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Press Release: VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES SPECIAL NATIONAL ROAD TOUR FOR SHONEN JUMP NARUTO

by Ed Liuon October 24, 2006
VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES SPECIAL NATIONAL ROAD TOUR FOR SHONEN JUMP NARUTO Fans Are Invited To Visit Select Mall Locations To Take Part In Exciting and Fun Activities Related To Best Selling Manga And Anime Series San Francisco, CA, October 20, 2006 — VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and […]

Press Release: OTAKU AND GAMER CLOTHING COMPANY URBAN ALCHEMIST LAUNCHES

by Ed Liuon October 24, 2006
OTAKU AND GAMER CLOTHING COMPANY URBAN ALCHEMIST LAUNCHES Anime Industry Veterans Announce The Creation Of A New Clothing Company New York, NY (October 23, 2006) — Former employees of Central Park Media and Be Beautiful Manga today announced the formation of Urban Alchemist, an independent clothing company dedicated to creating high-quality, original shirts and accessories […]

Press Release: Celebrities to Appear in CLASS OF 3000 "Mockumentary" on Oct. 27

by Ed Liuon October 24, 2006
Maroon 5, Norah Jones, Serena Williams, Dwyane Wade and Others Dish Out the Story Behind Sunny Bridges Sunny Bridges: Bankhead to Buckhead Reveals History of Fictional Star of André “3000” Benjamin series Class of 3000 “Mockumentary” Airs Friday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. (ET, PT) on Cartoon Network Well-known faces from the world of music […]

Press Release: Nerima Daikon Brothers Premieres Nov 30 on Anime Channel

by Ed Liuon October 24, 2006
NERIMA DAIKON BROTHERS PREMIERES NOVEMBER 30 ON AMERICA’S #1 ANIME CHANNEL HOUSTON, TX — October 24, 2006 — Catch the next anime hit from Shinichi Watanabe (Excel Saga), when Nerima Daikon Brothers premieres November 30 on Anime Network—America’s #1 Anime Channel! WHAT: U.S. VOD Premiere of Nerima Daikon Brothers Hideki, leader of the Nerima Daikon […]

"Simpsons" Takes Political Jab in Halloween Episode

by Ed Liuon October 24, 2006
Several news reports are noting a pointed political jab in this year’s “Treehouse of Horror” episode of The Simpsons, which is currently scheduled to air on November 5. Apparently, this particular political jab is notable for being made only two days before Election Day in the United States and for airing on the Fox network. […]

Animation Guild on Pixar Storytelling Techniques

by Ed Liuon October 24, 2006
Kevin Koch, President of the Animation Guild (Local 839 IATSE), has made two weblog postings summarizing Andrew Stanton’s keynote on Pixar Animation Studio’s storytelling techniques (click for part 1 and part 2). The postings include several behind-the-scenes anecdotes on the story development of both Toy Story films, Finding Nemo, A Bug’s Life, and Monsters, Inc. […]

"Nightmare Before Christmas" 3-D Pulls in $3.3m in Opening Weekend

by Ed Liuon October 23, 2006
The Hollywood Reporter states that Disney’s The Nightmare Before Christmas 3-D earned $3.3 million in its opening weekend, raking in $291,000 at the El Capitain Theatre in Hollywood to break the house record previously held by Pirates of the Caribbean 2. Buena Vista distribution president Chuck Viane was quoted as saying, “There is no question […]

Paul Dini Talks "Detective Comics"

by Ed Liuon October 20, 2006
Newsarama.com has posted a summary of a conference call with writer Paul Dini and DC Universe Executive Editor Dan Didio, where Dini was given a chance to talk about his current run on Detective Comics. Dini noted that he was nearly given the assignment to write All-Star Batman and discussed his approaches to writing Batman […]

ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive Hosts "Cool World" Storyboards

by Ed Liuon October 20, 2006
Steve Worth of the ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive Project has posted scans of several original storyboards by the late Louise Zingarelli from Ralph Bakshi’s feature film Cool World. The storyboards reveal a far more mature and adult-themed movie than the final product, and the accompanying weblog post is a loving tribute to the distinctive Zingarelli. (via […]

Simon Furman Talks "Transformers" Comics

by Ed Liuon October 20, 2006
Writer Simon Furman has spoken to Comic Book Resources about his work on the Transformers tie-in comic books, discussing the mini-series approach the company is taking over a regular monthly comic book, how he keeps from going stale creatively, and his plans for some lesser-known or less loved Transformer characters.