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Optimus Prime’s Voice Cast for "Transformers" Movie

by on July 26, 2006
In an announcement during a San Diego Comic-Con panel, the voice for Autobot leader Optimus Prime in the upcoming live action Transformers film has been confirmed to be Peter Cullen. Cullen played Prime in the original “Generation 1” Transformers cartoon and currently provides his voice for various Toonami ads on Cartoon Network. See the full […]

Press Release: "Transformers: The Movie" 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD

by on July 26, 2006
SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT UNVEILS SPECIAL FEATURES LINE-UP FOR HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED 2-DISC COLLECTION: TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE 20TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EDITION DVD Ultimate TRANSFORMERS Limited Edition DVD To Feature Three Versions Of Film; Commentary Tracks and Interviews; Sneak Peak At Next Summer’s Major Motion Picture Event; And Much More Legendary Artist Don Figueroa Crafts Exclusive New “Transforming” […]

IGN Interviews "Hellboy Animated" Director Tad Stones

by screw on headon July 26, 2006
Click here to read an interview with Hellboy: Sword of Storms director Tad Stones at IGN.com. Stones discusses DVD features, how the Hellboy Animated universe compares to the live action and comic book universes, and much more.

Animated Shorts on "Ant Bully," "Broken Saints"

by Ed Liuon July 26, 2006
The latest Animated Shorts column at Newsarama.com includes an interview with John S. Davis (sic), president and founder of DNA and director of the upcoming film The Ant Bully. Davis deals with the founding of his studio in Dallas, TX, how he picked up the film and the star power behind the voices in the […]

"Flash" Back: Filmation’s Best Returns to DVD

by on July 26, 2006
With little reverence to thirty years of journalistic tradition, I will not begin this review on The New Adventures of Flash Gordon with any attempt to slip in the famous shill cry of “Flash! Ahhhhh.” [Real elegant. -Ed] For those as vaguely acquainted with Flash Gordon as the mainstream media, a little background seems appropriate. […]

Habbo.com Hosts 10 Minute "Ultimate Avengers 2" Preview

by Ed Liuon July 26, 2006
Today’s edition of the Comic Book Resources’ Comic Reel column reports that Habbo.com will make a 10 minute preview of Ultimate Avengers 2 available after 4:00 PM PST.

"Flushed Away" Website Opens

by Ed Liuon July 25, 2006
DreamWorks Animation has announced that the official website for Flushed Away has launched at www.flushedaway.com. The movie, scheduled for US release on November 3, 2006, is the first CGI feature film made by Aardman Animation. The site promises a new trailer, new stills from the fiilm, and a detailed storyline, with more features to go […]

DreamWorks Announces Major Presence at SIGGRAPH 2006

by Ed Liuon July 25, 2006
DreamWorks Animation has announced that it will have a major presence at SIGGRAPH 2006 in Boston. The conference will be held between July 30 and August 3 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center to showcase the latest in computer graphics, computer animation, and related subjects. DreamWorks promises to fly over 80 artists and executives […]

ADV Films Announces Sept 12 DVD Releases

by Ed Liuon July 25, 2006
ADV Films has announced the list of DVDs scheduled for release on September 12, 2006: Macross: When Worlds Collide, Michel: The Forest and the Fog, and Nanaka 6/17: Nanaka vs. Nanaka. Read the full press release here for full titles, descriptions, and technical specifications.

30th Ottawa International Animation Festival Announces Short Film

by Ed Liuon July 25, 2006
A press release from the Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) has announced that 106 films have been invited to compete in the 30th anniversary festival this year, with another 31 more scheduled to be shown in out-of-competition screenings. Read the full press release here, and visit the OIAF official website here.