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James Cameron's "Avatar" to Break New Ground in CGI Animation

An article in the New York Times details the innovations behind James Cameron’s upcoming movie Avatar (registration required), an ambitious project that will use a variety of new technologies and techniques to integrate computer-generated animation and live-action footage. The work will involve both motion-capture and traditional CGI effects work with innovations like a camera that […]

Sixth Season of 'Family Guy' Production Finally A 'Go'

Daily Variety is reporting that production has finally begun on the sixth season of Fox’s animated smash “Family Guy,” 2½ months after the show’s writers were told not to report to work. On Tuesday, “Family Guy” writers were informed that the doors had been unlocked, and they returned to the writers’ room for the first […]

Wes Anderson to Direct and Produce Animated "Fantastic Mr. Fox"

Variety is reporting that director Wes Anderson is attached to direct and produce an animated version of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox with 20th Century Fox’s animation studios. The movie is to be done using a mixture of animation techniques, but will be “primarily stop-motion” according to the report. Fantastic Mr. Fox will follow The […]

"Simpsons" Takes Political Jab in Halloween Episode

Several news reports are noting a pointed political jab in this year’s “Treehouse of Horror” episode of The Simpsons, which is currently scheduled to air on November 5. Apparently, this particular political jab is notable for being made only two days before Election Day in the United States and for airing on the Fox network. […]

Adam Sandler readying to set 'Animals' on Fox

Daily Variety reports that Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions is teaming with “TV Funhouse” creator Robert Smigel for “Animals,” an animated comedy that’s been sold to Fox Broadcasting. Sandler’s company is also partnering with 20th Century Fox TV on the half-hour show. “Animals” will be a parody of suburban life, with critters filling in for […]

The Simpsons: The Complete Ninth Season Coming in December

Keeping with the recent pattern of releasing two Simpsons season sets per year, The Simpsons: The Complete Ninth Season will be released on December 19th. All 25 episodes from season 9 will be available on the 4 disc set. Bonus material is also expected. [Source: TVShowsOnDVD.com ]

"Family Guy" Obscenity Story Debunked

The Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing reported on rumors that an uncensored obscenity was aired in some markets in the September 24 broadcast of Family Guy on Fox. The report was based on a video posted on the YouTube video sharing site. Current news reports have revealed that the video was taken from the Canadian […]

"USA Today" on CGI "Horton Hears a Who"

USA Today has published a brief article and a production image from Horton Hears a Who, a CGI animated adaptation of the Dr. Seuss favorite from 20th Century Fox and starring Jim Carrey and Steve Carell. The movie will be animated by Blue Sky Studios, makers of the Ice Age franchise. (via Cartoon Brew)

"Simpsons" to Pioneer New "Blink" Radio Ads

New, 2-second advertisements are set to debut on radio networks owned by Clear Channel Communications starting September 10 (registration required). The first advertisements are to be for that evening’s season premiere of The Simpsons.

"Return to the Planet of the Apes" Coming to DVD

Tvshowsondvd.com reports that 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is bringing the animated series Return to the Planet of the Apes to DVD. The 2-disc set containing 13 episodes was at one time a part of the Ultimate DVD Collection along with both the classic movies and the short lived TV series. This time it will […]

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