Actor Charles Rocket (real name Charles Claverie) has been found dead of an apparent suicide. Known for uttering a four-letter word on Saturday Night Live which cost him his job, Rocket provided voice-over work for a number of animated shows, including Batman/Superman Adventures, The Zeta Project, Men in Black, and Titan A.E.
The New York Times covers the growing amount of programming aimed at cell phone and other mobile users (registration required). In addition to spinoffs for network shows 24 and The Simple Life, several upcoming “mobisode” programs will be animated, including Samurai Love God from Viacom. Several animated mobile programs are already available in Japan.
Paramount Home Entertainment has begun a direct-to-video unit that will produce six to eight films annually, according to a report in Home Media Retailing. The first movie in the pipeline is an animated comedy from Mike Reiss (The Critic), which is likely to debut in the first quarter of 2006. (via Internet Movie Database Daily […]
Several previews of upcoming comics are available on-line. They include: – Buzzscope.com has updated their October 12th previews with some last-minute additions, including The Goon Fancy Pants Hardcover Edition (Dark Horse) and House of M #7 (Marvel). All books are available on comic book stands now. – Newsarama.com also has a 5-page preview of Sonic […]
The New York Times covers yesterday’s announcement of Apple’s iPod Video and the corresponding video section of the iTunes Music Store (registration required). Of note to animation fans is the availability of six Pixar short films, including “Red’s Dream,” “Geri’s Game,” and “Boundin’”. Some live-action Disney Channel programming is also available in the store, but […]