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"Nausicaa" Voice Actor to Appear at Anime Boston

Sumi Shimamoto will be appearing at the Anime Boston convention, which runs from May 26-28. Shimamoto is the voice actress for the title character of Studio Ghibli’s Nausicaa of the Valley of the Winds, and has also provided voices for Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro, My Neighbor Totoro, and Princess Mononoke. (via Nausicaa.net)

NY Times Covers the Return of "Captain Planet"

An article in the New York Times covers the return of Captain Planet to the airwaves (registration required), starting last Earth Day on Boomerang with new episodes never before broadcast in the United States. The article covers the history of the show and Ted Turner’s influence on it, along with the state of the Captain […]

"Gedo Senki" ("Tales from Earthsea") Synopsis Posted

Ursula K. LeGuin, the author of the Earthsea series of novels, has posted an English translation of the plot synopsis for Studio Ghibli’s Gedo Senki (Tales from Earthsea). The movie will be directed by Goro Miyazaki and is scheduled for release in Japan in July 2006. (via Nausicaa.net)

Studio Ghibli Ranked Number 1 Consumer Brand in Japan

A survey by Nikkei BP Consulting has named Studio Ghibli as the top-ranked business-to-consumer brand in Japan, ahead of Toyota. The studio also ranked 4th or higher in all the sections organized by demographic.

NY Times on Robert Smigel and SNL's "Saturday TV Funhouse"

The New York Times has profiled comedian and animator Robert Smigel in advance of the April 29 airing of Saturday TV Funhouse, which will collect the best of his animated shorts originally aired on Saturday Night Live (registration required). Among other topics, the article covers Smigel’s career through Hollywood, the often last-minute rush to get […]

"Flight" Volume 3 On-line Previews and Interview

Comic Book Resources has posted two articles about Flight Volume 3, an anthology of comics by an assortment of talent. The first article contains four previews and an interview with Kazu Kibuishi, the organizer and driving force behind the Flight anthologies, while the second contains previews of 13 different stories, including one by famed indie […]

Man of Action Members Talk "Ben 10"

Newsarama.com has interviewed Steven Seagle, Joe Casey and Duncan Rouleau, three-quarters of “Man of Action,” regarding Ben 10–their show on Cartoon Network. The studio is composed of comic book industry veterans who are moving into alternate media. The interview covers that move and its effects, the progress of the show, their involvement in it, and […]

On-line Preview for SLG's "Wonderland" Comic Book

Comicon.com’s PULSE News has posted an 8-page preview of Wonderland from Slave Labor Graphics. The comic picks up from where the animated Alice in Wonderland movie from Disney left off. The book is by Tommy Kovac and Sonny Liew and is due in comic book shops this summer.

Iger Says No "Song of the South" on DVD

A post on writer Mark Evanier’s weblog notes that the Walt Disney Company will not release Song of the South on DVD at this time, according to comments made by Disney CEO Robert Iger at last month’s Disney shareholders’ meeting. Evanier links to a site hosting an audio recording of the entire meeting for those […]

Alex Toth Artbook Coming from Jeff Parker

Comic book writer/artist Jeff Parker has stated on his weblog that he will be publishing a special art book collecting pieces by Alex Toth, the artist and animator behind the designs of Space Ghost, Birdman, and many other iconic cartoon characters from the 60’s and 70’s. Parker states that the book will be composed of […]

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