Ollie Johnston received the National Medal of Arts last Friday in a ceremony held at the White House. Johnston is the last remaining member of the “Nine Old Men,” who were responsible for many of Disney’s best known and most beloved films. The press release from the National Endowment of the Arts states that his […]
An article in the Los Angeles Times states that Chicken Little‘s digital 3-D version has been a real winner at the box-office (free registration required). The 3-D version of the movie earned more than double the amount of the normal version per screen on its opening weekend despite (or perhaps because of) an additional cost […]
Burst Angel is yet another in a long line of girls with guns anime series trying to recapture the magic of 80s classic Dirty Pair. And it does an admirable job, adding giant robots and monsters to the familiar mix. Though frankly, I hardly noticed them as my eyes must have been somewhere else. Let’s […]
Hot chicks with guns. Giant robots. Fanservice. These are the stereotypes that pepper many an anime series. But Studio GONZO, experts in the unoriginal, accidentally added another stereotype to the equation: “whiney male sidekick.” Thus, Burst Angel (Bakuretsu Tenshi) was born! Jo, Meg, Amy and Sei are a group of super powered, but absurdly dressed, […]
Disney’s first computer-animated effort is beginning to show some surprising legs at the box office, coming in at #1 for the second straight week. In its second weekend, the flick grossed about $32 million according to early studio estimates, a drop of just 20% from last weekend. Its current cume, $80 million, while less than […]
Sealab, arguably, is the show that started the decay in quality among the Turner-produced Adult Swim originals. After a fantastic first thirteen episodes, the slide in quality was slow but quickly accelerated. The trend is on display on Warner’s second Sealab 2021 DVD release. When watching these episodes, you’re confronted with a mixed bag of […]
Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki has announced in a talk at Meiji University that the next Studio Ghibli film will be directed by Goro Miyazaki, one of Hayao Miyazaki’s sons, Ryoko Toyama on the Miyazaki Mailing List reports. In the past, Goro Miyazaki worked in landscaping. According to Ms. Toyama, he designed the rooftop garden […]
U.S. animation conglomerate IDT Entertainment has secured distribution agreements in over twenty-five territories around the world for its CGI animated movie Yankee Irving, C21Media reports. Among the markets cleared for the late summer 2006 release are the bulk of the eastern European markets, Portugal and Thailand. The film will be distributed domestically by Fox as […]
China and South Korea on Thursday signed an agreement to help each other promote and develop China’s Changsha Cartoon Art Festival (CCAF) and the Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival (SICAF) into the largest animation festivals in China and South Korea, AWN reports, citing China Knowledge Press.
DIC has reached several new deals at MIPCOM, including deals on many animated series. World Screen has details.