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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Last year, The Tick Season 1 was released on a two-disc DVD set with no small number of deficiencies. One episode was missing—tied up in legal limbo. It had no special features to speak of, and it lacked chapter stops within episodes. In August, The Tick vs. Season 2 was released. Buena Vista Home Entertainment […]
The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) has announced a full list of the prize-winning films screened over the festival weekend. The French movie Persepolis won the Mercury Filmworks Prize for Best Animated Feature, while Franz Kafka’s A Country Doctor from Japan won the Nelvana Grand Prize for Best Independent Short Animation. For a full list […]