This week, Nickelodeon Online is debuting NickMail Maker on Nick.com, a new animated messaging product for kids. Composed of email, instant messenger and animation applications, NickMail Maker allows kids to communicate with one another using messaging technology that enables them to make their own animation. NickMail Maker includes a kid-friendly dictionary, offering more than 7,500 […]
Nausicaa.net is reporting that Howl’s Moving Castle will be receiving the Hollywood Animation of the Year Award at the Hollywood Film Festival’s Awards Gala on October 24. The same referring article at Nausicaa.net also reveals the role that My Neighbor Totoro‘s theme song “Sampo” (Stroll) played in the space shuttle Discovery‘s latest mission.
News outlets are reporting that Pixar’s Joe Ranft was killed on Tuesday in a car accident. Ranft was riding in a vehicle which veered off the road and fell 130 feet before landing near the mouth of the Navarro River. In addition to working on stories and storyboards on Pixar movies, Ranft also voiced Heimlich […]
The New York Times has examined the state of webcomics (free registration required), noting controversies within the comic book field about the subject, the convergence of comics and animation in many of the best webcomics, and availability issues with webcomics today. The article is drawing fire in the webcomics community, with the most detailed and […]
Frank Espinosa has spoken to ComicBookResources.com about Rocketo, his new comic book series set after a major cataclysm. Espinosa’s prior work included redesigning the Looney Tunes characters for Warner Brothers in 1992 and 2002. Rocketo is published by Speakeasy Comics, and issue #1 is available at comic book stores starting today.
I remember when the first promos for the pilot episode of Stroker & Hoop aired. Since the actual animation wasn’t finished yet, the guys and gals at Williams Street decided to make some early promos using paper puppets to simulate the actual plots. Now the actual show has arrived with its actual animation, and it’s […]
I think I now see why Adult Swim is starting to branch out to Burbank and outside studios for their animated material. It seems clear that their Atlanta studios just can’t cut it anymore. I don’t know what else to say. Sealab was cancelled because the writers knew they ran out of ideas and jokes […]
A number of Adult Swim’s early comedy staples have been canceled or rerun enough that the more dedicated fan has likely committed them to memory. Thus, a number of new shows are set to premier in an effort to bring new life to the lineup. Unfortunately, one such show entitled Stroker & Hoop is dead […]