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Friday, December 22, 2006

Cry of the Tiger

The next episode of the Animax Entertainment produced flash animation series Off-Mikes is now live on ESPN. The new episode is called "Cry of the Tiger" and it's all about Mike Golic's ability to humiliate his son.

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Thursday, December 21, 2006

More Holiday Love

More fans of Animax Entertainment's Christmas greetings from the ad world: AdRants and AdLand.

And from the animation world:
  • Chris Georgenes of Mudbubble said "Nice Animax! Love them both."
  • Ed Scharlach, writer of numerous Scooby-Doo, Happy Days and Odd Couple episodes, and all around nice guy said, "Funny cards. Loved King Klaus."

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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Head of the Class

Wow. Another great holiday gift. We just found out that Arnold Schwarzenegger's Hanukkah card over at ArnoldSpeaks.com was one of the top 5 holiday cards on Revver this month.

Thanks for submitting a video to the Revver Film School holiday greeting card project! Your video was one of the 5 most-watched videos, and will be featured on the Revver blog (http://blog.revver.com/?p=405), in a dashboard message to all Revver users, and in the featured Head of the Class collection (http://one.revver.com/collections/show/78137).

Good work!!! Keep watch on your dashboard for the next project theme. Happy Holidays from Revver!

Alex Black

Thanks everyone for voting for ArnoldSpeaks even if you might not for Arnold Schwarzenegger himself :)

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Christmas Cheer

Wow. How very nice. Our animated Christmas cards went out yesterday and we've been getting great feedback. So we thank:

AdCritic who said:
  • Tree-huggers (and Charles Schulz devotees) should get a kick out of this animated ditty from Animax Entertainment.
And Netscape users who even commented on the flying banana - the banana peel is our logo,

And a certain 8 year old who said: "hahahahaha lol thats freakin funny" - we totally agree!

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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Christmas Cards

This Christmas, Animax produced two different Christmas cards. You can watch them below, or send the urls to a friend.

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Arnold on Christmas


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Monday, December 18, 2006

More Sad News

While learning of the news of Joseph Barbera, we also learned that Chris Hayward, the creator of Dudley Do-Right and a writer of Rocky & Bullwinkle, recently died. We hope it's not true that these things usually come in threes...

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R.I.P. Mr. Barbera

Sad news in the animation world today - Mr. Barbera died today. Along with Bill Hanna, Barbera invented some of the biggest cartoon classics: Tom & Jerry, The Flintstones, Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound,The Jetsons, The Smurfs, and Scooby-Doo. How can you top that? We at Animax were lucky enough to actually animate Tom & Jerry and Scooby-Doo for a series of DVDs we produced for Warner Bros. and National Geographic.

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Sunday, December 17, 2006

Animax Got Into MIT!!!

Congratulations Animax! We got into MIT! Actually we got into the MIT Convergence Culture Consortium blog because of one of our transmedia productions. Huh? Not even wikipedia has a listing for "transmedia." We're pretty sure after reading this, that transmedia means how a particular piece of content is handled across various storytelling media - broadcast, broadband, theatrical, retail entertainment, etc. and how each piece of content and it's treatment contributes to a meta-narrative spanning across all media in aggregate. We're not exactly sure that's what it means because our brain started to hurt trying to understand all the MIT-speak (although, reading Geoffrey Long's blog helped.)

Anyways, all the fuss is being made over the highbrow cartoon we produce for WWE called Mr. McMahon's Kiss My Ass. It turns out that KMA is one of the "stranger transmedia products" Sam Ford has ever heard of - now, that's a pull-quote! Ford is a 2007 Masters of Science Candidate in Comparative Media Studies at MIT and is entering his second year as a media analyst for the Convergence Culture Consortium. He's also a fan of wrestling -- he didn't go as far as to say he's a fan of Mr. McMahon's posterior. KMA qualifies as transmedia because McMahon exploits his rump live in the ring (theatrical entertainment), on TV (broadcast entertainment), in print, and now, with our help, online. By the way, the latest episode features Mel Gibson.

Upon further review it seems like we've been involved in a number of transmedia productions not the least of which is the one Animax won an Emmy for - ESPN's animated Off-Mikes which spans many of the same media as WWE including radio.

P.S. Hey MIT, we feel like we deserve an honorary doctorate after trying to figure this transmedia stuff out.

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Saturday, December 16, 2006

Festival of Lights

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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Holiday Pet Peeves


Got a pet peeve about the holidays? Want to share it with a friend? And you're a member of American Greetings? Send an ecard featuring the cute Pet Peeves. And if your pet peeve is that stuff costs too much money, you can always just send the link to a friend without becoming a member and you don't even have to a lick a stamp.

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Numb and Number

ESPN launched the next episode of the Emmy Award winning Off-Mikes today featuring Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg in "Numb and Number." In this episode Greenberg causes a scene at a christening party as his son rides him like a bucking bronco.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

WWE - The Passion of the Ass Starring Mel Gibson

Tonight the latest cartoon that Animax Entertainment produced for WWE went live. It's called Mel Gibson's Passion of the Ass and it features Vince McMahon taking the Apocalypto director to task for being a drunk, a racist and an all around ass. Mel Gibson might have been #1 at the box office this past weekend but Mr. McMahon's ass is tops.

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Friday, December 08, 2006

Camera Phone Darts

A mobile game we designed for GoSub60 will be launching soon. Motion-sensing technology uses your cellphone's camera to bring the real world movement of the handset into gameplay. It's actually a new kind of gameplay on your phone and will let multiple people play darts against each other.

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Thursday, December 07, 2006

A Christmas Story

Each year during the holidays Animax likes to showcase Catching Kringle, the animated film we produced for Jellyman that features Danny DeVito, John Rhys-Davies, and Larry King. The film deals with a literal war on Christmas, so perk up Bill O'Reilly, Ann Coulter, and Sean Hannity fans because it's an animated battle for the spirit of the holiday season. Check it out here and have a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year, and any other holiday you'd like to celebrate.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

The iPod Slob

The latest episode of the Emmy Award winning animated series "Off-Mikes" once again launched on both the ESPN.com and ESPNRadio.com homepages. In iSlob, it finally dawns on Golic that there may be a reason why he's got a spare tire.

Friday, December 01, 2006

American Greetings is Full of Pet Peeves

A dozen ecards that Animax Entertainment produced for Pet Peeves and Thank You, Happy Birthday, or Happy Holidays to a friend, now you've got a way an adorably cute way of doing it.