A production weblog has been started for Persepolis, an animated film based on the graphic novel memoirs of the same name by Marjane Satrapi. The weblog will track Satrapi’s progress as the days of her youth in post-revolution Iran are chronicled in animated form. Several still photos from the film are available on the official […]
Animation World Network is reporting that Nickelodeon and DreamWorks Animation are teaming up to produce new shows based on the Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda CGI feature films. No details were given on debut dates.
Animation World Network is stating that Nicktoons Network will be launching new content on the iTunes Store, including their new Skyland cartoon that debuts on November 18. All offerings will be $1.99, and presumably season discounts will be available.
This week’s Animated Shorts column at Newsarama.com covers three major news events in the animated world: the upcoming debut of Class of 3000 on Cartoon Network and of Skyland on the Nicktoons network, the renewal of Fox’s King of the Hill for an 11th season, and the addition of Basilisk and Gunslinger Girl to the […]
It could have been a recipe for disaster. In 2005, Sanrio began work on a new cartoon for their top-licensed character, the charming but aloof Hello Kitty. Following the current trend of “re-imagining” classic series, the producers chose to abandon all the prior continuity of her earlier animated incarnations, opting instead for a 3-D stop-motion […]
When people think of Disney, they think of old childhood stories re-imagined into major motion pictures that the whole family can enjoy (the quality of said films will be saved for another time). When people think of Hello Kitty, they think of a mass-merchandised Japanese icon that’s so popular it even has its own store […]
This November, Toon Disney will present the world television premiere of Bambi II, as well as the basic cable premiere of Kronk’s New Groove. Times and descriptions follow: Friday, November 3 (5:00pm – 7:00pm, ET/PT): “Bambi II,” the return of one of the silver screen’s most cherished characters Bambi, makes its world television premiere on […]
Disney Channel’s original animated series The Replacements finished as TV’s most watched series (broadcast & basic cable) the week of October 9-15 in Kids 6-11 (1.39 million/5.7 rating) with the episode “Halloween Spirits” that aired on Saturday, October 14. Since its premiere, The Replacements is the #1 animated series on Disney Channel with the key […]
Coming Soon! reports that Terrence Howard (Hustle and Flow) has been cast as Tony Stark’s friend and confidant, James “Rhodey” Rhodes, in the comic book adaptation of Iron Man. In the comic, Rhodes eventually gets a suit of his own known to fans as The War Machine. Iron Man starts filming in Los Angeles in […]
Superhero Hype! reports that Weta Digital will be creating the special effects for the Silver Surfer in Fantastic Four: Rise of The Silver Surfer. Character actor Doug Jones will provide the performance and movement references for the character.