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Craig Kyle Talks "Dr. Strange" DTV

by Ed Liuon July 27, 2006
Now Playing Magazine has posted an article with Craig Kyle, animation VP for Marvel Comics, which focuses on the Doctor Strange direct-to-video animated movie that is expected to follow Ultimate Avengers 2 and Iron Man. Kyle tackles the challenges of storytelling where the lead character is very unsympathetic for more than half the movie, and […]

Disney Returns to 2-D Animation with "The Frog Princess"

by Ed Liuon July 27, 2006
Disney stated on Wednesday that it begun producing a traditional 2-D animated movie with directors Ron Clements and John Musker. The movie is titled The Frog Princess, and promises to put a female spin on the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale. No information on a projected release date was given. (via Internet Movie Database Daily […]

BCI Announces 18 Filmation Shows For DVD (Updated 7/27)

by Dan Collinson July 27, 2006
At this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego, CA, BCI announced that they are going to distribute 18 Filmation shows to DVD. Among the list for 2006, Season 1, Volume 1 of She-Ra Princess of Power; The New Adventures of He-Man; A Snow White Christmas; the animated musical Journey Back to Oz; the live action versions […]

Oshii’s Latest Feature Selected for Venice Film Festival

by Benon July 27, 2006
Production I.G. announced today that the latest film from the famed anime director Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell), Tachigui: The Amazing Lives of the Fast Food Grifters, has been selected for competition at the 63rd Venice International Film Festival in the Horizons (Orizzonti) section. That section, which is separate from the category competing for […]

Mamoru Oshii’s Tachigui: The Amazing Lives of the Fast Food Grifters Selected for the

by Benon July 27, 2006
***** PRESS RELEASE ***** Tokyo, June 27, 2006 Mamoru Oshii’s Tachigui: The Amazing Lives of the Fast Food Grifters Selected for the 63. Venice Film Festival! Production I.G (http://www.production-ig.com) proudly announces the official selection of Mamoru Oshii’s latest feature film “Tachigui: The Amazing Lives of the Fast Food Grifters” (original Japanese title: Tachiguishi Retsuden, 2006) […]

"Hoodwinked": Won’t be Fooled Again

by Chris Woodon July 27, 2006
I’m all for giving the little guy a shot in Hollywood. If more projects originated outside the major studios the screen would probably see more creativity, a trait sadly lacking in animated family features of late. However, sometimes the little guy gets in way over his head, as is the case in the very disappointing […]

Optimus Prime’s Voice Cast for "Transformers" Movie

by Conekilleron July 26, 2006
In an announcement during a San Diego Comic-Con panel, the voice for Autobot leader Optimus Prime in the upcoming live action Transformers film has been confirmed to be Peter Cullen. Cullen played Prime in the original “Generation 1” Transformers cartoon and currently provides his voice for various Toonami ads on Cartoon Network. See the full […]

Press Release: "Transformers: The Movie" 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD

by La Parkaon July 26, 2006
SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT UNVEILS SPECIAL FEATURES LINE-UP FOR HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED 2-DISC COLLECTION: TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE 20TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EDITION DVD Ultimate TRANSFORMERS Limited Edition DVD To Feature Three Versions Of Film; Commentary Tracks and Interviews; Sneak Peak At Next Summer’s Major Motion Picture Event; And Much More Legendary Artist Don Figueroa Crafts Exclusive New “Transforming” […]

IGN Interviews "Hellboy Animated" Director Tad Stones

by screw on headon July 26, 2006
Click here to read an interview with Hellboy: Sword of Storms director Tad Stones at IGN.com. Stones discusses DVD features, how the Hellboy Animated universe compares to the live action and comic book universes, and much more.

Animated Shorts on "Ant Bully," "Broken Saints"

by Ed Liuon July 26, 2006
The latest Animated Shorts column at Newsarama.com includes an interview with John S. Davis (sic), president and founder of DNA and director of the upcoming film The Ant Bully. Davis deals with the founding of his studio in Dallas, TX, how he picked up the film and the star power behind the voices in the […]