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PR: Will Vinton Returns for Second Los Angeles Appearance

by Ed Liuon March 3, 2007
Riding on the success of his recent graphic novel debut, Will Vinton returns for a second Los Angeles appearance! Author to appear at Golden Apple Books on 3/14 After many successful years in the world of animation, Will Vinton dives into the two-dimensional comic world with Jack Hightower, a thrilling new action-adventure-comedy about a very […]

PR: Major New Anime Releases Announced by VIZ Media at 2007 New York Comic-Con

by Ed Liuon March 2, 2007
MAJOR NEW ANIME RELEASES ANNOUNCED BY VIZ MEDIA AT 2007 NEW YORK COMIC-CON Highly Anticipated Debut of DEATH NOTE Via Download To Own And New DVD Releases For NARUTO and MÄR Drew Fan Accolades San Francisco, CA March 2, 2006 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive […]

Miyazaki’s ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’ nominated for Nebula.

by Jacob T. Paschalon March 2, 2007
Mr. Hayao Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle has been nominated for a Nebula Award. Source: Anime News Network

South Park Season 11 Starts March 7; Downloads from iTunes March 13

by Ed Liuon March 2, 2007
A press release from Comedy Central states that the 11th season of South Park will begin on Wednesday, March 7, at 10:00 PM Eastern/Pacific time. The release states that the seven all-new episodes will include a parody of Fox’s 24 and a visit by Senator Hilary Clinton (D-NY). The press release also notes that the […]

Museum of Modern Art Opens "Comic Abstraction: Image-Breaking, Image-Making"

by Ed Liuon March 2, 2007
This weekend, New York’s Museum of Modern Art will open a new exhibition titled “Comic Abstraction: Image-Breaking, Image-Making” to focus on artists who use the lexicon of comics and animation to produce new, experimental works of art. The exhibit will run from March 4 to June 11, 2007.

Eric Beckman on NY International Children’s Film Festival

by Ed Liuon March 2, 2007
The New York Times has published a feature article about Eric Beckman, co-director of the New York International Children’s Film Festival (registration required). Beckman describes the broad selection of children’s films offered by the festival, describing the film festival’s offerings as bouillabaisse or sashimi while, “Hollywood just keeps on serving chicken fingers.”

‘Flushed Away’ Takes #1 in Video Sales

by Nobuyuki samaon March 2, 2007
Just one day after saying that it had taken a big write-down on its Flushed Away feature, DreamWorks Animation got word Wednesday that the movie debuted on DVD as the No. 1 film of the week in sales, according to Nielsen VideoScan. The film bumped Oscar winner The Departed from the top spot — although […]

A Note of Recognition for….The Best Animated Feature Category

by Alex Weitzmanon March 1, 2007
On Sunday, the next entry to the still-new category of Best Animated Feature at the Academy Awards was announced. Happy Feet joins the other five in the ever-so-slowly developing first decade of top toon movies. No doubt the announcement will carry with it a fair amount of controversy, just like the penguin film itself did. […]

New "Spider-Man" Series on Kids’ WB! In Early 2008

by Bird Boyon March 1, 2007
Kids’ WB! has revealed that they have acquired the rights to air the upcoming animated Spider-Man series, starting in 2008. The series, tentatively titled “The Amazing Spider-Man” is being produced by Culver Entertainment, with Greg Weisman (“Gargoyles”, “The Batman”) as supervising producer and Victor Cook (“Hellboy: Blood and Iron” and “Buzz Lightyear of Star Command”) […]

Kids’ WB! on The CW Nets New Spider-Man Animated Series for Early 2008 Premiere

by Bird Boyon March 1, 2007
BURBANK, CA (MARCH 1, 2007) – Spider-Man swings back into television action in early 2008 as an animated series from Culver Entertainment to air on Kids’ WB! on The CW, it was announced today by Kids’ WB! Senior Vice President and General Manager Betsy McGowen and Sony Pictures Television Co-President Zack Van Amburg. Tentatively titled […]