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"Newsday" Examines "Class of 3000"

by Ed Liuon November 3, 2006
Newsday takes a look at Andre Benjamin (a.k.a. Andre 3000)and his new series Class of 3000, debuting on Cartoon Network tonight at 8 PM (Eastern Time). The article notes how Benjamin’s base of operations in Atlanta may have aided in his landing the show, and a partial list of celebrity artists that will be providing […]

Robert Neff on When Disney Went to War

by Ed Liuon November 3, 2006
Robert Neff has written a brief survey article about the contributions made by Walt Disney Company artists to the war effort during World War II, ranging from painted nose artwork for planes and ships and the well-known but rarely seen propaganda cartoons. Several images of Disney mascots are included, along with an interesting anecdote on […]

"Class of 3000": Eclectic, But Not In A "The Love Below" Way

by on November 3, 2006
Animation has been playing with music, popular and otherwise, before you could even get sound on film, and at points has been a driving force behind creating animated shorts and films – after all, they were not called Merrie Melodies for nothing, and the Disney musical formula was quite profitable until they sort of burned […]

Cartoon Outkast: "Class of 3000" Misses the Grade

by on November 3, 2006
I’ve never been overly comfortable with cartoons based on established media persona. Having celebrity personalities voicing fictional cartoon characters, fine. Celebrity personalities voicing themselves, spat into the middle of a fictitious universe in which they themselves play the central hero just seems rather indulgent. After all, it’s the fact that Batman or Bugs Bunny cannot […]

ADV Partners with Shochiku for "Le Chevalier D’Eon"

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2006
ADV Films has partnered with Shochiku to bring Le Chevalier D’Eon for North American video, TV, and video-on-demand rights. The gothic mystery series based on D’Eon De Beaumont, the real-life French diplomat who traveled throughout Europe during the 18th century while passing himself off as a woman. Read the full press release here.

ADV to Release Guyver, Jinki: Extend on Jan 2, 2007

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2006
ADV Films has issued a press release announcing the DVDs scheduled for release on January 2, 2007. The second volume of Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor will present four episodes of the series along with production sketches and clean opening and closing credits. The single-disc DVD will have a suggested retail price (SRP) of $29.98 Jinki: […]

Press Release: ADV Films Pacts with Shochiku for Multiple Acquisitions

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2006
ADV FILMS PACTS WITH SHOCHIKU FOR MULTIPLE ACQUISITIONS ADV Acquires “Le Chevalier D’Eon” For North America, UK & Australia Also North American Theatrical, Video & TV Rights to Shochiku’s “Ghost Train” and “Synesthesia” Houston, TX – November 2, 2006 – ADV Films, the number one producer/distributor of Japanese animation outside of Japan, announced today that […]

Press Release: ADV Announces January 2 Releases

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2006
ADV ANNOUNCES JANUARY 2 RELEASES HOUSTON, November 2, 2006 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce a slew of titles, including the second volume of Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor, the final volume of Jinki: Extend, the complete second season of Get Backers, and the 2009 Lost Memories/Yesterday […]

Teaser Trailer for "Bee Movie" On-line

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2006
DreamWorks Animation has announced that the teaser trailer for Bee Movie is now available on-line. The movie stars Jerry Seinfeld, Renée Zellweger, and Matthew Broderick, and the trailer will debut wth Flushed Away this weekend.

L.A. Times Talks to "Flushed Away" Co-directors

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2006
The Los Angeles Times has published an article examining Flushed Away (free registration required), opening in theatres tomorrow. The article points out that it is the first large-scale work by the Aardman Studio to be done in CGI rather than stop-motion animation. Co-directors David Bowers and Sam Fell comment on the film and the techniques […]