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St. Petersburg Times Op-Ed Seeks Justice League for Public Office

An op-ed article in the St. Petersburg Times suggests that its elected officials ask, “What would Batman Do?” when confronted with seemingly intractible problems of public policy. Times columnist Ernest Hooper suggests, not entirely facetiously, that Cartoon Network’s Justice League presents a model of how disparate minds can “pull together for a common cause, even […]

AOL's In2TV Service to Deliver On-Demand TV Programming

America Online and Warner Brothers have announced a joint service to launch next year that will provide on-line video on demand via the Internet. Called In2TV, the service will form an on-line TV network backed by a large library of Time-Warner programming. Programming will be available in a standard quality streaming video format and a […]

"Hellboy" Animated Design Weblog Opens

Artist Tad Stones has launched a weblog dedicated to the production of the new Hellboy animated projects. Stones’ current posts include his history trying to get Hellboy into animated form, the guiding principles of the current show, and the level of involvement of Hellboy creator Mike Mignola. (via Comic Book Resources The Comic Reel)

Ollie Johnston Receives National Medal of Arts

Ollie Johnston received the National Medal of Arts last Friday in a ceremony held at the White House. Johnston is the last remaining member of the “Nine Old Men,” who were responsible for many of Disney’s best known and most beloved films. The press release from the National Endowment of the Arts states that his […]

"Chicken Little" May Herald More 3-D Digital Projection

An article in the Los Angeles Times states that Chicken Little‘s digital 3-D version has been a real winner at the box-office (free registration required). The 3-D version of the movie earned more than double the amount of the normal version per screen on its opening weekend despite (or perhaps because of) an additional cost […]

Comics Previews for November 11, 2005: Thing, Batman & Monster Men, Witchblade

The following comic book previews are available around the Internet: – Newsarama.com has Aron Lusen’s Dead Samurai, available on comic book stands now. The issue is by Jim Kuhoric, Nick Bradshaw, and Scott Kester. – Fou pages of The Amazing Adventures of the Escapist #8 accompany an article about Brian K. Vaughan (Runaways, Ultimate X-Men), […]

Hollywood Reporter Lays Odds on Best Animated Feature Oscar Race

An article in The Hollywood Reporter covers this year’s leading contenders for the Best Animated Feature Academy Award, speculating that Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit and Corpse Bride are the leading favorites for the Oscar. Other films mentioned as serious contention for the award include Madagascar, Chicken Little, and Howl’s Moving Castle. […]

DreamWorks Animation Reports 3Q Loss

DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. reported a loss of 6,000 for the third quarter of 2005. The loss was largely attributed to a one-time writedown due to the disappointing domestic box office results of Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.

Animated "Hellboy" Project in the Works

IDT Entertainment confirmed Internet rumors that they have licensed the animation rights to Mike Mignola’s Hellboy. Mignola and Hellboy film director Guillermo Del Toro will both be intimately involved with the production, and actors Ron Perlman and Selma Blair will reprise their movie roles as Hellboy and Liz Sherman, respectively. A sample image from lead […]

Washington Post Seeks "Editorial Animator"

The Washington Post has launched a competition seeking the first “editorial animator.” The newspaper will accept short films (3 minutes or less) designed, edited, or distributed in digital form and focusing on current events or topical issues until December 31, 2005. The winner will be announced in January 2006, with the winning film distributed in […]

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