A Salute to Norman McLaren WHAT: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will pay tribute to Norman McLaren, the Academy Award®-winning animator who helped launch the National Film Board of Canada’s (NFB) now renowned animation program. The tribute will feature 13 short films, all remastered and restored 35mm prints by the NFB, including […]
The Sci Fi Wire reports that writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have announced the list of robot characters for the upcoming Transformers movie. Joining Optimus Prime on the Autobots will be Bumblebee, Ironhide, Jazz, and Ratchet. For the Decepticons will be Starscream, Brawl, Bonecrusher, Frenzy, Blackout, Barricade and Scorponok, alongside Megatron. The live action […]
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Season 2 of Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist is coming to DVD on November 21. The second season features guest voices Ray Romano, Joy Behar, Judy Tenuta, and Gary Shandling. There is no word yet on bonus features.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will be hosting a Salute to Norman McLaren tonight, August 18, 2006. Newly restored prints of several of McLaren’s groundbreaking animated films for the National Film Board of Canada will be screened at the event. Admission is $5, and full details may be found at the Academy’s […]
Animated-News.com has interviewed veteran Disney animator Eric Goldberg, discussing his recent work, his history with the Disney Feature Animation studio, his return to the studio, and what the future holds. (via Cartoon Brew)
Crave Online has posted part 1 of an interview with Craig Kyle, VP of Creative Development at Marvel Animation, about the Ultimate Avengers 2 direct-to-DVD movie. (via Comic Book Resources.com’s Comic Reel)
Actor Tony Jay died on Sunday, August 13, due to complications following micro-surgery to remove non-cancerous tumors from his lungs. Jay lent his voice to numerous video game and animated characters, with his memorable baritone speaking for characters as varied as Judge Frollo in Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Tick‘s Chairface Chippendale, Marvel’s […]
Newsarama.com has interviewed Paul Dini about his 12-issue run on Detective Comics, discussing what took so long to get him on a regular Batman comic, the differences between writing for comics and for the animated series, and upcoming plots for issues in his run. Detective Comics #821 and #822, the first two issues of Dini’s […]
The Quick Stop Entertainment website has posted a long interview with voice actor Maurice LaMarche, covering his formative years in Canada, his start in stand-up comedy, and his long and varied career in voice acting. (via Mark Evanier’s weblog)
A press release from Jetix details several upcoming programming events, including the premiere of Yin Yang Yo! with an 18-hour marathon on Monday, September 4; the debut of Jackie Chan Adventures on Tuesday, September 5; the U.S. premiere of Pucca; and a Power Rangers Extreme Red marathon. Click here for details.