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PR: Atari Unveils New York Comic-Con 2007 Line-Up

by Ed Liuon February 18, 2007
ATARI UNVEILS NEW YORK COMIC CON 2007 LINE-UP Never-Before-Seen Godzilla®: Unleashed, Bullet Witch(TM), and Dragon Ball Z® Shin Budokai(TM): Another Road to Appear Publicly for First Time NEW YORK, NY, February 15, 2007 – Atari, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATAR), one of the world’s most recognized brands and leading third-party video game publisher, today announced the Company’s […]

PR: Starz Home Entertainment Shines at New York Comic Con

by Ed Liuon February 18, 2007
Starz Home Entertainment Takes The 2nd Annual New York Comic Con By Storm! Guests Of Honor Include Stan Lee, Mike Mignola, Jeffrey Combs and The Masters of Horror! WHAT: Starz Home Entertainment at the 2nd Annual New York Comic Con WHEN: Saturday, February 24th TIME: SEE SCHEDULE BELOW WHERE: Jacob Javits Center, New York City […]

Academy Award Nominated Short Films in Theaters Now

by Ed Liuon February 18, 2007
Magnolia Pictures has released a compilation of this year’s Academy Award nominated short films into theaters. The animated films included as part of the compilation are: THE DANISH POET (Den Danske Dikteren) National Film Board of Canada / NORWAY & CANADA – 15 Minutes Oscar Nominee: Torill Kove Kasper, a poet whose creative well has […]

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit to Terminate Slesinger "Pooh" Rights

by Ed Liuon February 18, 2007
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Judge Florence-Marie Cooper dismissed a copyright lawsuit brought by the heirs of A.A. Milne over the rights to Winnie the Pooh (free registration required). The lawsuit, filed by the granddaughters of Milne and Pooh illustrator E.H. Shepard, attempted to use U.S. copyright law to assert rights to the […]

DreamWorks Releases New "Shrek the Third" and "Bee Movie" Trailers

by Ed Liuon February 18, 2007
DreamWorks Animation has released new trailers for Shrek the Third and Bee Movie, which can be viewed on the Internet in a variety of media formats: Shrek the Third: Quick Time (High Quality | Medium Quality | Low Quality) Windows Media (High Quality | Medium Quality | Low Quality) Real Media (High Quality | Medium […]

Talking with Disney’s David Bossert About Pooh and Platinum Editions

by Ed Liuon February 16, 2007
David Bossert is a man who has worn many hats at the Walt Disney Company over his 22-year career with the company. After receiving a B.F.A. from the renowned California Institute of the Arts in 1983, Bossert began his career at Disney as an effects animator, working on films such as The Black Cauldron, Who […]

Christian Slade Talks "Korgi"

by Ed Liuon February 16, 2007
Former Disney animator Christian Slade is publicizing his new original graphic novel Korgi, set in a fantasy world where people live alongside magical creatures who resemble Welsh Corgi dogs. Korgi will be part of publisher Top Shelf’s Free Comic Book Day offering in a flip book alongside Andy Runton’s Owly.

DC Direct Shows "Superman: Doomsday," "Afro Samurai" Action Figures

by Ed Liuon February 16, 2007
At this past week’s New York Toy Fair, DC Direct showed off several new action figure lines, including a collectors set that will tie-in to the announced Superman: Doomsday direct-to-video animated movie and a set of figures based on the manga and anime Afro Samurai. The Superman: Doomsday figures are currently scheduled to go on […]

Ryan Larkin, Canadian Animator, 1943 – 2007

by Ed Liuon February 16, 2007
Amid Amidi at Cartoon Brew is reporting that Canadian animation legend Ryan Larkin passed away on February 14, 2007, due to complications from lung cancer. Larkin was the director and animator of the Academy Award-nominated short film Walking, as well as Sphinx and Street Musique.

"Azur and Asmar" to be Distributed by Weinstein Company

by Ed Liuon February 16, 2007
TwitchFilm is reporting that the Weinstein Company has bought Michel Ocelot’s Azur and Asmar, which debuted at the Cannes Film Festival last year to rave reviews. There was no further news at press time whether the film would receive a theatrical run or just a DVD release. (via Cartoon Brew)