Newsarama’s Animated Shorts column has interviewed TMNT director Kevin Munroe, discussing how he got started in the animation business, how he got the job to direct TMNT, what works influenced his approach to the ninja turtles, and what it was like to work with the voice acting cast of the movie. He also discusses his […]
Devil’s Due Publishing will be conducting a special contest in conjuction with G.I. Joe: America’s Elite #25 and the 25th anniversary of Hasbro’s “G.I. Joe vs. Cobra” storyline. Starting on March 29, Devil’s Due will begin publish the first of six sections of the cover to G.I. Joe: America’s Elite #25, which will contain all […]
AvatarSpirit.net for the “Appa’s Lost Days” episode. The Genesis Award is given to “honor works from the big screen, the small screen and from print media – news and entertainment that convey the message of respect and compassion for animals.” (via AvatarSpirit.net)
ACCLAIMED FILMMAKER CHRIS SANDERS JOINS DREAMWORKS ANIMATION FOR A “CROOD AWAKENING” Veteran Animation Writer/Director Sanders to Helm Stone Age Comedy Glendale, CA – March 28, 2007 – DreamWorks Animation today announced that talented filmmaker Chris Sanders is set to helm the upcoming project “Crood Awakening,” a comedy set in the Stone Age. Sanders will be […]
A report from the Associated Press is reviving speculation that Disney’s Song of the South may be released on DVD soon. The 1946 film has faced criticism in the past for its depiction of Southern plantation blacks, but also has many fans who have been clamoring for its release. At this year’s Disney shareholders meeting […]
Amid Amidi at Cartoon Brew is reporting that Jon Gibson and Chris McDonnell are working on a biography and art book on groundbreaking animator Ralph Bakshi, scheduled for release in July 2008. The pair have begun a production weblog titled Ralph’s Spot, which is currently soliciting comments and contributions to the book.
Variety is reporting that director Chris Sanders (Lilo and Stitch) has signed on with DreamWorks Animation, with his first film project to be Crood Awakenings, a comedy about cavemen. A veteran of the Disney Animation Studios, Sanders left Disney earlier this year after creative differences with new studio head John Lasseter over Sanders’ film American […]
U.S. District Judge Florence-Marie Cooper threw out three claims brought by the Slesinger family in their long-running copyright dispute with the Walt Disney Company over Winnie the Pooh (free registration required). The Slesingers inherited Pooh copyrights in 1961 and transferred those rights to Disney in exchange for loyalties. However, the partnership turned sour, ending up […]
Nick Jr. will be premiering new episodes of The Backyardigans throughout the week of March 19, followed by new episodes of Blue’s Room during the week of March 23. Both shows will be getting 4 new episodes airing Monday through Thursday, with a two-hour marathon of all the new episodes on Friday. The Backyardigans will […]
A press release from VIZ Media has announced the addition of ZATCH BELL! to Toonami Jetstream, the on-line streaming video service that is a joint venture between VIZ and Cartoon Network. Episode 3, “The Secret Spell,” is now available, and new episodes will be uploaded every week. Read the full press release here.