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"The Great Mouse Detective": Of Mice and Mysteries

I suppose I’m confessing to a form of thought crime when I say so, but there it is: I was never much of a fan of Disney’s Katzenberg-era animated features. I liked The Little Mermaid well enough. But I thought the admittedly lavish Beauty and the Beast an odious perversion of the original fairy tale; […]

"Generator Rex": One Well-Machined Teenage Tool

Generator Rex, Cartoon Network’s new action-adventure series, is a handsome and well-mounted show, made by professionals who have done a professional study of the formula and followed up with a professional job of tricking it out with every well-polished cliché that formula demands. It looks good and moves well and shows just enough imagination in […]

Video Clip & Still from New "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" Ep "Death Trap"

Lucasfilm and Cartoon Network have released a video clip and behind-the-scenes featurette for “Death Trap,” the upcoming new episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars set to premiere on Friday, April 16, 2010 at 9:00 PM (Eastern/Pacific). The full press release follows, including comments from Daniel Logan, the actor portraying the young Boba Fett in […]

Anaheim Comic Con 2010: A Chat with Actor Phil LaMarr

Phil LaMarr is a long-time veteran of animation and acting for the better part of two decades. On the live action end of the spectrum, Phil LaMarr was one of the featured cast members of the sketch comedy series, MADTV, and also appeared in Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction. In animation, LaMarr has done time in […]

MoCCA "Interview with an Animator" Launches with Jackson Publick on Apr. 22, 2010

Venture Bros. creator Jackson Publick will be the first subject in the “Interview with an Animator” series on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 7:00 PM at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) in New York City. The series will be hosted by reporter Joe Strike, with future interviews featuring many animators in and […]

Cool Stuff: Look Around

In Look Around, local villagers gather to slay a monster. One warrior becomes so consumed with training towards this goal that he ignores all else in life. This delightful short was written, directed and animated by Lee kyu-tae while attending the Korea National University of Arts, Department of Animation in 2008. Lee kyu-tae’s characters have a […]

Nickelodeon Studios Staffing Up for New "Avatar the Last Airbender" Project

New job postings at MTV Networks Careers website and from the Animation Guild have revealed that a new Avatar the Last Airbender television project is currently staffing up for production, with open postings for Storyboard Artists, Revisionists, and Supervisors; Prop and Character Designers; and a Live-Action/Animation Reference Coordinator. Nickelodeon has confirmed that the project is […]

Andreas Deja on Designing Mama Odie for "The Princess and the Frog"

Jim Hill Media has posted highlights from a talk given by Andreas Deja at a recent Ryman Arts career event, where the Disney animator discussed the thought processes behind designing and animating Mama Odie (and her seeing-eye snake Juju) for The Princess and the Frog. Among other topics, Deja discusses the thinking behind Mama Odie’s […]

New Video & Stills from "Batman: The Brave & the Bold" Ep "Gorillas in our Midst!"

Warner Bros. Animation has released three new video clips and several stills from “Gorillas in our Midst!”, the newest upcoming episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold, which will premiere on Friday, April 16, 2010, at 7:30 PM (Eastern/Pacific). Click on any of the screenshots below to view in full high-definition resolution:

No Returns for "Spectacular Spider-Man" or "Wolverine & the X-Men"

The Marvel Animation Age has posted two updates on older Marvel Animation shows. According to producer Greg Weisman, the announcement of a new Ultimate Spider-Man animated TV series effectively means that The Spectacular Spider-Man will not be renewed for a new season, although Marvel Animation President Eric Rollman stated that the decision to greenlight more […]

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