PR: Mark Taylor Named Senior VP and General Manager, Nickelodeon Animation Studio

by on April 10, 2008
Burbank, Calif. – April 8, 2008 — Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group has promoted Mark Taylor to Senior Vice President and General Manager, Nickelodeon Animation Studio, responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of Nickelodeon’s Burbank Animation Studio, the largest producer of television animation in the US. He will report to Brown Johnson, President, Animation and […]

"Blue Gender" Complete: Attachments, Both Emotional and Severed

by Jon Ton April 10, 2008
I recall first seeing some of Blue Gender back in 2002-03, when the UK Sci Fi channel broadcast the series at the height of their experimentation with anime series. I liked what I saw, but the awkward timeslot meant I missed quite a few episodes. I always intended to watch the series in full if […]

Briefly: Bandai Visual Announces "Super Robot Wars OG: Divine Wars" Vol. 7

by SB20xxon April 9, 2008
The street date for Super Robot Wars: OG Divine Wars‘s seventh volume has been set by Bandai Visual. It comes out on 6/10/08 for $49.99 and runs 72 minutes. [Source: ]

"Turok: Son of Stone" Comic Coming in September 2008

by Ed Liuon April 9, 2008
The latest Dark Horse Comics advance solicitations reveals that a Turok: Son of Stone comic book will be shipping on September 24, 2008. Based on the recent direct-to-video animated movie, the 88-page trade paperback will be written by producer Tad Stones and will retail for $14.95 and be available for pre-order next month. The solicitation […]

Newsarama Interviews "Naruto" Voice Cast (UPDATED April 9, 2008 with Part 2)

by Ed Liuon April 9, 2008
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed three members of the voice cast of Naruto: Maile Flanagan, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, and Liam O’Brien. The three discuss their influences and what it’s like to work on the show and with each other. (UPDATED April 9, 2008) Part 2 of the interview with Flanagan, McGlynn, and O’Brien has gone […]

SoundtrackNet Interviews The Track Team About "Avatar"

by Ed Liuon April 9, 2008
The SoundtrackNet website has interviewed Jeremy Zuckerman and Benjamin Wynn, a.k.a. The Track Team, about their work on Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender. The thorough interview with the pair discusses their inspirations for the musical themes and sound design of Avatar, and provides behind-the-scenes information about how they work. Several MP3 files of the musical […]

NY Anime Festival Bumped Back by Two Weeks

by on April 9, 2008
The New York Anime Festival will move its 2008 date back by two weeks, from Septermber 12-14 to September 26-28, convention organizers said today. No reason was given for the shift, other than that the NYAF had “discussions” with the Jacob Javits Center, which is hosting the event. [Source: New York Anime Festival] [Read the […]

PR: NYAF Announces New Dates

by on April 9, 2008
The New York Anime Festival (NYAF) today announced new dates for its 2008 show — September 26th through the 28th at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. The New York Anime Festival, a Japanese pop culture convention from the creators of the New York Comic Con, held its first event on December 7-9, […]

Black Book Interviews Ralph Bakshi; Details on Bakshi NY Appearances in April

by Ed Liuon April 9, 2008
The Black Book website has posted an interview with Ralph Bakshi, the legendary animator behind films such as Fritz the Cat, the animated Lord of the Rings, and the controversial Coonskin. The highly opinionated Bakshi speaks candidly about his youth, the reactions he’s gotten for many of his cartoons, and why he left Hollywood. (NOTE: […]

Disney Announces Next 10 Animated Movies Through 2012

by Ed Liuon April 9, 2008
Walt Disney Studios has announced the next 10 animated movies coming from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios. The movies will be released between now and 2012, and all Disney and Pixar animated features will be released in Disney Digital 3-D starting with Bolt, coming later this year. Two Pixar movies will be getting sequels: […]