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John Kricfalusi Retrospective at Cartoon Art Museum

by Ed Liuon July 25, 2006
Jerry Beck’s Cartoon Brew is reporting that the Cartoon Art Museum will be hosting a presentation by Ren and Stimpy creator John Kricfalusi this weekend. Kricfalusi will also be available at screenings of his films at the Castro Theatre on Friday and Saturday.

Underdog Creator Buck Biggers to Appear at LA Comic and Sci-Fi Convention

by Ed Liuon July 25, 2006
Jerry Beck’s Cartoon Brew weblog is reporting that Buck Biggers, creator of Underdog, will be appearing at the Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention on Sunday, September 10, 2006, to sign copies of his new book How Underdog Was Born.

MoCCA to Host DC Stamps Dedication Ceremony

by Ed Liuon July 25, 2006
The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) in New York City will be hosting a dedication Ceremony for the recently issued U.S. Postal Service DC Comics Superhero Stamps on July 27, 2006, at 10:00 AM. The event will be open to the public at MoCCA’s exhibition space, with DC President Paul Levitz, MoCCA President […]

UK's FilmFour Airs Miyazaki Films

by Ed Liuon July 25, 2006
A posting on Nausicaa.net notes that the U.K.’s FilmFour channel will be airing several films directed by Hayao Miyazaki throughout the month of August. In addition to almost all of his Studio Ghibli output, FilmFour will also be airing Lupin III: The Castle of Cogliostro.

Mako 1933 - 2006

by Ed Liuon July 23, 2006
Veteran Japanese-American actor Mako (Makoto Iwamatsu) passed away on Friday, July 21, 2006, from esophageal cancer at his home in Ventura County, CA. He was 72 years old. In addition to his groundbreaking work as an Asian-American actor in Hollywood, Mako lent his distinctive raspy voice to such characters as Aku on Samurai Jack and […]

"Codename Kids Next Door" Feature-Length Movie Coming in August

by Ed Liuon July 22, 2006
Cartoon Network has issued a press release announcing Codename Kids Next Door: OPERATION Z.E.R.O., a 90-minute extravaganza that promises to reveal the origins of the Kids Next Door world-wide organization. The movie will debut on Friday, August 11, 2006, at 7:30 PM. As a lead-in feature, a Top Ten Villian Countdown will begin on Monday, […]

ADV Announces September 5 DVDs: Jinki, Ugly Yet Beautiful, UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie

by Ed Liuon July 22, 2006
ADV Films has released a list of DVDs scheduled for release on September 5, including Jinki: Extend 01, the first volume of a series that blends “giant robot action and soap opera intrigue”; This Ugly Yet Beautiful World: Eye of the Beholder, the second volume in the acclaimed anime from Studio Gainax; and UFO Ultramaiden […]

Rainmaker Acquires Mainframe

by Ed Liuon July 22, 2006
The Hollywood Reporter is stating that Vancouver-based visual effects house Rainmaker is acquiring Mainframe Entertainment, which specializes in CG animation. The acquisition is expected to close July 31, and will be billed as producing the largest animation and visual effects studio in Canada.

Press Release: Codename Kids Next Door Feature-Length Movie Debuts Aug 11

by Ed Liuon July 22, 2006
One Hour Not Enough to Contain the Sooper Gihoogic Codename Kids Next Door: Operation Z.E.R.O Hit series’ first long-form bows August 11 Top 10 Villain Countdown ignites the action beginning July 31 New Operation Z.E.R.O game, Outnumbuh’d, launches August 7 Cartoon Network’s sooper-secret, international alliance of five eager yet bumbling 10-year-olds, the Kids Next Door, […]

Press Release: ADV ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER 5 RELEASES

by Ed Liuon July 22, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ADV ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER 5 RELEASES HOUSTON, July 19, 2006 — ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce three exciting new titles set to hit the streets on September 5, including the first volume of Jinki: Extend, the second volume of This Ugly Yet Beautiful […]