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The Batman and Teen Titans Season 2 Sets on DVD on Sept 16, 2006

by Ed Liuon August 15, 2006
A press release from Warner Home Video has announced a street date of September 19, 2006 for The Batman: The Complete Second Season and Teen Titans: The Complete Second Season. Both sets will include 13 episodes on two discs, along with “Catching Up With” special features.

Top Cow Head Details New Paul Dini Comic "Madam Mirage"

by Ed Liuon August 15, 2006
Renae Geerlings, Editor-in-Chief for Top Cow Comics, has spoken with Comic Book Resources about upcoming titles from her publishing imprint. Included at the bottom of the article is an official announcement of Madame Mirage, a new comic coming in 2007 written by Paul Dini and painted by Kenneth Rocafort. The series is billed as a […]

"Ant Bully" Animator Declares Movie "A Big Stinking Pile of Average Corporate Mush"

by Ed Liuon August 15, 2006
Keith Lango, an animator who worked on the recent feature film The Ant Bully, has posted a lengthy weblog entry explaining why he believes the movie failed creatively and at the box office. Describing it in the end as a “big stinking pile of average corporate mush,” he ultimately declares that the movie was too […]

"NY Times" on Indie NY Animation Scene

by Ed Liuon August 15, 2006
The New York Times has published a brief article focusing on the independent animators’ scene in New York City (registration required). The focus is a periodic meeting of animators in the apartment of Adam Pesapane (PES), and includes Bill Plympton and Signe Baumane (described by Plympton as “the diva of New York animation”). (via Jerry […]

Kevin Munroe on "TMNT" and CGI "Gatchaman"

by Ed Liuon August 15, 2006
Director Kevin Munroe was interviewed by Comics2Film about the aesthetics driving the new TMNT movie, which will bring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles into the world of CGI. Munroe also briefly discusses the CGI-animated Gatchaman movie he is currently slated to write and direct. (via Comic Book Resources Comics Reel)

AvatarSpirit Posts "Track Team" Music Interview Pt. 3

by Ed Liuon August 14, 2006
AvatarSpirit.net has posted the third and final installment of their interview with the Track Team, the group that provides all the music for Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender. This installment includes information about specific themes and how they were created.

Le Guin Posts Impressions of "Tales from Earthsea"; Explains Delay in US Release

by Ed Liuon August 14, 2006
Writer Ursula K. LeGuin has published a lengthy article explaining the context behind Studio Ghibli’s Gedo Senki (Tales from Earthsea) and a detailed explanation of her impressions of the film. LeGuin’s Earthsea series of novels were the basis for the movie, as well as the SciFi Channel live-action adaptation released in 2004. According to LeGuin, […]

China to Ban Foreign Cartoons in Prime Time

by Ed Liuon August 14, 2006
News reports are stating that government regulators in China have banned foreign cartoons on TV between 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM in an effort to protect China’s native animation studios. The ban has not been formally announced, but is supposed to be put into effect on September 1. The ban will affect all foreign-made cartoons, […]

Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol. 4 DVD Specs Announced

by Ed Liuon August 11, 2006
The specifications for the 4-disc Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol. 4 and the 2-disc Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection Vol. 4 have been released by Warner Home Video. No information on special features or extras was announced as of publication time. (via Cartoon Brew)

Marvel Announces "Teen Avengers" Direct-to-DVD In Development

by Ed Liuon August 11, 2006
During their second quarter financial results conference call, Marvel Entertainment announced that an animated direct-to-DVD feature titled Teen Avengers was in development. No other information on the title was provided, such as whether it is based on the Young Avengers comic book title by Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung. The same call also revealed that […]