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Briefly: Hatcher on "Coraline;" WALL-E Award; "Raven" Update; 3-D Eye Diagnosis

* Teri Hatcher has discussed her role as the Other Mother in Coraline, noting that most of her other work is “inappropriate” for her 11-year old, and joked that several parents she knew declared ‘No more sleepovers at Hatchers’ house’ after watching a screening of the movie. [Women’s Wear Daily] * The Producers Guild of […]

"Mary Poppins": Practically Perfect in Every Way

Mary Poppins simply needs no introduction. It is arguably Walt Disney’s single biggest achievement in motion pictures; it features one of the all-time great screen performances (and debuts) by Julie Andrews; it is one of the few films that practically everybody has seen; it is universally loved and yet has a literate intelligence rare in […]

PR: SpongeBob's Tom Kenny to Host 36th Annual Annie Awards

SPONGEBOB’S TOM KENNY TO HOST 36TH ANNUAL ANNIE AWARDS – January 30 at UCLA’s Royce Hall Animation’s Most Prestigious Night BURBANK, CA (January 21, 2009) – ASIFA-Hollywood is proud to announce that Tom Kenny, the familiar voice behind film and TV’s SpongeBob SquarePants, will handle hosting duties again this year for the 36th Annual Annie […]

Briefly: Miyazaki "Can't Stand Modern Movies"; Lasseter Profile; SpongeBob Apparel

* While promoting his latest movie Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki commented in a newspaper interview that he “can’t stand modern movies,” saying that their “images are too weird and eccentric for me.” [The Straits Times] * John Lasseter is profiled by the UK’s Guardian website. * Humanity […]

PR: Humanity and Nickelodeon/Viacom Team for Create Eco-Chic, Luxury Fashion T-Shirts

Humanity and Nickelodeon/Viacom Consumer Products Partner to Create Limited-Edition Eco-Chic, Luxury Fashion T-Shirts SpongeBob SquarePants “Stars” as Pro-Social Messenger in Design of Cutting-Edge T-Shirt New York, NY – Jan. 16, 2009 – Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products (NVCP) and Humanity, a cause-driven clothing line, are partnering to create a series of five environmentally themed t-shirts […]

Briefly: The "Real" Anton Ego; SpongeBob Bling

* The New York Times profiles French food critic François Simon (free registration required), whom many French reporters claimed was the model for Ratatouille‘s food critic Anton Ego. The article states, “Brad Bird, the film’s director, said through a spokesman that the character was a pastiche derived from many sources,” but adds that Simon himself […]

PR: High Fashion Hits Bikini Bottom!

High Fashion Hits Bikini Bottom! Simmons Jewelry Co. and Nickelodeon/Viacom Consumer Products Partner on Co-Branded SpongeBob SquarePants Line Nickelodeon Celebrates SpongeBob SquarePants‘ 10th Anniversary Year with the Creation of 12-Carat Total Weight, Diamond-Encrusted SpongeBob Pendant to be Auctioned Off for Charity New York, NY, and Park City, Utah – Jan. 14, 2009 – Simmons Jewelry […]

Viz Media Announces New April Titles Including "Death Note" Collection 2

New Viz titles on plate for April include: * Death Note Collection 2: 4/14/09 – $69.98 * Hunter X Hunter Set 2: 4/7/09 – $49.98 * Inu-Yasha Season 7 Box Set: 4/28/09 – $99.98/$119.98 (L.E.) * Naruto Uncut Box Set 13: 4/7/09 – $49.98/$69.98 (S.E.) * Pokemon All-Stars vol. 19 & 20: 4/21/09 – $9.98 […]

"Celebrate with Kai-lan:" Dora in Chinese, Minus Some of the Formula

Dora the Explorer is a genuine phenomenon among the kid-vid set, and its runaway success virtually guaranteed imitators and spin-offs. The first of Nickelodeon’s spin-offs, Go Diego Go!, kept Dora’s bilingual English-Spanish vocabulary, but moved the setting from a fairy-tale world to real-world jungles, deserts, and other wild environments. The second spin-off, Ni Hao, Kai-lan, […]

Nickelodeon Announces Plans for SpongeBob SquarePants' 10th Anniversary

Nickelodeon has announced their plans for a year-long celebration of SpongeBob SquarePants’ 10th anniversary. Special events throughout the year will include: A live cast performance at the Sundance Film Festival on January 18, 2009 A newly relaunched SpongeBob website, now available in beta testing A new SpongeBob documentary New episodes starting with a week of […]

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