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 […]
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’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 […]
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, […]
TVShowsOnDVD.com notes that the second DVD release of Avatar‘s third season will only contain the first half of the “Day of Black Sun” episode. There is currently no news on when the third volume will be released. (via AvatarSpirit.net, which also includes a report from the New York Anime Festival of the Avatar panel)
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed C.H. Greenblatt about his new show Chowder on Cartoon Network. Greenblatt discusses the genesis of the show, casting choices, the show’s mixed-medium animation and animation tricks, hints about upcoming episodes, and what he’d cook from the show if he could.
Anime fans will often tell others that there’s so much more to the medium than the stereotypes of giant robots, pocket monsters, and samurai drama. There are works that evoke incredibly deep feelings, plunging deep into the universals of the human condition with sensitivity and grace. They work their magic on us and transcend traditional […]