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Animation Podcast Talks to Legendary Disney Animator Burny Mattinson

by Ed Liuon June 26, 2006
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)

LA Times on ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive

by Ed Liuon June 26, 2006
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 […]

Todd Nauck on "Teen Titans Go!," "Wildguard," and Spidey

by Ed Liuon June 21, 2006
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.

WB Contributes to Tasmanian Devil Preservation Efforts

by Ed Liuon June 20, 2006
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 […]

A Look at New "Dragon’s Lair" Comics

by Ed Liuon June 19, 2006
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.

"Cars" Stays in the Lead in Weekend Box Office

by Ed Liuon June 19, 2006
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.

Is Turkey Anti-Piglet?

by Ed Liuon June 19, 2006
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 […]

Jeffrey Ross on "Where My Dogs At"

by Ed Liuon June 19, 2006
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.

Caricature Artist Unveils "Cartoon of the 21st Century"

by Ed Liuon June 15, 2006
Last week at the annual convention of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists in Denver, editorial cartoonist Kevin Kallaugher unveiled a computer-animated caricature of President George W. Bush that could react in real-time to live performers. The presentation was part of Kallaugher’s efforts in a task force to create “the cartoon of the 21st century.” […]

"Animated Shorts" Column on "Venture Bros." Season 2

by Ed Liuon June 15, 2006
Newsarama.com’s latest “Animated Shorts” column interviews The Venture Brothers‘ creator Jackson Publick on season 2 of the cult hit show on Adult Swim. Among other topics, Publick details plans for the new season in the wake of the surprise ending to the first season, praises his creative collaborators, and credits the fans for convincing Adult […]