Steve Fritz’s “Animated Shorts” column for Newsarama.com has a feature this week about the Witchblade anime series. Based on the comic book property from Top Cow, the series is being produced by Studio Gonzo (Samurai 7 and Gantz). Top Cow COO and President Matt Hawkins and VP of Creative Affairs for GDH International Eric Calderon […]
The Supreme Court has refused to hear a case that might have allowed the grandaughter of A.A. Milne to recapture the copyright to Winnie the Pooh. Clare Milne sought to use a 1976 copyright law to recapture the rights which her grandfather bequeathed to a trust upon his death in 1956; the Walt Disney Corporation […]
The Animation Podcast has posted part 1 of its podcast interview with Disney animator Burny Mattinson, who joined the Disney Animation studio while Walt Disney was still alive and has had a career spanning over 50 years. (via Jerry Beck’s Cartoon Brew weblog)
The Los Angeles Times has profiled the ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive (free registration required), an organization dedicated to collecting and preserving significant animation production material for professional animators, students, and the general public. The article includes numerous comments by archive director Stephen Worth and renowned animator John Kricfalusi. The animation archive’s website and weblog can be […]
Artist Todd Nauck has spoken to Newsarama.com about the projects he is working on at the moment, including his creator-owned Wildguard superhero series, his work on the Teen Titans Go! tie-in comic book, and a fill-in gig on Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man with Peter David, his former creative partner on DC’s Young Justice comic.
The Sydney Morning Herald is reporting that Warner Brothers is finally going to contribute to efforts to save the Tasmanian Devil from extinction. The wild Tasmanian devil population has been decimated recently by a communicable cancer called the Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD). It is expected that Warner Brothers will work with Tourism Tasmania to […]
Comicon.com’s PULSE News has previewed the new Dragon’s Lair comics available for pre-order now from Arcana Comics. The article includes many comments from publisher Sean O’Reilly, series writer Ryan Foley, and MV Creations founder Val Staples, as well as several preview pages from the comic.
Disney/Pixar’s Cars remained ahead of its competition in the weekend box office estimates race, with an estimated $31.2 million in ticket sales to bring its domestic total gross to $114.5 million.
A news report from Reuters is claiming that Turkey’s public television network TRT has banned Winnie the Pooh‘s Piglet along with several other cartoon pigs. The explanation provided by the report is that pigs are considered unclean animals by Muslims. However, TRT has denied banning Winnie the Pooh cartoons or Piglet as a character, stating […]
Comedian Jeffrey Ross and his Where My Dogs At show are the subject of a profile at Comicon.com’s PULSE News. The show, which debuted on MTV2 this past weekend, focuses on a dog named Buddy (voiced by Ross) encountering a variety of celebrities while making his way home to New Jersey.