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Norm McLaren Film Series at Museum of Modern Art Nov 29-30

by Ed Liuon November 20, 2006
Master animator Norman McLaren will be the subject of a film retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, NY. The 11-film series will spotlight a set of newly restored 35mm prints of McLaren’s groundbreaking works. The films will be screened at the MoMA on Wednesday, November 29, 2006, at 6:00 […]

Marcia Wallace on Mrs. Krabappel and Newhart

by Ed Liuon November 20, 2006
Actress Marcia Wallace has been interviewed by Comicon.com’s PULSE News about her career in Hollywood, including her breakout on The Bob Newhart Show and her current recurring role as Mrs. Krabappel on The Simpsons.

"Alex Toth: Edge of Genius" Excerpt On-line

by Ed Liuon November 20, 2006
Newsarama.com has posted an excerpt from Alter Ego #63, a retrospective/tribute issue dedicated to the late Alex Toth. The excerpt was originally from the introduction to Greg Theakston’s Alex Toth: Edge of Genius. The tribute issue will be on sale on December 6.

Target vs. Disney Over Downloadable Movies (UPDATED Nov 20, 2006)

by Ed Liuon November 20, 2006
According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, national retailer Target is in conflict with Disney again due to the downloadable Disney movies available on the Apple iTunes Store. Target is reportedly upset over the lower pricing of the downloadable movies compared to the DVD version, and has told stores to remove signs promoting […]

"Happy Feet" Rakes in $42.3m for #1 Box Office Spot; "Flushed Away" Drops 63%

by Ed Liuon November 20, 2006
Variety is reporting that Warner Brothers’ Happy Feet has earned an estimated .3 million, just nudging it the latest James Bond movie to take the #1 spot in box office earnings this past weekend. The same weekend saw a 63% drop in the box office take for DreamWorks Animation’s Flushed Away, which slipped to #5 […]

Tad Stones on Hellboy: Blood and Iron Delays, Third DTV Script

by Ed Liuon November 20, 2006
Tad Stones’ latest update to the Hellboy Animated production blog details some delays that Hellboy: Blood and Iron has encountered and the impact that it will have on the production crew. Reportedly, the overseas animators refused to hand in scenes until they were done do their satisfaction. At the end of the post, Stones notes […]

MoCCA's Matt Murray on "Saturday Morning"

by Ed Liuon November 20, 2006
The newly opened “Saturday Morning: Art and Artifacts from a Golden Age of Television” exhibition at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art in New York City (MoCCA) brings a vast quantity of top-notch animation artwork and history all under one roof from now until March, 2007. Toon Zone News caught up with Matt Murray, […]

"Saturday Morning" at MoCCA: A Stroll Through Television History Worth the Trip

by Ed Liuon November 20, 2006
The title of the latest exhibition at the Museum of Comic Book and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) is inaccurate. Even though “Saturday Morning: Art and Artifacts from a Golden Age of Television” would seem to be about the art and artistry of Saturday morning animation, it includes a number of animated TV shows that were never […]

"The Replacements": Davy Hunkerhoff Good Looking AND Funny

by Ed Liuon November 18, 2006
When the young orphans Riley and Todd send in a comic-book coupon to Fleemco for replacement parents, they probably weren’t expecting to get ex-daredevil Dick Daring and a British super-spy “Agent K” as their new father and mother. Along with their cool new parents (and Agent K’s talking spy-mobile), the siblings also get a special […]

Hayao Miyazaki Named in Time Asia's "60 Years of Asian Heroes"

by Ed Liuon November 17, 2006
Time Asia has posted a feature on “60 Years of Asian Heroes,” naming the most influential figures in Asian history for the past 6 decades. One of the 60 is Hayao Miyazaki, described as, “Walt Disney, Steven Spielberg and Orson Welles combined, with a dash of Claude Monet in his sumptuous landscapes and more than […]