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Mike Scully and Matt Groening Talk "Simpsons"; Movie Debuts in VT

Interviews and articles are increasing in advance of The Simpsons Movie‘s premiere this Friday, July 27, 2007. Animated Shorts at Newsarama has interviewed Simpsons producer Mike Scully on the long process of creating the movie and the likelihood of another one. Meanwhile, LA Weekly has published an extensive interview/profile with Matt Groening, covering the complete […]

"NY Times" Lands First Image of "DC: The New Frontier"

The New York Times has profiled the direct-to-video animated movie The New Frontier (registration required), posting the first public image from the movie. In the accompanying article, writer/artist Darwyn Cooke discusses how his nearly 400-page graphic novel was condensed into a 70-minute movie with the help of collaborators such as Bruce Timm, Stan Berkowitz, Glenn […]

Animated Programming Emmy Nominations Revealed

The 59th annual Emmy Award nominations were revealed today, and the following animated programs are up for awards: Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour) Avatar: The Last Airbender • City Of Walls And Secrets • Nickelodeon • Nickelodeon Animation Studio Robot Chicken • Lust For Puppets • Cartoon Network • ShadowMachine Films […]

Frederator's Fred Seibert Talks "Samurai Jack" Movies

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed Fred Seibert, head of the Frederator animation studio. Seibert describes a number of projects in progress, including a Samurai Jack movie, a project based on the Neverhood video game, an anthology film called Seven Deadly Sins, and the Random Cartoons short series for Nickelodeon.

"Looney Tunes Golden Collection" Vol. 5 Announced

Warner Bros. announced the fifth volume of the annual Looney Tunes Golden Collection today. The set will be released on 10/30/07. As usual, the discs are broken down by theme: * Disc 1: Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck * Disc 2: Fairy tales * Disc 3: Bob Clampett * Disc 4: Porky Pig & other […]

"Black Lagoon" Vol. 1: On the Good Ship Blowitup!

If you want to introduce newbies to anime, Black Lagoon is the perfect kind of series to show them. (Cowboy Bebop is another one.) It bucks the stereotypes that the general public has of anime by offering high quality animation, a mature storyline, action in spades, and a whole lot of fun, all without relying […]

"Avatar: The Last Airbender" Season 3 Vol. 1 on 10/30/07

Even though no official date has yet been set for Avatar: The Last Airbender‘s third season to begin airing on Nick, Paramount has already announced the first volume of season 3 on DVD. It will be released on 10/30/07 and will contain the first five episodes: “The Awakening”, “The Headband”, “The Painted Lady”, “Sokka’s Master”, […]

"Highlander: The Search for Vengeance." There Can Be Only One. This Is Not It.

The original Highlander was a thoroughly enjoyable B-movie that came up with an incredibly creative excuse to stage swordfights in New York City and break a lot of glass. The movie’s premise was that immortals live hidden among us, able to recover from the most grievous bodily harm except decapitation. One immortal killing another means […]

"Ratatouille" Is a Film That Really Cooks

There ought to be a word for an expertly cut trailer that includes all the best scenes from an otherwise terrible movie. This phenomenon seems to be occurring more and more often as the average film gets worse and worse, to the point where a good trailer simply isn’t enough to sell a film. It […]

First Official Image of 2008's "Transformers Animated"

Cartoon Network and Hasbro have announced Transformers Animated, a new 2-D animated series centering on the battle between the heroic Autobots and the villainous Decepticons, to air on Cartoon Network in early 2008. A 90-minute special and a full 26-episode season has been ordered. Matt Youngberg (Teen Titans, The Batman) was named as the supervising […]

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