The first volume of Black Cat had some interesting plot points and some pretty palette work, but the majority of the disc just didn’t feel right. Volume 2 is an improvement, but that’s not saying a whole lot, is it? Train Heartnet, a. k. a. the Black Cat, is sick of killing and has decided […]
Turner Broadcasting and marketing agency Interference will pay federal, state, and local agencies $2 million in connection with a marketing stunt gone awry, The New York Times reports. Half of the money will go to defray costs incurred by the agencies, which closed highways, bridges, and other infrastructure in Boston after mistaking electronic advertisements for […]
The Los Angeles Times carries a lengthy joint profile of John Lasseter and composer Randy Newman, who have collaborated on most of Pixar’s films.
Peter S. Beagle is one of those creators who proves that the universe is not fair in distributing talent. His first novel, A Fine and Private Place, was written when he was at the ripe old age of 19, and he followed it up with a huge library of highly beloved novels that get categorized […]
The Walt Disney Company announced that it has entered into a deal with director Robert Zemeckis (The Polar Express) to establish a new film company that will develop 3-D animated movies using performance-capture technology. The deal stipulates that Zemeckis will produce and direct an undisclosed number of movies for the film company.
The Los Angeles Times has profiled director Michael Arias, the American-born director of the anime movie Tekkon Kinkreet (free registration required). The movie is based on a manga series by Taiyo Matsumoto, and (according to the times) is the first major anime feature film to have a non-Japanese director. (via Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat)
According to Nausicaa.net, the Studio Ghibli production diary notes that casting has begun for Hayao Miyazaki’s next film, with 160 children attending the audition. Details about the next film are still pending.
According to a post at the Animation Guild weblog, several Warner Brothers animated shows have been greenlit for new seasons. On Cartoon Network, Ben 10, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, and Camp Lazlo have all been renewed, although the TAG blog states that Camp Lazlo may be facing its final season with this renewal. On […]
The Aqua Teen Hunger Force panic in Boston appears to have driven up ratings for the show, at least in the short term, Marketing Daily reports. Among all households, ratings for Thursday night’s broadcast of show were 20% higher than the broadcast from the week before. However, among the show’s key male 18-to-34 demographic ratings […]
Felicia Feaster interviews Walt Disney biographer Neal Gabler about the animation legend over at Creative Loafing Atlanta. Excerpt: Although we have visionaries, people like Steve Jobs, Steven Spielberg, I don’t think we have anyone who has the kind of impact on the culture that Walt Disney had … because I think the culture is so […]