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"Transformers Animated" Season 2 Hits DVD on January 6, 2009

Paramount Home Entertainment has announced that Transformers Animated Season 2 will be released on DVD on January 6, 2009. The second set will contain 13 episodes of the series, and will be released just in time for the season 3 premiere of the show on Cartoon Network. Special features include audio commentary by the show’s […]

Marshall and Kennedy Update "Tintin" and "The Last Airbender" Status

Producers Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy took some time during promotions for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button to talk about some of the other projects they’re working on. Kennedy confirmed that the Tintin movies to be directed by Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg are still in progress and still planned to be a trilogy, […]

"Kung Fu Panda" Dominates 36th Annual Annie Award Nominations

ASIFA-Hollywood has announced the nominees for the 36th annual Annie Awards, “recognizing the year’s best animated features, television productions, commercials, video games and short subjects.” DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda racked up 17 nominations, including Best Animated Feature and the awards for directing, character animation, character design, and writing. Disney’s Bolt earned 9 nominations, with […]

PR: 36th Annual Annie Award Nominations Announced

36th ANNUAL ANNIE AWARD NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED “Kung Fu Panda” Leads Nominations – 27 for DreamWorks Animation BURBANK, CA (December 1, 2008) – The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced nominations today for its 36th Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year’s best animated features, television productions, commercials, video games and short subjects. DreamWorks Animation’s “Kung Fu […]

Newsarama Interviews Craig McCracken on "Foster's" and the Cartoonstitute

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed Craig McCracken, creator of Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, about the new 1-hour episode “Destination: Imagination” which premiered on November 27, 2008. McCracken talks about some of the influences of the show, the role his wife Lauren Faust plays in the production of the show, and how his work at […]

Endemol and Teshkeel Media to Produce Islamic-Themed Superhero 'Toon "The 99"

Teshkeel Media and Endemol UK are teaming up to produce the animated adventures of The 99, based on the comic book series of the same name from Teshkeel. The series focuses on a superhero team whose members derive their powers as an embodiment of one of the 99 virtues of Allah. Production will be done […]

"Emma: A Victorian Romance" Season 1: Love, Victorian Style (in Japanese)

To many in the United States, anime consists of giant fighting robots, ninjas, game adaptations, and the occasional bit of tentacle porn. Even true fans of anime should admit that non-Japanese audiences are exposed to relatively few of its many genres. In more ways than one, then, Emma: A Victorian Romance represents a quirky offering […]

"Freedom" Blu-ray Boxed Set: It's Not Always Nice. But It's Awesome.

I am sure it caused no small amount of anguish at Bandai Visual when Toshiba threw in the towel on HD DVD, since they had placed an early bet on the format with Freedom, a hard-science-fiction story about a futuristic city on the moon that was released in six hybrid DVD/HD DVD volumes (read my […]

Newsarama Interviews "Bolt" Co-Directors

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed Chris Williams and Byron Howard, co-directors of Disney’s upcoming movie Bolt. The pair discuss what it’s like working under John Lasseter and their casting choices and their reactions to the actors in the movie. Bolt opens tomorrow, November 21, 2008.

USA Today on "Coraline;" Film Clips on Movie Official Site

Director Coraline.com, the upcoming stop-motion animated movie from Laika Animation Studios which adapts Neil Gaiman’s novella into a feature film, coming in February 2009. Selick his views of the movie, describing it as “like Alice in Wonderland meets Hansel and Gretel,” and also digs into his affinity for stop-motion animation over CGI. Elsewhere, author Neil […]

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