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Cindy Morgan Talks "Tron"

by Ed Liuon October 30, 2006
Comicon.com’s PULSE News has interviewed actress Cindy Morgan, who played the role of Yori in Disney’s Tron. Morgan also discusses her highs and lows in the movie business, which will be fodder for the autobiography she is currently working on.

VIZ Selects New Latin American Licensing and Promotions Representative

by Ed Liuon October 29, 2006
VIZ Media has announced that Licensing & Promotions Latin America has been selected as its new representative for Zatch Bell! and Naruto in Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Bolivia. Read the full press release here.

Newtype USA to Spotlight Guyver in November 2006 Issue

by Ed Liuon October 29, 2006
The November 2006 issue of Newtype USA magazine will have a special cover story focusing on Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor, with exclusive artwork from the show creators and a behind-the-scenes look at the latest incarnation of the popular series. The full list of articles and details for the magazine are available in the press release.

"Bleach" Merchandise Coming Soon from VIZ and Great Eastern Entertainment

by Ed Liuon October 29, 2006
A press release from VIZ Media states that the North American license for Bleach merchandise has gone to Great Eastern Entertainment. Patches, keychains, jewelry, posters, and headware are among the merchandise that will be available starting in 2007. Read the full press release here.

Animator Don R. Christensen 1916 - 2006

by Ed Liuon October 28, 2006
Disney and Warner Brothers animator and artist Don. R. Christensen has passed away at the age of 90. Christensen (sometimes credited as “Don Arr” or “Don Arr Christensen”) worked for the Disney studios from 1937 until the 1941 strike, when he moved to the Warner’s story department. He also did work on comics and children’s […]

Press Release: VIZ Media Signs Latin America Rep for Zatch Bell! and Naruto

by Ed Liuon October 28, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE VIZ MEDIA SIGNS NEW REPRESENTATIVE IN LATIN AMERICA FOR ZATCH BELL! AND NARUTO San Francisco, CA, October 26, 2006 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies has selected Licensing & Promotions Latin America as its new representative for ZATCH […]

Press Release: Newtype USA November Issue Details

by Ed Liuon October 28, 2006
World exclusive Guyver cover in November Newtype USA Plus, North American debut of new manga insert And: Free DVD with three full episodes! HOUSTON, October 26, 2006—Newtype USA, the leading anime magazine in North America, has a special surprise for collectors and casual fans alike—a world exclusive cover on Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor, the hottest […]

Press Release: VIZ Grants Great Eastern Entertainment, Inc License for "Bleach"

by Ed Liuon October 28, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: October 27, 2006 VIZ MEDIA’S LICENSING NEWS FLASH!!! THE “SCOOP”: VIZ MEDIA LICENSES RECENTLY GRANTED THE “PROPERTY”: BLEACH BLEACH, based on the best selling manga series from VIZ Media with over 1.4 million copies in print in North America, is now seen on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block. BLEACH is the […]

Saving the World (of TV Animation): The "Avatar the Last Airbender" Complete Book 1 Collection

by Ed Liuon October 28, 2006
Water, Earth, Fire and Air are the four elements that the title character of Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender must master as part of his quest to save the world. Similarly, the show’s success lies in its mastery of four different elements: Setting, Story, Characterization, and Technique. The first season, recently released on DVD, proves […]

Wes Anderson to Direct and Produce Animated "Fantastic Mr. Fox"

by Ed Liuon October 27, 2006
Variety is reporting that director Wes Anderson is attached to direct and produce an animated version of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox with 20th Century Fox’s animation studios. The movie is to be done using a mixture of animation techniques, but will be “primarily stop-motion” according to the report. Fantastic Mr. Fox will follow The […]