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SciFi Channel to Release "Screw On Head" Premiere Early On-Line

The SciFi Channel has announced that The Amazing Screw-On Head, an animated pilot based on a Mike Mignola comic book, will debut on July 13 on the SCI FI Pulse broadband channel, two weeks before its broadcast debut. Viewers who watch the show on the Pulse will be able to fill out a survey which […]

Newsday on Rotoscoping and "A Scanner Darkly"

As part of its coverage of Richard Linklater’s new movie A Scanner Darkly, Newsday has published an article about the new rotoscoping techniques used to animate the film’s actors. The article also discusses the use of rotoscoping, which utilizes drawn animation over film of live-action actors, in a recent Charles Schwab TV advertising campaign. (via […]

Ray Harryhausen Comics Coming from Bluewater Productions

BlueWater Productions announced a partnership with legendary stop-motion animator Ray Harryhausen to produce six new comic book titles, several of which will advance the stories in his most famous science fiction and fantasy films. Three titles are due this year: Wrath of the Titans, 20 Million Miles to Earth, and Sinbad: Rogue of Mars. A […]

"This Ugly Yet Beautiful World" Premieres on Anime Network

The Anime Network has issued a press release announcing the premiere of This Ugly Yet Beautiful World today, July 6, 2006. The show was made to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Studio Gainax, and is produced by the same unit that produced Neon Genesis Evangelion. This Ugly Yet Beautiful World is the first of several […]

Press Release: Premiere of This Ugly Yet Beautiful World on Anime Network

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PREMIERE OF THIS UGLY YET BEAUTIFUL WORLD ON ANIME NETWORK FIRST NORTH AMERICAN BROADCAST OF FAMED STUDIO GAINAX’ 20TH ANNIVERSARY SHOWPIECE HOUSTON, July 6, 2006-Anime Network, the first cable channel in North America dedicated to anime, announced that it will begin airing today the first episode of This Ugly Yet Beautiful World, […]

Miyazaki, Fanning Invited to Become Oscar Voters

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has just extended invitations to several potential new members, including occasional voice actress Dakota Fanning and Japanese animation director Hayao Miyazaki. Several of the 120 invitees for 2006 seem to have been selected to address criticisms that the Academy is either an “old man’s club” or lacks […]

58th Emmy Nominations; Foster's, Simpsons, South Park, Cluster Prime

The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Award nominations have been announced by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Animation-related categories and nominees are: Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less than One Hour) – Camp Lazlo: “Hello Dolly/Over Cooked Beans” (Cartoon Network) – Family Guy: “PTV” (Fox) – Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends: “Go Goo Go” […]

"Animated Shorts" Posts Part 2 of Lou Scheimer Interview

Steve Fritz’s latest “Animated Shorts” column for Newsarama posts part 2 of his interview with Lou Scheimer, talking about the heyday of the Filmation Studio as they landed several DC Comics licenses along with The Archies and Star Trek animated projects and Bill Cosby’s Fat Albert cartoon. Other content in the column includes reviews of […]

STAS 10th: Neil Vokes on "Superman Adventures"

To commemorate the impending 10th anniversary of Superman the Animated Series, Toon Zone News and the World’s Finest Online have teamed up for an interview series with an assortment of people associated with the show or the tie-in Superman Adventures comic book series. Comic book artist Neil Vokes is a seasoned veteran of the business, […]

Mike McAvennie on Writing JLU's Royal Flush Gang

Former Superman Adventures editor Mike McAvennie has been interviewed by Comicon.com’s PULSE News about his issue of Justice League Unlimited #23, released this past Wednesday and starring the Royal Flush Gang. Several pages of black-and-white artwork are included with the article, and a 4-page preview of the issue is available at Mile High Comics.

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