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"Go, Diego, Go!" Bedding and Room Decor Coming Soon

by Ed Liuon December 14, 2006
Children will soon be able to surround themselves with Diego, the hero of Nickelodeon’s Go, Diego, Go! animated series, with a line of bedsheets and room decor coming soon to Toys R’ Us and Wal-Mart stores, as well as several on-line retailers. Read the full press release for details.

"Wall Street Journal" Profiles Lasse Gjertsen’s Stop-Motion Animation

by Ed Liuon December 14, 2006
The Wall Street Journal has profiled animator Lasse Gjertsen, whose stop-motion music video “Amateur” has drawn more than 1.5 million views on YouTube and inspired a commercial for Cartoon Network’s Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends. (via Cartoon Brew)

"Cartoon America" Show Extended to February 24

by Ed Liuon December 14, 2006
Editor & Publisher is reporting that the “Cartoon America” show currently on display at the Library of Congress has been extended. Originally scheduled to close on January 27, 2007, the show will now run through February 24. The show contains highlights of the Art Wood Collection of Cartoon and Caricature, and also includes works by […]

Press Release: Go, Diego, Go!™ Bedding and Room Décor to Swing on to Shelves

by Ed Liuon December 14, 2006
Premier Lines of Go, Diego, Go!™ Bedding and Room Décor to Swing on to Shelves For the first time, kids can join Dora the Explorer’s cousin Diego in animal themed action adventures in their own rooms with Go , Diego , Go! toddler bedding and room décor! The line which is licensed from Funhouse, a […]

"TMNT" Trailer Available in Windows Media and on DVD

by Ed Liuon December 13, 2006
Comic Book Resources’ Comics Reel states that a high-resolution trailer for the new CGI-animated TMNT movie is available in Windows Media format at the Warner Brothers website. A slightly different trailer is also available on the ThunderCats Season 2 DVD boxed set. TMNT promises to restart the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. The movie is […]

Mike Richardson on Disney’s "Gremlins" History

by Ed Liuon December 13, 2006
The latest “Animated Shorts” column at Newsarama speaks to Dark Horse Comics publisher Mike Richardson about Disney’s Gremlins, a property created by Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) and recently unearthed and published by Dark Horse. Richardson discusses how he discovered Gremlins, the challenges he faced in licensing the rights from Disney for the […]

"Premiere" Magazine Names "Fantasia" in Its 20 Overrated Films

by Ed Liuon December 12, 2006
Premiere Magazine has published its list of the 20 Most Overrated Movies of All Time. Disney’s Fantasia is the fourth entry on the list, described as “a mishmash of pedantic narration and erratic tone.” Premiere also suggests that those who love the film should “(skip) your daily dose of acid before breakfast.” (via Amid Amidi […]

Nickelodeon: “Animation Really Is the Heart and Soul of Our Business"

by Ed Liuon December 12, 2006
The New York Times examines the continuing success of Nickelodeon (registration required), and makes note of the networks’ continued and unflagging committment to new and on-going animated programming, with Nickelodeon president Cyma Zarghami stating that “Animation really is the heart and soul of our business.” The article looks at the success of old favorites like […]

"Matinee at the Bijou" to Bring High-Definition Cartoon Shorts to PBS

by Ed Liuon December 12, 2006
PBS will be reviving “Matinee at the Bijou,” a series that aims to “faithfully replicate the pre-1960 movie matinee experience,” with a new 12-episode season in 2007. Animated short films will be included as a regular part of each installment, all of which will be remastered in high-definition, with Betty Boop, Tom & Jerry, and […]

"Avatar" Season 2 DVDs to Include Exclusive Comic; S2 Box Confirmed

by Ed Liuon December 11, 2006
TVShowsOnDVD is reporting that Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender season 2 DVDs will be packaged with exclusive comic books and that a boxed set of all 4 DVDs will be coming towards the end of 2007. There was no word on whether the boxed set would include an exclusive bonus disc, as the season 1 […]