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"Ninja Scroll" #1 Preview On-Line (Updated with More Pages)

by Ed Liuon September 25, 2006
Mile High Comics has posted a preview of DC Comics’ Ninja Scroll #1, written by J. Torres (Teen Titans Go!) and drawn by Michael Chang Ting Yu. The comic is based on the famous anime series, and will reach comic book stands on Wednesday, September 27. Other notable previews include Batman and the Mad Monk […]

ICv2 on "Cartoon Network Effect" on "Bleach" Manga

by Ed Liuon September 25, 2006
ICv2.com has posted an article examining how airing the Bleach anime on Cartoon Network has affected sales of the corresponding manga series. The “Cartoon Network effect” was previously observed with Naruto, which was a smash hit on Cartoon Network and soon gained manga sales to match. (via Tom Spurgeon’s Comics Reporter)

Jhonen Vasquez Joins Guest List at New York Comic-Con

by Ed Liuon September 25, 2006
A press release from the New York Comic-Con announces that Jhonen Vasquez (Invader Zim, Johnny the Homicidal Maniac) will be a special guest at the New York Comic-Con in 2007. Marvel Comics’ Stan Lee and Bone creator Jeff Smith are the Guests of Honor at the con, and the press release also names Alison Bechdel, […]

Adding Sign Language to Bilingual Toon "Maya & Miguel"

by Ed Liuon September 25, 2006
The New York Times explores the process behind adding a deaf character to PBS Kids’ Maya & Miguel (registration required). The show already places a high value on English/Spanish bilingualism, and a new character named Marco will add American Sign Language (ASL) to the multi-lingual mix. The idea originated from voice actress Lupe Ontiveros, who […]

2006 Ottowa International Animation Festival Award Winners Announced

by Ed Liuon September 24, 2006
The 2006 Ottowa International Animation Festival has announced the official competition award winners. The Mercury Filmworks Prize for Animated Feature went to The Christies by Phil Mulloy. The Nelvana Grand Prize for Best Independent Short Animation went to Dreams & Desires: Family Ties by Joanna Quinn, and the Grand Prize for Best Student Animation went […]

Cartoon Network Announces Special Halloween Programming

by Ed Liuon September 24, 2006
Cartoon Network has issued a press release summarizing their slate of special, spooky programming in October, leading up to a nine-and-a-half hour marathon of special Halloween programming on October 31. Highlights include the Cartoon Network premieres of Scooby-Doo: Pirates Ahoy! and Casper’s Scare School, two Scary Godmother specials, and several special episodes of regular shows […]

BCI to Bring "Journey Back to Oz" to DVD October 24

by Ed Liuon September 24, 2006
BCI has issued a press release announcing the release of Journey Back to Oz on DVD. The 1974 animated sequel to the classic 1939 movie stars Liza Minelli as Dorothy Gale, who returns to the magical land of Oz to reunite with her friends the Scarecrow (Mickey Rooney), the Tin Man (Danny Thomas), the Cowardly […]

Press Release: 2006 OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL COMPETITION AWARD WINNERS

by Ed Liuon September 24, 2006
NEWS RELEASE 2006 OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL OFFICIAL COMPETITION AWARD WINNERS OTTAWA, ONTARIO (September 24, 2006) – The 2006 Ottawa International Animation Festival announced the winners of the official competition during the closing ceremonies held this evening at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Following the award presentations, attendees enjoyed the “Best of the Festival” […]

Press Release: Cartoon Network Gorges on Halloween Treats in October

by Ed Liuon September 24, 2006
Month of Spooky Programming Capped by Nine-Hour Halloween Marathon on Oct. 31 Cartoon Network stuffs its lineup full of tasty animated morsels this October, with a full month of spooky programming that is nutty, delicious and calorie-free. From the television movie premiere of Scooby-Doo: Pirates Ahoy! and Casper’s Scare School to marathons and special Halloween […]

Press Release: BCI Presents Animated Classic "Journey Back to Oz" on Oct 24

by Ed Liuon September 24, 2006
TRAVEL BACK OVER THE RAINBOW AS NAVARRE’S BCI PRESENTS THE ANIMATED CLASSIC “JOURNEY BACK TO OZ” Special Edition DVD Available October 24th For $14.98 Los Angeles, CA – There’s perhaps no greater fantasy film than “The Wizard of Oz.” In the early 1970s, the brilliant creators at Filmation Studios updated this movie classic, incorporating their […]