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BOOM!'s Paul Morrissey on Pixar/Disney Comics

Comic Book Resources has spoken with Paul Morrissey, editor of BOOM! Studio’s licensed Pixar comic books, which include The Incredibles: Family Matters and Cars: The Rookie. Morrissey discusses how he deals with the weight of expectations in working with the Disney/Pixar properties, how he selects writers and artists for the comics, what it’s been like […]

"Variety" on New CGI "Tom & Jerry" Feature

Variety reports on Warner Brothers’ attempt to turn Tom & Jerry into a CGI/live-action hybrid franchise to clone the success of 20th Century Fox’s Alvin and the Chipmunks and Garfield. The movie script is being written now, and supposedly tells the story of how Tom and Jerry met and formed their rivalry. (Read Toon Zone […]

AWN on Israel's Animation Industry after "Waltz with Bashir"

AWN has taken a look at the nascent Israeli animation industry, which has gotten a very high-profile boost from the animated documentary Waltz with Bashir, as well as the stop-motion movie $9.99 by Tatia Rosenthal which adapts the stories of Israeli writer Etgar Keret. Both discuss how the Israeli animation industry was essentially non-existent when […]

"Ponyo" Lands 3 Asian Film Award Noms; Aids Toho Bottom Line

The 3rd Annual Asian Film Award nominees have been announced, with Studio Ghibli’s Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea landing three nominations for Best Film, Best Director, and Best Composer. In a related story, Toho Studios reported earnings of $817.5 million at the Japanese box office in 2008, with nearly $170 million of that […]

CBR Talks with Mark Waid on "The Incredibles" Comics

Comic Book Resources has spoken with BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Mark Waid about his work writing the upcoming The Incredibles comic book. Waid discusses the contents of the first story arc, which center on Mr. Incredible slowly losing his super powers, and also discusses the positive licensing relationship with Pixar, the artwork of series artist Marcio […]

"WALL-E" Dominates Animated 81st Oscar Nominations

The full list of nominees for the 81st Academy Awards has been released, with WALL-E landing six nominations including Best Animated Feature and Best Original Screenplay. No animated film has won an Oscar for writing, with WALL-E being the 5th or 6th animated movie to be nominated for one (the others being Toy Story, Shrek, […]

PR: SpongeBob's Tom Kenny to Host 36th Annual Annie Awards

SPONGEBOB’S TOM KENNY TO HOST 36TH ANNUAL ANNIE AWARDS – January 30 at UCLA’s Royce Hall Animation’s Most Prestigious Night BURBANK, CA (January 21, 2009) – ASIFA-Hollywood is proud to announce that Tom Kenny, the familiar voice behind film and TV’s SpongeBob SquarePants, will handle hosting duties again this year for the 36th Annual Annie […]

PR: Bolt Coming to Blu-Ray March 22, 2009; DVD on March 24

Heroically Arriving on Blu-ray™ Two Days Early! BOLT Coming to Disney Blu-ray + DVD + Digital File Combo Pack March 22 Also available on Disney DVD March 24 Burbank, California, January 21, 2009— Fully awesome! For the first time ever Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will release BOLT in high definition early as an exciting […]

Forbes on the Rescue of Imagi's "Astro Boy"

Forbes discusses how the current financial climate has made life difficult for Imagi Animation Studios, currently deep into production of the CGI animated adaptation Astro Boy. Recent news indicated that Imagi was facing a short-term cash flow problem that threatened to scuttle the studio, and Forbes expands on the story by noting that CEO Douglas […]

Bruce Timm Talks "Wonder Woman;" New Screenshots Released

Warner Brothers Animation has released an interview with producer Bruce Timm in conjunction with the Wonder Woman direct-to-video animated movie. Timm has been working on animated versions of DC’s iconic superheroes for more than 20 years, starting with the seminal Batman the Animated Series and continuing all the way to Wonder Woman. In the interview, […]

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