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"Ah! My Goddess": Heavenly Comfort Food

by SB20xxon June 1, 2007
Ah! My Goddess is a classic example of a show that is pleasant and fluffy but doesn’t bring much new to the table. It’s about Belldandy, a heavenly goddess sent to Earth to bring joy into someone’s life; in this case, it’s Keiichi, your typical school-going guy. Add in a couple of other goddesses who […]

UDON Entertainment launches new manhwa line in North America

by Weathermanon May 31, 2007
UDON Entertainment has entered into a deal with Haksan, a Korean publisher, to publish and distribute manhwa, Korean comics, in the North American market. Publication of the line will begin in October 2007 with Star Project Chiro, telling the story of a young girl who rises to pop music fame after an encounter with another […]

Andrea Romano Interviewed at AvatarSpirit.net (Parts 1-3 Posted)

by Ed Liuon May 30, 2007
AvatarSpirit.net has posted part 1 of a 3-part interview with voice director Andrea Romano. The first section of the interview discusses what a voice director’s responsibilities are and what a typical day recording Avatar is like. (UPDATED May 21, 2007): Part 2 of the interview has been posted, which details how Romano became a voice […]

Creating "Lil’ Bush": A Conference Call with Donick Cary and Iggy Pop

by Ed Liuon May 30, 2007
Donick Cary is a veteran of television comedy, starting out as a writer for Late Night with David Letterman and The Simpsons. Late last year, he was tapped by Amp’d Mobile to create animated shows for broadcast on cell phones. The result was Lil’ Bush, a comedy series that follows the misadventures of a pint-sized […]

"Kim Possible" Co-Creators to Leave Disney

by Ed Liuon May 29, 2007
Reports are circulating on the Internet that Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley will be leaving the Walt Disney Company when season 4 of Kim Possible wraps up production. The two co-created the series about a cheerleader and superheroine after a long career with animated Disney television properties such as Hercules and Aladdin. Series director Steve […]

Christine Auten on Voice Acting and Directing Anime

by Ed Liuon May 29, 2007
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts column has interviewed Christine Auten on her career as an anime voice actor and how that turned into a second career in the recording booth as a voice acting director. Auten is probably best known as the English voice actress for Priss in Bubblegum Crisis; she has been working with ADV as […]

L.A. Times on New "Star Wars" Animated Series

by Ed Liuon May 29, 2007
The Los Angeles Times has published an article about the new Star Wars CGI-animated series (free registration required), speaking with supervising director Dave Filoni (Avatar the Last Airbender) and executive producer Catherine Winder. The article notes that most of the production of the series will be done in Singapore, where Lucasfilm has set up a […]

Katzenberg Planning Shrek 4 and 5 to Finish the Franchise

by Ed Liuon May 29, 2007
In an interview with Australia’s The Age, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg stated that he intends to make Shrek 4 and 5 to wrap up the franchise of movies. Katzenberg also discusses the scathing critical response to Shrek the Third, as well as his general feelings towards the business, DreamWorks, and the current American political […]

PR: The Rhythm Continues with the Second Season of Class of 3000

by Ed Liuon May 29, 2007
The Rhythm Continues with the Second Season of Class of 3000 New Season Thursday, June 7, at 7 p.m. (ET, PT) Following a Sing-a-Long Musical Marathon on Cartoon Network A new season of Class of 3000, the critically-acclaimed Cartoon Network original series from creators and executive producers André “3000” Benjamin (OutKast) and Tom Lynch (Romeo!), […]

ReelTime.com Licenses Anime for Online Distribution (Updated)

by Weathermanon May 29, 2007
www.Reeltime.com has announced that they have licensed the Enoki films library for online distribution. Enoki owns such titles as Kare Kano, El Hazard: The Wanderers and Revolutionary Girl Utena, among others. ReelTime’s deal currently only covers the United States of America and is only useable on the latest Windows platform through Internet Explorer or Firefox. […]