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Meledandri Moves to Universal

by on January 19, 2007
Christopher Meledandri has signed a five-year production deal to make both animated and live-action films for Universal Pictures, The New York Times reports. Meledandri will leave Twentieth Century Fox Animation, where he is currently president, to take the new position in April.

Gwyneth Paltrow added to "Iron Man"

by on January 18, 2007
Superhero Hype! reports that Gwyneth Paltrow has been added to the cast of the Marvel comic adaptation of Iron Man as Tony Stark’s secretary and confidant, Virginia “Pepper” Potts. The film is scheduled to hit theaters May 2, 2008.

Nickelodeon Latin America Announces New Animated Works

by Grant Whiteon January 18, 2007
Nickelodeon LA has announced a number of new animated series/licenses, World Screen reports. Included are Mr. Meaty, Barnyard (a spin off of the recent animated film), and Mexican inspired El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera–which focuses on a teenage boy deciding on following the path to superhero or supervillain.

First Shot of Disney/Pixar’s "WALL•E"

by Ed Liuon January 18, 2007
ComingSoon.net has posted the first still image from Disney/Pixar’s WALL•E, their newest animated film directed by Andrew Stanton and scheduled for release in June 2008. The still of the title character was taken from a letter to Disney shareholders from CEO Robert A. Iger. (via Toon Zone member tb4000)

"Brady Kids" Cartoons in Complete "Brady Bunch" DVD

by Dan Collinson January 17, 2007
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that several episodes of the Filmation cartoon The Brady Kids will be featured in The Brady Bunch: The Complete Series DVD set. No word on which episodes will appear or if Paramount is planning to make a Brady Kids box set. The Brady Bunch: The Complete Series will be available in stores on […]

Mark Warden "Iron Man" and Studio Gonzo Interviewed at Animated Shorts

by Ed Liuon January 17, 2007
The latest Animated Shorts column at Newsarama is headlined by an interview with Mark Worden, the voice actor for the title character of the upcoming Invincible Iron Man direct-to-video movie. Worden discusses his childhood in the new Mickey Mouse Club, how he landed his role as Iron Man/Tony Stark in the Ultimate Avengers and Iron […]

Disney/Pixar Reported Seeking "John Carter of Mars" Rights

by Ed Liuon January 17, 2007
The Hollywood Reporter is stating that Disney/Pixar is in active negotiations for the film rights to the John Carter of Mars series of novels. Written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the creator of Tarzan, the series centers on a Civil War officer transported to the savage landscape of Mars. The Burroughs estate claimed that the rights […]

"Le Chevalier D’Eon" Debuts on Anime Network February 8

by Ed Liuon January 17, 2007
Le Chevalier D’Eon is debuting on the Anime Network on February 8, 2007. The press release from the Anime Network contains a brief plot synopsis and airtime information. The first DVD of the series will be available on February 20.

Anne Globe Named Marketing Head of DreamWorks Animation

by Ed Liuon January 17, 2007
A press release states that DreamWorks Animation is naming Anne Globe as the company’s new Head of Worldwide Marketing and Consumer Products. She has been head of worldwide consumer products and promotion since 2005. Read the full press release here.

Show at Museum of Design Atlanta to Focus on Cartoon Network Advertising

by Ed Liuon January 17, 2007
A new exhibition at the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) will be focusing on the advertising of Cartoon Network. Titled “Design at Play: The High Design and Low-Brow Humor of Cartoon Network,” the multi-media show will feature print advertising, on-air spots, billboards, and interactive web sites. The show is scheduled to run from February 1 […]