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Voice Casting Calls Held for Miyazaki’s Next Film

by Ed Liuon February 5, 2007
According to Nausicaa.net, the Studio Ghibli production diary notes that casting has begun for Hayao Miyazaki’s next film, with 160 children attending the audition. Details about the next film are still pending.

"Legion of Superheroes," "The Batman," "Foster’s," "Camp Lazlo" Renewed

by Ed Liuon February 5, 2007
According to a post at the Animation Guild weblog, several Warner Brothers animated shows have been greenlit for new seasons. On Cartoon Network, Ben 10, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, and Camp Lazlo have all been renewed, although the TAG blog states that Camp Lazlo may be facing its final season with this renewal. On […]

Boston Panic Boosts "ATHF" Ratings

by Maxie Zeuson February 5, 2007
The Aqua Teen Hunger Force panic in Boston appears to have driven up ratings for the show, at least in the short term, Marketing Daily reports. Among all households, ratings for Thursday night’s broadcast of show were 20% higher than the broadcast from the week before. However, among the show’s key male 18-to-34 demographic ratings […]

Disney Biographer Interviewed at Creative Loafing Atlanta

by Maxie Zeuson February 5, 2007
Felicia Feaster interviews Walt Disney biographer Neal Gabler about the animation legend over at Creative Loafing Atlanta. Excerpt: Although we have visionaries, people like Steve Jobs, Steven Spielberg, I don’t think we have anyone who has the kind of impact on the culture that Walt Disney had … because I think the culture is so […]

"Panther" Director Levy to Helm "Flash" Film

by Maxie Zeuson February 5, 2007
Warner Bros. Pictures has tapped Shawn Levy to direct a big-screen adaptation of The Flash, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Levy replaces David Goyer on the project. Levy, who recently directed Night at the Museum and The Pink Panther, will oversee the writing of a new screenplay, one that will have a lighter tone than […]

Whedon Off "Wonder Woman"

by Maxie Zeuson February 5, 2007
Joss Whedon has bowed out of a planned Wonder Woman movie, says The Hollywood Reporter, confirming what Whedon himself wrote at www.whedonesque.com. In that post, Whedon cited creative differences with Warner Bros. and Silver Pictures for the parting of ways.

"Cinderella III" Makes Real Movie Magic

by Ed Liuon February 5, 2007
Even before seeing it, Disney fans are citing many reasons to dislike Cinderella III. It’s another direct-to-video sequel from the Disney studios, joining a crowded field of sequels that range from the pretty good to the nearly unwatchable. It’s also a sequel to one of the studio’s most beloved animated classics, even though the original’s […]

Air Gear Vol. 1: The Crow: City of Skaters

by Classic Speedyon February 4, 2007
Air Gear plays like one big advertisement for a pair of skates that, as far as I know, don’t actually exist. That sounds like a bad thing, but it’s not. You get to see a regular dude like me (albeit a tad younger) pull off slick moves while skating at high speeds through the city […]

Teletoon’s Lévesque Jumps to 9 Story

by Nobuyuki samaon February 4, 2007
9 Story Entertainment has named former Teletoon executive Madeleine Lévesque to the newly created position of executive VP of content development. Lévesque will be involved in the acquisition of new entertainment properties as well as leading development for all of 9 Story’s proprietary properties for distribution across all platforms. Her first projects will include 9 […]

"Colbert Report" Comments on ATHF Boston Scare

by Benon February 4, 2007
Last week, Stephen Colbert of the satirical pundit show The Colbert Report read a segment about the recent Boston bomb scare that turned out to be a stunt for the Adult Swim show Aqua Teen Hunger Force. recent Boston bomb scare