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PR: Kyle MacLachlan, Voice of Superman, on "Justice League: The New Frontier"

by Maxie Zeuson February 11, 2008
From his head-turning debuts in “Dune” and “Blue Velvet” to his iconic Special Agent Dale Cooper in “Twin Peaks” and his current plum primetime role on “Desperate Housewives,” Kyle MacLachlan has had a memorable career. Now you can add a new benchmark for the actor: MacLachlan makes his animation debut as the voice of Superman […]

PR: Bakugan Makes Its U.S. Premiere on Cartoon Network

by Maxie Zeuson February 11, 2008
New Animé Series Fights to Restore Peace on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 9 p.m. (ET, PT) Bakugan, the hit animé series that is taking Japan and Canada by storm, makes its U.S. debut on Cartoon Network Sunday, Feb. 24, at 9 p.m. (ET, PT). The series follows the adventures of Dan and his fellow Battle […]

"Chowder" Creator C.H. Greenblatt Interviewed by Cartoonist Joe Meyer

by Ed Liuon February 11, 2008
C.H. Greenblatt, creator of Cartoon Networks’ new series Chowder, has been interviewed by cartoonist Joe Meyer at the kittysneezes.com website. The article covers subjects as diverse as the origins of the show, the plans in place if the lead child voice actors’ voices change during production, the use of stop-motion animation and puppetry in the […]

New Series of "Raggedy Ann" Animated Movies Announced

by Maxie Zeuson February 11, 2008
Film Roman will produce a new series of Raggedy Ann and Andy animated movies for TV and DVD, the studio and Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing announced today. The film, to be based on the publisher’s Raggedy Ann and Me! books, will feature redesigned characters and updated stories and will be targeted at young children. […]

"Spectacular Spider-Man" to Debut on March 8, 2008, with Back-to-Back Episodes

by Ed Liuon February 11, 2008
Sony Pictures Television has announced that The Spectacular Spider-Man animated series will be debuting on March 8, 2008, on the Kids WB! programming block on the CW network. The premiere will consist of two back-to-back episodes starting at 10:00 AM (Eastern/Pacific). The newest animated incarnation of Marvel Comics’ famous wall-crawling superhero has Greg Weisman (Gargoyles) […]

"Speed Racer the Next Generation" Premiere Coming to DVD

by Ed Liuon February 11, 2008
Video Business is reporting that Lionsgate will be releasing a 66-minute animated feature that will set up the new NickToons animated series Speed Racer the Next Generation. Titled Speed Racer the Next Generation: The Beginning, the feature will be broadcast on NickToons on May 2, 2008, with the DVD coming shortly afterwards. Both premiere dates […]

"Fullmetal Alchemist" Season 1 Part 2: Death and Dismemberment

by Classic Speedyon February 11, 2008
While not everyone agrees, I find that Fullmetal Alchemist perfectly balances comedy and drama. One minute Winry, the close friend of the Elric brothers who’s also an avid mechanic (certainly useful for restoring Ed and Al’s busted metal limbs after an intense battle), will be bouncing off the walls, and the next minute things will […]

"Fullmetal Alchemist" Season 2 Part 1: Equivalent to Quality

by Classic Speedyon February 11, 2008
Fullmetal Alchemist was one of those shows which debuted while I was in college, as I was usually without a cable TV during that time. As a result, I only got to see random episodes every once in a while, and that’s certainly not any way to get into the story. Thanks to these thin […]

PR: 35th Annual Annie Awards Winners And Nominees

by Maxie Zeuson February 10, 2008
PRODUCTION CATEGORIES Best Animated Feature Winner: Ratatouille – Pixar Animation Studios Bee Movie – DreamWorks Animation Persepolis – Sony Pictures Classics Surf’s Up – Sony Pictures Animation The Simpsons Movie – Twentieth Century Fox Best Home Entertainment Production Winner: Futurama “Bender’s Big Score” – The Curiosity Company in association with 20th Century Fox Television Doctor […]

Annie Awards Dominated by "Ratatouille" with 10 Awards

by Ed Liuon February 9, 2008
Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille cleaned up at the 35th Annual Annie Awards, taking down 10 awards including Best Animated Feature and Best Director for Brad Bird. Nickelodeon’s now-cancelled El Tigre won for the Best Animated Television Program for Children and the uncontested Character Design in an Animated Television Production award, while Aardman Animation Studios’ Creature Comforts America […]