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PR: She-Ra Season 1 Volume 2 to be Released

by Ed Liuon March 9, 2007
Los Angeles, CA – Animation’s greatest adventure heroine continues her fight for freedom as BCI Eclipse, a Navarre Corporation Company, and leading UK media company and underlying rights owner, Entertainment Rights Plc (“ER”), introduce the next installment of “She-Ra: Princess of Power®.” Season One, Volume Two will be available April 3rd at a suggested retail […]

Greg Weisman on New "Spider-Man" Toon and "Gargoyles" Spin-Off Comic

by Ed Liuon March 9, 2007
Comic Book Resources has posted an interview with Greg Weisman about his work on the recently announced Spider-Man animated series, which will premiere on the Kids WB next year, and also about his Gargoyles and Gargoyles: Bad Guys spin-off comics from Slave Labor Graphics. Weisman discusses the approach he will take to the famous web-spinner, […]

Geena Davis Pushes Entertainment Gender Equality with "See Jane" Organization

by Ed Liuon March 8, 2007
Oscar-winning actress Geena Davis spoke at the National Conference for Media Reform about her new organization “See Jane,” dedicated to increase female cast members and reduce gender stereotyping in media aimed at children. The Democracy Now! website has posted a transcript and streaming video of her address, where she takes many classic cartoons to task […]

Joe D’Ambrosia and Tom Teves on "Blood+"

by Ed Liuon March 8, 2007’s Animated Shorts has posted a brief interview with Joe D’Ambrosia and Tom Teves, the US story editors for Blood+. The pair discuss how the new series differs from the prequel movie Blood, the Last Vampire and who the supporting cast will be in the series. Other news in the column includes an appearance by […]

Matt Groening Interviewed by "The Wave" on "Simpsons" on Big- and Small-Screen

by Ed Liuon March 8, 2007
The Wave magazine has interviewed Matt Groening about The Simpsons, both the weekly TV show and the big-screen movie coming this summer. Groening tackles questions on whether the show’s best days are behind it and how the crew avoided making the movie “three episodes strung together.” (via Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat)

Scott Lobdell on Scripting "Stan Lee’s Mosaic"

by Ed Liuon March 8, 2007 has spoken to writer Scott Lobdell about scripting Stan Lee Presents Mosaic, the latest superhero creation from the legendary comics icon. Lobdell discusses how he got the job to script the direct-to-video animated feature, the changes that were made to his script, and where the series could go from here. He also briefly mentions […]

"Star Trek: The Animated Series": Trek in All the Ways that Matter

by Ed Liuon March 8, 2007
Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds. To seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no man has gone before. With those words, Captain James T. Kirk launched one of the most enduring franchises in American entertainment history. […]

DVD Talk Visits London for "Peter Pan" Launch Weekend

by Ed Liuon March 6, 2007
DVD Talk’s Jamie S. Rich has posted a writeup of the weekend press junket in London for the release of the Peter Pan 2-disc Platinum Edition, detailing the tours of London to recreate the trips taken by the Darling children in the movie and the discussions with Kathryn Beaumont and Margaret Kerry, the voice of […]

"South Park" Available in High-Definition on Xbox 360

by Ed Liuon March 6, 2007
Microsoft and Comedy Central have teamed up to deliver Xbox 360 owners the first episode of South Park in high-definition video. Starting today until March 20, 2007, the season 8 episode “Good Times With Weapons” will be available as a free download from Xbox LIVE Marketplace. The episode will also be given to customers who […]

Osvaldo Cavandoli, Creator of "La Linea," 1920 – 2007

by Ed Liuon March 6, 2007
Italian cartoonist and animator Osvaldo Cavandoli (Cava) passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2007, at the age of 87. Cavandoli’s most famous creation was “La Linea,” a character who first appeared in 1969 and was a fixture on Italian television and independent films, as well as in 20 films made for Universal Studios in 2001.