PBS to Air "Tintin and I" Documentary

by Ed Liuon July 8, 2006
Tintin and I, a documentary about the famed globe-traveling comic book and cartoon character, will be debuting on P.O.V. on July 11, 2006, on PBS networks. Directed by Anders Ostergaard, the documentary examines the life of Tintin creator Hergé, as well as the social and political contexts for the Tintin stories. The companion website for […]

"Tactics Vol. 1": Spirits and Demons and Goblins, Oh My!

by on July 7, 2006
Fantasy anime are becoming rarer and rarer over here in the States nowadays. Sure, you’ve got InuYasha and some other Rumiko Takahashi works, but the majority of the anime has a sci-fi twist (like Saiyuki or Steel Angel Kurumi). It’s been far too long since we’ve had a good horror/adventure story set in Japan’s past. […]

SciFi Channel to Release "Screw On Head" Premiere Early On-Line

by Ed Liuon July 7, 2006
The SciFi Channel has announced that The Amazing Screw-On Head, an animated pilot based on a Mike Mignola comic book, will debut on July 13 on the SCI FI Pulse broadband channel, two weeks before its broadcast debut. Viewers who watch the show on the Pulse will be able to fill out a survey which […]

Newsday on Rotoscoping and "A Scanner Darkly"

by Ed Liuon July 7, 2006
As part of its coverage of Richard Linklater’s new movie A Scanner Darkly, Newsday has published an article about the new rotoscoping techniques used to animate the film’s actors. The article also discusses the use of rotoscoping, which utilizes drawn animation over film of live-action actors, in a recent Charles Schwab TV advertising campaign. (via […]

Ray Harryhausen Comics Coming from Bluewater Productions

by Ed Liuon July 7, 2006
BlueWater Productions announced a partnership with legendary stop-motion animator Ray Harryhausen to produce six new comic book titles, several of which will advance the stories in his most famous science fiction and fantasy films. Three titles are due this year: Wrath of the Titans, 20 Million Miles to Earth, and Sinbad: Rogue of Mars. A […]

"This Ugly Yet Beautiful World" Premieres on Anime Network

by Ed Liuon July 6, 2006
The Anime Network has issued a press release announcing the premiere of This Ugly Yet Beautiful World today, July 6, 2006. The show was made to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Studio Gainax, and is produced by the same unit that produced Neon Genesis Evangelion. This Ugly Yet Beautiful World is the first of several […]

Press Release: Premiere of This Ugly Yet Beautiful World on Anime Network

by Ed Liuon July 6, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PREMIERE OF THIS UGLY YET BEAUTIFUL WORLD ON ANIME NETWORK FIRST NORTH AMERICAN BROADCAST OF FAMED STUDIO GAINAX’ 20TH ANNIVERSARY SHOWPIECE HOUSTON, July 6, 2006-Anime Network, the first cable channel in North America dedicated to anime, announced that it will begin airing today the first episode of This Ugly Yet Beautiful World, […]

"Naruto": Uncut Goodness, Believe It!

by on July 6, 2006
Shonen Jump anime has been receiving a bad rap in the dub department. Dragonball Z had all of its music replaced, Yu-Gi-Oh! had all the good stuff taken out, and One Piece was a complete disaster. Plus, the only Shonen Jump anime that has been dubbed well so far, Yu Yu Hakusho, never reached the […]

Miyazaki, Fanning Invited to Become Oscar Voters

by Ed Liuon July 6, 2006
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has just extended invitations to several potential new members, including occasional voice actress Dakota Fanning and Japanese animation director Hayao Miyazaki. Several of the 120 invitees for 2006 seem to have been selected to address criticisms that the Academy is either an “old man’s club” or lacks […]

58th Emmy Nominations; Foster’s, Simpsons, South Park, Cluster Prime

by Ed Liuon July 6, 2006
The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Award nominations have been announced by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Animation-related categories and nominees are: Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less than One Hour) – Camp Lazlo: “Hello Dolly/Over Cooked Beans” (Cartoon Network) – Family Guy: “PTV” (Fox) – Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends: “Go Goo Go” […]