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UPDATED: Scholastic’s Graphix Announces Upcoming Graphic Novels

by Ed Liuon July 14, 2006 has announced the new graphic novels coming soon from Scholastic’s Graphix publishing imprint, including an adaptation of Peter S. Beagle’s popular fantasy The Last Unicorn to be drawn by Michael Kaluta and released in Fall 2008. Other works from Graphix include Magic Pickle by Pixar animator Scott Morse and two Goosebumps anthologies which will […]

Press Release: DreamWorks Animation Announces Final Casting for "Shrek the Third"

by Ed Liuon July 13, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 13, 2006 DREAMWORKS ANIMATION ANNOUNCES FINAL CASTING FOR THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SUMMER 2007 COMEDY “SHREK THE THIRD” DreamWorks Animation announced today that the final cast for its upcoming computer-animated comedy “Shrek the Third” has been set. The original casts from “Shrek” and “Shrek 2” – Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, […]

"Colorado Springs Gazette" on DC Superhero Stamps

by Ed Liuon July 13, 2006
The Colorado Springs Gazette has published an article about the U.S. Post Office’s new DC Superhero stamps, which will be issued at the San Diego Comic Con on July 20, 2006. Comments are included from U.S. Post Office art director Carl Herrman and DC Comics President Paul Levitz on what these stamps are and how […]

National Film Board of Canada Posts 50 Shorts On-line

by Ed Liuon July 13, 2006
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)

Production Begins on Disney Channel’s "Phineas and Ferb"

by Ed Liuon July 13, 2006
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 […]

"Yin Yang Yo!" Debuts on Jetix Labor Day Marathon

by Ed Liuon July 13, 2006
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 […]

Press Release: Production Has Begun on Disney’s "Phineas and Ferb" for Disney Channel

by Ed Liuon July 13, 2006
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 […]

Press Release: "Yin Yang Yo!" Premieres During Jetix on Toon Disney on Labor Day

by Ed Liuon July 13, 2006
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 Announces MangaNEXT Convention

by Ed Liuon July 13, 2006
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.

Denys Cowan Talks BET Animation Efforts

by Ed Liuon July 13, 2006 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.