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Fred Tatasciore on "Hulk Vs" and "Wolverine and the X-Men"

by Ed Liuon January 23, 2009
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed voice actor Fred Tatasciore about his dual roles as the Hulk in the Hulk Vs. direct-to-video animated movie and as the Beast in Wolverine and the X-Men. Tatasciore discusess the strain involved in taking a role that involves extended screaming for most of the recording session, working with Steve Blum […]

BOOM!’s Paul Morrissey on Pixar/Disney Comics

by Ed Liuon January 23, 2009
Comic Book Resources has spoken with Paul Morrissey, editor of BOOM! Studio’s licensed Pixar comic books, which include The Incredibles: Family Matters and Cars: The Rookie. Morrissey discusses how he deals with the weight of expectations in working with the Disney/Pixar properties, how he selects writers and artists for the comics, what it’s been like […]

"Variety" on New CGI "Tom & Jerry" Feature

by Ed Liuon January 23, 2009
Variety reports on Warner Brothers’ attempt to turn Tom & Jerry into a CGI/live-action hybrid franchise to clone the success of 20th Century Fox’s Alvin and the Chipmunks and Garfield. The movie script is being written now, and supposedly tells the story of how Tom and Jerry met and formed their rivalry. (Read Toon Zone […]

AWN on Israel’s Animation Industry after "Waltz with Bashir"

by Ed Liuon January 23, 2009
AWN has taken a look at the nascent Israeli animation industry, which has gotten a very high-profile boost from the animated documentary Waltz with Bashir, as well as the stop-motion movie $9.99 by Tatia Rosenthal which adapts the stories of Israeli writer Etgar Keret. Both discuss how the Israeli animation industry was essentially non-existent when […]

U.S. Sci Fi Channel to Run "Rave Master" Starting March 16, 2009

by Weathermanon January 22, 2009
The Sci Fi Channel has announced that they will be running “Rave Master”, an anime property from TokyoPop. “Gundam 00” will be taking a break after its 1st season concludes. A series of movies, including “Appleseed”, “X” and “Street Fighter Alpha”, will fill in the gap between the two shows. [Source: Anime News Network]

"Ponyo" Lands 3 Asian Film Award Noms; Aids Toho Bottom Line

by Ed Liuon January 22, 2009
The 3rd Annual Asian Film Award nominees have been announced, with Studio Ghibli’s Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea landing three nominations for Best Film, Best Director, and Best Composer. In a related story, Toho Studios reported earnings of $817.5 million at the Japanese box office in 2008, with nearly $170 million of that […]

CBR Talks with Mark Waid on "The Incredibles" Comics

by Ed Liuon January 22, 2009
Comic Book Resources has spoken with BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Mark Waid about his work writing the upcoming The Incredibles comic book. Waid discusses the contents of the first story arc, which center on Mr. Incredible slowly losing his super powers, and also discusses the positive licensing relationship with Pixar, the artwork of series artist Marcio […]

"WALL-E" Dominates Animated 81st Oscar Nominations

by Ed Liuon January 22, 2009
The full list of nominees for the 81st Academy Awards has been released, with WALL-E landing six nominations including Best Animated Feature and Best Original Screenplay. No animated film has won an Oscar for writing, with WALL-E being the 5th or 6th animated movie to be nominated for one (the others being Toy Story, Shrek, […]

"Bolt" Hits Blu-Ray on March 22, 2009; DVD to Follow on March 24

by Ed Liuon January 22, 2009
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has announced that Bolt, the CGI animated feature film released late last year, will be arriving on Blu-ray disc on March 22, 2009, with 1- and 2-disc DVD editions following 2 days later on March 24, 2009. All editions of the movie will come with an exclusive bonus short “Super […]

PR: SpongeBob’s Tom Kenny to Host 36th Annual Annie Awards

by Ed Liuon January 21, 2009
SPONGEBOB’S TOM KENNY TO HOST 36TH ANNUAL ANNIE AWARDS – January 30 at UCLA’s Royce Hall Animation’s Most Prestigious Night BURBANK, CA (January 21, 2009) – ASIFA-Hollywood is proud to announce that Tom Kenny, the familiar voice behind film and TV’s SpongeBob SquarePants, will handle hosting duties again this year for the 36th Annual Annie […]