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"Melody of Oblivion": Oblivion Sounds About Right

Gainax. A studio known for classic anime such as Evangelion, FLCL and Nadia: Secret of Blue Water. JC Staff is known for anime such as Excel Saga, Tsukihime and Azumanga Daioh. Both studios have great directors, writers, animators and great people in general. So, one would think that the result of them working on the […]

Smurfy News from Paramount

Paramount and Nickelodeon Movies will make a trio of CG-animated films based on the Smurfs, Box Office Prophets reports, citing Variety. The first will be released in 2008 to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the characters’ creation.

"Bratz" Coming to 4Kids This Fall

4Kids Entertainment and MGA Entertainment will produce an all-new Bratz CGI animated television series, the companies announced today. The series, which follows the adventures of Yasmin, Cloe, Sasha, and Jade as they scoop stories for their teen magazine, will debut on 4Kids TV this fall. Bratz will also join anime import Magical Doremi and new […]

"Igor" Gets Short Film Prequel

Steve Buscemi, John Cleese and Jay Leno will lend their voices to “Igor: Unholy Frijoles,” a computer-animated short that will serve as a prequel to the upcoming 2007 release Igor, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Buscemi will voice a super-intelligent lab rabbit, while Cleese will play Dr. Glickenstein and Leno will play Brian the Brain. […]

Vinton Morphs Into LAIKA

Vinton Studios will be absorbed into a new company, LAIKA Entertainment, which is being set up by businessman Phil Knight, the company announced today. LAIKA will produce animated films in a $50 to $70 million budget range, and it has recently greenlit Coraline, a CGI project based on the Neil Gaiman children’s book, which Henry […]

Korean Toon Market Booming

The domestic Korean market for animation grew to US$314 million in 2003, Digital Chosunilbo reports, and the number of animated works produced in Korea rose 25 percent.

Nadelman Joins Curious Pictures

Stefan Nadelman has joined the staff of Curious Pictures, AWN reports.

"Ferngully" Coming to DVD in October

Fox will release Ferngully: The Last Rainforest Special Edition to DVD on October 18, Animated Bliss reports. The two-disc set will feature commentary track, featurettes, and games. It will retail for $19.98. Animated Bliss has further news on DVD releases, including Pet Alien; Garfield Prime Time Giftset; South Park: Season 6; Tripping The Rift: Season […]

"Orphen," "North Star" Get Thin-Pack Releases

ADV Films will release two thin-pack collections to DVD on August 30, the company said today. Orphen 2: The Revenge Collection and New Fist of the North Star: Complete will collect their complete respective series. Orphen 2: The Revenge Collection will present all 23 episodes in both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles.  […]

San Diego Comic Con Comic Book News Roundup

Numerous comic book announcements were made at this past weekend’s San Diego Comic Con International. Newsarama.com has posted a summary page of their coverage of the event; highlights include a feature on the Slave Labor Graphics/Disney Comics deal (including images from Wonderland and Haunted Mansion), the future of J.M. DeMatteis and Mike Ploog’s Abadazad at […]

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