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Casey Talks "G.I. Joe: America's Elite"; Issues #5 & #6 to be Double-Sized

Writer Joe Casey has spoken to Newsarama.com about the G.I. Joe: America’s Elite comic book series he is writing for Devil’s Due Publishing. In a related news item, issues #5 and 6 of the series will be double-sized to include a two-part backup story centering on Zartan written by Josh Blaylock.

"Tak" Tries Leap from Videogame to TV Screen

An article in the New York Times covers the deal between Nickelodeon and THQ to co-develop Tak the jungle boy as a videogame and animated television property (registration required). The recently released Tak: The Great Juju Challenge is the third in the videogame series, while an animated pilot for a TV show is currently in […]

Hamilton Camp: 1934 - 2005

Writer Mark Evanier is noting the passing of actor Hamilton Camp from a heart attack at the age of 71. Camp played a time-traveling H.G. Wells in Lois & Clark and voiced numerous characters in animated movies and TV shows including Darkwing Duck, The Little Mermaid, and several Scooby-Doo programs.

"Ultimate Avengers" DTV, Comic Industry News at WizardWorld Boston

At the WizardWorld Boston comic convention held over the weekend, Greg Johnson and Craig Kyle gave new details on the Ultimate Avengers direct-to-video movie scheduled for release in February 2006 and about sequels and future animated DTV projects. Among other topics, the two stated which characters will be in the movie and that Frank Paur […]

Wall Street Research Firm Predicts Lower US Box Office for "Wallace & Gromit"

Financial research firm Banc of America Securities predicted that Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit will have higher gross revenue from the international box office than in the U.S. The statement was made as reinforcement for their “buy” rating and $29 per share target price for DreamWorks Animation.

NY Times on "Gerald McBoing Boing"

The New York Times briefly discusses the revival of Dr. Seuss’ Gerald McBoing Boing as a character in Cartoon Network’s new Tickle U programming block (registration required).

Ty Templeton Takes on "Planet of the Apes"

Ty Templeton has spoken to Comicon.com’s PULSE News about his new Planet of the Apes comic book series, slated to be published by Mr. Comics starting in December. Several preview pages are included in the article.

FUNimation Announces FUNimation Channel

A press release states that Navarre’s FUNimation Entertainment is launching the FUNimation channel, another 24-hour digital cable channel dedicated to anime. The channel will be distributed via OlympuSAT and should be available now to video service providers nationwide.

On-line Comics Preview Roundup: September 30, 2005

The following comics previews have been released to the Internet over the past week: – Mile High Comics have Marvel and DC advance 4-page previews of comics to be released on October 5, 2005, including Outsiders #29 by Judd Winick, Matthew Clark, and Art Thibert; and Marvel Monsters: Devil Dinosaur by Eric Powell, Tom Sniegoski, […]

"Howl's Moving Castle" News from the UK

News sources in the United Kingdom are focusing on Howl’s Moving Castle, which debuted there on September 1. The Financial Times interviewed director Hayao Miyazaki, while the Telegraph interviewed Diana Wynn Jones, author of the novel on which the film is based. (via Nausicaa.net)

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