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Nick Park and Steve Box Talk "Wallace & Gromit"

by Ed Liuon February 6, 2006
The San Francisco Examiner spoke to Aardman animators Nick Park and Steve Box about their work on Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. The brief article goes into the demands of the stop-motion process and what the future has in store for the duo.

Samuel L. Jackson Briefly Talks "Afro Samurai"

by Ed Liuon February 6, 2006
Actor Samuel L. Jackson spoke to Sci Fi Wire briefly about Comic Book Resources Comic Reel column, coming later this year on Spike TV. Jackson stated that his work on the five episodes is complete, and that future episodes will depend on how well the show is received. (via Comic Book Resources Comic Reel column)

Mike Parobeck Memorial Posted

by Ed Liuon February 6, 2006
George Khoury has posted a lengthy tribute at Newsarama.com to the late Mike Parobeck. Parobeck is best known for his lengthy tenure on the tie-in comics to Batman the Animated Series, where he would give away two fully-rendered sketches per month to the best letter column correspondents. Parobeck died due to complications with diabetes in […]

"Wallace & Gromit" Sweep Annie Awards

by Ed Liuon February 6, 2006
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit swept the 33rd Annual Annie Awards, winning all 10 of the awards it was nominated for. A full list of the nominees and winners is available at the Annie Awards web site.

Myron Waldman 1908 - 2006

by Ed Liuon February 6, 2006
Animation director Myron Waldman passed away at the age of 97 on the morning of February 4. Waldman was a key figure in the heyday of the Fleischer Studios, working on Betty Boop, Superman, Popeye the Sailor, and Raggedy Ann and Andy. Animation historian and enthusiast Jerry Beck has posted an appreciation at CartoonBrew.com, and […]

Buena Vista Announces Blu-Ray DVD Lineup

by Ed Liuon February 3, 2006
A news capsule from Nausicaa.net notes an article (in Japanese) at Watch Impress stating that Buena Vista has announced a film lineup using the new Blu-Ray DVD format. The movies include several releases from Studio Ghibli, including Gedo Senki (Tales from Earthsea), the still-unreleased feature film. Blu-Ray is a new home video format which uses […]

Josh Blaylock on the State of Devil's Due Publishing

by Ed Liuon February 3, 2006
Josh Blaylock, founder of Devil’s Due Publishing, has spoken to Newsarama.com about the state of his company and its comics properties. Devil’s Due is best known for their G.I. Joe line of comics, including G.I. Joe: America’s Elite and the G.I. Joe: Sigma 6 tie-in comic. They also just recently announced a series of comics […]

"Runners" Graphic Novel Jumps to Animation

by Ed Liuon February 3, 2006
Sean Wang’s Runners: Bad Goods, a science fiction adventure graphic novel, has just been turned into an animated short film by the DAVE School at Universal Studios Orlando. Runners focuses on a motley crew of smugglers who inherit a world of trouble when they take on a mysterious passenger. The film was the final project […]

"Howl's Moving Castle," "Pokemon" Top Japan Box Office in 2005

by Ed Liuon February 2, 2006
An article about the 2005 box office results in Japan reveals that Studio Ghibli’s Howl’s Moving Castle was the top-grossing film with 19.6 billion yen (approx. US$165.4 million). The article also states that Pocket Monster Advanced Generation is taking the number 2 spot with 4.3 billion yen (approx. US$36.3 million). The statement by the Motion […]

Disney/Pixar: "Time" Magazine Hints at Future Films

by Ed Liuon February 2, 2006
A sidebar to a Disney/Pixar news article in Time magazine takes a look at some possible film projects coming from the combined company. Some films mentioned include Ratatouille, about a rat living in a fancy French restaurant; a film noir project from Incredibles director Brad Bird that may be based on Will Eisner’s The Spirit […]