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)
Tvshowsondvd.com 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 […]
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 […]
Tvshowsondvd.com 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 […]
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: […]
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)
Nausicaa.net 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.
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 […]
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 […]
Jeff Parker has provided Comicon.com’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.