From Spider-Man to Venom: The Symbiote’s Journey on "Spectacular Spider-Man"

by Ed Liuon June 5, 2008
Another profile article and more images have been released to promote the upcoming final 3 episodes of The Spectacular Spider-Man‘s first season. The latest article covers the evolution of the symbiotic alien life form that has bonded to Peter Parker/Spider-Man to make his black suit. Sharp-eyed viewers will have noticed subtle changes to the suit […]

Newsarama Interviews Dara Naraghi on "Igor" Comic Book Prequels

by Ed Liuon June 5, 2008
Newsarama has interviewed writer Dara Naraghi on his work on the prequel comics for the upcoming animated feature film Igor. Naraghi discusses how he landed the job to write the Igor prequels, how he translated the world of the film into comics, what his plans are for the four prequel comics, and his other new […]

"Kung Fu Panda" Interviews with Jack Black and Co-Dirs Osborne and Stevenson

by Ed Liuon June 5, 2008
Interviews and profiles are proliferating in advance of DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda, which opens this Friday, June 6, 2008. Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed Mark Osborne and John Stevenson, the co-directors of Kung Fu Panda. Among other topics, the pair discuss the difficulties of animating Jack Black’s panda character, adapting martial arts fighting styles […]

"The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack" Needs a Weird Infusion, Me Hearties!

by Ed Liuon June 5, 2008
The one indisputable truth about Cartoon Network’s new series, The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, is that the animation quality is stylish and top-notch, from the stop-motion animated opening credits to the mishmash of artistic styles that are used in each episode. Cartoon Network’s Chowder mixes quick stop-motion interstitials and puppets with its 2-D hand-drawn animation, […]

"Dilbert" Becomes Daily Animated Strip On-Line

by Ed Liuon June 5, 2008
Scott Adams’ Dilbert newspaper comic strip will be returning to animation, in the form of daily animated strips to be created by RingTales and posted on a variety of on-line outlets, expanding from and MSN to YouTube and a podcast from Apple iTunes. New animated strips will appear five times a week. (via Comics […]

Viz Media Announces New Sept. & Oct. Titles Including "Naruto" Box 10

by Classic Speedyon June 4, 2008
Numerous Naruto DVDs are coming your way in September and October. September brings us vol. 27 and 28 on 9/2/08 and 9/30/08, respectively. Both cost $19.98. In addition, the uncut vol. 10 boxset, which is available in both regular ($49.98) and special editions ($69.98) will be released on 10/14/08. Death Note‘s seventh volume comes out […]

LA Times on Yanked "Boondocks" Episodes

by Ed Liuon June 4, 2008
The Los Angeles Times is reporting on the two episodes of The Boondocks which were never aired by Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block (free registration required), quoting anonymous sources that the episodes were eventually pulled due to the threat of legal action from BET. Executives at Turner and Viacom (which own Cartoon Network and BET, […]

New "Chowder" Episodes Debut on June 5, 2008

by Ed Liuon June 4, 2008
Chowder creator C.H. Greenblatt is reporting that new episodes of Chowder will be debuting on Cartoon Network on June 5, 2008, leading in to the debuts of The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack and Total Drama Island. Chowder DVDs may also be on the way. Chowder airs on Cartoon Network on Thursday nights at 8:00 PM […]

"Suzuka Volumes 5 and 6" Uncool Runnings

by Chad Boninon June 4, 2008
Track is one of those odd sports that seems important if you’re involved in it, but is completely ignored by everyone else. It’s like soccer, which nobody cares about except the kids who play it, their moms, and some chunk of the world. Same thing with the relationship between Akitsuki and Suzuka. I don’t care […]

Briefly: Ubisoft Expanding to Animation and CGI; New Book on "Astro Boy"

by Ed Liuon June 3, 2008
* Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot stated that the company will be expanding into animation and CGI work, with the Quebec branch of the firm handling animation, CGI, and video game development and film production being handled by other companies. [Escapist magazine] * Fred Ladd and Harvey Deneroff will be publishing a new book in November […]