Director Richard Linklater’s A Scanner Darkly debuted at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday, and the director and stars spoke to the press and the audience at the film’s first screening. The film uses the same animated rotoscoping techniques Linklater used in Waking Life to adapt a novel by acclaimed science fiction writer Phillip K. […]
The Jetix Big Blockbuster Summer will kick off on Monday, June 5, with the hour-long premiere of Oban Star Racers and the second season of W.I.T.C.H., Toon Disney has announced. Original episodes of Power Rangers Mystic Force will follow on June 12. Based on an original short, Oban Star Racers mixes 2D and 3D animation […]
The Jetix Big Blockbuster Summer, a summer-long programming event beginning MONDAY, JUNE 5 kicks off with the premiere of “Oban Star Racers,” an intergalactic animated adventure, the second season of “W.I.T.C.H.,” original episodes of “Power Rangers Mystic Force” featuring the new Solaris Knight and The Jetix Hero Awards. “Oban Star Racers” airs an hour-long premiere […]
The highly-anticipated intergalactic animated adventure “Oban Star Racers” is set to premiere during Jetix, the popular action/adventure block on Toon Disney, MONDAY, JUNE 5. Beginning with an hour-long special, “Oban Star Racers,” a unique 2D/3D animation combination and fusion of Japanese Anime with Western sci-fi styling, will be showcased in all-new half hour episodes through […]
Lucasfilm Ltd. has made Star Wars: Clone Wars available for download at Apple’s iTunes Music Store, the companies said today. The twenty chapters of Volume 1 of the series are now online, while chapters from Volume 2 will follow in June. Each chapter can be downloaded for $1.99, and the full season can be downloaded […]
Steve Fritz’s latest “Animated Shorts” column on Newsarama.com covers Fox TV’s Sunday night “Animation Domination” block of programming, which will run animated programming from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM on Sunday nights, including The Simpsons, King of the Hill, and Family Guy. Other news covered in the column includes more information on the Futurama direct-to-DVD […]
Newsarama.com has spoken to writer Larry Hama about his upcoming three issue mini-series for G.I. Joe Declassified. The mini-series will chronicle the earliest days of the comic book counter-terrorist team.
The original Dragon Ball Z manga will be coming to an end this summer. The manga by Akira Toriyama is one of the most popular comics in history and was the basis for a wildly successful anime. The July 2006 issue of VIZ Media’s Shonen Jump magazine will have a special Dragon Ball Z commemorative […]
GhibliWorld.com has published an article on the press conference held at the opening of the Aardman Animations exhibit currently on display at the Ghibli Museum. The fan site has also posted the translation of part 2 of an interview with Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki. (via Nausicaa.net)
Nausicaa.net is reporting that animation is complete on Studio Ghibli’s Tales from Earthsea. Based on the fantasy novels by Ursula K. LeGuin, the movie is directed by Goro Miyazaki. It is expected to be released in July 2006 in Japan.