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GSN Remembers Morita

GSN will be airing a week-long Match Game tribute to actor Pat Morita — best known to animation fans as a voice talent on the Disney animated movies Mulan and Mulan II — who passed away on Thursday, November 24, at the age of 73. From Monday, December 5 through Friday, December 9, from 3:30pm […]

"Jasper Morello" Wins Australian Film Institute Award

Annecy award-winner and leading Oscar contender The Mysterious Geographic Explorations Of Jasper Morello won director Anthony Lucas the Digital Pictures AFI Award for Best Short Animation at the Australian Film Institute (AFI) awards on November 26, 2005 in Melbourne. In addition, the partly animated Look Both Ways won the L’Oreal Paris AFI Award for Best […]

"Death by Heart" Wins at Stockholm Fest

Malin Erixon’s seven-minute Death By Heart took home the “Made in Stockholm” award on November 26, 2005 at the Stockholm International Film Festival, AWN reports. The Ganzanderes Animation film was recognized by the jury “for odd but gifted animation which, by a surrealistic touch, mixes expressions and narratives in a free manner.”

Canada Considers Animation Centre

The Algoma, Canada city council will look into the feasibility of building an adjacent Animation Centre to the Art Gallery Of Algoma, LTV.com reports. AWN has more.

Cox Adds PBS KIDS Sprout to Lineup

PBS KIDS Sprout and Cox Communications have signed an agreement to bring the 24-hour preschool network and video-on-demand (VOD) service to Cox cable systems. [Source: PR Newswire]

Irving Ludwig Dead at Age 95

Irving Ludwig, former president of Buena Vista Distribution and one of the most respected and innovative executives in the area of motion picture distribution, passed away at his home in Santa Monica, California from natural causes on Saturday, November 26. He was 95 years old. During his 40-year association with Disney and Buena Vista, Ludwig […]

Keith Andes Dead at 85

Keith Andes, the voice of the 1960s Birdman, has died at the age of 85. Andes was best known for his role as Marilyn Monroe’s leading man in the 1952 film Clash by Night. Excite News has more on Keith Andes’ life and death. (via Adam Tyner)

Stan Berenstain 1923 - 2005

Stan Berenstain, writer, artist, and co-creator of the Berenstain Bears, passed away last Saturday in Pennsylvania at the age of 82. The Bears were created by Stan and his wife Janice, starring in over 200 books and adapted for animation on three different occasions. (via Tom Spurgeon’s Comics Reporter)

C.S. Lewis Would Have Preferred Animation for "Narnia"

A letter from 1959 posted by the website nthposition.com reveals that C.S. Lewis was opposed to a live-action adaptation of his Narnia works, stating that “Anthropomorphic animals, when taken out of narrative into actual visibility, always turn into buffoonery or nightmare.” A brief follow-up comment notes that, “Cartoons (if only Disney did not combine so […]

Todd McFarlane Talks Up "Spawn"

Comic Book Resources.com has published a lengthy interview with the creator, and Newsarama.com has published a lengthy interview with the creator. The interviews focus on McFarlane’s Spawn comic book reaching the 150 issue milestone recently, although McFarlane also comments on Spawn spin-offs in movies, TV, and other comic books as well.

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