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Parents Television Council Challenges "VeggieTales" Edits

by Ed Liuon September 22, 2006
A report in the Los Angeles Times states that L. Brent Bozell’s Parents Television Council has challenged NBC over several cuts to the VeggieTales animated series which seemed to edit out references to God (free registration required). NBC issued a statement claiming that the shows were edited for time constraints, but show creator Phil Vischer […]

Jesse Leon McCann on "Krypto the Super-Dog" Tie-in Comic

by Ed Liuon September 22, 2006
Jesse Leon McCann has spoken to ComicBookResources.com about his work on the tie-in comic book mini-series for the Krypto the Super-Dog TV show. McCann describes the unorthodox way he landed the assignment, his underlying philosophy behind the “all-ages” comic book, and the possibility of a sequel mini-series.

Bill Morrison on His Cancelled "Yellow Submarine" Adaptation

by Ed Liuon September 22, 2006
Artist Bill Morrison has spoken to ComicBookResources.com about the comic-book adaptation for the animated Yellow Submarine movie for Dark Horse Comics which was intended to be released in time for the release of the movie on DVD. Morrison explains how the comic came to be and the chain of events that led to its cancellation. […]

Marvel Posts Info on New "Fantastic Four" Episode

by Ed Liuon September 21, 2006
Marvel Comics has posted an episode description and still photographs for the new episode of Fantastic Four airing this weekend. Titled “Hard Knocks,” the episode promises an epic confrontation with a guest star from elsewhere in the Marvel Universe. The episode should air on Cartoon Network this weekend at 8:00 PM. (via Comic Book Resources’ […]

Lee Mendelson to Speak at Charles M. Schulz Museum on Oct 21

by Ed Liuon September 21, 2006
Producer Lee Mendelson will be speaking at the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center on October 21 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown TV special. Local cartoonists Darrin Bell, Paige Braddock, Michael Jantze, and Keith Knight will also be speaking about how Schulz’s work has influenced them. […]

"Avatar" Co-Creators Appearing at Pacific Media Expo on October 28

by Ed Liuon September 21, 2006
The Pacific Media Expo has announced that Avatar the Last Airbender co-creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Koznietzko will be appearing on October 28, 2006 as the conventions’ Guests of Honor. The con will be held on October 28-29 at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport hotel; full details are available at the convention website. (via […]

Katsuhiro Otomo Celebrates Cup Noodles

by Ed Liuon September 19, 2006
Several promotional materials for Nissin Food’s 35th anniversary of Cup Noodles incorporate an animated tale by famed anime director Katsuhiro Otomo. The tale is meant to reinforce the advertising campaign’s theme of Cup Noodles as a symbol of freedom. (via Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat)

Bradford International Animation Day Pays Tribute to Miyazaki

by Ed Liuon September 18, 2006
The Bradford Animation Festival 2006 will be showing a triple-bill of 3 Hayao Miyazaki films in celebratoin of International Animation Day on October 28, 2006. My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, and Princess Mononoke will be screened starting at 1:30 PM. Tickets are £5.00, or £12.00 for a day pass. (via Nausicaa.net)

"USA Today" on CGI "Horton Hears a Who"

by Ed Liuon September 18, 2006
USA Today has published a brief article and a production image from Horton Hears a Who, a CGI animated adaptation of the Dr. Seuss favorite from 20th Century Fox and starring Jim Carrey and Steve Carell. The movie will be animated by Blue Sky Studios, makers of the Ice Age franchise. (via Cartoon Brew)

Bernard "Berny" Wolf 1911 - 2006

by Ed Liuon September 15, 2006
Several news outlets are reporting on the passing of Bernard “Berny” Wolf last week at the age of 95. Wolf’s career stretched back to 1924 at Max Fleischer’s Inkwell Studios, and included stints with Disney, MGM, and Hanna-Barbera. Mark Evanier and Jerry Beck have posted longer career summaries and appreciations of Wolf’s contributions.