BET’s new animation division has announced two deals: one with the renowned Film Roman Studios and one with creator Dwayne McDuffie. The deal with Film Roman Studios is for “a slate of animated films, series, and multi-platform content,” including TV, Internet, broadband, and mobile applications. McDuffie has been signed for “a new original adult action/adventure […]
A press release from Warner Home Video has announced a street date of September 19, 2006 for The Batman: The Complete Second Season and Teen Titans: The Complete Second Season. Both sets will include 13 episodes on two discs, along with “Catching Up With” special features.
Renae Geerlings, Editor-in-Chief for Top Cow Comics, has spoken with Comic Book Resources about upcoming titles from her publishing imprint. Included at the bottom of the article is an official announcement of Madame Mirage, a new comic coming in 2007 written by Paul Dini and painted by Kenneth Rocafort. The series is billed as a […]
Keith Lango, an animator who worked on the recent feature film The Ant Bully, has posted a lengthy weblog entry explaining why he believes the movie failed creatively and at the box office. Describing it in the end as a “big stinking pile of average corporate mush,” he ultimately declares that the movie was too […]
The New York Times has published a brief article focusing on the independent animators’ scene in New York City (registration required). The focus is a periodic meeting of animators in the apartment of Adam Pesapane (PES), and includes Bill Plympton and Signe Baumane (described by Plympton as “the diva of New York animation”). (via Jerry […]
Director Kevin Munroe was interviewed by Comics2Film about the aesthetics driving the new TMNT movie, which will bring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles into the world of CGI. Munroe also briefly discusses the CGI-animated Gatchaman movie he is currently slated to write and direct. (via Comic Book Resources Comics Reel)
AvatarSpirit.net has posted the third and final installment of their interview with the Track Team, the group that provides all the music for Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender. This installment includes information about specific themes and how they were created.
Writer Ursula K. LeGuin has published a lengthy article explaining the context behind Studio Ghibli’s Gedo Senki (Tales from Earthsea) and a detailed explanation of her impressions of the film. LeGuin’s Earthsea series of novels were the basis for the movie, as well as the SciFi Channel live-action adaptation released in 2004. According to LeGuin, […]
News reports are stating that government regulators in China have banned foreign cartoons on TV between 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM in an effort to protect China’s native animation studios. The ban has not been formally announced, but is supposed to be put into effect on September 1. The ban will affect all foreign-made cartoons, […]
The specifications for the 4-disc Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol. 4 and the 2-disc Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection Vol. 4 have been released by Warner Home Video. No information on special features or extras was announced as of publication time. (via Cartoon Brew)