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UPDATED: "Chicken Little" Rules the Box Office Roost

Disney’s CGI-animated feature film Chicken Little grossed an estimated $40.1 million in its first 3 days of domestic release, making it the top film over the weekend. Coverage in the Los Angeles Times noted that this take is comparable to DreamWorks’ Madagascar and Shark Tale (which grossed $47.6 and $47.2 million, respectively) and is the […]

Don Bluth Donates 1 Million Pieces of Art to SCAD

Veteran animator Don Bluth and his artistic partner Gary Goldman have donated more than 1 million pieces of their animation artwork to the Savannah College of Art and Design. The gift, valued at several million dollars, includes animation cels, drawings, and sketches from works such as The Secret of N.I.M.H., An American Tail, All Dogs […]

Walden Wong on Inking "Justice League Unlimited" Comics

Inker Walden Wong is the focus of an article at Comicon.com’s PULSE News. Wong discusses his techniques and his approach to inking comics for DC such as Justice League Unlimited, Day of Vengeance, and The Human Race.

Comics Previews for November 4: Infinite Crisis, Red Sonja, Strange Detective Tales

An assortment of comic book previews are available throughout the Internet. – A profile on Marvel Comics writer Daniel Way at Comicon.com’s PULSE NEws includes several preview pages for Wolverine #35, which was released last week. – Newsarama.com has a four-page preview of Udon Studio’s Exalted #1, on comic book stands now. The fantasy comic […]

"Boondocks" Triggers Controversy Before Premiere

An article in the Los Angeles Times covers the premiere of The Boondocks on Cartoon Network (free registration required). Both Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder and Cartoon Network vice president Mike Lazzo were interviewed for the article. It also notes a long line of prominent African-Americans, including the Rev. Al Sharpton and Bill Cosby, who are […]

NY Times on "Cinderella" Mania

The New York Times Styles section has an article about the popularity of Disney’s Cinderella merchandise across the nation (registration required). The deluxe DVD of the movie and Cinderella costumes and paraphenalia have been consistely hot sellers, with the trend seeming to continue past Halloween and into the Christmas shopping season. Some concern is raised […]

"G.I. Joe" Comics News: Snake Eyes Declassified and Sigma 6

Two separate news articles at Comicon.com’s PULSE News cover G.I. Joe comic book news. The first talks to colorist John Rauch about the G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes Declassified mini-series. Several preview pages from the comic are included with the article. The second is a press release from Devil’s Due Publishing about the G.I. Joe: Sigma […]

"Are You Laughing?" Aaron McGruder and "The Boondocks"

The Hippocratic oath is, “First, do no harm.” Aaron McGruder isn’t a doctor, but if he has an oath when it comes to his comic strip The Boondocks, it’s probably “First, make sure it’s funny.” A genial McGruder participated in a teleconference with the news media on Tuesday to promote the new Boondocks animated show. […]

Titles and Descriptions of Studio Ghibli Museum Shorts Available

Nausicaa.net is reporting on three new short films which will be shown at the Studio Ghibli Museum starting January 3, 2006. The three films are: – “Yagodashi” (Looking for a Home), about a girl on the road looking for a new home – “Hoshi wo Katta Hi” (The Day I Cropped a Star), focusing on […]

Scott Morse's Red Window Pays Homage to Maurice Noble; Sequels "Southpaw"

Writer/artist Scott Morse has announced his new self-publishing venture. Dubbed Red Window, the imprint is set to launch in early 2006 with two new works of graphic fiction. The first, Noble Boy, is described as a tribute to veteran animation artist Maurice Noble, best known for his inventive backgrounds for classic cartoons like “Duck Dodgers […]

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