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"Simpsons" #131 Offers International Visions of Springfield

by Ed Liuon June 20, 2007
Bongo’s Simpsons Comics #131 is now available on comic book stands. Its solicitation text promised “Bongo’s long-suffering intern, Jake Schembeckler, takes you on a tour that starts at the Bongo offices and travels around the world and through the pages of Simpsons comics as you might find them in Belgium, Japan, and Mexico.” A four-page […]

New "Speed Racer" Animated Series Coming to Nicktoons

by Ed Liuon June 20, 2007
Variety is reporting that Lionsgate will announce a new Speed Racer cartoon today. Nickelodeon’s cartoon network Nicktoons has committed to airing the first 26 episodes of the series. Current plans state that the cartoon will begin airing early next year in time for the live-action Speed Racer movie. The Animation Collective (Kappa Mikey) was named […]

Alan Burnett on His Career in Animation, "The Batman," and "Batman/Superman" Comics

by Ed Liuon June 19, 2007
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has posted a lengthy interview with Alan Burnett that spans his career from his start at the tail-end of Super Friends through Batman the Animated Series and Krypto the Super-Dog and ending with his current work on The Batman and the Batman/Superman comic book.

New "Spectacular Spider-Man" Swings to CW in 2008

by Ed Liuon June 19, 2007
The CW Network has announced the official title of the new Spider-Man animated series scheduled to debut in early 2008. The series will be titled The Spectacular Spider-Man, and will air on the KidsWB! network on Saturday mornings. Greg Weisman (Gargoyles) will be the supervising producer, and Victor Cook (Hellboy: Blood and Iron) will be […]

Aardman Announces New Projects

by Ed Liuon June 19, 2007
Aardman Animation Studios has announced a slate of new projects, as reported by Variety. Included on the list are The Cat Burglars, which will combine stop-motion animation with the cool style of Ocean’s Eleven to tell a story of milk-thieving stray cats; a comedy-adventure based on the Pirates novels by Gideon Defoe; Operation Rudolph, which […]

LA Times on Disney Princess Couture

by Ed Liuon June 19, 2007
The Los Angeles Times has taken a look at the trend to adapt Disney’s Princess characters into high-end couture fashion and jewelry, and another initiative to create Disney-inspired furniture (free registration required).

Brad Bird Talks "Ratatouille" with AP

by Ed Liuon June 19, 2007
The Associated Press spoke briefly with director Brad Bird about Ratatouille, discussing topics such as the title of the movie, maintaining Pixar’s critical and box-office track record, and the possibility of sequels or follow-ups to The Incredibles. (via Comic Book Resources Comics Reel)

PR: It’s "The Spectacular Spider-Man" to the Rescue

by Ed Liuon June 19, 2007
IT’S “THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN” TO THE RESCUE Kids’ WB! on The CW Announces Official Title for Marvel Super Hero’s Animated Series from Culver Entertainment BURBANK, CA (JUNE 18, 2007) ­ “The Spectacular Spider-Man” is the official title of the super hero’s new animated series coming to the Kids’ WB! on The CW, it was announced […]

Sony Music Group and Nickelodeon Team Up for Multimedia Properties

by Ed Liuon June 18, 2007
The Sony Music Group and Nickelodeon have just announced a deal to co-produce and co-finance television and music projects over the next four years. The two companies have collaborated before on soundtracks for hit shows like SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer. The first project to come from the new partnership will be the original […]

VIZ Media Licenses "Naruto" to Brazil’s SBT

by Ed Liuon June 18, 2007
VIZ Media has announced that SBT has been named the terrestrial broadcaster of Naruto for Brazil. The deal will bring 52 episodes of the show to Brazil, which is expected to debut the series in the second half of 2007. For full details, read the press release here.