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Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum (podcast) x 13

Special Guest: J.J. Sedelmaier

The future is now on this week's episode of the Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum as Computer plugs Joel and Alan into the 21st century with their first ever Skype interview! Skyperview! Special Guest J.J. Sedelmaier "phones it in" about such subjects as comic books, graphic novels, and how to build and maintain an independent animation production company. Then, in the first ever Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum sing-song-story-telling-open-microradiophonic-sound-experience, Joel shares his latest therapy ballad about some extra baggage that he's been carrying around. And make sure to stay tuned through the very end of the episode for a special FFAF out-take of Joel and Alan testing out their new technology with one of the biggest names in cinema history!

Nickelodeon Headline News

Victoria Beckham To Guest on SpongeBob Special

Nickelodeon, the number-one kids’ brand and largest producer of television animation in the world, wraps up Independence Day weekend with the premiere of a new SpongeBob SquarePants special, “The Clash of Triton,” on Monday, July 5, at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Special Blogs

Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum (podcast) x 05

On FFAF's big 5-week anniversary celespectaculation, Joel expunges another special circuitous grievance about inconsequential matters pertaining to his favorite subject, Animation, with no real concluding statement. Alan's face reacts quizzically. Later, Director and Animator Dan Abdo enters The Forum to discuss comics, commercials, censuses, corporate identities, and exactly why Vermont is for lovers.

Special Headline News

Saturday Release Set for New Moon on DVD/Blu-ray

One of the most talked about films of 2009, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, will be released on a Two-Disc Special Edition DVD and Special Edition Blu-ray on March 20, 2010 – a Saturday street date that will allow for fans across the nation to celebrate at retailer’s midnight release parties before taking home the film at 12:01 a.m.

Festival Headline News

Future Film Fest Program Highlights

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 10:51am

The Future Film Festival 12th edition will take place, as usual, in Bologna, Italy, from 26th to 31st January 2010 at Teatro Duse (Via Cartoleria 42) and Palazzo Re Enzo (Piazza del Nettuno). Advance news about the programme.

Special Headline News

TV Review: SpongeBob SquarePants: Truth or Square

By Joe Strike | Friday, November 6, 2009 at 2:09pm

SpongeBob SquarePants’s been around for either a decade or ‘eleventy-seven’ years, depending on whether you go by the calendar or by the irrational number thrown around in the absorbent and yellow and porous one’s tenth anniversary special, Truth or Square.

Special Headline News

Special Agent Productions Opens Boutique Animation Studio in San Francisco

SPECIAL AGENT PRODUCTIONS has opened a new boutique animation studio in San Francisco offering a host of streamlined services to meet the production demands of the new economy and the digital age.

Special Headline News

Fast & Furious Times Four on DVD/Blu-ray, Plus Battlestar Galactica

All four FAST AND THE FURIOUS films come out on Limited Edition DVDs and Blu-rays, plus the debut of DOLLHOUSE season one and BATTLESTAR GALACTICA season 4.5 on DVD/Blu-ray and the complete BSG series on DVD and Blu-ray.

2 FAST 2 FURIOUS (2003) on Limited Edition DVD and Blu-ray

Special Headline News

Spurlock to Direct Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special In 3-D On Ice

Press Release from FOX

Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Morgan Spurlock ("Super Size Me," "30 Days") is set to produce and direct The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special in 3-D on Ice airing Thursday, January 14 on FOX. The documentary special will be the momentous conclusion to the "Best. 20 Years. Ever.," a year-long global celebration of THE SIMPSONS that launched in January 2009 and culminates on the 20th anniversary of the series' debut.

Award Headline News

Coraline, Mary & Max Win Annecy Cristal Award

CORALINE and MARY AND MAX were the dual winners of the Annecy Cristal award for best feature, announced at the conclusion of the festival on Saturday.

French co-production BRENDAN AND THE SECRET OF KELLS came away with the audience prize.

