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"The Replacements": Davy Hunkerhoff Good Looking AND Funny

by Ed Liuon November 18, 2006
When the young orphans Riley and Todd send in a comic-book coupon to Fleemco for replacement parents, they probably weren’t expecting to get ex-daredevil Dick Daring and a British super-spy “Agent K” as their new father and mother. Along with their cool new parents (and Agent K’s talking spy-mobile), the siblings also get a special […]

Hayao Miyazaki Named in Time Asia’s "60 Years of Asian Heroes"

by Ed Liuon November 17, 2006
Time Asia has posted a feature on “60 Years of Asian Heroes,” naming the most influential figures in Asian history for the past 6 decades. One of the 60 is Hayao Miyazaki, described as, “Walt Disney, Steven Spielberg and Orson Welles combined, with a dash of Claude Monet in his sumptuous landscapes and more than […]

"Skyland": Beautiful Clichés With a Glint of Potential

by Ed Liuon November 17, 2006
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: two teenage siblings discover that they have the power between them to end the tyranny of their totalitarian overlords, who… OK, that didn’t take long. Welcome to Skyland, a new series created by Alexandre de la Patellière, Matthieu Delaporte, and Emmanuel Gorinstein and debuting on the Nicktoons […]

DreamWorks Expects Write-down from "Flushed Away"

by Ed Liuon November 16, 2006
DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. is preparing to take a write-down in the fourth quarter of 2006 from poor box-office performance of Flushed Away. The movie cost more than $140 million to make, but has only made $40 million at the box office so far. A similar write-down occurred due to the poor performance of the […]

Dan Davis on DC’s Animated Comics

by Ed Liuon November 16, 2006
Artist Dan Davis has been interviewed by Comicon.com’s PULSE News about his comic book art techniques, especially on the assorted animated show tie-in comics from DC. Several art samples from Cartoon Network Block Party, The Batman Strikes, and Justice League Unlimited are included.

VIZ Media Announces Holiday DVD Releases: Naruto Uncut Vol. 2, Inuyasha Season 3

by Ed Liuon November 15, 2006
VIZ Media has announced several new anime that will be available this holiday season. Topping the list is the Naruto Uncut Boxed Set Volume 2, containing 13 episodes on 3 DVDs. Also included are the season 3 boxed set of Inuyasha, the fourth Inuyasha movie, and single-disc releases of Inuyasha, Full Moon, Zatch Bell!, and […]

Press Release: VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES NEW ANIME FOR 2006 HOLIDAY SEASON

by Ed Liuon November 15, 2006
VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES NEW ANIME FOR 2006 HOLIDAY SEASON New DVDs Include Box Sets, Feature Films and Latest Episodic Installments Of Much-Loved Anime Series San Francisco, CA, November 14, 2006 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced a variety of […]

How the Iraq War Led to "Happy Feet"

by Ed Liuon November 15, 2006
The headline story for Steve Fritz’s Animated Shorts column is Happy Feet, the upcoming CGI movie about tap-dancing penguins with a voice cast that includes Elijah Wood and Robin Williams. The column notes how director George Miller (Babe, Mad Max) finally began production on Happy Feet instead of a new Mad Max movie because of […]

Murata Koichi 1939 – 2006

by Ed Liuon November 15, 2006
Animator Murata Koichi passed away on November 7, 2006, at the age of 67, according to GhibliWorld.com. Murata was the president of the Oh Production animation company and worked as key animator on Hayao Miyazaki on Panda Kopanda and as an animator on Isao Takahata’s Anne of Green Gables. (via Nausicaa.net)

Geneon December DVD Releases: Trigun Remix, Viewtiful Joe, and more

by Ed Liuon November 14, 2006
A press release from Geneon Entertainment details several of their upcoming DVD releases for December, 2006: Trigun Remix vol. 5, Viewtiful Joe vol. 6, Elemental Gelade vol. 4 – DISCOVERY, Fighting Spirit vol. 5 – One Step Further, KamiChu! vol. 4 – Holiday Confessions, and Saiyuki Reload Gunlock vol. 5. Full details on the contents […]