The Sun News reports the impact that the movie Cars has had on Doug “Mater” Keever, the person who the rusty tow truck Mater was based on. The article details how Mater the person became Mater the animated tow truck and also notes the single line that Mater the person has in the final film.
The New York Times profiles Dark Horse Comics on its 20th anniversary in the comic book business (registration required). The article includes extensive comments by Dark Horse founder and president Mike Richardson and Dark Horse creator Paul Chadwick (Concrete), along with some brief mentions of upcoming projects, including a tie-in comic for the Hellboy Animated […]
The Superhero Report website has posted episode synopses and preview screenshots for upcoming episodes of Legion of Superheroes and The Batman. Potential spoilers are in the articles. (via Comic Book Resources Comics Reel)
Voice actor Peter Cullen has been interviewed about his role as Optimus Prime by NewsOK.com (a combination of the Oklahoman newspaper and the News 9 network). Cullen reveals his influences for the character’s voice, some touching interactions with fans, and the details on his casting call. (via Comic Book Resources Comics Reel)
The trailer for the Simpsons movie is now available on-line in QuickTime format. The trailer debuted last night on a new episode of the TV show. (via Cartoon Brew weblog)
The New York Comic Con has announced that the American Anime Awards will be held on Saturday, February 24th at the New Yorker Hotel. The awards will highlight the best anime released in North America as judged by the fans, who will be able to vote for their favorites online starting in January 2007.
The Walt Disney Company is reporting a net profit of 2 million for the fourth quarter of 2006, driven largely by the success of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and strong showings from ABC and ESPN. This compares to a profit of $379 million for the same period last year. It also reported […]
The Hollywood Reporter has published two separate articles on Academy Award contenders for this year’s Best Animated Feature Film and Best Animated Short Film. (via Amid Amidi on Cartoon Brew, who is quoted in both articles along with Cartoon Brew co-editor Jerry Beck)
Comic book writer Alan Moore (Watchmen, V for Vendetta) will be guest-starring on an upcoming episode of The Simpsons, providing the voice for his on-screen animated counterpart. According to several news reports, Moore is a long-time fan of the series, as well as South Park. The plot of the episode involves a competing comic book […]
A report in Variety states that movie studios are keeping a close watch on sales of Disney/Pixar’s Cars on DVD and as a digital download from the Apple iTunes Store. Cars can be purchased at the iTunes Store for $12.99, significantly lower than most retailers will be charging for the DVD. The price discrepancy is […]