Friday, August 28, 2009

Cartoon Network has Early Lead on Emmys

According to Variety, the TV Academy announced the winners of the Special and Individual Achievement in Animation and Cartoon Network picked up five out of the six awards. These awards are not nominations but full Emmys for individual achievement.
Among the animation winners are character animators Elizabeth Harvatine, for Cartoon Network’s ”Moral Orel,” and Joshua Jennings, for the channel’s ”Robot Chicken.” Also picking up the Emmy will be background painters Joe Binggeli, for Cartoon Network’s “Chowder,” and Chris Roszak, for the cabler’s “The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack.”
Additionally, the net scored an individual achievement in animation Emmy for “Underfist: Halloween Bash” character designer Andy Suriano. And Spike TV picked up the sixth trophy in the category, for “Afro Samurai: Resurrection” art director Shigemi Ikeda.

The animation Emmys will be awarded along with the award for Best Costumes for a Variety/Music Program on September 12th at the Creative Arts Awards.

Monday, May 18, 2009


According to AWN, DreamWorks has brought on Simon Beaufoy, writer of SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, to write the feature adaptation of the popular children’s novel TRUCKERS. DreamWorks picked up the rights for TRUCKERS back in 2001, and have had several writers take a stab at the screenplay. So far Andrew Adamson and Joe Stillman have given TRUCKERS a go, and at one time Frank Cottrell Boyce was on call. However, maybe Simon Beaufoy, still fresh from his Oscar victory, can take TRUCKERS off the shelf and into the theaters.
TRUCKERS was written by Sir Terry Pratchett in 1990 as the first in The Bromeliad Series.

Fox Wants Your Christmas Shorts

The search for new content is on! The Hollywood Reporter states that Fox is looking for next new animated holiday program. 20th TV, Fox and Aniboom are creating a contest to find the next holiday classics and are offering a development deal as 1st prize.
“Fox has long been the sole primetime animation powerhouse, and we’re searching for a fresh new animated holiday special that could potentially become an instant classic and maybe even a weekly series,” said Fox president Kevin Reilly. “By tapping into Aniboom’s community of undiscovered talent, we hope to find the next original hit holiday concept, like ‘Simpsons Treehouse of Horror’ or ‘A Very Special Family Guy Freakin’ Christmas.’”
The idea of Fox is to get some new content to mix in with the classic holiday staples such as HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS, and RUDOLF THE RED-NOSED REINDEER. The holiday classics still get good rating, but getting people to ’stay tuned’ amid over 600 channels is always a challenge. By teaming up with Aniboom, Fox gets first pick of new content from applicants from around the world.
So, if you have had that holiday-themed story rattling around your head, now is the time it get it made and over to Fox and Aniboom. For more info go to

Friday, September 12, 2008

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Stephen King Releases "N" On Itunes

Stephen King has a new animated Comic available on Itunes. The Series tells the story of a psychiatrist who falls victim to the same deadly obsession as his patient - an obsession that just might save the world.

Drawn by award-winning comic book artist Alex Maleev, and colored by famed comic book colorist Jose Villarrubia, the episodes were adapted by Mark Guggenheim, co-creator of the ABC-TV Series Eli Stone with creative oversight from Stephen King. You can check it out by clicking the batman ad below and then doing a search for Stephen King.

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Friday, July 25, 2008

Iphone "Super Monkey Ball" is a Hit !!

According to SF Gate Sega of a America president, Simon Jeffery said he expects to sell 1 million copies of "Super Monkey Ball" on the Iphone. So if my math is correct... SMB sells for 9.99 x 1 million = nearly 10 million dollars of which Sega should pocket 7 million, Remember Apple takes a fee of 30% for running the App Store. Not bad for a game that only took 4 months to make with a core staff of about 15 people. In my estimates the game should have cost between 300,000 and 700,000 to develop. It seems the Iphone is indeed a very profitable gaming platform.

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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Check out the Resume cafe!!!

Check out the Artist Spotlight on Pamelina at the Resume-Cafe.
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