David Bossert is a man who has worn many hats at the Walt Disney Company over his 22-year career with the company. After receiving a B.F.A. from the renowned California Institute of the Arts in 1983, Bossert began his career at Disney as an effects animator, working on films such as The Black Cauldron, Who […]
Former Disney animator Christian Slade is publicizing his new original graphic novel Korgi, set in a fantasy world where people live alongside magical creatures who resemble Welsh Corgi dogs. Korgi will be part of publisher Top Shelf’s Free Comic Book Day offering in a flip book alongside Andy Runton’s Owly.
At this past week’s New York Toy Fair, DC Direct showed off several new action figure lines, including a collectors set that will tie-in to the announced Superman: Doomsday direct-to-video animated movie and a set of figures based on the manga and anime Afro Samurai. The Superman: Doomsday figures are currently scheduled to go on […]
Amid Amidi at Cartoon Brew is reporting that Canadian animation legend Ryan Larkin passed away on February 14, 2007, due to complications from lung cancer. Larkin was the director and animator of the Academy Award-nominated short film Walking, as well as Sphinx and Street Musique.
TwitchFilm is reporting that the Weinstein Company has bought Michel Ocelot’s Azur and Asmar, which debuted at the Cannes Film Festival last year to rave reviews. There was no further news at press time whether the film would receive a theatrical run or just a DVD release. (via Cartoon Brew)
The Spline Doctors weblog, run by two Pixar animators, has just posted Cartoon Brew. The interview runs for nearly an hour, and covers both Bird’s personal history and professional opinions on animation. (via Cartoon Brew)
Writer Mark Evanier has begun a series on his weblog about the origins of Scrappy Doo. The first installment discusses how stories were pitched on the show, the threat of cancellation looming over the show, and how Scrappy Doo entered into the picture.
AvatarSpirit.net is noting that volume 3 of season 2 of Avatar the Last Airbender is scheduled for release on May 22, 2007. As with volumes 1 and 2, the DVD will be packaged with an exclusive mini-comics. The disc will include episodes 211 (“The Desert”) through 215 (“Tales of Ba Sing Se”).
There are a lot of fond childhood memories surrounding the assorted products of Filmation Studios, but it’s pretty safe to say that none of them involve shockingly high production values. This becomes painfully evident when watching the recently released Star Trek: The Animated Series boxed set. Watching the first few episodes, the animation is almost […]
In a recent weblog posting, Slave Labor Graphics’ owner, president, and publisher Dan Vado discussed the state of the Disney licensed comics deal that produced comics based on Haunted Mansion, Tron, and Gargoyles. Vado acknowledges that there have been bumps in production and that the line “has not been what one might call a success […]