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LA Times on Anime Expo

The Los Angeles Times has advance coverage of Anime Expo, beginning this weekend at the Anaheim Convention Center. The article covers the history of the expo and the top names on the guest list, while also making the claim that gains in attendance will be due to manga rather than anime. Anime Expo will be […]

Joe Casey on "G.I. Joe: America's Elite"

Writer Joe Casey has spoken to Comic Book Resources about a recent plot twist in G.I. Joe: America’s Elite #12, involving a Joe villain turning up in a surprising place. The article contains spoilers for the current G.I. Joe storyline.

Comics Previews for July 5: "JLU," McDuffie's "Beyond"

Mile High Comics has posted advance previews of comics shipping next Thursday, July 5, 2006, including DC’s Justice League Unlimited #23 by Mike McAvennie, Leigh Gallagher, and Jesse Delperdang and starring the Royal Flush Gang; and Marvel’s Beyond #1 by Dwayne McDuffie and Scott Kolins.

Nickelodeon Orders 20 More Episodes of "Avatar"

Nickelodeon has ordered a third season of 20 episodes for the hit show Avatar: the Last Airbender. The new episodes will premiere in 2007. In the meantime, an hour-long animated movie titled The Fury of Aang is scheduled to debut on July 14, 2006. (via TZ Forum Member RBryanA)

Lennie Weinrib 1935 - 2006

Writer Mark Evanier is reporting the passing of voice actor Lennie Weinrib at the age of 71. Weinrib’s career in voice acting lasted nearly 40 years, with his most memorable roles being the voice of H.R. Pufnstuf and Scrappy-Doo.

"Animated Shorts" Interviews Filmation's Lou Scheimer

Steve Fritz’s latest “Animated Shorts” column for Newsarama.com contains part 1 of a 2-part feature interviewing Lou Scheimer, one of the key members of the Filmation Studios. Scheimer details his entry into the business working for legends like Chuck Jones and Joseph Barbera, his connection to Bozo the Clown, and the con job that led […]

Sojitz Corporation Invests in A.D. Vision

ICv2.com is reporting that the Sojitz Corporation’s Japan Content Investments (JCI) investor group has made a “substantial” investment in A.D. Vision. CEO and founder John Ledford will remain as ADV’s CEO and majority shareholder. The article states that the investment will allow ADV Films to raise its output of anime titles and expand its operations […]

Steve Purcell Talks "Sam and Max"

Writer/artist Steve Purcell has spoken to Comic Book Resources about the new Sam and Max webcomics and video game coming soon from Telltale Games. While the focus is on Sam & Max’s comic and video game incarnations, Purcell also briefly discusses their life as a Saturday morning cartoon.

Garrett Gilchrist on Restoring "The Thief and the Cobbler"

Cartoon Brew’s Amid Amidi has interviewed filmmaker Garrett Gilchrist about his restoration of Richard Williams’ The Thief and the Cobbler. The fan-driven project aims to re-create the original cut of the movie before investors seized control of the film and hired another studio to complete it, significantly altering it in a futile attempt to make […]

"Animated Shorts" on "Witchblade" Anime

Steve Fritz’s “Animated Shorts” column for Newsarama.com has a feature this week about the Witchblade anime series. Based on the comic book property from Top Cow, the series is being produced by Studio Gonzo (Samurai 7 and Gantz). Top Cow COO and President Matt Hawkins and VP of Creative Affairs for GDH International Eric Calderon […]

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