"Corpse Bride": Lifestyles of the Rich and Rotting

by Bird Boyon January 31, 2006
Corpse Bride certainly isn’t your normal love tale. When Victor (the groom) gets cold feet about marrying Victoria, things spiral out of control. He runs from the Church in humiliation after setting his soon-to-be mother-in-law’s dress on fire. He beats himself up over not being able to remember his wedding vows and loses himself in […]

Golden Globes Add Feature Animation Award

by Benon January 31, 2006
Following in the footsteps of the Oscars, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced yesterday that they will give a Golden Globe Award for best animated film starting next year. The winner will be chosen from three nominees. If fewer than eight films are eligible in a given year, the award will not be given. To […]

"Wallace & Gromit" Traps Oscar Nomination with "Corpse Bride," "Howl’s Moving Castle"

by Benon January 31, 2006
Nick Park and Steve Box’s claymation romp Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit will face off against Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride and Hayao Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle for Best Animated Feature in the 78th Annual Academy Awards. Park is a three-time winner of the Best Animated Short Film Oscar, twice for shorts starring […]

"Venture Bros." DVD and Season 2 Timeframe

by Conekilleron January 31, 2006
TVShowsOnDVD reports via creator Jackson Publick’s blog that we can expect the first season of Venture Bros. to be released on DVD “sometime in May.” DVD artwork will be done by famed comic book artist Bill Sienkiewicz. In addition, the second season Venture Bros. is scheduled to begin airing the second Sunday of June on […]

Animation Panel at WonderCon Featuring Paul Dini and Stan Berkowitz

by Bird Boyon January 30, 2006
Animation fans in the San Francisco area will no doubt be attending the upcoming WonderCon. On February 11th, from 1:30pm to 3:00pm at the Moscone Center (Room 2018), there will be an animation panel featuring Alan Burnett, Paul Dini, Mark Evanier, Adam Beechen and Stan Berkowitz. Panel guest Stan Berkowitz promises “lots of news of […]

Toys for Sale: The Inevitability of the Pixar-Disney Merger

by Maxie Zeuson January 30, 2006
Economic logic, it seems, rarely rules in Hollywood. Too often, egos get in the way. But the announcement that the Walt Disney Company will be buying Pixar Animation Studios shows that even Hollywood will sometimes bow to the obvious. The Disney-Pixar merger is certainly the most momentous entertainment combination since Time bought Warner, and history […]

"Return to the Planet of the Apes" Comes to DVD

by Zeddon January 28, 2006
Return to the Planet of the Apes will be available on a single-disc DVD beginning March 28, according to DVD Planet. The disc will retail for $19.95 SRP. (via TVShowsOnDVD) (hat tip: Dan Collins) Updated 1/28: TVShowsOnDVD has an update on this news. While Return to the Planet of the Apes will still be available […]

Animation Film on Rajnikanth in the Works

by Zeddon January 28, 2006
A full-length animated feature film on Rajnikanth is being produced in India. The film will initially be produced in Hindi and English, but plans exist to make it available in several other languages as well, including Japanese. The film will run for 120 minutes and will be commercially released. [Source:]

GDH to Set up GONZO Animation Production Subsidiary in Korea

by Zeddon January 28, 2006
Animation business company GDH will establish GK Entertainment as its wholly owned subsidiary in Korea on February 1, 2006. Capitalized at 58.5 million yen ($510,000), GK Entertainment will produce GONZO brand animations in collaboration with Gonzo, a GDH group animation production company. [Source: JCN Network]

"Angry Little Girls" Toon Comes to Oxygen

by Zeddon January 28, 2006
Oxygen has ordered a pilot of the book/web comic strip Angry Little Girls, AWN reports, citing Variety. Jennifer Love Hewitt is set to be Executive Producer. Angry Little Girls was created by Lela Lee in response to what she found to be insulting Asian characters in other cartoons.