"Ode to Kirihito": 2.3 Pounds of Comic Book Masterpiece

by Ed Liuon December 7, 2006
Before he began the work that would establish him as the God of Manga and the father of the anime industry, Osamu Tezuka was trained as a medical doctor. No doubt his experiences in that prior life informed Ode to Kirihito, a grand-scale work from 1970 that has just been released in English by Vertical, […]

Ode to Tezuka: "Kirihito" Classic Is a Must Read

by on December 6, 2006
I doubt few eyebrows would raise if I was to declare that we all live in “uncertain times.” However, beyond the concerns of the upcoming global catastrophes, the political deceit, the uncontrolled growth of technology and of course, this generation’s most profound question, just who will Britney Spears eventually settle down with, there is one […]

Hanna-Barbera’s Art Lozzi Explains Background Techniques

by Ed Liuon December 6, 2006
Art Lozzi, artist for Hanna-Barbera during its heyday, has made a guest appearance on animator John Kricfalusi’s weblog with an in-depth discussion of color techniques, with copious examples from Yogi Bear cartoons. (via Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat)

Scott Kurtz In-Depth on "PvP: The Animated Series"

by Ed Liuon December 6, 2006
Scott Kurtz has spoken to Comic Book Resources about the upcoming launch of PvP: The Animated Series, based on Kurtz’s popular webcomic. Kurtz discusses into the rationale behind turning the strip into a series, the changes that will occur in the translation, and the differences between PvP and other Flash-based animation projects on the web. […]

FUNimation Announces New 2007 Titles

by on December 6, 2006
FUNimation has released its DVD schedule for January through April of the new year. New series include Gonzo’s Solty Rei, the shoujo title Peach Girl and Afro Samurai which will also be airing on Spike TV. Additionally, series Baki the Grappler, Kodocha, Galaxy Railways, Burst Angel, Samurai 7 and Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki will all […]

"A Scanner Darkly": What Does a Scanner See? Confusion and Delight.

by on December 5, 2006
When I first saw the trailer for A Scanner Darkly, my perception of the story, characters and director was thrown out the window. All I cared about was this animation style that they had chosen to use for this film and I knew I had to see it for that alone. The only drawback to […]

Flintstones, Simpsons, and Schoolhouse Rock Among 50 Best DVDs

by Dan Collinson December 5, 2006
The Minneapolis Star Tribune has a list of the 50 best DVD Box sets. Three animated box sets made the list; The Flintsones: Season 1, Schoolhouse Rock!, and The Simpsons: Season 4.

"PvP: The Animated Series" Starts in February

by Ed Liuon December 5, 2006
Scott Kurtz, the creator of the popular web comic PvP, has announced that PvP: The Animated Series will be available on the web starting on February 1, 2007. New 4-6 minute shows will be available once a month; a year-long subscription fee will cost $29.95, but signing up between now and January 1 drops the […]

2006 Annie Award Nominations Announced

by Ed Liuon December 5, 2006
The full list of 2006 Annie Award nominees has been released by ASIFA-Hollywood. Highlights of the awards include: Best Animated Feature Cars – Pixar Animation Studios Happy Feet – Warner Bros. Pictures presents in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Kennedy Miller Production in association with Animal Logic Film Monster House – Columbia Pictures Presents […]

‘The Invincible Iron Man’ Official Website Now Online

by on December 4, 2006
The official website for the upcoming Direct to DVD feature The Invincible Iron Man is now online. The site features the trailer for the movie as well as a selection of images. Via Screw On Head