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"Ben and Izzy" Tries to Mend US-Middle East Bridges

by Ed Liuon May 1, 2006
An article in the New York Times covers Ben and Izzy, a new CGI-animated series from Jordanian media company Rubicon, which focuses on the sometimes rocky friendship between two 11-year-old boys, one Arab and one American (registration required). The series itself crosses borders in many ways, being led by Jordanian Randa Ayoubi and American David […]

"Justice League" Comes to Boomerang (Updated 4/30)

by Dan Collinson April 30, 2006
Boomerang is adding Justice League to its line-up with a special marathon airing this Sunday from 4:00pm – 12:30am (ET). The series will then air at its regular time slot of 11:30pm (ET) starting Monday. [Source: Cartoon Network] Updated 4/30: Justice League will air at a new time beginning Monday, May 1. The episodes will […]

Support Your Country! Buy American Dad on DVD!

by SB20xxon April 30, 2006
Part of what happens when a person creates a TV show that turns out to be a big hit is that the viewing audience will unfairly compare that person’s newest creation to their old one, at least at first. It happened with Matt Groening when he went on to create Futurama, and it happened with […]

Bandai Announces New Titles For August

by SB20xxon April 28, 2006
Several more complete collections from Bandai are set for release in August, as .hack//SIGN, Angel Tales, and Argentosoma all debut on August 22nd for $49.98 each. In addition, the third volumes of Eureka 7 and Fantastic Children, as well as volume four of IGPX, are also scheduled for release. [Source: AnimeOnDVD]

"Tom and Jerry: Shiver Me Whiskers" Comes to DVD

by Zeddon April 28, 2006
Tom and Jerry: Shiver Me Whiskers is coming to DVD on August 22, 2006, from Warner Bros. The DVD carries an order date of July 18, 2006, and will retail for $19.98 MSRP. Technical details on the release include the following: Format: DVD Product Type: Sell Through Latest Promotion: New Release Announce Date: 4/27/06 Order […]

Animator Mark Page Talks "Kana’s Island," "Journey of Henry Box Brown"

by Ed Liuon April 28, 2006
Animator and illustrator Mark Page has been interviewed for Buzzscope.com’s “What’s a Nubian?” column, which focuses on comic books starring characters of color. Page discusses his new self-published, all-ages comic book Kana’s Island and his work on The Journey of Henry Box Brown–an award-winning direct-to-video feature about a young runaway slave’s unusual means of escaping. […]

Jobs Says No to Disney CEO Position

by Ed Liuon April 28, 2006
At a meeting of Apple Computer shareholders, Apple and Pixar CEO Steve Jobs stated that he had no desire to take any senior management position at Disney after the Disney/Pixar merger is completed. Jobs further stated that he intends to spend more time at Apple once the merger is complete and expressed his confidence in […]

Pixar Animators Do Comics in Image’s "Afterworks 2"

by Ed Liuon April 28, 2006
A press release from Image Comics is touting Afterworks 2, an original anthology of comics from several employees at Pixar Animation Studios, with topics that range from retellings of classic myths to fact-based accounts of the assault on Fallujah. Some of the creators involved include Scott Morse (Noble Boy, Soulwind), Bill Presing (Rex Steele: Nazi […]

Wanda Sykes Talks "Over the Hedge" Voice Acting Job

by Ed Liuon April 28, 2006
Comedienne Wanda Sykes has been interviewed by ComingSoon.net about her role as Stella the skunk in the upcoming CGI animated film Over the Hedge, including the amount of improvisation she was allowed to do, the differences between live-action and voice-over acting, and why she dislikes the adjective “sassy.” The movie is based on the newspaper […]

Onion Recommends 15 Animated Films for Grown-Ups

by Ed Liuon April 28, 2006
The Onion A.V. Club has posted their short-list for 15 animated films for grown-ups. The #1 spot is taken by Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira, followed by Ralph Bakshi’s Fritz the Cat, Richard Adams’ The Plague Dogs, Richard Linklater’s Waking Life, and René Laloux’s Fantastic Planet rounding out the top 5.