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"Wallace & Gromit," "Madagascar," and "Corpse Bride" Up for Reuben Awards

by Ed Liuon March 28, 2006
The National Cartoonists Society has just announced most of the nominees for the 60th Annual Reuben Awards. Nominees in the “Animation Feature” category are Nick Park (Director, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit), Craig Kellman (Character Designer, Madagascar), and Carlos Grangel (Character Designer, Corpse Bride). Nominees for the Animation Television category should be […]

NY Times on Nick’s "Wonder Pets"

by Ed Liuon March 28, 2006
The New York Times has a profile article on Nickelodeon’s Wonder Pets, a new animated series in the Nick Jr. programming block (registration required). The show was created by Josh Selig, an alumnus of Sesame Street and Little Bill, and makes novel use of “photo-puppetry” animation and musical accompaniment to tell stories of a trio […]

"Chicken Little": Disney Lays a Bronze Egg

by on March 28, 2006
Though they recently kissed and made up on a long weekend in Barbados, in 2005 Disney and Pixar’s relationship came to a rocky end, and as the former dodged Wedgwood barrages it drunkenly vowed to succeed on its own in the CGI world. Those flying saucers gave Disney six stitches and an idea: what if […]

Buzzscope Interviews John Taddeo and Billy Dallas Patton on "Zoom Suit"

by Ed Liuon March 27, 2006
Buzzscope.com’s Ronee Garcia Bourgeois has interviewed John Taddeo and Billy Dallas Patton, writer and artist for Zoom Suit. The comic book is based on Taddeo’s award-winning animated short film about a boy who finds a suit of battle armor and becomes a superhero. The first issue of the comic is currently scheduled to ship in […]

Hudson Reporter on Felix the Cat

by Ed Liuon March 27, 2006
An article in the Hudson Reporter summarizes the life of Otto Messmer and his animated creation Felix the Cat, who was one of animation’s earliest film stars. The impetus for the article was apparently Messmer’s formative years spent in West Hoboken, NJ (now Union City). (via Tom Spurgeon’s Comics Reporter)

Help Save Dan Slott’s "Thing"

by Ed Liuon March 27, 2006
Writer Dan Slott (Batman Adventures) has announced a contest to boost the dangerously low sales of his newest monthly comic book The Thing, centering on the rocky orange muscle for the Fantastic Four. Slott will select the best comic book message board post from “the person who’s doing the best job promoting “Pull My Thing […]

‘Justice League’ Season One – Lame Launch for the League

by on March 27, 2006
With Batman Beyond, the previous DCU show on its way out and a sudden rejuvenation in popularity of the JLA comics thanks to Grant Morrison, the Warner Bros creative team decided that now was as good as a time as any to finally create a Justice League of America cartoon. Fans of the previous shows […]

Boomerang Features "Mr. T" in April Fools Marathon

by Dan Collinson March 26, 2006
In the 80s, Mr. T always pitied the fools. Now he pities the April Fools. Boomerang will present a special April Fools Marathon from 6:00am – 9:00pm on April 1. As part of the marathon, the network will air classic Mr. T cartoons. [Source: Cartoon Network]

"A Pup Named Scooby-Doo" Volumes 3 & 4 Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson March 26, 2006
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Volumes 3 & 4 of A Pup Named Scooby-Doo are coming to DVD on July 18.

"Someday’s Dreamers": The "Magical Dreamer"’s Magical Source Ain’t The Mystic Force!

by on March 26, 2006
In modern day Japan, Yume Kikuchi, a teenager from the countryside with the slightly unique ability to work magic, must prove herself worthy of becoming a Mage. To do this she must train under an established Mage and only use magic when requested and approved or risk becoming a “Stray”, a magic user who doesn’t […]