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"Invincible Iron Man" Clip at Superherohype

by Ed Liuon January 10, 2007
The website has posted an exclusive clip from Marvel’s The Invincible Iron Man. The direct-to-DVD movie will be shipping on January 23. (via Comic Book Resources Comics Reel)

Steve Krantz, Producer of 1960’s Marvel Superheroes and "Fritz the Cat", 1923 – 2007

by Ed Liuon January 10, 2007
Variety is reporting that producer Steve Krantz has passed away on January 4, 2007, at the age of 83 due to complications from pneumonia. Krantz started his own company in 1960 and produced the much-beloved Marvel Superheroes cartoons, which adapted early Marvel Comics to TV animation with catchy theme songs and artwork often lifted straight […]

Bobobo-Bo Bo-Bobo Renewed for 2nd Season on Cartoon Network

by Ed Liuon January 10, 2007
Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo has been picked up for a second season on Cartoon Network, according to a press release from Toei Animation. The show centers on the titular hero, whose Golden Afro and prehensile nostril hair are all that stand between Czar Baldy Bald 4th and world domination. An uncut season 1 DVD boxed set is […]

33rd People’s Choice Awards for "Cars," "Simpsons"

by Ed Liuon January 10, 2007
The 33rd Annual People’s Choice Awards handed out several awards to Disney/Pixar’s Cars for Favorite Family Movie, and Favorite Song from a Movie and Favorite Remake for “Life is a Highway” by Rascal Flatts. The Simpsons also won in the Favorite Animated TV Comedy category. The full list of award winners and information on the […]

Peter Kleinow, Stop-Motion Animator, 1934 – 2007

by Ed Liuon January 10, 2007
The Cartoon Brew weblog is reporting that stop-motion animator Peter Kleinow passed away last Saturday, January 6, 2007, at the age of 72. Kleinow animated both the original Gumby and Davey & Goliath TV shows, the original robot Terminator in the 1984 science fiction movie of the same name, and commercials with characters like the […]

Penguins Making Waves in Ads, Thanks to Animated Versions

by Ed Liuon January 10, 2007
The New York Times notes a wave of penguin-themed advertisements coming soon (registration required), crediting their success as pitchmen to the successes of DreamWorks’ Madagascar and Warner Brothers’ Happy Feet, in addition to the live-action sleeper hit March of the Penguins. The trend may not let up any time soon, with penguins appearing in ad […]

James Cameron’s "Avatar" to Break New Ground in CGI Animation

by Ed Liuon January 10, 2007
An article in the New York Times details the innovations behind James Cameron’s upcoming movie Avatar (registration required), an ambitious project that will use a variety of new technologies and techniques to integrate computer-generated animation and live-action footage. The work will involve both motion-capture and traditional CGI effects work with innovations like a camera that […]

Studio Ghibli Releasing More Foreign Films in Japan; Plans Film with Foreign Director

by Ed Liuon January 9, 2007 is reporting that Studio Ghibli is branching out further into film distribution in Japan, focusing on bringing foreign animated films to Japanese movie theaters after a successful run of the French Le Roi et L’Oiseau. The next film to be brought to Japan by Ghibli will be My Love by Aleksandr Petrov, to be […]

Luc Besson Talks "Arthur and the Invisibles"

by Ed Liuon January 9, 2007 has posted an interview with Luc Besson, director of the forthcoming Arthur and the Invisibles. Besson discusses the genesis of the movie, the many valued contributions of artist/designer Patrice Garcia, and the live-action/CGI hybrid technique he used for the film.

New "TMNT" Images Available

by Ed Liuon January 8, 2007
Comic Book Resources has posted several new images of the TMNT movie, showing the titular ninja turtles and their master Splinter. The movie is scheduled for release at the end of March.