"Astro Boy" Teaser Poster Revealed; Animator Jakob Jensen Interviewed

by Ed Liuon October 5, 2007
A movie poster for Imagi Animation Studios’ Astro Boy film has been revealed. The movie will be a CGI-animated adaptation of Osamu Tezuka’s seminal anime character, and is currently scheduled for release in 2009. UPDATED: The Hollywood Reporter has spoken with animator Jakob Jensen about the challenges and successes in animating Astro Boy at Imagi […]

"Avatar" Season 3 Premiere Storyboards Available On-Line; More Comics with S3 DVDs

by Ed Liuon October 5, 2007 is reporting that Avatar director Giancarlo Volpe has posted some storyboards from the Season 3 Premiere, “The Awakening,” on his DeviantArt account. In addition, DeviantArt member “rufftoon” (aka Johane Matte) has confirmed that new Avatar comics will ship with each single-disc season 3 DVD, with sample art from the first comic posted to her […]

"Drawn Together" Creators on Season 3

by Ed Liuon October 5, 2007
Drawn Together co-creators Matt Silverstein and Dave Jeser have been interviewed by Newsarama’s Animated Shorts about their plans for the new season of the show, which debuted on Comedy Central last night. In addition, Silverstein and Jeser also discuss circumventing their agent to get the show on the air, the assorted shenanigans that occur in […]

"Rozen Maiden" Vol. 3: I Wouldn’t Fight Over It Like a Cabbage Patch Doll

by Classic Speedyon October 5, 2007
The main character in Rozen Maiden is Jun, an extremely introverted boy who orders some dolls online, little realizing that they are alive and competing with each other in the deadly “Alice Game.” In Volume 3, much of the conflict is provided by the doll Suigintou, who had appeared only briefly in the first volume. […]

The CW to Shut Down KidsWB; 4Kids to Take Over Programming Sept 2008; Schedule Update

by Matt Hazudaon October 4, 2007
The CW has announced it will be shutting down the Kids WB! Saturday morning programming block at the end of the current 2007 – 2008 season. Rival 4Kids Entertainment will handle programming and marketing of the block starting with the new season in September 2008. Some current Kids WB programs may continue to air after […] Sells Exclusive "Denver" DVD

by Dan Collinson October 4, 2007 reports that the first 10 episodes of Denver: The Last Dinosaur will be on DVD. The DVD will not only feature the ten episodes, but also karaoke, and a featurette called “Denver Around the World.” There are a couple of catches with this release: 1. The 10 episode set will be sold exclusively at […]

Fox & Cartoon Network Sued for "Family Guy" Music Spoof

by Dan Collinson October 4, 2007
AOL News reports that the music publishing company Bourne CO. has issued a lawsuit against 20th Century Fox Film Corp. Fox Broadcasting, and Cartoon Network for copyright infringement over the song “When You Wish Upon a Star.” The lawsuit issued by Bourne claims that the song “I Need a Jew” which aired on the Family […]

Ward Jenkins Talks "Twice Upon a Time" with Taylor Jessen and Harley Jessup

by Ed Liuon October 4, 2007
On his weblog, Ward Jenkins has posted two separate interviews about the cult animated film Twice Upon a Time, which used an innovative cut-out animation technique called Lumage and was executive produced by George Lucas. The first interview (posted in early September) was with writer Taylor Jessen, who focuses on the lack of a DVD […]

San Francisco Animation Festival Announced for November 8-11, 2007

by Ed Liuon October 4, 2007
The San Francisco Film Society will host the 2nd annual San Francisco International Animation Festival between November 8-11, 2007, at the Embarcadero Center Cinema. Festival highlights include an opening night screening of the Leslie Iwerks documentary The Pixar Story, panel discussions, special screenings, and the feature film debut of Film Noir. Full details on program […]

World Cosplay Summit Comes to NY Anime Fest in December 2007

by Ed Liuon October 4, 2007
The New York Anime Festival (NYAF) has announced a partnership with the World Cosplay Summit that will bring the Official USA Preliminary Round of competition to NYAF in December 2007. Winners of the cosplay (“costume play”) Masquerade will get a free trip to Japan in the summer of 2008 to represent the United States in […]