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Katzenberg Claims 3-D Goes Beyond Movies

by Ed Liuon November 21, 2008
In his keynote address to the 3DX Film and Entertainment Technology Festival in Singapore, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg repeated his predictions that “all films, regardless of budgets or type, will be made in 3-D,” providing an estimated timeline for this transition within 5 to 7 years, and that the migration will extend past movie […]

John Travolta on Getting In Touch with His Inner Dog for "Bolt"

by Ed Liuon November 21, 2008
The Boston Herald has spoken with John Travolta on his first voice-acting role as the title character in Disney’s Bolt, which opens today. Travolta discusses how his competitive nature caused him to wait to do an animated character’s voice and how the movie affected him.

PR: VIZ Media Announces Diverse Array of Animated DVDs for Q4 2008

by Ed Liuon November 21, 2008
VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES DIVERSE ARRAY OF EXCITING ANIMATED DVD RELEASES FOR FOURTH QUARTER 2008 Releases Include Debut Of New Series HUNTER X HUNTER And Standard As Well As Deluxe Box Set Editions Featuring Special Collectible Figurines That Expand DVD Libraries For DEATH NOTE, BLEACH, NARUTO, BUSO RENKIN, INUYASHA And BLUE DRAGON San Francisco, CA, NOVEMBER […]

"Freedom" Blu-ray Boxed Set: It’s Not Always Nice. But It’s Awesome.

by Ed Liuon November 21, 2008
I am sure it caused no small amount of anguish at Bandai Visual when Toshiba threw in the towel on HD DVD, since they had placed an early bet on the format with Freedom, a hard-science-fiction story about a futuristic city on the moon that was released in six hybrid DVD/HD DVD volumes (read my […]

New Images for "Hulk Vs." and "Thor" DTV On-line

by Ed Liuon November 20, 2008
The Marvel Animation Age has posted several new images from the upcoming Hulk Vs. direct-to-video movie, featuring Marvel’s iconic gamma-irradiated superhero battling Wolverine and Thor. Elsewhere, Mania has several new images from the upcoming Hulk Vs. direct-to-video movie which are reportedly from an upcoming Marvel direct-to-video movie titled Thor: Tales of Asgard.

Newsarama Interviews "Bolt" Co-Directors

by Ed Liuon November 20, 2008
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed Chris Williams and Byron Howard, co-directors of Disney’s upcoming movie Bolt. The pair discuss what it’s like working under John Lasseter and their casting choices and their reactions to the actors in the movie. Bolt opens tomorrow, November 21, 2008.

‘Venture Bros.’ James Urbaniak Interviewed

by Craig Crumptonon November 20, 2008
James Urbaniak (voice of Venture Bros. Dr. Thaddeus “Rusty” Venture and Phantom Limb) has been interviewed by Atlanta Supercon. Urbaniak will guest star in an episode of CSI: Miami on Monday, 11.24.08 and will also be a featured in-person guest at this weekend’s Atlanta Supercon for a Venture Bros. panel, along with co-star Doc Hammer.

USA Today on "Coraline;" Film Clips on Movie Official Site

by Ed Liuon November 20, 2008
Director Coraline.com, the upcoming stop-motion animated movie from Laika Animation Studios which adapts Neil Gaiman’s novella into a feature film, coming in February 2009. Selick his views of the movie, describing it as “like Alice in Wonderland meets Hansel and Gretel,” and also digs into his affinity for stop-motion animation over CGI. Elsewhere, author Neil […]

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 Craig Crumptonon 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 […]