The Onion A.V. Club has posted their short-list for 15 animated films for grown-ups. The #1 spot is taken by Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira, followed by Ralph Bakshi’s Fritz the Cat, Richard Adams’ The Plague Dogs, Richard Linklater’s Waking Life, and René Laloux’s Fantastic Planet rounding out the top 5.
The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books will take place this weekend, April 29-30, 2006, and included among the programming are panel discussions on animation and newspaper comic strips. The “Animation: New Frontiers in the Art & Medium” panel will be held at 10 AM on Sunday, and will include cartoon historian and New York […]
Simpsons and Futurama creator Matt Groening has been interviewed by the Onion A.V. Club. Among other topics, the interview covers Groening’s history with Fox on his two shows, the movie-length Simpsons and Futurama projects, Groening’s collection of bootleg Simpsons merchandise, what makes him laugh, and the odd greetings he gets from rabid Simpsons fans.
A press release from Slave Labor Graphics states that the new Gargoyles comic book is available for pre-order now for shipping in June 2006. The new comic book will be written by Greg Weisman, creator of the original TV show, and will pick up where season 2 left off. The press release states that each […]
Comic Book Resources has spoken to writer Larry Hama about his upcoming run on G.I. Joe: Declassified, which will present the earliest days of the counter-terrorist team and the beginning of its battle with Cobra.
A post in writer Mark Evanier’s weblog provides a behind-the-scenes look at Hanna-Barbera’s The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan animated series. Evanier discusses the origins of the series in 1972, including the novel attempt to cast all Chinese (or Asian) actors in the leading roles and the problems that resulted. The tie-in comic book […]
In a post on his weblog, writer Paul Dini has confirmed that he will be scripting an episode of WB’s The Batman which will debut Harley Quinn into that animated continuity. He expects that the episode will debut this fall. The same blog entry also provides some details on his upcoming run on Detective Comics […]
Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy, spoke at the Stanford University Memorial Auditorium last week, with his comments being reported by the Stanford Daily student newspaper. Among the topics discussed were tussles with the FCC, the history of Family Guy and its production, and his opinion on the lampooning of Family Guy on recent episodes […]
Sumi Shimamoto will be appearing at the Anime Boston convention, which runs from May 26-28. Shimamoto is the voice actress for the title character of Studio Ghibli’s Nausicaa of the Valley of the Winds, and has also provided voices for Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro, My Neighbor Totoro, and Princess Mononoke. (via Nausicaa.net)
An article in the New York Times covers the return of Captain Planet to the airwaves (registration required), starting last Earth Day on Boomerang with new episodes never before broadcast in the United States. The article covers the history of the show and Ted Turner’s influence on it, along with the state of the Captain […]