The New York Times reports on the importance many companies are placing on floats at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (registration required). Cartoon characters are a perennial favorite among the floats, and this year’s batch will include Scooby Doo, Disney’s Chicken Little, Dora the Explorer, the Pillsbury Dough Boy, Garfield, and Puffy Ami Yumi.
Derek Lamb, a producer of animated short films, passed away on November 5 due to cancer at the age of 69 (registration required). Lamb won two Academy Awards for the short films Every Child and Special Delivery. He also co-produced the animated lead-in for PBS’s Mystery!, which featured art by Edward Gorey.
J. Torres, writer of the Teen Titans Go! tie-in comic book, has been interviewed by Global Nation about his career in the comic book industry. The interview ranges over almost all of Torres’ comic book work, including his debut Copybook Tales, his work on Teen Titans Go!, his upcoming comics Lola: A Ghost Story and […]
Writer/artist Joe Kubert, founder of the Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, has been interviewed by Newsarama about two of his current comics projects: Jew Gangster, an original graphic novel about a young Jewish boy who joins an organized crime syndicate; and Sgt Rock: The Prophecy, a six-issue series set in World War II […]
The following comics previews are available on the web: – Buzzscope.com has 8-page preview of Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, and Joe Abraham’s Hero Squared #3. – Newsarama.com hosts an interview with Giffen and DeMatteis. An interview with Giffen and DeMatteis contains several more preview pages and covers for their upcoming mini-series Planetary Brigade. Both comics […]
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the 10 animated films submitted for nomination as the Best Animated Feature of 2005. The films are: Chicken Little (Disney) Howl’s Moving Castle (Disney) Valiant (Disney) Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (DreamWorks) Madagascar (DreamWorks) Robots (Fox) Steamboy (Triumph Films) Gulliver’s Travels (Pentamedia/Weinstein […]
Walt Disney Pictures has announced that Meet the Robinsons will have a digital 3-D version when it is released to theatres in December 2006. The studio’s 3-D version of Chicken Little has done better than expected in its release, garnering $26,000 per screen vs. $10,961 per screen for the regular version.