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"Cars" Leads Box Office, Disappoints Wall Street

Disney/Pixar’s Cars led the weekend box office with an estimated take of .8 million. However, the number seems to have disappointed Wall Street, with Disney’s stock price taking a minor hit in the morning before a partial recovery as of press time. In comparison, The Incredibles and Finding Nemo had opening weekend box office numbers […]

George Kashdan, Superhero Script Writer 1928 - 2006

Writer Mark Evanier has reported the passing of writer and editor George Kashdan last Saturday at the age of 78, “apparently from complications relating to a stroke.” Kashdan wrote and edited many of DC’s earliest comic books, overseeing the launches of monthly comic book titles for Aquaman, Metamorpho, and Teen Titans. Kashdan also contributed to […]

CGI "Gatchaman" Coming from Imagi Animation Studios

Imagi Animation Studios has announced that they are producing a CGI animated feature-length movie based on Gatchaman, a.k.a. G-Force. The film will be written and directed by Kevin Munroe, who has handled both duties for the CG Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and is produced in association with Tatsunoko Production of Japan, Inc. No release date […]

Afterworks 2 Ups Page Count; Previews On-Line

Image Comics has announced that Afterworks 2, the anthology trade paperback by artists from Pixar Animation Studios, will be expanding from 200 pages to 360 pages. The price of the book will not change from the initially solicited $24.99. In addition, two on-line previews from the book are available. ComicBookResources.com has an 18-page preview of […]

Onion A.V. Names Scrappy-Doo "Top Memorably Unpopular Character"

The Onion A.V. Club has published a list of the top 13 Memorably Unpopular Characters from Popular TV, with Scrappy-Doo landing the #1 spot above Oliver Martin (The Brady Bunch), Dawn Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and Livia Soprano (The Sopranos). Pokémon‘s Pikachu landed the #7 spot behind Barney the Dinosaur and Urkel (Family Matters).

Classic "Popeye" Comes to DVD

Warner Home Video, Hearst Entertainment, and King Features Syndicate have come to an agreement which will lead to the home video release of classic Popeye cartoons. Specifically, Warner has the rights to all 231 Popeye animated shorts released theatrically between 1933 and 1957 and multiple shorts released for TV between 1960 and 1987. According to […]

Bernard Loomis, "The Man Who Invented Saturday Morning," 1923 - 2006

Bernard Loomis, a legendary toy industry figure, passed away from heart disease on Friday at the age of 82 (registration required). Loomis was instrumental in tying toys to TV programming; his first attempt to bring a “Hot Wheels” cartoon to TV in 1969 failed, but he eventually succeeded with a Strawberry Shortcake animated program in […]

"Tales from Earthsea" Release Date: July 29

Nausicaa.net is reporting that Studio Ghibli’s newest movie Tales from Earthsea will be released on July 29, 2006. The film is directed by Goro Miyazaki and based on novels by Ursula K. LeGuin.

"Car Talk" Hosts Interviewed on Roles in "Cars"

Tom and Ray Magliozzi, a.k.a. “Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers” on National Public Radio’s Car Talk, have been interviewed by Cars.com about their roles in the upcoming Cars film from Disney/Pixar. The two detail how they got the roles and the difference between voice acting and radio and promise that the movie will be […]

RZA to Provide Soundtrack to "Afro Samurai"

FUNimation Entertainment has announced via press release that hip-hop artist RZA will be providing the soundtrack to Afro Samurai, a new animated series from Japan’s Studio Gonzo scheduled to debut on Spike TV this fall. The title character is a samurai, voiced by Samuel L. Jackson, hunting down his father’s murderer. (via Heidi MacDonald’s The […]

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