DreamWorks Expects Write-down from "Flushed Away"

by Ed Liuon November 16, 2006
DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. is preparing to take a write-down in the fourth quarter of 2006 from poor box-office performance of Flushed Away. The movie cost more than $140 million to make, but has only made $40 million at the box office so far. A similar write-down occurred due to the poor performance of the […]

Dan Davis on DC’s Animated Comics

by Ed Liuon November 16, 2006
Artist Dan Davis has been interviewed by’s PULSE News about his comic book art techniques, especially on the assorted animated show tie-in comics from DC. Several art samples from Cartoon Network Block Party, The Batman Strikes, and Justice League Unlimited are included.

"Tony Hawk in Boom-Boom Sabotage": Not Sick, but Better than a 780

by Dukeon November 16, 2006
When I first heard about Tony Hawk in Boom Boom Sabotage I was prepared for the worst. I kept thinking it would be one big advertisement for the video games/X-Games, thus not allowing the movie to actually be fun. While Boom Boom isn’t quite the infomercial for Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater (or Project 8 as […]

Cecropia Brings Animated Video Game to Rhode Island College

by Dukeon November 16, 2006
Video game developer Cecropia has decided to bring its centerpiece, a hand-drawn animated video game billed as The Act, to the Rhode Island School of Design, putting it in the school’s Portfolio Café. The Act is an animated video game centered around Edgar, who is in charge of covering up conspiracies and keeping the lid […]

Press Release: Cecropia Brings Animated Video Game to Rhode Island School

by Dukeon November 16, 2006
Cecropia Brings Groundbreaking Animated Video Game, The Act, to Rhode Island School of Design LEXINGTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Independent video game developer Cecropia ( continues to build momentum for its unique interactive comedy “The Act.” Cecropia announced that the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) has installed The Act in the Portfolio Café on campus. The Act […]

VIZ Media Announces Holiday DVD Releases: Naruto Uncut Vol. 2, Inuyasha Season 3

by Ed Liuon November 15, 2006
VIZ Media has announced several new anime that will be available this holiday season. Topping the list is the Naruto Uncut Boxed Set Volume 2, containing 13 episodes on 3 DVDs. Also included are the season 3 boxed set of Inuyasha, the fourth Inuyasha movie, and single-disc releases of Inuyasha, Full Moon, Zatch Bell!, and […]


by Ed Liuon November 15, 2006
VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES NEW ANIME FOR 2006 HOLIDAY SEASON New DVDs Include Box Sets, Feature Films and Latest Episodic Installments Of Much-Loved Anime Series San Francisco, CA, November 14, 2006 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced a variety of […]

"Voltron": Vol. 2 Coming to DVD (Updated 11/19)

by Dan Collinson November 15, 2006
With Vol. 1 of Voltron: Defender of the Universe appearing on DVD in September, Media Blasters is working on volume 2. Volume 2 of Voltron will feature episodes 16-30 of the original series. Since Vol. 1 will be in a Blue Lion tin, no word yet on what Lion they’ll use for the next tin. […]

How the Iraq War Led to "Happy Feet"

by Ed Liuon November 15, 2006
The headline story for Steve Fritz’s Animated Shorts column is Happy Feet, the upcoming CGI movie about tap-dancing penguins with a voice cast that includes Elijah Wood and Robin Williams. The column notes how director George Miller (Babe, Mad Max) finally began production on Happy Feet instead of a new Mad Max movie because of […]

Murata Koichi 1939 – 2006

by Ed Liuon November 15, 2006
Animator Murata Koichi passed away on November 7, 2006, at the age of 67, according to Murata was the president of the Oh Production animation company and worked as key animator on Hayao Miyazaki on Panda Kopanda and as an animator on Isao Takahata’s Anne of Green Gables. (via