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UK/Australia "Ren and Stimpy" DVDs Censored

A report on the Lyris Lite weblog is stating that the UK and Australian DVD release of Ren and Stimpy Season 1 and 2 has been censored. Slightly over 3 minutes have been cut from the “Out West” cartoon to conform to British Board of Film Censors regulations, which prohibit the depiction of hanging as […]

AtomFilms To Go Serves Up Portable Short Films

AtomFilms has just launched their “AtomFilms To Go” service, which allows people to download short films optimized for display on portable devices such as Sony’s PSP and Apple’s iPod Video. Included in the launch titles are several animated offerings, including Bill Plympton’s “Your Face” and “Vampz,” which depicts vampire sibling rivalry.

Live-Action "Simpsons" Demonstrates Viral Marketing in Action

A post at the Los Angeles Times‘ “Channel Island” weblog notes that a live-action version of the Simpsons opening sequence posted on YouTube.com has been a rampaging success. Originally commissioned by director Chris Palmer and UK ad agency Devilfish, the ad has spread throughout the Internet with incredible speed, achieving the “viral marketing” goals of […]

Jeannie Schulz on Managing "Peanuts" Legacy

Jeannie Schulz, the widow of famed Peanuts cartoonist Charles Schulz, has been profiled in an article syndicated by the Los Angeles Times. The article goes into Jeannie Schulz’s life and her marriage to Charles Schulz, her stewardship of the Peanuts legacy and the Charles Schulz Museum and Research Center, and how she finds balance through […]

Ghibli World Covers "Monmon the Water Spider"

GhibliWorld.com’s news entry for March 7 includes information and several still pictures of Studio Ghibli’s Mizugumo Monmon (Monmon the Water Spider). The short film is currently only shown at the Studio Ghibli museum in Japan. (via Nausicaa.net)

CN's Terry Kalagian Interviewed at Newsarama.com

The latest Animated Shorts column at Newsarama.com has interviewed Terry Kalagian, Cartoon Network VP of Acquisitions and Co-Productions. Among the topics discussed are the ratings for CN’s various anime properties, new acquisitions (or the inability of Kalagian to say anything about them), and details behind the airing of Marvel’s new animated movies.

Pixar Reports Record 2005 Revenue on Lower 4Q Results

Pixar Animation Studios announced profits of $30.9 million on revenues of $55.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2005, for earnings of $0.25 per diluted share. These results are significantly lower than those from a year ago, whose $55.2 million profit rivaled this past quarter’s entire profit. However, the quarterly numbers capped off Pixar’s most […]

Pixar's "Cars" Website Goes Live

The official website for Pixar’s Cars has opened with content about the film. Jim Hill has run through the material available there now, pointing out highlights of the site along with in-jokes and missing content. Cars is scheduled for release in the U.S. on June 9, 2006. In a related story, Hill has also written […]

Devil's Due Publishing Announces 2Q 2006 Trade Paperbacks

Devil’s Due Publishing has announced their trade paperback release schedule for the second quarter of 2006, which will include two Familiy Guy original graphic novels and a collection of the Snake Eyes: Declassified mini-series which was spun off from their regular G.I. Joe comic book series.

Todd Nauck on Drawing DC's Teen Heroes, "Wildguard"

Artist Todd Nauck was just interviewed by Newsarama.com about his work on Teen Titans Go!, a brief stint on the recent regular Teen Titans book, and his own creator-owned series Wildguard, which combines superhero genre fiction with reality TV.

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