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Mad For "Mushi-Shi"

It sometimes seems that Japanese animation ranges over a smaller field than you might hope. Fighting. Big breasts. Confused young protagonists. Big breasts. Naive females with big breasts. More fighting. Comical sweat drops, big breasts and some more fighting for the sake of naive women with big breasts. Smoking isn’t cool. Unless you’re Ginko. Remember […]

Animation Insider on "Avatar" Animator Oh Seung-hyun

Animation Insider has posted a summary of a profile of Avatar the Last Airbender animator Oh Seung-hyun, based on an article from Korea.net. The article covers Oh’s start in animation, working in an animation production office in Seoul for $95 a month, and follows his rise through the Korean animation industry and eventually to a […]

Dwayne McDuffie Working on "Ben 10" Revamp

In an article with Comic Book Resources, writer Dwayne McDuffie stated that he and Glen Murakami (Teen Titans) are working on a revamp of Cartoon Network’s Ben 10, which will be “set five years in the future from the show that is currently running” and stated that, “It’s pretty much unlike anything people have ever […]

"The New Adventures of Batman": Completely Batty, But Still a Classic

When I found out that Warner Bros. was releasing The New Adventures of Batman to DVD, I was really thrilled. I first saw the show when it was part of Tarzan & the Super 7, And when it showed up on In2TV a few years ago, I knew that a DVD would probably come out. […]

PR: Nicktoons Network Introduces "Ricky Sprocket - Showbiz Boy" Jan. 21

NEW YORK, January 2, 2008 – Nicktoons Network is set to premiere the U.S. debut of Ricky Sprocket – Showbiz Boy, a new animated series about the world’s biggest child star, on Monday, January 21 at 7:00 p.m. (ET). Despite his extraordinary fame and fortune, Ricky still has to deal with ordinary problems just like […]

"The Simpsons Movie" DVD: Great Film, Great DVD

If you pay attention to the average Wall Street analyst covering the Hollywood beat, you’ll know that two things are true in Hollywood: 1. Cartoons are just for kids 2. Audiences aren’t interested in 2-D, hand-drawn animation any more. This explains why the adult-themed, hand-drawn Simpsons Movie was one of this year’s rare summer blockbusters […]

Newsarama Interviews April Stewart on "South Park" Roles

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed April Stewart, the actress who provides the voices of most of the female characters on Comedy Central’s South Park, including Wendy Testaberger, Liane Cartman, and the Mayor. Stewart discusses how she started in the business (with encouragement from fellow voice actress Grey DeLisle), the grueling work schedule required to do […]

DVD Talk Radio Interviews Marjane Satrapi on "Persepolis"

DVD Talk Radio has posted an audio interview with Marjane Satrapi about Persepolis, the animated movie based on her autobiographical graphic novel about her childhood during the Islamic Revolution.

"JL: New Frontier" Trailer at IGN

IGN has posted a new trailer for the upcoming DTV Justice League: The New Frontier. It can be found here. (via Toon Zone member Teo)

Newsarama Interviews Marty Isenberg on "Transformers: Animated"

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts column has spoken with producer Marty Isenberg about the upcoming Transformers: Animated, which debuts as a TV movie on Cartoon Network on December 26, 2007, to launch a new series in 2008. Isenberg discusses how the series was started, plot elements and changes that were made because of the successful live-action movie, […]

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