The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced the nominees for the 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Cars, Happy Feet, and Monster House received nominations for the Best Animated Film. In addition, “The Song of the Heart” from Happy Feet landed a nomination for Best Original Song.
Children will soon be able to surround themselves with Diego, the hero of Nickelodeon’s Go, Diego, Go! animated series, with a line of bedsheets and room decor coming soon to Toys R’ Us and Wal-Mart stores, as well as several on-line retailers. Read the full press release for details.
The Wall Street Journal has profiled animator Lasse Gjertsen, whose stop-motion music video “Amateur” has drawn more than 1.5 million views on YouTube and inspired a commercial for Cartoon Network’s Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends. (via Cartoon Brew)
Editor & Publisher is reporting that the “Cartoon America” show currently on display at the Library of Congress has been extended. Originally scheduled to close on January 27, 2007, the show will now run through February 24. The show contains highlights of the Art Wood Collection of Cartoon and Caricature, and also includes works by […]
Premier Lines of Go, Diego, Go!™ Bedding and Room Décor to Swing on to Shelves For the first time, kids can join Dora the Explorer’s cousin Diego in animal themed action adventures in their own rooms with Go , Diego , Go! toddler bedding and room décor! The line which is licensed from Funhouse, a […]
Comic Book Resources’ Comics Reel states that a high-resolution trailer for the new CGI-animated TMNT movie is available in Windows Media format at the Warner Brothers website. A slightly different trailer is also available on the ThunderCats Season 2 DVD boxed set. TMNT promises to restart the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. The movie is […]
The latest “Animated Shorts” column at Newsarama speaks to Dark Horse Comics publisher Mike Richardson about Disney’s Gremlins, a property created by Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) and recently unearthed and published by Dark Horse. Richardson discusses how he discovered Gremlins, the challenges he faced in licensing the rights from Disney for the […]
Premiere Magazine has published its list of the 20 Most Overrated Movies of All Time. Disney’s Fantasia is the fourth entry on the list, described as “a mishmash of pedantic narration and erratic tone.” Premiere also suggests that those who love the film should “(skip) your daily dose of acid before breakfast.” (via Amid Amidi […]
The New York Times examines the continuing success of Nickelodeon (registration required), and makes note of the networks’ continued and unflagging committment to new and on-going animated programming, with Nickelodeon president Cyma Zarghami stating that “Animation really is the heart and soul of our business.” The article looks at the success of old favorites like […]
PBS will be reviving “Matinee at the Bijou,” a series that aims to “faithfully replicate the pre-1960 movie matinee experience,” with a new 12-episode season in 2007. Animated short films will be included as a regular part of each installment, all of which will be remastered in high-definition, with Betty Boop, Tom & Jerry, and […]