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"Cars" Video Game A Huge Success

by Dukeon May 21, 2007
THQ has announced that their title Cars: the Game, based upon the hit Disney/Pixar film Cars, has sold extremely well on all the systems the game is available for. The #2 overall best selling game in 2006 will soon be featured on PlayStation 2’s and PlayStation Portable’s “Greatest Hits” label, XBox 360’s “Platinum Hits” label, […]

Press Release: CartoonNetwork.com Extends Year-Long Foster’s Interactive Game

by Dukeon May 21, 2007
CartoonNetwork.com Extends Year-Long Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends Interactive Game Big Fat Awesome House Party, a Hit with Millions of Fans, Extends the Party for Six More Months and Adds New Features and Adventures Blooregard Q. Kazoo’s Big Fat Awesome House Party is brimming with so many new friends, they’ve decided to extend the party […]

PR: Disney/Pixar Cars Video Game from THQ Crosses the Finish Line to Sales Milestone

by Dukeon May 21, 2007
Disney/Pixar Cars Video Game from THQ Crosses the Finish Line to Prestigious Sales Milestones Cars Joins PlayStation®2 System and PSP® System “Greatest Hits,” Microsoft Xbox® “Platinum Hits” and Nintendo GameCube™ “Players Choice” Collections THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) today announced that the Cars video game based on the Disney/Pixar film has achieved yet another major sales milestone […]

"Shrek the Third" joins the green movement

by Weathermanon May 21, 2007
Box office green that is. Taking the crown for biggest opening ever for an animated movie, Shrek the Third took in 122 million dollars in its first weekend of theatrical screenings. The champion for the previous two weeks, Spiderman 3, slid two a distant second place finish with 28.5 million for a total overall US […]

Iran Protests "Persepolis" Screening at Cannes Film Festival

by Ed Liuon May 21, 2007
The Iranian Farabi Cinema Foundation has sent a letter of protest to the French Embassy in Tehran over the screening of the animated movie Persepolis at the Cannes Film Festival. The government-affiliated organization claimed that the movie, “has presented an unrealistic face of the achievements and results of the glorious Islamic Revolution in some of […]

NY Times on the Faith-Based Mockery of "Moral Orel"

by Ed Liuon May 21, 2007
The New York Times has taken a look at Adult Swim’s Moral Orel (registration required), a stop-motion animated satire of religious hypocrisy that is often described as a parody of the classic Davey & Goliath TV show. The article describes how creator Dino Stamatopoulos views the show, the unsurprising backlash from conservative Christian organizations, and […]

NY Times on Satoshi Kon’s "Paprika"

by Ed Liuon May 21, 2007
The New York Times has taken a look at Satoshi Kon’s Paprika (registration required), speaking with the director about the motivating themes of the movie and some of the cultural hurdles that the movie will face with American audiences. Paprika will open in New York City this Friday, May 25, 2007, and open in Los […]

"Shrek the Third" – No More! Please, No More!

by Alex Weitzmanon May 19, 2007
Suit up, gentle readers. The following words will be as fair as I can make them, but I definitely cannot promise you that they will be kind. In 2001, we were given a film that its makers originally intended to stand alone. As in, no planned sequels. Shrek – or maybe we should call it […]

"GunBuster" Aims for the Top and Nails It

by Kyle Popeon May 19, 2007
Fans of certain classic anime can often be heard wondering, “Where’s the DVD already?!” One show long on that list has finally crossed the Pacific. The names Gainax and Anno Hideaki are popularly associated with the milestone anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion. However back when Anno was looking for his first project and Gainax was […]

DreamWorks and HP Turn Shrek’s Princess Fiona into Marketing Icon

by Ed Liuon May 18, 2007
An article in the Los Angeles Times follows the advertising resulting from the teaming of DreamWorks Animation and Hewlett-Packard for Shrek the Third (free registration required), centering on Princess Fiona in videos posted on a channel of YouTube.