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Critics Revolt Against Talking Animal Animated Films

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2006
Two separate articles have been published recently complaining over the rash of talking animal animated movies, complaining that they are far too similar to each other and fail to show much creativity or humor. At MSN Movies in the U.K., movie editor Ed Holden points out the creative bankruptcy of Open Season, The Wild, and […]

Cartoon America Opens at the Library of Congress

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2006
An exhibition titled “Cartoon America” is opening today at the Library of Congress. The exhibit will showcase a variety of cartoon and animation artwork from the Art Wood Collection of Cartoon and Caricature, including cartoons from Winsor McCay and Charles Schulz and animation cels from Walt Disney Productions and Hanna-Barbera. The exhibit is free to […]

DC Comics Trade Paperbacks for March/April

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2006
DC Comics has announced the trade paperbacks and collected editions that are scheduled for release in March and April 2007. Among the books is Batman: Detective, collecting Detective Comics #821-826, all of which were written by Paul Dini. Other highlights include the first softcover release of Alex Ross and Jim Kreuger’s Justice; a Robin: Wanted […]

More "Bleach" Merchandise Coming from C&D Visionary

by Ed Liuon November 1, 2006
VIZ Media has issued a press release announcing the latest merchandising licensee for the hit manga and anime series Bleach. C&D Visionary will be producing Bleach buttons, stickers, key chains, magnets, shoelaces, and postcards for the United States. Read the full press release here.

New Walt Disney Biography Excerpt and Author Interview On-line

by Ed Liuon November 1, 2006
Author Neal Gabler has been Comics Reporter, titled Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination. The interview is available on the NPR website in RealAudio and Windows Media formats. An excerpt from the book is also available at Salon.com. (via Cartoon Brew weblog and the Comics Reporter, respectively)

DreamWorks Reports 3Q Profit of $10.5 million

by Ed Liuon November 1, 2006
DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. reported a .5 million profit for the third quarter of 2006, up from a loss of $0.7 million for the same period last year. The profit was attributed to continuing strong sales of the Madagascar DVD and to sales of Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit feature film to […]

Press Release: VIZ Grants C&D Visionary "Bleach" Merchandising License

by Ed Liuon November 1, 2006
Date: October 31, 2006 VIZ MEDIA’S LICENSING NEWS FLASH!!! THE “SCOOP”: VIZ MEDIA LICENSES RECENTLY GRANTED THE “PROPERTY”: BLEACH BLEACH, based on the best selling manga series from VIZ Media with over 1.4 million copies in print, is now seen on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block. BLEACH is the story of 15-year-old Ichigo who has […]

Ron Perlman and Kelly Hu Join "Afro Samurai" Voice Cast

by Ed Liuon October 31, 2006
Actors Ron Perlman (Hellboy) and Kelly Hu (X-Men 2) will be joining Samuel L. Jackson in the voice cast of Afro Samurai, according to a report on Superhero Hype. (via Comic Book Resources Comics Reel)

4Kids TV to Re-Launch "Yu-Gi-Oh!" Season 1 on November 4

by Ed Liuon October 30, 2006
Starting on November 4, 2006, the 4Kids Saturday morning lineup will include a double-dose of Yu-Gi-Oh!, with the new Capsule Monsters series airing at 10:00 AM (Eastern) followed by the relaunch of Yu-Gi-Oh! Season 1 at 11:00 AM (Eastern). Both shows focus on Yami Yugi and monster duels to defeat evil forces. Read the full […]

Press Release: 4Kids TV™ LAUNCHES DOUBLE DOSE OF HIT SERIES YU-GI-OH!

by Ed Liuon October 30, 2006
4Kids TV™ LAUNCHES DOUBLE DOSE OF HIT SERIES YU-GI-OH! Beginning November 4, Yu-Gi-Oh! Season One Joins Capsule Monsters as Part of the 4Kids TV™ Saturday Morning Lineup NEW YORK, N.Y. (October 30, 2006) – Looking to satisfy your hunger for all things Yu-Gi-Oh!? Look no further! Beginning this Saturday (November 4), 4Kids Entertainment will relaunch […]