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Wichita Eagle Covers Anime Festival Wichita

by Ed Liuon August 21, 2006
The Wichita Eagle has posted a write-up of this past weekend’s Anime Festival Wichita, which was expected to draw upwards of 2,000 attendees. Several different attendees were interviewed, mostly about their costuming and the social opportunities the convention provided for similarly minded fans. (via Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat weblog)

NY Times on "Full Metal Alchemist" Movie

by Ed Liuon August 21, 2006
The New York Times has published an article about the Fullmetal Alchemist movie (registration required). The article includes comments by director Seiji Mizushima about the difficulties he encountered in making the movie, and also digs into the appeal the series has for its overseas fans. Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie: The Conqueror of Shambala will receive […]

Tony White’s New Book Debuts, Animaticus Foundation Launches "2D or Not 2D" Festival

by Ed Liuon August 20, 2006
A press release has announced the release of animator Tony White’s Animation from Pencils to Pixels textbook, promising to be a “one-stop-shop on animation” from start to finish in both creative and business processes. The book is available now from Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and other bookstores nationwide. Included with the book is a work-in-progress […]

Press Release: Animaticus Foundation Presents "2D or Not 2D" Animation Festival

by Ed Liuon August 20, 2006
Animaticus Press release ~ 08.11.06: Tony White’s new book, “ANIMATION from PENCILS to PIXELS ~ Classical Techniques for Digital Animators” is released after an exhaustive, three year creation period. This 500 page, one-stop-shop on animation… including a 400 e-page ‘making of’ presentation of the author’s new film “Endangered Species”… can now be obtained from most […]

Toonami Jetstream Serves More than 9.5 Million Streams

by Ed Liuon August 20, 2006
A joint press release between VIZ Media and Cartoon Network states that the Toonami Jetstream broadband streaming video service has served more than 9.5 million video streams in its first month of operation. Located at ToonamiJetstream.com, the site offers full-length streaming video of Cartoon Network series like Samurai Jack and Megas XLR alongside VIZ Media […]

PR: Toonami Jetstream Delivers More Than 9.5 Million Video Streams Since Launch

by Ed Liuon August 20, 2006
For Release: August 16, 2006 Free Action and Anime Broadband Service Toonami Jetstream Delivers More Than 9.5 Million Video Streams Since July 14 Launch Cartoon Network and VIZ Media Broadband Joint Venture Proves Successful with Fans, Attracting More Than of 725,000 Unique Visitors Per Week for First Four Weeks Fans are flocking to Toonami Jetstream […]

Toon Zone Was There: "Yin Yang Yo!" Gives A Peek Inside

by on August 20, 2006
If I remember anything at all from that Tuesday morning at Walt Disney Studios, it’s that Steve Marmel, Bob Boyle, and John Fountain “loves [them] some farts.” I remember a great deal more from the press breakfast and look inside at some of the internal processes of the upcoming Jetix premiere Yin Yang Yo!, but […]

"The Best of She-Ra": He-Man’s Softer, Pinker Side

by on August 19, 2006
Recent hit television shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Alias have finally removed the novelty of female action heroes, but no one could have predicted that two decades ago when the trailblazing film The Secret of the Sword introduced the warrior She-Ra’s fantasy adventures to the world. Finally it has arrived on DVD along […]

Press Release: A Salute to Norman McLaren – Aug 18 @ AMPAS

by Zeddon August 18, 2006
A Salute to Norman McLaren WHAT: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will pay tribute to Norman McLaren, the Academy Award®-winning animator who helped launch the National Film Board of Canada’s (NFB) now renowned animation program. The tribute will feature 13 short films, all remastered and restored 35mm prints by the NFB, including […]

Bots Revealed for "Transformers" Movie

by Dan Collinson August 18, 2006
The Sci Fi Wire reports that writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have announced the list of robot characters for the upcoming Transformers movie. Joining Optimus Prime on the Autobots will be Bumblebee, Ironhide, Jazz, and Ratchet. For the Decepticons will be Starscream, Brawl, Bonecrusher, Frenzy, Blackout, Barricade and Scorponok, alongside Megatron. The live action […]