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Old TimeToons Find Home on Black Family Channel

Jerry Beck’s Cartoon Brew weblog is reporting that several older animated shorts are being aired regularly on the Black Family Channel, offered on some digital cable channel packages. Mentioned specifically are King Leonardo and Friends and several public-domain Warner Brothers cartoons.

Mainstream Media on Animation Tech Advances

The Los Angeles Times details how the “Massive” system was used in the production of The Ant Bully (free registration required). Originally created by Stephen Regelous for animating massive battle sequences for The Lord of the Rings trilogy, the system was used in The Ant Bully to control vast crowds of computer-generated ants. The system […]

The Track Team Talks "Avatar" Music

AvatarSpirit.net has posted the first of a 3-part interview with the Track Team’s Jeremy Zuckerman, half of the team that creates the music for Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender. Zuckerman discusses how he and his musical partner Benjamin Wynn formed the Track Team, how they landed the Avatar job, and how they interact with the […]

More Tad Stones on "Hellboy: Sword of Storms"

Director Tad Stones has been interviewed by SciFi Wire, the news service of the SciFi Channel, about the animated movie Hellboy: Sword of Storms. Stones discusses how he and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola met while working on Disney’s Atlantis, and discusses the change from an animated series to two animated movies. Related story: IGN Interviews […]

Craig Kyle Talks "Dr. Strange" DTV

Now Playing Magazine has posted an article with Craig Kyle, animation VP for Marvel Comics, which focuses on the Doctor Strange direct-to-video animated movie that is expected to follow Ultimate Avengers 2 and Iron Man. Kyle tackles the challenges of storytelling where the lead character is very unsympathetic for more than half the movie, and […]

Disney Returns to 2-D Animation with "The Frog Princess"

Disney stated on Wednesday that it begun producing a traditional 2-D animated movie with directors Ron Clements and John Musker. The movie is titled The Frog Princess, and promises to put a female spin on the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale. No information on a projected release date was given. (via Internet Movie Database Daily […]

Animated Shorts on "Ant Bully," "Broken Saints"

The latest Animated Shorts column at Newsarama.com includes an interview with John S. Davis (sic), president and founder of DNA and director of the upcoming film The Ant Bully. Davis deals with the founding of his studio in Dallas, TX, how he picked up the film and the star power behind the voices in the […]

Habbo.com Hosts 10 Minute "Ultimate Avengers 2" Preview

Today’s edition of the Comic Book Resources’ Comic Reel column reports that Habbo.com will make a 10 minute preview of Ultimate Avengers 2 available after 4:00 PM PST.

"Flushed Away" Website Opens

DreamWorks Animation has announced that the official website for Flushed Away has launched at www.flushedaway.com. The movie, scheduled for US release on November 3, 2006, is the first CGI feature film made by Aardman Animation. The site promises a new trailer, new stills from the fiilm, and a detailed storyline, with more features to go […]

DreamWorks Announces Major Presence at SIGGRAPH 2006

DreamWorks Animation has announced that it will have a major presence at SIGGRAPH 2006 in Boston. The conference will be held between July 30 and August 3 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center to showcase the latest in computer graphics, computer animation, and related subjects. DreamWorks promises to fly over 80 artists and executives […]

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