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.” […]
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 […]
Writer and comedian Patton Oswalt has been interviewed by Comicon.com’s PULSE News about several of his comic book projects on stands now or coming in the next few months, including an issue of DC’s Justice League Unlimited, a story in Image Comics’ Negative Burn anthology series, and a special issue of The Goon for Dark […]
TheDigitalBits.com has posted the transcript of an online chat held on June 6 with executives from Warner Home Video. The highlight of the chat is the announcement that the first season boxed set of Justice League Unlimited will be presented in 16×9 widescreen, rather than the “matted” 4×3 full-screen format of earlier Justice League DVD […]
Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat weblog notes that Asian food company Glico is marketing “Shuwa Puccho Can drops retro Candy,” a 130g tin of candy based on Studio Ghibli’s Grave of the Fireflies. In the film, a similar tin of candy serves as one of the lead characters’ few sources of nourishment, with the tin getting […]
BrokenFrontier.com has interviewed writer Greg Weisman about Gargoyles, both in its original TV incarnation and in the new Gargoyles comic book title, published by Slave Labor Graphics and hitting comic book store shelves today, June 14. Part 1 of the interview was published at the end of May, and part 2 was published yesterday. The […]
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Cartoon Network has signed a worldwide licensing deal with Mattel for action figures and other toys based on the network’s shows (free registration required). The first wave of toys to be released under the pact will hit shelves in 2007.
Newsarama.com has interviewed actor J.K. Simmons, focusing primarily on his roles as Asst. Police Chief Will Pope in The Closer, as Daily Bugle publisher J. Jonah Jameson in the Spider-Man feature films, and as General Wade Eiling in Justice League Unlimited. The latter role arose due to his voice-over work in commercials and has led […]
The Los Angeles Times has published a lengthy profile of Dr. Ed Catmull, Pixar’s co-president and current president of Disney Features Animation (free registration required). The article covers Catmull’s management approach, centered around building a “talent-ocracy” where management is shaped around the talent rather than vice-versa, and the warm reception he has received at Disney.
Disney/Pixar’s Cars led the weekend box office with an estimated take of .8 million. However, the number seems to have disappointed Wall Street, with Disney’s stock price taking a minor hit in the morning before a partial recovery as of press time. In comparison, The Incredibles and Finding Nemo had opening weekend box office numbers […]