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Dan Lee, RIP

Dan Lee, the Canadian animator who designed the character of Nemo for the Pixar film Finding Nemo, died of cancer on January 15. He was 35. Lee also worked on other Pixar productions, including A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2, and Monsters, Inc. He had been working on an upcoming 2007 release at the time […]

Josh Blaylock on Restarting "G.I. Joe"

Josh Blaylock of Devil’s Due Publishing has been interviewed by yojoe.com about the ending of the current G.I. Joe comic book series and its planned revival. (via Newsarama.com)

"Incredible" Sweep at the Annies

The Incredibles swept the Annies Awards last night, winning in every category it was nominated in and taking the trophy in every Animated Feature slot. The Pixar hit carried off ten trophies in total, with Brad Bird taking home three for himself. The Incredibles was named Best Animated Feature and also won Animated Effects (Martin […]

TMNT Disc Art Goes Online

TVShowsOnDVD has cover art for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Vol. 2), which is slated for release on April 26.

"Clone Wars" Disc Art Revealed

StarWars.com has released images of the package art, disc art, and inserts for the upcoming DVD release of Star Wars: Clone Wars. (via TVShowsOnDVD)

Pixar Named Fifth Most Influential Brand

A survey of 2,000 advertising executives and brand managers says that Pixar was the fifth most influential brand in North America in 2004, Reuters reports. The survey had more good news for Steve Jobs: Apple Computer was named the most influential brand by the polled executives. (via Animated-News)

New "Simpsons," "KOTH" DVDs Get Release Dates

Fox Home Entertainment will release The Simpsons: The Complete 6th Season on June 14 and King of The Hill: The Complete 4th Season on May 3, according to Animation HQ.

Cartoon Network To Produce Original Anime

Itochu Corp. and Cartoon Network will team to produce original Japanese animated programing and related merchandise, Asia Times reports. The two companies will initially produce three programs, which will have per-episode budgets of approximately 20 million yen, which is significantly higher than the typical budget for such programs, the site says. The first program is […]

Spike TV President Albie Hecht Announces Resignation

Spike TV President Albie Hecht today announced his resignation due to creative differences. Prior to joining Spike, Hecht was president of Film and Television Entertainment for Nickelodeon where he developed and executive produced The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. Hecht also served as the executive producer of Rugrats: The Movie, Rugrats in Paris, and The Adventures of […]

Two Cheers for Joel Schumacher

Joel Schumacher was the best thing to happen to us. The sound that you’re hearing, right now, is thousands upon thousands of fanboys coming to a screeching halt in their web-surfing. “What,” they’re shouting in righteous indignation, “How dare he say that! The last two Batman films sucked! Didn’t he see them? What is he […]

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