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Press Release: Tezuka’s "Apollo’s Song" Coming from Vertical in June 2007

by Ed Liuon December 9, 2006
December 8, 2006 (New York) – New York-based independent publisher Vertical, Inc. has announced it is publishing its third Osamu Tezuka > In a continuing effort to show Americans the more literary and adult side of Osamu Tezuka’s manga-graphic novels, Vertical proudly introduces Apollo’s Song, the story of Shogo, a troubled young man who has […]

Press Release: Announcing the Otaku Invitational’s Winning Team

by Ed Liuon December 9, 2006
Announcing the Otaku Invitational’s Winning Team New York, NY ─ December 8, 2006 ─ The trailers have been submitted, the voting has ended and the anime community has spoken. The winning team of Kaneva and Central Park Media’s Otaku Invitational is Twilight Musuko with their trailer for Revolutionary Girl Utena, The Movie. Held on Kaneva’s […]

Press Release: STAY WARM THIS JANUARY WITH CORUS KIDS TELEVISION

by Ed Liuon December 9, 2006
STAY WARM THIS JANUARY WITH CORUS KIDS TELEVISION (December 7, 2006 – Toronto , Canada ) Curl up and keep cozy this January with Corus Kids Television as it brings viewers an eclectic mix of specials, movies and new series like Thumb Wrestling Federation: TWF, Fantastic Four, Strawberry Shortcake, and an all new Endurance: High […]

Press Release: ART INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES VISUALLY WIRED FEST WINNERS & AUDIENCE AWARD

by Ed Liuon December 9, 2006
ART INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES VISUALLY WIRED FESTIVAL WINNERS AND AUDIENCE AWARD Arlington, Va., (December 1, 2006) On November 16th, The Visually Wired Festival showcased the best video and animation work completed by students at The Art Institute of Washington and announced the winners for Best in Story, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, and Best in Show, Best […]

AvatarSpirit.net Interviews Johanna Brady, "Princess Yue" (UPDATED with part 2)

by Ed Liuon December 8, 2006
AvatarSpirit.net has interviewed actress Johanna Brady, the voice actress who portrayed Princess Yue in the final 3 episodes of season 1 of Avatar the Last Airbender. The interview goes into how she got the role and how she differs from her character. Season 1 spoilers are in the interview. UPDATED December 8, 2006: AvatarSpirit.net has […]

DreamWorks President Elected to Board of Directors

by Ed Liuon December 8, 2006
Lew Coleman, current President of DreamWorks Animation SKG, has been elected to the board of directors of the company, effective immediately.

The Rise and Fall of Wisconsin’s Miracle Homes Animation Studio

by Ed Liuon December 8, 2006
Milwaukee Magazine has published a feature article about Tom Hignite’s Miracle Homes, a real-estate building company and animation studio. Founder and born-again Christian Tom Hignite hired 13 laid-off animators from Disney and Warner Brothers to create cartoons based on “Miracle Mouse,” Miracle Homes’ mascot, to provide “a highly moral antidote to the depravities of the […]

Kevin Conroy to Appear at Florida Supercon June 22-24, 2007

by Ed Liuon December 8, 2006
A press release from Florida Supercon is announcing that Kevin Conroy will be a guest for their show being held from June 22-24, 2007. Conroy was the voice actor for Batman starting with Batman the Animated Series and on through Justice League Unlimited. He also provided the voice for John Grayson, Dick Grayson’s father, on […]

G.I. Joe Goes to Antarctica

by Ed Liuon December 7, 2006
Comic Book Resources has spoken to Andrew Dabb and Mike O’Sullivan of Devil’s Due Publishing about G.I. Joe Special Missions: Antarctica, the latest installment of the intermittent comic book series. The two discuss the rationale behind the series, the story behind the choice of venue, and what’s coming up next for the title.

Propaganda from "Happy Feet" and Soviet Animation

by Ed Liuon December 7, 2006
The latest “Animated Shorts” column at Newsarama digs into a swirling controversy around Warner Brothers’ Happy Feet, as conservative critics and reporters blast the film for what they perceive as thinly veiled political propaganda disguised as a movie about tap-dancing penguins. Other news in the column includes part 3 of the Soviet-era animation article series, […]