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by Ed Liuon July 25, 2006
MAJOR DREAMWORKS ANIMATION PRESENCE AT SIGGRAPH 2006 On the heels of the successful worldwide launch of its latest computer-animated feature, “Over the Hedge,” DreamWorks Animation will assert a major presence at SIGGRAPH 2006, the world’s largest computer graphics conference, held from July 30th to August 3rd at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, […]


by Ed Liuon July 25, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ADV ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER 12 RELEASES HOUSTON, July 20, 2006 —ADV Films, the ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce three new and exciting titles set to hit the streets on September 12, including the fifth volume of the classic Macross, disc three of Michel, […]


by Ed Liuon July 25, 2006
OTTAWA, ONTARIO (July 25, 2006) – The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is pleased to announce the films that have been invited to compete in this year’s 30th anniversary event. From the 1,947 entries received, 106 films representing 20 countries have been chosen for Official Competitions. An additional 31 films will be shown in out-of-competition […]

Warner Brothers Shows on iTunes: "Jetsons," "Flintstones"

by Ed Liuon July 25, 2006
Warner Brothers has announced several of their shows will be available for legal download through the Apple iTunes Music Store, including The Jetsons and The Flintstones. The unaired Aquaman pilot, created by the writers of Smallville, is also available for download. All videos on the iTunes Music Store are $1.99 per episode.

John Kricfalusi Retrospective at Cartoon Art Museum

by Ed Liuon July 25, 2006
Jerry Beck’s Cartoon Brew is reporting that the Cartoon Art Museum will be hosting a presentation by Ren and Stimpy creator John Kricfalusi this weekend. Kricfalusi will also be available at screenings of his films at the Castro Theatre on Friday and Saturday.

Underdog Creator Buck Biggers to Appear at LA Comic and Sci-Fi Convention

by Ed Liuon July 25, 2006
Jerry Beck’s Cartoon Brew weblog is reporting that Buck Biggers, creator of Underdog, will be appearing at the Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention on Sunday, September 10, 2006, to sign copies of his new book How Underdog Was Born.

MoCCA to Host DC Stamps Dedication Ceremony

by Ed Liuon July 25, 2006
The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) in New York City will be hosting a dedication Ceremony for the recently issued U.S. Postal Service DC Comics Superhero Stamps on July 27, 2006, at 10:00 AM. The event will be open to the public at MoCCA’s exhibition space, with DC President Paul Levitz, MoCCA President […]

UK’s FilmFour Airs Miyazaki Films

by Ed Liuon July 25, 2006
A posting on notes that the U.K.’s FilmFour channel will be airing several films directed by Hayao Miyazaki throughout the month of August. In addition to almost all of his Studio Ghibli output, FilmFour will also be airing Lupin III: The Castle of Cogliostro.

Mako 1933 – 2006

by Ed Liuon July 23, 2006
Veteran Japanese-American actor Mako (Makoto Iwamatsu) passed away on Friday, July 21, 2006, from esophageal cancer at his home in Ventura County, CA. He was 72 years old. In addition to his groundbreaking work as an Asian-American actor in Hollywood, Mako lent his distinctive raspy voice to such characters as Aku on Samurai Jack and […]

"Codename Kids Next Door" Feature-Length Movie Coming in August

by Ed Liuon July 22, 2006
Cartoon Network has issued a press release announcing Codename Kids Next Door: OPERATION Z.E.R.O., a 90-minute extravaganza that promises to reveal the origins of the Kids Next Door world-wide organization. The movie will debut on Friday, August 11, 2006, at 7:30 PM. As a lead-in feature, a Top Ten Villian Countdown will begin on Monday, […]