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Sydney Car Wash in Legal Hot Water with Nick for SpongeBob Infringement

by Ed Liuon December 8, 2008
The owner of a car wash in Sydney, Australia has attracted the attention of Nickelodeon’s legal team, which is claiming that the car wash’s company logo too closely resembles SpongeBob SquarePants. The owner is claiming that his logo looks “totally different” from Nickelodeon’s famous character.

Oshii’s "The Sky Crawlers" Screenings in NYC and Los Angeles

by Ed Liuon December 8, 2008
The Film Society at Lincoln Center will be screening Mamoru Oshii’s The Sky Crawlers (Sukai kurora) on Friday, December 12, 2008, at 7:00 and 9:30 PM. Admission is $11 for the public, $8 for seniors, and $7 for Film Society members and students. The movie is also currently showing in Los Angeles at the Los […]

Marshall and Kennedy Update "Tintin" and "The Last Airbender" Status

by Ed Liuon December 8, 2008
Producers Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy took some time during promotions for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button to talk about some of the other projects they’re working on. Kennedy confirmed that the Tintin movies to be directed by Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg are still in progress and still planned to be a trilogy, […]

Geoff Johns on Writing "Robot Chicken"

by Ed Liuon December 8, 2008
Comic book writer Geoff Johns has spoken with Newsarama.com about his latest writing job on with Seth Green and Matt Senreich on Robot Chicken, including the season premiere of the show and the long-planned feature film version. Among other topics, Johns discusses how he began writing for the series, what guidelines and prohibitions he has […]

James Tucker: "Batman: The Brave and the Bold" Meant as "Pure Fun"

by Ed Liuon December 8, 2008
Comicon.com’s PULSE News has interviewed James Tucker, producer of the new series Batman: The Brave and the Bold, about his approach to the show and the episodes that have aired so far, including last Friday’s “Evil Under the Sea!” which featured the debut of Aquaman. Tucker states that, “I take my inspiration from Bob Haney’s […]

New "Three Delivery" Webisodes Available

by Ed Liuon December 8, 2008
The Animation Collective has announced that new webisodes of Three Delivery will be available at the Three Delivery website. A new 1.5 minute webisode will be posted on the site every Friday starting on December 5, 2008 and running through January 2, 2009. The show currently airs on the Nicktoons network. For full details, read […]

"Ergo Proxy Complete" Is Good, But Not Quite As Clever As It Thinks It Is

by Jon Ton December 7, 2008
Another one of the late, lamented Geneon’s series returns to the market courtesy of Funimation, and delivers an intriguing and moody tale of humans and androids living together in a seemingly idyllic existence. Ergo Proxy posits a future in which humanity lives in self-enclosed domed cities full of advanced technology, the most obvious of which […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces New February Titles Including "Akira" Blu-ray

by SB20xxon December 6, 2008
The 1988 film Akira will get a Blu-ray release on 2/24/09 for $49.98, courtesy of the Honneamise label. In addition, the following DVDs are also getting February releases: * Code Geass Part 3: 2/24/09 – $39.98 (regular); $64.98 (limited edition) * Mobile Suit Gundam 08th MS Team Collection (Anime Legends): 2/24/09 – $34.98 * Mobile […]

NYC’s Nickelodeon Digital Animation Studio Shuts Down

by Ed Liuon December 5, 2008
As part of larger cutbacks at parent company Viacom, the Nickelodeon Animation Digital Studio in New York City will be shutting down. The studio currently hosts 4 production units for Dora the Explorer/Go, Diego, Go!, The Backyardigans, and as-yet unpremiered shows Bubble Guppies and Team Umizoomi. According to a post at the ASIFA-East weblog, the […]

"Wolverine and the X-Men" Gets Second Season

by Ed Liuon December 5, 2008
Marvel Animation and Toonz Entertainment have greenlit a second season of the animated series Wolverine and the X-Men, which has been airing in Canada, Latin America, and Italy, and will debut on the Nicktoons Network and the BBC in January 2009. The Marvel Animation Age has also been informed by YTV that the series will […]