Global Student Animation Awards: Call for Submissions

Animation, visual effects and motion design students are invited to submit their work to the first annual Global Student Animation Awards. Winners will receive a job interview at a company of their choice and $1,000. Other prizes include a personally engraved Apple G5, the latest versions of Maya, and Adobe products. Fifteen finalists will be […]

Disney & Weinsteins Parting Ways

The Walt Disney Company and Miramax announced in a joint release today that the Weinstein brothers will leave the specialty film studio after September 30 to create a new company, ending their 12-year relationship with the Mouse House. Disney, meanwhile, will retain the Miramax Films label, as well as the libraries of both Miramax and […]

4Kids Acquires North American Rights to "The Wumblers"

4Kids Entertainment, Inc. has taken on the North American television broadcast, home video, and merchandising rights to Peak Entertainment’s new children’s property The Wumblers. The Wumblers is an animated television series featuring a whimsical collection of characters living in a world similar to our own. The stories are designed to teach kids about mutual respect, […]

"The Muppets' Wizard of Oz" Debuts Wednesday, April 27

The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz will make its world premiere on Wednesday, April 27, 2005, as part of the Tribeca Family Festival. The premiere will take place at 7:30pm at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center in lower Manhattan with Ashanti, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, The Great Gonzo, and Pepe the King Prawn […]

Kevin Munroe To Write/Direct Animated "TMNT" Film

Kevin Munroe has been signed to write and direct a new CGI-animated feature-length Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film. Currently in pre-production, the film is scheduled for U.S. release in spring 2007. [Source: Dark Horizons] (via William C. Maune)

Scott Allie on Being Conan's Editor

Dark Horse Comics’ Scott Allie has given an extensive interview to Newsarama.com about Conan, the hit monthly comic by Kurt Busiek and Cary Nord that hews closer to the original Robert E. Howard pulp stories. Allie goes into the picking of the creative team, current and future storylines (including the fill-in issue to be drawn […]

TV Guide Gives Glimpse at "The Batman's" Batgirl

TVGuide.com has posted a brief article and photo of the new Batgirl joining the cast of WB’s The Batman. Producer Jeff Matsuda is quoted on how she will be animated and used on the show.

DC on "Batman Chronicles" Reprints

Comicon.com’s PULSE News has interviewed DC Senior Editor for Collected Editions Dale Crain about the recently published Batman Chronicles, the first volume of what is promised to put every Batman comic book adventure back in print. Volume 1, which goes on sale tomorrow, reprints Detective Comics #27 – 38 and Batman #1 in a 192 […]

Tokyopop Founder Stuart Levy Interviewed

AnimeNewsNetwork has posted a brief interview with Tokyopop founder Stuart Levy. Topics range from Levy’s move from law to publishing, the Tokyopop products that hold a special place in his heart, and what he does in his spare time.

"Fat Albert" Big, Fat Pile of Crap

One of modern Hollywood’s more curious genres has to be TV show adaptations, which are almost universally lambasted by critics and fans alike but still generally turn in a healthy profit. I suppose it’s the McDonald’s theory: people will flock to the familiar even if it means intestinal discomfort later. As long as there are […]

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