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Lloyd Bochner 1924 - 2005

Actor Lloyd Bochner passed away on Saturday due to cancer at the age of 81. Best known to the general public as Michael Chambers in the Twilight Zone episode “To Serve Man,” Bochner will be best known to animation fans as the voice of Mayor Hamilton Hill in Batman the Animated series.

Tremble Mortals! The Marvel Monsters Group Comics Are Here!

Mention “Marvel Comics,” and odds are the first thought in your head will be “superheroes.” However, before Stan Lee and Jack Kirby teamed up to produce Fantastic Four #1 in 1963, it was a good bet that the first thought would have been “monsters.” The pages of Marvel Comics between World War II and the […]

NY Times Profiles Aaron McGruder and "The Boondocks"

The New York Times has published an article about Aaron McGruder’s Boondocks, coming to Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim on November 6 (registration required). The origins of the strip (and its ties to discredited Times reporter Jayson Blair), upcoming plots for the TV show, and McGruder’s use of racially charged themes and language are all discussed […]

How "Chicken Little" Affects Pixar and Disney

The New York Times notes the effect that Disney’s Chicken Little may have on their talks with Pixar Animation Studios (registration required). Both Disney and Pixar are not actively engaged in talks to renew or alter their distribution agreement, which expires in 2006. Most outsiders are speculating that both companies are waiting to see how […]

Broadband Enterprises Syndicating Warner Brothers Online Shorts

Broadband Enterprises has entered into an agreement to syndicate animated short films from Warner Brothers Online. The shorts will include “Looney Tunes,” “Gotham Girls,” and “Timberwolf”; Broadband Enterprises will sell advertising sponsorships around the programming. (via TZ Moderator Stu)

New "Johnny Quest" Comic Book Series Coming from DC

Wizard magazine is reporting that Johnny Quest will get a five-issue mini-series from DC Comics next year. The book will be written by Joe Kelly (JLA, Space Ghost) with artwork by Howard Porter.

Todd McFarlane Named Guest of Honor for NY Comic-Con

A press release has announced that artist and Image Comics co-founder Todd McFarlane has been named a guest of honor at the inaugural New York Comic-Con. The convention will be held February 24-26, 2006, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. McFarlane’s appearance will coincide with a retrospective of his work at the Museum of Comic […]

On-line Comics Previews for October 28, 2005: Zombie Tales, Jonah Hex, Sgt. Rock

Several on-line comics previews are now available on the Internet. They include: – An 8-page preview of Zombie Tales: Oblivion from Boom! Studios is available at Comic Book Resources.com. The anthology book includes work by Mark Waid, Mark Badger, and Keith Giffen, and is on comic book stands now. – An interview with writer James […]

Archive of American Television Interviews on Google Video

A Mark Evanier’s weblog from the Archive of American Television has been published by Google Video. Interviews with animation industry insiders Phil Roman and Joseph Barbera are included in the archives. (via Mark Evanier’s weblog)

More Info on Ty Templeton's "Planet of the Apes" Comics

Mr. Comics has issued a press release with more information about the upcoming Planet of the Apes comic book to be written by Ty Templeton (Batman Adventures) and Joe O’Brien (Robocop: Prime Directives). Links to more preview artwork and other on-line interviews with the creative team are included in the release.

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