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Season Three of BSG On DVD Today

The adventure of one of television's finest dramas continues with BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: SEASON THREE from the immensely popular SCI FI Channel series, the Peabody Award-winning BATTLESTAR GALACTICA.

The Colonies' survivors have found their hopes of eluding their Cylon pursuers dashed by an invasion and occupation of their new home. As the fate of all human life hangs in the balance, friends become enemies, enemies become unexpected allies, and decisions are made that will haunt some people for the rest of their lives.

Animation Headline News

AWN Discussion Forums - What's New? for March 10, 2008

This week in AWN's Forums, members are debating a Canadian bill that would put decency restraints on government-funded films. A junior is asking for pitching advice. On the advice front, a student from the Philippines wants to know what he should get to practice animation at home. Discussion still continues on Wacom tablets versus pencils. A thread has started on Gary Gygax, the co-creator of DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, who recently passed away. There are several posts with Flash questions. New art from the members has arrived.

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Sharp Teeth Shorts Visualize Book

Two new animated Web shorts give dark realization to author Toby Barlow's horror epic poem/novel SHARP TEETH, creator Radium announced Friday.

The work by designer/directors Brady Baltezore and Limbert Fabian of Radium, San Francisco/Dallas/Los Angeles can be seen at the book's website,

Barlow is Executive Creative Director at ad agency JWT, NY.

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Sisto the Dark Knight In Justice League

Actor Jeremy Sisto voices Batman in the anticipated release of JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE NEW FRONTIER, the second DC Universe original animated PG-13 film.

Based on the DC Comics graphic novel by Darwyn Cooke and produced by animation legend Bruce Timm, JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE NEW FRONTIER features an all-star voice cast led by Sisto, Kyle MacLachlan (Superman), David Boreanaz (Green Lantern), Neil Patrick Harris (The Flash), Lucy Lawless (Wonder Woman), Kyra Sedgwick (Lois Lane), Brooke Shields (Carol Ferris), Miguel Ferrer (Martian Manhunter) and Phil Morris (King Faraday).

Animation Headline News

WHV to Release Academy Award Animated Shorts Collections

Today, to coincide with the 80th Academy Awards and the 85th anniversary of Warner Bros., Warner Home Video will release WARNER BROS. HOME ENT. PRESENTS: ACADEMY AWARD ANIMATION COLLECTION 15 WINNERS ~ 26 NOMINEES on DVD ($44.98 SRP).

In addition to the three-disc set, WHV will also release a DVD featuring the 15 winning cartoons only. Titled WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS: ACADEMY AWARD ANIMATION COLLECTION 15 WINNERS, this DVD will retail for $19.98 SRP.

Animation Headline News

Ratatouille Golden at Annie Awards

During a black-tie event at Royce Hall in Los Angeles, ASIFA-Hollywood handed out prizes at the 35th Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year's best animation across film, television, commercials, videogames and short subjects. Host Tom Kenny entertained the crowd with his usual dose of manic humor, joking that HORTON HEARS A WHO was a Roger Daltrey fusion project about tinnitus.

So without further ado, the 2007 Annie Award winners are:


Best Animated FeatureRATATOUILLE -- Pixar Animation Studios

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El Chavo Premiere Tops Ratings

Spanish-language network Univision's premiere of its first-ever prime-time animated series, EL CHAVO: LA SERIE ANIMADA -- with Flash animation produced by Mexico City-based Anima Estudios -- captured the #1 spot among entertainment programming, excluding sports, among Adults 18-34 for its time period and saw double- and triple-digit audience gains in every other key demo, according to the Nielsen Fast Affiliate ratings.

* Univision captured the #3 spot among Teens 12-17 and Kids 2-11 for the Sunday 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm hour, beating out CBS, NBC and CW.

Series Headline News

Yenny To Be a Series

Spain-based animation producer Black Maria has added YENNY, a new animated comedy-adventure series for teenagers, to its slate of projects. Based on an Internet comic strip by David Alvarez that was adopted by Universal Press Syndicate for digital distribution, YENNY follows the adventures of a big-footed Boricua girl. Alvarez is working together with Black Maria's creative directors in the graphic development of the series, which will follow the original storylines of the comic strips.

Animated Headline News

J.J. Sedelmaier Animates Psych Webtoon

In a first for the channel, USA Network is taking a new approach to "pod-busting" with the introduction of THE BIG ADVENTURES OF LITTLE SHAWN AND GUS, a series of animated vignettes based on the hit series PSYCH, created by J.J. Sedelmaier Prods. Each vignette explores the timeless mysteries of childhood through the characters of young Shawn and Gus. The six animations range in length from 50 seconds to two minutes. USA will unveil a new adventure in the second break of every episode of PSYCH beginning Friday, Jan. 11 at 10:00 pm PCT when the show returns with new episodes.

Animated Headline News

AWN Discussion Forums - What's New? for Dec. 3, 2007

This week in AWN's Forums, a senior member wants to know if others have heard of Silverlight, a rival to Adobe's Flash. There's a post for well wishes to James Davis, who suffered a stroke earlier in the year. There's an Educator's post on the importance of life drawing. Others are giving their thoughts on ENCHANTED, while other members are talking about PERSEPOLIS. A student has questions about what to include in a portfolio. Others are continuing to add to the discussions on what is the best animated short and animated feature of all time.

