Veteran voice actor Walker Edmiston passed away on February 15, 2007 at the age of 81, due to complications from cancer (free registration required). Edmiston was a veteran voice actor for both television puppet shows and animation, working on shows such as Time for Beany, H.R. Pufnstuf, Land of the Lost, Spider-Man, Smurfs, Transformers, and […]
Janet Waldo, the voice actress who plays the voice of space-age teenager Judy Jetson, will be this week’s guest on Shokus Internet Radio tonight, February 28, 2007, at 4-6 PM Pacific Time (7-9 PM Eastern). Waldo has also provided the voice for Penelope Pitstop, Princess on Battle of the Planets, Josie (of the Pussycats), and […]
Warner Home Video will release the third volumes of both Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain on June 19, 2007 for a MSRP of $44.98 each. Animaniacs is five discs and will contain 25 episodes, while Pinky and the Brain is four discs and will contain the remaining 22 episodes. In terms of special features, […]
Naruto: Clash Of Ninja 3, a sequel in the recent line of released-in-America Naruto games, will be coming out for the Wii, a recent issue of Nintendo Power reports. Developed by Eighting, the sequel is most likely an upgraded port of Naruto: Gekitou Ninja Taisen 3 for the Nintendo Gamecube. Nintendo World Report says there […]
Kids’ WB! has ordered 13 new episodes of Johnny Test for the 2007-08 season, c21 Media reports.
Icon Animation has announced a number of Spanish distribution deals for such titles as Skyland, the Smurfs, 64 Zoo Lane, and FireQuest, World Screen reports. The deals are with broadcasters TV3, Canal Sur, and RTVE.
DreamWorks Animation has taken a partial write-off of $109 million on Flushed Away, contributing to a $21.3 million loss in the fourth quarter of 2006 on revenue of $204.3 million, the company said yesterday. For the full year, the company earned $15.1 million on $394.8 million in sales. The Aardman film contributed only $6.2 million […]
Tales of feudal Japanese political intrigue and rampant limb severing have long been popular in anime. Director Kazuhiro Furuhashi’s Rurouni Kenshin is probably the most notable example, and last year Furuhashi returned to historical swordplay, albeit in a distinctly French form, in the spectacular Le Chevalier D’Eon. By Friday, Durand’s three-duel commute had really got […]
Stan Lee is a man who needs no introduction. To the general public, his name is synonymous with comics, and his frequent cameos in movies and voice-over work in Marvel Comics animation may make him the most recognizable personality in the comic book industry. I can say that the experience of interviewing Stan Lee is […]
Yen Press, the graphic novel imprint of Hachette Books, announced five new titles at the New York Comic Con. Four of the titles come from Square-Enix — Zombie-Loan, Alice on Deadlines, Black God, and Spiral: Suiri no Kizuna — and the other, Nightschool, from Svetlana Chmakova — the creator of the OEL Drama Con. Spiral: […]