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New Interview With "Spawn" Supervising Director Eric Radomski

by on March 11, 2006
Toon Zone’s new Todd McFarlane’s Spawn website has launched, and included in the site is a new interview with the first animated Spawn‘s supervising director, Eric Radomski. The interview goes into Radomski’s career on the show and his overall thoughts on the show’s quality and production. Further interviews are to be added to the site […]

BCI Releases KFS All Star DVD

by Dan Collinson March 11, 2006
BCI Eclipse, the company that distributes the He-Man DVDs (along with the upcoming She-Ra DVD), will distribute Animated All Stars. The two-disc, dual sided DVDs will feature a whopping 50 cartoons licensed by Hearst Entertainment (owners of King Features Syndicate). The set includes Flash Gordon, Betty Boop, Beetle Bailey, Prince Valiant, and Defenders of the […]

"Digiview Anime": Copyright Infringement at its Funniest

by on March 11, 2006
Joseph Lai. To those in the animation biz, especially those in Japan, the man is the personification of copyright infringement. Using stolen character designs, ripped-off plotlines, and in general making “movies” with no shred of original thought whatsoever. But since he’s in Korea, he can’t be sued. And since it’s cheap Korean anime, that means […]

Disney CFO: Disney/Pixar Deal to Close by May

by Ed Liuon March 10, 2006
At the Walt Disney Company’s annual meeting, Disney Chief Financial Officer Tom Staggs stated that he expects the Disney/Pixar merger to be complete by late April or early May. During the meeting, Pixar creative chief John Lasseter had much praise for Disney CEO Bob Iger, telling all assembled that “you are led by a great […]

Tony Millionaire’s "Drinky Crow" to Adult Swim

by Ed Liuon March 10, 2006
A report on Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat weblog states that cartoonist Tony Millionaire is working on a pilot for Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim based on his Maakies comic strip. The pilot will be titled Drinky Crow, and Millionaire is working on it with writer and producer Bruce Kaplan. MacDonald has an exclusive Drinky Crow image […]

SciFi Wire Updates on Stan Lee Projects

by Ed Liuon March 10, 2006
A brief article on SciFi.com’s SciFi Wire provides several updates to film, home video, and video game projects coming from Stan Lee’s Pow! Entertainment. In addition to previously announced animated superhero projects involving former Beatle Ringo Starr and Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner, Lee also mentioned two new animated DVD films coming soon: The Condor, […]

"Wired" Magazine on Dominance of Digital Animation and "A Scanner Darkly"

by Ed Liuon March 10, 2006
The March issue of Wired magazine contains a cover story titled “How Digital Animation Conquered Hollywood,” now available on the Wired website. The article covers subjects as diverse as pure CGI-animation, performance capture (as in King Kong), “green screening” (as in Sin City), and digital compositing (as with glass and reflection effects in Steven Spielberg’s […]

DreamWorks Animation Beats 4Q 2005 Estimates Despite Drop in Profit

by Ed Liuon March 10, 2006
DreamWorks Animation SKG has just announced its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2005, reporting net income of $63.2 million (or 61 cents per share) on revenues of $172.9 million. These numbers represent a significant drop from 4Q 2004 results ($192 million profit on $495.7 million revenue), but were still significantly higher than Wall […]

Andrew Dabb on "G.I. Joe Sigma 6" Comics

by Ed Liuon March 10, 2006
Writer Andrew Dabb has been interviewed by Comicon.com’s PULSE News about his work on the G.I. Joe Sigma 6 licensed comic book published by Devil’s Due Publishing. Among other topics, Dabb discusses his artistic influences, the challenges in writing for younger audiences, and his favorite members of the G.I. Joe team. Five preview pages are […]

UK/Australia "Ren and Stimpy" DVDs Censored

by Ed Liuon March 10, 2006
A report on the Lyris Lite weblog is stating that the UK and Australian DVD release of Ren and Stimpy Season 1 and 2 has been censored. Slightly over 3 minutes have been cut from the “Out West” cartoon to conform to British Board of Film Censors regulations, which prohibit the depiction of hanging as […]