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Animation Guild on Pixar Storytelling Techniques

by Ed Liuon October 24, 2006
Kevin Koch, President of the Animation Guild (Local 839 IATSE), has made two weblog postings summarizing Andrew Stanton’s keynote on Pixar Animation Studio’s storytelling techniques (click for part 1 and part 2). The postings include several behind-the-scenes anecdotes on the story development of both Toy Story films, Finding Nemo, A Bug’s Life, and Monsters, Inc. […]

Early Details Released On New Gundam Project

by Grant Whiteon October 24, 2006
Gunota Headlines has details on the latest Gundam project. Currently titled Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, the series will be a Universal Century novel authored by Harutoshi Fukui.

"Street Fighter II The Animated Movie": Massive Martial Mayhem, Meager Motivation

by on October 24, 2006
For whatever reason, movie adaptations of video games never seem to turn out very well. Perhaps it is because studios seem to treat them more as easy money than actual films. They are confined to modest budgets, and wind up tacky spectacles with pedestrian scripts. Such was the case with the Street Fighter live action […]

"Street Fighter II The Animated Movie": Forward, Down, Down-Forward, Punch!

by on October 24, 2006
The world terrorist organization known as Shadowlaw infests the globe with their tyrrany. Led by M. Bison, they’re tracking down various street fighters to recruit to their organization, but they truly have their eyes on one combatant: Ryu, the world warrior who once trained alongside his best friend Ken in the way of the Hadou. […]

"Nightmare Before Christmas" 3-D Pulls in $3.3m in Opening Weekend

by Ed Liuon October 23, 2006
The Hollywood Reporter states that Disney’s The Nightmare Before Christmas 3-D earned $3.3 million in its opening weekend, raking in $291,000 at the El Capitain Theatre in Hollywood to break the house record previously held by Pirates of the Caribbean 2. Buena Vista distribution president Chuck Viane was quoted as saying, “There is no question […]

Halloween Does Little To Change "Yin Yang Yo!"

by on October 23, 2006
One would have to go long and far to find someone who actually seeks out frightening imagery and tension from an animated television series. I reflected upon that as I viewed the recent Halloween episode of Yin Yang Yo!. Halloween is one of two times of the year (three guesses as to what’s the other […]

"Batman Beyond Season Two": Back To The Future We Go!

by on October 22, 2006
The gamble Kids WB! made with their Batman franchise paid off big time, with Batman Beyond becoming the country’s number one cartoon and delivering huge ratings and critical acclaim for the network in the first season. There were a few fanboy complaints, but lets not kid ourselves, there’s always a few complaining fanboys who whine […]

"Negima Vol. 3": Courage is the Ultimate Proof of Magic!

by on October 22, 2006
The Japanese are supposed to be smart, right? That is the stereotype. For some reason though, Negi Springfield’s having trouble teaching a good portion of his class: one girl is off working on her net idol website, while the Dummy Force threatens the class average and another is already being set up for marriage while […]

Season 1 of "What’s New Scooby-Doo?" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson October 22, 2006
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Season 1 of What’s New Scooby-Doo? will be out on DVD on February 20, 2007. The 2 disc set will contain all 13 episodes from Season 1 including a bonus episode as well as “Backstage Bloopers with Scooby-Doo.” Stay tuned for further announcements.

"The New Adventures of He-Man" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson October 22, 2006
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that The New Adventures of He-Man will be on DVD on December 26th from BCI Eclipse. In this toon, He-Man heads off to another world, ten thousand years in the future to stop his arch-nemesis Skeletor, and a new villian, the sinister Flogg. The New Adventures of He-Man was produced by DiC Productions […]