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Call for Entries to Nicktoons Animation Festival from April 1 to June 1

by Ed Liuon April 3, 2007
The 4th annual call for entries to the Nicktoons Network Animation Festival. The festival is held in conjunction with Frederator Studios, and animators from all over the world are invited to submit their work to the festival from now until June 1, 2007. A pre-selection jury will choose an assortment of submitted shorts to be […]

PR: Nicktoons Network Animation Festival Announces 4th Annual Call for Entries

by Ed Liuon April 3, 2007
NICKTOONS NETWORK ANIMATION FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FOURTH ANNUAL WORLDWIDE CALL FOR ENTRIES APRIL 1 THROUGH JUNE 1 Festival of Top Animated Shorts to Roll Out On-Air August 26 through 31 NEW YORK – April 2, 2007 – Calling all animators! Nicktoons Network, Nickelodeon’s 24-hour animation network, in partnership with Frederator Studios, the festival’s production house, are […]

PR: Illumitoon Launches Free Trade-In Program

by Ed Liuon April 3, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 30, 2007 “ILLUMITOON LAUNCHES FREE TRADE-IN PROGRAM” Initial Releases now Available with Japanese Subtitles FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE— FORT WORTH , TEXAS — Fans of Japanese subtitling on anime have a new reason to celebrate. Illumitoon Entertainment, Ltd. announced today that based on overwhelming demand it will be initiating a trade-in program […]

Bob Bergen Voice Acting Seminar in NYC in May; One-Man Show in LA Starts in April

by Ed Liuon April 2, 2007
Voice actor Bob Bergen, the current voice of Porky Pig, will be offering his 2-day workshop on voice acting in New York City on May 5-6, 2007. The workshop will cover topics such as audition techniques, do’s and dont’s for demo tapes, agent/client relationships, and creating and sustaining characters. The seminar will be $400, with […]

Platform International Animation Festival Tickets On Sale Now

by Ed Liuon April 2, 2007
Tickets and weekend passes for the Platform International Animation Festival are on sale now. Special discount pricing will be in effect throughout the month of April. The festival itself will take place from June 25 – 30 in Portland, OR, with more details available at the official festival website. Full pricing details are in the […]

Sony Pictures Signs Aardman Features to 3-Year Deal

by Ed Liuon April 2, 2007
Sony Pictures Entertainment has signed Aardman Features to a three-year, first-look deal, according to Variety. While no first movie has been announced, Aardman executives have said that four scripts are in various stages of development and that one of them is a new Wallace & Gromit movie by Nick Park. Aardman had previously had a […]

"Meet the Robinsons" Lands #2 Box Office with $25.1m Take

by Ed Liuon April 2, 2007
Disney’s Meet the Robinsons took the number 2 spot at the box office over the weekend, with a estimated $25.1 million in ticket sales. Warner Bros’ TMNT dropped from first to fourth place in its second week of release with an estimated $9.16 million box office take. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)

HMV Teams with Aardman to Replace Nipper with Gromit

by Ed Liuon April 2, 2007
Music retailer HMV’s new advertising campaign in the United Kingdom will use Aardman’s Gromit to temporarily replace “Nipper,” the iconic dog character listening to a gramophone. Gromit, the canine half of Aardman’s famous “Wallace & Gromit” films, will replace Nipper at advertising aimed at children to promote new DVD releases. Nipper will keep his place […]

RingTales to Animate "New Yorker" Cartoons for iTunes

by Ed Liuon April 2, 2007
The New Yorker magazine has teamed with a company called RingTales to animate a selection of its cartoons for download on Apple’s iTunes Store. The downloads will be free, thanks to a sponsorship from the advocacy site drugfree.org. RingTales founders Jim Cox and Michael Fry hope to expand to more animated comic strips in the […]

Drinky Crow Debuts on Adult Swim May 13, 2007

by Ed Liuon April 2, 2007
The Drinky Crow Show will debut on Adult Swim on Sunday, May 13, 2007, with an 11-minute pilot titled “Mermaid.” The show was created by Tony Millionaire and Eric Kaplan, and is based on Millionaire’s Maakies comic strip. The pilot was directed by Igor Kovalyov (The Rugrats Movie), and its ratings will determine whether the […]