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Hayao Miyazaki Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at Venice Film Festival

Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki received a lifetime achievement award at the Venice Film Festival on Friday, September 9. In statements to the press, he stated that he was unconcerned at the relatively poor performance of his movies outside of Japan and claimed he nearly skipped the award ceremony, feeling that lifetime achievement awards are for […]

Burden Big for "Chicken Little"

The Los Angeles Times briefly notes the importance that the Walt Disney Company is placing on Chicken Little, the CGI-animated feature film scheduled for release on November 4. The studio is placing particular importance on the film in the face of their recent animated film flops and the possible ending of the Disney-Pixar partnership.

Disney Holds Shanghai Disneyland Due to China Media Rules

An article in the New York Times states that the Walt Disney Company is refusing to progress on talks for a Shanghai Disneyland theme park until it receives assurances that it can broadcast Disney shows on Chinese television (free registration required). Stricter Chinese media ownership regulations issued on August 1 essentially bar foreign television channels […]

NYT on "Wallace & Gromit" Feature Film

The New York Times has published a feature article about the path that Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit has taken to get to the screen (free registration required). The movie, opening on October 7, will be Aardman’s second feature-length stop-motion animated movie and the first to star Nick Park’s Oscar-winning duo.

"Wulin Warriors" Pushed Back to January

Cartoon Network will delay its debut of Wulin Warriors: Legend of the Seven Stars until January of 2006, the network said today. The series was previously scheduled to make its Toonami debut on September 24, 2005. [Source: Cartoon Network]

"Gad Guard" Vol. 7: Space, A Very Lonely Place

Any good series that dabbles in giant robots needs some part of the story to be about space. Whether it’s fighting in space or exploring other planets or just trying to reach this vast frontier, space is a must. And Gad Guard finally gets around to that very plot point. Last disc, there was a […]

"Gad Guard" Vol. 3: Small-Town Giant Robots

Giant Robots. Who wouldn’t want one? A robot the size of a skyscraper would be cool, but a ten-foot tall robot would be nice too. For one thing, it would be easier to take care of and hide in case you’re ever chased by the police all over the city. Plus, it wouldn’t talk much, […]

Disney Channel Orders Second Season of "American Dragon: Jake Long"

Disney Channel Worldwide has ordered a second season of the Walt Disney Television Animation comedy/adventure series American Dragon: Jake Long. Emmy Award nominee Steve Loter (Kim Possible) has been named executive producer and director, joining executive producers Matt Negrete and Eddie Guzelian. Actor Kyle Massey (That’s So Raven) will join the voice cast as a […]

Dracula-themed "The Batman Strikes" Cover Art

The cover art to The Batman Strikes! #15, a tie-in to the upcoming animated home video movie The Batman Versus Dracula, is now up at Legions of Gotham. The Batman Strikes! #15 will hit shelves on Nov. 2nd, while The Batman Versus Dracula will street beforehand on Oct. 18th. Click here for an interview with […]

New "The Batman" Images Featuring Batgirl and New Batmobile

Toon Zone News and Toon Zone News have a real exclusive first look at four new promo images for the new season of The Batman, premiering Sept. 17th. The new images, four in all, show off the new Batgirl design as well as the new villain, Poison Ivy. Another one of the images shows off […]

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