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2007 Best Animated Feature Film Oscar Candidates Announced

by Ed Liuon November 6, 2006
Sixteen films have been announced as candidates for the 2007 Best Animated Film Academy Award. The full list (in alphabetical order by title) is: The Ant Bully (Warner Brothers) Arthur and the Invisibles (Weinstein Co/MGM) Barnyard (Paramount) Cars (Disney/Pixar) Curious George (Universal) Everyone’s Hero (20th Century Fox) Flushed Away (DreamWorks Animation) Happy Feet (Warner Brothers) […]

"Happy Feet" Teams with Roche for Drug Marketing Tie-in

by Ed Liuon November 6, 2006
The New York Times is reporting that characters from Warner Brothers’ new CGI animated movie Happy Feet will appear in a joint ad campaign with pharmeceutical manufacturer Roche (registration required). The tap-dancing penguins from the film will be featured prominently in ads for Roche’s flu awareness website. An unnamed Warner executive states that the penguins […]

Adam Beechen on Robin, JLU, and Other Comics

by Ed Liuon November 6, 2006
Writer Adam Beechen has been interviewed by Comic Book Resources about his current runs on DC Comics’ Robin and the Justice League Unlimited tie-in comic book. He discusses, how he landed the writing job on Robin, the flak he has taken from fans over recent changes in that title, his favorite character so far in […]

Telltale Games Debuts "Sam and Max: Culture Shock" Chapter 1

by Ed Liuon November 5, 2006
Telltale Games has released the first chapter of Sam & Max: Culture Shock, returning Steve Purcell’s cartoon creations to adventure-style video games. Sam and Max, a canine detective and his hyperactive rabbit-thing sidekick, debuted in self-published comics by Purcell before launching into fame and infamy in an adventure game by LucasArts and a brief stint […]

"Weird Years" Debuts on YTV on November 6

by Ed Liuon November 5, 2006
The new animated comedy Weird Years is slated to debut on Canada’s YTV network on Monday, November 6, at 8:30 PM. The series centers on the Dorkovitch family dealing with the culture shock of moving to North America from their native land of Kryobia. The first season of 26 episodes will also air on Wednesdays […]

Illumitoon and Westlake Entertainment Acquire "Bobobo-Bo Bo-Bobo"

by Ed Liuon November 5, 2006
Anime newcomers Illumitoon Entertainment and Westlake Entertainment have announced that they have acquired the North American distribution rights to the surreal anime comedy Bobobo-Bo Bo-Bobo, which centers on the title hero defending the right to hair in a strange futuristic world. The first releases may arrive as early as January, 2007. Read the full press […]

Press Release: Sam & Max: Culture Shock now available at Telltale’s website

by Ed Liuon November 5, 2006
Sam & Max: Culture Shock now available at Telltale’s website Customers worldwide can now buy the first episode of Sam & Max: Season 1, or try it out with the free demo SAN RAFAEL, CA, November 1, 2006 — Fans of quick wit, biting sarcasm, and deceptively endearing anthropomorphic animals rejoice! Canine shamus Sam and […]

Press Release: YTV PRESENTS THE SERIES PREMIERE OF WEIRD YEARS

by Ed Liuon November 5, 2006
PRESS RELEASE YTV PRESENTS THE SERIES PREMIERE OF WEIRD YEARS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6 AT 8:30 P.M. ET/PT If You Thought Your Family Was Strange, Wait Until You Meet The Dorkovitch’s in this New Animated Family Comedy Series (November 1, 2006 – Toronto , Canada ) This November a new animated-comedy joins the YTV schedule, and […]

Press Release: Illumitoon & Westlake Acquire "Bobobo-Bo Bo-Bobo"

by Ed Liuon November 5, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 2, 2006 “ILLUMITOON & WESTLAKE ACQUIRE BOBOBO-BO BO-BOBO” Joint Venture Enterprise Acquires Distribution Rights for Popular Cartoon Network Series FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE— FORT WORTH , TEXAS — Illumitoon Entertainment and Westlake Entertainment announced today that they have joined in acquiring North American distribution rights for a series from Toei Animation titled […]

"Punisher" Extended Cut DVD to Include Exclusive Animated Sequence

by Ed Liuon November 3, 2006
Lions Gate Home Entertainment has announced the Punisher: Extended Cut DVD, which will add 17 minutes of footage into the 2004 live-action film starring Thomas Jane and John Travolta. One special feature on the disc will be an animated sequence by Tim Bradstreet. Titled “The Kuwait Scene,” the animated segment would have been the opening […]