGI series Dinosaur Train at next month’s MIPTV. The series is already slated to air on PBS Kids in the fall, and has also been acquired for broadcast in Canada. And expect to see pre-school products by the fall of 2010. […]

Vin Diesel on "Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena" & His Depths of Geek

by Craig Crumptonon March 21, 2009
Yahoo has an interview with Vin Diesel on producing (and starring in) The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena in which Diesel freely admits being a fanboy, a hardcore gamer, a Dungeons & Dragons roleplayer, and a “huge fan of game animation.” Says Diesel, “I am a Tekken guy. I am a Dead Or […]

Adam West Talks Batman, Family Guy, and Super Capers

by Craig Crumptonon March 21, 2009
The LA Times has interviewed Adam West on his roles as Batman and Mayor Adam West on Family Guy. West reveals that he will physically appear with Rob Lowe on Family Guy in a “hysterical” live-action scene for an upcoming episode of the animated series. West also mentions he will guest star in a new […]

Disney and Henson Film Companies Receive ‘Environmental’ Award

by Craig Crumptonon March 21, 2009 reports that the Walt Disney Co. and the Jim Henson Co. will receive awards for their “environmental and social responsibilities” in filmmaking at a March 23rd event celebrating the establishment of the Anaheim University Akira Kurosawa School of Film. The event will be held in Beverly Hills, CA and will be attended by George […]

Tom Kenny To Host 2009 ELAN Awards

by Craig Crumptonon March 13, 2009
Tom Kenny (voice of SpongeBob SquarePants) will be hosting the 3rd Annual ELAN Awards, an international event “honoring the talent behind video games, animation, and visual effects.” Kenny, who has already been declared an ELAN winner for “Best Voice Over in an Animated Production,” says of hosting the event, “Since my kids are far too […]

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Updates on ‘Johnny Quest’ and ‘Shazam’ Movies

by Craig Crumptonon March 11, 2009
Warner Bros has been oddly silent on the production of the live-action Johnny Quest movie since August 2007, when it was announced (previously reported here) that screenwriter Dan Mazeau and producers Adrian Askarieh and Daniel Alter had been hired to develop the film. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was rumored to play Race Bannon, and in […]

Extras Needed for Live-Action ‘Ben 10’ Movie Shoot

by Craig Crumptonon March 7, 2009
Extras Casting Atlanta is looking for people interested in being background extras on the upcoming live-action Ben 10: Alien Force TV movie. They are also in need of a licensed forklift operator for this shoot, although it is not specified whether this is a crew position or background extra. Following are details from ECA’s e-mail […]

Universal Drops DreamWorks

by Craig Crumptonon February 7, 2009
Universal has released a statement which effectively ends their deal to distribute Dreamworks’ films. From Universal Pictures spokesperson Cindy Gardner: Universal Pictures has ended discussions with DreamWorks for a distribution agreement. Over the past several weeks, DreamWorks has demanded material changes to previously agreed-upon terms. It is clear that DreamWorks’ needs and Universal’s business interests […]

June Foray Documentary Coming Summer 2009

by Craig Crumptonon February 5, 2009
Coming Summer 2009 from Abra-Cadabra Productions is a documentary on the First Lady of Cartoon Voices, June Foray. This 30-minute DVD is narrated by Gary Owens and features interviews with a number of noted animation industry talents such as Bill Melendez, Phil Roman, Rob Paulsen, Joe Alaskey, Will Ryan, Art Leonardi, Eric Goldberg, and Bill […]

‘Delgo’ Directors Interviewed

by Craig Crumptonon December 11, 2008
Atlanta’s Creative Loafing Magazine has an interview with Delgo co-directors Marc J. Adler and Jason Maurer. After nearly a decade in development as an independent film, Delgo finally makes its theatrical debut on December 12, 2008. In the article, the co-directors say they are hopeful for Delgo sequels. “We hope that might have legs for […]