June 19, 2007

Two Contests for the Price of One
It's rare that we run more than one contest at a time, but sometimes we're just bursting with giveaway goodness. We're giving two winners a two full passes each for next week's Platform International Animation Festival, and another two winners are getting a copy The Art of Ratatouille.

Upcoming Releases: July 2007 to October 2007
Azur and Asmar, Michel Ocelot's latest fable, probably didn't come around to your local cineplex—but Warner is releasing the DVD in July through their Canadian arm. In September, another fable of sorts comes to DVD when the last part of Avatar: The Last Airbender's Book 2 (Earth) drops.

Film Bilder Box
Short films are where the real breakthroughs take place in terms of both storytelling and technique, and the latest reminder of that is in a pair of DVDs from German studio Film Bilder.

Review: Peach Girl Vols. 1 & 2
A Japanese animated television series that follows the highest of highs and the lowest of lows that echo through the hallways and stairwells of a contemporary high school, Peach Girl at its best is only moderately appealing and seems capable of only satisfying viewers with a penchant for soap operas.

New and Notable This Week: June 11 to June 17
3x3 Eyes is a fun, short-form anime that follows a guy whose encounter with an immortal demon poses to him quite a quandary. Also: Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl Vol. 1 and Suzuka Vol. 1.

Short Takes: Pixar's Up, Astro Boy, Bollywood Nights, Oh Canada, Thundercats
Pixar has announced that their 2009 feature will be titled Up, making it the most concisely titled animated feature ever, at least until Shane Acker's 9 comes out.

This November, we'll be holding our fourth annual charity auction. Vote now to decide which cancer research organization will benefit from the money we raise.

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Rotoscope/Paint Artist, Sr. & Jr.
Laika Entertainment - Portland, Oregon

After Effects Artist
Pixar Animation Studios - Emeryville, California

Motion Graphics Artist
Dempsey Film Group - Little Rock, Arkansas

CG 3D Lead Digital Artist
Digital Image Studios, Inc. - Farmington Hills, Michigan

Supervising FX Artist
Rainmaker Entertainment - Vancouver, British Columbia

Digital Artist - Max/Maya
Speedshape, Inc - Birmingham, Michigan

Character Artist
Bethesda Softworks - Rockville, Maryland

Lead Real Time Visual Effects Artist
BioWare Corp. - Edmonton, Alberta

Lead Character Animator/Animation Director
Bungie Studios (Microsoft) - Redmond, Washington

Environmental Artist
Digital Extremes - London, Ontario

Platform International Animation Festival
A brand new major US animation event, this Festival will be a PLATFORM for artists, innovation, debate and discussion, featuring premieres, retrospectives, exclusive screenings, guest speakers, exhibitions, workshops with leading artists, parties and networking. PLATFORM also breaks boundaries into other art forms: comics, illustration, character and toy design, motion graphics, gallery art and live action cinema.
For complete details visit www.platformfestival.com.

6/19 - 009-1 Vol. 1 (DVD)
6/19 - Animaniacs Vol. 3 (DVD)
6/19 - Animaniacs Vols. 1-3 (DVD)
6/19 - Big O Complete Collection (Anime Legends) (DVD)
6/19 - Films of Michael Sporn: Emperor's New Clothes/Nightingale (DVD)
6/19 - Films of Michael Sporn: Red Shoes/The Little Match Girl (DVD)
6/19 - Le Chevalier D'Eon Vol. 3: Danse Macabre (DVD)
6/19 - Pinky and the Brain Vol. 3 (DVD)
6/19 - Pinky and the Brain Vols. 1-3 (DVD)
6/19 - Powerpuff Girls: The Complete First Season (DVD)
6/19 - Secret of NIMH Special Edition (DVD)
6/26 - Gunbuster 2 Vol. 3 (DVD)
6/26 - Tekkon Kinkreet (Japanese edition; Region 2) (DVD)
6/27 - Tekkon Kinkreet (Japanese release; includes DVD edition) (Blu-ray)
6/29 - Ratatouille (Movie)
6/30 - Stop-Motion Filmography: A Critical Guide to 297 Features Using Puppet Animation Two-Volume Set (Book)
7/3 - Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society (DVD)
7/3 - Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society Limited Edition (DVD)
7/4 - Iblard Time (Ibara Dojikan) + soundtrack CD (Japanese edition) (Blu-ray)
7/4 - Iblard Time (Ibara Dojikan) + soundtrack CD (Japanese edition; Region 2) (DVD)
7/4 - Tales from Earthsea (Japanese edition; Region 2) (DVD)
7/4 - Tales from Earthsea Special Edition (Japanese edition; Region 2) (DVD)
7/4 - Tales from Earthsea Special Edition + bonus item (Japanese edition; Region 2) (DVD)
7/10 - AWN Official Guide: Channel 4 Animation (paperback) (Book)
7/10 - Cat's Eye Vol. 1 + series box (DVD)
7/10 - Nobody's Boy Remi Vol. 1 + series box (DVD)
7/10 - Super Dimension Century Orguss Vol. 1 + series box (DVD)
7/17 - Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny Vol. 9 (DVD)

Ongoing deals from Right Stuf: 10 Geneon DVDs, CDs or UMDs for $50 (ends 6/27; coupon code 'REMIX10') and 25 Geneon DVDs, CDs or UMDs for $100 (ends 6/27; coupon code 'REMIX25')

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