DreamWorks Animation reported a net profit of .7 million for the 2nd quarter of 2006, largely on the strength of Madagascar on home video and pay television. Revenues from the theatrical release Over the Hedge are not expected to be booked until the fourth quarter home video release.
Amid Amidi of Cartoon Brew reports that Paul Grimault’s classic cartoon Le Roi et L’Oiseau has just been re-issued on DVD in Japan, thanks to the efforts of Studio Ghibli. The movie, which took nearly 30 years to complete, will also be screened in a limited theatrical run until September 22, and Grimault’s work will […]
Representatives from Comedy Central had to state that a recent ad for South Park was not meant to exploit the public relations problems actor Mel Gibson is facing over anti-Semitic remarks made during a driving-while-intoxicated incident (free registration required). Instead, the ad intended to exploit the public relations problems actor Tom Cruise faced over the […]
The Los Angeles Times has examined the tough times Hollywood faces this summer with a number of disappointing box office returns for highly touted movies (free registration required). The article makes a point of stating that three of the summer’s hits were animated (Ice Age: The Meltdown, Over the Hedge, and Cars), and speculates why […]
The latest Animated Shorts column on Newsarama includes a review of the new CGI animated movie Barnyard, speaks to voice actor Richard Horvitz about his role as Rodney in Cartoon Network’s Squirrel Boy, and the return of 2-D animation to Disney with The Frog Princess.
An article in the Hollywood Reporter focuses on Sony Pictures Television’s Culver Entertainment subsidiary company, which will make it “the first major television studio to enter the direct-to-DVD market for series.” The first new series will be a new animated Spider-Man show, presumably to capitalize on the upcoming Spider-Man 3 movie. The article states that […]
New TBS, Inc. Network Programming from CNN, Adult Swim & Cartoon Network Now Available on the iTunes Music Store Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.) and Apple® today announced that hit programming from CNN, Adult Swim and Cartoon Network is now available for purchase and download on the iTunes® Music Store (www.itunes.com). The new content […]
A new section of the Apple iTunes Music Store is now selling selected programming from several Turner Broadcasting System networks, including Cartoon Network and Adult Swim. Titles mentioned in the press release include Cartoon Networks’ Johnny Bravo and Adult Swim’s Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Venture Brothers, and Sealab 2021. All episodes are $1.99. UPDATE: […]
The Superman Homepage has posted what seems to be a complete episode guide for first season of the upcoming Legion of Superheroes animated series. The guide contains episode titles and summaries, and may contain spoilers, although there is no information on the source of the guide. (via Comic Book Resources Comic Reel)
Comic Book Resources has posted two interviews for the new CGI Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, titled simply TMNT. The first interview is an interview with TMNT director Kevin Munroe, while the second is with producer Thomas Gray. The two discuss their respective roles on the film, and how they plan to make this iteration […]