"The Boondocks" Comes to CN October 2

by Zeddon July 18, 2005
Adult Swim will premiere The Boondocks at 11:00pm (ET/PT) on October 2, Cartoon Network said today. The series is based on Aaron McGruder’s comic strip of the same name, in which two kids move from the south side of Chicago to live with their grandfather in suburban Woodcrest. McGruder serves as creator and executive producer […]

Jerry Beck: Animation Maven

by Javeon July 18, 2005
Animation historian Jerry Beck has written several books about cartoons, including Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies: A Complete Illustrated Guide and Outlaw Animation. He was also part of the production of such compilation shows, such as Toonheads and Totally Tooned In, and DVD releases, including the Looney Tunes Golden Collections. He is also the founder […]

CG "Ninja Turtles" Coming to Big Screen

by Maxie Zeuson July 18, 2005
The Weinstein Co. and Warner Bros. will bring Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to the big screen in an all-CG animated version, the companies said today. Animation veteran Kevin Munroe will write and direct in consultation with Turtles‘ co-creator Peter Laird, and animation work will be done at the Hong Kong facilities of Imagi Animation Studios. […]

"Monster House" Due in July

by Maxie Zeuson July 18, 2005
Columbia Pictures will release Monster House on July 21, 2006, the studio announced today. The film, the second to use “Performance Capture” technology, is about three kids battling a house that eats trick-or-treaters on Halloween. Mitchel Musso, Sam Lerner, and Spencer Locke star along with Steve Buscemi, Nick Cannon, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Kevin James, Jason Lee, […]

Press Surveys Comic-Con News

by Maxie Zeuson July 18, 2005
Superman Returns director Bryan Singer was at Comic-Con last weekend, and USA Today reports on his appearance at the fan convention. Meanwhile, The Hollywood Reporter surveys Superman Returns and presentations on many other films.

Academy Hosts "The Animated Performance"

by Maxie Zeuson July 18, 2005
The Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will host “The Animated Performance: Art Meets Technology” on Friday, July 29, with Bill Kroyer leading an evening discussion of the evolution of animation. Special guests will include Brad Bird, Eric Goldberg, Jan Pinkava, Richie Baneham, and Steve Hornby. The presentation […]

"SpongeBob" Season 3 to DVD in September

by Maxie Zeuson July 18, 2005
Paramount will release SponeBob SquarePants: Season 3 to DVD on September 27, TV Shows on DVD reports. The three-disc set will retail for $49.99.

CN Launches "Tiny TV" Pre-School Block Down Under

by Maxie Zeuson July 18, 2005
Cartoon Network Asia will lauch Tiny TV, a one-hour preschool block, on Monday, August 15, in Australia, according to c21 Media. The block will feature Postman Pat, The Secret World of Benjamin Bear, The Little Red Tractor and Merlin the Magical Puppy.

More "Creature Comforts" in September

by Benon July 18, 2005
On September 27, thirteen new short films from Aardman Animation based on Nick Park’s original 1990 short, “Creature Comforts,” will be released on DVD. The films on the one-disc Creature Comforts The Complete First Season set previously aired on Comedy Central in the United States and were nominated for a BAFTA (British Academy of Film […]

"Cromartie" Legal Woes End UPDATED: Civil Suit Against Franchise Presses Forward

by Benon July 18, 2005
The legal problems that might have halted screenings of the live action adaptation of the manga Sakigake! Cromartie High School have ended for now. Warren Cromartie, a baseball player famous in Japan, previously said he was unhappy that his name had been used in a series about delinquents and punks and last month filed for […]