British actor Ricky Gervais has been interviewed by the New York Times about his upcoming work, including his role in the computer-animated Valiant (free registration required). Gervais talks about his role in The Office, his current projects, and why he turned down a Shakespeare adaptation to act as a computer-generated pigeon.
More casting announcements for Robert Zemeckis’ Beowulf have been announced, with Ray Winstone (Sexy Beast), Crispin Glover (Willard), and Angelina Jolie (Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life) getting added to the cast list announced earlier this week. The movie will use an advanced version of the motion capture animation technology used in Zemeckis’ The Polar […]
Nausicaa.net is reporting that Howl’s Moving Castle will be receiving the Hollywood Animation of the Year Award at the Hollywood Film Festival’s Awards Gala on October 24. The same referring article at Nausicaa.net also reveals the role that My Neighbor Totoro‘s theme song “Sampo” (Stroll) played in the space shuttle Discovery‘s latest mission.
News outlets are reporting that Pixar’s Joe Ranft was killed on Tuesday in a car accident. Ranft was riding in a vehicle which veered off the road and fell 130 feet before landing near the mouth of the Navarro River. In addition to working on stories and storyboards on Pixar movies, Ranft also voiced Heimlich […]
The New York Times has examined the state of webcomics (free registration required), noting controversies within the comic book field about the subject, the convergence of comics and animation in many of the best webcomics, and availability issues with webcomics today. The article is drawing fire in the webcomics community, with the most detailed and […]
Frank Espinosa has spoken to ComicBookResources.com about Rocketo, his new comic book series set after a major cataclysm. Espinosa’s prior work included redesigning the Looney Tunes characters for Warner Brothers in 1992 and 2002. Rocketo is published by Speakeasy Comics, and issue #1 is available at comic book stores starting today.
Comic book writer Dan Slott (Batman Adventures, She-Hulk) was interviewed by NJ.com as part of their coverage of the Mid-Jersey Comicon, held this past weekend in Bordentown, NJ. She-Hulk #1, the relaunch of Slott’s critically acclaimed series for Marvel Comics, is available for pre-order this month for an October street date.