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PR: VIZ Media Complements Asian Art Museum’s "Tezuka" Exhibition with Manga Lounge

by Ed Liuon May 17, 2007
VIZ MEDIA COMPLEMENTS ASIAN ART MUSEUM’S TEZUKA: THE MARVEL OF MANGA EXHIBITION WITH INTERACTIVE MANGA LOUNGE Unique Exhibit Displays Rare Original Works By “The God Of Manga” and Offers Perspective On The Manga Phenomenon San Francisco, CA, May 10, 2007 — VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive […]

PR: VIZ Media Celebrates Second Anniversary of Shojo Beat Magazine

by Ed Liuon May 17, 2007
VIZ MEDIA CELEBRATES THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF SHOJO BEAT MAGAZINE WITH SPECIAL COMMEMORATIVE SUMMER ISSUE AND GALA PARTY Special Issue to Feature Rare Excerpt from Osamu Tezuka Shojo Classic PRINCESS KNIGHT San Francisco, CA, May 14, 2007 — VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and […]

PR: Kris Anka Selected First Recipient of W-B/Hanna-Barbera Scholarship

by Ed Liuon May 17, 2007
LOS ANGELES STUDENT KRIS ANKA SELECTED FIRST RECIPIENT OF WARNER BROS. ANIMATION/HANNA-BARBERA SCHOLARSHIP BURBANK, CA (May 15, 2007) ­ Los Angeles County High School for the Arts senior Kris Anka has been selected to receive the first Warner Bros. Animation/Hanna-Barbera Scholarship, it was announced today. “Kris has been recognized by his instructors for his outstanding […]

Disney to Release "Magic Gourd" This Summer for Chinese Market

by Ed Liuon May 17, 2007
The Walt Disney Company will release a Chinese-language movie this summer as the first co-production with the China Film Group. The Magic Gourd will be based on a novel by Zhang Tianyi about a young boy who finds a gourd that fulfills magic wishes. Animation was handled by Hong Kong animation studio Centro Digital Pictures, […]

Warner Bros. and Animal Logic Team for More Movies

by Ed Liuon May 17, 2007
Warner Brothers has signed a deal to develop more digitally animated movies with Sydney-based Animal Logic, building on the successful collaboration between the two companies to produce the Oscar-winning Happy Feet. Three projects will begin development immediately.

Tad Stones on "Hellboy: Blood and Iron" DVD Bonuses

by Ed Liuon May 16, 2007
Tad Stones has detailed some of the retailer incentives that will be offered with the upcoming Hellboy: Blood and Iron direct-to-video DVD movie, including comic book bundles from Wal-Mart, a Hellboy Animated action figure from Best Buy, and a Lobster Johnson magnet from several other retailers.

Six Point Harness Offers Flash Animation Essentials Seminar May 19-20

by Ed Liuon May 16, 2007
Flash animation studio Six Point Harness is offering a 2-day seminar on the essentials of Flash animation in Los Angeles this weekend, May 19-20, 2007. Presents will include Chris Prynoski of Titmouse, Aaron Simpson of WB and JibJab, and animator Eric Pringle (Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends). Details on how to enroll are at Six […]

Nebula Awards for "Howl’s Moving Castle," Peter Beagle’s "Two Hearts"

by Ed Liuon May 16, 2007
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America have awarded it’s 2007 Nebula Award for Best Script to Hayao Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle and the Best Novelette award to Peter S. Beagle’s Two Hearts. Howl’s Moving Castle was released in June, 2005, and is based on the novel by Diana Wynne Jones. Two Hearts is […]

Eric Calderon Talks "Afro Samurai"

by Ed Liuon May 16, 2007
DVD Talk has interviewed Eric Calderon, associate producer of Studio Gonzo’s Afro Samurai. Among other topics, Calderon discusses how the project went from a toy on a shelf to a mini-series on Spike TV and a DVD coming out this month.

Gollum Mo-Cap Tech May Get Used for "Tintin" Movies

by Ed Liuon May 16, 2007
Daily Variety is reporting that Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg will be using 3-D motion capture technology to make three back-to-back films based on Tintin, Georges Remi’s famous globe-trotting comic strip hero. Spielberg is quoted in the article as saying, “Peter and I felt that shooting them in a traditional live-action format would simply not […]