NY Times Profiles Amy Poehler

by Ed Liuon March 19, 2007
The New York Times has profiled actress and comedian Amy Poehler (registration required) and her ascent through Hollywood. The article closes with her upcoming projects, one of which is the animated show The Mighty B on Nickelodeon where Poehler plays the title character, “a girl she described as “superoptimistic and a super spaz.”

Former DreamWorks Animators Move to Imagi

by on March 19, 2007
In what they see as a key step toward establishing itself as a full-scale animation house, Imagi Studios has hired a quartet of Hollywood’s leading animators, Daily Variety reports. The company, which produced the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie to be released this weekend, picked Cecil Kramer, formerly of DreamWorks Animation, to head the […]

‘Love*Com’ TV Anime Coming to Tokyo Broadcasting This April

by on March 19, 2007
A television anime based on Aya Nakahara’s popular shoujo manga “Love*Com – Lovely Complex” is scheduled for release this spring. The romantic comedy of the mutually-supportive relationship between unusually tall girl Risa Koizumi and her vertically-challenged companion Atsushi Otoni was published by Shueisha from September 2001 to December 2006, and a hit live-action movie debuted […]

Japan Gets New ‘Armored Trooper VOTOMS’ Anime This Summer

by on March 19, 2007
A new animated chapter in the Armored Trooper VOTOMS saga is planned for Japanese release this summer. The original Armored Trooper VOTOMS TV series was broadcast from April 1983 to March 1984, and followed by four hit OVA anime sequels. Directed by Ryousuke Takahashi and animated by Sunrise, Armored Trooper VOTOMS is still counted among […]

Peter Pan Platinum Edition: Faith and Trust and a Little Bit of Digital Remastering

by Ed Liuon March 19, 2007
According to one of the special features on Disney’s Peter Pan Platinum Edition, Walt Disney took on the title role in a school production of the original J.M. Barrie stage play. During the climactic duel scene, Disney was hoisted aloft by a block and tackle system, only to end up sailing into the audience. Despite […]

Batfink Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson March 18, 2007 reports that all 100 Batfink cartoons will be coming to DVD on June 19 from Shout! Factory. All 100 toons will be featured in a four disc box set.

Disney Clears Jobs in Stock Option Inquiry

by on March 17, 2007
An internal investigation at The Walt Disney Company has cleared Steven Jobs of misconduct related to backdated stock options at Pixar, The New York Times reports. According to the newspaper, a statement issued by Disney chairman John E. Pepper says “no one currently associated” with Disney performed “any intentional or deliberate acts of misconduct” connected […]

Classic Gumby Getting Digital Distribution

by on March 17, 2007
Gumby is marking his fiftieth anniversary with a facelift and a digital premiere, Clokey Productions has announced. Classic episodes of the Gumby TV series are now available on Google, YouTube, AOL/In2TV, and the DMGI channel, after undergoing a digital remastering and audio restoration. They have also been restored to their original eleven-minute format. This fall […]

"Captain N": The Greatest Video Game Cartoon Ever

by on March 17, 2007
Back in the late 80s, Nintendo decided that its super-successful Nintendo Entertainment System could support a cartoon or two; the results included The Super Mario Bros. Super Show and The Legend of Zelda: The Animated Series. After those two series became hits, Nintendo decided to show off the rest of its library in Captain N: […]

4Kids Posts Million-Dollar Loss in 2006

by on March 16, 2007
4Kids Entertainment lost $2.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2006 on revenues of $18.3 million, the company announced today. That compares to a $500,000 profit on revenues of $23.5 million in the same quarter of 2005. For the year, 4Kids lost $1 million on revenues of $71.8 million, compared to 2005 earnings of $5.1 […]