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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.

Sifu Kisu Talks Martial-Arts of "Avatar" to AvatarSpirit.net

by Ed Liuon October 20, 2006
AvatarSpirit.net has posted the first section of an interview with Sifu Kisu, the martial-arts consultant to Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender. Included in the topics discussed are how Sifu Kisu discovered the martial arts, how he got invovled with the show, what his involvement in the show entails, and how to develop a martial-arts style […]

Disney Announces "Finding Nemo" Stage Musical

by Ed Liuon October 19, 2006
Confirming a story first reported in April, the Walt Disney Company has announced that Finding Nemo will be adapted into a stage musical. Previews are scheduled to begin in November for a January 2007 premiere at the Theatre in the Wild at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World in Orlando. The director of […]

Mark Evanier on "Dungeons & Dragons" DVD Extras

by Ed Liuon October 19, 2006
Writer Mark Evanier has posted some of the extras that are scheduled to be included on the Dungeons and Dragons Complete Animated Series DVD set. In addition to all 27 episodes of the show, the set will include commentary tracks and interviews and a radio-play of a script written by Michael Reaves that was meant […]

"Hellboy: Sword of Storms" Trailer On-line

by Ed Liuon October 18, 2006
The trailer for the animated Hellboy: Sword of Storms movie has just been posted at the official website. The direct-to-video movie is based on the Mike Mignola comic book from Dark Horse. Several actors from the live-action movie will reprise their roles, including Ron Perlman as Hellboy and Selma Blair as Liz Sherman.

Anime Network Video-on-Demand Premieres of "Paniponi Dash" and "Guyver"

by Ed Liuon October 18, 2006
The Anime Network has announced two debuts on the Anime Network Video-on-Demand service. Guyver will premiere on October 26, 2006, showcasing the latest battles of the techno-organic armor suit against a horrific army of bio-monsters. Guyver Volume 1 will debut on DVD on November 14. Read the press release for Guyver here. On November 30, […]

Anime World Order Talks to Marc Handler, "Voltron" Writer

by Ed Liuon October 18, 2006
The latest Anime World Order podcast features an interview with Marc Handler, who has worked to localize a variety of popular anime programs including Voltron, Transformers, FLCL, Naruto, Cowboy Bebop, and Ghost in the Shell.

Press Release: GUYVER PREMIERES OCTOBER 26 ON ANIME NETWORK

by Ed Liuon October 18, 2006
GUYVER PREMIERES OCTOBER 26 ON AMERICA’S #1 ANIME CHANNEL Meet the New Face of Ultra-Violence! HOUSTON, TX — October 16, 2006 — Experience the all new production of a sci-fi anime legend, in the most complete rendition ever animated when Guyver premieres October 26 on Anime Network—America’s #1 Anime Channel! WHAT: U.S. VOD Premiere of […]

Press Release: PREMIERE OF PANIPONI DASH ON ANIME NETWORK

by Ed Liuon October 18, 2006
CATCH THE PREMIERE OF PANIPONI DASH NOVEMBER 30 ON AMERICA’S #1 ANIME CHANNEL 10th Grade Class with an 11 Year Old Teacher You Do The Math! HOUSTON, TX — October 17, 2006 — Don’t miss Grade-A comedy from the brains behind Negima, when Paniponi Dash premieres November 30 on Anime Network—America’s #1 Anime Channel! WHAT: […]