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Buzzscope Interviews John Taddeo and Billy Dallas Patton on "Zoom Suit"

Buzzscope.com’s Ronee Garcia Bourgeois has interviewed John Taddeo and Billy Dallas Patton, writer and artist for Zoom Suit. The comic book is based on Taddeo’s award-winning animated short film about a boy who finds a suit of battle armor and becomes a superhero. The first issue of the comic is currently scheduled to ship in […]

Hudson Reporter on Felix the Cat

An article in the Hudson Reporter summarizes the life of Otto Messmer and his animated creation Felix the Cat, who was one of animation’s earliest film stars. The impetus for the article was apparently Messmer’s formative years spent in West Hoboken, NJ (now Union City). (via Tom Spurgeon’s Comics Reporter)

Help Save Dan Slott's "Thing"

Writer Dan Slott (Batman Adventures) has announced a contest to boost the dangerously low sales of his newest monthly comic book The Thing, centering on the rocky orange muscle for the Fantastic Four. Slott will select the best comic book message board post from “the person who’s doing the best job promoting “Pull My Thing […]

Bob Papenbrook Passes Away at 50

Voice actor Bob Papenbrook apparently passed away on March 17, 2006, due to complications from a chronic lung condition. Papenbrook (sometimes credited as “John Smallberries”) was a frequent performer in voice acting roles, including Power Rangers Zeo, Tenchi Muyo, and Gungrave. (via TZ poster Mercy Drive)

Live "Simpsons" Intro Debuts on March 26 Episode

The viral marketing live-action intro sequence to The Simpsons will be used to kick off the show on Fox this Sunday, March 26. The intro sequence was originally created by a British marketing firm and posted on YouTube.com, where it quickly propagated throughout the Internet. The episode, titled “Homer Simpson, This is Your Wife,” was […]

Chef Returns to South Park While C4 Apologizes for "Bloody Mary"

News outlets throughout the country are covering the return of Chef to South Park in last night’s 10th season premiere. All of the news coverage reveals multiple spoilers for events in the episode, including an obvious swipe at the Church of Scientology near the end. In a related story, New Zealand TV channel C4 has […]

Nickelodeon Developing Original Japanese Cartoon Series

C21Media is reporting that Nickelodeon is developing two original Japanese cartoon series. The first is Domo-Kun, named for Japanese broadcaster NHK’s mascot, which will be a co-production between Nickelodeon and NHK affiliate Domo Production Company. The second is Akihabara@Deep, based on the graphic novel series, which is being developed with 3D animation house Polygon Pictures. […]

"Witchblade" Goes GONZO in Japan

Japanese company GDH K.K. has announced that they will be bringing the American comic book Witchblade to Japanese television starting in April. GDH’s group company GONZO will be handling the animation for the show.

"Cars" Debuts in North Carolina on May 26

Disney/Pixar’s Cars is scheduled for a May 26 debut at the Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. The location is just outside Charlotte, which was recently named as the site for the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Voice actors from the movie and NASCAR stars will attend, with proceeds from the debut going to the […]

Animated Shorts on 100th Anniversary of Animation and Nick Talent Search

The weekly Animated Shorts column at Newsarama.com has posted an article about the upcoming 100th anniversary of animation. On April 6, 1906, cartoonist J. Stuart Blackton released the first animated film, entitled Humorous Phases of Smiling Faces, and created a smash hit sensation. Column writer Steve Fritz links to the celebrations to be conducted by […]

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