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Mike Parobeck Memorial Posted

George Khoury has posted a lengthy tribute at Newsarama.com to the late Mike Parobeck. Parobeck is best known for his lengthy tenure on the tie-in comics to Batman the Animated Series, where he would give away two fully-rendered sketches per month to the best letter column correspondents. Parobeck died due to complications with diabetes in […]

"Wallace & Gromit" Sweep Annie Awards

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit swept the 33rd Annual Annie Awards, winning all 10 of the awards it was nominated for. A full list of the nominees and winners is available at the Annie Awards web site.

Myron Waldman 1908 - 2006

Animation director Myron Waldman passed away at the age of 97 on the morning of February 4. Waldman was a key figure in the heyday of the Fleischer Studios, working on Betty Boop, Superman, Popeye the Sailor, and Raggedy Ann and Andy. Animation historian and enthusiast Jerry Beck has posted an appreciation at CartoonBrew.com, and […]

Buena Vista Announces Blu-Ray DVD Lineup

A news capsule from Nausicaa.net notes an article (in Japanese) at Watch Impress stating that Buena Vista has announced a film lineup using the new Blu-Ray DVD format. The movies include several releases from Studio Ghibli, including Gedo Senki (Tales from Earthsea), the still-unreleased feature film. Blu-Ray is a new home video format which uses […]

Josh Blaylock on the State of Devil's Due Publishing

Josh Blaylock, founder of Devil’s Due Publishing, has spoken to Newsarama.com about the state of his company and its comics properties. Devil’s Due is best known for their G.I. Joe line of comics, including G.I. Joe: America’s Elite and the G.I. Joe: Sigma 6 tie-in comic. They also just recently announced a series of comics […]

"Runners" Graphic Novel Jumps to Animation

Sean Wang’s Runners: Bad Goods, a science fiction adventure graphic novel, has just been turned into an animated short film by the DAVE School at Universal Studios Orlando. Runners focuses on a motley crew of smugglers who inherit a world of trouble when they take on a mysterious passenger. The film was the final project […]

"Howl's Moving Castle," "Pokemon" Top Japan Box Office in 2005

An article about the 2005 box office results in Japan reveals that Studio Ghibli’s Howl’s Moving Castle was the top-grossing film with 19.6 billion yen (approx. US$165.4 million). The article also states that Pocket Monster Advanced Generation is taking the number 2 spot with 4.3 billion yen (approx. US$36.3 million). The statement by the Motion […]

Disney/Pixar: "Time" Magazine Hints at Future Films

A sidebar to a Disney/Pixar news article in Time magazine takes a look at some possible film projects coming from the combined company. Some films mentioned include Ratatouille, about a rat living in a fancy French restaurant; a film noir project from Incredibles director Brad Bird that may be based on Will Eisner’s The Spirit […]

"Teen Titans" Season 1 DVD "Easter Eggs" Revealed

A posting on the TitansTower.com website reveals several “easter eggs” on disc 2 of the Teen Titans Complete First Season DVD set. The “eggs” appear to contain special interviews, a music video, and artwork, none of which seem to have been on the earlier, single-disc releases. The DVD set will be released on February 7.

Disney/Pixar: John Lasseter Dubbed "The New Walt Disney"

An article from Reuters states that several animation industry watchers have dubbed Pixar’s John Lasseter “the new Walt Disney.” (No pressure.) Lasseter is set to become the head of Walt Disney’s animation division if the $7.4 billion Disney/Pixar merger concludes successfully this summer.

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