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NY Times on Patton Oswalt’s "Ratatouille" Role

by Ed Liuon June 25, 2007
The New York Times has profiled actor Patton Oswalt (registration required), discussing how a stand-up comic known for elaborate, profanity-laden tirades about nearly anything got cast as the lead character for the G-rated Ratatouille, opening this Friday.

Michel Gagne on Working on "Ratatouille"

by Ed Liuon June 25, 2007
Artist Michel Gagne has been interviewed by’s PULSE News about his contributions to Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille, which centered on a sequence of abstract visuals depicting the sensations of taste in two of the main rat characters in the film. Gagne also discusses Zed, his own comic book series, and other animation work in the pipeline.

To Infinity and Beyond! A Snapshot of Modern Animation

by Ed Liuon June 22, 2007
This weekend, the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) in New York City is hosting their annual Art Festival. The following article was submitted to the show organizers to be included in the show’s program. Like comic books, animation is often viewed as a medium suitable only for children. As with comics, this perception […]

Tad Stones on "Hellboy: Blood and Iron" and Hellboy Animated’s Future

by Ed Liuon June 21, 2007
Comics2Film has interviewed Tad Stones about Hellboy: Blood and Iron, which was just released on DVD from Starz Home Entertainment. Stones discusses the genesis of some of the sequences in Blood and Iron and addresses the future of the Hellboy Animated franchise (specifically commenting on his most recent weblog entry) and what the future holds […]

Kevin Conroy on Being Batman

by Ed Liuon June 21, 2007
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed actor Kevin Conroy, best known as the voice of Batman for nearly 15 years through Batman the Animated Series in 1992 through to Justice League Unlimited in 2006. Conroy reveals details behind his audition for the role, his opinions on the creative team and his fellow voice actors, and what […]

"Simpsons" #131 Offers International Visions of Springfield

by Ed Liuon June 20, 2007
Bongo’s Simpsons Comics #131 is now available on comic book stands. Its solicitation text promised “Bongo’s long-suffering intern, Jake Schembeckler, takes you on a tour that starts at the Bongo offices and travels around the world and through the pages of Simpsons comics as you might find them in Belgium, Japan, and Mexico.” A four-page […]

New "Speed Racer" Animated Series Coming to Nicktoons

by Ed Liuon June 20, 2007
Variety is reporting that Lionsgate will announce a new Speed Racer cartoon today. Nickelodeon’s cartoon network Nicktoons has committed to airing the first 26 episodes of the series. Current plans state that the cartoon will begin airing early next year in time for the live-action Speed Racer movie. The Animation Collective (Kappa Mikey) was named […]

Alan Burnett on His Career in Animation, "The Batman," and "Batman/Superman" Comics

by Ed Liuon June 19, 2007
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has posted a lengthy interview with Alan Burnett that spans his career from his start at the tail-end of Super Friends through Batman the Animated Series and Krypto the Super-Dog and ending with his current work on The Batman and the Batman/Superman comic book.

New "Spectacular Spider-Man" Swings to CW in 2008

by Ed Liuon June 19, 2007
The CW Network has announced the official title of the new Spider-Man animated series scheduled to debut in early 2008. The series will be titled The Spectacular Spider-Man, and will air on the KidsWB! network on Saturday mornings. Greg Weisman (Gargoyles) will be the supervising producer, and Victor Cook (Hellboy: Blood and Iron) will be […]

Aardman Announces New Projects

by Ed Liuon June 19, 2007
Aardman Animation Studios has announced a slate of new projects, as reported by Variety. Included on the list are The Cat Burglars, which will combine stop-motion animation with the cool style of Ocean’s Eleven to tell a story of milk-thieving stray cats; a comedy-adventure based on the Pirates novels by Gideon Defoe; Operation Rudolph, which […]