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NYCC2009: W!LDBRAIN on "Team Smithereen" and "Yo Gabba Gabba!"

The W!LDBRAIN panel at the 2009 New York Comic Con was hosted by Chief Marketing Officer Mike Polis; Marge Dean, head of W!LDBRAIN’s animation studio in San Francisco; and Bob Higgins, head of creative in New York City. Higgins began with a quick rundown of his career from his start at Warner Bros. Entertainment to […]

The Animation Fan's Guide to New York Comic Con 2009

The New York Comic Con is opening tomorrow, February 6, 2009, and running all weekend. Below are all the panels, screenings, and events that might be of interest to animation fans heading out to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. For full details about any of these panels, visit the New York Comic Con website. […]

"Coraline" News Blitz: Articles, Interviews, and Features Around the Web

Laika’s stop-motion feature film Coraline has been featured in arts articles across the Internet: Director Henry Selick has been interviewed by the Orlando Sentinel, HollywoodChicago.com, and ComingSoon.net. Among other topics, Selick discusses how appropriate the movie is for children (describing it as “for brave children of all ages,” as are the rest of his films), […]

Corus Kids Releases March 2009 Highlights

Canada’s Corus Kids has released its March 2009 programming highlights, which include the debut of the animated comedy series League of Super Evil and films like Flushed Away, Barnyard, and Open Season. The full press release follows: CORUS KIDS MARCH 2009 HIGHLIGHTS YTV Premieres Nickelodeon’s New Comedy Series True Jackson, VP Teen Divers Explore the […]

PR: A Backstage Look at Animation's Big Night

Royce Hall from the stage A Backstage Look At ASIFA-Hollywood’s Annie Awards  The after-party featured a gourmet meal and the music of the Blue Hawaiians We aren’t your typical paparazzi. It was only six months ago that our creative aspirations drove us out of Orlando, Florida to pursue careers as animated filmmakers. It is conventional […]

"Oliver and Company" 20th Anniversary DVD Is Better as History Than as Cinema

Most Disney aficionados mark The Little Mermaid as the film that turned around American feature animation’s declining fortunes. Oliver and Company, though, was the first film made under the then-new Disney regime led by Michael Eisner and Jeffrey Katzenberg. That film, a very loose adaptation of Dickens’ Oliver Twist that turns the title character into […]

"Coraline" Article Roundup: NYT on 3-D; Teri Hatcher on Being the Other Mother

The New York Times has taken a look at the upcoming movie Coraline, focusing on the fact that it is the first stop-motion animated movie that was filmed with the intent of projecting it in 3-D for audiences (free registration required). Coraline director Henry Selick is quoted as saying, “I saw that everyone that was […]

Panda Bests Robot at Annie Awards: "Kung Fu Panda" Takes 10 Awards

Kung Fu Panda dominated the 36th annual Annie Awards, taking home 10 trophies including Best Animated Feature, beating out films like WALL-E, Waltz with Bashir, and Bolt. It also won the Annie in the feature film categories for Animated Effects, Character Animation, Character Design, Directing, Music, Production Design, Storyboarding, Voice Acting (for Dustin Hoffman as […]

VIZ Announces DVD Releases for April 2009: Hunter X Hunter Vol. 2, Naruto Vol. 13

VIZ Media has announced its DVD releases for April 2009: Hunter X Hunter Boxed Set Vol. 2 (April 7, 2009) Naruto Uncut Boxed Set Vol. 13 (Standard and Special Editions) (April 7, 2009) Pokemon: All Stars Vols. 19 and 20 (April 21, 2009) Inuyasha Season 7 Boxed Set (Deluxe and Standard Editions) (April 28, 2009) […]

PR: VIZ Media Announces Animated DVD Releases for April 2009

VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES ANIMATED DVD RELEASES FOR APRIL 2009 San Francisco, CA, January 28, 2009 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced their DVD lineup for April 2009, which include animated favorites such as HUNTER X HUNTER, DEATH NOTE, NARUTO, […]

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