Make Your Own Movies for KidsWB

by Maxie Zeuson July 11, 2005
KidsWB is inviting kids to submit their own mini-movies as part of a “Make a Mini Mucha Movie” contest, the network said today. During its Saturday morning broadcast on Saturday, July 16, KidsWB will show viewers how to download Xipster FreeSTyle stop-motion software from the KidsWB website. With that software, kids will be able to […]

"Samurai Gun" Gets August DVD Release

by Maxie Zeuson July 11, 2005
ADV Films will release Samuari Gun: Cocked and Loaded to DVD on August 16, the company said today. The DVD-only release will feature the first four episodes in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include production sketches; an original English trailer; special “Fun with Audio” segment; clean opening and closing animation; […]

Disney Online Offers Three New Games

by Maxie Zeuson July 11, 2005
Disney Online has launched three new downloadable pinball games at, the company announced today. The games, themed on The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and Pirates of the Caribbean, are available for $9.99 each. [Source: Business Wire]

Devil’s Due Opens Up for Submissions

by Ed Liuon July 11, 2005
Devil’s Due Publishing has opened its doors to submissions from the general public, with an aim to publish several new comics in 2006. Several restrictions apply, all of which are detailed in DDP’s press release.

Scott McCloud Interviewed by Fresno Bee

by Ed Liuon July 11, 2005
The Fresno Bee newspaper has interviewed Scott McCloud (Superman Adventures, Understanding Comics) in comic-book format.

Byron Preiss 1953 – 2005

by Ed Liuon July 11, 2005
Writer, editor, and publisher Byron Preiss was killed in an auto accident on July 9, 2005. Preiss was the president of Byron Preiss Visual Publications and ibooks and had a career in publishing that stretched back to the 1970’s. Preiss’ obituary is at The New York Times (free registration required), and comic book legend Jim […]

Ovi Nedelcu’s "Desene" Book Previewed On-Line

by Ed Liuon July 11, 2005
Artist Ovi Nedelcu’s hardcover sketchbook Desene: Sketches and Scribbles has been previewed by The book comes with an introduction by director Henry Selick and is scheduled for release this September from Image Comics.

DreamWorks Cancels Stock Offering, Lowers Profit Estimates

by Maxie Zeuson July 11, 2005
DreamWorks Animation SKG has cancelled a secondary stock offering and lowered its earnings estimates, the company said today. The studio now expects to lose between seven and nine cents a share during the second quarter of 2005, and it lowered its annual earnings expectations to between eighty and ninety cents a share. The company has […]

Soup2Nuts Exec Interviewed

by Maxie Zeuson July 11, 2005
The Boston Globe interviews Carl W. Adams, director of development at Home Movies-producer Soup2Nuts.

"As Told by Ginger": Slow Times at Junior High

by Chris Woodon July 11, 2005
Animators have long concentrated their attention on boys … Sorry, that sounds like a Michael Jackson reference. Anyway, animation has usually focused on the young male audience, and it’s only in the last few decades that cartoons specifically targeting girls have become prevalent. Perhaps it was assumed girls bought fewer toys or were more literate. […]