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Frank Espinosa Talks "Rocketo"

Animator Frank Espinosa, who redesigned the Looney Tunes characters in 1992 and provided artwork for a series of Looney Tunes postage stamps, has spoken to Newsarama about his new comic book series Rocketo, which details the adventures of an explorer and mapmaker living 2000 years in the future. Rocketo #1 is scheduled for release in […]

"Duckula" DVD Trailer Goes Online

Capital Entertainment has posted a trailer for their upcoming DVD release of Count Duckula. You can access it here.

Disney Closes Australia Studio

Walt Disney is closing its DisneyToon Studio in Australia, Full story is reporting. The studio will close once it has completed work on Cinderella 3. Update: Full story on the closure.

Nick Partners with WNBA in Fitness Program

Nickelodeon and the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) will partner to encourage youth fitness under Nickelodeon’s “Let’s Just Play” initiative, the network said today. Under the deal, Nickelodeon will sponser the WNBA’s Be Fit Tour and get a “significant presence” at WNBA games with “Let’s Just Play” stretch breaks, in-arena Public Service Announcements, specialty prize […]

NY Times Traces DreamWorks' Stumbles

The New York Times (link required free registration) has a lengthy analysis of recent missteps by DreamWorks Animation. The article details numerous incidents that have left the company with a “credibility gap” with analysts and investors.

Weinstein Co. Buys Indy CGI Feature

The Weinstein Company has acquired the independently produced CGI animated feature Hoodwinked for distribution, the Indianapolis Star reports. The “crime story” tells the tale of Little Red Riding Hood from multiple viewpoints. Voice cast includes Tara Strong, Patrick Warburton, Andy Dick, Sally Struthers, and David Ogden Stiers. The film was produced by siblings Todd, Cory, […]

New Line Picks Up "Ex Machina" Film Rights

New Line Cinema has purchased the film rights to Brian Vaughan and Tony Harris’s comic book Ex Machina, says The Hollywood Reporter. Two versions of the script are being written, one by Vaughan and the other by The Gray Area‘s co-creator Glen Brunswick. Separately, Comic Foundry is giving away a copy of Ex Machina autographed […]

"Inspector Gadget" Screenshots Go Online

DVD Toons has screenshots and cover art of Inspector Gadget’s Biggest Caper Ever.

Majesco Brings DreamWorks Titles to Game Boy Advance Video

DreamWorks has granted Majesco Entertainment a three-year license to publish Game Boy Advance Video versions of Shrek, Shrek 2 and Shark Tale, the companies said today. The titles, which will be priced at $19.99 each, will debut this October. [Source: PR Newswire]

"Steamboy": Fantastic Journey to Yesterday's Tomorrow

These days we take it for granted that major anime features will get a nationwide theatrical run in the U.S. This was not the case in 1989, when renowned manga artist/writer Otomo Katsuhiro’s cyberpunk classic Akira took the art house circuit by storm. Nearly twenty years later, he has finally returned to the director’s chair […]

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