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Max Fleischer Getting Spotlight at Anima 2008

The films of Max Fleischer will be showcased at Belgium’s Anima 2008 festival, which runs from February 1st through the 9th, AWN reports. Fleischer’s work will be represented with a collection of short films and two features. The festival will also include a look at Polish animation and showings of Le Chevalier d’Eon and The […]

Nina Paley Seeks Funds to Get "Sita Sings the Blues" to Berlin

Independent animator Nina Paley has posted a public plea for donations to fund a 35mm print of her film Sita Sings the Blues for screening at the 58th Annual Berlin International Film Festival in February. A master print will cost $30,000, with additional costs for surround sound, and Paley has stated that she still needs […]

"Justice League: The New Frontier" HD DVD Date Pushed Back; Final Specs Released

The High-Def Digest website is reporting final specs for the Justice League: The New Frontier direct-to-video animated movie on DVD, HD DVD, and Blu-ray disc. All 3 versions of the movie will include a set of common special features, including two audio commentary tracks, three documentaries, and three bonus episodes of Justice League Unlimited (including […]

"Persepolis" Snubbed for Best Foreign Language Oscar Shortlist

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has issued the shortlist of nine films eligible for “Best Foreign Language Film.” Notable for its absence is Persepolis, the animated adaptation of Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel memoir that was a heavy favorite in early Oscar race speculation. The movie is still eligible for a nomination in […]

"Ratatouille" Wins Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature

The 65th Annual Golden Globe awards named Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille the best animated feature film of 2007, beating out DreamWorks Animation’s Bee Movie and 20th Century Fox’s The Simpsons Movie.

"Dragonlance" Is Just a Drag of a DVD

My name is Ed, and I am a Dungeons and Dragons geek. I’ve played four different versions of the pencil-and-paper game, and may have played every computer RPG version since the famous “Gold Box” games. However, despite the enduring popularity of the game, the franchise has never had much success in media other than novels […]

GhibliWorld Talks to Enrico Casarosa on Studio Ghibli's Influence on Pixar

GhibliWorld.com has published Cartoon Brew about how Studio Ghibli, and specifically the work of director Hayao Miyazaki, has affected the films made by Pixar Animation Studios. Casarosa discusses how he discovered Miyazaki, how Miyazaki’s films have affected his work personally and the work of the studio, the differences between American and Japanese animated movie production, […]

THQ to Produce "WALL/E" Game

THQ will release a video game based on the upcoming Pixar/Disney CGI feature WALL/E, Magical Mountain reports. The game, to launch across all major gaming systems, will let players take control of the WALL/E and EVE characters and explore ten worlds. It will be released in conjunction with the film’s theatrical debut in the summer […]

PR: Museum of Modern Art Announces January Animation Programs

Still Moving ONGOING The Museum continues its regular series derived exclusively from its film collections, featuring works that have been acquired and preserved by MoMA over the last seven decades. This month, Still Moving features animation, from traditional cel animation to puppets,clay,and CGI. Included are three Technicolor Popeye shorts from the Fleischer studio, recently restored […]

"The Simpsons Movie" DVD: Great Film, Great DVD

If you pay attention to the average Wall Street analyst covering the Hollywood beat, you’ll know that two things are true in Hollywood: 1. Cartoons are just for kids 2. Audiences aren’t interested in 2-D, hand-drawn animation any more. This explains why the adult-themed, hand-drawn Simpsons Movie was one of this year’s rare summer blockbusters […]

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