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"South Park" and "Clone Wars Volume 2" Win Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Awards

Star Wars: Clone Wars Volume 2 has won the Creative Arts Primetime Emmy award for Outstanding Animated Program (one hour or more), while South Park won the award for Outstanding Animated Program (less than one hour).

Curious George vs. Nazi Germany

An article in the New York Times details the story behind the new book The Journey That Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H. A. Rey by Louise Borden (free registration required). The mischievous monkey will star in an animated feature film with Will Ferrell and on a new animated series […]

Cartoonists Gather for Toonfest 2005 at Disney Birthplace

A press release notes that Toonfest 2005 is scheduled for September 16-17 in Marceline, MO, which was the childhood hometown of Walt Disney. Special guests will include Tom Wilson (Ziggy), Jim Borgman (Zits), Tony Baxter (Senior Vice President of Creative Devlopment at Walt Disney Imagineering), and Charles Solomon (animation critic).

"Galaxy Railways" Vol. 2: Half Steam Ahead

We all slow down eventually, even in the world of entertainment. Kevin Costner, for example, has gone from battling vicious gangsters to canoodling with frumpy housewives. In a less drastic manner, Galaxy Railways lowers the pressure heading into its second volume, “His Father’s Son.” In my review of the first volume, I compared Galaxy Railways […]

Manning Producing Katrina Benefit Comic

Matthew Manning, writer for Justice League Adventures and The Batman Strikes!, has a new comic available at http://www.webcomictelethon.com as a part of Blank Label Comics’ event to support the Red Cross and the victims of hurricane Katrina. If you have a minute, please stop by and check it out.

How the Cartoon Museum Moved to the Empire State Building

The Stamford Advocate has published an article detailing how the Cartoon Museum found space in the Empire State Building. The Cartoon Museum holds nearly 200,000 pieces of cartoon artwork in print and film media.

Hayao Miyazaki Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at Venice Film Festival

Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki received a lifetime achievement award at the Venice Film Festival on Friday, September 9. In statements to the press, he stated that he was unconcerned at the relatively poor performance of his movies outside of Japan and claimed he nearly skipped the award ceremony, feeling that lifetime achievement awards are for […]

Burden Big for "Chicken Little"

The Los Angeles Times briefly notes the importance that the Walt Disney Company is placing on Chicken Little, the CGI-animated feature film scheduled for release on November 4. The studio is placing particular importance on the film in the face of their recent animated film flops and the possible ending of the Disney-Pixar partnership.

Disney Holds Shanghai Disneyland Due to China Media Rules

An article in the New York Times states that the Walt Disney Company is refusing to progress on talks for a Shanghai Disneyland theme park until it receives assurances that it can broadcast Disney shows on Chinese television (free registration required). Stricter Chinese media ownership regulations issued on August 1 essentially bar foreign television channels […]

NYT on "Wallace & Gromit" Feature Film

The New York Times has published a feature article about the path that Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit has taken to get to the screen (free registration required). The movie, opening on October 7, will be Aardman’s second feature-length stop-motion animated movie and the first to star Nick Park’s Oscar-winning duo.

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