I’m a sucker for animation that mimics the style of an artist in another medium. The most common examples are cartoons based on comics, with the best known being the Peanuts animated adaptations, which vividly brought Charles Schulz’s children to the screen completely intact visually. Other, less well-known examples include the SciFi Channel’s adaptation of […]
Warner Home Video will release deluxe, remastered editions of Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown and It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown early next year, the company said today. Each DVD will retail for $19.95. Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown, which originally debuted in 1975, has Charlie Brown waiting patiently by the mailbox for a Valentine, […]
BURBANK, CA (December 3, 2007) – This spring consumers will want to fill their Easter baskets with Warner Home Video’s (WHV) latest Peanuts release, It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown, Deluxe Edition, on DVD February 19, 2008. The all-time favorite seasonal animated television special, will be available just in time for the Easter holiday in […]
BURBANK, CA (December 3, 2007) – Warner Home Video (WHV) will steal consumers’ hearts on January 15, 2008 with the deluxe edition DVD release of Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown. The all-time favorite seasonal animated television special, will be available just in time for Valentine’s Day in its dazzling, newly re-mastered format along with a […]
The World’s Finest Online has interviewed writer/producer Alan Burnett about the fifth season of The Batman. The interview discusses the introduction of more of DC’s heroes into the show, as well as the reasons why some characters have not appeared yet and how to balance the expanded superhero cast with the existing one.
Anime Innovation Tokyo will webcast clips of its investment projects on YouTube.com with what it calls the Anime Innovation Channel, Variety reports. The clips represent pilots that might be made into full-length animated series or features if they attract enough investment money.
Shrek the Third is a bit of a mess. The first two films in the series could entertain both children and adults effortlessly, and they had highly original plots. But with Shrek the Third we get what I feared the second film would be: an unoriginal, unentertaining film full of repetitious jokes. The story has […]
Producer James Tucker has spoken with Comic Book Resources about “Message in a Bottle,” last weekend’s episode of Legion of Super-Heroes. Tucker talks about how the episode will introduce a famous element of the 1950’s Superman comics into the continuity of the show, and also how the introduction of Kell-El, a clone of Superman from […]
The nominees for the 35th annual Annie Awards were announced today. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Friday, February 8, 2008 at UCLA’s Royce Hall, in Los Angeles, CA. Among the big news is that Pixar’s Ratatouille leads the field with 13 nominations, followed closely by Sony Pictures Animation’s Surf’s Up with […]
BURBANK, CA (December 3, 2007) – The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced nominations today for the 35th Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year’s best animation across film, television, commercials, video games and short subjects. The Annie Awards, the industry’s oldest and most prestigious awards, are considered an important industry benchmark and an annual predictor […]