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New "Garfield" Animated Series on the Way

by Ed Liuon February 2, 2007
Writer Mark Evanier has posted a release from Paws, Inc., announcing that a new Garfield animated series is in the works. Evanier confirmed the release’s statement that he will write the series, and further stated that he will be voice directing as well. There is no information at this time about when the series will […]

New ‘Curious George’ TV Series Gets DVD Release

by on February 2, 2007
Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced the release of the first DVD collection from the new ‘Curious George’ TV series shown on PBS Kids, set to reach retail shelves on February 20, 2007. Curious George: Zoo Night and Other Animal Stories follows the incurably curious monkey as he meets new friends and takes on entertaining […]

New PSA’s Feature ‘Shrek’ Characters Urging Kids to ‘Get Up And Play’

by on February 2, 2007
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Ad Council has joined with DreamWorks Animation SKG to launch a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) designed to help address childhood obesity. Featuring characters from the movie Shrek, the PSAs are an extension of HHS’ ongoing “Small Step” Childhood Obesity Prevention campaign, […]

PR: From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: First in a Series of Collections From

by on February 2, 2007
From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: First in a Series of Collections From the New PBS Kids(R) TV Series Which Launched as #1 Among Kids 2 to 5 Years Old*, ‘Curious George: Zoo Night and Other Animal Stories’ Eight Fun and Entertaining Escapades Featuring Everyone’s Favorite Inquisitive Monkey Available on DVD February 20, 2007 UNIVERSAL CITY, […]

More Background on the "Aqua Teen" Stunt

by on February 2, 2007
The New York Times has more background on and analysis of the Aqua Teen Hunger Force stunt that occurred in Boston earlier this week. According to the newspaper, the agency that placed the boxes, Interference, has a history of doing stunts that draw criticism, and in a November interview its chief joked about telling lies […]

New Wallace and Gromit Project in the Works

by Ed Liuon February 1, 2007
A day after the announcement that DreamWorks Animation and Aardman Studios would be ending their partnership, Aardman spokesperson Aaron Sheriff has stated that, “There is a project on the table right now” for Wallace and Gromit, the studio’s most famous stars. The characters will be done in Aardman’s trademark claymation rather than the CGI used […]

Frank Welker Hints at New "Transformers" Series

by Ed Liuon February 1, 2007
On his official website, voice actor Frank Welker stated that he is not going to be voicing any characters in the upcoming live-action Transformers movie. However, he did state that, “They are doing a new series based on our old shows which neither Peter nor I were cast.” He further states that Corey Burton will […]

AniBOOM.com Awards $50,000 in First Annual Contest

by on February 1, 2007
aniBOOM.com has announced the six winners in their first AniBOOM Awards contest. Chilean/Peruvian animator Jossie Malis took the $25,000 grand prize with his film “Bendito Machine.” Category winners, which received $5,000 each, included Eric Lerner for his music video Mr. Fortune, Ariel Belinco & Michael Faust for the drama Beton (“Concrete”), Conspiracy’s experimental video Chaos […]

Ty Templeton Talks ‘Hoverboy’

by on February 1, 2007
Comicon’s The PULSE gets the low-down from Mr. Comics’ Ty Templeton about his new take on Hoverboy, the “classic” comic book hero “from the ’30s”. Says Templeton: “Mr. Comics is returning Hoverboy to his action-adventure-frontline combat roots, and placing him squarely in the middle of the War on Terror with bullets flying and rockets exploding, […]

CBR Spotlights ‘Hellboy Animated’ Artist Rick Lacy

by on February 1, 2007
Comic Book Resources has a feature article on animator/artist Rick Lacy and his just-released graphic novel, Hellboy Animated: The Black Wedding, available at comic shops this week. Subjects covered include getting the Hellboy Animated assignment, the subtle differences between animated storyboards and comic art, the pressures of deadlines and his future projects.