Animation veterans George Bruder, Kevin Cureton, and Marlon Montgomery have formed Mind The Gap, Inc., an animation pipeline development and consulting service, the principals announced today. Mind the Gap will market its services in the U.S. and abroad, and it is currently developing an asset and production tracking system for Vinton Studios. [Source: Mind the […]
Jim Aparo, DC comic book artist for over 40 years, passed away early this morning at the age of 72, due to complications from a recent illness. Aparo’s work appeared in Batman and the Outsiders, The Brave and the Bold, and The Spectre, as well as the controversial “Death in the Family” storyline which killed […]
Writer and filmmaker Greg Pak (Warlock, X-Men: Phoenix – Endsong) has been tapped by Dynamite Entertainment to write a new, ongoing monthly comic based on Battlestar Galactica, the new Sci-Fi Channel series. The comic is currently scheduled to launch in the fourth quarter of 2005.
BrokenFrontier.com has posted an interview with writer Dan Slott (Batman Adventures, She-Hulk), surveying his career in writing comics to date but focusing on his upcoming Thing mini-series and the relaunch of She-Hulk in October.
Gainax. A studio known for classic anime such as Evangelion, FLCL and Nadia: Secret of Blue Water. JC Staff is known for anime such as Excel Saga, Tsukihime and Azumanga Daioh. Both studios have great directors, writers, animators and great people in general. So, one would think that the result of them working on the […]
Paramount and Nickelodeon Movies will make a trio of CG-animated films based on the Smurfs, Box Office Prophets reports, citing Variety. The first will be released in 2008 to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the characters’ creation.
4Kids Entertainment and MGA Entertainment will produce an all-new Bratz CGI animated television series, the companies announced today. The series, which follows the adventures of Yasmin, Cloe, Sasha, and Jade as they scoop stories for their teen magazine, will debut on 4Kids TV this fall. Bratz will also join anime import Magical Doremi and new […]
Steve Buscemi, John Cleese and Jay Leno will lend their voices to “Igor: Unholy Frijoles,” a computer-animated short that will serve as a prequel to the upcoming 2007 release Igor, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Buscemi will voice a super-intelligent lab rabbit, while Cleese will play Dr. Glickenstein and Leno will play Brian the Brain. […]
Vinton Studios will be absorbed into a new company, LAIKA Entertainment, which is being set up by businessman Phil Knight, the company announced today. LAIKA will produce animated films in a $50 to $70 million budget range, and it has recently greenlit Coraline, a CGI project based on the Neil Gaiman children’s book, which Henry […]
The domestic Korean market for animation grew to US$314 million in 2003, Digital Chosunilbo reports, and the number of animated works produced in Korea rose 25 percent.