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NY Times Talks to "South Park" Creators on Season 9

On the eve of the second half of their ninth season, the New York Times has spoken to South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone about the current and future plans for the show (registration required). The duo talk about their six-day production schedule, how they develop their shows, and the vague plans they […]

DVD Talk Interviews Richard Golezowski of Aardman

DVDTalk.com has conducted an e-mail interview with Richard Golezowski of Aardman Animation. Golezowski is the director of the on-going Creature Comforts series.

Charles Rocket 1949 - 2005

Actor Charles Rocket (real name Charles Claverie) has been found dead of an apparent suicide. Known for uttering a four-letter word on Saturday Night Live which cost him his job, Rocket provided voice-over work for a number of animated shows, including Batman/Superman Adventures, The Zeta Project, Men in Black, and Titan A.E.

Animated "Mobisodes" Coming to a Cell Phone Near You?

The New York Times covers the growing amount of programming aimed at cell phone and other mobile users (registration required). In addition to spinoffs for network shows 24 and The Simple Life, several upcoming “mobisode” programs will be animated, including Samurai Love God from Viacom. Several animated mobile programs are already available in Japan.

Hayao Miyazaki and Nick Park to Talk at Tokyo Film Festival

Anime News Service is reporting that Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki and Aardman Animation’s Nick Park will be giving a joint talk at the Tokyo Film Festival at 2:30 PM on October 23rd. The talk came about due to “recent friendly work relations” between the two studios. (via Nausicaa.net)

Paramount Starts Direct-to-Video Unit

Paramount Home Entertainment has begun a direct-to-video unit that will produce six to eight films annually, according to a report in Home Media Retailing. The first movie in the pipeline is an animated comedy from Mike Reiss (The Critic), which is likely to debut in the first quarter of 2006. (via Internet Movie Database Daily […]

On-line Comics Previews for October 14, 2005: Sonic X, Invincible, She-Hulk

Several previews of upcoming comics are available on-line. They include: – Buzzscope.com has updated their October 12th previews with some last-minute additions, including The Goon Fancy Pants Hardcover Edition (Dark Horse) and House of M #7 (Marvel). All books are available on comic book stands now. – Newsarama.com also has a 5-page preview of Sonic […]

Jim Hill Media Covers Pixar Animators' Comic Book Signing

An article at Jim Hill Media covers a recent signing event for E-ville Press, a self-publishing comic book company composed of Pixar animators. The company has published 5 comics so far, titled Afterworks, Colossus, Rose and Isabel, Little India, and Dumping Grounds.

Ralph Bakshi Talks "Fire and Ice"

Animator Ralph Bakshi has been interviewed by Newsarama.com about the DVD re-issue of Fire and Ice, his 1983 animated swords and sorcery film that teamed him with painter Frank Frazetta and writers Roy Thomas and Gerry Conway. Toon Zone reviewed the DVD in August.

English Dub of "My Neighbor Totoro" to Debut October 23

A press release notes that the new English dub of Hayao Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro will premiere on October 23, 2005, as the closing film of the 2005 Hollywood Film Festival. The screening is by invitation only.

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