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LA Studios CEO Talks About Voice Recording

Digital Cad interviews Jesse Meli, CEO of LA Studios, on the process of recording for cartoons.

Stairway to Heaven: "Terry Moore: Paradise Found"

In the early 1990s, a shift occurred in the comic book publishing world. Increased desire for creative freedom and financial reward led to a small boom of small press and self-publishers offering alternatives to the mostly homogenous output of Marvel and DC Comics. One of the most successful creators to break into the business was […]

Magical Girl: Toon Zone Talks to Saffron Henderson

Voice actress Saffron Henderson has done a lot of work, but she may be best known for her work as young Goku/Gohan on Dragon Ball Z. And what does she think of the fact that she had a central role in what just might be the single most popular anime series of all time? “Rather […]

The Complete Peanuts 1955-1956 Now Available

The third volume of the Peanuts comic strips collection released by Fantagraphics is now available for ordering. Highlights of this volume include many strips that have never been reprinted since their original publishing during the 1955-1956 period, as well as an introduction by Simpsons creator Matt Groening. More details and ordering info at the Official […]

"Foster" Wins at Cartoons by the Bay

Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends was named best series for all children at the ninth Pulcinella Awards, while the series’ Bloo was named best animation character of the year, World Screen reports. Other honorees at the Cartoons by the Bay event included Avatar (best action and adventure series and best series of the year); Peppa […]

Jim Smith Artwork Coming From Asylum

Ren & Stimpy co-creator Jim Smith will publish a series of sketchbooks for Asylum Press, the publisher said today. The 64-page Deadly Are the Naked will feature Ripping Friends storyboards, background designs, celebrity caricatures, and a 16-page color section featuring concept drawings and a glimpse of Smith’s comic book, Chestaclese. Previews can be found at […]

"Princess Natasha" Coming to DVD

Anchor Bay Entertainment will release the AOL web series Princess Natasha to home video, World Screen reports. The twenty-part series will be released in installments featuring ten episodes each. AOL will also develop two exclusive bonus episodes for the release and two games for DVD and video.

KIKA Buys "Benjamin Bear"

Germany’s KIKA has bought fifty-two 11-minute episodes of The Secret World of Benjamin Bear, World Screen reports. The deal puts the Amberwood Entertainment show in every major European territory.

Competition for Voiceover Spots Intensifies

Competition in the voiceover field is intensifying, and Backstage takes a look at the state of the industry. Celebrities continue to invade the field, and the report discovers that studios aren’t above abusive trickery in getting what they want.

Friedman, Beard: RIP

Ed Friedman, a long-time animator and director with Walt Disney, Ub Iwerks, UPA, and other studios, died on April 29, AWN reports. He was 92. Separately, AWN reports that Blue’s Clues animator Paul Beard died on April 22 in a Kansas City car crash. He was 27.

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