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Chomet Exits "Despereaux"

by on May 18, 2006
Oscar-nominated director Sylvain Chomet has bowed out of The Tale of Despereaux and will be replaced by Corpse Bride co-director Mike Johnson, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Reporter cites Chomet’s commitment to another animated project as the reason for the change.

Kings Island Adds Nick-Themed Attractions

by on May 18, 2006
Paramount’s Kings Island in Mason, Ohio, is premiering six new Nickelodeon-inspired rides and attractions, the company says. The additions include features based on Avatar: The Last Airbender, SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, and Danny Phantom. [Source: PR Newswire]

Dygra Opens Int’l Sales Arm

by on May 18, 2006
Tania Pinto Da Cunha will head a new in-house international sales arm at animator Dygra Films, AWN reports, citing Variety.

Farewell to the Justice League

by on May 17, 2006
One day, when animation is taken seriously in this country, Bruce W. Timm’s grand new action series Justice League will be recognized as a culminating development in the career of one of animation’s most impressive contemporary talents. Earlier offerings had shown Timm patiently exploring how the medium could be used to tell stories of greater […]

"Tony Hawk" Trailer Goes Online

by on May 17, 2006
FUNimation has uploaded a trailer for Tony Hawk in Boom Boom Sabotage, due out on DVD on September 19. Screengrabs have also been released and can be viewed here. [Source: FUNimation]

Images from "Tony Hawk in Boom Boom Sabotage" Go Online

by on May 17, 2006
FUNimation has released images from Tony Hawk in Boom Boom Sabotage, due out on DVD on September 19. Official Description: The days of the circus are long gone. But the reality of the present hasn’t quite reached circus owner, Grimley. To him, the glory days are only a town away… in Lincolnville. But Lincolnville has […]

"Catscratch" Wins Award at China Cartoon Festival

by on May 17, 2006
Nickelodeon’s Catscratch was named Best Foreign Animation Series at the Second Annual China International Cartoon & Animation Festival, Animation Magazine reports. A panel of judges from various east Asian associations made the award.

"Yucie," Other DVDs Announced for July 18

by on May 17, 2006
ADV Films will release four titles, including new volumes of Nananka 6/17, Kaleido Star New Wings, Hakugei: Legend of the Moby Dick, and the Petite Princess Yucie Complete Collection to DVD on July 18, the company said today. Nanaka 6/17: Reality! Rivalry! Ridicule! will present episodes 5-8 in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with […]

ADV Announces July 18 Releases

by on May 17, 2006
HOUSTON, May 17, 2006—ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime in North America, is pleased to announce four new DVD titles set to hit the streets on July 18, including the second volume of Nanaka 6/17, volume six of Hakugei – Legend of the Moby Dick, volume four of Kaleido Star: New Wings, and […]

"Negadon" Makes Right Turn at Albuquerque

by on May 17, 2006
The Guild Cinema of Albuquerque, New Mexico, will hold a limited-run screening of Negadon: The Monster From Mars, Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek, and Cat Soup, Central Park Media said today. The films will screen at 11:00pm on Friday, May 26, and Saturday, May 27. [Source: Central Park Media] [Complete Press Release]