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DreamWorks Animation Reports 3Q Loss

DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. reported a loss of 6,000 for the third quarter of 2005. The loss was largely attributed to a one-time writedown due to the disappointing domestic box office results of Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.

Animated "Hellboy" Project in the Works

IDT Entertainment confirmed Internet rumors that they have licensed the animation rights to Mike Mignola’s Hellboy. Mignola and Hellboy film director Guillermo Del Toro will both be intimately involved with the production, and actors Ron Perlman and Selma Blair will reprise their movie roles as Hellboy and Liz Sherman, respectively. A sample image from lead […]

Washington Post Seeks "Editorial Animator"

The Washington Post has launched a competition seeking the first “editorial animator.” The newspaper will accept short films (3 minutes or less) designed, edited, or distributed in digital form and focusing on current events or topical issues until December 31, 2005. The winner will be announced in January 2006, with the winning film distributed in […]

Marvel Announces 3Q Financial Results

Marvel Entertainment reported a $23.4 million profit on overall revenue of $81.4 million for the third quarter of 2005. The numbers represent a 29% drop in profits from the same period a year ago, partially due to the positive impact Spider-Man 2 licensing had in 2004. Future projections for 2006 promise even bleaker financial results, […]

WizardWorld Texas "Ultimate Avengers" DTV Panel News

A report on Comicon.com’s PULSE News covers the Ultimate Avengers DTV panel at this past weekend’s WizardWorld Texas comic book convention. The panel addressed issues such as the connections between the DTV and the Ultimates comic book, the other animated projects in the works at Marvel, and rough time frames for the release of the […]

"Boondocks" Language Triggers Protest

The Los Angeles Times reports that several Los Angeles-area black community leaders are organizing a protest over Aaron McGruder’s Boondocks animated series, which debuted on November 6 on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim (free registration required). Their specific grievance is over the repeated and frequent use of “the N-word” and its many variations. Their efforts will […]

London Children's Film Festival to Screen "Totoro," "Porco Rosso"

Nausicaa.net is reporting that the London Children’s Film Festival will screen Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbor Totoro on November 13 and Porco Rosso on November 12, 13, and 16. Details on scheduling, location, and ticketing are available at the festival’s website.

UPDATED: "Chicken Little" Rules the Box Office Roost

Disney’s CGI-animated feature film Chicken Little grossed an estimated $40.1 million in its first 3 days of domestic release, making it the top film over the weekend. Coverage in the Los Angeles Times noted that this take is comparable to DreamWorks’ Madagascar and Shark Tale (which grossed $47.6 and $47.2 million, respectively) and is the […]

Don Bluth Donates 1 Million Pieces of Art to SCAD

Veteran animator Don Bluth and his artistic partner Gary Goldman have donated more than 1 million pieces of their animation artwork to the Savannah College of Art and Design. The gift, valued at several million dollars, includes animation cels, drawings, and sketches from works such as The Secret of N.I.M.H., An American Tail, All Dogs […]

Walden Wong on Inking "Justice League Unlimited" Comics

Inker Walden Wong is the focus of an article at Comicon.com’s PULSE News. Wong discusses his techniques and his approach to inking comics for DC such as Justice League Unlimited, Day of Vengeance, and The Human Race.

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