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"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 […]

"Justice League Unlimited": The Balls Are Back!

by on October 21, 2006
When Justice League Unlimited was originally announced, I remember being very suspicious. The original show often had difficulty juggling seven characters in 40-minute story – how did they hope to use 50 plus without someone getting the shaft? I admit some of the worrying was brought on from personal bias – in my opinion, a […]

Flushed Away Interview #2: The Supervising Animators

by on October 21, 2006
For the second in our triad of interviews with Flushed Away cast and crew, I spoke to Simon Otto and Jason Spencer-Galsworthy, two of the supervising animators on the film. Simon comes from Dreamworks; Jason comes from Aardman. (For what it’s worth, Simon, a native of Switzerland, has the more exotic accent.) Despite their alternating […]

Paul Dini Talks "Detective Comics"

by Ed Liuon October 20, 2006
Newsarama.com has posted a summary of a conference call with writer Paul Dini and DC Universe Executive Editor Dan Didio, where Dini was given a chance to talk about his current run on Detective Comics. Dini noted that he was nearly given the assignment to write All-Star Batman and discussed his approaches to writing Batman […]

ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive Hosts "Cool World" Storyboards

by Ed Liuon October 20, 2006
Steve Worth of the ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive Project has posted scans of several original storyboards by the late Louise Zingarelli from Ralph Bakshi’s feature film Cool World. The storyboards reveal a far more mature and adult-themed movie than the final product, and the accompanying weblog post is a loving tribute to the distinctive Zingarelli. (via […]