Miller Mulling "Happy Feet" Sequel

by Maxie Zeuson January 25, 2007
Director George Miller is mulling a sequel to Happy Feet, The Age reports. The director says that Happy Feet 2 is a possibility, but adds that he would like to make a fourth Mad Max movie before embarking on a sequel to the penguin picture.

"Garfield" Director May Helm "Chipmunks" Picture

by Maxie Zeuson January 25, 2007
Twentieth Century Fox is negotiating with Tim Hill, who directed Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties, to helm a feature film based on Alvin and the Chipmunks, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film would resemble the Garfield features, in that the chipmunks of the title would be computer-animated while an actor would play the […]

FCC Restricts Website Advertising in Kid Shows

by Maxie Zeuson January 25, 2007
Shows geared to children under the age of 12 may not display addresses for Web sites that contain any links to commercial content, the Federal Communications Commission has recently ruled. Under the 1990 Children’s Television Act, an hour of children’s programming can contain no more than 12 minutes of advertising. The newly announced rules were […]

"Horrid Henry" Coming to DVD

by Maxie Zeuson January 25, 2007
Horrid Henry will come to DVD via Abbey Home Entertainment, C21 Media reports. The series will be released in the late spring of 2007.

Kevin Munroe on Mako in "TMNT"

by Ed Liuon January 25, 2007
A brief article on Sci Fi Wire notes the last role of the actor Mako in the upcoming TMNT movie. Mako, who provided the voices of Aku in Samurai Jack and Uncle Iroh in Avatar the Last Airbender, passed away last July, but recorded enough material to be used in the final cut of TMNT, […]

FUNimation Announces Shuffle!, Tsubasa, and My Santa

by Classic Speedyon January 25, 2007
Two previously known FUNimation licenses (due to a leak) were formally announced today: Shuffle!, a 24 episode romance series from 2005 based on a Navel computer game; and My Santa, a two part comedy/romance OAV from 2005 about a female version of Santa Claus. Shuffle! is scheduled for a summer release, while My Santa will […]

Debra Kennedy, VP of Marketing and Licensing, on FUNimation Channel Year One

by Ed Liuon January 25, 2007
The latest Animated Shorts column interviews Debra Kennedy, VP of Marketing and Licensing at FUNimation, about the first year of the FUNimation Channel. Among the topics discussed are the growth of the network over multiple distribution channels, the network’s plans for high-definition broadcasting, and the relationship between FUNimation and the FUNimation Channel. Other topics in […]

Phil Morris Voices King Faraday in "DC: The New Frontier" DTV

by Ed Liuon January 25, 2007
In an interview at Kryptonsite, a Smallville news and fan website, Lucy Lawless is providing the voice for Wonder Woman in the direct-to-video animated movie based on DC: The New Frontier. Morris states that, “I’m playing King opposite [the Martian Manhunter] in the cartoon,” which probably casts him as King Faraday, a DC Comics character […]

Pope Condemns ‘Toons and Video Games that Promote Violence, Anti-Social Behavior

by Ed Liuon January 25, 2007
The Vatican has issued a statement by Pope Benedict XVI for the 41st World Communications Day, with the theme of “Children and the Media: A Challenge for Education.” Attracting the most attention is the Pope’s statement that, “Any trend to produce programmes and products – including animated films and video games – which in the […]

2007 Free Comic Book Day Titles Announced (UPDATED)

by Ed Liuon January 25, 2007
DC Comics and Marvel Comics have announced the titles that will be available at this year’s Free Comic Book Day, currently scheduled for May 5, 2007. DC will be offering the Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st Century tie-in comic by J. Torres (Teen Titans Go!) and Chynna Clugston-Flores (Blue Monday), along with JLA #0 […]