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Studios Working with Colleges to Train Animators

Walt Disney, DreamWorks Animation, and Pixar are collaborating with colleges and univesities to train the next generation of animators, USA Today reports. The studios are creating educational programs to ensure that students and animators already in their employ are trained in the CG techniques that are currently in high demand.

IDT Names Braun, Davis to Executive Posts

IDT Entertainment has named Neil S. Braun to the post of President of Feature Films and Television and Jerry Davis to the post of Chief Creative Officer, Animated Features, the company said today. Braun will oversee all business deals regarding feature film and television properties. Davis will head up the development of creative content and […]

CPM to Photograph Cosplay at Otakon 2005

Central Park Media will be photographing fans in their cosplay costumes at Otakon 2005, the company said today. The best pictures will be included in a special photo gallery on the DVD release of Eric Bresler’s anime fandom documentary Otaku Unite! Fans should come to the CPM booth (#1327) dressed as their favorite anime character […]

"Kim Possible" Characters Guest Star on "Lilo & Stitch: The Series"

Disney Channel will present seven new episodes of its animated comedy Lilo & Stitch: The Series all week long, Monday, August 22 – Friday, August 26 (1:00pm, ET/PT), as well as a primetime premiere of a “cross-over episode” featuring characters from the animated series Kim Possible. During the primetime cross-over episode, entitled “Rufus,” characters from […]

"Naruto" to Premiere on Toonami September 10

Naruto — the global anime series centering around Uzumaki Naruto, a rebellious ninja in training — makes its U.S. debut on Saturday, September 10, 2005, at 9:00pm (ET/PT) during Toonami on Cartoon Network. Its debut on Cartoon Network will mark the first time the series has been shown in English. The story of Naruto begins […]

J. Torres Talks "Alison Dare"

Writer J. Torres (Teen Titans Go!, Love as a Foreign Language) has been interviewed by Comicon.com’s PULSE News about Alison Dare, his all-ages series described by its writer as, “Indiana Jones as a little girl stuck in a boarding school.” Several Sunday comic-strip style pages are included in the article.

Preview of Paul Storrie's "Revisionary"

BrokenFrontier.com has a 5-page preview of Paul D. Storrie (Gotham Girls) and EricJ’s Revisionary #1 from Moonstone press. The new serial comic centers on Randall Gordon, a phony psychic who begins developing true precognitive powers. Revisionary #1 is available at comic book shops now.

E-Ville Press Brings Pixar Talent to Comics

The Great Curve weblog has interviewed Ted Mathot of E-Ville Press, a company composed of several Pixar employees self-publishing their own comic books. The interview covers the basics of the company and Rose and Isabel, their first comic book which centers on two sisters living during the Civil War. (via Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat weblog)

"Buckaroo Banzai" Blasts into Comics in December

Dr. Buckaroo Banzai, esteemed neurosurgeon, astrophysicist, and rock musician, will be returning to comic book stands in December with a special 50-cent promotional issue. The comic book will be written by Earl Mac Rauch and W.D. Richter, official chroniclers of Dr. Banzai’s exploits since the 1984 docu-drama film, with artwork by Stephen Thompson and Keith […]

"Micronauts: Revolution" Available on DVD

Eagle One Media has issued a press release announcing that Micronauts: Revolution is available now on DVD. The disc is priced at $12.99 US and contains a 75-minute animated adventure and a 36-card trading set.

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