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New Series of "Raggedy Ann" Animated Movies Announced

by on February 11, 2008
Film Roman will produce a new series of Raggedy Ann and Andy animated movies for TV and DVD, the studio and Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing announced today. The film, to be based on the publisher’s Raggedy Ann and Me! books, will feature redesigned characters and updated stories and will be targeted at young children. […]

"Spectacular Spider-Man" to Debut on March 8, 2008, with Back-to-Back Episodes

by Ed Liuon February 11, 2008
Sony Pictures Television has announced that The Spectacular Spider-Man animated series will be debuting on March 8, 2008, on the Kids WB! programming block on the CW network. The premiere will consist of two back-to-back episodes starting at 10:00 AM (Eastern/Pacific). The newest animated incarnation of Marvel Comics’ famous wall-crawling superhero has Greg Weisman (Gargoyles) […]

"Speed Racer the Next Generation" Premiere Coming to DVD

by Ed Liuon February 11, 2008
Video Business is reporting that Lionsgate will be releasing a 66-minute animated feature that will set up the new NickToons animated series Speed Racer the Next Generation. Titled Speed Racer the Next Generation: The Beginning, the feature will be broadcast on NickToons on May 2, 2008, with the DVD coming shortly afterwards. Both premiere dates […]

"Fullmetal Alchemist" Season 1 Part 2: Death and Dismemberment

by SB20xxon February 11, 2008
While not everyone agrees, I find that Fullmetal Alchemist perfectly balances comedy and drama. One minute Winry, the close friend of the Elric brothers who’s also an avid mechanic (certainly useful for restoring Ed and Al’s busted metal limbs after an intense battle), will be bouncing off the walls, and the next minute things will […]

"Fullmetal Alchemist" Season 2 Part 1: Equivalent to Quality

by SB20xxon February 11, 2008
Fullmetal Alchemist was one of those shows which debuted while I was in college, as I was usually without a cable TV during that time. As a result, I only got to see random episodes every once in a while, and that’s certainly not any way to get into the story. Thanks to these thin […]

PR: 35th Annual Annie Awards Winners And Nominees

by on February 10, 2008
PRODUCTION CATEGORIES Best Animated Feature Winner: Ratatouille – Pixar Animation Studios Bee Movie – DreamWorks Animation Persepolis – Sony Pictures Classics Surf’s Up – Sony Pictures Animation The Simpsons Movie – Twentieth Century Fox Best Home Entertainment Production Winner: Futurama “Bender’s Big Score” – The Curiosity Company in association with 20th Century Fox Television Doctor […]

Annie Awards Dominated by "Ratatouille" with 10 Awards

by Ed Liuon February 9, 2008
Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille cleaned up at the 35th Annual Annie Awards, taking down 10 awards including Best Animated Feature and Best Director for Brad Bird. Nickelodeon’s now-cancelled El Tigre won for the Best Animated Television Program for Children and the uncontested Character Design in an Animated Television Production award, while Aardman Animation Studios’ Creature Comforts America […]

Senreich of "Robot Chicken" Profiled

by on February 9, 2008
Campus newspaper The Argus profiles Wesleyan alum Matt Senreich, co-producer of Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken: Reclined at his desk in a hoodie and sneakers, it’s easy to see why Senreich describes working on “Robot Chicken” as a “dream job.” Totems of its perks, like an R2-D2 trashcan courtesy of hero-turned-pal George Lucas, are scattered around […]

"Shrek" Leads Toon Nominees at Kids Choice Awards

by on February 9, 2008
Ratatouille, Bee Movie, Shrek the Third, and The Simpsons Movie will battle it out for Favorite Animated Movie at Nickelodeon’s 21st Annual Kids’ Choice Awards, the network announced on Thursday. Alvin and the Chipmunks and Transformers are competing with each other and with Are We Done Yet? and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End […]

Updated: "Alvin" Getting Blu-ray, Digital Releases

by on February 8, 2008
Alvin and the Chipmunks will get both a DVD and Blu-Ray Disc release, Video Business Online reports. In addition, distributor Twentieth Century Fox will also use Apples digital rights management technology to allow consumers to transfer copies to their iPods. Single-disc versions of the release will retail for $29.98; special edition discs for $34.98; and […]