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On-Line Comics Preview Roundup: October 7, 2005

Several on-line previews for comics have been released this week. They include: – Newsarama.com has posted a 5-page preview of the original graphic novel The Quitter by Harvey Pekar and Dean Haspiel, along with a complete 2-page story about the novel originally published in this month’s Playboy magazine. The book is published by DC/Vertigo and […]

DVD Talk Interviews Voice of Cinderella

DVDTalk.com has interviewed Ilene Woods, the voice of Disney’s Cinderella. Among other things, Woods delves into how she stumbled into the role and what she has been doing since leaving the industry 30 years ago.

Omar Dogan Talks "Robotech: Preview to the Shadow Chronicles"

Artist Omar Dogan has spoken to Comicon.com’s PULSE News about his work on the Robotech: Preview to the Shadow Chronicles mini-series. Issue #1 of the bi-weekly mini-series is in comic book stores now, and the series will tie in to the upcoming anime.

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.

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