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Jules Feiffer to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award from Animation Writers Caucus

by Ed Liuon January 30, 2007
Writer and cartoonist Jules Feiffer will be receiving this year’s Animation Writing Award for lifetime achievement from the Animation Writers Caucus of the Writers Guild of America, West, according to animation writer Mark Evanier. Feiffer has written in a variety of media, including comics, prose, and animation. A profile of Feiffer by Evanier is appearing […]

Kevin Munroe: "TMNT" in Crunch Time

by Ed Liuon January 30, 2007
A brief article on SciFi Wire reports that TMNT, the latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles feature film, is “in crunch time,” according to director Kevin Munroe and producer Thomas K. Gray. The current efforts “include 400 people working in Hong Kong six days a week who have been animating the TMNT film since 2004,” and […]

Tad Stones on "Hellboy Animated" DVD Extras

by Ed Liuon January 30, 2007
Director Tad Stones has posted a sneak peek at some of the bonus material coming for the Hellboy Animated DVDs, including a look at the comic book that will be shipping with the DVDs, screenshots of the documentaries, and photos of the voice actors at work. The description on the blog page does not indicate […]

PR: The Monkey Hits the Road in "Where’s Lazlo?"

by Ed Liuon January 30, 2007
The Monkey Hits the Road in “Where’s Lazlo?” Premiere of Camp Lazlo’s First Feature Movie on Sunday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. (ET, PT) Camp Lazlo explores what life was like as a bean scout at Camp Kidney before an optimistic Brazilian monkey named Lazlo came to camp in the premiere of its first ever […]

PR: Show-downs, Fairytales And Monster Mashes This March On Corus Kids Television

by Ed Liuon January 30, 2007
SHOW-DOWNS, FAIRYTALES AND MONSTER MASHES THIS MARCH ON CORUS KIDS TELEVISION (January 29, 2007 – Toronto , Canada ) It’s going to be a busy month as Corus kids vote for their favourite show, dream with magical fairies and hang out with spooky monsters this March on YTV, Treehouse, and Discovery Kids! Tune in to […]

Frank Nissen Revisits a Classic with "Cinderella III"

by Ed Liuon January 30, 2007
With a career spanning for 30 years, odds are pretty good that you’ve seen a cartoon that Frank Nissen has worked on. After an apprenticeship in commercial and educational programming, Nissen began his directorial career on such cult classic TV specials as Cosmic Christmas and The Devil and Daniel Mouse. His touch can also be […]

Pixar’s Sanjay Patel on "Little Book of Hindu Deities"

by Ed Liuon January 29, 2007
Newsarama.com has spoken to Pixar animator Sanjay Patel about his recently released book The Little Book of Hindu Deities, a primer on the Hindu pantheon aimed at younger readers. Patel discusses his aesthetic choices, how own personal history colored the reasons for doing the book, and how it went from a self-published volume to a […]

"Everything Will Be OK" Wins Jury Prize in Shorts at Sundance

by Ed Liuon January 29, 2007
Don Hertzfelt’s animated short film “Everything Will be OK” has won the Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival (note: link goes to PDF file). The win is notable because animated shorts compete alongside live-action ones at Sundance. (via Amid Amidi at Cartoon Brew)

Wall Street Journal on Life After Shrek for DreamWorks

by Ed Liuon January 26, 2007
An article in the Wall Street Journal talks with DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg about the upcoming slate of projects coming from the studio, including the third Shrek film, Jerry Seinfeld’s animation debut Bee Movie, Jack Black’s Kung Fu Panda, and the Madagascar TV series for Nickelodeon. Katzenberg notes that a year has been added […]

"Secret of NIMH" Special Edition and High-Definition DVDs on the Way

by Ed Liuon January 26, 2007
A posting on Don Bluth’s website states that The Secret of NIMH has just been remastered for HD DVD (see note dated Jan 17, 2007), and that they are hoping that it will be available by June or July 2007. The comment also states, “We’re told that the new color master will be made available […]