Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Halloween: 2006

Here's a Flash animated Halloween greeting I created inspired by the snow-storm Winnipeg had on October the 30th.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Strip of The Week

Since Halloween is almost here, I thought I would post a story with a "spooky" theme.
So with that may I present an old Harvey Comics story starring Rags Rabbit entitled "The Martian Monster".

A Winnipeg Comic Con!

If you're going to be in Winnipeg this upcoming weekend and enjoy comics and collectables, be sure to check out The Manitoba Comic Con!
Follow the link for more info:
http://www.manitobacomiccon.com/

The Joker's Boner

I'm not kidding.
Read more about this classic Batman story from the 50's! Hilarious!

Saturday, October 28, 2006

First Look at The Simpsons Boxed Set: "Lard Lad"

Take a look! This new boxed set from McFarlane Toys captures a scene right from Treehouse of Horror VI when Homer steals Lard Lad's donut.
Check the link for additional information and pics:
http://spawn.com/toys/product.aspx?product=3059

First Look at Toys of Spiderman 3

Follow the link to view more pics of statuettes of both Spiderman and Venom as well as masks created by Master Replicas, a prop replica company.
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/news/articles/3083.asp

Marvel Superheroes U.S. Stamps

Here's a look at the new Marvel Superheroes stamps to be released by the U.S. Postal Service next year!
If I was into stamp collecting, these would be a cool addition.
I believe that the DC heroes had stamps released this past year as well? Not sure of what those looked like though.

Loonatics Unleashed on DVD

The "tribute" show to the classic Looney Tunes, Loonatics Unleashed is heading to DVD this spring.
TVshowsonDVD.com has released the news and a look at the cover art here:
http://tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=6550
Personally, I don't care for the series at all. I know it's Warners way of entertaining today's audience but why not try to make an original show. This anime-inspired, "Batman Beyond-esque" kiddie show does not do the Looney Tunes characters justice at all. But that's just my opinion.
If you like the show, then you will be glad to know that this collection has all of the 13 episodes of season 1 at an affordable price.

Disney's Meet The Robinsons

Here's a first look at the poster for Disney's upcoming feature, Meet The Robinsons on March 30th, 2007.
There has been a release of many character pics across the web and here they are!
Lewis & Wilber, Grandpa Bud, Frannie, Uncle Fritz & Auntie Petunia, Carl, Uncle Art, Dr. Krunklenoris, Gaston Cannon, Bowler Hat Guy, Doris, Tiny, Lizzy, Lefty and finally The Frog Goons.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Flushed Away Slug Dance

Here is a clip posted by Dreamworks Animation for some "guerrilla advertising" for their upcoming feature, Flushed Away. Go Slug-boy, go slug-boy!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Disney to Release "Animated American"

According to Coming Soon.net,
Walt Disney Pictures has aquired the rights to produce Animated American. The film will combine animation with live-action which will be reminicant of Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
Read more about the story's plot and characters here:
http://comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=17173

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Dreamworks + Nickelodeon = Spinoffs

According to ComingSoon.net,
Dreamworks Animation and Nickelodeon are in the early development stages of creating two spin off television series based on two feature films.
One series is going to centered around the penguins of 2005's Madagascar and the other series is going to be based on the upcoming 2008 film, Kung Fu Panda.

Check out the article for more information:
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=17144

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Fraggle Rock Feature Begins

Created by the late Jim Henson, Fraggle Rock premiered on HBO in the early 80's and lasted five seasons.
Now they're going to be returning in the form of a big screen feature film. The story will revolve around the Fraggles going on their first adventure to "outer space" where they will interact with "strange aliens" known as humans.
Read about the upcoming movie here:
http://www.animationmagazine.net/article.php?article_id=6049

Simpsons Movie Update

Kelsey Grammer is happy to report that with "The Simpsons Movie" headed to the big screen in 2007, he's already provided the voice for his popular homicidal maniac character Sideshow Bob. "It's just a blurb. I think it's like two lines, but a 'Simpsons' movie without Sideshow Bob would probably be an affront to all that is sensible in our culture," he says with a laugh. "I did win an Emmy this year for him, so I was very happy about that. He's one of the great villains of our time."
(information from www.nationalledger.com)

Friday, October 20, 2006

Strip of the Week

I found a wacky story in DC Comics' Looney Tunes #94 where Taz, Bugs, Daffy & Fudd have their personalities switched!
I love David Alveraz's art for the Looney Tunes. He uses great expressions and his style is very fluid which adds a great deal of motion to the "un-animated" action.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

The Complete Harveytoons Collection

To be released shortly, on a 4-double sided-disc DVD collection, all 312 classic animated Harveytoon shorts known as The Complete Harveytoons Collection!
Now that's a lot of animation!
Classic Media will be releasing the set on November 7th!
For more info, follow the link:
http://www.animated-news.com/archives/00005622.html

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Hellboy Animated Trailer

The official trailer for Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms has been posted on the official website!
If you care to see it, just click the link:
http://gotohellboy.com/trailer.html

Gumby Returns

According to Variety, the claymation hero Gumby will be returning to television with a new series and a brand new animated feature!
Will there be much actual claymation? Or will it be CG? Only time will tell...
http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117951679.html?categoryid=14&cs=1&query=gumby

Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo Press Release

TVshowsonDVD.com has posted the official press release for the Teen Titan's movie, Trouble in Tokyo set for wide release on Feburary 6th, 2007.
Follow the link here:
http://tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=6518

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Pixar's New Short "Lifted"

Here is a pic of the poster for Pixar Animation's latest short, Lifted.
Directed by Gary Rydstrom, the story is about a teenage alien going through "spaceship driving" & "abduction class" at the same time.
It was recently viewed at the Chicago International Film Festival and has been described as the funniest short produced by Pixar.
Lifted will probably be released widely next year along with Pixar's next feature, Ratatouille.
http://www.pixar.com/featurefilms/rat/rat1.html
If you can't wait to see the short, check out a spoiler-filled review at Ain't it Cool News:
http://www.aintitcool.com/node/30396

Simpsons Season 9 "Head Art"

Yesterday, TVshowsonDVD.com released the regular artwork for The Simpsons Season 9 DVD Collection.
Today, they have released the "Head Packaging" for the release as well!
Follow the link to see it:
http://tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=6514

Monday, October 16, 2006

Daffy Duck is Bat-Duck

I found this in a 1990 issue of Looney Tunes Magazine that I had stored away.