LA Times on Rapid Rise of "Monster House" Director

by Ed Liuon July 18, 2006
The Los Angeles Times has published an article spotlighting 29-year old Gil Kenan, a first-time director who was entrusted by Sony to direct the $75-million CGI feature film Monster House (free registration required). (via Jerry Beck’s Cartoon Brew weblog, which also has a link to an artist’s weblog with concept art)

"Beavis & Butt-Head" Vol. 3 Coming to DVD (Updated 7/18)

by Dan Collinson July 18, 2006 reports that Paramount will release Volume 3 of Beavis & Butt-Head: The Mike Judge Collection on August 1. The box set features 42 episodes chosen by Judge; the original Beavis & Butt-Head short “Frog Baseball”; 15 music videos with Beavis & Butt-Head commentary; rare special appearances and promos; “Taint of Greatness: The Journey of […]

Toonami Jetstream: Pure Toonami Bliss

by on July 18, 2006
The current rage on the internet has been streaming media. You can now watch sports games most anywhere online. Warner Bros. has many of their classic shows on their In2TV service. Not even anime can escape, as Bandai has set up their Anime Village streaming service and Adult Swim has their Adult Swim Fix. Now […]

Animated "Star Trek" Coming to DVD (Updated 7/18)

by Dan Collinson July 18, 2006 reports that the animated version of Star Trek is coming to DVD on November 21. The toon was produced in 1973 by Paramount Pictures and Filmation, and chronicles the continuing voyages of Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise. The show features the voices of William Shatner (Kirk), Leonard Nimoy […]

Bandai Announces New October Titles

by SB20xxon July 17, 2006
Dan Doh!! The Super Shot will be seeing a complete collection release on October 10th. In addition, three series from Bandai’s library will be getting Anime Legends complete collections: Please Teacher, s-Cry-ed, and Witch Hunter Robin. Finally, October brings the fourth volumes of Eureka Seven and Fantastic Children, as well as volume five of IGPX: […]

BBC Radio 2 Talks Mickey Mouse Music

by Ed Liuon July 17, 2006
A series of documentaries on the BBC Radio 2 website examines the use of music in Walt Disney’s animated films. The broadcasts are available in streaming RealPlayer format. (via Mark Evanier’s weblog)

Hayao Miyazaki Preparaing Next Film

by Ed Liuon July 17, 2006 has a report that director Hayao Miyazaki is preparing to make his next film, according to a translated report from a Toshio Suzuki interview from the TBS program R30. No real details were provided, other than pointing out that the title contains two “no” (の) characters, something his films are known for in Japan.

NY Times on PBS’s Ruff Ruffman, Animated Canine Reality TV Host

by Ed Liuon July 17, 2006
An article in the New York Times profiles Ruff Ruffman, the star of Fetch! on PBS (registration required). The show centers on a reality TV program for kids that PBS approves before discovering that it is being broadcast by a dog. Ruff provides color commentary as the child contestants on the show face down “a […]

New Book Analyzes Carl Barks’ Duckburg Comics

by Ed Liuon July 17, 2006
A new book by Thomas Andrae examines the work of writer/artist Carl Barks, creator of Scrooge McDuck and many denizens of the town of Duckburg that formed the foundation for Disney’s animated DuckTales cartoons. The book, titled Carl Barks and the Disney Comic Book: Unmasking the Myth of Modernity, examines Barks’ comics as a “satire […]

Parker Provides Preview for Toth Doodle Book

by Ed Liuon July 17, 2006
Jeff Parker has provided’s PULSE News with a preview for Dear John – The Alex Toth Doodle Book. The book, containing rare and unseen sketches from animation and comic art master Alex Toth, should be available at the San Diego Comic Con at ColdCut’s Indy Island in booth 1901.