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The skateboarding star gets the animation treatment in the new high-energy comedy Wild Grinders. The fact that skateboarder-turned-TV star Rob Dyrdek has embarked on a dynamic animated venture should come as no surprise to those who know him from his high-flying MTV shows Rob & Big and Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy [...]
In a strange repeat of what happened a few years ago, Fox’s long-running series The Simpsons is in danger of coming to a halt because of a tense contract negotiation with its voice cast. According to The Daily Beast, studio executives are insisting the cast accept a 45 percent pay [...]
We were saddened to learn of the recent death of beloved animation writer and historian and Animation Guild VP Earl Kress passed away recently at age 60 due to complications from liver cancer. Kress’s numerous animation credits include The Fox and the Hound, DuckTales, Ewoks, Pinky and the Brain, Animaniacs, Transformers, Pound Puppies, Taz-Mania, [...]
Mind Candy today announced the appointment of ex-Kabillion exec Brad Schultz as Head of Moshi TV - a new online TV platform set to appeal to Moshi’s 50 million registered users worldwide. Based out of a newly formed LA office, Schultz will be responsible for overseeing and driving forward the company’s [...]
D’oh! Who needs a 24-hour Simpsons channel? Well, according to New Corps’ COO Chase Carey, we all do, as he recently told the audience at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media Communication & Entertainment Conference in Beverly Hills that his company is entertaining the possibility of having an All-Simpsons-All-The-Time [...]
It seems like only yesterday that those of us who write about animation were giving ink to the fact that The Simpsons was entering its seventh season, which made it the longest-running primetime animated series in history, surpassing the original run of The Flintstones. This week, however, the show begins [...]
A deadpan keynote speech about the rewards of staying true to one’s vision by Moral Orel creator Dino Stamatopoulos kicked off the second day of the Ottawa Intl. Festival of Animation and TV Animation Conference panel (Sept. 22). Stamatopoulos, who is perhaps best known for playing the character Star-Burns on [...]
DreamWorks veteran Bibo Bergeron goes back to his French roots with A Monster in Paris, an elegant CG-animated feature set in 1910. French director Bibo Bergeron has directed two very different DreamWorks animated features (The Road to El Dorado and Shark Tale) and worked as character designer on the studio’s [...]
Fox TV’s new animation lineup sees the awkward teens of Napoleon Dynamite get a toon makeover, and Jonah Hill as a sophisticated schoolboy in Allen Gregory. In the next few months, Fox TV audiences will be treated to two new kids on the channel’s animation block: Napoleon Dynamite and Allen [...]
The cabler toons up its schedule with new episodes of Mike Judge’s beloved Beavis and Butt-Head and the premiere of the surfer show Good Vibes. Animation fans are going to want their MTV again this fall, when the music network gets back into the cartoon game in a big way [...]