Zoom Suit, an animated short film by former Marvel Entertainment Brand Manager John Taddeo, has won the Grand Festival Award of the 2005 Berkeley Video & Film Festival. Apparently, the short may also lead to a live-action feature film version of Zoom Suit. The short film may be seen on-line at Taddeo’s website at www.superverse.com.
An op-ed article in the St. Petersburg Times suggests that its elected officials ask, “What would Batman Do?” when confronted with seemingly intractible problems of public policy. Times columnist Ernest Hooper suggests, not entirely facetiously, that Cartoon Network’s Justice League presents a model of how disparate minds can “pull together for a common cause, even […]
America Online and Warner Brothers have announced a joint service to launch next year that will provide on-line video on demand via the Internet. Called In2TV, the service will form an on-line TV network backed by a large library of Time-Warner programming. Programming will be available in a standard quality streaming video format and a […]
Thanks to the considerable success of Chicken Run and Wallace and Gromit, Nick Park is on his way to becoming a household name in the U.S. But an unintended consequence of the popularity of these properties is that Park’s most acclaimed short goes relatively unnoticed. Back in 1991 the Oscar for best animated short film […]
The title of this volume, “Hayama Hijinks,” would have you believe it was as completely crazy as the first volume. In fact, while it’s still very funny, the drama is kicked up a notch and the heartfelt moments are out in force this time. Child TV star Sana Kurata, armed with an embarrassing photo, has […]
Artist Tad Stones has launched a weblog dedicated to the production of the new Hellboy animated projects. Stones’ current posts include his history trying to get Hellboy into animated form, the guiding principles of the current show, and the level of involvement of Hellboy creator Mike Mignola. (via Comic Book Resources The Comic Reel)
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 […]