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Free Comic Book Day on May 5, 2007

by Ed Liuon May 4, 2007
Free Comic Book Day will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2007, at participating comic book stores throughout the United States and internationally. Full details about available titles and participating stores can be found at the Free Comic Book Day website. In related stories, The New York Times also has coverage of the event and […]

Joe Clokey on the Life and Times of Gumby

by Ed Liuon May 2, 2007
Joe Clokey, son of stop-motion animator Art Clokey, has spoken to Newsarama’s Animated Shorts about growing up with Gumby. The article delves in depth into Art Clokey’s career creating Gumby, the ups and downs of the character during his 50 years of existence, and why Joe Clokey thinks stop-motion animators make better CGI-animators than traditional […]

"Avatar" Co-Creators Mike DiMartino & Bryan Konietzko Interviewed (UPDATED Apr 30)

by Ed Liuon April 30, 2007
AvatarSpirit.net has posted part 1 of a 3-part interview with Mike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, co-creators of Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender. There was a general embargo of information on season 3 of the show, but the pair still discuss how much of the show was planned in advance, how much Internet fan reaction influences […]

Reports Claim Disney Dropping "Buena Vista" Brand Name

by Ed Liuon April 26, 2007
In an anonymously sourced story, Bloomberg News is reporting that the Walt Disney Corporation is about to purge its entertainment divisions of the “Buena Vista” brand name within weeks to take advantage of the wide recognition of the Disney brand name. The affected divisions are Buena Vista Distribution, which distributes Disney’s feature films to theatres, […]

"Cartoon Modern" Named Best Film Book of 2006 by Theatre Library Association

by Ed Liuon April 26, 2007
Amid Amidi’s Cartoon Modern has been named the Best Film Book of 2006 by the Theatre Library Association. The book examines the unrecognized and undervalued animators of the 20th Century.

Hard Time for "Visual Novel" Publishing in U.S.

by Ed Liuon April 25, 2007
Representatives from Hirameki International have described the troubles they have had in finding an American market for “visual novels” imported from Japan. The visual novels present an interactive narrative similar to the famous “Choose Your Own Adventure” series of books, but the company has had little luck expanding outside the anime market to reach other […]

FUNimation Channel to Air Central Park Media Anime Properties

by Ed Liuon April 25, 2007
An announcement on the FUNimation Channel home page is announcing that the channel has acquired the rights to air several popular anime from Central Park Media, including Grave of the Fireflies, Record of Lodoss Wars, Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie, and Project A-Ko. The first anime to debut will be Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie […]

PR: Superheroes Fly Through the Skies as Corus Kids TV Ramps Up for Summer Vacation

by Ed Liuon April 25, 2007
SUPERHEROES FLY THROUGH THE SKIES AS CORUS KIDS TELEVISION RAMPS UP FOR SUMMER VACATION (April 23, 2007 – Toronto , Canada ) This June, YTV and Treehouse celebrate summer vacation with a jam-packed schedule of movies and specials. Highlights include: Superhero Saturday, MÄR and Last Day of School on YTV, and Treehouse special events Hello […]

PR: "The Batman" Season Finale Foreshadows Greater Adventures for 2007-2008

by Ed Liuon April 25, 2007
“THE BATMAN” SEASON FINALE FORESHADOWS GREATER ADVENTURES FOR 2007-2008 SEASON ON KIDS’ WB! ON THE CW Caped Crusader Pairs With Martian Manhunter to Combat Alien Destruction of Gotham in Two-Part Episode to Air on Consecutive Saturdays April 28 & May 5 BURBANK, CA (APRIL 20, 2007) – Three-time Emmy Award winner “The Batman” offers a […]

PR: Teletoon Launches Video on Demand and Mobile TV Services

by Ed Liuon April 25, 2007
TELETOON LAUNCHES VIDEO ON DEMAND AND MOBILE TV SERVICES Toronto – TELETOON, Canada’s only all animation network, is taking some of its most popular Canadian cartoons to viewers where and when they want them with the launch of two new digital services, Video on Demand (VOD) on April 27 and Mobile TV on May 15. […]