2006 Annie Award Nominations Announced

by Ed Liuon December 5, 2006
The full list of 2006 Annie Award nominees has been released by ASIFA-Hollywood. Highlights of the awards include: Best Animated Feature Cars – Pixar Animation Studios Happy Feet – Warner Bros. Pictures presents in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Kennedy Miller Production in association with Animal Logic Film Monster House – Columbia Pictures Presents […]

‘The Invincible Iron Man’ Official Website Now Online

by Stuon December 4, 2006
The official website for the upcoming Direct to DVD feature The Invincible Iron Man is now online. The site features the trailer for the movie as well as a selection of images. Via Screw On Head

Lucy Lawless to Voice Wonder Woman in "Justice League" Toon

by Ed Liuon December 4, 2006
In an interview with the website, actress Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess, Battlestar Galactica) stated that she was “in the studio voicing the character of Wonder Woman for a Justice League DVD.” No further details are available at this time on Lawless’ casting or on the DVD in question. DC Comics declined to comment […]

Sid Raymond, "Baby Huey:" c.1909 – 2006

by Ed Liuon December 4, 2006
Actor Sid Raymond has passed away at the age of 97, according to a post in writer Mark Evanier’s weblog. Raymond appeared in many roles on stage, film, and television, but may be best known to animation fans as the voice of Katnip the Cat (from the “Herman and Katnip” cartoons) and of Baby Huey, […]

Dancing Penguins Continue to Beat James Bond

by Ed Liuon December 4, 2006
Warner Brothers’ Happy Feet continued its domination of the United States box office, claiming the top spot in ticket sales for the third week in a row with an estimated gross of $17 million, according to the Los Angeles Times (free registration required). It was also the third time the film came in ahead of […]

Disney Animation Resurrects Cartoon Shorts, Cuts Staff

by Ed Liuon December 4, 2006
The New York Times is reporting that the Walt Disney Studios has several animated short films in production now (registration required), intending to release them along with new feature films as a bonus. The new shorts will be used to train animation talent and spot potential new directors for animated feature films, and will be […]

"Paniponi Dash!": SD Azumanga Daioh Meets Excel Saga

by Classic Speedyon December 4, 2006
Paniponi Dash! is one of those shows that pretty much requires multiple viewings to fully appreciate. I can guarantee that you won’t be able to catch every joke on initial viewing, especially when so many of them deal with extremely obscure Japanese references that fly by at lightning fast rates. Not only that, but much […]

Are You Pondering the DVD I’m Pondering? "Pinky and the Brain" Vol. 2 on DVD

by Bird Boyon December 3, 2006
Pinky and the Brain return for another full volume of twenty-two episodes, spanning four discs and it does not disappoint! Like its companion, Animaniacs, the first volume of this set sold at an extraordinary pace both in-stores and online. Those who scored the set on the first day eagerly dug into the set and with […]

"Animaniacs" Vol. 2 on DVD: Wakkorotti and WHV Belch Out Another Great Set

by Bird Boyon December 3, 2006
Not only did the first Animaniacs volume come out to extreme praise (by me, at least), but it was also one of the fastest selling animation DVD sets that Warner Home Video ever put out. With well over half of the product sold in the first week alone, both of the first volumes of Animaniacs […]

"King of Fighters Another Day": Maximum Action, Minimum Plot

by Classic Speedyon December 2, 2006
King of Fighters: Another Day is an original net animation (or ONA) that Production I.G. made to coincide with the release of King of Fighters: Maximum Impact 2 (known as King of Fighters 2006 in the U.S.) While it’s not getting an official U.S. release, many R1 copies are being shipped with King of Fighters […]