Animation fans in the San Francisco area will no doubt be attending the upcoming WonderCon. On February 11th, from 1:30pm to 3:00pm at the Moscone Center (Room 2018), there will be an animation panel featuring Alan Burnett, Paul Dini, Mark Evanier, Adam Beechen and Stan Berkowitz. Panel guest Stan Berkowitz promises “lots of news of […]
Economic logic, it seems, rarely rules in Hollywood. Too often, egos get in the way. But the announcement that the Walt Disney Company will be buying Pixar Animation Studios shows that even Hollywood will sometimes bow to the obvious. The Disney-Pixar merger is certainly the most momentous entertainment combination since Time bought Warner, and history […]
Return to the Planet of the Apes will be available on a single-disc DVD beginning March 28, according to DVD Planet. The disc will retail for $19.95 SRP. (via TVShowsOnDVD) (hat tip: Dan Collins) Updated 1/28: TVShowsOnDVD has an update on this news. While Return to the Planet of the Apes will still be available […]
A full-length animated feature film on Rajnikanth is being produced in India. The film will initially be produced in Hindi and English, but plans exist to make it available in several other languages as well, including Japanese. The film will run for 120 minutes and will be commercially released. [Source: Newindpress.com]
Animation business company GDH will establish GK Entertainment as its wholly owned subsidiary in Korea on February 1, 2006. Capitalized at 58.5 million yen ($510,000), GK Entertainment will produce GONZO brand animations in collaboration with Gonzo, a GDH group animation production company. [Source: JCN Network]
Oxygen has ordered a pilot of the book/web comic strip Angry Little Girls, AWN reports, citing Variety. Jennifer Love Hewitt is set to be Executive Producer. Angry Little Girls was created by Lela Lee in response to what she found to be insulting Asian characters in other cartoons.
Marc Shahboz’s animated short Miami 85 won the Best Mobile Content Award at the MoTV Awards, according to AWN.
previously announced has more info on the TVShowsOnDVD Speed Racer – Collector’s Edition Volume 4, scheduled for release on March 14. The DVD will retail for $22.98 and will also include a collectible die-cast Mach-5 car. TVShowsOnDVD also has box art and cover art.
BCI has formed a new label called Ronin Entertainment, TVShowsOnDVD reports. Ronin’s first two properties will be the original 1966 Ultraman series and the 1980 series Shadow Warriors, according to the trade magazine Video Business.