Comics Headline News

Justice League: The New Frontier to Fly on DVD, HD DVD and Blu-ray

Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation announced the all-new original movie JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE NEW FRONTIER on Feb. 26, 2008, on DVD, HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc, distributed by Warner Home Video. The movie will also be available the same day OnDemand and Pay-per-View as well as available for download.

Short Headline News

Cortoons Calls for Entries

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at 12:00am

Cortoons 2008 International Short Animated Films FestivalRome, ItalyMarch 27-30, 2007Deadline: Feb. 1, 2008

Cortoons is an international animated short film festival that will be held March 27-30, 2008, at Palladium Theatre in Rome.

The competition's categories include:* Short Italian movie from one to 20 minutes* Short international movie from one to 20 minutes* Short movie realized with Flash* VFX short movie* Animated videoclip

Season Headline News

ReVisioned: Tomb Raider Finale Debuts, Season 2 Theme Revealed

GameTap launched today "A Complicated Woman," the final episode in the premiere season of its new animation series REVISIONED, which features story and art from legendary comic book illustrator Jim Lee of Wildstorm/DC Comics.

Spot Headline News

Motion Theory Creates Spot for NYC

Los Angeles-based studio Motion Theory just unveiled the new commercial THIS IS NYC, produced for New York City's first-ever global marketing campaign, spearheaded by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The broadcast spot (cut in both :60 and :30 versions) serves as the centerpiece of the international tourism outreach, designed to share the experience of the city and to help attract 50 million visitors by 2015.

Disney Headline News

Interactive Agent Oso Coming to Playhouse Disney

Disney Channel has begun production on a new Playhouse Disney preschool series entitled SPECIAL AGENT OSO, starring Academy Award-nominated actor Sean Astin as the voice of Oso, an endearing, bumbling teddy bear who enlists the help of viewers at home to complete his missions.

Animation Headline News

AWN Discussion Forums - What's New? for Sept. 24, 2007

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at 12:00am

This week in AWN's Forums, a wannabe animation writer needs some advice. There's a thread collecting members' favorite children's book artists. RATATOUILLE is still a hot topic on the forums. A member needs some Flash vectoring help. Another member wonders if it is possible to teach themselves 2D. A senior member has started a thread to talk about the forthcoming animated SPACEBALLS TV series. Moderator Larry L wants to know if members would be interested in workshops conducted in the forums.

Animation Headline News

Studio Arts to Offer Tra-Digital Animation Training with Toon Boom in Fall 2007

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 12:00am

Studio Arts has announced it will be offering a full suite of training classes using Toon Boom Animation's Digital Pro and Storyboard Pro software. The intent of the beginning-to-advanced training courses is to provide 2D animators and other artists a thorough grounding in Toon Boom's "paperless" animation system. Toon Boom courses are due to start Oct. 6, 2007 and, along with CSATTF and ETP funding, there will be "scholarship seats" for each class that are fully-funded by Studio Arts.

Animation Headline News

AWN Discussion Forums - What's New? for Sept. 10, 2007

By Rick DeMott | Tuesday, September 11, 2007 at 12:00am

This week in AWN's Forums, members are chatting about TAK AND THE POWER OF JUJU and KIM POSSIBLE. The thread grows on how to make Flash look like cel animation. The book THE ILLUSION OF LIFE spurs debate. Another continues to discuss Blu-ray versus HDDVD. A popular thread asks -- Did you think you led a good life? As well as, tools for teaching animation, the business of animation and, as always, brand new stuff to check out in show and tell!

Animation Headline News

AWN Discussion Forums - What's New? for Aug. 27, 2007

This week in AWN's Forums, members have entered the Bu-ray versus HDDVD debate. A junior member is looking for good script writing resources. There's a hot thread on making Flash look like cel animation. Lots of people are posting the places they go for inspiration. Others are debating the school rankings in 3D WORLD. Others need help with Maya modeling and Cintiq. As well as, tools for teaching animation, the business of animation and, as always, brand new stuff to check out in show and tell!

Animation Headline News

AWN Discussion Forums - What's New? for Aug. 20, 2007

This week in AWN's Forums, senior member ponders how short life is with the recently deaths of Mike Weiringo and Paul Boyd. Another member needs some Maya modeling help. A junior member begins a discussion about Disney Life Drawing. There's a member who is looking for inspiration for title sequence they are working on. Another thread talks about making Flash look like cel animation. As well as, tools for teaching animation, the business of animation and, as always, brand new stuff to check out in show and tell!

Animation Headline News

AtomFilms Posts Exclusive Animator vs. Animation Game

The winner of the 2007 Webby People's Voice Award for Animation, 18-year-old Alan Becker, presents the ANIMATOR VS. ANIMATION GAME, exclusively available at AtomFilms. In this Flash game, a player can choose the role of "Animator" to impose his or her will and make the "Animation" a helpless victim, or play "Animator" to defend against and attack the ruthless aggressor.