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Winners Announced for 2013 Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation Emmy Awards

by Ed Liuon August 23, 2013
The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has named the six winners of the 2013 Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation Emmy Awards: Andy Ristaino, Character Design, Adventure Time, “Puhoy” (Cartoon Network) Jenny Gase-Baker, Background Paint, “Mickey Mouse in Croissant de Triomphe” (Disney) Joseph Holt, Art Direction, “Mickey Mouse in Croissant de Triomphe” (Disney) Alberto Mielgo, […]
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Film Roman Developing Original Animated Programming Slate

by Ed Liuon August 23, 2013
The Hollywood Reporter covers an initiative at animation studio Film Roman to develop a slate of new animated programs, signifying a major branch from its roots in work-for-hire animation best known as the studio behind The Simpsons (as well as Beavis and Butt-Head, King of the Hill, Ultimate Spider-Man, and Dan Vs., among others). In […]

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Review: “Wolf Children” – Heed the Call of the Wild

by Weathermanon August 23, 2013
Hana has a problem.  Her whole life has gone to the dogs…err…wolves. Her husband is/was a wolf.  Her daughter is a wolf.  Her son is a wolf.  It makes it very hard to keep an apartment when every time the kids start fighting, the neighbors think you have an illegal dog in the house.  And […]
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The Amazing World Of Gumball – “The Lesson” Recap

by on August 22, 2013
When Darwin and Gumball cheat on their math test, they get caught and are sent to detention, which is run very much like a prison. Now, in order to avoid being beaten into a pulp, they must help one of the more violent offenders with his escape plans. I really enjoyed “The Lesson”. Having detention […]

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New Clips & Stills from DC Nation “Doom Patrol” Short and “Teen Titans Go!”

by Ed Liuon August 22, 2013
Warner Bros. Animation has released the following clips and stills from upcoming DC Nation programming set to premiere on Cartoon Network. DC Nation Shorts “Doom Patrol Chapter 1: Challenge of the Timeless Commander” Premieres Saturday, August 24, 2013, at 10:00 AM (ET/PT) Click any thumbnail to enlarge: Teen Titans Go! “Artful Dodgers” Premieres Tuesday, August […]
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PR: Season Five of “Regular Show” premieres Monday, September 2 at 7:30 PM on Cartoon Network

by on August 21, 2013
Fist Pump Season Five of Regular Show premieres Monday, September 2, at 7:30 p.m. (ET, PT) on Cartoon Network Regular Show, Cartoon Network’s Emmy® Award-winning animated comedy series featuring best friends Mordecai, a six-foot-tall blue jay and Rigby, a hyperactive raccoon, returns for an all-new season Monday, September 2, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. (ET, PT). Now that Mordecai’s paramour Margaret is […]

Otakon 2013: Shinichiro Watanabe Reveals “Space Dandy”

by Todd DuBoison August 21, 2013
On the morning of Sunday August 11th Director Shinichiro Watanabe held the second of his two public panels at Otakon 2013, where he addressed the gathered crowd on his newest project: Space Dandy, a sci-fi comedy series from the Japanese animation studio BONES (Fullmetal Alchemist, Eureka 7, Sword of the Stranger, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie). […]

Otakon 2013: Press Conference and Public Q&A With Director Shinichiro Watanabe

by Todd DuBoison August 21, 2013
Few figures in the anime industry today can boast of a career as rich as that of Shinichiro Watanabe. A successful screenwriter, music producer and director, Watanabe got his first big directing break co-directing the admired OVA series Macross Plus with Shoji Kawamori before going on to direct the eclectic landmark titles Cowboy Bebop and […]

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Review: “Mardock Scramble: The Second Combustion (UK Edition)” – That Difficult Second Act

by Grant Whiteon August 21, 2013
The first Mardock Scramble movie went to very dark places, ending with resurrected teenage prostitute Rune Balot at the mercy of enemy agent Boiled after having abused the trust of her living weapon partner Oeufcoque. The second film continues directly on from this point as the terrified Balot attempts to escape. Admittedly her means of […]
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English-Subtitled Episode of “Burka Avenger” Posted

by Todd DuBoison August 20, 2013
The first episode of pop star Aaron Haroon Rashid’s superhero cartoon Burka Avenger, the first animated series produced in Pakistan, has been officially posted online with English subtitles on Youtube for the show’s official website. A production of Unicorn Black, the 13-episode series uses 3D animation for the characters and 2D painted artwork for the […]