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Animation Guild on Pixar Storytelling Techniques

by Ed Liuon October 24, 2006
Kevin Koch, President of the Animation Guild (Local 839 IATSE), has made two weblog postings summarizing Andrew Stanton’s keynote on Pixar Animation Studio’s storytelling techniques (click for part 1 and part 2). The postings include several behind-the-scenes anecdotes on the story development of both Toy Story films, Finding Nemo, A Bug’s Life, and Monsters, Inc. […]

"Nightmare Before Christmas" 3-D Pulls in $3.3m in Opening Weekend

by Ed Liuon October 23, 2006
The Hollywood Reporter states that Disney’s The Nightmare Before Christmas 3-D earned $3.3 million in its opening weekend, raking in $291,000 at the El Capitain Theatre in Hollywood to break the house record previously held by Pirates of the Caribbean 2. Buena Vista distribution president Chuck Viane was quoted as saying, “There is no question […]

Paul Dini Talks "Detective Comics"

by Ed Liuon October 20, 2006 has posted a summary of a conference call with writer Paul Dini and DC Universe Executive Editor Dan Didio, where Dini was given a chance to talk about his current run on Detective Comics. Dini noted that he was nearly given the assignment to write All-Star Batman and discussed his approaches to writing Batman […]

ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive Hosts "Cool World" Storyboards

by Ed Liuon October 20, 2006
Steve Worth of the ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive Project has posted scans of several original storyboards by the late Louise Zingarelli from Ralph Bakshi’s feature film Cool World. The storyboards reveal a far more mature and adult-themed movie than the final product, and the accompanying weblog post is a loving tribute to the distinctive Zingarelli. (via […]

Simon Furman Talks "Transformers" Comics

by Ed Liuon October 20, 2006
Writer Simon Furman has spoken to Comic Book Resources about his work on the Transformers tie-in comic books, discussing the mini-series approach the company is taking over a regular monthly comic book, how he keeps from going stale creatively, and his plans for some lesser-known or less loved Transformer characters.

Sifu Kisu Talks Martial-Arts of "Avatar" to

by Ed Liuon October 20, 2006 has posted the first section of an interview with Sifu Kisu, the martial-arts consultant to Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender. Included in the topics discussed are how Sifu Kisu discovered the martial arts, how he got invovled with the show, what his involvement in the show entails, and how to develop a martial-arts style […]

Disney Announces "Finding Nemo" Stage Musical

by Ed Liuon October 19, 2006
Confirming a story first reported in April, the Walt Disney Company has announced that Finding Nemo will be adapted into a stage musical. Previews are scheduled to begin in November for a January 2007 premiere at the Theatre in the Wild at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World in Orlando. The director of […]

Mark Evanier on "Dungeons & Dragons" DVD Extras

by Ed Liuon October 19, 2006
Writer Mark Evanier has posted some of the extras that are scheduled to be included on the Dungeons and Dragons Complete Animated Series DVD set. In addition to all 27 episodes of the show, the set will include commentary tracks and interviews and a radio-play of a script written by Michael Reaves that was meant […]

"Hellboy: Sword of Storms" Trailer On-line

by Ed Liuon October 18, 2006
The trailer for the animated Hellboy: Sword of Storms movie has just been posted at the official website. The direct-to-video movie is based on the Mike Mignola comic book from Dark Horse. Several actors from the live-action movie will reprise their roles, including Ron Perlman as Hellboy and Selma Blair as Liz Sherman.

Anime Network Video-on-Demand Premieres of "Paniponi Dash" and "Guyver"

by Ed Liuon October 18, 2006
The Anime Network has announced two debuts on the Anime Network Video-on-Demand service. Guyver will premiere on October 26, 2006, showcasing the latest battles of the techno-organic armor suit against a horrific army of bio-monsters. Guyver Volume 1 will debut on DVD on November 14. Read the press release for Guyver here. On November 30, […]