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Magma Films to Create "Ugly Duckling" Film/Series

Ireland’s Magma Films, alongside a host of European companies, is co-producing a new €15m 3D animated film based on Hans Christian Andersen’s Ugly Duckling. Entitled Ugly Duckling & Me, the film is scheduled to hit theaters in June 2006. Additionally, the companies are also producing a 26-part series with the same name, scheduled for release […]

Iger on Pixar Talks and Running Disney

Robert A. Iger, set to take over Disney’s CEO position on October 1, was briefly interviewed by the New York Times about managing Disney (free registration required). Among other topics, Iger provides marginally more details about the re-opening of talks between Disney and Pixar Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing, […]

NY Times: Reality Looks Like Animation

In an article centering on the documentary film The March of the Penguins, the New York Times notes that several viewers of all ages seem to believe the film was at least partially animated (free registration required). The film, which was the result of 13 months spent in Antarctica, uses no computer-assisted effects or animation […]

Hayao Miyazaki Profiled at NY Times

A.O. Scott, movie critic for The New York Times, has examined the collected film works of director Hayao Miyazaki (free registration required). Calling him “the world’s greatest living animated-filmmaker,” the article delves into many common themes in all of Miyazaki’s films.

Darwyn Cooke, "Complete Peanuts" Win Multiple 2005 Harvey Awards

The 2005 Harvey Awards were handed out over the weekend at the MoCCA Festival in New York City. Writer/artist Darwyn Cooke (writer of Justice League Unlimited‘s “Task Force X” episode) won multiple awards for DC: The New Frontier. Fantagraphics won several awards for their Complete Peanuts reprint series, as did writer/artist Jeff Smith for his […]

Disney Channel July 2005 Movies and Specials

The following is a list of the animated movies and specials scheduled to air on Disney Channel during the month of July: Disney’s Kim Possible Movie: So The Drama (2005) Friday, July 8 (9:00 p.m., ET/PT) The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride (1998) Monday, July 11 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) Toy Story (1995) Tuesday, July 12 […]

New Line Pursuing Grant Morrison's "WE3"

Animation HQ reports that New Line Cinema is attempting to acquire the film rights to Grant Morrison’s recent DC/Vertigo Comics series WE3. New Line has also expressed interest in Grant Morrison writing script to the film. The film will be live-action, but the pets will be entirely computer generated. WE3 follows three household pets (a […]

Dan Vado on Slave Labor Graphics' Disney Deal

Dan Vado — owner, president, and publisher of Slave Labor Graphics — has spoken to Newsarama.com about the deal between SLG and Disney to publish new comics based on Disney properties. SLG is slated to publish four Disney-related comics starting in December or January, based on Gargoyles, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Tron, and the Haunted […]

On-line Preview of Frank Espinosa's "Rocketo" #1

Newsarama.com has posted a preview of Frank Espinosa’s Rocketo #1, coming in August from Speakeasy Comics. Espinosa is an animator with a long history with the Looney Tunes stable of characters, providing the artwork for the Looney Tunes US Post Office stamps.

Joe Casey Talks "G.I. Joe: America's Elite"

Writer Joe Casey has talked to ComicBookResources.com about G.I. Joe: America’s Elite, the reboot of the Devil’s Due comic book series. Six pages of preview artwork from the promotional 25-cent #0 issue are included with the article.

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