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LA Times: "Animation is the Most Profitable Segment of Today's Business"

by Ed Liuon August 2, 2006
The Los Angeles Times has examined the tough times Hollywood faces this summer with a number of disappointing box office returns for highly touted movies (free registration required). The article makes a point of stating that three of the summer’s hits were animated (Ice Age: The Meltdown, Over the Hedge, and Cars), and speculates why […]

"Animated Shorts" on Barnyard, Squirrel Boy's Richard Horvitz

by Ed Liuon August 2, 2006
The latest Animated Shorts column on Newsarama includes a review of the new CGI animated movie Barnyard, speaks to voice actor Richard Horvitz about his role as Rodney in Cartoon Network’s Squirrel Boy, and the return of 2-D animation to Disney with The Frog Princess.

Sony Pictures TV Working on New Animated DTV Spider-Man Series

by Ed Liuon August 2, 2006
An article in the Hollywood Reporter focuses on Sony Pictures Television’s Culver Entertainment subsidiary company, which will make it “the first major television studio to enter the direct-to-DVD market for series.” The first new series will be a new animated Spider-Man show, presumably to capitalize on the upcoming Spider-Man 3 movie. The article states that […]

Press Release: New TBS, Inc. Network Programming Now Available on iTunes Music Store

by Ed Liuon August 1, 2006
New TBS, Inc. Network Programming from CNN, Adult Swim & Cartoon Network Now Available on the iTunes Music Store Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.) and Apple® today announced that hit programming from CNN, Adult Swim and Cartoon Network is now available for purchase and download on the iTunes® Music Store (www.itunes.com). The new content […]

Adult Swim and Cartoon Network Shows Available from iTunes

by Ed Liuon August 1, 2006
A new section of the Apple iTunes Music Store is now selling selected programming from several Turner Broadcasting System networks, including Cartoon Network and Adult Swim. Titles mentioned in the press release include Cartoon Networks’ Johnny Bravo and Adult Swim’s Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Venture Brothers, and Sealab 2021. All episodes are $1.99. UPDATE: […]

Superman Homepage Posts "Legion" Episode Guide

by Ed Liuon August 1, 2006
The Superman Homepage has posted what seems to be a complete episode guide for first season of the upcoming Legion of Superheroes animated series. The guide contains episode titles and summaries, and may contain spoilers, although there is no information on the source of the guide. (via Comic Book Resources Comic Reel)

"TMNT" Director and Producer Interviews

by Ed Liuon August 1, 2006
Comic Book Resources has posted two interviews for the new CGI Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, titled simply TMNT. The first interview is an interview with TMNT director Kevin Munroe, while the second is with producer Thomas Gray. The two discuss their respective roles on the film, and how they plan to make this iteration […]

"Tales from Earthsea's" Hit Debut Weekend; Goro Miyazaki Interview

by Ed Liuon July 31, 2006
Nausicaa.net is reporting that Gedo Senki (Tales from Earthsea) beat out all its competition at the box office on its debut weekend, taking in at least 10 billion yen according to early estimates. The same article also links to an English language interview with director Goro Miyazaki published by the Daily Yomiuri.

Making "Foster's Home" via Craig McCracken

by Ed Liuon July 31, 2006
Craig McCracken has begun a series of posts on the Foster’s production weblog taking readers through the process of creating an episode of Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends. Part 1 covers the Story Meeting.

National Library of Medicine to Screen Rare Medical Cartoons in October

by Ed Liuon July 31, 2006
Jerry Beck’s Cartoon Brew weblog is reporting that several medical cartoons from the 1920’s to the 1960’s will be screened in a special weekend event titled “The Cartoon Medicine Show: Animated Cartoons from the Collection of the National Library of Medicine”. The screenings will be held on October 25 – 26 at 6:00 PM at […]