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PR: Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Heroes Debuts June 9, 2007

by Ed Liuon May 25, 2007
SOMETHING FANTASTIC IS COMING TO THE CARTOON NETWORK WITH FANTASTIC FOUR: WORLD’S GREATEST HEROES Based on Marvel’s Legendary Super Hero Team, Series Debuts Worldwide on June 9, 2007 During Popular Toonami Block NEW YORK – Marvel’s fantastic first family of Super Heroes storms to television this summer as the eagerly anticipated action-packed animated series Fantastic […]

Rico Hill Named VP of Acquisitions at Cartoon Network

by Ed Liuon May 24, 2007
Rico Hill has been named the vice president of programming and acquisitions for Cartoon Network and Boomerang. Hill will be coming from Nickelodeon, where he was executive director, production and development for Nickelodeon Animation. Read the full press release here.

Marv Wolfman Interviewed on "The Condor" and "Teen Titans: The Judas Contract"

by Ed Liuon May 24, 2007
Newsarama.com has interviewed comics and animation writer Marv Wolfman about his script for Stan Lee’s The Condor and the progress of the new animated direct-to-video movie Teen Titans: The Judas Contract, based on the comic book story arc written by Wolfman with artwork by George Perez.

"Bee Movie" Trailer and Cannes Film Festival Footage On-Line

by Ed Liuon May 24, 2007
DreamWorks Animation has posted the final Bee Movie trailer on-line in a variety of formats and file sizes: Windows Media: High Quality | Medium Quality | Low Quality Quick Time: High Quality | Medium Quality | High Quality Real Media: High Quality | Medium Quality | Low Quality Also available is a brief featurette taken […]

PR: Rico Hill Named VP of Programming & Acquisitions at Cartoon Network U.S.

by Ed Liuon May 24, 2007
Rico Hill Named Vice President of Programming and Acquisitions at Cartoon Network U.S. Rico Hill has been named vice president of programming and acquisitions for Cartoon Network and Boomerang, it was announced today by Bob Higgins, senior vice president, programming and development for Cartoon Network U.S’ kids businesses. In his new role, Hill will direct […]

"Chill Out, Scooby-Doo!" DTV Coming September 4, 2007

by Ed Liuon May 23, 2007
Warner Home Video has announced a new Scooby-Doo direct-to-video animated movie. Titled Chill Out, Scooby-Doo!, the movie will take Scooby and his friends to the Himalayas to search for the Abominable Snowmonster. The movie will be released on September 4, 2007, with a suggested retail price of $19.98, and there are plans to broadcast the […]

Marjane Satrapi Talks "Persepolis" at Cannes Film Festival

by Ed Liuon May 23, 2007
Author and graphic novelist Marjane Satrapi has been interviewed by the International Herald Tribune at the Cannes Film Festival, where the animated version of her memoir Persepolis opened to good reviews recently. The graphic novel and animated movie cover Satrapi’s girlhood in Iran during the years of the Islamic Revolution and the Iran-Iraq War. (via […]

Dark Horse’s Jeremy Barlow on "Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures" Comics

by Ed Liuon May 23, 2007
Series editor Jeremy Barlow has been interviewed about the Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures comic book series, based on the animated shorts by Genndy Tartakovsky on Cartoon Network. Barlow details the target audience for the comics, which restrictions come from Lucasfilm and which are self-imposed, and past and upcoming plot elements. A three page preview […]

Animated Penguin Causes Controversy in South Florida

by Ed Liuon May 23, 2007
A cartoon on PBS Sprout is the center of a controversy with a South Florida mother, who claims that the cartoon’s title is a euphemism for male genitalia by some Hispanics. The cartoon, Pingu, centers on a young penguin and his adventures in his frozen environment and has existed for nearly 20 years. The mother […]

CalArts Graduates’ Tough Job Market

by Ed Liuon May 23, 2007
An article in the Los Angeles Daily News notes the difficulty that many graduates of the California Institute for the Arts graduates have finding jobs in the animation industry. The article follows a CalArts job fair and how some animators have had success using YouTube to post their animated films. (via Cartoon Brew)