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Broccoli International USA to Shut Down by End of 2008

by Weathermanon November 20, 2008
Japanese media firm Broccoli will be dissolving Broccoli International USA, its North American manga and character goods subsidiary. Operations will end by December 31, 2008, with full liquidation aimed for February 2009. The company was involved with the production, licensing and/or distribution of a number of anime and manga properties including FLCL, Di Gi Charat, […]

Atlanta SuperCon Features Animation Guests Galore

by on November 20, 2008
Coming to downtown Atlanta, GA on November 21-23, 2008, the Atlanta SuperCon boasts an impressive guest list from current and vintage animated fan favorites, including: Aqua Teen Hunger Force/Squidbillies cast and crew members Dana Snyder, Carey Means, and Jay Edwards. 70-30 Productions: the artists and animators who helped produce Sealab 2021 and Frisky Dingo. Voice […]

The Animated "Nutty Professor" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson November 19, 2008
Comedy legend Jerry Lewis is back in the animated version of The Nutty Professor. This time, the formula that turns Professor Julis Kelp into Buddy Love has been found by his grandson, Harold. In The Nutty Professor, Harold has found his grandfather’s hidden potion in order to make him look cool. But can Harold face […]

PR: Animated "Nutty Professor"

by Dan Collinson November 19, 2008
SOMETIMES MADNESS SKIPS A GENERATION THE NUTTY PROFESSOR Featuring The All-Star Voice Talents Of Jerry Lewis And Drake Bell The Fun-Filled CGI Animated Adventure Arrives On DVD November 25 From The Weinstein Company, Rainmaker Entertainment And Genius Products The once-buried secret potion to being cool is rediscovered when The Nutty Professor debuts on DVD November […]

Choppy Waters: The Highs and Lows of "Black Lagoon: Second Barrage" Vol. 1

by on November 19, 2008
When I think of pirates and smugglers, I conjure up visions of Han Solo types: slightly abrasive, silver-tongued men who lurk in cantinas trying to make an honest living quite dishonestly. I have no idea what real smugglers are like—probably a little less partial to waist-coats I guess. Pirates even less so. I somewhat doubt […]

Trey Parker on "Imaginationland" and How They’ll End South Park

by Ed Liuon November 19, 2008
The Los Angeles Times Hero Complex weblog has spoken to South Park co-creator Trey Parker about when and how the series will end, with the respective answers being “Not anytime soon” and “as a movie” akin to the 3-part Imaginationland special. Parker confirms that Imaginationland was intended as a second South Park feature film, but […]

"Kung Fu Panda" Has Real Kick on DVD and Blu-ray

by Ed Liuon November 18, 2008
, along with the closing credits). In some ways, it’s a bit of a disappointment when the movie shifts to a more traditional 3-D CGI style. This disappointment doesn’t last long, though, since the CGI on display is beautiful, especially on the Blu-ray edition of the movie. We’re reaching a point when the technological leaps […]

SpoutBlog Talks with Nina Paley on "Sita Sings the Blues"

by Ed Liuon November 18, 2008
The Spout Blog has Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You, which superimposes the Indian epic poem The Ramayana on an ugly period in her own life to the 1920’s jazz music of singer Annette Hanshaw. Paley discusses her influences and other topics on her mind recently. Sita Sings the Blues will be […]

TimesOnline Talks with "Waltz with Bashir" Art Director David Polonsky

by Ed Liuon November 18, 2008
The Times Online has spoken with David Polonsky, the art director for the Israeli documentary film Waltz with Bashir, which uses animation to re-visit director Ari Folman’s time in the Israeli Army during the 1982 war in Lebanon. Polonsky discusses some of the more vivid scenes in the movie as part of the article, explaining […]