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33rd People's Choice Awards for "Cars," "Simpsons"

The 33rd Annual People’s Choice Awards handed out several awards to Disney/Pixar’s Cars for Favorite Family Movie, and Favorite Song from a Movie and Favorite Remake for “Life is a Highway” by Rascal Flatts. The Simpsons also won in the Favorite Animated TV Comedy category. The full list of award winners and information on the […]

James Cameron's "Avatar" to Break New Ground in CGI Animation

An article in the New York Times details the innovations behind James Cameron’s upcoming movie Avatar (registration required), an ambitious project that will use a variety of new technologies and techniques to integrate computer-generated animation and live-action footage. The work will involve both motion-capture and traditional CGI effects work with innovations like a camera that […]

A Farewell to Harms

It’s easy enough to call the passing of Joseph Barbera the end of an era. You might even say it marks the end of two eras, for the careers of Barbera and his late partner William Hanna straddled both the golden age of American studio animation and the altogether more dire era of TV animation. […]

M. Night Shyamalan to Helm "Avatar" Film Trilogy

Variety reports that Sixth Sense director M. Night Shyamalan has signed on with Paramount to write, produce, and direct three live action films based on Nickelodeon’s popular Avatar animated series. A potential conflict looms with Fox’s just greenlighted James Cameron sci-fi project of the same title. According to Fox, “We own the movie title ‘Avatar.’ […]

New "TMNT" Images Available

Comic Book Resources has posted several new images of the TMNT movie, showing the titular ninja turtles and their master Splinter. The movie is scheduled for release at the end of March.

Chris Yost on the New X-Men and X-23

Writer Chris Yost has been interviewed by Comicon.com’s PULSE News about his work on New X-Men for Marvel Comics. Yost discusses the current state of affairs for the younger, newer generation of X-Men and how the work differs from the writing he and his writing partner Craig Kyle did for X-Men Evolution. Special focus is […]

FUNimation Announces New April-July Titles

Quite a large batch of new FUNimation titles will debut during the months of April through July. On April 17th, Peach Girl vol. 1 debuts. May brings us the first volumes of Beck (5/15), Shin-Chan (5/22), and Suzuka (5/1). A couple of box sets will also see their release. Desert Punk Box Set is set […]

AvatarSpirit.net Interviews Voice Actor Jessie Flower (UPDATED)

AvatarSpirit.net has posted part 1 of an interview with voice actor Jessie Flower on her roles on Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender. This section includes answers on how her earlier role as Meng is related to her current recurring role as Earthbending master Toph and how she gets into character as Toph. UPDATED 05-Jan-2007: Part […]

Pixar-based Rides Coming to Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

The Walt Disney Corporation announced several new attractions and rides that will be rolled out to their amusement parks and resorts internationally throughout 2007. Included in the list are several attractions built around Pixar Animation Studios movies, including several Finding Nemo underwater attractions, a comedy club experience based on Monsters Inc, and a racing ride […]

Jerry Beck Previews Nicktoons on Jan 10

Animation historian Jerry Beck will be hosting a preview screening of six new short films at the Nicktoons Studios in Burbank, CA, on January 10, 2007. The screenings will be from Random Cartoons, a new series for Nickelodeon from Studio Frederator, and will include Beck’s own “Hornswiggle.” The event is open to members of ASIFA-Hollywood.

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