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UNICEF Carpet Bombs the Smurfs

A public service advertisement by UNICEF has obliterated the Smurfs’ home village through an aerial bombardment. The public service announcement, to be aired in Belgium next week, is meant to raise funds for a program to rehabilitate former child soldiers in Burundi. The animated cartoon was produced with the approval of the family of the […]

"Wallace & Gromit": 24-Carrot Filmmaking

Stop-motion animation has never achieved the same popular success as the hand-drawn variety. Its painstaking production, which involves photographing small models moving in miniscule increments a frame at a time, would drive away all but the most dedicated filmmakers, and the days of shooting to obtain mere minutes of film demand patience well beyond the […]

"Case Closed" 5.3: The Unfortunately-Placed Episodes

Poor Detective Conan. Thanks to TMS messing around with the dub and Cartoon Network’s idiotic scheduling, what could have been a huge success in America has turned into one of the bigger bombs in recent anime history. It’s a shame too, as the mysteries here are much cleverer than anything on Scooby Doo or Ghostwriter […]

"Case Closed" 5.4: The Trimphant Debut of Kaito Kid

Even those who hate CSI and its ilk love watching a good mystery in action, and more often than not, Case Closed, or more well known in the fandom by its original name of Detective Conan, has had plenty of exciting and unique mysteries. That tradition continues on this disc, and provides a new foil […]

"Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek" Comes to Adult Swim

Central Park Media’s award-winning short film Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek is scheduled to air on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block this month. The CG sci-fi horror anime will be broadcast on Saturday night/Sunday morning, October 30, at 12:00am. [Source: Adult Swim] Click here to read Toon Zone’s review of Kakurenbo. (via William C. Maune)

Disney Channel October 2005 Movies & Specials

The following is a list of the animated movies and specials scheduled to air on Disney Channel during the month of October: The Great Mouse Detective (1986) Monday, October 31 (11:00 a.m., ET/PT) Hercules (1997) Monday, October 10 (11:00 a.m., ET/PT) Monsters, Inc. (2001) Sunday, October 9 (6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., ET/PT) Pooh’s Grand […]

Mark Pannicia Talks "Amazing Fantasy" #15

Marvel Comics editor Mark Pannicia has spoken to Comic Book Resources about Amazing Fantasy #15, a special issue scheduled for release in November. Contributing creators include Dan Slott (Batman Adventures, She-Hulk), Greg Pak (X-Men: Phoenix – Endsong, 1602: New World), Robert Kirkman (Invincible, The Walking Dead), Takeshi Miyazawa (Mary Jane, Runaways), and Sean McKeever (Mary […]

"Zoom Suit" Filmmakers Sponsor Katrina Animal Relief; Stake $10K as Second Donation

The team behind the animated short film Zoom Suit has sponsored a van of volunteers to aid in animal rescue in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. John Taddeo, writer and director of the movie, has further committed the $10,000 grand prize of the Hayden Online Film Festival to the Tri-County Humane Society of Boca Raton, […]

On-Line Comics Preview Roundup: October 7, 2005

Several on-line previews for comics have been released this week. They include: – Newsarama.com has posted a 5-page preview of the original graphic novel The Quitter by Harvey Pekar and Dean Haspiel, along with a complete 2-page story about the novel originally published in this month’s Playboy magazine. The book is published by DC/Vertigo and […]

Eisner Leaves Disney Board

Michael Eisner, who stepped down as The Walt Disney Company’s CEO last week, also unexpectedly quit the company’s Board of Directors, the company announced on Thursday in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Eisner, 63, resigned from the board on September 30. He had originally planned to see out his term, which expires […]

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