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"Speed Racer" Comics Coming in July 2006

A press release from Seven Seas Entertainment announces that they will be publishing a Speed Racer comic book. The five-issue mini-series will debut in July 2006.

Al Sharpton vs. "The Boondocks"

The Rev. Al Sharpton is demanding an apology from Cartoon Network over last week’s episode of The Boondocks, “The Return of the King,” where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., uses a racial epithet. Sharpton further demanded that the network “commit to pulling episodes that desecrate black historic figures.” A statement from Cartoon Network […]

Disney Short Films Available on iTunes

10 Disney short films are now available from Apple Computer’s misnamed iTunes Music Store. The films are all Academy Award winners or nominees, and include classics such as Brave Little Tailor and Ferdinand the Bull. All the films are $1.99 each.

Media Weighs In on Disney's Purchase of Pixar

The mainstream media has exploded with news and commentary about yesterday’s announcement that The New York Times: – USA Today and USA Today both feature articles about John Lasseter, Executive Vice President Creative for Pixar and newly named Chief Creative Officer for Disney animation studios. The Times article may require registration to read. Of special […]

TCM to Air Miyazaki Films Through May

A posting on Nausicaa.net notes that the Turner Classic Movies channel will be airing the films of Hayao Miyazaki through May, although the on-line schedule only shows a rebroadcast of Spirited Away at the end of March. The same article notes that Only Yesterday will be aired this Thursday on TCM in a subtitled version, […]

Larry Schwartz Talks "Kappa Mikey"

The “Animated Shorts” column at Newsarama.com has spoken to Larry Schwartz of the Animation Collective about Kappa Mikey, a new series debuting on Nicktoons later this month. The series focuses on an American animated actor sent to star in a Japanese anime show, and combines American and Japanese animation styles to send up the culture […]

"Family Guy" Comics Coming in April

Devil’s Due Publishing will be releasing a Family Guy comic book mini-series starting in April. Titled “100 Ways to Kill Lois,” the bi-monthly three-issue comic will be written by series writer Matt Fleckenstein and drawn by Benjamin Phillips. Devil’s Due also stated that the series will be collected later this year, and that sales will […]

Dini to Write "Detective Comics"

Writer Paul Dini and artist Rags Morales will be teaming up on DC’s Detective Comics title starting this year, according to a comment at the end of the Dini/Morales team on (note: article contains spoilers for DC’s Infinite Crisis event). Dini confirmed that he will be writing “the Busiek/Pacheco Superman team” on his weblog, and […]

"Superman: Braniac Attacks" Direct-to-Video Later This Year

The Superman homepage has an exclusive look at Superman: Braniac Attacks, a new direct-to-video movie coming later this year from Warner Brothers Animation. Tim Daly and Dana Delany will reprise their roles as Superman/Clark Kent and Lois Lane from Superman: The Animated Series and Justice League. The report states that the January 30th issue of […]

"Disney Buys Pixar": Deal Imminent?

Separate reports in BusinessWeek and the Hollywood Reporter (quoting the Associated Press) are quoting anonymous sources that state that the Disney Board of Directors has approved the purchase of Pixar Animation Studios for approximately $7 billion. Disney may announce the deal, to be completed in a stock transaction, as early as today. Representatives from both […]

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