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NYCC2009: "Batman: The Brave and the Bold" Hits the Big Apple!

On Friday afternoon, New York Comic Con attendees were treated to a panel discussion with some of the top talent behind Cartoon Network’s Batman: The Brave and the Bold. In attendance were story editor Michael Jelenic, producer James Tucker, Creative Executive for DC Comics Creative Affairs Ivan Cohen, actor Phil Morris (who will be voicing […]

NYCC2009: W!LDBRAIN on "Team Smithereen" and "Yo Gabba Gabba!"

The W!LDBRAIN panel at the 2009 New York Comic Con was hosted by Chief Marketing Officer Mike Polis; Marge Dean, head of W!LDBRAIN’s animation studio in San Francisco; and Bob Higgins, head of creative in New York City. Higgins began with a quick rundown of his career from his start at Warner Bros. Entertainment to […]

NYCC2009: "Wonder Woman" Sets the New Gold Standard

Sing in me, Muse, and through me tell of the movie of that Woman skilled in all ways of contending, and her wanderlust, borne for years on end after she was formed of clay and given life on the proud shores of Themyscira. She saw the towers of Man’s World and learned the minds of […]

"Coraline" News Blitz: Articles, Interviews, and Features Around the Web

Laika’s stop-motion feature film Coraline has been featured in arts articles across the Internet: Director Henry Selick has been interviewed by the Orlando Sentinel, HollywoodChicago.com, and ComingSoon.net. Among other topics, Selick discusses how appropriate the movie is for children (describing it as “for brave children of all ages,” as are the rest of his films), […]

"Black Blood Brothers" Box is Pretty Bloody Good

You’ve probably had the experience of walking into the middle of a conversation only to hear someone say something like, “Well, sometimes there’s a fake cow.” That peculiar feeling—that you understand all the words while missing the big picture—pervades a lot of the early episodes of Black Blood Brothers, an anime series that happily flings […]

PR: A Backstage Look at Animation's Big Night

Royce Hall from the stage A Backstage Look At ASIFA-Hollywood’s Annie Awards  The after-party featured a gourmet meal and the music of the Blue Hawaiians We aren’t your typical paparazzi. It was only six months ago that our creative aspirations drove us out of Orlando, Florida to pursue careers as animated filmmakers. It is conventional […]

"Oliver and Company" 20th Anniversary DVD Is Better as History Than as Cinema

Most Disney aficionados mark The Little Mermaid as the film that turned around American feature animation’s declining fortunes. Oliver and Company, though, was the first film made under the then-new Disney regime led by Michael Eisner and Jeffrey Katzenberg. That film, a very loose adaptation of Dickens’ Oliver Twist that turns the title character into […]

"Coraline" Article Roundup: NYT on 3-D; Teri Hatcher on Being the Other Mother

The New York Times has taken a look at the upcoming movie Coraline, focusing on the fact that it is the first stop-motion animated movie that was filmed with the intent of projecting it in 3-D for audiences (free registration required). Coraline director Henry Selick is quoted as saying, “I saw that everyone that was […]

Panda Bests Robot at Annie Awards: "Kung Fu Panda" Takes 10 Awards

Kung Fu Panda dominated the 36th annual Annie Awards, taking home 10 trophies including Best Animated Feature, beating out films like WALL-E, Waltz with Bashir, and Bolt. It also won the Annie in the feature film categories for Animated Effects, Character Animation, Character Design, Directing, Music, Production Design, Storyboarding, Voice Acting (for Dustin Hoffman as […]

"The Real Ghostbusters: Complete Collection" Is Terrifyingly Good

There are a few cardinal rules in the world of entertainment. One is the principle that adaptations between modern media almost always result in abject failure. Whether it’s movies based on video games or video games based on movies, movies based on TV shows or vice versa, something always seems to get lost in translation. […]

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