Author Archive

Steve Purcell Talks "Sam and Max"

by Ed Liuon June 27, 2006
Writer/artist Steve Purcell has spoken to Comic Book Resources about the new Sam and Max webcomics and video game coming soon from Telltale Games. While the focus is on Sam & Max’s comic and video game incarnations, Purcell also briefly discusses their life as a Saturday morning cartoon.

Garrett Gilchrist on Restoring "The Thief and the Cobbler"

by Ed Liuon June 26, 2006
Cartoon Brew’s Amid Amidi has interviewed filmmaker Garrett Gilchrist about his restoration of Richard Williams’ The Thief and the Cobbler. The fan-driven project aims to re-create the original cut of the movie before investors seized control of the film and hired another studio to complete it, significantly altering it in a futile attempt to make […]

"Animated Shorts" on "Witchblade" Anime

by Ed Liuon June 26, 2006
Steve Fritz’s “Animated Shorts” column for has a feature this week about the Witchblade anime series. Based on the comic book property from Top Cow, the series is being produced by Studio Gonzo (Samurai 7 and Gantz). Top Cow COO and President Matt Hawkins and VP of Creative Affairs for GDH International Eric Calderon […]

Supreme Court Refuses Pooh Copyright Case

by Ed Liuon June 26, 2006
The Supreme Court has refused to hear a case that might have allowed the grandaughter of A.A. Milne to recapture the copyright to Winnie the Pooh. Clare Milne sought to use a 1976 copyright law to recapture the rights which her grandfather bequeathed to a trust upon his death in 1956; the Walt Disney Corporation […]

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 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’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.