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Marvel Announces 2006 Comics Plans

Marvel Comics announced details for several of its projects coming in 2006 over the weekend at the Diamond Retailer Summit. Highlights include a project by Neil Gaiman involving Jack Kirby’s Eternals, the Supreme Power: Squadron Supreme relaunch in March, the return of Joss Whedon and John Cassaday to Astonishing X-Men in February, and the Omega […]

Dwayne McDuffie Interviewed at Comics Foundry

Dwayne McDuffie has been interviewed by the Comics Foundry website about his work on Justice League Unlimited, the difference between writing for comics and for TV, and the nature of collaboration with DC and the rest of the JLU production team.

NY Times on "Tetsujin" and Manga for Girls

The New York Times Arts section briefly discusses Tetsujin, an anime series debuting on DVD tomorrow that centers on scientists who must confront the fruits of their wartime research (registration required). A separate article covers the shojo (manga for girls) phenomenon. Discuss this news on the Anime Forum.

NY Times on Disney's Move Away from Hand-Drawn Animation

The New York Times covers the path that led to the dissolution of Disney’s hand-drawn animation department (registration required). The article includes extensive comments by David Stainton, current president of Walt Disney Feature Animation.

Preview for Frank Espinosa's "Rocketo" #2

Comic Book Resources has posted a 6-page preview of Frank Espinosa’s Rocketo #2 from Speakeasy Comics. The book is scheduled to be released to comic book stores this Wednesday, September 21.

Comics Previews and Full Issues Available On-Line

Mile High Comics has posted 4-page previews of comics shipping to stores on September 21, including Birds of Prey #86 (DC) by Gail Simone with artwork by Bruce Timm, David Lopez, and Fernando Blanco; and Runaways #8 (Marvel) by Brian K. Vaughan with artwork by Takeshi Miyazawa. Comic Book Resources has posted 6-page previews of […]

"Wallace and Gromit" Movie Gets Raves Down Under

The BBC is reporting that Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit is receiving rave reviews in Australia, where the movie has already debuted. The movie is receiving accolades from both mainstream media critics, audience members emerging from the theatres, and people posting to the BBC web site. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)

Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean Interviewed About "MirrorMask"

ComicBookResources.com has interviewed writer Neil Gaiman and artist/director Dave McKean about MirrorMask, their new movie debuting on September 30, 2005. Produced with the Jim Henson Company, the movie is intended as a spiritual sequel to the 1980′s cult favorite Labyrinth and promises to mix live-action with an assortment of special effects and animation techniques.

VIZ Media Establishes European Presence

VIZ Media and the London-based Copyright Promotions Licensing Group (CPLG) will be forming a new company, VIZ Media B.V., which will focus on penetrating European comics markets with its manga and animation brands. The company will officially open in Amsterdam on October 3, 2005. (via the Comics Reporter weblog)

Guardian Interviews Hayao Miyazaki

The Guardian’s film section has interviewed Hayao Miyazaki (Howl’s Moving Castle). The interview subjects range from his recent films and his stature in the animation industry to challenges faced in his relationship with Disney and Miramax. (via Nausicaa.net)

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