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"300" Sets March Box-Office Record

The adaption of Frank Miller’s fictionalization of the Battle of Thermopylae, 300, has set an all-time box office for a film that opened in March by recording over $70,000,000 in ticket sales on its opening weekend. The film averaged over $22,000 per theatrical screen and over $55,000 on 62 IMAX screens. The film was directed […]

Animeonline.com posts Blood+ Interview

Animeonline.com has posted an interview with the Japanese director of the Blood+ television show, Junichi Fujisaku. Blood+ debuts on March 11th at 12:30 am on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block. http://www.animeonline.com/index.php…&ent_id=100750

Strong Consumer Reaction to the Death of Captain America

After the news of Captain America’s death broke and was picked up by over 150 national news outlets, retailers quickly sold out of all available copies of Captain America #25. A second printing is being shipped out by Diamond Memphis right now to satisfy demand for the title. Many retailers have also recorded an up […]

Lucas Productions Creating 100 Animated "Star Wars" Episodes

George Lucas, at the Musem of Radio & TV, announced that Lucas Productions is working on 100 episodes of a 3-D animated Star Wars television show set between episodes 2 and 3. The show will be pitched to television networks when production is completed. It will be in a similar style to the shorts produced […]

Possible "G.I. Joe" Live Action Movie

Lorenzo di Bonaventura, currently finishing work on the upcoming Transformers live action movie, has indicated that he plans to begin work on a G.I. Joe live action movie. The movie would be set before the timeline of the cartoon, depicting the rise of C.O.B.R.A. di Bonaventura has tenatively recruited Mark Whalberg, recently nominated for an […]

ADV Hires Former Cartoon Network Exec

ADV Films has announced the hiring of Terry Kalagian, former Vice President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions for Cartoon Network, as a consultant. No specifics as to what she will be doing at ADV Films have been announced yet. She will continue in her role as executive producer of George of the Jungle and Stormhawks for […]

TokyoPop to Publish "Hannah Montana" and "High School Musical" Cine-Manga

TokyoPop will publish cine-manga of Hannah Montana and High School Musical in September 2007. There will be two volumes of Hannah Montana initially, with a third volume publication date to be announced later, and one volume of High School Musical. All will retail for $7.99. [Source: ICv2.com]

Del Rey Announces Four New Manga Titles

Del Rey Publishing has announced the licensing of four new manga titles for the US market at the New York Comic Con. All four will be released in the fall of 2007. They will all come from multiple genres. The licenses are for Shiki Tsuki by Toru Zenku, with art by Yuna Takangi; Punpkin Scissors […]

Otaku USA Magazine to Launch in June 2007

Sovereign Media, the printer of the official Sci-Fi channel magazine Sci-Fi, has announced that the publication of the first issue of Otaku USA will reach store stands in June of 2007. The magazine will be a 9″x10 and 7/8″ 150+ page glossy publication that will come out bimonthly. Each eddition will include a full length […]

CMX Announces New Titles

CMX, the manga publishing division of DC Comics, anounced eight new titles plus the republishing of Gon by Masashi Tanaka. The new Gon printing will be unflipped and will retail for $5.99. Six of the eight new licenes are considered shoujo titles, including Two Flower for the Dragon and Palaette of Secret Colors by Nari […]

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