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MoCCA Saturday Morning Animation Show Opening on Nov 18, 2006

by Ed Liuon November 6, 2006
The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art in New York City has announced a special opening party for their Saturday Morning Animation exhibit on November 18, 2006. A private reception will run from 7 to 8 PM, with the exhibition opening running from 8 to 11 PM. Over 75 shows are represented in the exhibit, […]

"Flushed Away" Ranks 3rd in Weekend Box Office with $19.1m

by Ed Liuon November 6, 2006
DreamWorks/Aardman’s Flushed Away came in third in the box office estimates from this past weekend, with its projected take of $19.1 million coming in just short of the #2 spot taken by Disney’s The Santa Clause 3. Despite the somewhat disappointing results for Flushed Away (DreamWorks’ Over the Hedge opened with $38 million in ticket […]

State of Image Comics According to Exec. Director Eric Stephenson

by Ed Liuon November 6, 2006
Eric Stephenson, executive director of Image Comics, has given a lengthy interview to Newsarama.com about the state of the company and its current slate of titles. Among other topics, Stephenson discusses the many different anthology comics from Image, ranging from the Flight anthologies from 2004 and 2005 and the 2 Afterworks collections, which feature comics […]

Tom Lynch on "Class of 3000"

by Ed Liuon November 6, 2006
Tom Lynch has spoken to Animation World Magazine about the genesis of Cartoon Network’s Class of 3000, which casts Andre Benjamin (a.k.a., Andre 3000) of OutKast as Sunny Bridges, a music star turned music teacher in an Atlanta elementary school. (via Cartoon Brew’s Amid Amidi, who has some pungent comments regarding Lynch’s credentials)

2007 Best Animated Feature Film Oscar Candidates Announced

by Ed Liuon November 6, 2006
Sixteen films have been announced as candidates for the 2007 Best Animated Film Academy Award. The full list (in alphabetical order by title) is: The Ant Bully (Warner Brothers) Arthur and the Invisibles (Weinstein Co/MGM) Barnyard (Paramount) Cars (Disney/Pixar) Curious George (Universal) Everyone’s Hero (20th Century Fox) Flushed Away (DreamWorks Animation) Happy Feet (Warner Brothers) […]

"Happy Feet" Teams with Roche for Drug Marketing Tie-in

by Ed Liuon November 6, 2006
The New York Times is reporting that characters from Warner Brothers’ new CGI animated movie Happy Feet will appear in a joint ad campaign with pharmeceutical manufacturer Roche (registration required). The tap-dancing penguins from the film will be featured prominently in ads for Roche’s flu awareness website. An unnamed Warner executive states that the penguins […]

Adam Beechen on Robin, JLU, and Other Comics

by Ed Liuon November 6, 2006
Writer Adam Beechen has been interviewed by Comic Book Resources about his current runs on DC Comics’ Robin and the Justice League Unlimited tie-in comic book. He discusses, how he landed the writing job on Robin, the flak he has taken from fans over recent changes in that title, his favorite character so far in […]

Telltale Games Debuts "Sam and Max: Culture Shock" Chapter 1

by Ed Liuon November 5, 2006
Telltale Games has released the first chapter of Sam & Max: Culture Shock, returning Steve Purcell’s cartoon creations to adventure-style video games. Sam and Max, a canine detective and his hyperactive rabbit-thing sidekick, debuted in self-published comics by Purcell before launching into fame and infamy in an adventure game by LucasArts and a brief stint […]

"Weird Years" Debuts on YTV on November 6

by Ed Liuon November 5, 2006
The new animated comedy Weird Years is slated to debut on Canada’s YTV network on Monday, November 6, at 8:30 PM. The series centers on the Dorkovitch family dealing with the culture shock of moving to North America from their native land of Kryobia. The first season of 26 episodes will also air on Wednesdays […]

Illumitoon and Westlake Entertainment Acquire "Bobobo-Bo Bo-Bobo"

by Ed Liuon November 5, 2006
Anime newcomers Illumitoon Entertainment and Westlake Entertainment have announced that they have acquired the North American distribution rights to the surreal anime comedy Bobobo-Bo Bo-Bobo, which centers on the title hero defending the right to hair in a strange futuristic world. The first releases may arrive as early as January, 2007. Read the full press […]