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Scott Kurtz In-Depth on "PvP: The Animated Series"

by Ed Liuon December 6, 2006
Scott Kurtz has spoken to Comic Book Resources about the upcoming launch of PvP: The Animated Series, based on Kurtz’s popular webcomic. Kurtz discusses into the rationale behind turning the strip into a series, the changes that will occur in the translation, and the differences between PvP and other Flash-based animation projects on the web. […]

"PvP: The Animated Series" Starts in February

by Ed Liuon December 5, 2006
Scott Kurtz, the creator of the popular web comic PvP, has announced that PvP: The Animated Series will be available on the web starting on February 1, 2007. New 4-6 minute shows will be available once a month; a year-long subscription fee will cost $29.95, but signing up between now and January 1 drops the […]

2006 Annie Award Nominations Announced

by Ed Liuon December 5, 2006
The full list of 2006 Annie Award nominees has been released by ASIFA-Hollywood. Highlights of the awards include: Best Animated Feature Cars – Pixar Animation Studios Happy Feet – Warner Bros. Pictures presents in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Kennedy Miller Production in association with Animal Logic Film Monster House – Columbia Pictures Presents […]

Lucy Lawless to Voice Wonder Woman in "Justice League" Toon

by Ed Liuon December 4, 2006
In an interview with the website AfterEllen.com, actress Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess, Battlestar Galactica) stated that she was “in the studio voicing the character of Wonder Woman for a Justice League DVD.” No further details are available at this time on Lawless’ casting or on the DVD in question. DC Comics declined to comment […]

Sid Raymond, "Baby Huey:" c.1909 – 2006

by Ed Liuon December 4, 2006
Actor Sid Raymond has passed away at the age of 97, according to a post in writer Mark Evanier’s weblog. Raymond appeared in many roles on stage, film, and television, but may be best known to animation fans as the voice of Katnip the Cat (from the “Herman and Katnip” cartoons) and of Baby Huey, […]

Dancing Penguins Continue to Beat James Bond

by Ed Liuon December 4, 2006
Warner Brothers’ Happy Feet continued its domination of the United States box office, claiming the top spot in ticket sales for the third week in a row with an estimated gross of $17 million, according to the Los Angeles Times (free registration required). It was also the third time the film came in ahead of […]

Disney Animation Resurrects Cartoon Shorts, Cuts Staff

by Ed Liuon December 4, 2006
The New York Times is reporting that the Walt Disney Studios has several animated short films in production now (registration required), intending to release them along with new feature films as a bonus. The new shorts will be used to train animation talent and spot potential new directors for animated feature films, and will be […]

GameTap’s New "Sam & Max" Promotional Animated Shorts

by Ed Liuon December 1, 2006
A press release from GameTap and Telltale Games announces new weekly animated shorts based on Steve Purcell’s Sam & Max: Freelance Police, to promote new episodes of the Sam & Max video game. The shorts will be done using machinima, using the game’s own engine to produce a short film, and will be posted every […]

Shirley Walker 1945 – 2006

by Ed Liuon November 30, 2006
The SoundtrackNet website is reporting that composer Shirley Walker has passed away at the age of 61 due to a brain aneurysm. Walker provided the music for Batman the Animated Series, Superman the Animated Series, The Zeta Project, the HBO Spawn series, and Batman Beyond. She also was a composer for the live-action Flash series, […]

Penny Farthing Press to Turn "The Loch" into Animated Short Film

by Ed Liuon November 29, 2006
Penny Farthing Press has announced that it will be adapting their children’s book The Loch into an animated short film. The Loch was written by Penny Farthing Press editor-in-chief Marlaine Maddux and illustrated by talent coordinator Courtney Huddleston, and focuses on four friends embarking on “a traditional rite of passage called The Knowledge Journey” in […]