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Work Begins on "Kung Fu Panda" Sequel, 2D Cartoon for DVD

The Animation Guild’s weblog is reporting that work has begun on the sequel movie to Kung Fu Panda at DreamWorks Animation. The same report states that, “animators are hand-drawing new material for the DVD of Kung Fu Panda.” (via Toon Zone member Dudley)

Newsarama Interviews Billy West on "Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs" DTV

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed voice actor Billy West on his multiple roles in the newly released direct-to-video movie Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs. West discusses the latest plot twists in the on-going Leela/Fry relationship, the next two DTV Futurama movies, and his other upcoming projects.

"The Jungle Book 2": Bungle in the Jungle

Normally, I try to let the bad movies—even the bad sequels to beloved classics—roll off my back. After all, what with Sturgeon’s Law and all (“Ninety percent of everything is crud”) it’s rarely any use getting worked up. And you have to be a little forgiving: animators and directors and writers have mortgages and tuitions, […]

World's Finest Interviews Michael Reaves on "Batman the Animated Series"

The World’s Finest Online has interviewed writer Michael Reaves about his work with Batman, starting with his contributions to Batman the Animated Series and running all the way to the Mystery of the Batwoman direct-to-video movie. Reaves discusses the differences between working on a TV show and a DTV, how he feels about his lesser […]

"Transformers Animated" DVD is Full Throttle Fun

I grew up in the 1980′s, the golden age of toy-commercials disguised as animated entertainment, and while I watched my share of these shows, I never managed to get into The Transformers. In hindsight, this seems like an odd omission, considering the number of my friends who were fans and the number of elements in […]

American Film Institute Names Top 10 Animated Films

The American Film Institute has released a “10 TOP 10″ set of lists, naming the top 10 films in 10 different film genres. Listing “Animation” as a genre (much to the chagrin of many animation fans), the AFI named the following movies: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) Pinocchio (1940) Bambi (1942) The Lion […]

"Avatar" Finale to Air July 19, 2008

According to an advertisement in Nickelodeon magazine’s July issue, Avatar the Last Airbender will return to the broadcast schedule starting on Monday, July 14, 2008, leading up to the four-part series finale on Saturday, July 19, 2008.

"Popeye the Sailor Vol. 2" Cartoon Classics Best Viewed Without "Friends"

Some classics are best appreciated in modern times as building blocks. Any understanding of history will show that they broke new ground at the time they were made and formed the foundation for much of what would follow. However, for most modern audiences, they have much more interest as history than as entertainment. There are […]

"Hulk" Smashes "Panda" to Second Place at Weekend Box Office

Marvel Studios’ The Incredible Hulk dominated the weekend box office in its first weekend of release, smashing its way to an estimated $54.5 million in its opening weekend to knock DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda to a strong second place finish with an estimated $34.3 million in ticket sales. Panda is now sitting on a […]

PR: 3 Teen Kung Fu Heroes Hit Their Bikes to Protect Chinatown in "Three Delivery"

Save the Recipes, Save the World! Three Teen Kung Fu Heroes Hit their Bikes to Protect Chinatown In New Action-Adventure Comedy Three Delivery Premiering on Nicktoons Network June 27 NEW YORK – June 16, 2008 – Nicktoons Network, the fastest-growing kids’ network, presents Three Delivery, a new modern-day superhero tale packed with martial arts, high-speed […]

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