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Nickelodeon Debuts "Wow! Wow! Wubbzy" on August 28

This week’s Animated Shorts column at Newsarama states that Nickelodeon will be debuting Wow! Wow! Wubbzy on Nick Jr. and Noggin this Monday, August 28, at 11:00 AM. The show will be aimed at pre-schoolers and is produed by Bob Boyle (Danny Phantom, Fairly OddParents).

Bandai Warns Against Illegal Fansubs

Bandai Entertainment has issued a press release warning anime fandom against illegal fansubs and pirated copies of their titles, focusing on the upcoming Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society. The statement was issued due to several fan sites publicly declaring their intent to distribute fansubs of Solid State Society after it is released in […]

"Baki the Grappler": Great Start, But Enough Yujiro Already!

Get ready, boys and girls, because it’s time for a new season of Baki the Grappler! Yes, get ready for tournaments, tournaments and more tournaments! And just for variety, we’ll have muscle-bound guys pound each other into the dirt! Never had that before on this show, have we? After the success Baki brought the Underground […]

Tony White on "Animation from Pencils to Pixels"

Tony White’s 30+ year animation career began in studying graphic design, typography, and illustration at East Ham Technical College in London. After graduation, he began with Britain’s Halas and Bachelor, directing two award-winning short films (Quartet and A Short Tall Story) and as Head of Design of the Jackson Five TV series. From there, White […]

Larry Hama on "G.I. Joe Declassified"

Comicon.com’s PULSE News has interviewed writer Larry Hama about his upcoming run on G.I. Joe: Declassified, which promises to tell the “origin story” of the team of Real American Heroes. Among other topics, Hama discusses the “dossiers” that were included in the comics and the original toy line, his opinions on his original 14-year run […]

Bang Zoom! Offers 1-Day Voice Actor Boot Camps

Bang Zoom! Entertainment has announced several one-day “Voice Actor Boot Camp” sessions from September to November to explain the tricks of the voice acting trade. The courses will be taught by Lex Lang (Rurouni Kenshin, Avatar: the Last Airbender, and Justice League Unlimited) and Sandy Fox (Chobits, Ghost in the Shell, and .Hack//SIGN). Classes are […]

"Code Lyoko" Travels From the Small Screen to Major Retail Stores

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: “CODE LYOKO” TRAVELS FROM THE SMALL SCREEN TO MAJOR RETAIL STORES! New Toys and DVD’s Inspired By the Hit Animated, Action-Adventure Series Will Be Available, For the First Time, for Back-to-School and Holiday August 17, 2006 — Jeremy, Ulrich, Yumi and Odd action figures will be on every kid’s wish list this […]

Bang Zoom! Entertainment Announces Voice Actor Boot Camp

VOICE ACTOR BOOT CAMP! Bang Zoom! Entertainment is one of the most well-known and prolific anime studios in all of North America. For the first time, they are holding a very unique opportunity for voice actors. Future voice actors and anime fans will have the opportunity to show off their talent and learn ways to […]

LA Times on Animation Writer Residual Deals

The Los Angeles Times has published a feature article on the state of residuals for an animation writer vs. their live-action counterparts. The opening example of the article notes that a writer for Austin Powers in Goldmember would have earned more than a writer for Shrek 2, even though the latter film made more than […]

Wichita Eagle Covers Anime Festival Wichita

The Wichita Eagle has posted a write-up of this past weekend’s Anime Festival Wichita, which was expected to draw upwards of 2,000 attendees. Several different attendees were interviewed, mostly about their costuming and the social opportunities the convention provided for similarly minded fans. (via Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat weblog)

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