Brad Bird Talks "Ratatouille" on "Good Morning America"

by Ed Liuon February 22, 2007
Brad Bird’s appearance on Good Morning America on February 20 to the interview segment from director Brad Bird’s appearance on Good Morning America on February 20, where he discussed Ratatouille and showed a variety of clips from the movie. The same segment also talks with production designer Rick Heinrichs.

Jackson Publick Talks "Venture Brothers" on Sound of Young America Podcast

by Ed Liuon February 22, 2007
Jackson Publick, creator of Adult Swim’s Venture Bros, has been interviewed in the latest podcast from the Sound of Young America. Publick discusses his personal life and how he went from a comic book shop clerk to television writer. (via Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat)

Stewie Griffin Hosts Latenight Talkshow on MySpace

by Nobuyuki samaon February 22, 2007
Family Guy‘s homicidal toddler Stewie Griffin will moonlight online as a latenight talkshow host this Sunday, reports Variety. Stewie and sidekick Brian — the show’s martini-imbibing canine — are the stars of “Up Late With Stewie & Brian,” a 10-minute flash-animated talkshow parody that will launch on MySpace Feb. 25 at 8 p.m., opposite the […]

Disney Channel Ratings: February 5-11

by Zeddon February 22, 2007
Disney Channel has announced ratings highlights for the week of February 5-11, 2007. For the week, Disney Channel finished as basic cable’s No. 1 network in Total Day in Tweens 9-14 (1.9 rating – tied Nick). Disney Channel also ranked No. 1 in Prime versus all basic cable for the 97th straight week in Kids […]

"ReBoot" Artbook to Premiere at NYCC

by Conekilleron February 22, 2007
The Art of ReBoot will be shown under a glass case at New York Comic-Con this weekend (Feb. 23-25). The book will feature rendered images from the milestone Mainframe series as well as character designs and new art from featured comic book artists. The book is expected to go on sale shortly. Sneak peeks can […]

"Stan Lee’s Mosaic" To Headline Toonami’s Tenth Anniversary

by Chad Boninon February 22, 2007
In the month of March, including Toonami’s tenth anniversary on March 17, movies will be a staple on Toonami. March 3 features the recently released Iron Man; March 10 features the world premiere of Stan Lee’s Mosaic; while Hellboy: Blood and Iron will air on March 17. In addition, Condor will air on the 24th […]

Tokyopop To Launch New Rating System This Fall

by Weathermanon February 22, 2007
As part of the celebration of its 10th anniversary, Tokyopop is preparing to launch the most comprehensive rating system ever applied to graphic novels. The new ratings guide will include more than 40 content indicators divided among five age ranges. Starting this fall, a general set of content indicators, in addition to the ratings icon, […]

CORRECTED: "Cinderella III" Tops DVD Sellers

by Maxie Zeuson February 22, 2007
Cinderella III debuted as the number-one selling DVD during the week ended February 11, Video Business Online reports. In its second week Open Season fell from first to fourth place. Cars and Barnyard, which have been in release for fourteen and nine weeks respectively, filled the thirteenth and sixteenth slots. Cinderella III fared less impressively […]

Endemol Buys

by Maxie Zeuson February 22, 2007
Reality-TV producer Endemol USA is buying, Variety reports. The internet portal is best known for its 1999 short “Frog in a Blender.” Financial terms were not disclosed. Endemol, which produces Big Brother among other TV reality programs, says it will expand JoeCartoon’s web presence.

SPI Buys Into India’s FrameFlow

by Maxie Zeuson February 22, 2007
Sony Pictures Imageworks has bought a 51% stake in FrameFlow, an India-based producer of visual effects and animation, Variety reports. The company will be renamed Imageworks India.