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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 […]

LA Times on Disney Princess Couture

by Ed Liuon June 19, 2007
The Los Angeles Times has taken a look at the trend to adapt Disney’s Princess characters into high-end couture fashion and jewelry, and another initiative to create Disney-inspired furniture (free registration required).

Brad Bird Talks "Ratatouille" with AP

by Ed Liuon June 19, 2007
The Associated Press spoke briefly with director Brad Bird about Ratatouille, discussing topics such as the title of the movie, maintaining Pixar’s critical and box-office track record, and the possibility of sequels or follow-ups to The Incredibles. (via Comic Book Resources Comics Reel)

PR: It’s "The Spectacular Spider-Man" to the Rescue

by Ed Liuon June 19, 2007
IT’S “THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN” TO THE RESCUE Kids’ WB! on The CW Announces Official Title for Marvel Super Hero’s Animated Series from Culver Entertainment BURBANK, CA (JUNE 18, 2007) ­ “The Spectacular Spider-Man” is the official title of the super hero’s new animated series coming to the Kids’ WB! on The CW, it was announced […]

Sony Music Group and Nickelodeon Team Up for Multimedia Properties

by Ed Liuon June 18, 2007
The Sony Music Group and Nickelodeon have just announced a deal to co-produce and co-finance television and music projects over the next four years. The two companies have collaborated before on soundtracks for hit shows like SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer. The first project to come from the new partnership will be the original […]

VIZ Media Licenses "Naruto" to Brazil’s SBT

by Ed Liuon June 18, 2007
VIZ Media has announced that SBT has been named the terrestrial broadcaster of Naruto for Brazil. The deal will bring 52 episodes of the show to Brazil, which is expected to debut the series in the second half of 2007. For full details, read the press release here.

Third Annual "Pitch This!" Competition at Television Animation Conference in Sept

by Ed Liuon June 18, 2007
The third annual “Pitch This!” competition will be held at the Television Animation Conference (TAC) in Ottowa, Canada, from September 19-20, 2007. Animation producers are invited to submit proposals for adult or childrens’ animated series by July 31, 2007. The top 2 proposals will get a chance to pitch their series to a panel of […]

ASIFA-Hollywood Hosts Disney’s Andreas Deja for Fundraiser June 21

by Ed Liuon June 18, 2007
ASIFA-Hollywood will be hosting a special fundraising event with Disney animator Andreas Deja at Van Eaton Galleries on June 21, 2007. Proceeds from ticket sales and sales of a special edition giclee will be donated to the ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive. Tickets are $10.00 in advance and $12.00 at the door. For full details, read the […]