WonderCon 2011: "Tribute to Dwayne McDuffie" Panel

On Saturday I attended “Writing for TV Animation.” As with my very first panel, everyone agreed it was harder to get into the industry—even harder than getting into live action, since the animation industry was small, insular community. Two of those panelists, Matt Wayne and Eugene Son (Ben10: Ultimate Alien, Generator Rex, etc.) showed up at […]

WonderCon 2011: "Writing for TV Animation" Panel Report

For me this year’s WonderCon had a lot to do with writing and writers—not surprising, you might say, since I’m a reporter. But since I dream of leaving my office job to write for animation, my interest in two of this year’s panels is personal.  That’s why my first stop at WonderCon, after leaving the […]

Cool Stuff: Gnomon School

The Gnomon School of Visual Effects has released their 2011 Student Animation Work Compilation reel, featuring VFX creations from alumni who have worked on blockbuster films like “Green Lantern,” “TRON: Legacy” and “2012.” Check it out below! Student Animation Work Compilation 2011 from Gnomon School of Visual Effects on Vimeo.

Squee! - Thor: God of Thunder Behind the Scenes Footage

(Movie native size: 1280 x 720) – click “full-screen” icon in lower-right to enlarge Thor: God of Thunder, is coming to the 360, PS3, Wii, 3DS and DS on May 3, 2011. In anticipation of the release, Sega has issued an exciting, new behind-the-scenes video which delves into the game’s development. In it they discuss […]

Spring 2011 Anime Preview

As a new crop of Japanese animation hits the airwaves this spring, Nick Hobbs and I are back again to comment on our best hopes for anime between now and the start of Summer. Some are already simulcasted or likely to be, some are possibly-unlikely licenses that definitely shouldn’t be overlooked. Have a look, enjoy […]

Future Spotlight: The Amazing World Of Gumball - Part IV

Cartoon Network has released a partial cast list for The Amazing World Of Gumball, the upcoming animated series that premieres on May 2nd in the UK and May 9th in the US, which we have followed extensively.  It was also recently announced that the series was renewed for a second season, with production on an additional […]

Introversion in Anime and Comics

Today, Japanese animation and American television don’t really mix. The former is hardly gone from the airwaves, of course. Disney XD has Naruto Shippuden. Nicktoons runs Dragon Ball Z Kai, as does 4Kids’ “Toonzai” block on The CW along with Sonic X and Yu-Gi-Oh–well, until now perhaps.The Hub has got Deltora Quest running next to […]

The Five Most Embarrassing Moments of The Real Ghostbusters

In 1987 the new cartoon The Real Ghostbusters was an instant hit, with an instantly thick number of episodes (78 before Season 2 even began). ABC, for once, had the hottest show on Saturday Morning. What else could they do but tamper with it? 1987-88 was the infamous season where an outside group of consultants […]

Cartoon Network Upfront 2011: Brief Thoughts

It’s been a crazy day and I had some brief thoughts on the Cartoon Network Upfront Presentation that I wanted to share before heading out for the evening. I’m really looking forward to Thundercats. I only saw animation in one second clips during a package, but it looked slick. When discussing the DC Nation launch, […]

Cartoon Network's 2011 Upfront in New York: My Take

It’s finally that magical time of year again: upfront season. While upfronts are like unwrapping Christmas presents for most of the press, the childrens’ side of the spectrum usually lays low, with Cartoon Network usually being the only network to put out really surprising information out there. The other have been putting up an impressive […]

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