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Oscar-Winning Short Filmmaker John Canemaker on His Career and State of Animation

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts column has profiled Oscar-winning short film director and animation historian John Canemaker. The profile covers Canemaker’s childhood, his start in animation, his tenure on the 1970′s TV show Patchwork Family, his career as a teacher of animation history, and his Oscar win for The Moon and the Sun over works from Pixar […]

Uphill Battle Marketing "Ratatouille" in a World of Sequels

The New York Times discusses the obstacles in marketing Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille – one of very few summer tentpole movies that is entirely original and cannot rely on being a sequel or an adaptation of material from other media (registration required). Among Disney’s more unusual marketing efforts are advertising a 9-minute clip posted on the official […]

PR: Teletoon More than Doubles Animation Scholarships for 10th Anniversary

TELETOON MORE THAN DOUBLES ANIMATION SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 10TH ANNIVERSARY Toronto – TELETOON, Canada’s only all animation network, today announced that for the 10th edition of the TELETOON Animation Scholarship, the total prize money has more than doubled to over $70,000 to support the development of nine talented animation students across Canada. As well as supporting […]

Pixar Backdated Stock Options Deeper than First Reported

Variety is reporting that backdated stock options were more pervasive at Pixar than was initially reported. While initial statements by Pixar and Disney representatives focused on options offered to Pixar executive officers, the latest filing with the SEC by Disney indicates that many mid- and lower-level Pixar employees received backdated options as well, and that […]

Kevin Munroe on "TMNT," Possible Sequels

The Animated Views website has interviewed director Kevin Munroe about TMNT, the hit CGI animated movie that returned the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to the pop culture spotlight. The interview delves deeper into the involvement of Turtles creator Peter Laird in the movie, casting decisions, and the future of the franchise, including Munroe’s off-the-cuff ideas […]

PR: Buena Vista Announces Tie-In with "Meet the Robinsons" and DVD Loyalty Program

BUENA VISTA WORLDWIDE HOME ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES FIRST-EVER THEATRICAL TIE-IN WITH WALT DISNEY PICTURES MEET THE ROBINSONS FOR ITS DVD LOYALTY PROGRAM “DISNEY MOVIE REWARDS” Home Entertainment Industry’s First Loyalty Program Enrolls 700,000 Members In its First Six Months and is Now Available in Canada. BURBANK, Calif., March 30, 2007 -Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment has […]

Kevin Munroe on "TMNT" and "Gatchaman"

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts column has interviewed TMNT director Kevin Munroe, discussing how he got started in the animation business, how he got the job to direct TMNT, what works influenced his approach to the ninja turtles, and what it was like to work with the voice acting cast of the movie. He also discusses his […]

Neil Patrick Harris in "Justice League" Movie

The cast biographies on the NCAA How I Met Your Mother Picks states that actor Neil Patrick Harris “will appear in the upcoming Justice League movie.” It was not clear whether the statement applied to one of the direct-to-video DC animated movies (presumably DC: The New Frontier) or to the announced live-action movie project. (via […]

"LA Times" on "TMNT"

The Los Angeles Times takes a look at this week’s TMNT, which will attempt to bring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles back to the forefront of American pop culture. Director Kevin Munroe is quoted extensively throughout the article, which also takes a look back at the three earlier, live-action outings. Read Toon Zone News’ review […]

Pixar Artists on "The Ancient Book of Myth and War"

Comicon.com’s PULSE News has interviewed four Pixar artists about The Ancient Book of Myth and War, an art book that revolves around the two themes in the title. Organized by Scott Morse, the book’s contributors also include Lou Romano, Don Shank, and Nate Wragg. The book will be the subject of a gallery exhibition at […]

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