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How Manga and Anime Fans Guide the Industry

Jake Forbes has written an article for Comicon.com’s PULSE News about how manga and anime fans are the force which really drives the industry, citing the rise of Naruto and Yaoi manga as being largely fan-driven before being picked up by corporate interests.

Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood Trashes Tickle U.

The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood has issued a statement condemning Cartoon Network’s claim that their Tickle U. block of programming will aid in developing a child’s sense of humor. The CCFC claims that the block is a ploy designed for marketing rather than education or development, while Cartoon Network counter-claims that they maintain a […]

"Transformers: Infiltration" #0 Preview Available On-line

Newsarama.com has posted a 5-page preview of IDW’s Transformers: Infiltration #0, which will return the Robots in Disguise to comic book shop stands in October.

Scott Jeralds Talks "Krypto"

Comicon.com’s PULSE News has spoken to supervising producer and director Scott Jeralds about Krypto the Super Dog. Jeralds looks back at the motivations for the series, and also looks forward to season two’s 13 new episodes.

Brock Peters 1927 - 2005

Yahoo! News reports that actor Brock Peters has passed away from pancreatic cancer at the age of 78. He is best known for his role as Tom Robinson in To Kill a Mockingbird. Animation fans will recognize him as the voice of Lucius Fox in Batman: The Animated Series and numerous other voices in animation […]

Animated Films and Panels at the New Yorker Festival

The schedule for this year’s New Yorker festival has been released. It includes two panels about animation (one of which will feature Brad Bird, Trey Parker, and Matt Stone) and a preview screening of Wallace & Gromit — The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. The festival is scheduled for the weekend of September 23-25. (via Heidi […]

ADV Films Exploits BitTorrent for Advertising

ADV Films has begun exploiting BitTorrent, a file sharing system renowned for enabling digital piracy, to advertise its films, according to a report in the New York Times (free registration required). After a successful trial advertising Madlax in July, ADV has assembled more extensive promotional packages for Gilgamesh and Goddanar specifically for release on BitTorrent. […]

Newsarama Looks Back at Five Years of Ultimate Marvel

To begin its week-long coverage of the 5th anniversary of Marvel’s “Ultimate” line of comics, Newsarama.com has posted a time-capsule of articles published before the line was firmly established. Coverage this week will interview multiple Ultimate Marvel creators and delve into the future of the imprint.

Sony to Triple Cell Phone Manga Offerings

Sony Pictures Entertainment has announced that it will be offering 300 comic books targeted for reading on cellular phones. This number nearly triples their current output and is less than half that offered by their top rivals in the market. The cell phone manga is often enhanced with pop-up frames and vibration effects, with sound-effects […]

Treehouse Animation Gives "Phantom of the Opera" a Backstory

Treehouse Animation, makers of the “LEGO Star Wars: Revenge of the Brick and Clone Trooper Orchestra” animated shorts, will be publishing The Trap-Door Maker, billed as a prequel to Gaston Leroux’s 1911 novel The Phantom of the Opera. Two pages of preview artwork and the cover are provided with the article.

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