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Nickelodeon Orders 20 More Episodes of "Avatar"

Nickelodeon has ordered a third season of 20 episodes for the hit show Avatar: the Last Airbender. The new episodes will premiere in 2007. In the meantime, an hour-long animated movie titled The Fury of Aang is scheduled to debut on July 14, 2006. (via TZ Forum Member RBryanA)

CGI "Gatchaman" Coming from Imagi Animation Studios

Imagi Animation Studios has announced that they are producing a CGI animated feature-length movie based on Gatchaman, a.k.a. G-Force. The film will be written and directed by Kevin Munroe, who has handled both duties for the CG Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and is produced in association with Tatsunoko Production of Japan, Inc. No release date […]

"Avatar: The Complete Book One Collection" Coming to DVD

Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Paramount will release Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Complete Book One Collection on September 19. The box set includes 6 discs–five of them containing all 20 episodes from Season 1 (Volumes 1-5), and a bonus disc containing special features. Also available on September 19 will be Avatar: The Last Airbender Book One: […]

John Lasseter Talks "Cars"; Confirms New 2-D at Disney

An article in the New York Times covers the pressure on Pixar Animation Studios on the upcoming film Cars (registration required), noting that it is poised to extend Pixar’s critical and box-office winning streak past that of Walt Disney himself. Several comments by film director and Disney Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter delve into the […]

"Avatar" DVD Due in September

Paramount Home Entertainment will release Avatar: The Last Airbender, Season One, Volume Five to DVD in September, TVShowsOnDVD reports.

"Over the Hedge": Just Another Funny Critter Picture

Oh God, only a month has lapsed since the release of Disney’s The Wild, and already it’s time for another CG-animated farting animal picture? And from DreamWorks, the studio that fills its movies with pop culture references instead of actual jokes? Never mind Over the Hedge—is there a wall I can jump to get out […]

Mark Evanier on Peter Beagle vs. Animated "Last Unicorn"

Writer Mark Evanier has posted an entry on his weblog pointing out a legal battle between writer Peter S. Beagle, author of The Last Unicorn, and Granada International, the current holder of the rights to the much-beloved animated adaptation of Beagle’s novel. The details from Beagle’s point of view are available in full at Conlan […]

Kings Island Adds Nick-Themed Attractions

Paramount’s Kings Island in Mason, Ohio, is premiering six new Nickelodeon-inspired rides and attractions, the company says. The additions include features based on Avatar: The Last Airbender, SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, and Danny Phantom. [Source: PR Newswire]

Farewell to the Justice League

One day, when animation is taken seriously in this country, Bruce W. Timm’s grand new action series Justice League will be recognized as a culminating development in the career of one of animation’s most impressive contemporary talents. Earlier offerings had shown Timm patiently exploring how the medium could be used to tell stories of greater […]

John Lasseter Speaks at Paris "Cars" Opening

Jerry Beck’s Cartoon Brew weblog has posted videos from the Paris premiere of Pixar’s Cars, where director John Lasseter answered several questions from the audience, including his cinematic influences and inspirations and what he forsees after the merger with the Walt Disney Corporation.

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