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TV-Loonland Completes First Season of Raymond

by MonkeyFunkon September 8, 2008
The first season of Raymond, a Flash-animated animated children’s comedy fronm TV-Loonland, has been completed. It consists of 26 7-minute episodes. A second season is in development. [ Source: AWN ]

W!LDBRAIN Gets Marge Dean as New GM; Signs Deal with Danny Antonucci

by MonkeyFunkon September 5, 2008
Marge Dean, producer of Back at the Barnyard and What’s New Scooby Doo, has ben hired by entertainment company W!LDBRAIN as general manager of W!LDBRAIN Animation Studios. She is replacing the previous general manager, Andrea Mansour. Elsewhere, W!LDBRAIN announced a pact with Danny Antonucci, creator of Cartoon Network’s Ed, Edd n Eddy, to develop TV […]

Briefly: Awards in Australia and Venice; "Ponyo" in US in 2009

by MonkeyFunkon September 5, 2008
* Diego Mauricio Alvarez’s film The Butcher and the Wolf has one a prize under the “Get Animated” category at Australia’s Portable Film Festival. [AWN] * Time magazine’s review of Hayao Miyazaki’s Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea mentions that “the Disney Company will release (the movie) in the States next year.” [] * […]

LA Times on Israeli Animated Film "Waltz With Bashir"

by MonkeyFunkon September 4, 2008
Interviewer Sam Adams talks with director Ari Folman and discusses the inspiration behind the Israeli animated film Waltz with Bashir, the second ever animated feature to be produced in Israel.

Peanuts Animator Bill Melendez Dies at 91

by MonkeyFunkon September 3, 2008
Bill Melendez, best known for his work on various animated incarnations of Peanuts, died yesterday morning aged 91. Melendez’s distinguished career took him from Disney to Warner Brothers and to UPA, amongst other studios. His directorial credits range from 1965’s A Charlie Brown Christmas to 2006’s He’s a Bully, Charlie Brown. He was also the […]

Animation Website 4mations Goes Live

by MonkeyFunkon August 20, 2008
Created by Aardman, Channel 4 and Lupus Films, 4mations is a new YouTube like site allowing animators to submit their work. For more information, visit the site here.

AWN Talks to Ben Stassen About "Fly Me to the Moon"

by MonkeyFunkon August 19, 2008
Director Ben Stassen talks about his new animated feature Fly Me to the Moon in a feature for AWN. In particular, he discusses the film’s use of stereoscopic 3-D.

Serbia’s First Animated Feature Completed

by MonkeyFunkon August 19, 2008
Aleksa Gajic’s film Technotise – Edith and I, billed as Serbia’s first full-length animated feature film, has been completed. Its official website, containing a trailer and other material, can be found here. [Source: Animated News ]

Mass Animation Project on Facebook

by MonkeyFunkon August 14, 2008
A Facebook page, titled Mass Animation, will allow users to work together on an animated theatrical short. The project is produced and directed by Sony Pictures Digital president Yair Landau and sponsored by Intel. The page can be visited here. [Source: Animation World Network ]