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"Gedo Senki" ("Tales from Earthsea") Synopsis Posted

Ursula K. LeGuin, the author of the Earthsea series of novels, has posted an English translation of the plot synopsis for Studio Ghibli’s Gedo Senki (Tales from Earthsea). The movie will be directed by Goro Miyazaki and is scheduled for release in Japan in July 2006. (via Nausicaa.net)

Studio Ghibli Ranked Number 1 Consumer Brand in Japan

A survey by Nikkei BP Consulting has named Studio Ghibli as the top-ranked business-to-consumer brand in Japan, ahead of Toyota. The studio also ranked 4th or higher in all the sections organized by demographic.

NY Times on Robert Smigel and SNL's "Saturday TV Funhouse"

The New York Times has profiled comedian and animator Robert Smigel in advance of the April 29 airing of Saturday TV Funhouse, which will collect the best of his animated shorts originally aired on Saturday Night Live (registration required). Among other topics, the article covers Smigel’s career through Hollywood, the often last-minute rush to get […]

"Flight" Volume 3 On-line Previews and Interview

Comic Book Resources has posted two articles about Flight Volume 3, an anthology of comics by an assortment of talent. The first article contains four previews and an interview with Kazu Kibuishi, the organizer and driving force behind the Flight anthologies, while the second contains previews of 13 different stories, including one by famed indie […]

Man of Action Members Talk "Ben 10"

Newsarama.com has interviewed Steven Seagle, Joe Casey and Duncan Rouleau, three-quarters of “Man of Action,” regarding Ben 10–their show on Cartoon Network. The studio is composed of comic book industry veterans who are moving into alternate media. The interview covers that move and its effects, the progress of the show, their involvement in it, and […]

On-line Preview for SLG's "Wonderland" Comic Book

Comicon.com’s PULSE News has posted an 8-page preview of Wonderland from Slave Labor Graphics. The comic picks up from where the animated Alice in Wonderland movie from Disney left off. The book is by Tommy Kovac and Sonny Liew and is due in comic book shops this summer.

Iger Says No "Song of the South" on DVD

A post on writer Mark Evanier’s weblog notes that the Walt Disney Company will not release Song of the South on DVD at this time, according to comments made by Disney CEO Robert Iger at last month’s Disney shareholders’ meeting. Evanier links to a site hosting an audio recording of the entire meeting for those […]

Alex Toth Artbook Coming from Jeff Parker

Comic book writer/artist Jeff Parker has stated on his weblog that he will be publishing a special art book collecting pieces by Alex Toth, the artist and animator behind the designs of Space Ghost, Birdman, and many other iconic cartoon characters from the 60′s and 70′s. Parker states that the book will be composed of […]

IGN Interviews "Minoriteam" Creators

IGN has interviewed Todd James, Peter Girardi, and Adam De La Peña about Minoriteam, their new animated series on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. The team discusses the origins of the show and how it ended up on Adult Swim, the influence of famed comic book artist Jack Kirby on the look of the show, and […]

"G.I. Joe Declassified" to Present Scarlett's Origins

A press release from Devil’s Due Publishing has announced G.I. Joe Scarlett: Declassified, a 48-page, one-shot comic book that will present the origins of G.I. Joe’s counter-intelligence agent. The comic will be written by Mike O’Sullivan with artwork by Phil Noto and is scheduled for release in July with a cover price of $4.95.

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