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Pop Matters on "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

by Ed Liuon December 17, 2006
The Pop Matters website has posted an article about the making of A Charlie Brown Christmas, the perennial holiday classic about Charles Schulz’s Peanuts gang discovering the true meaning of Christmas. Interviewed for the article are Bill Melendez, director, animator, and voice of Snoopy; and Jeannie Schulz, widow of Charles Schulz. (via Mark Evanier’s weblog)

Neil Gaiman on "Coraline" Movie Status

by Ed Liuon December 15, 2006
Neil Gaiman’s latest weblog entry discusses his recent visit to the set of Coraline, the stop-motion animation adaptation of his children’s novella which will be directed by Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas). Earlier entries note that Gaiman is very pleased with the state of the film, although he is reluctant to say more until […]

CBS Considering New "Star Trek" Web Cartoon; Producer Interviewed

by Ed Liuon December 15, 2006
The Trek Movie Report website is reporting that CBS is considering new Star Trek web cartoons as the next product in the venerable science fiction franchise. The site spoke to David Rossi, producer and writer, who discussed the setting and drives behind the new webtoons. The webtoons would be 5-6 minute mini-episodes similar to Cartoon […]

Evan Dorkin on New "Shin-Chan" and "Simpsons" Comics

by Ed Liuon December 15, 2006
Writer Evan Dorkin’s latest weblog entry indicates that he and his wife Sarah Dyer are continuing to “punch-up” new episodes of Crayon Shin-Chan, although he does not have any idea when or if new episodes will be appearing on Adult Swim. He also updates on a Bart Simpson comic script for Bongo Comics. (via Heidi […]

Have Yourself a Very Adult Swim Christmas

by Ed Liuon December 14, 2006
Adult Swim has announced the final schedule for its Christmas Eve holiday marathon, running from 10 PM to 2 AM (Eastern and Pacific) on December 24. Scheduled programming includes holiday episodes of Futurama, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Family Guy, Morel Orel, and the Venture Brothers, plus an episode of Assy McGee that has nothing to […]

Press Release: Adult Swim Sets Schedule for Heart-Warming Christmas Eve Spectacular

by Ed Liuon December 14, 2006
Adult Swim Sets Schedule for Heart-Warming Christmas Eve Spectacular Special Holiday Episodes from Robot Chicken, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Family Guy, The Venture Bros., Squidbillies and Pee-wee’s Playhouse Begin at 10 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 24 What would Christmas be without longwinded stories, family violence, awkward moments, celebrity cameos, kicks to the groin and lots […]

64th Annual Golden Globe Nominees Announced

by Ed Liuon December 14, 2006
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.

"Go, Diego, Go!" Bedding and Room Decor Coming Soon

by Ed Liuon December 14, 2006
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.

"Wall Street Journal" Profiles Lasse Gjertsen’s Stop-Motion Animation

by Ed Liuon December 14, 2006
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)

"Cartoon America" Show Extended to February 24

by Ed Liuon December 14, 2006
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 […]