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Weinstein Plans "Unstable Fables" DVD Series

by on May 23, 2006
The Weinstein Co. will distribute Unstable Fables, a new series of direct-to-video CG feature films, AWN reports. The new films, whose screenplays will be overseen by Shrek-writer Roger S. H. Schulman, will be irreverent versions of well-known fairy tales. Production is set to start in September. The Jim Henson Co., Flame Ventures, and Prana Studios […]

Wayans, MacFarlane Judging at Nicktoons Festival

by on May 23, 2006
Shawn and Marlon Wayans, Seth MacFarlane, and Bill Plympton are among the judges named for the third annual Nicktoons Network Animation Festival, it was announced today. They are joined on the panel by Andreas Deja and J. G. Quintel, who was last year’s Producers Choice and Student Award winner. The two-day Festival will kick off […]

Hatcher Joins "Coraline" Cast

by on May 23, 2006
Teri Hatcher has joined Dakota Fanning in Coraline, says The Hollywood Reporter. Hatcher will play a dual role, as the mother of Fanning’s character in both the real world and in a parallel universe.

Besson Plans More "Arthur" Installments

by on May 23, 2006
Luc Besson plans two more installments of Arthur and the Minimoys, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Arthur, a combination live-action/3D animated feature film about a ten-year-old boy who falls into a secret world, is scheduled for release in December. Madonna, David Bowie, Freddie Highmore, Mia Farrow, and Snoop Dogg contribute their voices to the English-language […]

AT&T, Disney Partner in "Cars" Promotion

by on May 23, 2006
AT&T Inc. and Disney-Pixar will jointly promote the release of Cars with a new website that highlights AT&T consumer offers while also carrying games and downloads related to the Pixar film. AT&T will also tout its high speed internet service with Pixar-animated television ads. [Source: PR Newswire]

Gorillaz’s Hewlitt Gets Award

by on May 23, 2006
Jamie Hewlitt of the cartoon band Gorillaz has been named Designer of the Year by the Design Museum, CBBC reports. He will also receive a £25,000 prize.

FlickerLab Names Merola to Post

by on May 23, 2006
Design and animation studio FlickerLab has named Eric Merola as its director of animation, Digital Animators reports. Merola will be responsible for the direction of animated spots and the creation of original content.

"Gundam Wing" The Endless Waltz Finishes Strong

by on May 23, 2006
After seemingly finding success with their Alternate Universe attempts in Gundam Wing, Bandai and Sunrise decided to milk the franchise even further by creating a sequel OAV, bringing back all the principal cast for one last brawl. When that was successful, Bandai decided to get even more dough out of its cash cow by making […]

Gundam Wing-Episode Zero: A Literary Hero

by Grant Whiteon May 23, 2006
When the popular Gundam Wing anime ended, it left viewers with more than a few questions including the mysterious pasts of the pilots. Endless Waltz revealed just how the five leads ended up hurtling towards Earth but their lives and motivations prior to Operation Meteor were still unclear. For that, we’d need to go all […]

"Naruto" Goes Daily Starting in June

by on May 22, 2006
According to Shonen Jump’s Newsblast newsletter, the anime television series Naruto will be stripped to weeknights at 9:00pm on Cartoon Network beginning June 12th. New episodes of Naruto will continue to air Saturdays at 9:00pm on Cartoon Network’s Toonami. Currently, encores of the show also air Saturdays at 8:30pm and Friday nights at Midnight.