An article in the Los Angeles Times covers game developer Cranium, Inc.’s hiring of Nickelodeon executive Albie Hecht (free registration required). Hecht’s Worldwide Biggies, Inc. will oversee Cranium’s efforts to develop downloadable “gametoons” that will “combine mysteries and puzzles with the storytelling of animated cartoons.”
In advance of an exhibition opening at the Museum of Modern Art, the New York Times covers the MoMA web site (registration required).The article covers CalArts’ roots with Walt Disney and the achievements of its alumni list, including Tim Burton, Stephen Hillenburg, Henry Selick, and John Lasseter. “Tomorrowland: CalArts in Moving Pictures” will be on […]
Over the Hedge took the number two spot at the box office during its debut weekend, the Associated Press reports. The film grossed $37.2 million at North American theaters.
FUNimation Entertainment has acquired the exclusive North American distribution rights for selected TokyoPop titles, the companies announced today. FUNimation will rework packaging, pricing and configurations. Street Fury Remixed will be the first title released under the new deal, appearing on shelves on June 27. Other titles licensed as part of the deal include Great Teacher […]
Fox will release Broken Saints to DVD on August 1, DVD Toons reports. The four-disc set will retail for $49.98.
Paramount Home Entertainment will release Avatar: The Last Airbender, Season One, Volume Five to DVD in September, TVShowsOnDVD reports.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the winners in its 33rd annual Student Academy Awards competition, AWN reports. Meng Vue, Chris Choy, and Thomas Leavitt were named in the Animation category for their films “The Dancing Thief,” “The Possum,” and “Turtles,” respectively. Awards and prizes will be given at the Student […]
Ah, Gundam Wing. After nostalgia (and premieres five days a week) rendered your beginning good, one wonders if this is yet another old time series that was good and now sucks royally in this day and age. Does the inclusion of newer, cooler Gundams make the series worth watching? Or is it more of the […]
Side stories are nothing new to Gundam. You just have to look at the Universal Century where it seems there is always some new story set in the time frame of the original series ready to pop up to sell manga, games and plastic models. What makes Gundam: The Last Outpost (Japanese title Gundam Wing […]
Oh God, only a month has lapsed since the release of Disney’s The Wild, and already it’s time for another CG-animated farting animal picture? And from DreamWorks, the studio that fills its movies with pop culture references instead of actual jokes? Never mind Over the Hedge—is there a wall I can jump to get out […]