The National Film Board of Canada has posted 50 of their best known animated short films on their website to commemorate their 65th anniversary. Some of the works available include Cordell Baker’s The Cat Came Back, Richard Condie’s The Big Snit, and several films by Norman McLaren. (via Jerry Beck’s Cartoon Brew)
A new animated comedy titled Phineas and Ferb has been announced by the Disney Channel, with the series premiering next year on the network. The series is created, directed, and executive-produced by Dan Povenmire (Family Guy) and stars two step-brothers engaging in assorted hijinks to entertain themselves during summer vacation. Read the full press release […]
A press release from Toon Disney states that a new series called Yin Yang Yo! will be debuting on Jetix on Toon Disney with a Labor Day marathon on Monday, September 4, 2006, from 6:00 AM to 12:00 midnight. The show is created, directed, and executive produced by Bob Boyle, written and co-executive produced by […]
Disney Channel: PRODUCTION HAS BEGUN ON NEW ANIMATED COMEDY SERIES DISNEY’S “PHINEAS AND FERB” FOR DISNEY CHANNEL. . BURBANK and PASADENA, July 10, 2006 . . . Production has begun on the new animated comedy series Disney’s “Phineas and Ferb” chronicling two step-brothers who attempt to make their summer vacation spectacular by building the world’s […]
July 10, 2006 Toon Disney: ANIMATED ACTION/ADVENTURE/COMEDY SERIES “YIN YANG YO!” PREMIERES DURING JETIX ON TOON DISNEY IN A LABOR DAY MARATHON . . BURBANK and PASADENA, July 10, 2006 . . . “Yin Yang Yo!,” a new action/adventure/comedy series created, directed and executive produced by Bob Boyle (“The Fairly OddParents”); written and co-executive produced […]
Universal Animation, Inc. has announced MangaNEXT, the first convention in the United States dedicated to manga to be held at the Crowne Plaza Meadowlands in Secaucus, NJ from October 6 – 8, 2006. Attendance is currently limited to 1,500 and pre-registration is available on-line at the MangaNEXT website for $20.
Newsarama.com has interviewed Denys Cowan, comic book artist and current Senior VP of Animation at the Black Entertainment Television (BET) network. Cowan discusses his responsibilities at the network, his Batman Confidential project for DC Comics, why he won’t talk about his role in The Boondocks animated TV show, and BET’s upcoming animation projects.
Steve Fritz’s “Animated Shorts” column at Newsarama.com has an interview with Duckman creator Everett Peck about his new show Squirrel Boy, as well as part 3 chronicling the career of Lou Scheimer and Filmation Productions. Other news in the column includes an award for veteran voice actor Stan Freberg, the Nicktoons Network Mobile Tour, and […]
The Hollywood Reporter is stating that DIC Entertainment and Tony Thomopoulos are forming a joint venture called Promise Media Productions, aimed at “developing, marketing, and distributing entertainment content with ‘positive values’ for children and families in both the faith-based and secular markets.” Promise is currently working on seven projects, including an animated Black Beauty TV […]
DreamWorks Animation has announced the names of several new cast members in Shrek the Third, the third film in the Shrek franchise. Included are a “ninja-like strike force of fairy tale princesses” voiced by Amy Sedaris, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Cheri Oteri; Rupert Everett as Prince Charming; Ian McShane as Captain Hook; John Krasinski […]