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Nickelodeon Debuts "Wow! Wow! Wubbzy" on August 28

by Ed Liuon August 23, 2006
This week’s Animated Shorts column at Newsarama states that Nickelodeon will be debuting Wow! Wow! Wubbzy on Nick Jr. and Noggin this Monday, August 28, at 11:00 AM. The show will be aimed at pre-schoolers and is produed by Bob Boyle (Danny Phantom, Fairly OddParents).

Bandai Warns Against Illegal Fansubs

by Ed Liuon August 23, 2006
Bandai Entertainment has issued a press release warning anime fandom against illegal fansubs and pirated copies of their titles, focusing on the upcoming Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society. The statement was issued due to several fan sites publicly declaring their intent to distribute fansubs of Solid State Society after it is released in […]

"Baki the Grappler": Great Start, But Enough Yujiro Already!

by on August 23, 2006
Get ready, boys and girls, because it’s time for a new season of Baki the Grappler! Yes, get ready for tournaments, tournaments and more tournaments! And just for variety, we’ll have muscle-bound guys pound each other into the dirt! Never had that before on this show, have we? After the success Baki brought the Underground […]

Tony White on "Animation from Pencils to Pixels"

by Ed Liuon August 22, 2006
Tony White’s 30+ year animation career began in studying graphic design, typography, and illustration at East Ham Technical College in London. After graduation, he began with Britain’s Halas and Bachelor, directing two award-winning short films (Quartet and A Short Tall Story) and as Head of Design of the Jackson Five TV series. From there, White […]

The History of Elmer Fudd’s Original Voice Actor

by Ed Liuon August 22, 2006
Animation World Magazine has published an in-depth article about Arthur Q. Bryan, the original voice actor for Elmer Fudd. The article covers Bryan’s career as an actor in both voiceover and live-action roles. (via Mark Evanier’s weblog, which goes on to clarify the other voice actors who have lent their voices to Fudd, including Mel […]

Larry Hama on "G.I. Joe Declassified"

by Ed Liuon August 22, 2006
Comicon.com’s PULSE News has interviewed writer Larry Hama about his upcoming run on G.I. Joe: Declassified, which promises to tell the “origin story” of the team of Real American Heroes. Among other topics, Hama discusses the “dossiers” that were included in the comics and the original toy line, his opinions on his original 14-year run […]

Turner May Scrub Classic Cartoons to Remove Smoking

by Ed Liuon August 22, 2006
A spokesperson for Turner Europe has stated that the company will be reviewing the entire catalog of 1,500 Hanna-Barbera cartoons with the possible result of removing scenes that glamorize smoking. The effort was launched in response to a complaint to British media regulator Ofcom from a viewer who stated that smoking scenes in the Tom […]

"Code Lyoko" Coming to Toy and Video Stores

by Ed Liuon August 21, 2006
A press release has announced that several licensed tie-ins to Code Lyoko are coming to toy and video stores soon. Action figures based on Jeremy, Ulrich, Yumi and Odd will be for sale at toy and department stores this month. The season 1 boxed set is scheduled for release on September 12, containing 26 episodes […]

Bang Zoom! Offers 1-Day Voice Actor Boot Camps

by Ed Liuon August 21, 2006
Bang Zoom! Entertainment has announced several one-day “Voice Actor Boot Camp” sessions from September to November to explain the tricks of the voice acting trade. The courses will be taught by Lex Lang (Rurouni Kenshin, Avatar: the Last Airbender, and Justice League Unlimited) and Sandy Fox (Chobits, Ghost in the Shell, and .Hack//SIGN). Classes are […]

"Code Lyoko" Travels From the Small Screen to Major Retail Stores

by Ed Liuon August 21, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: “CODE LYOKO” TRAVELS FROM THE SMALL SCREEN TO MAJOR RETAIL STORES! New Toys and DVD’s Inspired By the Hit Animated, Action-Adventure Series Will Be Available, For the First Time, for Back-to-School and Holiday August 17, 2006 — Jeremy, Ulrich, Yumi and Odd action figures will be on every kid’s wish list this […]