Motion Picture Academy To Highlight Short Subject Nominees At Screening

by Nobuyuki samaon January 29, 2007
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will kick off Oscar week with a presentation of “Shorts!,” a program featuring the 10 nominated films in the animated and live-action short categories. “Shorts!” will screen at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Free advance tickets will be available Feb. 1 at the […]

Pixar’s Sanjay Patel on "Little Book of Hindu Deities"

by Ed Liuon January 29, 2007 has spoken to Pixar animator Sanjay Patel about his recently released book The Little Book of Hindu Deities, a primer on the Hindu pantheon aimed at younger readers. Patel discusses his aesthetic choices, how own personal history colored the reasons for doing the book, and how it went from a self-published volume to a […]

"Everything Will Be OK" Wins Jury Prize in Shorts at Sundance

by Ed Liuon January 29, 2007
Don Hertzfelt’s animated short film “Everything Will be OK” has won the Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival (note: link goes to PDF file). The win is notable because animated shorts compete alongside live-action ones at Sundance. (via Amid Amidi at Cartoon Brew)

"Teen Titans" Terra-ific Second Season

by Jameson January 29, 2007
It’s no shock that Cartoon Network’s Teen Titans was hugely popular. True, its premiere was preceded by the usual fan freakouts, but once it aired, most of the skeptics got down off their soapboxes to watch a rather enjoyable new show. They were joined by a wealth of new fans who were enraptured by the […]

Black History Month Gets Animated

by Dukeon January 29, 2007
BrainPOP will be offering free viewings of several animated shorts based on African-American culture to celebrate Black History Month. Shorts range from cultural icons, such as Maya Angelou, Martin Luther King Jr., and Oprah Winfrey, to the historical timeline of the African-American community, detailing the events of slavery and the Harlem Renaissance, among others. These […]

Press Release: Black History Month is Animated with Movies Honoring African-Americans

by Dukeon January 29, 2007
Black History Month Gets Animated with Short Movies Honoring African American Heritage BrainPOP premieres new animations commemorating the likes of Maya Angelou, Jackie Robinson and Oprah Winfrey as February’s featured flicks NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Black History Month gets animated this February. More than a dozen animation shorts honoring some of the most well known African Americans […]

"Lupin the 3rd" Continues the Hilarity

by Dukeon January 29, 2007
For decades now, Lupin the 3rd has entertained millions of Japanese fans, so much so that the character has appeared in a new movie or television special just about every year. Often called Japan’s version of James Bond, this timeless character has become an icon. Now FUNimation has collected five of his specials into one […]

I.G. Short Film on Maaya Sakamoto DVD

by Benon January 29, 2007
30minutes night flight, the new DVD from Japanese singer and voice actress Maaya Sakamoto, will contain a short film about five minutes long animated by Production I.G. [via Anime News Service]

"Hare+Guu Vol. 4": Well Let’s Bungle in the Jungle!

by Classic Speedyon January 28, 2007
Hare+Guu, an anime comedy from 2001 that has only recently come stateside, concerns a grade-school boy, Hare, and his alcohol-loving, free-spirited mother Weda. In the first episode they’re joined by Guu, a mysterious child who charms adults but acts subdued around Hare. The show revolves around these characters’ daily misadventures in their tropical setting. Hare […]

Anime Production Shifts To "OverDrive"

by Nobuyuki samaon January 28, 2007
Kodansha has announced a television anime series based on Tsuyoshi Yasuda’s manga “OverDrive” is in the works, though details regarding the anime production staff and broadcast schedule have not yet been released. “OverDrive” was first featured in Kodansha’s ‘Weekly Shonen’ magazine in May of 2005, and is still going strong. The fast-paced sports series chronicles […]