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NY Times on Original Animated Cellphone Comedy

by Ed Liuon September 12, 2006
The New York Times looks at Lil’ Bush, a new comedic animated series that is currently only available on Amp’d Mobile for viewing on the company’s cell phones (registration required). Cary has written for Late Show with David Letterman and The Simpsons, but Lil’ Bush (a “raunchy cartoon…concerning the adventures of a grade-school version of […]

Bandai Provides Anime to Amazon's Unbox Service

by Ed Liuon September 12, 2006
Bandai will be providing anime content for Amazon.com’s newly unveiled “Unbox” service, which provides high-quality downloadable video content over broadband connections. Among the titles to be available from Unbox are Eureka SeveN, Escaflowne, Witch Hunter Robin, and several Mobile Suit Gundam titles. Launched on Thursday, September 7, Amazon’s Unbox service already includes a variety of […]

STAS 10th: Monkeys, Shock Jocks, and Supergirl - Evan Dorkin & Sarah Dyer

by Ed Liuon September 5, 2006
To commemorate the impending 10th anniversary of Superman the Animated Series, Toon Zone News and the World’s Finest Online have teamed up for an interview series with an assortment of people associated with the show or the tie-in Superman Adventures comic book series. Evan Dorkin and Sarah Dyer have accumulated an extensive pedigree in the […]

"The Tick vs. Season One": Mighty DVD Justice!

by Ed Liuon August 31, 2006
In 1994, Ben Edlund teamed up with Fox Kids to bring The Tick to Saturday morning kid’s animation. Based on his comic book of the same name, The Tick focused on a 7-foot-tall, 300-pound, nigh-invulnerable, and endearingly dense arachnid superhero who fought crime. Along for the ride was his sidekick, Arthur, whose moth suit enabled […]

"Avatar: Secret of the Fire Nation" Special Theatrical Screenings on Sept. 9

by Ed Liuon August 29, 2006
As part of a cross-marketing promotion between Nickelodeon, Burger King, and Upper Deck, Avatar: Secret of the Fire Nation will get special theatrical screenings in nine theaters nationwide. The “movie,” which consists of two episodes of the Avatar TV show, will debut on Nickelodeon on September 15, 2006; the theatrical releases will be on September […]

Producer Eric Rollman on F4 and Marvel DVD Movies

by Ed Liuon August 29, 2006
Newsarama.com’s Animated Shorts column has interviewed Marvel Animation Supervising Producer Eric Rollman about current and upcoming Marvel Animated programming, such as the Ultimate Avengers direct-to-DVD movies, the Iron Man and Dr. Strange movies, and the new Fantastic 4 animated series.

Genndy Tartakovsky on Animating "Eating Fried Worms"

by Ed Liuon August 28, 2006
Animation World Network has spoken to animator Genndy Tartakovsky about his contribution to the feature film How to Eat Fried Worms. The newly formed Orphanage Animation Studio was tapped to “make the mood funnier.” Approximately three minutes of a five-minute animated segment were used in the final cut of the movie. (via TZ member Daikun)

"Simpsons" to Pioneer New "Blink" Radio Ads

by Ed Liuon August 28, 2006
New, 2-second advertisements are set to debut on radio networks owned by Clear Channel Communications starting September 10 (registration required). The first advertisements are to be for that evening’s season premiere of The Simpsons.

Marvel Comics US Stamp Characters Named

by Ed Liuon August 25, 2006
Next year, the U.S. Post Office will be issuing a collection of postage stamps dedicated to Marvel’s superheroes, joining the DC Comics superhero stamps issued this year. The list of superheroes (which apparently could not include groups or teams) is as follows: Spider-Man The Incredible Hulk The Sub-Mariner The Thing Captain America The Silver Surfer […]

"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 […]