The Washington Post has launched a competition seeking the first “editorial animator.” The newspaper will accept short films (3 minutes or less) designed, edited, or distributed in digital form and focusing on current events or topical issues until December 31, 2005. The winner will be announced in January 2006, with the winning film distributed in […]
Marvel Entertainment reported a $23.4 million profit on overall revenue of $81.4 million for the third quarter of 2005. The numbers represent a 29% drop in profits from the same period a year ago, partially due to the positive impact Spider-Man 2 licensing had in 2004. Future projections for 2006 promise even bleaker financial results, […]
A report on Comicon.com’s PULSE News covers the Ultimate Avengers DTV panel at this past weekend’s WizardWorld Texas comic book convention. The panel addressed issues such as the connections between the DTV and the Ultimates comic book, the other animated projects in the works at Marvel, and rough time frames for the release of the […]
The Los Angeles Times reports that several Los Angeles-area black community leaders are organizing a protest over Aaron McGruder’s Boondocks animated series, which debuted on November 6 on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim (free registration required). Their specific grievance is over the repeated and frequent use of “the N-word” and its many variations. Their efforts will […]
Nausicaa.net is reporting that the London Children’s Film Festival will screen Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbor Totoro on November 13 and Porco Rosso on November 12, 13, and 16. Details on scheduling, location, and ticketing are available at the festival’s website.
Disney’s CGI-animated feature film Chicken Little grossed an estimated $40.1 million in its first 3 days of domestic release, making it the top film over the weekend. Coverage in the Los Angeles Times noted that this take is comparable to DreamWorks’ Madagascar and Shark Tale (which grossed $47.6 and $47.2 million, respectively) and is the […]
Veteran animator Don Bluth and his artistic partner Gary Goldman have donated more than 1 million pieces of their animation artwork to the Savannah College of Art and Design. The gift, valued at several million dollars, includes animation cels, drawings, and sketches from works such as The Secret of N.I.M.H., An American Tail, All Dogs […]
Inker Walden Wong is the focus of an article at Comicon.com’s PULSE News. Wong discusses his techniques and his approach to inking comics for DC such as Justice League Unlimited, Day of Vengeance, and The Human Race.
An assortment of comic book previews are available throughout the Internet. – A profile on Marvel Comics writer Daniel Way at Comicon.com’s PULSE NEws includes several preview pages for Wolverine #35, which was released last week. – Newsarama.com has a four-page preview of Udon Studio’s Exalted #1, on comic book stands now. The fantasy comic […]
An article in the Los Angeles Times covers the premiere of The Boondocks on Cartoon Network (free registration required). Both Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder and Cartoon Network vice president Mike Lazzo were interviewed for the article. It also notes a long line of prominent African-Americans, including the Rev. Al Sharpton and Bill Cosby, who are […]