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Flushed Away Interview #2: The Supervising Animators

by Alex Weitzmanon October 21, 2006
For the second in our triad of interviews with Flushed Away cast and crew, I spoke to Simon Otto and Jason Spencer-Galsworthy, two of the supervising animators on the film. Simon comes from Dreamworks; Jason comes from Aardman. (For what it’s worth, Simon, a native of Switzerland, has the more exotic accent.) Despite their alternating […]

Paul Dini Talks "Detective Comics"

by Ed Liuon October 20, 2006
Newsarama.com has posted a summary of a conference call with writer Paul Dini and DC Universe Executive Editor Dan Didio, where Dini was given a chance to talk about his current run on Detective Comics. Dini noted that he was nearly given the assignment to write All-Star Batman and discussed his approaches to writing Batman […]

ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive Hosts "Cool World" Storyboards

by Ed Liuon October 20, 2006
Steve Worth of the ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive Project has posted scans of several original storyboards by the late Louise Zingarelli from Ralph Bakshi’s feature film Cool World. The storyboards reveal a far more mature and adult-themed movie than the final product, and the accompanying weblog post is a loving tribute to the distinctive Zingarelli. (via […]

Simon Furman Talks "Transformers" Comics

by Ed Liuon October 20, 2006
Writer Simon Furman has spoken to Comic Book Resources about his work on the Transformers tie-in comic books, discussing the mini-series approach the company is taking over a regular monthly comic book, how he keeps from going stale creatively, and his plans for some lesser-known or less loved Transformer characters.

Sifu Kisu Talks Martial-Arts of "Avatar" to AvatarSpirit.net

by Ed Liuon October 20, 2006
AvatarSpirit.net has posted the first section of an interview with Sifu Kisu, the martial-arts consultant to Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender. Included in the topics discussed are how Sifu Kisu discovered the martial arts, how he got invovled with the show, what his involvement in the show entails, and how to develop a martial-arts style […]

"The Fox and the Hound": Learning to Appreciate a Forgotten Disney Tale

by Bird Boyon October 20, 2006
When people mention Disney, perhaps the last film that comes to mind is “The Fox and the Hound.” Among the piles of Disney tapes, it was the one I watched once and then left in a corner. Perhaps it’s the simple story, or the loosely sketched supporting cast of forest creatures introduced in the middle. […]

Disney Announces "Finding Nemo" Stage Musical

by Ed Liuon October 19, 2006
Confirming a story first reported in April, the Walt Disney Company has announced that Finding Nemo will be adapted into a stage musical. Previews are scheduled to begin in November for a January 2007 premiere at the Theatre in the Wild at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World in Orlando. The director of […]

Mark Evanier on "Dungeons & Dragons" DVD Extras

by Ed Liuon October 19, 2006
Writer Mark Evanier has posted some of the extras that are scheduled to be included on the Dungeons and Dragons Complete Animated Series DVD set. In addition to all 27 episodes of the show, the set will include commentary tracks and interviews and a radio-play of a script written by Michael Reaves that was meant […]

"Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki" Earth-shatteringly Awesome, "Target: Tenchi" Now!

by Chad Boninon October 19, 2006
The world’s luckiest bachelor, Tenchi Masaki, tends to cause trouble. Well, not directly. Trouble is caused because he exists. This is never more true when forces conspire to end his life: The brother of Mihoshi is out to cause trouble for what he believes to be a hedonistic monster (which is completely off-base, given that […]

"Hellboy: Sword of Storms" Trailer On-line

by Ed Liuon October 18, 2006
The trailer for the animated Hellboy: Sword of Storms movie has just been posted at the official website. The direct-to-video movie is based on the Mike Mignola comic book from Dark Horse. Several actors from the live-action movie will reprise their roles, including Ron Perlman as Hellboy and Selma Blair as Liz Sherman.