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"Animated Shorts" on "Squirrel Boy," Lou Scheimer Pt. 3, Nicktoons Tour

by Ed Liuon July 13, 2006
Steve Fritz’s “Animated Shorts” column at Newsarama.com has an interview with Duckman creator Everett Peck about his new show Squirrel Boy, as well as part 3 chronicling the career of Lou Scheimer and Filmation Productions. Other news in the column includes an award for veteran voice actor Stan Freberg, the Nicktoons Network Mobile Tour, and […]

DIC and Thomopoulos Create Promise Media Productions

by Ed Liuon July 13, 2006
The Hollywood Reporter is stating that DIC Entertainment and Tony Thomopoulos are forming a joint venture called Promise Media Productions, aimed at “developing, marketing, and distributing entertainment content with ‘positive values’ for children and families in both the faith-based and secular markets.” Promise is currently working on seven projects, including an animated Black Beauty TV […]

All-Star Casting Announced for "Shrek the Third" Voice Actors

by Ed Liuon July 13, 2006
DreamWorks Animation has announced the names of several new cast members in Shrek the Third, the third film in the Shrek franchise. Included are a “ninja-like strike force of fairy tale princesses” voiced by Amy Sedaris, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Cheri Oteri; Rupert Everett as Prince Charming; Ian McShane as Captain Hook; John Krasinski […]

ICv2.com Names 10 Most Powerful People in Anime Industry

by Ed Liuon July 12, 2006
ICv2.com has posted their list of the 10 most powerful people in the anime industry, as taken from their recently published ICv2.com Retailer’s Guide to Anime and Manga #15. Number 1 on the list is Gen Fukunaga, President & CEO of FUNimation Entertainment, followed by John Ledford, CEO of ADV Films; Kim Manning, Programmer Adult […]

"Negadon: The Monster From Mars" Attacks Texas

by Ed Liuon July 10, 2006
A news flash from Katy, Texas, a suburb of Houston, reports that an attack by a giant, extra-terrestrial monster is imminent. Negadon: The Monster From Mars is scheduled to touch down at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, July 12, 2006, at the Alamo Mason Park Cinema, along with Kakurenbo: Hide and Seek and Cat Soup. Details […]

Angelina Jolie Joins Cast of "Kung Fu Panda"

by Ed Liuon July 10, 2006
DreamWorks Animation has announced that Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie has joined the cast of Kung Fu Panda, a CGI-animated comedy slated for release in May 2008. Jolie will play Tigress, a martial-arts master who will aid in training Po, the title character voiced by Jack Black. Other cast members include Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu, and […]

Press Release: Angelina Jolie Joins Cast of DreamWorks' "Kung Fu Panda"

by Ed Liuon July 10, 2006
ACADEMY AWARD®-WINNER ANGELINA JOLIE JOINS THE CAST OF THE HIGH-KICKING DREAMWORKS ANIMATION COMEDY “KUNG FU PANDA” DreamWorks Animation announced today that Academy Award®-winning actress Angelina Jolie will join Jack Black, Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman and Ian McShane in the cast of the computer-animated comedy “Kung Fu Panda.” The film will reunite Jolie and […]

Monster Master: Jun Awazu on "Negadon"

by Ed Liuon July 10, 2006
There are monster movie fans all over the world, but not many will commit years to create their own computer-animated movie, let alone pioneer new techniques in CGI to do it. Luckily, Jun Awazu isn’t a typical monster movie fan. Born on June 4, 1974, Awazu completed a degree in Japanese-style painting before trading an […]

NY Times on "The State of the Art of the Anime Dub"

by Ed Liuon July 10, 2006
The New York Times examines the art of dubbing anime in an article published in the Sunday Arts & Leisure section (registration required). The article covers the gamut of challenges that face anime dubbers, including language and cultural translation issues, casting, “matching the flaps” of Japanese dialogue in an English translation, and generating chemistry between […]