July 10, 2007

009-1 Vol. 1
Fortunately, for agent 009-1 Mylene Hoffman, the tense relations between Eastern and Western factions of world political and military powers only make for more work. 009-1, a blonde femme spy of undivided loyalty to the Zero Zero Organization, is in the business of sex, bullets and butt kicking.

Short Takes: Frederator Films, Animatu, Teheran, Blast Off, Woody Woodpecker
There's once again talk of a Samurai Jack feature, but this time, rather more sensibly, it's to be animated, with creator Genndy Tartakovsky directing. Fred Seibert has launched Frederator Films (along with Kevin Kolde and Eric Gardner), with the aim of producing animated features for under $20 million.

A Platform Playlist
In case you missed out on Platform, here's your chance to catch a few festival clips, without catching the common cold. Regretfully, presentation on a glorious big screen with a room full of animation fanatics from around the world are not included.

Our Time Machine Is Fixed
Our blog and podcast archives are now accessible when you search the archive by date.

A Summertime Call for Shorts
Thinking about global warming this summer? Animate your thoughts on the subject, and enter to win yourself a copy of Toon Boom Solo AND get screened on IAD (International Animation Day).

Upcoming Releases: July 2007 to October 2007
The first five seasons of Pee-wee's Playhouse drop on two DVDs this September; technically it's not animated, but there's a reason it's making its debut on Adult Swim this week—it contains the work of such notables as Prudence Fenton, Aardman Animations co-founders Peter Lord and David Sproxton, Phil Trumbo, Mitch Greenblatt, and... you know, I don't think there's any way to count them all.

Dave Hilberman, 1911-2007
Karl Cohen relays the passing of Dave Hilberman: "He was a Disney animator in the late 30s. He was active with the strike and was hated by Walt after it ended. Walt considered him a ringleader and denounced him in public at a House investigation of unAmerican activities in 1947."

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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)
7/24 - Azur and Asmar (DVD)
7/24 - Naoyuki Tsuji Animation Collection (DVD)
7/24 - Pink Panther Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 6: Inspector Cartoons (DVD)
7/24 - Renaissance (DVD)
7/24 - Ultimate Underdog Collection Vol. 1 (DVD)
7/24 - Ultimate Underdog Collection Vol. 2 (DVD)
7/24 - Ultimate Underdog Collection Vol. 3 (DVD)
7/24 - Woody Woodpecker & Friends Classic Collection (DVD)
7/27 - Akira (Japanese release; includes DVD edition) (Blu-ray)
7/27 - Patlabor: The Movie (Japanese release; includes DVD edition) (Blu-ray)
7/27 - Patlabor: The Movie (Japanese release; includes DVD edition) (HD DVD)
7/27 - Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise (Japanese release; includes DVD edition) (Blu-ray)
7/27 - Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise (Japanese release; includes DVD edition) (HD DVD)
7/27 - Simpsons Movie (Movie)
7/30 - Animation--Art And Industry: A Reader (paperback) (Book)
7/31 - Popeye the Sailor Vol. 1: 1933-1938 (DVD)
7/31 - Ranma 1/2: Season 2 Box Set: Anything Goes Martial Arts (DVD)
8/1 - Neon Genesis Evangelion DVD Box '07 First Press Limited Edition (Japanese release) (DVD)
8/7 - Cat's Eye Vol. 2 (DVD)
8/7 - Nobody's Boy Remi Vol. 2 (DVD)
8/7 - Simpsons: Complete Tenth Season (DVD)
8/7 - Super Dimension Century Orguss Vol. 2 (DVD)
8/7 - Tick vs. Season Two (DVD)

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