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"Little Mermaid" Digital Debut at El Capitan Theatre Sept. 7 - 24

by Ed Liuon August 24, 2006
Disney’s The Little Mermaid will be screened at the historic El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood from September 7-24. The re-release will be a new digitally restored version of the film that will be released on DVD in October. The opening night’s screening will also feature a panel discussion that will include producer Don Hahn, directors […]

"Whisper of the Heart" Screenings in California Sept. 23 and 24

by Ed Liuon August 24, 2006
Nausicaa.net is reporting that Studio Ghibli’s Whisper of the Heart will be screened at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, California, on September 23, 2006, at 3:00 PM; and again at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California, the next day at 7:30 PM. The screening at the Egyptian Theatre will be part of the “Unshown […]

Now Playing Interviews Tad Stones about "Hellboy" Animated

by Ed Liuon August 24, 2006
Now Playing magazine has interviewed director Tad Stones about the series of animated direct-to-DVD movies based on Mike Mignola’s Hellboy. The interview covers the trials Stones went through to get to this point, the plot summaries of the first two movies, the casting of the movies’ voices, and the prospects of more animated Hellboy projects. […]

National Cartoon Museum Picks Up $1.8M from NYC

by Ed Liuon August 23, 2006
An article on Editor & Publisher notes that Mort Walker’s National Cartoon Museum has obtained a commitment for $1.8 million in funding from New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs and City Council. The museum is scheduled to open next year in new space in the Empire State Building, and will provide a permanent home […]

Cartoon Network Picks Up "Chowder"

by Ed Liuon August 23, 2006
C.H. Greenblatt has announced on his weblog that Cartoon Network has picked up 13 episodes of his new series Chowder, and launched a separate weblog dedicated to the show. Greenblatt’s prior credits are as a writer/storyboarder for SpongeBob SquarePants and as the voice of Fred Fredburger in The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy. (via […]

Nickelodeon Debuts "Wow! Wow! Wubbzy" on August 28

by Ed Liuon August 23, 2006
This week’s Animated Shorts column at Newsarama states that Nickelodeon will be debuting Wow! Wow! Wubbzy on Nick Jr. and Noggin this Monday, August 28, at 11:00 AM. The show will be aimed at pre-schoolers and is produed by Bob Boyle (Danny Phantom, Fairly OddParents).

Bandai Warns Against Illegal Fansubs

by Ed Liuon August 23, 2006
Bandai Entertainment has issued a press release warning anime fandom against illegal fansubs and pirated copies of their titles, focusing on the upcoming Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society. The statement was issued due to several fan sites publicly declaring their intent to distribute fansubs of Solid State Society after it is released in […]

Tony White on "Animation from Pencils to Pixels"

by Ed Liuon August 22, 2006
Tony White’s 30+ year animation career began in studying graphic design, typography, and illustration at East Ham Technical College in London. After graduation, he began with Britain’s Halas and Bachelor, directing two award-winning short films (Quartet and A Short Tall Story) and as Head of Design of the Jackson Five TV series. From there, White […]

The History of Elmer Fudd's Original Voice Actor

by Ed Liuon August 22, 2006
Animation World Magazine has published an in-depth article about Arthur Q. Bryan, the original voice actor for Elmer Fudd. The article covers Bryan’s career as an actor in both voiceover and live-action roles. (via Mark Evanier’s weblog, which goes on to clarify the other voice actors who have lent their voices to Fudd, including Mel […]

Larry Hama on "G.I. Joe Declassified"

by Ed Liuon August 22, 2006
Comicon.com’s PULSE News has interviewed writer Larry Hama about his upcoming run on G.I. Joe: Declassified, which promises to tell the “origin story” of the team of Real American Heroes. Among other topics, Hama discusses the “dossiers” that were included in the comics and the original toy line, his opinions on his original 14-year run […]