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Nickelodeon Picks Up "Fanboy & Chum Chum" and "Team Umizoomi;" Renews "Mighty B!"

by Ed Liuon September 17, 2008
Nickelodeon has announced two new animated series and the second season of The Mighty B! Fanboy and Chum Chum will be a CGI animated series spun off from Nickelodeon’s Random! Cartoons series, focusing on the 10-year old comic-book loving Fanboy and his friend and sidekick Chum Chum. The series was created by Eric Robles (Ni […]

PR: Imagi Secures US$30M (HK$234M) in Financing

by Ed Liuon September 17, 2008
Imagi Secures US$30 Million (HK$234 Million) in Financing FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Hong Kong (September 16, 2008) – Imagi International Holdings, Limited (HKSE Stock Code: 0585) today announced that it had raised US$30 million in financing through two separate subscription agreements. The first agreement, the terms of which were originally announced to the stock exchange on […]

PR: Nickelodeon’s "The Mighty B!" Keeps Buzzing for Second Season

by Ed Liuon September 17, 2008
Nickelodeon’s The Mighty B! Keeps Buzzing! Animated Comedy Created by Amy Poehler and Nick Veterans Cynthia True and Erik Wiese Picked Up for Second Season (20 Episodes) Burbank, Calif. – Sept. 17, 2008 – Nickelodeon’s hit animated comedy The Mighty B!, created by comedian Amy Poehler and executive producers/Nickelodeon animation veterans Cynthia True and Erik […]

PR: Nickelodeon Greenlights New Animated Comedy Series "Fanboy and Chum Chum"

by Ed Liuon September 17, 2008
Nickelodeon Greenlights New Animated Comedy Series Fanboy and Chum Chum for 26 Episode Order Josh Duhamel, Jamie Kennedy, Estelle Harris Headline Voice Cast in All-New CG Animated Series from Creator Eric Robles, Executive Produced by Emmy Award-Winning Network Vet Steve Tompkins Burbank, Calif. – September 17, 2008 – Nickelodeon has ordered 26 episodes of Fanboy […]

PR: NYAV Post & Tripwire Production Announce Voice Acting Contest at NY Anime Fest

by Ed Liuon September 17, 2008
NYAV POST & TRIPWIRE PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCE VOICE ACTING CONTEST AT NY ANIME FESTIVAL PROMINENT NYC STUDIOS GIVE FANS A CHANCE TO LIVE A DREAM Norwalk, CT, September 17, 2008: The New York Anime Festival (NYAF) today announced Who Wants To Be A Voice Actor?, a voice acting contest produced by leading New York City recording […]

Bob Winquist, Influential CalArts Instructor, 1923 – 2008

by Ed Liuon September 17, 2008
The Los Angeles Times reports the passing of Bob Winquist at the age of 85 on September 10, 2008, due to complications related to old age (free registration required). Winquist was an extremely influential animation teacher at the California Institute of the Arts, with his followers including Pixar’s Ralph Eggleston and Pete Docter. Winquist also […]

The Australian Interviews Andrew Stanton on "WALL-E"

by Ed Liuon September 17, 2008
The Australian has interviewed Pixar’s Andrew Stanton about WALL-E (which opens in Australia tomorrow, September 18, 2008). Several topics recur in the interview, such as the perceived political message or contradictions of that message, but Stanton also delves into new territory, such as how Finding Nemo‘s success emboldened him to try something different in WALL-E.

The Age Profiles Australian Stop-Motion Animator Glen Hunwick

by Ed Liuon September 17, 2008
The Age has profiled Australia’s Glen Hunwick, who has made a name for himself in his native land with memorable stop-motion advertisements and has just debuted his first short film “Mutt.” Hunwick describes why he enjoys stop-motion animation and why he has opted to stay in Australia instead of moving to countries with larger and […]

Publishers Weekly Interviews NY Anime Fest Organizers

by Ed Liuon September 17, 2008
Publishers Weekly Comics Week has interviewed Lance Fensterman and Peter Tatara, vice-president and program manager of the New York Anime Festival. The pair discuss the move to September from last year’s December date, changes to the show floor, the addition of non-anime-specific Japanese pop culture figures like Baby, the Stars Shine Bright and Iron Chef […]

Toon Zone Presents "Sasami: Magical Girls Club" Season Two Set Trailer

by Eileen Cruzon September 17, 2008
In conjunction with FUNimation, Toon Zone is proud to host this video preview of the upcoming DVD box set release for the second season of Sasami: Magical Girls Club. Click the image below to play (requires QuickTime). <!– You can also right-click on the following link (control-click on a Mac) to save the QuickTime files […]