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Ottawa Festival Announces Preliminary Features

The Ottawa International Animation Festival has added a Children’s Films competition in which entries will be judged by a jury of local children, festival organizers said today. “Every year there is controversy over the choices for Films and TV shows for Children,” says artistic director Chris Robinson. “After the Festival a posse of kids approached […]

Ottawa Animation Festival Issues Call for Entries

The Ottawa International Animation Festival is issuing a worldwide call for entries for its 2005 festival, which will be held September 21-25. Deadline for entry is June 1, 2005; preview tapes or DVDs must be received by June 18. An online entry form, plus festival and Television Animation Conference information, are available on the animation […]

ADV Announces Three DVDs For Feb. 15

ADV Films will release Aura Battler Dunbine: Secrets of Byston Well (Volume 12), Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040: Essential Anime Collection (Volume 3) and Legend of Crystania: Chaos Ring to DVD on February 15, the company said today. Details follow: Aura Battler Dunbine: Secrets of Byston Well (Volume 12) Contents: Four complete episodes Audio: English 2.0 […]

Roger Dean Developing CGI Feature

Roger Dean is developing a $17 million CGI-animated film based on a story embedded in the covers he has made for Yes, the artist reports at his website. The 90-minute feature, Floating Islands, will be about a boy searching for a space ark that survived the destruction of a tiny planet. (via Animated-News)

"Garfield" (Vol. 3) Episode List Revealed

Fox Home Entertainment will release Garfield and Friends – Volume 3 to DVD on April 19 for $39.98, TVShowsOnDVD reports. The website also has a complete list of episodes slated for inclusion on the three-disc set.

Vinton Films Head to DVD

Goodtimes Video will release six Willl Vinton films to DVD under the umbrella title “Clay Classics,” Animated Bliss reports. The films (The Little Prince, God’s Trombones, Martin The Cobbler, Michael The Visitor, Rip Van Winkle and The Star Child) will be released on April 5 and retail for $5.95 each.

Book: Eisner Opposed Iger Promotion

Walt Disney CEO Michael Eisner has long opposed the elevation of his lieutenant Robert Iger to the number one spot at the company, and others at Disney have also questioned Iger’s abilities, the Los Angeles Times reports. The Times article draws on the forthcoming James Stewart book DisneyWar to paint an unflattering portrait of the […]

"Burn-Up Scramble" Vol. 1: Fourth Time's Not the Charm

The year is 2005, Atlanta. Due to globalization and market expansion, animé has evolved. But so has its darker elements. Drama has become increasingly sophisticated, but with a growing amount of light-hearted anime threatening to topple the towering pile of angst anime companies have accumulating since EVA, Geneon decides to take action. They retool their […]

"Neon Genesis Evangelion" Platinum Edition Vol. 4: Now Nearly Action-Free!

Everyone should know the basic premise of Neon Genesis Evangelion by this point whether you’ve seen the entire series, just caught the quick Toonami run, or heard the legions of fanboys screaming like little girls over it. Giant robots battle giant monsters, all while a whiny kid named Shinji gives viewers giant headaches. And it’s […]

"Mezzo" Vol. 1: The DSA is On The Job!

The Danger Service Agency will handle any job for a price. It doesn’t matter if it’s tracking down a missing person (especially if your favorite weather woman is involved) or following a would-be adulterer (do robot duplicates count?), Mikura, her pals, and her orange spandex will get any job done right. But should you engage […]

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