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PR: Krypto The Superdog and Gerald McBoing Boing to Join Boomerang Line-up in Feb

by Ed Liuon January 26, 2007
Classic Characters Krypto The Superdog and Gerald McBoing Boing to Join Boomerang Line-up in February Two New Series Bring Comedy and Adventure to Boomerang for Feb. 5 Debut, Monday-Friday, 6 and 7 p.m. One’s faster than a speeding bullet and able to chase cars in a single bound. The other can mimic almost any sound […]

Kevin Munroe on Mako in "TMNT"

by Ed Liuon January 25, 2007
A brief article on Sci Fi Wire notes the last role of the actor Mako in the upcoming TMNT movie. Mako, who provided the voices of Aku in Samurai Jack and Uncle Iroh in Avatar the Last Airbender, passed away last July, but recorded enough material to be used in the final cut of TMNT, […]

Debra Kennedy, VP of Marketing and Licensing, on FUNimation Channel Year One

by Ed Liuon January 25, 2007
The latest Animated Shorts column interviews Debra Kennedy, VP of Marketing and Licensing at FUNimation, about the first year of the FUNimation Channel. Among the topics discussed are the growth of the network over multiple distribution channels, the network’s plans for high-definition broadcasting, and the relationship between FUNimation and the FUNimation Channel. Other topics in […]

Phil Morris Voices King Faraday in "DC: The New Frontier" DTV

by Ed Liuon January 25, 2007
In an interview at Kryptonsite, a Smallville news and fan website, Lucy Lawless is providing the voice for Wonder Woman in the direct-to-video animated movie based on DC: The New Frontier. Morris states that, “I’m playing King opposite [the Martian Manhunter] in the cartoon,” which probably casts him as King Faraday, a DC Comics character […]

Pope Condemns ‘Toons and Video Games that Promote Violence, Anti-Social Behavior

by Ed Liuon January 25, 2007
The Vatican has issued a statement by Pope Benedict XVI for the 41st World Communications Day, with the theme of “Children and the Media: A Challenge for Education.” Attracting the most attention is the Pope’s statement that, “Any trend to produce programmes and products – including animated films and video games – which in the […]

2007 Free Comic Book Day Titles Announced (UPDATED)

by Ed Liuon January 25, 2007
DC Comics and Marvel Comics have announced the titles that will be available at this year’s Free Comic Book Day, currently scheduled for May 5, 2007. DC will be offering the Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st Century tie-in comic by J. Torres (Teen Titans Go!) and Chynna Clugston-Flores (Blue Monday), along with JLA #0 […]

Joe Young on Running the Hartford Animation Institute

by Ed Liuon January 24, 2007
The Hartford Courant has profiled Joe Young, cartoonist and animator who runs the Hartford Animation Institute. Young was the creator of the Scruples comic strip in the 1990s, and the strip’s characters now star in the animated films that the institute completed in December. (via Tom Spurgeon’s Comics Reporter)

PR: Marvel Comics Announces Free Comic Book Day Spider-Man by Dan Slott/Phil Jimenez

by Ed Liuon January 24, 2007
Spider-Man 3 won’t be the only new Spider-Man tale swinging into the collective consciousness on the weekend of May 5, 2007. For the sixth annual Free Comic Book Day, Marvel’s rolling out a brand new Spider-Man tale by the blockbuster creative team of Dan Slott (She-Hulk) and Phil Jimenez (New X-Men). Much like 2006’s Runaways/X-Men […]

BCI Announces "Defenders of the Earth" Vol. 2 and "New He-Man" Vol. 2

by Ed Liuon January 23, 2007
BCI/Eclipse has issued two press releases announcing the second volumes of classic late 80’s/early 90’s animated television series. The New Adventures of He-Man Volume 2 will include the last 32 episodes of the 1990’s spin-off from the original He-Man cartoon. The six-DVD set will be available on March 27 for a suggested retail price of […]

"Cinderella III: A Twist in Time" Arrives on DVD Feb 6, 2007; 8 Min. Clip Available

by Ed Liuon January 23, 2007
Buena Vista Home Entertainment has issued a press release announcing a street date of February 6, 2007, for Cinderella III: A Twist in Time, the second sequel to Disney’s classic animated feature film. The direct-to-video movie begins with the Fairy Godmother’s magic wand falling into the hands of Lady Tremaine, the evil Stepmother, who uses […]