Writer’s Guild of America Strike Threatens Animated Features (UPDATED Oct 15, 2007)

by Ed Liuon October 12, 2007
Due to continuing failure to reach agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers (AMPTP), the Writers Guild of America (WGA) has formulated unusually harsh strike rules for its members, declaring that its members may not write for animated features if a strike should occur. This is notable because animation is usually not […]

Bruce Timm on Directing Live-Action, CGI, and "The New Frontier" (UPDATED Oct 12)

by Ed Liuon October 12, 2007
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has posted a Q&A with Bruce Timm, where he answers questions submitted by Newsarama’s readers. Among other topics, Timm comments on voice recording techniques, the prospect of directing live-action superhero movies, and whether or not he would do a computer-animated film. He also comments on the different factors involved in selecting projects […]

"The Batman" to Air on Boomerang Starting 10/15

by SB20xxon October 12, 2007
The Batman will begin airing on Boomerang’s late night “Boomeraction” block beginning on 10/15/07. It will air Monday through Sunday at 11:30 PM/10:30c as a companion to Justice League Unlimited. For more info on The Batman or Boomerang, read the press release. [Source: Toon Zone Press Release ]

ADV Shakes Up Its Staff

by Weathermanon October 12, 2007
Anime News Network is reporting that ADV Films has cut 13 staff members and hired several new ones as they reorganize the company to move into the new year. The layoffs at ADV come during a period of great instability in the anime industry, Funimation has also cut staff recently and Geneon Entertainment has begun […]

Marvel Reveals the New Captain America and Sets a Release Date

by Weathermanon October 12, 2007
Marvel has released the first drawings and character details for the new Captain America, set to debut in Captain America #34 on January 16, 2008. The new Captain America design incorporates many elements from the original Captain America designs and includes a .45 caliber pistol and a knife carried in the shield from the movie […]

"Meet the Robinsons" on DVD October 23, 2007

by Weathermanon October 12, 2007
Disney’s spring 2007 animated feature Meet the Robinsons will be released on standard DVD and BluRay disc on Tuesday October 23, 2007. The standard DVD will feature a selection of deleted scenes, several music videos, an interactive game, a featurette on the production of the movie and an audio commentary by director Stephen Anderson and […]

PR: Canada’s Up and Coming Animators Get a $70,000 Boost from Teletoon

by Ed Liuon October 11, 2007
CANADA’S UP AND COMING ANIMATORS GET A $70,000 BOOST FROM TELETOON TELETOON continues its support of new talent in Canadian animation with today’s announcement of the winners of the 2007 TELETOON Animation Scholarship. A launch pad for emerging animators, this year the TELETOON Animation Scholarship awards eleven young animators prizes totalling over $70,000, with four […]

PR: Boomerang Enlists Caped Crusader for "Boomeraction" Block

by Ed Liuon October 11, 2007
Boomerang Enlists Caped Crusader for Monday-Sunday “Boomeraction” Block The Batman Premieres October 15 in Strip at 11:30 p.m. (ET) The Batman, an innovative animated television series based on the famed DC Comics super hero will join Boomerang’s late-night line-up beginning October 15. The series will air Monday – Sunday in the network’s “Boomeraction” block at […]

PR: "Meet the Robinsons" Lands on DVD October 23, 2007

by Ed Liuon October 11, 2007
Most Families are a Trip. This One is an Adventure! Walt Disney Pictures Presents Meet the Robinsons Disney’s Newest Theatrical Animated Hit Flies onto DVD and Blu-ray Disc® on October 23 with exciting bonus features Journey to the future and meet the wildest assortment of characters imaginable in Meet the Robinsons, on DVD and Blu-ray […]

Kobe Animation Awards for Isao Takahata, and "Paprika"

by Ed Liuon October 11, 2007
The Kobe Animation Awards have been announced, with a special award being given to longtime Studio Ghibli director Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies, My Neighbors the Yamadas) and the theatrical award given to Satoshi Kon’s Paprika. The awards are chosen by the editors of anime magaines in Japan, and will be given out on […]