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"Code Lyoko" Coming to Toy and Video Stores

by Ed Liuon August 21, 2006
A press release has announced that several licensed tie-ins to Code Lyoko are coming to toy and video stores soon. Action figures based on Jeremy, Ulrich, Yumi and Odd will be for sale at toy and department stores this month. The season 1 boxed set is scheduled for release on September 12, containing 26 episodes […]

Bang Zoom! Offers 1-Day Voice Actor Boot Camps

by Ed Liuon August 21, 2006
Bang Zoom! Entertainment has announced several one-day “Voice Actor Boot Camp” sessions from September to November to explain the tricks of the voice acting trade. The courses will be taught by Lex Lang (Rurouni Kenshin, Avatar: the Last Airbender, and Justice League Unlimited) and Sandy Fox (Chobits, Ghost in the Shell, and .Hack//SIGN). Classes are […]

"Code Lyoko" Travels From the Small Screen to Major Retail Stores

by Ed Liuon August 21, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: “CODE LYOKO” TRAVELS FROM THE SMALL SCREEN TO MAJOR RETAIL STORES! New Toys and DVD’s Inspired By the Hit Animated, Action-Adventure Series Will Be Available, For the First Time, for Back-to-School and Holiday August 17, 2006 — Jeremy, Ulrich, Yumi and Odd action figures will be on every kid’s wish list this […]

Bang Zoom! Entertainment Announces Voice Actor Boot Camp

by Ed Liuon August 21, 2006
VOICE ACTOR BOOT CAMP! Bang Zoom! Entertainment is one of the most well-known and prolific anime studios in all of North America. For the first time, they are holding a very unique opportunity for voice actors. Future voice actors and anime fans will have the opportunity to show off their talent and learn ways to […]

"Simpsons" Wins Creative Arts Emmy for "The Seemingly Neverending Story"

by Ed Liuon August 21, 2006
The Simpsons has won a Creative Arts Emmy award for “The Seemingly Neverending Story” episode, beating out South Park, Family Guy, Camp Lazlo, and Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends. In accepting the award, Simpsons producer Al Jean quipped, “This is what happens when you don’t mock Scientology,” referring to the “Trapped in the Closet” episode […]

LA Times on Animation Writer Residual Deals

by Ed Liuon August 21, 2006
The Los Angeles Times has published a feature article on the state of residuals for an animation writer vs. their live-action counterparts. The opening example of the article notes that a writer for Austin Powers in Goldmember would have earned more than a writer for Shrek 2, even though the latter film made more than […]

Wichita Eagle Covers Anime Festival Wichita

by Ed Liuon August 21, 2006
The Wichita Eagle has posted a write-up of this past weekend’s Anime Festival Wichita, which was expected to draw upwards of 2,000 attendees. Several different attendees were interviewed, mostly about their costuming and the social opportunities the convention provided for similarly minded fans. (via Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat weblog)

NY Times on "Full Metal Alchemist" Movie

by Ed Liuon August 21, 2006
The New York Times has published an article about the Fullmetal Alchemist movie (registration required). The article includes comments by director Seiji Mizushima about the difficulties he encountered in making the movie, and also digs into the appeal the series has for its overseas fans. Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie: The Conqueror of Shambala will receive […]

Tony White's New Book Debuts, Animaticus Foundation Launches "2D or Not 2D" Festival

by Ed Liuon August 20, 2006
A press release has announced the release of animator Tony White’s Animation from Pencils to Pixels textbook, promising to be a “one-stop-shop on animation” from start to finish in both creative and business processes. The book is available now from Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and other bookstores nationwide. Included with the book is a work-in-progress […]

Press Release: Animaticus Foundation Presents "2D or Not 2D" Animation Festival

by Ed Liuon August 20, 2006
Animaticus Press release ~ 08.11.06: Tony White’s new book, “ANIMATION from PENCILS to PIXELS ~ Classical Techniques for Digital Animators” is released after an exhaustive, three year creation period. This 500 page, one-stop-shop on animation… including a 400 e-page ‘making of’ presentation of the author’s new film “Endangered Species”… can now be obtained from most […]