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Laika Preps "Coraline" Film and Pitches More to Come

Variety is reporting on the slate of projects underway at Laika Studios, the animation studio owned by Nike’s Phil Knight after he purchased the famed Will Vinton studios. Their first feature film will be Coraline, a stop-motion project directed by Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas) based on the novel by Neil Gaiman. The movie […]

Warners Screens Looney Tunes at Cannes

“Looney Tunes Cartoon Night” will be one of the ten special screenings held by Warner Bros. at the Cannes Film Festival to mark its 85th anniversary, Reuters reports. The special event will feature screenings of nine Warner Bros. feature films, including What’s Up, Doc?, a 1972 farce in which Barbara Streisand adopts the Bugs Bunny […]

AMPAS Hosting Birthday Honors for Avery and Maltese

This year marks the one hundredth birthdays of Tex Avery and Michael Maltese, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will mark the occasion on March 24 with “Putting Looney in the Toons,” Variety reports. The tribute will highlight Avery’s and Maltese’s cartoons; recorded interviews with Joe Adamson will also be played. A […]

TruTV to Test "Man vs. Cartoon"

TruTV has ordered six hour-long episodes of Man vs. Cartoon, an unscripted series that tests out the laws of cartoon physics in real life, The Hollywood Reporter says. The series, which is coproduced by Warner Horizon and Pilgrim Films & Television, will use characters and situations drawn from the Warner Bros. cartoon library to test […]

"Coraline" Trailer Available in QuickTime and YouTube

Writer Neil Gaiman has posted the trailer for Coraline, the movie adaptation of his novella directed by Henry Selick (Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach). The trailer is available in a QuickTime version and on YouTube. The movie is scheduled for release in 2009.

"Coraline" Clip Available for On-Line Viewing

Writer Neil Gaiman has posted a short video clip from Coraline, the stop-motion animated movie adaptation of his novella to be directed by Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas) and scheduled for release next year.

"Looney Tunes Golden Collection" Vol. 5 Contents Announced

As previously reported at Toon Zone, Looney Tunes Golden Collection has been announced for a 10/30/07 release. Here are the contents of the set: Disc 1: “Bugs and Daffy” -14 Carrot Rabbit – 1952 – Friz Freleng -Ali Baba Bunny*^ – 1957 – Chuck Jones -Buccaneer Bunny – 1948 – Friz Freleng -Bugs’ Bonnets – […]

Claymation Inventor Will Vinton Interviewed

The Daily Cross Hatch weblog has posted a 2-part interview with Will Vinton, creator of “Claymation” and currently promoting Jack Hightower, his original graphic novel published by Dark Horse Comics (part 2 and part 2). Among the topics covered in the interview are the origins and future of Jack Hightower’s comic books, Vinton’s opinions on […]

Claymation Creator Will Vinton Makes 2nd Los Angeles Appearance

Dark Horse Comics has announced that Will Vinton will be appearing at Los Angeles’ Golden Apple Comics on March 14, 2007, to promote his new graphic novel Jack Hightower. Vinton is the creator of “claymation,” a trademarked term for his brand of stop-motion animation, and was the animator behind the California Raisin ad campaign, the […]

Claymation Creator Will Vinton's Graphic Novel Debut

Dark Horse Comics has issued a press release about Jack Hightower, a new original graphic novel written by Will Vinton, the Oscar-winning animator and creator of “claymation.” Jack Hightower will center on a secret agent attempting to save the world while shrunk down to action figure size. The book goes on sale on January 17, […]

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