Illumitoon Acquires Am Driver

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 14, 2006 ILLUMITOON ACQUIRES AM DRIVER 51-Episode Series Marks Second Acquisition for New Company FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – FORT WORTH, TEXAS Illumitoon Entertainment, Ltd. announced that it has licensed GET RIDE! AM DRIVER for release in the US. The series is an action-adventure drama that focuses on the exploits of a […]

BET Announces Film Roman and Dwayne McDuffie Deals

BET’s new animation division has announced two deals: one with the renowned Film Roman Studios and one with creator Dwayne McDuffie. The deal with Film Roman Studios is for “a slate of animated films, series, and multi-platform content,” including TV, Internet, broadband, and mobile applications. McDuffie has been signed for “a new original adult action/adventure […]

The Batman and Teen Titans Season 2 Sets on DVD on Sept 16, 2006

A press release from Warner Home Video has announced a street date of September 19, 2006 for The Batman: The Complete Second Season and Teen Titans: The Complete Second Season. Both sets will include 13 episodes on two discs, along with “Catching Up With” special features.

Top Cow Head Details New Paul Dini Comic "Madam Mirage"

Renae Geerlings, Editor-in-Chief for Top Cow Comics, has spoken with Comic Book Resources about upcoming titles from her publishing imprint. Included at the bottom of the article is an official announcement of Madame Mirage, a new comic coming in 2007 written by Paul Dini and painted by Kenneth Rocafort. The series is billed as a […]

"Ant Bully" Animator Declares Movie "A Big Stinking Pile of Average Corporate Mush"

Keith Lango, an animator who worked on the recent feature film The Ant Bully, has posted a lengthy weblog entry explaining why he believes the movie failed creatively and at the box office. Describing it in the end as a “big stinking pile of average corporate mush,” he ultimately declares that the movie was too […]

"NY Times" on Indie NY Animation Scene

The New York Times has published a brief article focusing on the independent animators’ scene in New York City (registration required). The focus is a periodic meeting of animators in the apartment of Adam Pesapane (PES), and includes Bill Plympton and Signe Baumane (described by Plympton as “the diva of New York animation”). (via Jerry […]

Kevin Munroe on "TMNT" and CGI "Gatchaman"

Director Kevin Munroe was interviewed by Comics2Film about the aesthetics driving the new TMNT movie, which will bring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles into the world of CGI. Munroe also briefly discusses the CGI-animated Gatchaman movie he is currently slated to write and direct. (via Comic Book Resources Comics Reel)

AvatarSpirit Posts "Track Team" Music Interview Pt. 3

AvatarSpirit.net has posted the third and final installment of their interview with the Track Team, the group that provides all the music for Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender. This installment includes information about specific themes and how they were created.

Le Guin Posts Impressions of "Tales from Earthsea"; Explains Delay in US Release

Writer Ursula K. LeGuin has published a lengthy article explaining the context behind Studio Ghibli’s Gedo Senki (Tales from Earthsea) and a detailed explanation of her impressions of the film. LeGuin’s Earthsea series of novels were the basis for the movie, as well as the SciFi Channel live-action adaptation released in 2004. According to LeGuin, […]

China to Ban Foreign Cartoons in Prime Time

News reports are stating that government regulators in China have banned foreign cartoons on TV between 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM in an effort to protect China’s native animation studios. The ban has not been formally announced, but is supposed to be put into effect on September 1. The ban will affect all foreign-made cartoons, […]

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