* The Vancouver Sun has profiled Oscar-winning husband-and-wife animators David Fine and Alison Snowden, creators of the animated series Bob and Margaret. * Poland’s TVP station has acquired the rights to air Pixar’s 14 animated short films on television. [Animation Insider] * Simpsons executive producer Al Jean will headline the Bradford Animation Festival in the […]
Animation Insider has taken a look at Microcinema International’s The Edgar Allan Poe Collection: Volume One, which contains a number of short film adaptations of several of Poe’s works, including one stop-motion animated version of the poem “Annabel Lee” by George Higham. The DVD is available now.
REV-UP FOR MOTOCROSS SEASON WITH SNOOPY! YOU’RE A GOOD SPORT, CHARLIE BROWN RACES ON TO DVD FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE U.S. JANUARY 27, 2009 FROM WARNER HOME VIDEO The Emmy® Award-Winning Animated Peanuts Classic is Available in a Re-mastered Deluxe Edition with All-New Bonus Material and Updated Packaging New-to-DVD Bonus Episode You’re the […]
Some toy commercials are disguised as entertainment, and some entertainment is disguised as a toy commercial. The link between entertainment and merchandise has existed ever since Edgar Rice Burroughs figured out the cross-marketing potential of Tarzan, turning him into the first mass-merchandised fictional character, but that success pales in comparison to the virtual art form […]
Right Stuf’s ANIME TODAY Talks New Media With Anime News Network’s Justin Sevakis Jyu-Oh-Sei anime, kunoichipanda, reviews, contests & more in episode 78! GRIMES, IA, October 24, 2008 – Anime producer and mega-online anime retailer Right Stuf, Inc. is pleased to welcome Justin Sevakis – Anime News Network‘s director of new media – to episode […]
Several different media outlets have recently published articles about Coraline, the stop-motion feature film from Laika Entertainment directed by Henry Selick and based on the novella by Neil Gaiman. The Times-Picayune weblog has posted an article dealing with the big gamble that Laika is taking with Coraline, noting that the hard market sell of a […]
Variety is reporting that Warner Brothers has acquired the rights for a live-action adaptation of the anime series Ninja Scroll, with the movie to be co-produced by Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way and Madhouse. Alex Tse (Watchmen) has been named as the screenwriter.
The Los Angeles Times has published an article on how all eyes in the industry are on Disney’s Bolt (free registration required) to evaluate the success of the Disney-Pixar merger and see whether Walt Disney Feature Animation can begin to reclaim its past glories. The article details the history of Bolt, including story changes from […]
The Hollywood Reporter has named John Lasseter as their Innovator of the Year for 2008 for his work at Disney and Pixar, saying, “There are few men as inventive as Lasseter and even fewer whose creativity pays such respect to tradition.” The article details Lasseter’s rise to his current position, including his dismissal from Walt […]
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Disney will release an all new version of Schoolhouse Rock! called Schoolhouse Rock – Earth. The DVD will feature 10 brand new songs about taking care of the environment. The DVD will hit stores on March 31st, 2009.