The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Award winners for 2005-2006 have been announced. The following is a list of animation-related winners: Outstanding Children’s Animated Program Jakers! The Adventures Of Piggley Winks (PBS) Outstanding Special Class Animated Program The Batman (Kids’ WB!) Outstanding Performer In An Animated Program Jakers! The Adventures Of Piggley Winks (PBS) Maile Flanagan […]
Writer Simon Furman has spoken to Newsarama about Transformers: Stormbringer, a four-issue mini-series coming from IDW Publishing in July. The series will focus on a human-free zone on Cybertron, and will attempt to address the fans’ call for “intense, full blown giant robot (sans humans) action.” Several preview pages are included in the article.
First up: Complete collections. Cyberteam in Akihabara, Gravion Zwei, and Petite Princess Yucie are getting re-released in the slim thinpak form, while Gantz‘s complete second season gets a regular box. In terms of new shows, This Ugly Yet Beautiful World will be released on July 4th in both regular and artbox form. Area 88‘s OVA […]
A news report on Nausicaa.net states that famed director Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli will announce his next film project on May 5, 2006, as part of an interview commemorating Children’s Day in Japan.
The Superman Homepage is hosting an exclusive image from TV Guide of character designs for the upcoming Superboy and the Legion of Superheroes animated TV show. The picture comes from the May 8 edition of TV Guide magazine, which will also include an article about the show. (via Hannibal Tabu’s Comics Reel at Comic Book […]
A press release has announced that VIZ Media’s Hikaru No Go will be premiering tonight, May 2, 2006, on ImaginAsian TV at 8:00 PM ET/PT. iaTV will broadcast both dubbed and subtitled versions of the TV series.
The Los Angeles Times has published an article examining the possibility that DreamWorks Animation SKG will be acquired by another movie studio seeking a 3-D CGI animation branch (free registration required). Arguments for a buyout involve the Disney/Pixar merger, the success of DreamWorks franchises such as Shrek, and studio competition with Disney in the animated […]
Jeff Hayne, Director of Acquisitions at BCI Eclipse, spoke briefly to Comicon.com’s PULSE News regarding the DVD release of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Among other topics, Hayne discusses the reasoning behind the strategy of the “Best Of” volume first and the role He-Man fans had in both home video releases.
Updated (5/1): Final specs (including the confirmed commentary list) have been added below. Update (4/8): As the back cover art states, the aspect ratio of Justice League: Season Two is in it’s “original television exhibition.” This means that while the image is widescreen, the actual video itself is situated between two permanent widescreen bars, making […]
The latest issue of the on-line Comic Foundry magazine contains an article titled “The 25 Most Important Events in the Past 25 Years,” naming their choices for the most influential events in the comic book industry since 1981. #25 on the list is Batman: The Animated Series, cited for creating a miniature boom in comic […]