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First Official Image of 2008’s "Transformers Animated"

by Ed Liuon June 25, 2007
Cartoon Network and Hasbro have announced Transformers Animated, a new 2-D animated series centering on the battle between the heroic Autobots and the villainous Decepticons, to air on Cartoon Network in early 2008. A 90-minute special and a full 26-episode season has been ordered. Matt Youngberg (Teen Titans, The Batman) was named as the supervising […]

PR: Cartoon Network and Hasbro Join to Create "Transformers Animated"

by Ed Liuon June 25, 2007
Cartoon Network and Hasbro Join Forces to Create TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED Latest Action-Adventure Series to Premiere 2008 on Cartoon Network The TRANSFORMERS saga has captivated kids for more than 20 years. Coming on the heels of the highly anticipated live-action theatrical film being released July 3rd, by DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures, Cartoon Network and Hasbro, […]

DisneyToon Studios Restructures, Ends Direct-to-Video Sequels

by Ed Liuon June 25, 2007
Walt Disney Studios issued a press release last Friday that stated that the DisneyToon Studios would be restructured and operate under the auspices of the Walt Disney Animation Studios. DisneyToon was responsible for creating direct-to-video sequels to Disney’s classic movies, and this news seems to confirm earlier rumors that the DTV sequels were being shelved. […]

Dwayne McDuffie Taking Over DC’s "Justice League of America" Comic (UPDATED Jun 25)

by Ed Liuon June 25, 2007
Over the weekend at the Wizardworld Philadelphia comic book convention, it was announced that Dwayne McDuffie would be taking over DC’s current Justice League of America comic book starting with issue #13. Over at Wizard magazine’s website, McDuffie discusses the Justice League comic and a number of other topics, including the origins of Milestone Media, […]

Media Giants Moving in on Indian Children’s Market

by Ed Liuon June 25, 2007
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Time-Warner Inc. is joining the Walt Disney Corporation in moving into children’s entertainment in India (free registration required). Turner Entertainment Networks Asia has just signed with three Indian production houses to make localized animated features for the Indian market. The article also notes that Turner’s Cartoon Network and […]

NY Times on Patton Oswalt’s "Ratatouille" Role

by Ed Liuon June 25, 2007
The New York Times has profiled actor Patton Oswalt (registration required), discussing how a stand-up comic known for elaborate, profanity-laden tirades about nearly anything got cast as the lead character for the G-rated Ratatouille, opening this Friday.

Michel Gagne on Working on "Ratatouille"

by Ed Liuon June 25, 2007
Artist Michel Gagne has been interviewed by Comicon.com’s PULSE News about his contributions to Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille, which centered on a sequence of abstract visuals depicting the sensations of taste in two of the main rat characters in the film. Gagne also discusses Zed, his own comic book series, and other animation work in the pipeline.

To Infinity and Beyond! A Snapshot of Modern Animation

by Ed Liuon June 22, 2007
This weekend, the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) in New York City is hosting their annual Art Festival. The following article was submitted to the show organizers to be included in the show’s program. Like comic books, animation is often viewed as a medium suitable only for children. As with comics, this perception […]

Tad Stones on "Hellboy: Blood and Iron" and Hellboy Animated’s Future

by Ed Liuon June 21, 2007
Comics2Film has interviewed Tad Stones about Hellboy: Blood and Iron, which was just released on DVD from Starz Home Entertainment. Stones discusses the genesis of some of the sequences in Blood and Iron and addresses the future of the Hellboy Animated franchise (specifically commenting on his most recent weblog entry) and what the future holds […]

Kevin Conroy on Being Batman

by Ed Liuon June 21, 2007
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed actor Kevin Conroy, best known as the voice of Batman for nearly 15 years through Batman the Animated Series in 1992 through to Justice League Unlimited in 2006. Conroy reveals details behind his audition for the role, his opinions on the creative team and his fellow voice actors, and what […]