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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.

Nextoons Names Judges for Panel

Mark Hamill, Michael DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko, Mike Gabriel, and Elizabeth Ito will be the judges for this year’s Nextoons: The Nicktoons Film Festival, organizers said today. The panel will review selected films and choose a $10,000 Grand Prize winner. Hamill is best known for creating the role of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars and the […]

"Pocahontas 10th Anniversary Edition": A Brave New World for Disney

In 1995 the world lay at Disney’s feet. The studio had amazed worldwide audiences with four critically acclaimed blockbusters in a row, and with no significant competition they were free to pursue any project they pleased. And so Disney surprised pundits by doing what they had never done before, a historical romance. Pocahontas featured no […]

"Justice League Unlimited": The Ultimate Fanfic

Remember when you were a kid, back when you actually played with your toy action figures instead of leaving them sealed up in their plastic boxes to await a hoped-for appreciation in the collectibles market? If you were normal and hence hyper-imaginative, you probably threw them together in vast, intergalactic, franchise-shattering battle/soap opera melanges, pitting […]

"Porco Rosso": That Magnificent Pig in His Flying Machine

One wonders what Hollywood studios would have made of animated leading man Marco. He’s a short, fat, mustached Italian bounty hunter who just happens to be a pig (literally). Comical hijinks ensue, right? Yes, and fart jokes, thank you DreamWorks. But hold on a moment. Marco’s no comedian, and he’s not even all that sociable. […]

New "SpongeBob" DVD Collection Coming in May

Spongebob Squarepants: Fear Of A Krabby Patty will be released to DVD on May 24 with a $16.95 price tag, Animated Bliss reports.

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