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"Howl's Moving Castle" Japanese DVD Details Announced

Nausicaa.net has posted the specifications for the standard and special edition Howl’s Moving Castle DVDs being released in Japan on November 16. The Studio Ghibli Short Films DVD will be released at the same time.

Baltimore Comic-Con to Mark 25th Anniversary of "Teen Titans"

The highlight of this year’s Baltimore Comic-Con will be the 25th anniversary of the New Teen Titans, which formed the foundation of the show on Cartoon Network. New Teen Titans co-creator Marv Wolfman will be present at the show, and a free Titans print by artist Frank Cho will be handed out to attendees as […]

"Batman Week in Bloomington" Honors Michael Uslan

Michael Uslan, producer for numerous live-action and animated Batman projects, will be honored by Indiana University and the city of Bloomington, Indiana, for “Batman Week in Bloomington” from September 12 – 16. The 30,000 comics and graphic novels that Uslan has donated to Indiana University’s Lilly Library will be the core of a special exhibition […]

Website for Fred Patten Launches

A website dedicated to sci-fi and anime maven Fred Patten has been launched to keep his friends and fans up to date on his health. Patten has written about anime and manga for more than 25 years, but suffered a stroke in March 2005. (via Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat weblog)

George Perez on Teen Titans, Crisis, and Storyteller DVD

Comic book artist George Perez is the subject of a lengthy article at Newsarama.com, where he discusses his prior work at both DC and Marvel Comics, his new George Perez: Storyteller DVD, his connections to the Teen Titans cartoon, and his upcoming comics work in JSA and an unnamed monthly comic book.

On-Line Comics Previews for September 14

Buzzscope.com has posted several previews for comics scheduled to be released on September 14, including Franklin Richards #1 by Marc Sumerak and Chris Eliopoulus (Marvel), Thor: Blood Oath #1 by Michael Avon Oeming and Scott Kolins (Marvel), Ronin Hood of the 47 Samurai OGN by Jeff Amano and Craig Rousseau (Image), Green Arrow #54 by […]

Hong Kong Disneyland Has Crowd Problems During Pre-Opening Trial

An article in the New York Times notes that a charity day at the Hong Kong Disneyland amusement park resulted in massive overcrowding (free registration required). The near-capacity crowd of approximately 30,000 visitors faced hourlong waits for rides, food shortages, and inadequate parking. The park will do at least one more test day before its […]

Preview for Komikwerks' "Thrills & Chills" Anthology

ComicBookResources.com has posted an 11-page preview of Komikwerks’ Thrills & Chills anthology comic. The book contains several stories by comic book and animation professionals, including Dwayne McDuffie (Justice League Unlimited, Static Shock), Keith Giffen, and Tom Mandrake. The 200 page digest comic should be available at comic book shops now for $9.95.

Sho Murase on Drawing Nancy Drew

Animator/artist Sho Murase and her work on Papercutz’s Nancy Drew graphic novels are the subjects of a feature article in the San Francisco Gate. The first Nancy Drew graphic novel, The Demon of River Heights, was released in April.

"Electric Company" Coming to DVD

A brief article in the Los Angeles Times notes that a DVD release of PBS’s The Electric Company is in the works (free registration required). Airing from 1971 to 1977, The Electric Company featured Bill Cosby, Rita Moreno, and the earliest work of actor Morgan Freeman, as well as assorted animated features and live-action Spider-Man […]

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