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'Spongebob Squarepants' : Japanese Trendsetter

The International Herald Tribune has published an article outlining Viacom’s strategy for the success of ‘Spongebob Squarepants’ in Japan, by marketing merchandise to young women instead of children as in the US, with hopes of up to $25 million in sales annually.

PR: Bengals QB Palmer Makes Acting Debut on Disney Channel's "The Replacements"

Disney Channel: CINCINNATI BENGALS QUARTERBACK CARSON PALMER MAKES ACTING DEBUT ON EPISODE OF DISNEY CHANNEL’S ANIMATED SERIES “THE REPLACEMENTS” PREMIERING SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3 BURBANK, CA, January 22, 2007 . . . Cincinnati Bengals quarterback great Carson Palmer makes his acting debut on Disney’s animated series “The Replacements,” SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney […]

Kevin Munroe on Mako in "TMNT"

A brief article on Sci Fi Wire notes the last role of the actor Mako in the upcoming TMNT movie. Mako, who provided the voices of Aku in Samurai Jack and Uncle Iroh in Avatar the Last Airbender, passed away last July, but recorded enough material to be used in the final cut of TMNT, […]

Debra Kennedy, VP of Marketing and Licensing, on FUNimation Channel Year One

The latest Animated Shorts column interviews Debra Kennedy, VP of Marketing and Licensing at FUNimation, about the first year of the FUNimation Channel. Among the topics discussed are the growth of the network over multiple distribution channels, the network’s plans for high-definition broadcasting, and the relationship between FUNimation and the FUNimation Channel. Other topics in […]

2007 Free Comic Book Day Titles Announced (UPDATED)

DC Comics and Marvel Comics have announced the titles that will be available at this year’s Free Comic Book Day, currently scheduled for May 5, 2007. DC will be offering the Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st Century tie-in comic by J. Torres (Teen Titans Go!) and Chynna Clugston-Flores (Blue Monday), along with JLA #0 […]

"Time Warp Trio": Where's Mr. Peabody When You Need Him?

With all of these violent cartoons on the air today (such as Avatar, Kim Possible, and Naruto), not to mention other shows that are apparently using subliminal messages to teach kids naughty stuff, it’s hard to find a show for young children that’s safe and innocent in every single way. Enter Discovery Kids’ Time Warp […]

PR: Love Is In The Air This February On Corus Kids Television

LOVE IS IN THE AIR THIS FEBRUARY ON CORUS KIDS TELEVISION (January 10, 2007 – Toronto , Canada ) Get cosy with your crush this February as Corus Kids Television brings viewers an assortment of movies, stunt events, series and Valentine’s specials. Highlights include Edgar & Ellen: Crushed and Stuart Little 3: Call of the […]

Kevin Monroe and Thomas K. Gray on CGI "Gatchaman" and Killing "Cat Tales"

Director Kevin Munroe and producer Thomas K. Gray have spoken about two different animated feature film projects currently in progress at Imagi Entertainment Studios. The first is a feature at IGN.com, where the two provide a progress report for their feature film based on the Japanese anime Gatchaman, known to many in America as Battle […]

James Cameron's "Avatar" to Break New Ground in CGI Animation

An article in the New York Times details the innovations behind James Cameron’s upcoming movie Avatar (registration required), an ambitious project that will use a variety of new technologies and techniques to integrate computer-generated animation and live-action footage. The work will involve both motion-capture and traditional CGI effects work with innovations like a camera that […]

New "TMNT" Images Available

Comic Book Resources has posted several new images of the TMNT movie, showing the titular ninja turtles and their master Splinter. The movie is scheduled for release at the end of March.

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