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DVD Talk Covers "Lilo & Stitch 2" Launch Party

DVDTalk.com’s das Monkey has posted an article covering the DVD launch party for Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch. Several photos are provided, along with several long audio interviews with cast members and creators.

Gemstone Publishing's David Gerstein on Disney Classic Stories Reprints

David Gerstein, Archival Editor for Gemstone Publishing, has been interviewed by Comicon.com’s PULSE News about Mickey and the Gang Classic Stories in Verse, a 360 page trade paperback reprinting one-page adventure stories starring Disney’s iconic characters. The original comics were published in Good Housekeeping magazine starting in 1934. The trade paperback is available for pre-order […]

The Growth of Anime in America According to "Wired"

Wired magazine has analyzed the state of the American anime industry, noting that anime now accounts for nearly 7% of all DVDs sold and appears more and more frequently on TV. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)

Jack Kirby Museum Opens Virtual Doors

an appreciation of Jack has opened up its official website on what would have been Kirby’s 88th birthday. The website currently hosts a video interview with Kirby and rare artwork. (via Mark Evanier’s weblog, who also posted an appreciation of Jack on August 28)

NY Times on "Avatar: The Last Airbender" Origins

The New York Times looks at Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender, Nick’s belated entry into territory staked out by cartoons like Dragonball Z and Yu-Gi-Oh (free registration required).

Pixar Receives Request from SEC

Pixar Animation Studios reports receiving an “informal request for information” from the Securities and Exchange Commission, which it has complied with fully. A report in the Wall Street Journal states that the inquiry is related to their second quarter earnings results, which fell short of estimates due to lower-than-expected sales of The Incredibles DVD. DreamWorks […]

Disney's "3 Wise Men" DVD Exclusive to Wal-Mart

The Walt Disney Company has given Wal-Mart exclusive sales rights to The 3 Wise Men on DVD. Scheduled for release on November 1, the disc will retell the Biblical story with a voice cast including Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Eddy Martin, Jaci Velasquez, and Marcos Witt. Wal-Mart will provide promotional and marketing support as part […]

Gail Simone Talks "Birds of Prey" #85, Barbara Gordon

Writer Gail Simone has spoken to Newsarama about Birds of Prey #85, which ended with a potentially major change for Barbara Gordon, a.k.a. Oracle. The article contains major spoilers for the issue. Birds of Prey #86, due out on September 21, 2005, will be a self-contained story with artwork by Bruce Timm.

Studio Ghibli Short Film DVD Scheduled for Region 2

Nausicaa.net is reporting that a region 2 DVD containing several short films by Studio Ghibli has been scheduled for release this fall in Japan. The disc will include the films “On Your Mark,” “Sorairo no Tane,” “Portable Airport,” and “Space Station No. 5.”

Clark County Library Hosts Stan Lee, Garrison Keillor

The Clark County Public Library in Ohio has announced its lineup for its Speaker Series for 2005-6, which includes Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee and Prairie Home Companion host Garrison Keillor. Sadly, the two will not be appearing together.

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