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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 […]

Bonnie Arnold: Pushing the State of the Heart "Over the Hedge"

Bonnie Arnold’s resume may not look very long, but it includes an impressive array of top films, from Dances with Wolves to Pixar’s Toy Story to Disney’s Tarzan. Her latest credit is as the producer for DreamWorks’ Over the Hedge, based on the comic strip by Michael Fry and T. Lewis. Arnold spoke to Toon […]

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.

Cartoon Network Posts Clip for "JLU" Finale

Hannibal Tabu’s Comics Reel is reporting that Cartoon Network has posted a clip from “Destroyer,” the series finale for Justice League Unlimited that is scheduled to air this Saturday at 10:30 PM EDT.

Toon Zone Podcast Episode 8: Toonami Special Edition with Sean Akins & Jason DeMarco

Toonami gurus Sean Akins and Jason DeMarco bring the noise and perhaps a bit of the funk to TZ’s editor in chief Ben Applegate, producer Karl Olson, reviews editor William C. Maune and reviewer Chad Bonin (Knux Five). The Absolution captains discuss: The revolution’s new frontier: Toonami Jetstream “Mo’ money, mo’ problems” in IGPX Season […]

"TV Guide" Posts Character Designs for "Legion of Superheroes"

The Superman Homepage is hosting an exclusive image from TV Guide of character designs for the upcoming Superboy and the Legion of Superheroes animated TV show. The picture comes from the May 8 edition of TV Guide magazine, which will also include an article about the show. (via Hannibal Tabu’s Comics Reel at Comic Book […]

Dini Confirms Harley Quinn Episode of "The Batman" This Fall

In a post on his weblog, writer Paul Dini has confirmed that he will be scripting an episode of WB’s The Batman which will debut Harley Quinn into that animated continuity. He expects that the episode will debut this fall. The same blog entry also provides some details on his upcoming run on Detective Comics […]

Comedy Central, You ********!

I never thought I’d say this, but here goes: I miss the censorship battles of the 1970s. That’s Muhammad holding the salmon helmet. On the left. See him? We don’t either. Back in the days when CBS was cutting explosions from The Bugs Bunny/Roadrunner Show, animators only had to worry that a bit of necessary […]

Winnie the Pooh Gets Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Winnie the Pooh received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, April 11, in commemoration of the famous bear’s 80th anniversary. The awarding of the star is part of Disney’s 18-month long jamboree celebrating Pooh’s anniversary. The day also marked the release of 1997′s Pooh’s Grand Adventure – The Search for Christopher […]

Incredible Ink: The Te Wei 90th Birthday Collector's Edition DVD

China may manufacture and export many things in an increasingly globalized world, but animation does not seem to be one of them. Japanese animation is a well-known quantity, and Korea is growing as an animation outsourcing destination and for a growing amount of original content. However, China‚Äôs modern animation industry seems to be rather moribund, […]

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