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American Anime Awards Come to New York Comic Con

by Ed Liuon November 10, 2006
The New York Comic Con has announced that the American Anime Awards will be held on Saturday, February 24th at the New Yorker Hotel. The awards will highlight the best anime released in North America as judged by the fans, who will be able to vote for their favorites online starting in January 2007.

Disney Reports $782M Profit for 4Q 2006

by Ed Liuon November 10, 2006
The Walt Disney Company is reporting a net profit of 2 million for the fourth quarter of 2006, driven largely by the success of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and strong showings from ABC and ESPN. This compares to a profit of $379 million for the same period last year. It also reported […]

"Hollywood Reporter" Lays Odds on Animated Oscars

by Ed Liuon November 10, 2006
The Hollywood Reporter has published two separate articles on Academy Award contenders for this year’s Best Animated Feature Film and Best Animated Short Film. (via Amid Amidi on Cartoon Brew, who is quoted in both articles along with Cartoon Brew co-editor Jerry Beck)

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, […]