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PR: DreamWorks Animation Acquires "Master Mind"

by Ed Liuon April 3, 2007
DREAMWORKS ANIMATION ACQUIRES “MASTER MIND,” TO BE DEVELOPED AND PRODUCED WITH BEN STILLER’S RED HOUR FILMS Glendale, CA – April 3, 2007 – DreamWorks Animation today announced the acquisition of writers Alan Schoolcraft & Brent Simons’ superhero send-up “Master Mind,” which was brought to the company by Lara Breay at Red Hour Films, the production […]

"Meet the Robinsons" Tops the Charts for 3-D Openings

by Ed Liuon April 3, 2007
Disney’s Meet the Robinsons has set a new high for the opening weekend of a 3-D film with a $7.1 million take at the box office on 581 screens. The 3-D version of the movie brought in 28% of the film’s total box office gross for the weekend. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)

Claymation Inventor Will Vinton Interviewed

by Ed Liuon April 3, 2007
The Daily Cross Hatch weblog has posted a 2-part interview with Will Vinton, creator of “Claymation” and currently promoting Jack Hightower, his original graphic novel published by Dark Horse Comics (part 2 and part 2). Among the topics covered in the interview are the origins and future of Jack Hightower’s comic books, Vinton’s opinions on […]

DreamWorks Acquires "Master Mind" Superhero Sendup

by Ed Liuon April 3, 2007
DreamWorks Animation has acquired the rights to Master Mind, a superhero spoof by Alan Schoolcraft & Brent Simons that centers on a supervillain who loses his drive after killing his superhero nemesis. Ben Stiller and Stuart Cornfeld will produce the film through their Red Hour Films banner, and Cameron Hood and Kyle Jefferson have been […]

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 […]