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SciFi Channel to Release "Screw On Head" Premiere Early On-Line

by Ed Liuon July 7, 2006
The SciFi Channel has announced that The Amazing Screw-On Head, an animated pilot based on a Mike Mignola comic book, will debut on July 13 on the SCI FI Pulse broadband channel, two weeks before its broadcast debut. Viewers who watch the show on the Pulse will be able to fill out a survey which […]

Newsday on Rotoscoping and "A Scanner Darkly"

by Ed Liuon July 7, 2006
As part of its coverage of Richard Linklater’s new movie A Scanner Darkly, Newsday has published an article about the new rotoscoping techniques used to animate the film’s actors. The article also discusses the use of rotoscoping, which utilizes drawn animation over film of live-action actors, in a recent Charles Schwab TV advertising campaign. (via […]

Ray Harryhausen Comics Coming from Bluewater Productions

by Ed Liuon July 7, 2006
BlueWater Productions announced a partnership with legendary stop-motion animator Ray Harryhausen to produce six new comic book titles, several of which will advance the stories in his most famous science fiction and fantasy films. Three titles are due this year: Wrath of the Titans, 20 Million Miles to Earth, and Sinbad: Rogue of Mars. A […]

"This Ugly Yet Beautiful World" Premieres on Anime Network

by Ed Liuon July 6, 2006
The Anime Network has issued a press release announcing the premiere of This Ugly Yet Beautiful World today, July 6, 2006. The show was made to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Studio Gainax, and is produced by the same unit that produced Neon Genesis Evangelion. This Ugly Yet Beautiful World is the first of several […]

Press Release: Premiere of This Ugly Yet Beautiful World on Anime Network

by Ed Liuon July 6, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PREMIERE OF THIS UGLY YET BEAUTIFUL WORLD ON ANIME NETWORK FIRST NORTH AMERICAN BROADCAST OF FAMED STUDIO GAINAX’ 20TH ANNIVERSARY SHOWPIECE HOUSTON, July 6, 2006-Anime Network, the first cable channel in North America dedicated to anime, announced that it will begin airing today the first episode of This Ugly Yet Beautiful World, […]

"Naruto": Uncut Goodness, Believe It!

by on July 6, 2006
Shonen Jump anime has been receiving a bad rap in the dub department. Dragonball Z had all of its music replaced, Yu-Gi-Oh! had all the good stuff taken out, and One Piece was a complete disaster. Plus, the only Shonen Jump anime that has been dubbed well so far, Yu Yu Hakusho, never reached the […]

Miyazaki, Fanning Invited to Become Oscar Voters

by Ed Liuon July 6, 2006
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has just extended invitations to several potential new members, including occasional voice actress Dakota Fanning and Japanese animation director Hayao Miyazaki. Several of the 120 invitees for 2006 seem to have been selected to address criticisms that the Academy is either an “old man’s club” or lacks […]

58th Emmy Nominations; Foster’s, Simpsons, South Park, Cluster Prime

by Ed Liuon July 6, 2006
The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Award nominations have been announced by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Animation-related categories and nominees are: Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less than One Hour) – Camp Lazlo: “Hello Dolly/Over Cooked Beans” (Cartoon Network) – Family Guy: “PTV” (Fox) – Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends: “Go Goo Go” […]

Another Record-Breaking Anime Expo Draws 41,000 Attendees

by on July 5, 2006
The 15th anniversary Anime Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center in California broke 41,000 attendees last weekend, setting a new record for the largest anime convention in North America, convention officials announced yesterday. In addition, the charity auction on the convention’s last day raised over $12,650, which will go to the Children’s Hospital Orange County. […]

"Metalocalypse": Head Banging is More Entertaining

by on July 5, 2006
Metalocalypse follows in the footsteps of recent Adult Swim originals: a goofy idea that sounds humorous, but the final execution contains very little of what you had hoped would make it a hit. Following the exploits of death-metal band Dethklok in a “Spinal Tap” and “Metallica: Some Kind of Monster” documentary style, the first episode […]