On the surface, G.I. Joe and The Transformers are pretty similar. They were both released at the same time to capitalize on the relaxing of regulations that prohibited TV shows based on toys, both were produced by Marvel and Sunbow, both shared a lot of the same staffers and voice actors, and both shows were […]
“G.I. Joe is the code name for America’s daring, highly-trained special missions force. Its purpose: to defend human freedom against Cobra, a ruthless terrorist organization determined to rule the world.” In 1982, Hasbro revived its “G.I. Joe” line of toys with the help of Marvel Comics and writer Larry Hama, replacing the 12-inch archetypal “American […]
The San Diego Comic-Con International has made the full programming schedule available for the con. Schedules for Friday July 24, Saturday July 25, and Sunday July 26 have been added to the Thursday schedule; animation fans may want to restrict the plethora of choices to the Animation category and pretend none of the other cool […]
There’s a moment early on in Baccano vol. 3 where mob hit man Ladd Russo discovers the mutilated corpse of one of his henchmen. While his dialogue clearly indicates that he’s upset by this turn of events, the lines are delivered with a giddy fascination, if not a perverse sense of delight. His actions are […]
As part of their commemoration of the Woodstock music festival (or shameless commercial exploitation of it, depending on who you ask), Warner Home Video brings us the Peanuts 1960′s Collection, packaging the first six Charlie Brown TV specials on two DVDs and adding a short documentary about jazz composer and performer Vince Guaraldi to sweeten […]
The Honolulu Star Bulletin has profiled Hawaii animation studio Hawaii Film Partners, which produced the 38 2-minute Ape Escape shorts which debuted on the Nicktoons network yesterday. The shorts are based on the Sony PlayStation game franchise of the same name, and will be the studio’s first animation project.
680News has dubbed Tom Kenny “the New Mel Blanc” in a profile article, where the voice actor for SpongeBob SquarePants discusses that role and his many others in the voice acting business, with roles in Rocco’s Modern Life, Camp Lazlo, The Powerpuff Girls, Transformers Animated, and Dilbert. The article discusses how Kenny got the gig […]
Nickelodeon has announced that the 6th annual Nickelodeon Animation Festival (formerly titled the Nicktoons Network Animation Festival) will have an extended call for entries running from July 1 to September 8, 2009. This year’s event adds a new “15 Seconds to Fame” award, calling for a 15 seconds of animation for a funny character, with […]