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"Chowder" is Satisfying Comfort Food

2007 will be remembered as a vintage year for animation that centered on food. Ratatouille brought a French restaurant kitchen to vibrant life, celebrating the joys of great cuisine along with the usual mix of laughs and heart we’ve come to expect from Disney/Pixar. Now, Cartoon Network brings us C.H. Greenblatt’s Chowder, a charming new […]

Bryan Konietzko Talks "Avatar"

Bryan Konietzko, co-creator of Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender, has given an interview to Animation World Magazine about the show. The article focuses on Konietzko’s path from the Rhode Island School of Design, where he met the other Avatar co-creator Michael DiMartino, all the way to today, with the show in its third season and […]

Michael DiMartino on "Avatar" Season 3

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has 10 questions and answers with Michael Dante DiMartino, co-creator of Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender, about the show’s third season. Among the topics discussed are the live-action movie adaptations to be directed by M. Night Shyamalan, the common themes throughout the three seasons so far, and assorted questions about events in […]

"Persepolis" Wins People's Choice at Vancouver Fest; Creator Satrapi Interviewed

The Gold Derby weblog is noting that the animated feature film Persepolis has won the People’s Choice Award at the Vancouver International Film Festival. The same post speculates why the film was submitted as France’s candidate for the Best Foreign Film Acacemy Award over the live-action La Vie En Rose, which was the expected choice. […]

Bruce Timm on Directing Live-Action, CGI, and "The New Frontier" (UPDATED Oct 12)

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has posted a Q&A with Bruce Timm, where he answers questions submitted by Newsarama’s readers. Among other topics, Timm comments on voice recording techniques, the prospect of directing live-action superhero movies, and whether or not he would do a computer-animated film. He also comments on the different factors involved in selecting projects […]

"Avatar" Season 3 Premiere Storyboards Available On-Line; More Comics with S3 DVDs

AvatarSpirit.net is reporting that Avatar director Giancarlo Volpe has posted some storyboards from the Season 3 Premiere, “The Awakening,” on his DeviantArt account. In addition, DeviantArt member “rufftoon” (aka Johane Matte) has confirmed that new Avatar comics will ship with each single-disc season 3 DVD, with sample art from the first comic posted to her […]

Jerry Seinfeld on Making "Bee Movie"

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts column covers a press junket for DreamWorks’s Bee Movie with comedian Jerry Seinfeld and co-director Steve Hickner. Among the topics discussed are how Seinfeld got involved with the project, the basic plot points of the movie, casting choices, and the prospect of a sequel.

New Images of "The Batman's" Green Arrow and Count Vertigo

The Batman: Yesterday, Today, & Beyond website has posted several screenshots from the upcoming The Batman episode “Vertigo,” which will introduce the villain Count Vertigo and the superhero Green Arrow to Gotham City. (via Comic Book Resources Comic Reel)

"Avatar: The Last Airbender" Book 3, Vol. 2 Announced

Nickelodeon and Paramount announced Avatar: The Last Airbender‘s second volume of Book 3: Fire today: It is scheduled for 1/22/08 with a MSRP of $16.99. It will contain five episodes: “The Avatar and the Firelord”, “The Runaway”, “The Puppetmaster”, “Nightmares and Daydreams”, and “Day of the Black Sun”. In related news, the first volume of […]

"Black Lagoon" Vol. 2: All Aboard the Blooooood Boat!

I knew little about Black Lagoon, an action title from Madhouse, when it was first licensed. Its high quality completely took me by surprise when I watched volume 1, and volume 2 is even better. Black Lagoon is the story of a trio of pirate mercenaries—Revy, Dutch, and Benny—who on one of their missions kidnap […]

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