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The Passions of Henry Selick: A "Coraline" Interview

The last stop in my tour of Laika Animation was to have a sitdown with Henry Selick himself, the great stop-motion animator and the writer/director of this project. Henry’s a guarded guy, but he was willing to be open with us and answer our questions with great insight and humor. In this roundtable interview, Henry […]

On Set with "Coraline": A Tour Through Laika Animation

The building that housed upwards of 57 active sets in tandem for a stop-motion animated film (a new record, by the way) is an inconspicuous-looking building several miles outside of Portland, Oregon. There’s nothing so ostentatious as the kind of studios you’d find in Hollywood, be it a Warner Bros water tower or a massive […]

"The Clone Wars" Gets a Strong Start in Premiere

It was about a decade ago that I became a Star Wars fan. Ironically, it was because of the widely loathed Special Editions. I got pretty into it, eagerly savouring new information and merchandise. However, by the time of 2002′s Attack of the Clones, I was pretty burned out. Star Wars movies are brilliant fun […]

"Clone Wars": Not a Bad Copy

Star Wars: The Clone Wars is probably Cartoon Network’s most hyped series in quite some time. Toon Zone reviewed the feature film this past August, but while Maxie Zeus was largely iffy on the movie, I see no reason to be lightsaber blue over this Friday’s one-hour premiere. In ‘Rising Malevolence’ the Separatists have developed […]

PR: Nickelodeon Lands 54 Straight Quarters as Top Total Day Network for Kids

Nickelodeon IS Top Basic Cable Network in 3q, Scores 54 Straight Quarters at Number One Nickelodeon’s Kids and Family Portfolio Posts Solid Gains for the Quarter NEW YORK-Oct. 1, 2008-Nickelodeon’s 3Q 2008 performance marks its 54th consecutive quarter as basic cable’s top total day network for kids and total viewers –the longest run of its […]

"Avatar the Last Airbender" The Complete Book 3's Flawed Triumph

Let’s get the easy stuff out of the way first. If you already own the first two boxed sets of Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender, you don’t really need me to tell you that the Avatar the Last Airbender Complete Book 3 Collection is an obligatory purchase. If nothing else, you need to know how […]

Newsarama Interviews "Superjail" Creators

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed the creators of Superjail, which debuts on Adult Swim this Sunday, September 28, 2008. Christy Karakas and Stephen Warbrick discuss the critical drubbing the show is receiving in some quarters, how the show is different from the pilot episode aired in 2007, and the characters on the show.

"101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure" Not a Trip Worth Writing Home About

101 Dalmatians II: Patch’s London Adventure kept reminding me of My Favorite Year, another movie about a youngster who discovers that his hero is really a jackass. In Richard Benjamin’s 1982 film, a TV writer is charged with looking after a washed-up movie star who’s slated to guest star on a variety-comedy show in the […]

"Spaceballs: The Animated Series" Debuts on G4 on Sept 21, 2008

The G4 cable network has announced that Mel Brooks’ Spaceballs: The Animated Series will debut on Sunday, September 21, 2008, at 5:00 PM, after a screening of the original movie at 3:00 PM (all times Eastern/Pacific). The new show will pick up where the movie left off, and Mel Brooks, Daphne Zuniga, and Joan Rivers […]

PR: G4 Presents "Spaceballs" on Sunday, September 21, 2008

MAY THE FARCE BE WITH YOU WHEN G4 PRESENTS A NIGHT OF “SPACEBALLS” ON SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 21 Network Presentation of Iconic Film to Precede All New, Never-Before-Seen Chapters of “Mel Brooks’ Spaceballs: The Animated Series” Brooks, Daphne Zuniga and Joan Rivers Reprise Film Characters in the Entertainment Legend’s Animated Production G4 will bring viewers Spaceballs […]

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