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"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 […]

Paul Dini Talks "Detective Comics"

by Ed Liuon August 17, 2006
Newsarama.com has interviewed Paul Dini about his 12-issue run on Detective Comics, discussing what took so long to get him on a regular Batman comic, the differences between writing for comics and for the animated series, and upcoming plots for issues in his run. Detective Comics #821 and #822, the first two issues of Dini’s […]

Quick Stop Entertainment Interviews Maurice LaMarche

by Ed Liuon August 17, 2006
The Quick Stop Entertainment website has posted a long interview with voice actor Maurice LaMarche, covering his formative years in Canada, his start in stand-up comedy, and his long and varied career in voice acting. (via Mark Evanier’s weblog)

May 7, 2007 is Free Comic Book Day 2007

by Ed Liuon August 16, 2006
A press release has declared May 7, 2007 to be next year’s Free Comic Book Day. Participating retailers will have a wide selection of free comic books for customers, ranging from DC and Marvel superheroes, to Archie and Gemstone/Disney icons, to a raft of independent and small-press offerings. It will also coincide with the opening […]

Eric Radomski Talks "Shaggy & Scooby Doo: Get a Clue"

by Ed Liuon August 16, 2006
Steve Fritz’s “Animated Shorts” column on Newsarama.com has spoken to producer Eric Radomski about the revamped Shaggy and Scooby Doo for the upcoming Shaggy & Scooby Doo: Get a Clue series. The new series focuses on the pair of title characters, as Shaggy inherits a fortune from his eccentric inventor uncle and Scooby Doo ingests […]

"Crayon Shinchan" Debuts on Adult Swim August 19; Dorkin Talks Adaptation

by Ed Liuon August 16, 2006
Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat weblog notes that Crayon Shinchan will debut on Adult Swim on August 19, 2006 at 10:30 PM. The lead character Shin Chan is often referred to as the “Bart Simpson of Japan,” with a penchant for relentless mocking of his parents and societal mores. MacDonald also links to frank comments made […]

Newspapers Give Away Reprint of Spider-Man Debut

by Ed Liuon August 16, 2006
News America Marketing and Marvel Comics are teaming up to distribute free reprints of Amazing Fantasy #15 in 122 newspapers nationwide, including the Chicago Sun-Times and the New York Post. The original comic introduced Stan Lee and Steve Ditko’s Spider-Man to the public in 1962. The free comic is apparently part of a deal signed […]