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Press Release: Animaticus Foundation Presents "2D or Not 2D" Animation Festival

by Ed Liuon August 20, 2006
Animaticus Press release ~ 08.11.06: Tony White’s new book, “ANIMATION from PENCILS to PIXELS ~ Classical Techniques for Digital Animators” is released after an exhaustive, three year creation period. This 500 page, one-stop-shop on animation… including a 400 e-page ‘making of’ presentation of the author’s new film “Endangered Species”… can now be obtained from most […]

Toonami Jetstream Serves More than 9.5 Million Streams

by Ed Liuon August 20, 2006
A joint press release between VIZ Media and Cartoon Network states that the Toonami Jetstream broadband streaming video service has served more than 9.5 million video streams in its first month of operation. Located at, the site offers full-length streaming video of Cartoon Network series like Samurai Jack and Megas XLR alongside VIZ Media […]

PR: Toonami Jetstream Delivers More Than 9.5 Million Video Streams Since Launch

by Ed Liuon August 20, 2006
For Release: August 16, 2006 Free Action and Anime Broadband Service Toonami Jetstream Delivers More Than 9.5 Million Video Streams Since July 14 Launch Cartoon Network and VIZ Media Broadband Joint Venture Proves Successful with Fans, Attracting More Than of 725,000 Unique Visitors Per Week for First Four Weeks Fans are flocking to Toonami Jetstream […]

"Salute to Norman McLaren" on August 18

by Ed Liuon August 18, 2006
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will be hosting a Salute to Norman McLaren tonight, August 18, 2006. Newly restored prints of several of McLaren’s groundbreaking animated films for the National Film Board of Canada will be screened at the event. Admission is $5, and full details may be found at the Academy’s […] Interviews Disney Animator Eric Goldberg

by Ed Liuon August 18, 2006 has interviewed veteran Disney animator Eric Goldberg, discussing his recent work, his history with the Disney Feature Animation studio, his return to the studio, and what the future holds. (via Cartoon Brew)

Crave Online Speaks to Craig Kyle on "Ultimate Avengers 2"

by Ed Liuon August 18, 2006
Crave Online has posted part 1 of an interview with Craig Kyle, VP of Creative Development at Marvel Animation, about the Ultimate Avengers 2 direct-to-DVD movie. (via Comic Book’s Comic Reel)

Tony Jay ?? – 2006

by Ed Liuon August 18, 2006
Actor Tony Jay died on Sunday, August 13, due to complications following micro-surgery to remove non-cancerous tumors from his lungs. Jay lent his voice to numerous video game and animated characters, with his memorable baritone speaking for characters as varied as Judge Frollo in Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Tick‘s Chairface Chippendale, Marvel’s […]

Paul Dini Talks "Detective Comics"

by Ed Liuon August 17, 2006 has interviewed Paul Dini about his 12-issue run on Detective Comics, discussing what took so long to get him on a regular Batman comic, the differences between writing for comics and for the animated series, and upcoming plots for issues in his run. Detective Comics #821 and #822, the first two issues of Dini’s […]

Quick Stop Entertainment Interviews Maurice LaMarche

by Ed Liuon August 17, 2006
The Quick Stop Entertainment website has posted a long interview with voice actor Maurice LaMarche, covering his formative years in Canada, his start in stand-up comedy, and his long and varied career in voice acting. (via Mark Evanier’s weblog)

May 7, 2007 is Free Comic Book Day 2007

by Ed Liuon August 16, 2006
A press release has declared May 7, 2007 to be next year’s Free Comic Book Day. Participating retailers will have a wide selection of free comic books for customers, ranging from DC and Marvel superheroes, to Archie and Gemstone/Disney icons, to a raft of independent and small-press offerings. It will also coincide with the opening […]