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Producer Eric Rollman on F4 and Marvel DVD Movies

by Ed Liuon August 29, 2006’s Animated Shorts column has interviewed Marvel Animation Supervising Producer Eric Rollman about current and upcoming Marvel Animated programming, such as the Ultimate Avengers direct-to-DVD movies, the Iron Man and Dr. Strange movies, and the new Fantastic 4 animated series.

Genndy Tartakovsky on Animating "Eating Fried Worms"

by Ed Liuon August 28, 2006
Animation World Network has spoken to animator Genndy Tartakovsky about his contribution to the feature film How to Eat Fried Worms. The newly formed Orphanage Animation Studio was tapped to “make the mood funnier.” Approximately three minutes of a five-minute animated segment were used in the final cut of the movie. (via TZ member Daikun)

"Simpsons" to Pioneer New "Blink" Radio Ads

by Ed Liuon August 28, 2006
New, 2-second advertisements are set to debut on radio networks owned by Clear Channel Communications starting September 10 (registration required). The first advertisements are to be for that evening’s season premiere of The Simpsons.

Marvel Comics US Stamp Characters Named

by Ed Liuon August 25, 2006
Next year, the U.S. Post Office will be issuing a collection of postage stamps dedicated to Marvel’s superheroes, joining the DC Comics superhero stamps issued this year. The list of superheroes (which apparently could not include groups or teams) is as follows: Spider-Man The Incredible Hulk The Sub-Mariner The Thing Captain America The Silver Surfer […]

"Little Mermaid" Digital Debut at El Capitan Theatre Sept. 7 – 24

by Ed Liuon August 24, 2006
Disney’s The Little Mermaid will be screened at the historic El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood from September 7-24. The re-release will be a new digitally restored version of the film that will be released on DVD in October. The opening night’s screening will also feature a panel discussion that will include producer Don Hahn, directors […]

"Whisper of the Heart" Screenings in California Sept. 23 and 24

by Ed Liuon August 24, 2006 is reporting that Studio Ghibli’s Whisper of the Heart will be screened at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, California, on September 23, 2006, at 3:00 PM; and again at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California, the next day at 7:30 PM. The screening at the Egyptian Theatre will be part of the “Unshown […]

Now Playing Interviews Tad Stones about "Hellboy" Animated

by Ed Liuon August 24, 2006
Now Playing magazine has interviewed director Tad Stones about the series of animated direct-to-DVD movies based on Mike Mignola’s Hellboy. The interview covers the trials Stones went through to get to this point, the plot summaries of the first two movies, the casting of the movies’ voices, and the prospects of more animated Hellboy projects. […]

National Cartoon Museum Picks Up $1.8M from NYC

by Ed Liuon August 23, 2006
An article on Editor & Publisher notes that Mort Walker’s National Cartoon Museum has obtained a commitment for $1.8 million in funding from New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs and City Council. The museum is scheduled to open next year in new space in the Empire State Building, and will provide a permanent home […]

Cartoon Network Picks Up "Chowder"

by Ed Liuon August 23, 2006
C.H. Greenblatt has announced on his weblog that Cartoon Network has picked up 13 episodes of his new series Chowder, and launched a separate weblog dedicated to the show. Greenblatt’s prior credits are as a writer/storyboarder for SpongeBob SquarePants and as the voice of Fred Fredburger in The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy. (via […]

Nickelodeon Debuts "Wow! Wow! Wubbzy" on August 28

by Ed Liuon August 23, 2006
This week’s Animated Shorts column at Newsarama states that Nickelodeon will be debuting Wow! Wow! Wubbzy on Nick Jr. and Noggin this Monday, August 28, at 11:00 AM. The show will be aimed at pre-schoolers and is produed by Bob Boyle (Danny Phantom, Fairly OddParents).