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"Are You Laughing?" Aaron McGruder and "The Boondocks"

The Hippocratic oath is, “First, do no harm.” Aaron McGruder isn’t a doctor, but if he has an oath when it comes to his comic strip The Boondocks, it’s probably “First, make sure it’s funny.” A genial McGruder participated in a teleconference with the news media on Tuesday to promote the new Boondocks animated show. […]

LEGO Acquires "Batman," Nickelodeon Licenses

Warner Bros. Consumer Products today announced that they have C21Media the LEGO Group the construction toy license for DC Comics’ Batman. The agreement includes the rights to develop and market construction toys based on the Batman brand, inspired by DC Comics’ comic books; Warner Bros. Animation’s television series, The Batman; Warner Bros. Pictures’ feature film, […]

Archive of American Television Interviews on Google Video

A Mark Evanier’s weblog from the Archive of American Television has been published by Google Video. Interviews with animation industry insiders Phil Roman and Joseph Barbera are included in the archives. (via Mark Evanier’s weblog)

"Wallace & Gromit": 24-Carrot Filmmaking

Stop-motion animation has never achieved the same popular success as the hand-drawn variety. Its painstaking production, which involves photographing small models moving in miniscule increments a frame at a time, would drive away all but the most dedicated filmmakers, and the days of shooting to obtain mere minutes of film demand patience well beyond the […]

"Kakurenbo": Freakily Satisfying

When Toon Zone covered the Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival, one of the short films highlighted was a piece by Shuhei Morita entitled Kakurenbo. After winning a bunch of awards, Central Park Media has brought this little piece over to our shores, but was it worth it? There is an old folk tale that […]

NY Times on "Avatar: The Last Airbender" Origins

The New York Times looks at Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender, Nick’s belated entry into territory staked out by cartoons like Dragonball Z and Yu-Gi-Oh (free registration required).

"Golden Collection Vol. 3" Coming Soon

Warner Home Video is preparing to announce the release of the four-disc Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 3, TV Shows on DVD reports. The set will include sixty cartoons, nine documentaries, thirty-two commentary tracks, and eleven music- or music-and-sound-effects-only audio tracks. It will retail for $64.92. Warners will also release the Looney Tunes Movie Collection, […]

"Transformers Cybertron" to DVD

Paramount will release Transformers Cybertron: A New Beginning to DVD on September 13, according to Animated Bliss. It will retail for $16.95.

"Simpsons" Movie Confirmed

An animated Simpsons feature film has finally been confirmed by the producers of the show. Simpsons spokeswoman Antonia Kaughman has stated to MTV News that the movie will be in production concurrently with the TV show, with the same writing staff working on both. No potential release date for the movie was provided. (via Internet […]

USA Today Profiles "Madagascar" Thespians

USA Today has an article on the big-name actors lending their voices to DreamWorks’ Madagascar.

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