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"Coraline" Exhibit at Cartoon Art Museum; Figure Images Released

The Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco will be hosting an exhibition of original art from the movie Coraline, courtesy of Laika Animation Studios. The exhibition will include “drawings, storyboards, puppets, sets, costumes and more” from the movie. The movie opens on February 6, 2009. Elsewhere, Neil Gaiman has posted several images of Coraline figures […]

"Le Chevalier d'Eon" Complete Boxed Set: Revenge Best Served by a Cross-Dressing Spy

If you’re looking to wander a bit off the beaten path, you won’t be able to go much further than Le Chevalier d’Eon. In fact, this series is so far off the beaten path, you might need to pack a tent and a sleeping bag. What else can you say about a series that’s a […]

"Waltz with Bashir" Interview/Feature Round-up

Several press outlets have profiled Waltz with Bashir, the animated documentary film about Israel’s 1982 Lebanon war, and its director Ari Folman. The L.A. Weekly interviews Folman, who explains why he gets frustrated when people compare his film to Richard Linklater’s Waking Life, how the movie was received in Israel on its debut, and how […]

"The Sky Crawlers" - Mamoru Oshii's Latest Film Just Crawls

Mamoru Oshii’s The Sky Crawlers (Sukai Kurora) is a deep and heartfelt work about the ever-growing generation of Japanese youth that refuses to grow up and move into adulthood as their parents did before them. I know this because of the helpful instructions Oshii gave the audience in a videotaped message before the movie’s New […]

Starpulse Interviews David Willis, Writer of ATHF and Voice Actor for Meatwad

Starpulse.com has posted an interview with David Willis, writer for Adult Swim’s Aqua Teen Hunger Force and the voice of Meatwad. Willis almost gives away actual information about the upcoming season and DVD volume 6 release, talks about the critical reaction to the ATHF feature film, and describes the most amazing piece of ATHF fan […]

"Transformers Animated" Season 2 Hits DVD on January 6, 2009

Paramount Home Entertainment has announced that Transformers Animated Season 2 will be released on DVD on January 6, 2009. The second set will contain 13 episodes of the series, and will be released just in time for the season 3 premiere of the show on Cartoon Network. Special features include audio commentary by the show’s […]

Marshall and Kennedy Update "Tintin" and "The Last Airbender" Status

Producers Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy took some time during promotions for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button to talk about some of the other projects they’re working on. Kennedy confirmed that the Tintin movies to be directed by Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg are still in progress and still planned to be a trilogy, […]

"Kung Fu Panda" Dominates 36th Annual Annie Award Nominations

ASIFA-Hollywood has announced the nominees for the 36th annual Annie Awards, “recognizing the year’s best animated features, television productions, commercials, video games and short subjects.” DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda racked up 17 nominations, including Best Animated Feature and the awards for directing, character animation, character design, and writing. Disney’s Bolt earned 9 nominations, with […]

PR: 36th Annual Annie Award Nominations Announced

36th ANNUAL ANNIE AWARD NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED “Kung Fu Panda” Leads Nominations – 27 for DreamWorks Animation BURBANK, CA (December 1, 2008) – The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced nominations today for its 36th Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year’s best animated features, television productions, commercials, video games and short subjects. DreamWorks Animation’s “Kung Fu […]

Newsarama Interviews Craig McCracken on "Foster's" and the Cartoonstitute

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed Craig McCracken, creator of Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, about the new 1-hour episode “Destination: Imagination” which premiered on November 27, 2008. McCracken talks about some of the influences of the show, the role his wife Lauren Faust plays in the production of the show, and how his work at […]

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