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Wichita Eagle Covers Anime Festival Wichita

by Ed Liuon August 21, 2006
The Wichita Eagle has posted a write-up of this past weekend’s Anime Festival Wichita, which was expected to draw upwards of 2,000 attendees. Several different attendees were interviewed, mostly about their costuming and the social opportunities the convention provided for similarly minded fans. (via Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat weblog)

NY Times on "Full Metal Alchemist" Movie

by Ed Liuon August 21, 2006
The New York Times has published an article about the Fullmetal Alchemist movie (registration required). The article includes comments by director Seiji Mizushima about the difficulties he encountered in making the movie, and also digs into the appeal the series has for its overseas fans. Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie: The Conqueror of Shambala will receive […]

Tony White's New Book Debuts, Animaticus Foundation Launches "2D or Not 2D" Festival

by Ed Liuon August 20, 2006
A press release has announced the release of animator Tony White’s Animation from Pencils to Pixels textbook, promising to be a “one-stop-shop on animation” from start to finish in both creative and business processes. The book is available now from Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and other bookstores nationwide. Included with the book is a work-in-progress […]

Press Release: Animaticus Foundation Presents "2D or Not 2D" Animation Festival

by Ed Liuon August 20, 2006
Animaticus Press release ~ 08.11.06: Tony White’s new book, “ANIMATION from PENCILS to PIXELS ~ Classical Techniques for Digital Animators” is released after an exhaustive, three year creation period. This 500 page, one-stop-shop on animation… including a 400 e-page ‘making of’ presentation of the author’s new film “Endangered Species”… can now be obtained from most […]

Toonami Jetstream Serves More than 9.5 Million Streams

by Ed Liuon August 20, 2006
A joint press release between VIZ Media and Cartoon Network states that the Toonami Jetstream broadband streaming video service has served more than 9.5 million video streams in its first month of operation. Located at ToonamiJetstream.com, the site offers full-length streaming video of Cartoon Network series like Samurai Jack and Megas XLR alongside VIZ Media […]

PR: Toonami Jetstream Delivers More Than 9.5 Million Video Streams Since Launch

by Ed Liuon August 20, 2006
For Release: August 16, 2006 Free Action and Anime Broadband Service Toonami Jetstream Delivers More Than 9.5 Million Video Streams Since July 14 Launch Cartoon Network and VIZ Media Broadband Joint Venture Proves Successful with Fans, Attracting More Than of 725,000 Unique Visitors Per Week for First Four Weeks Fans are flocking to Toonami Jetstream […]

"Salute to Norman McLaren" on August 18

by Ed Liuon August 18, 2006
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will be hosting a Salute to Norman McLaren tonight, August 18, 2006. Newly restored prints of several of McLaren’s groundbreaking animated films for the National Film Board of Canada will be screened at the event. Admission is $5, and full details may be found at the Academy’s […]

Animated-News.com Interviews Disney Animator Eric Goldberg

by Ed Liuon August 18, 2006
Animated-News.com has interviewed veteran Disney animator Eric Goldberg, discussing his recent work, his history with the Disney Feature Animation studio, his return to the studio, and what the future holds. (via Cartoon Brew)

Crave Online Speaks to Craig Kyle on "Ultimate Avengers 2"

by Ed Liuon August 18, 2006
Crave Online has posted part 1 of an interview with Craig Kyle, VP of Creative Development at Marvel Animation, about the Ultimate Avengers 2 direct-to-DVD movie. (via Comic Book Resources.com’s Comic Reel)

Tony Jay ?? - 2006

by Ed Liuon August 18, 2006
Actor Tony Jay died on Sunday, August 13, due to complications following micro-surgery to remove non-cancerous tumors from his lungs. Jay lent his voice to numerous video game and animated characters, with his memorable baritone speaking for characters as varied as Judge Frollo in Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Tick‘s Chairface Chippendale, Marvel’s […]