The Institute of Digital Media Technology (Shenzhen) Ltd. will build a rendering center for animation in China, AWN reports. The center will be designed to bring all areas of animation production to the area.
Moster Distributes will be shopping its series PICME to NATPE. In addition, Monster has announced distribution agreements for several of their animated series including Jungle Beat, I’m an Animal, and Wemmicks. AWN has details.
The Weinstein Company and Kanbar Entertainment are teaming up for a sequel to their current CG-animated release Hoodwinked. The sequel will be entitled Hood vs. Evil, according to Variety and AWN.
Prima TV in the Czech Republic has acquired a slate of movies, TV series, and Looney Tunes animation from Warner Bros. International Television Distribution, World Screen reports. The agreement kicks off in April, and the selection of films, series, and animation is still being determined.
TV Loonland has won its legal battle over excluding shareholder group Aktieninvestor.com from its AGM in August 2005, following violation of Section 21 of the Securities Trading Act, C21Media reports. The decision essentially denies Aktieninvestor.com the right to sue the German kids producer for exclusion from the AGM.
The following free previews for comics are available on the Internet: AVAILABLE NOW – Buzzscope.com has posted some last-minute previews for comics released last Wednesday, including DC’s All-Star Superman #2 and Infinite Crisis #4. AVAILABLE NEXT WEEK – Mile High Comics has advance looks at next week’s DC and Marvel comic books, including Plastic Man […]
A report in Thursday’s Wall Street Journal (summarized by Reuters) quoted unnamed sources stating that the Walt Disney Company was in serious talks to acquire Pixar Animation Studios, paying a small premium over Pixar’s market value of $6.7 billion at the time. Since that time, more details of the story have come from a report […]
The World’s Finest recently managed to catch up with Batman: The Animated Series director Dick Sebast to discuss his work on the cartoon. Sebast speaks on his Emmy Award winning work on Robin’s Reckoning, what it was like working with the various animation companies, and more. Click the above link to read the interview.
Diamond Comic Distributors has announced the list of offerings for 2006’s Free Comic Book Day. Animated offerings include Bongo Comics’ Free for All 2006 Simpsons tie-in comic, DC’s Justice League Unlimited #1, Devil’s Due’s G.I. Joe: Sigma 6, and IDW’s Transformers: Beast Wars. Free Comic Book Day will be on Saturday, May 6. Full details […]
Norman McCabe, animator and director for the classic Looney Tunes years, passed away on January 18, 2006. He was 94 years old. Read more at einsiders.com.