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Alan Moore to Appear on "The Simpsons"

by Ed Liuon November 10, 2006
Comic book writer Alan Moore (Watchmen, V for Vendetta) will be guest-starring on an upcoming episode of The Simpsons, providing the voice for his on-screen animated counterpart. According to several news reports, Moore is a long-time fan of the series, as well as South Park. The plot of the episode involves a competing comic book […]

Movie Studios Keeping Close Eye on "Cars" on iTunes; Retailers Offer DVD Incentives

by Ed Liuon November 9, 2006
A report in Variety states that movie studios are keeping a close watch on sales of Disney/Pixar’s Cars on DVD and as a digital download from the Apple iTunes Store. Cars can be purchased at the iTunes Store for $12.99, significantly lower than most retailers will be charging for the DVD. The price discrepancy is […]

Seinfeld on "Bee Movie" Trailer

by Ed Liuon November 9, 2006
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld has spoken to USA Today about the live-action trailer for Bee Movie, his CGI animated comedy coming from DreamWorks Animation Studios in November 2007. The article describes the trailer as “the first of two live-action spoofs” partially meant to justify why doing the film in animation is better than live-action. (via Amid […]

"Cars" on DVD: Built for Comfort, Not for Speed

by Ed Liuon November 9, 2006
Pixar has a lot to live up to. This would be true if their only contributions to film were technological, considering the many breakthroughs they made in the field of computer animation. However, when one considers an unbroken streak of critical and box-office successes, a series of disappointing CGI-animated movies from other studios, and the […]

"Class of 3000" Debut Scores Big in Ratings

by Ed Liuon November 9, 2006
A press release from Cartoon Network states that Class of 3000 is the biggest ratings hit for the network since 2004, ranking #1 for the kids 6-11, boys 6-11, and boys 2-11 demographics according to Nielsen Media Research. The prior record holder was the debut of Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends. Read the full press […]

Press Release: Class of 3000 is CN's Biggest Original Series Premiere Since 2004

by Ed Liuon November 9, 2006
Class of 3000 Scores as Cartoon Network’s Biggest Original Series Premiere Since 2004 Friday Premiere Ranks #1 on All Television With Boys 6-11 and Boys 2-11 André Benjamin Series Charts Double-Digit Growth Among Kids 6-11, Kids 2-11 Cartoon Network’s Class of 3000 from André Benjamin (OutKast) earned the network’s highest kids 6-11, boys 6-11 and […]

Animated Shorts on "Skyland," "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" Movie

by Ed Liuon November 8, 2006
Steve Fritz’s Animated Shorts column at Newsarama.com has a headline story about Skyland, a science fiction cartoon debuting on the Nicktoons Network on November 18. The story includes several comments from Nicktoons VP and General Manager Keith Dawkins, who discusses the aesthetics and technology behind the show, the rationale behind airing it at 9:00 PM, […]

"Shrek the Halls" to Air on ABC in December 2007

by Ed Liuon November 7, 2006
A press release states that an original DreamWorks animated special based on the Shrek franchise will be debuting in December 2007. Titled Shrek the Halls, the half-hour special will reunite Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, and Antonio Banderas as Shrek and his friends “put their own twist on everyone’s favorite holiday traditions.” Read the […]

CN's Live Action/Animation Hybrid "Re-Animated" to Debut December 8

by Ed Liuon November 7, 2006
Cartoon Network’s first foray into live-action filmmaking, Re-Animated, is set to debut on December 8, 2006, at 8 PM (Eastern and Pacific time). The two-hour movie centers on 7th grader Jimmy Roberts, who begins to see cartoon characters in the real world after receiving the frozen brain of cartoonist Milt Applegate. Read the full press […]

"Ranma 1/2" Manga to Conclude on November 14

by Ed Liuon November 7, 2006
VIZ Media is reporting that the 36th and final volume of Ranma 1/2 will be released on November 14, 2006, after a 14-year run in the VIZ catalog. The beloved manga by Rumiko Takahashi centers on Ranma Saotome, a martial-arts student in training who turns into a girl whenever he gets wet. The manga has […]