After a breakneck start, Gundam SEED Destiny took a breather on the last disc, and is about to kick the plot back into high gear—but not before giving us some good, old-fashioned harem hilarity and the return of one of the original series’ greatest annoyances. After destroying the Lohengrin cannon at the Suez base, the […]
Bandai Visual announced its acquisition of Gunbuster 2, Wings of Rean and its eventual plans to release Wings of Honneamise during its panel at the ‘Anime LA’ convention held last weekend, according to a report at Anime News Network. Confirming an acquisition announcement first published in the latest issue of Newtype USA, Gunbuster 2 (known […]
DreamWorks Animation SKG and Aardman Animations, Ltd. today announced that they were ending their exclusive partnership in creating animated films, a collaboration that has produced the feature films Chicken Run (2000), the Academy Award-winning Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005), and Flushed Away (2006). The multi-picture deal between the two companies began […]
GLENDALE, Calif., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — DreamWorks Animation SKG (NYSE: DWA) and Aardman Animations, Ltd. today announced that they will no longer continue their exclusive partnership in creating animated films. Together the two companies have collaborated on three feature films: Chicken Run (2000), Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005), and Flushed Away […]
Cartoon Network has issued a press release announcing the February 18 debut of Where’s Lazlo, the first original one-hour Camp Lazlo movie. The movie will reveal the past history of the campers and how drastically the arrival of Lazlo the monkey changed life at Camp Kidney Bean. Read the full press release here.
A press release from Corus Kids Television contains programming highlights for March 2007, including the debuts on YTV of Tony Hawk: Boom Boom Sabotage, two Rugrats specials, and the season 2 finale to Avatar the Last Airbender. Strawberry Shortcake will get the spotlight on companion channel Treehouse. Read the full press release here.
The Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission has approved YTV’s request to create a new network called The Anime Channel. The station will carry a minimum of 65% anime and up to 35% “anime-related” content. (via Zannen, Canada)
Writer and cartoonist Jules Feiffer will be receiving this year’s Animation Writing Award for lifetime achievement from the Animation Writers Caucus of the Writers Guild of America, West, according to animation writer Mark Evanier. Feiffer has written in a variety of media, including comics, prose, and animation. A profile of Feiffer by Evanier is appearing […]
A brief article on SciFi Wire reports that TMNT, the latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles feature film, is “in crunch time,” according to director Kevin Munroe and producer Thomas K. Gray. The current efforts “include 400 people working in Hong Kong six days a week who have been animating the TMNT film since 2004,” and […]
Director Tad Stones has posted a sneak peek at some of the bonus material coming for the Hellboy Animated DVDs, including a look at the comic book that will be shipping with the DVDs, screenshots of the documentaries, and photos of the voice actors at work. The description on the blog page does not indicate […]