Reuters has published a profile on Goro Miyazaki, director of Studio Ghibli’s Gedo Senki (Tales from Earthsea) and son of famed anime director Hayao Miyazaki. The article puts a spotlight on the antagonism between the two men, which seems to stretch outside of the family sphere and into open competition in the field of animated […]
The New York Times has written an article examining the current glut of computer-animated feature films and what effect the high-profile failures of several recent entries will have on the industry as a whole (registration required). Nested near the end of the article is a statement that DreamWorks Animation Studios and Aardman Animation have terminated […]
Comicon.com’s PULSE News has spoken to writer Bill Williams about the issue of Justice League Unlimited which he wrote. Williams discusses how he selected the hero lineup for the issue, the basic plot for the issue, and other work he has in the pipeline. The article also includes the first four pages of the comic. […]
Japanese actor Tetsuro Tamba (born Shosaburo Tamba) passed away in Tokyo on September 24, 2006 at the age of 84 due to heart failure after a bout with pneumonia. Tamba was best known for his role as Japanese spymaster Tiger Tanaka in the James Bond film You Only Live Twice, but he also provided the […]
Sony’s Open Season took the #1 spot at movie box offices this past weekend, taking in an estimated $23 million. The sum would put it just past the opening weekend debut of Monster House ($22.2 million), but well behind the $40 million pre-2006 opening weekend average for computer-generated animated movies.
Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada revealed that writer Dwayne McDuffie (Justice League Unlimited) will be taking over the monthly Fantastic Four comic book. Current writer J. Michael Straczynski announced his imminent departure from the book, although no dates for McDuffie’s first issue have been announced.
ComicBookResources.com has spoken to Matt Silverstein and Dave Jeser, the co-creators of Comedy Central’s Drawn Together, which puts a variety of animation archetypes together into a reality TV show. The pair discuss the characters on the show and what’s coming up in season 3 of the show, which begins airing in October.
St. Louis radio personality Paul Harris has posted an audio file of his recent interview with voice actor Billy West, who spoke about the state of Futurama on Comedy Central and some of the unpleasant experiences he’s had as a voice actor. The file is in MP3 format. (via Mark Evanier’s weblog)
USA Today‘s Pop Candy weblog has published an interview with Peter Cullen, best known to animation fans as the voice of The Transformers’ Optimus Prime. Cullen delves into how he landed the role, the influences that he pulls in for his performance, and the status of his role as the voice of Optimus Prime in […]
Actor Edward Laurence Albert passed away on Friday, September 22, at the age of 55 due to lung cancer. Albert was the voice actor for Matt Murdock/Daredevil in the mid-1990’s Spider-Man animated series, and also provided voices for the 1990’s Fantastic Four, Extreme Ghostbusters, and Invasion America.