"Renart" Toplines Seoul Animation Festival

by Maxie Zeuson July 31, 2005
The 9th Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival will open on August 11 at the COEX center in Samsong-dong, The Korea Times reminds readers. The festival, which will open with Thierry Schiel’s Renart the Fox, will feature 300 short and feature animated films from 40 countries. The festival will run through August 16.

"Roobarb and Custard" Returns in New Series

by Maxie Zeuson July 31, 2005
Cult cartoon Roobarb and Custard will be revived in a new animated series for Channel Five, reports.

Bridges, Woods Sign On for "Surf’s Up"

by Maxie Zeuson July 31, 2005
Jeff Bridges, James Woods and Michael McKean have signed onto the cast of Sony’s upcoming CGI film Surf’s Up, Coming Soon reports. Others cast in the film, which is due in June 2007, include Shia LaBeouf, Jane Krakowski, Jon Heder, Mario Cantone, Brian Benben and Zooey Deschane. Ash Brannon and Chris Buck direct.

"Genshiken": The Cry Of Many Should Be "Doujinshi Or Bust!"

by Chad Boninon July 31, 2005
Clubs are a big part of college life. Well, I guess that’s true in Japan. I haven’t done much clubbing in college, because the gaming group scares the living crap out of me. But Sasahara’s new to college and wants to join a club. The anime club and manga club seem too specialized for his […]

Activision Expands Alliance With Marvel

by Zeddon July 30, 2005
Activision, Inc. is expanding their long-term, broad-based strategic alliance with Marvel through an additional license agreement for a non-persistent role playing game (RPG). Under the terms of the deal, Activision is granted the exclusive rights to develop and publish cross property non-persistent RPGs that utilize a broad, “ensemble cast” of characters from the Marvel Universe. […]

Viacom Names Joseph Ianniello Senior VP and Treasurer

by Zeddon July 30, 2005
Joseph Ianniello has been appointed Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Viacom, the company announced yesterday. In his new position, Ianniello will be responsible for corporate development, corporate finance, worldwide treasury, and risk management activities for the company. He will continue to report to Viacom’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Michael Dolan. [Source: […]

How To Ruin TV Animation In Seven Easy Lessons

by Jeff Harrison July 30, 2005
I’ve been watching cartoons for over twenty years now. The period that began fifteen years ago is universally referred to as a “renaissance” in the American animation industry. In the United States alone, there are six all-animation outlets (Cartoon Network, Toon Disney, Nicktoons, Boomerang, Anime Network, and Locomotion [a channel I can guarantee you’ve never […]

ASIFA Hosts Special Paramount, Disney Screenings

by Maxie Zeuson July 29, 2005
Jerry Beck will host a special ASIFA-Hollywood screening of ten rare Paramount cartoons in 35mm Technicolor on Saturday, July 30, at 3:00pm. ASIFA-Hollywood will also screen Dan Lund and Tony West’s documentary Dream on Silly Dreamer on Saturday, August 27, at 3:00pm. Both screenings will be at the Ted Ashley/ Warner Bros. Screening Room, 2021 […]

"Happily N’Ever After" Trailer Online

by Maxie Zeuson July 29, 2005
BFC Berliner Film Companie has posted a trailer for Happily N’Ever After online. (via Animated News)

"Avenger: Complete Collection" Coming in October

by Maxie Zeuson July 29, 2005
Avenger: Complete Collection will be released on a three-disc DVD collection with a retail price of $29.98, Animated Bliss reports. The set will hit shelves on October 25.