These days we take it for granted that major anime features will get a nationwide theatrical run in the U.S. This was not the case in 1989, when renowned manga artist/writer Otomo Katsuhiro’s cyberpunk classic Akira took the art house circuit by storm. Nearly twenty years later, he has finally returned to the director’s chair […]
Monster Distributes has acquired international distribution rights to Anthony Lucas’s “The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello” and will be taking it to MIPCOM Junior, World Screen reports. The 26-minute film is inspired by nineteenth-century authors Edgar Alan Poe and Jules Verne, telling the story of a disgraced aerial navigator who flees his plague-ridden home.
USA Today is reporting that The WB television network has officially retired Michigan J. Frog, its longtime mascot, which it had used since its 1995 launch. Network president Garth Ancier cites the move as a step towards shedding the network’s young teen image as it tries to focus on a wider segment of the audience. […]
Every animation fan knows the story of Family Guy by now: it was cancelled, released on DVD, and brought back due to extremely fine sales. It’s hard to deny that the series is hilariously charming, and much of that charm comes from the songs sprinkled throughout its various episodes. In fact, these songs were popular […]
Analysts forecast that U.S. DVD sales will only rise 1% to 2% next year, today’s print edition of The Wall Street Journal reports. That will put severe pressure on Hollywood’s bottom line, the paper continues. But the softening market could bring good news to consumers, the paper notes. Michael Nathanson of Sanford Bernstein predicts that […]
The following is a list of the movies and specials scheduled to air on Toon Disney during the month of August. Please note that schedules are subject to change: The Adventures Of Tom Thumb And Thumbelina (2002) Saturday, August 27 (11:05 a.m., ET/PT) Alice In Wonderland (1951) Tuesday, August 16 (3:05 and 5:05 p.m., ET/PT) […]
The following is a list of the animated movies and specials scheduled to air on Disney Channel during the month of August. Please note that all schedules are subject to change: Disney’s Kim Possible Movie: So The Drama (2005) Thursday, August 18 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) Saturday, August 20 (2:00 p.m., ET/PT) Disney’s Kim Possible Movie: […]
The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) has chosen 109 submitted films for competition in the 16th edition of the festival, which is scheduled to run from September 21 through the 25 in Ottawa, Ontario, the festival announced yesterday. Short film competitors include Henry Selick’s “MoonGirl”; John Canemaker’s “The Moon and The Son”; Igor Kovalyov’s “Milch”; […]