The rest of the awards are as follows:

Short Films

The Annecy CristalSLAVAR


Junior Jury Award for a Short FilmL'HOMME A LA GORDINI


Special Headline News

Disney's Prep & Landing Holiday Special Docks at ABC

ABC has formally announced that it will air Walt Disney Animation Studios' holiday special PREP AND LANDING this holiday season, according to VARIETY. The half-hour special follows the teams of Santa's elves that prepare homes for his arrival. A senior elf (Dave Foley) is partnered with a rookie (Derek Richardson) on a mission with unforeseen challenges.

Dreamworks Headline News

Monsters vs. Aliens Pilot Ordered by Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon has ordered a pilot from DreamWorks Animation based on MONSTERS VS. ALIENS, reports THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.

DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg announced the news at the 37th Annual J. P. Morgan Technology, Media and Telecom Conference in Boston.

DreamWorks and Nickelodeon announced last week their collaboration on KUNG FU PANDA: THE SERIES and Nick is currently airing THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, another collaboration.

Blu-ray Headline News

Valkyrie, A Bug's Life, Batman 20th Anniversary on Blu-ray, Plus 24 & True Blood

Home video releases for May 19 include A BUG'S LIFE on Blu-ray, the 20th anniversary edition of BATMAN on Blu-ray, the DVD/Blu-ray release of VALKYRIE, ENEMY AT THE GATES and PAYCHECK on Blu-ray, two volumes of classic 1960s and '70s cartoons, season seven of 24 and season one of TRUE BLOOD on DVD/Blu-ray and more.

24 Season Seven on DVD and Blu-ray

Special Headline News

Star Trek Original Series on Blu-ray, Looney Tunes, Spider-Man & X-Men Cartoons

For April 28, home vid releases include AMERICAN DAD! Volume 4, season one of STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES on Blu-ray, THE DA VINCI CODE on Blu-ray, a Looney Tunes cartoon collection, two volumes of X-MEN the animated series on DVD and more.


Features Headline News

Bedtime Stories, Despereaux & Day the Earth Stood Still on DVD/Blu-ray

BEDTIME STORIES makes its DVD debut two days after its Blu-ray bow, along with DVD/Blu-ray releases of THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL, THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX, plus volume three of BEN 10: ALIEN FORCE on DVD, Disney Animation Collection, volumes 1-3 on DVD, MAX FLEISCHER'S SUPERMAN on DVD and more.


Special Headline News

Johnny Depp Teaches SpongeBob to Hang Ten in New TV Special

Nickelodeon has paired Johnny Depp with SpongeBob in the first of several special on-air events this year in celebration of SpongeBob's 10th anniversary. SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS' "SpongeBob vs. the Big One," an all-new half-hour television special, will premiere Friday, April 17, from 8 to 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The special follows a stranded SpongeBob and his friends as they search for Jack Kahuna Laguna (voiced by Depp) to teach them the gnarly surf moves to hit the elusive wave, The Big One, in order to return to Bikini Bottom.

Special Headline News

Special Agent Oso Premieres April 4

Beginning this week, Playhouse Disney will implement a unique, new phone application in conjunction with the premiere of SPECIAL AGENT OSO, a new animated television series starring Academy Award-nominee Sean Astin as the voice of Oso, a fuzzy, lovable, bumbling stuffed panda bear who is a special agent-in-training.

Features Headline News

Bolt on DVD, Bond on Blu-ray, Quantum of Solace on DVD/Blu-ray Plus More

BOLT makes its DVD debut (after a Sunday Blu-ray bow), QUANTUM OF SOLACE comes to DVD and Blu-ray, along with several classic Bond titles new to Blu-ray plus THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS trilogy on Blu-ray, HAPPILY N'EVER AFTER 2 and SECRETS OF THE FURIOUS FIVE on DVD, THE VENTURE BROS. season three on DVD/Blu-ray and WATCHMEN: TALES OF THE BLACK FREIGHTER and UNDER THE HOOD on DVD/Blu-ray.


Special Headline News

Week-long Ben 10 Specials Lead to 1-Hour Season Finale March 27

Cartoon Network presents an entire action-packed week of BEN 10 March 23-27. Experience favorite BEN 10 ALIEN FORCE episodes every day after school with a two-hour "Best of BEN 10" block from 3-5 p.m. (ET, PT).