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"Incredibles," "Polar Express" Pick Up Grammy Nominations

The 48th Annual Grammy Awards nominees have been released, and two animated feature films have picked up nominations in the Film/TV/Visual Media category. The Incredibles picked up a nomination for Best Score Soundtrack Album and “Believe” by Glen Ballard and Alan Silvestri from The Polar Express picked up a nomination for Best Song.

Fox/Blue Sky Set for "Horton Hears a Who"

Twentieth Century Fox Animation/Blue Sky Studios have begun prepping the 3D-animated Horton Hears A Who, with Robots story consultant and former Pixar animator Jimmy Hayward CO-directing with Robots art director Steve Martino, AWN reports, citing Variety. A spring 2008 release is currently scheduled.

Nickelodeon Acquires GoCityKids.com

Nickelodeon has acquired GoCityKids, an online city directory and resource for both visiting and local families. PR Newswire has more.

Warner Bros. & Televisa Sign Output Deal

Warner Bros. International Television Distribution (WBITD) has signed a long-term free television output deal with Mexico’s largest commercial television broadcaster, Grupo Televisa. The deal covers the free television rights to Warner Bros.’ feature film output including such films as Batman Begins and Scooby Doo; the renewal of television series currently under license; new series for […]

National Academy of Sciences Criticizes Toons Marketing Junk Food

A report by the National Academy of Sciences has sharply criticized the marketing practices of the food and beverage industries, especially the use of popular cartoon characters like SpongeBob SquarePants and Shrek to sell junk food to children. The report recommends Congress take action to restrict marketing practices if the food companies do not act […]

'Justice League' and 'Batman Beyond' Get Season Set Treatment in March (Updated)

Update (12/8): Special features for Batman Beyond added. Warner Brothers Home Video has officially announced both Justice League and Batman Beyond box sets for a March 21st release. Both sets will contain each show’s entire first season. Full details and cover art is below. Justice League: Season 1 Synopsis: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, […]

"Labyrinth of Flames": Thanks Japan, This is More Like It

Labyrinth of Flames is a severely underrated comedy anime. As a big fan of Excel Saga, I’m not surprised I enjoyed it. But over the last year of comedy anime, I’ve been disappointed more times than I care to admit. With the exceptions of Full Metal Panic: FUMOFFU, Kodocha, and Cromartie High School, pretty much […]

'The Corpse Bride' Announced For January DVD Release (Updated)

Update (12/6): Front Cover Art (Widescreen) updated; Back Cover Art added. Warner Bros. Home Video has officially announced Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride for a January 31st release. Both full and wide screen versions are planned in a single-disc release. Synopsis: Set in a 19th century European village, this stop-motion, animated feature follows the story of […]

"Armored Trooper VOTOMS" Coming to DVD

Central Park Media has announced the DVD release of the anime masterpiece Armored Trooper VOTOMS as well as an exclusive pre-order campaign enabling fans to purchase the entire VOTOMS series and bonus materials at a special price. The story of VOTOMS spans four story arcs spread across four vastly different worlds, and throughout 2006, CPM […]

Leonard Maltin Interviewed on Disney and Animation

Film critic and historian Leonard Maltin has been interviewed by DVD Talk Radio about the latest releases in the Walt Disney Treasures Collection. Maltin also talks about the state of animation and the relationship between Hayao Miyazaki and Walt Disney. A 7MB MP3 file of the 10-minute interview is available for downloading.

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