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Brad Bird Interviewed at Spline Doctors Podcast

by Ed Liuon February 16, 2007
The Spline Doctors weblog, run by two Pixar animators, has just posted Cartoon Brew. The interview runs for nearly an hour, and covers both Bird’s personal history and professional opinions on animation. (via Cartoon Brew)

Mark Evanier on the Birth of Scrappy Doo

by Ed Liuon February 15, 2007
Writer Mark Evanier has begun a series on his weblog about the origins of Scrappy Doo. The first installment discusses how stories were pitched on the show, the threat of cancellation looming over the show, and how Scrappy Doo entered into the picture.

"Avatar" Season 2, Volume 3 Coming May 22, 2007

by Ed Liuon February 15, 2007
AvatarSpirit.net is noting that volume 3 of season 2 of Avatar the Last Airbender is scheduled for release on May 22, 2007. As with volumes 1 and 2, the DVD will be packaged with an exclusive mini-comics. The disc will include episodes 211 (“The Desert”) through 215 (“Tales of Ba Sing Se”).

A Note of Recognition for: Filmation’s "Star Trek" Animators

by Ed Liuon February 15, 2007
There are a lot of fond childhood memories surrounding the assorted products of Filmation Studios, but it’s pretty safe to say that none of them involve shockingly high production values. This becomes painfully evident when watching the recently released Star Trek: The Animated Series boxed set. Watching the first few episodes, the animation is almost […]

SLG’s Dan Vado Talks Disney Licensed Comics Issues (Updated)

by Ed Liuon February 15, 2007
In a recent weblog posting, Slave Labor Graphics’ owner, president, and publisher Dan Vado discussed the state of the Disney licensed comics deal that produced comics based on Haunted Mansion, Tron, and Gargoyles. Vado acknowledges that there have been bumps in production and that the line “has not been what one might call a success […]

Montreal Museum Announces Programming for "Once Upon a Time: Walt Disney"

by Ed Liuon February 14, 2007
The Montreal Museum has announced its public programs in conjunction with its “Once Upon a Time Walt Disney: The Sources of Inspiration for the Disney Studios” exhibition, which will be on view at the Museum from March 8 – June 24, 2007. The programs will include a lecture series on Disney and his impact on […]

PR: Montreal Museum Of Fine Arts "Once Upon A Time Walt Disney" Public Programming

by Ed Liuon February 14, 2007
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts has developed an array of public and family programs to be held in conjunction with Once Upon a Time Walt Disney: The Sources of Inspiration for the Disney Studios, on view at the Museum March 8 – June 24, 2007. In addition, the Cinémathèque québécoise marks the exhibition with […]

1,600+ Pre-Orders for "The Last Unicorn;" 35,000 Sales in 1st Week

by Ed Liuon February 14, 2007
According to the latest “Phoenix” newsletter, more than 1,600 pre-orders for The Last Unicorn 25th Anniversary DVD edition came in directly to the Conlan Press website. The response has temporarily overwhelmed author Peter S. Beagle and the staff, who were expecting approximately 300 pre-orders before the DVD’s February 6 release date. The needs to fulfill […]

Mark Washaw on Animating "Smallville"’s Green Arrow for Cell Phones

by Ed Liuon February 13, 2007
Newsarama.com’s “Animated Shorts” column has interviewed producer Mark Washaw about the new series of animated films telling the origin story of Green Arrow from the Smallville TV show, currently being distributed on the Sprint mobile network. Washaw discusses where the series fits with Green Arrow’s Smallville appearances and leaves the door open to future animated […]

Todd Nauck Talks "Spider-Man," "Teen Titans Go!," and "Wildguard"

by Ed Liuon February 13, 2007
Artist Todd Nauck has been interviewed by the Sequential Tart website, where he discusses his new assignment as the artist for Marvel Comics’ Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, his on-going work with J. Torres on the Teen Titans Go! comic, and his own Wildguard series.