Despite their popularity, most of the eighties cartoons are remembered only nostalgically. Let’s face it—most of them aren’t as good as we remember. Some are plagued by horrible voice acting (Thundercats), some are so reliant on their toylines that it’s impossible to connect them to any character (Transformers, GI Joe), and some are just bad […]
Wizard Entertainment has announced a new annual convention to be held in Atlanta, GA. The first WizardWorld Atlanta is currently scheduled for June 30 – July 2, 2006, and will join the five other conventions held in Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Arlington, Texas.
An article on MickeyNews.com covers the history behind the Disney animator strike of 1941, which led to the unionization of the animation staff and ultimately led to a tremendous creative burst in the animation and comics businesses.
John A. Davis, writer and director on Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, will bring John Nickle’s kids’ book The Ant Bully to the big screen as a CG-animated film, it was announced today. The story is about a boy who floods an ant colony with his water gun, then is magically shrunk to insect size and […]
Robert Iger, CEO of Walt Disney Co., is holding preliminary talks with Pixar about reviving and extending the distribtution pact between the two companies, IMDb reports. In addition, Apple Computer (like Pixar, headed by Steve Jobs) is talking with Iger about licensing Disney movies and TV shows for the video iPod the company is reportedly […]
The Animex International Festival of Animation is soliciting entries for the 2006 Animex Awards, to be held in Middlesbrough, England, in January, Computer Graphics World reports. Details can be found at www.animex.net. Deadline for entry is October 1.
Bill Plympton is exhibiting his new short film, “The Fan and the Flower,” in international film festivals, AWN reports. The story is about an ill-fated romance between an electric ceiling fan and a flower. Paul Giamatti narrates.