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Press Release: Disney Channel Ratings Highlights for November 2006

by Zeddon December 8, 2006
Ratings Highlights For November 2006 Final National Ratings DISNEY CHANNEL STANDS AS BASIC CABLE’S MOST-WATCHED NETWORK IN PRIME FOR THE 21ST MONTH RUNNING IN KIDS 6-11 AND 20TH MONTH RUNNING IN TWEENS 9-14 DISNEY CHANNEL FINISHES AS BASIC CABLE’S SECOND-MOST-WATCHED NETWORK IN PRIME IN TOTAL VIEWERS, BEHIND ONLY SISTER NET ESPN NOVEMBER ’06 RATES AS […]

Press Release: Disney Channel Weekly Ratings Highlights for November 13-19, 2006

by Zeddon December 8, 2006
Weekly Ratings Highlights for November 13-19, 2006 Final National Ratings DISNEY CHANNEL QUALIFIES AS BASIC CABLE’S NO. 1 NETWORK IN PRIME FOR THE 85TH CONSECUTIVE WEEK IN KIDS 6-11 AND THE 81ST IN TWEENS 9-14 FRIDAY’S PRIME AIRING OF ORIGINAL SERIES “HANNAH MONTANA” STANDS AS BASIC CABLE’S NO. 1 GENERAL ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM FOR THE WEEK […]

AvatarSpirit.net Interviews Johanna Brady, "Princess Yue" (UPDATED with part 2)

by Ed Liuon December 8, 2006
AvatarSpirit.net has interviewed actress Johanna Brady, the voice actress who portrayed Princess Yue in the final 3 episodes of season 1 of Avatar the Last Airbender. The interview goes into how she got the role and how she differs from her character. Season 1 spoilers are in the interview. UPDATED December 8, 2006: AvatarSpirit.net has […]

DreamWorks President Elected to Board of Directors

by Ed Liuon December 8, 2006
Lew Coleman, current President of DreamWorks Animation SKG, has been elected to the board of directors of the company, effective immediately.

The Rise and Fall of Wisconsin’s Miracle Homes Animation Studio

by Ed Liuon December 8, 2006
Milwaukee Magazine has published a feature article about Tom Hignite’s Miracle Homes, a real-estate building company and animation studio. Founder and born-again Christian Tom Hignite hired 13 laid-off animators from Disney and Warner Brothers to create cartoons based on “Miracle Mouse,” Miracle Homes’ mascot, to provide “a highly moral antidote to the depravities of the […]

Kevin Conroy to Appear at Florida Supercon June 22-24, 2007

by Ed Liuon December 8, 2006
A press release from Florida Supercon is announcing that Kevin Conroy will be a guest for their show being held from June 22-24, 2007. Conroy was the voice actor for Batman starting with Batman the Animated Series and on through Justice League Unlimited. He also provided the voice for John Grayson, Dick Grayson’s father, on […]

"Shinobi": Silent and Deadly Dull

by Chris Woodon December 7, 2006
In recent years flamboyant period action films from China have enjoyed considerable success internationally, most notably the Academy Award winning Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and most recently the Jet Li epic Fearless. Perhaps envious of its neighbor, Japan has begun fielding its own bigger and bolder productions. Takeshi Kitano’s offbeat Zatoichi has been the most […]

G.I. Joe Goes to Antarctica

by Ed Liuon December 7, 2006
Comic Book Resources has spoken to Andrew Dabb and Mike O’Sullivan of Devil’s Due Publishing about G.I. Joe Special Missions: Antarctica, the latest installment of the intermittent comic book series. The two discuss the rationale behind the series, the story behind the choice of venue, and what’s coming up next for the title.

Propaganda from "Happy Feet" and Soviet Animation

by Ed Liuon December 7, 2006
The latest “Animated Shorts” column at Newsarama digs into a swirling controversy around Warner Brothers’ Happy Feet, as conservative critics and reporters blast the film for what they perceive as thinly veiled political propaganda disguised as a movie about tap-dancing penguins. Other news in the column includes part 3 of the Soviet-era animation article series, […]

"Ode to Kirihito": 2.3 Pounds of Comic Book Masterpiece

by Ed Liuon December 7, 2006
Before he began the work that would establish him as the God of Manga and the father of the anime industry, Osamu Tezuka was trained as a medical doctor. No doubt his experiences in that prior life informed Ode to Kirihito, a grand-scale work from 1970 that has just been released in English by Vertical, […]