Curious George’s Long Strange Trip from Page to Screen

by Ed Liuon February 7, 2006
A lengthy article in the Los Angeles Times details the long journey Curious George has taken from classic children’s book to the film incarnation coming to multiplex screens on Friday, February 10, 2006. (via Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat weblog)

Andreas Deja Talks Up "Bambi II"

by Ed Liuon February 7, 2006
Veteran animator and animation consultant Andreas Deja has spoken to’s PULSE News about Bambi II, the direct-to-video sequel to Disney’s classic film. Deja speaks about his role in the making of the film and his reactions to seeing the final finished product.

"Macross" Volume 1: Robotech-stasy

by on February 7, 2006
Let’s just get the embarrassing truth out of the way: as big a Robotech fan as I am, I’ve never seen Macross before. Primarily because I’ve been too cheap to shell out for the rather pricey DVD sets, but also for some more dignified reason to be named at a later date. However, new licensee […]

Nick Park and Steve Box Talk "Wallace & Gromit"

by Ed Liuon February 6, 2006
The San Francisco Examiner spoke to Aardman animators Nick Park and Steve Box about their work on Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. The brief article goes into the demands of the stop-motion process and what the future has in store for the duo.

Samuel L. Jackson Briefly Talks "Afro Samurai"

by Ed Liuon February 6, 2006
Actor Samuel L. Jackson spoke to Sci Fi Wire briefly about Comic Book Resources Comic Reel column, coming later this year on Spike TV. Jackson stated that his work on the five episodes is complete, and that future episodes will depend on how well the show is received. (via Comic Book Resources Comic Reel column)

Mike Parobeck Memorial Posted

by Ed Liuon February 6, 2006
George Khoury has posted a lengthy tribute at to the late Mike Parobeck. Parobeck is best known for his lengthy tenure on the tie-in comics to Batman the Animated Series, where he would give away two fully-rendered sketches per month to the best letter column correspondents. Parobeck died due to complications with diabetes in […]

"Wallace & Gromit" Sweep Annie Awards

by Ed Liuon February 6, 2006
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit swept the 33rd Annual Annie Awards, winning all 10 of the awards it was nominated for. A full list of the nominees and winners is available at the Annie Awards web site.

"Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit": Man’s Best (Clay) Friends

by on February 6, 2006
With the release of their long anticipated feature film, Wallace and Gromit have undeniably earned a place among the great comedy duos such as Laurel and Hardy, Abbott and Costello, and Regis and Kathy Lee. The Curse of the Were-Rabbit was the second stop motion animation film to hit U.S. theaters in 2005, but it […]

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, 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]