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Cartoonist Sues SpongeBob

by Ed Liuon March 13, 2007
Cartoonist Troy Walker has filed a lawsuit against Nickelodeon, Viacom, Paramount Studios and Stephen Hillenberg, claiming that SpongeBob SquarePants was stolen from his Bob Spongee character created in 1991. Walker claims that his cartoons and dolls Spongee must have fallen into the hands of one of the producers of SpongeBob. (via Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat […]

Arnold Drake, creator of Beast Boy, 1924 – 2007

by Ed Liuon March 12, 2007
Arnold Drake, veteran comic book writer, passed away in the early morning of March 12, 2007. Drake may be best known to comic book and animation fans as the creator of the Doom Patrol for DC Comics. Doom Patrol introduced the character Beast Boy, who became far better known when he migrated to the New […]

Nakajima Kiyofumi on Running the Ghibli Museum

by Ed Liuon March 12, 2007
On March 10, Yomiuri Online posted an interview with Nakajima Kiyofumi, the director of the Studio Ghibli Museum. GhibliWorld.com has just posted an English translation of the interview, where Nakajima discusses how he landed the job, where. Nakajima succeeds Goro Miyazaki, who vacated the position as museum director to direct Gedo Senki (Tales from Earthsea). […]

Darwyn Cooke, Ty Templeton, Ian Boothby Nominated for 2007 Shuster Awards

by Ed Liuon March 12, 2007
The full list of 2007’s Shuster Award nominees has been released. Created in 2004 to recognize the contributions of Canadian comic book artists and named in honor of Superman’s co-creator Joe Shuster, this year’s list of nominees involves a number of creators affiliated with animation or animated tie-in comics. Darwyn Cooke received multiple nominations for […]

"Mosaic": What if Mary Jane Got Super Powers

by Ed Liuon March 12, 2007
One of the iconic Marvel Comics titles of the late 1970’s was What If…?, which spun out hypothetical stories or altered existing comics continuity to see how events would change. There was never one that worked off the idea “What if Mary Jane Watson, not Peter Parker, had gotten super-powers?” but if there had been, […]

Will the Rise and Fall of Henry Winterstern Affect "Aqua Teen" Movie?

by Ed Liuon March 9, 2007
The New York Times examines the rapid rise and equally rapid descent of Henry Winterstern of First Look Pictures (registration required), the distributor of Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters. Winterstern’s tenure as CEO of First Look Pictures came to an end last Friday, March 2, with his resignation in the wake […]

Billy & Mandy’s Feature-Length Movie Debuts on March 30

by Ed Liuon March 9, 2007
Cartoon Network has announced the first feature-length movie based on The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy. Titled Big Boogey Adventure, the movie will follow Billy, Mandy, Grim, and Irwin as they race the Boogey Man to the Hand of Horror to restore Grim to his rightful place as the Grim Reaper. The two-hour movie […]

She-Ra Season 1 Vol. 2 Coming April 3, 2007

by Ed Liuon March 9, 2007
BCI Eclipse has announced that She-Ra Season 1 Volume 2 will be arriving in a six-DVD set on April 3, 2007. It will be the second of three volumes containing the complete adventures of the Princess of Power and He-Man spinoff show. The set will include 33 digitally remastered episodes of the show and will […]

Jackson Publick on "Venture Bros" Season 3

by Ed Liuon March 9, 2007
Venture Bros creator Jackson Publick has posted a lengthy entry on his weblog confirming that the show has been picked up by Adult Swim for seasons 3 and 4, and also explained where the crew is in season 3’s production and why it will not air until 2008. He also shares several pieces of rejected […]

Springfields Across America Compete for "Simpsons Movie" Premiere

by Ed Liuon March 9, 2007
Sixteen different towns named Springfield have been selected by Fox to compete to host the premiere of the Simpsons Movie in July. The towns will be judged based on short-film entries that profile each town and its links to the animated Simpsons’ home town. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)