The Los Angeles Times has posted a belated obituary for Ed Benedict, who passed away in his sleep on August 28, 2006 (free registration required). Benedict was a key artist and animator at the Hanna-Barbera studios, designing the cast and many of the gadgets on The Flintstones. (via Mark Evanier’s weblog)
Comic Foundry’s Tim Leong has published a 2-part video interview with Hellboy Animated director Tad Stones (click here for part 1 and here for part 2). The interviews are in QuickTime format and also include some exclusive preview images and a trailer for Hellboy: Sword of Stones, which is scheduled for Spring 2007.
The Teshkeel Media Group has received $25 million in funding from a Bahrain investment bank to help finance the company. Some of the funding will be used to start development of an animated television series based on The 99, Teshkeel’s comic book series about 99 international superheroes who embody the 99 attributes of God in […]
Several PBS animated shows are available for purchase and download on the Apple iTunes store, including Arthur, Cyberchase, and Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman. Like most other shows on the iTunes store, pricing for the shows is $1.99 per episode and there is an option to purchase entire seasons.
Confession time: I have never been a huge fan of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, and was never really able to articulate why. It could be that I’m just not in the target demographic for the film, or because I missed it in theatres and first saw it on pan-and-scan VHS on a tiny screen surrounded […]
ADV Films has announced details about three upcoming DVD sets. The Saiyuki Complete Collection will package all 50 episodes of the anime saga based on the famous Chinese novel Xi You Ji. The special thin-pack DVD-only release will be available on October 31, 2006, with a suggested retail price of $99.98. More details are available […]
ADV ANNOUNCES DECEMBER 5 RELEASES HOUSTON, October 5, 2006 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce the release of the wacky and exciting new series Paniponi Dash!, along with the third volume of the insane Papuwa. These hilarious titles are set to hit the streets on December […]
ADV ANNOUNCES OCTOBER 31 RELEASES HOUSTON, October 5, 2006-ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce the thin-pack release of the Saiyuki Complete Collection set to hit the streets on October 31! SAIYUKI COMPLETE COLLECTION “If you like fantasy or just want to have a good time, make […]
Dark Horse Comics has released their advance January 2007 comic book solicitations, which includes Akira Club, a companion to the famous manga by Katsuhiro Otomo that will be available for the first time in English. The 256-page book will be available for pre-order next month, with an estimated street date of March 7, 2007. More […]
Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Comics LLC and Canadian animation house Kahani World, Inc. have announced Secrets of the Seven Sounds, a feature-length animated film inspired by the Ramayana, an ancient Indian epic. The press release states that the feature film is already in an advanced stage of development, entering full production in seven weeks with […]