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Myron Waldman 1908 – 2006

by Ed Liuon February 6, 2006
Animation director Myron Waldman passed away at the age of 97 on the morning of February 4. Waldman was a key figure in the heyday of the Fleischer Studios, working on Betty Boop, Superman, Popeye the Sailor, and Raggedy Ann and Andy. Animation historian and enthusiast Jerry Beck has posted an appreciation at CartoonBrew.com, and […]

"Creature Comforts" Comes to CBS

by Zeddon February 4, 2006
CBS has greenlit Creature Comforts, a U.S. version of the British stop-motion animated TV series. The The Hollywood Reporter comes from Aardman Animations, the creative force behind Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit and Chicken Run. CBS has ordered seven half-hour episodes of the project for midseason 2006-2007. [Source: The Hollywood Reporter]

"Tripping the Rift – Season 2" Extras Announced

by Zeddon February 4, 2006
TVShowsOnDVD has info regarding the extras that will be included on Tripping the Rift – The Complete 2nd Season, streeting on April 4 and retailing for $29.95 SRP. Extras will include: Featurette: “Tripping The Rift Season 2: Where No Chode Has Gone Before” Outtakes & Bloopers Eureka Promo In addition, TVShowsOnDVD reports that the set […]

Fuse Delays "Empire Square" Cartoon

by Zeddon February 4, 2006
Empire Square, an animated series focusing on characters as they try to become music superstars, will premiere on U.K. cable music network Fuse on April 19. This will mark the first original series for Fuse, better known for its videos and live music events. The series was originally scheduled to premiere last month. [Source: The […]

"Ice Age 2" Videogame Website Goes Online

by Zeddon February 4, 2006
The official website for the Ice Age 2: The Meltdown videogame is now online. (via Animated-News)

Buena Vista Announces Blu-Ray DVD Lineup

by Ed Liuon February 3, 2006
A news capsule from Nausicaa.net notes an article (in Japanese) at Watch Impress stating that Buena Vista has announced a film lineup using the new Blu-Ray DVD format. The movies include several releases from Studio Ghibli, including Gedo Senki (Tales from Earthsea), the still-unreleased feature film. Blu-Ray is a new home video format which uses […]

Josh Blaylock on the State of Devil’s Due Publishing

by Ed Liuon February 3, 2006
Josh Blaylock, founder of Devil’s Due Publishing, has spoken to Newsarama.com about the state of his company and its comics properties. Devil’s Due is best known for their G.I. Joe line of comics, including G.I. Joe: America’s Elite and the G.I. Joe: Sigma 6 tie-in comic. They also just recently announced a series of comics […]

"Runners" Graphic Novel Jumps to Animation

by Ed Liuon February 3, 2006
Sean Wang’s Runners: Bad Goods, a science fiction adventure graphic novel, has just been turned into an animated short film by the DAVE School at Universal Studios Orlando. Runners focuses on a motley crew of smugglers who inherit a world of trouble when they take on a mysterious passenger. The film was the final project […]

"Wallace & Gromit" Comes to DVD February 7

by Zeddon February 3, 2006
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit will be available on DVD and VHS beginning February 7, 2006. Bonus features will include a commentary by the film’s two directors, Nick Park and Steve Box; the U.S. DVD debut of Box’s award-winning short film “Stage Fright”; a first-hand look at the unique artistry of stop-motion […]

"The Little Mermaid" Platinum Edition DVD Coming This October

by Zeddon February 3, 2006
The Little Mermaid Platinum Edition DVD comes to stores on October 3, 2006, Reuters reports. Like other Platinum Edition releases, The Little Mermaid will be a two-disc set, with one disc reserved solely for bonus materials. Several cutting-edge features are still being developed, along with such expected extras as deleted scenes, commentaries and featurettes on […]