In2TV has announced the launch of a dedicated Superman channel available for viewing now. The channel will air the classic Fleischer Superman cartoon shorts, along with other TV series and the recent Look, Up in the Sky! documentary film.
Steve Fritz’s current “Animated Shorts” column for Newsarama.com has a review of the upcoming Monster House and the conclusion of his interview with Filmation Studios founder Lou Scheimer. Scheimer talks about the good and bad effects Filmation’s He-Man had on the studio and animation as a whole, and also discusses the 1988 demise of the […]
Dwayne McDuffie has spoken to Comic Book Resources about his contributions to the Justice League Heroes video game, coming soon from Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment. McDuffie talks about changing gears from the Justice League Unlimited versions of the iconic DC superheroes for the more comic-based versions in the video game, and also discusses the integration […]
Platypus Comix has posted the second part of an interview with Tom Ruegger, focusing on his tenure on Tiny Toon Adventures. The interview covers everything from how Ruegger got started on the show, explanations of early concept artwork, and the problems encountered during production. The end of the interview reaches Ruegger’s time on Batman The […]
The Los Angeles Times‘ Kids Reading Room has posted a five-part series going behind the scenes of Nickelodeon’s hit show Avatar: The Last Airbender (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, and part 5). The series covers the basics behind creating an animated show from the script process all the way to final post-production. […]
Newsarama.com has interviewed Bryan Fuller, executive producer of The Amazing Screw-On Head, a new animated series coming from SciFi with the pilot available for viewing now on the SciFi Pulse website. The interview covers Fuller’s past as on critically acclaimed but low-rated shows as Wonderfalls and Dead Like Me, Screw-On Head creator Mike Mignola’s involvement […]
The Los Angeles Times has published an article spotlighting 29-year old Gil Kenan, a first-time director who was entrusted by Sony to direct the $75-million CGI feature film Monster House (free registration required). (via Jerry Beck’s Cartoon Brew weblog, which also has a link to an artist’s weblog with concept art)
A series of documentaries on the BBC Radio 2 website examines the use of music in Walt Disney’s animated films. The broadcasts are available in streaming RealPlayer format. (via Mark Evanier’s weblog)
Nausicaa.net has a report that director Hayao Miyazaki is preparing to make his next film, according to a translated report from a Toshio Suzuki interview from the TBS program R30. No real details were provided, other than pointing out that the title contains two “no” (の) characters, something his films are known for in Japan.
An article in the New York Times profiles Ruff Ruffman, the star of Fetch! on PBS (registration required). The show centers on a reality TV program for kids that PBS approves before discovering that it is being broadcast by a dog. Ruff provides color commentary as the child contestants on the show face down “a […]