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Debra Kennedy, VP of Marketing and Licensing, on FUNimation Channel Year One

The latest Animated Shorts column interviews Debra Kennedy, VP of Marketing and Licensing at FUNimation, about the first year of the FUNimation Channel. Among the topics discussed are the growth of the network over multiple distribution channels, the network’s plans for high-definition broadcasting, and the relationship between FUNimation and the FUNimation Channel. Other topics in […]

First Shot of Disney/Pixar's "WALL•E"

ComingSoon.net has posted the first still image from Disney/Pixar’s WALL•E, their newest animated film directed by Andrew Stanton and scheduled for release in June 2008. The still of the title character was taken from a letter to Disney shareholders from CEO Robert A. Iger. (via Toon Zone member tb4000)

James Cameron's "Avatar" to Break New Ground in CGI Animation

An article in the New York Times details the innovations behind James Cameron’s upcoming movie Avatar (registration required), an ambitious project that will use a variety of new technologies and techniques to integrate computer-generated animation and live-action footage. The work will involve both motion-capture and traditional CGI effects work with innovations like a camera that […]

AvatarSpirit.net Interviews Voice Actor Jessie Flower (UPDATED)

AvatarSpirit.net has posted part 1 of an interview with voice actor Jessie Flower on her roles on Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender. This section includes answers on how her earlier role as Meng is related to her current recurring role as Earthbending master Toph and how she gets into character as Toph. UPDATED 05-Jan-2007: Part […]

"Robin Hood: Most Wanted Edition" Misses the Mark as a Film

Robin Hood is one of the world’s truly enduring fictional characters. The outlaw who robs from the rich to give to the poor has always had obvious popular appeal, and Robin’s roguish charm and wily intelligence place him alongside classic trickster figures of myth and folklore. The thief and his merry men have been film […]

"A Charlie Brown Christmas:" The Finest Christmas Cartoon of All Time

According to producer Lee Mendelson, the two top executives at CBS reacted negatively when they watched A Charlie Brown Christmas for the first time in 1965. “It seems a little flat…a little slow,” said one of them. The other said they would still air it since it was finished and paid for, but wouldn’t order […]

"Avatar" Season 2 Disc 2 Coming April 10, 2007

TVShowsOnDVD is reporting that the second DVD of the second season of Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender will be shipping on April 10, 2007. The article also includes a photo of the disc case artwork. The disc will include episodes 6-10 from season 2 and special features to be announced. (via TZ member Ayaka)

"Avatar" Season 2 DVDs to Include Exclusive Comic; S2 Box Confirmed

TVShowsOnDVD is reporting that Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender season 2 DVDs will be packaged with exclusive comic books and that a boxed set of all 4 DVDs will be coming towards the end of 2007. There was no word on whether the boxed set would include an exclusive bonus disc, as the season 1 […]

AvatarSpirit.net Interviews Johanna Brady, "Princess Yue" (UPDATED with part 2)

AvatarSpirit.net has interviewed actress Johanna Brady, the voice actress who portrayed Princess Yue in the final 3 episodes of season 1 of Avatar the Last Airbender. The interview goes into how she got the role and how she differs from her character. Season 1 spoilers are in the interview. UPDATED December 8, 2006: AvatarSpirit.net has […]

"King of Fighters Another Day": Maximum Action, Minimum Plot

King of Fighters: Another Day is an original net animation (or ONA) that Production I.G. made to coincide with the release of King of Fighters: Maximum Impact 2 (known as King of Fighters 2006 in the U.S.) While it’s not getting an official U.S. release, many R1 copies are being shipped with King of Fighters […]

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