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 […]

PR: It’s Time to Get Munk’d!

by on February 8, 2008
#1 Family Comedy Event of the Year and Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award Nominee for “Favorite Movie” Singing Onto DVD and Blu-Ray Disc April 1st DVD & Blu-Ray Disc Highlighted By Family-Friendly Extras Including Two Featurettes On The Chipmunks History & Soundtrack Music Recording Sessions, Plus Exclusive DVD Sneak Peek Look at Horton Hears A Who! […]

"The Aristocats": Making Money the Old Old-Fashioned Way—Inheriting It

by on February 8, 2008
In hindsight, 1970 was a strange time for Disney. The great man himself had died in 1966 during the making of The Jungle Book. The films that followed (Robin Hood in 1973 and The Rescuers in 1977) have long been considered second-string releases and, fairly or not, are less well loved and fondly remembered than […]

"Sam & Max: Surfin’ the Highway" Collection Now Available for Pre-Order (UPDATED)

by Ed Liuon February 7, 2008
Telltale Games has told the ICv2 website that the Sam and Max: Surfin’ the Highway collection will be arriving from the printers in late February and available at comic book shops and bookstores soon afterwards. Written and drawn by Steve Purcell, the comic book series starred a canine shamus and a “hyperactive rabbity thing” engaging […]

PR: Anniversary Sam & Max Surfin’ the Highway Comic Now Available for Preorder

by Ed Liuon February 7, 2008
Anniversary edition of Sam & Max Surfin’ the Highway comic collection now on sale Paperback and hardcover versions available for preorder from, along with special, limited-time gift offer SAN RAFAEL, CA, February 6, 2008 – Twenty years after their comic book debut and over a decade after their collected works went out of print, […]

Media Blasters Expands Office, Distribution Space

by Weathermanon February 7, 2008
Bucking the current trend of downsizing in the anime business, Media Blaters has leased space in Secaucus, New Jersey in addition to their Manhattan headquarters. They will use the space for DVD distribution. [Source: Anime News Network]

"The Batman" Hawkman Images Appear Online

by on February 7, 2008
TV Guide has posted two online images of Hawkman as he appears in The Batman. The character will appear on the upcoming episode “What Goes Up… ” on Saturday, February 16. (h/t: Andrew Laubacher)