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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 […]

PR: World Cosplay Summit Partners with New York Anime Festival

by Ed Liuon October 3, 2007
WORLD COSPLAY SUMMIT PARTNERS WITH NEW YORK ANIME FESTIVAL PRELIMINARIES TO BE HELD AT NYAF; WINNERS OF THE MASQUERADE TO COMPETE IN FINALS IN JAPAN Norwalk, CT , October 3, 2007: The New York Anime Festival (NYAF) today announced a major partnership with the World Cosplay Summit, the leading international cosplay event which takes place […]

Warner Home Video Lands "Peanuts" Distribution Deal

by Ed Liuon October 3, 2007
Warner Home Video has signed a worldwide distribution deal with United Media, Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates, and Lee Mendelson Film Productions for the Peanuts video library, including classic Peanuts cartoons and TV specials, direct-to-video programs, and new media. The press release states that new Peanuts DVDs will be released starting with a deluxe edition […]

Jerry Seinfeld on Making "Bee Movie"

by Ed Liuon October 3, 2007
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts column covers a press junket for DreamWorks’s Bee Movie with comedian Jerry Seinfeld and co-director Steve Hickner. Among the topics discussed are how Seinfeld got involved with the project, the basic plot points of the movie, casting choices, and the prospect of a sequel.

Greg Weisman on "Gargoyles: Bad Guys" Comics

by Ed Liuon October 3, 2007
Writer Greg Weisman has been interviewed on the Gargoyles: Bad Guys comic book mini-series coming soon from Slave Labor Graphics and Disney. The series will take five villains from the Gargoyles TV series and follow-up comic books and turn them into a band of reluctant heroes based in Paris. Weisman discusses the influences on the […]

Bandai Visual slates Tokyo Metro Explorers for November

by Lord Dalekon October 3, 2007
Bandai Visual USA has announced they will release “SOS! Tokyo Metro Explorers: The Next” on DVD and Blu-ray disc on November 11, 2007. “SOS! Tokyo Metro Explorers: The Next” is a 40 minute film adaptation of a short manga work by legendary Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo. Extras will include an audio commentary, behind the scenes […]

PR: Warner Announces an Exclusive, Worldwide Distribution Agreement for ‘Peanuts’

by Matt Hazudaon October 3, 2007
October 03, 2007 – Warner Home Video (WHV) has entered a multi-year, exclusive worldwide home video distribution deal with United Media (a.k.a.United Feature Syndicate, Inc.), Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates, and Lee Mendelson Film Productions for Peanuts, the acclaimed syndicated comic strip which generated highly successful television programs revered by generations of viewers globally. The […]