Japanese actor Tetsuro Tamba (born Shosaburo Tamba) passed away in Tokyo on September 24, 2006 at the age of 84 due to heart failure after a bout with pneumonia. Tamba was best known for his role as Japanese spymaster Tiger Tanaka in the James Bond film You Only Live Twice, but he also provided the […]
Sony’s Open Season took the #1 spot at movie box offices this past weekend, taking in an estimated $23 million. The sum would put it just past the opening weekend debut of Monster House ($22.2 million), but well behind the $40 million pre-2006 opening weekend average for computer-generated animated movies.
Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada revealed that writer Dwayne McDuffie (Justice League Unlimited) will be taking over the monthly Fantastic Four comic book. Current writer J. Michael Straczynski announced his imminent departure from the book, although no dates for McDuffie’s first issue have been announced.
ComicBookResources.com has spoken to Matt Silverstein and Dave Jeser, the co-creators of Comedy Central’s Drawn Together, which puts a variety of animation archetypes together into a reality TV show. The pair discuss the characters on the show and what’s coming up in season 3 of the show, which begins airing in October.
St. Louis radio personality Paul Harris has posted an audio file of his recent interview with voice actor Billy West, who spoke about the state of Futurama on Comedy Central and some of the unpleasant experiences he’s had as a voice actor. The file is in MP3 format. (via Mark Evanier’s weblog)
USA Today‘s Pop Candy weblog has published an interview with Peter Cullen, best known to animation fans as the voice of The Transformers’ Optimus Prime. Cullen delves into how he landed the role, the influences that he pulls in for his performance, and the status of his role as the voice of Optimus Prime in […]
Actor Edward Laurence Albert passed away on Friday, September 22, at the age of 55 due to lung cancer. Albert was the voice actor for Matt Murdock/Daredevil in the mid-1990’s Spider-Man animated series, and also provided voices for the 1990’s Fantastic Four, Extreme Ghostbusters, and Invasion America.
The New York Times has spoken to Trey Parker and Matt Stone about South Park and the upcoming 10th anniversary DVD that will contain the co-creators’ favorite episodes of the show (registration required). Among other topics, the duo talk about how they feel about earlier episodes of the show (“We’re just, ‘We thought that was […]
A press release has announced the opening of a special Cyberchase exhibition at the Children’s Museum of Houston running from September 28, 2006 to May 13, 2007. The exhibit will allow visitors to see several set pieces from the show while exploring math concepts. Read the full press release.
The Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing reported on rumors that an uncensored obscenity was aired in some markets in the September 24 broadcast of Family Guy on Fox. The report was based on a video posted on the YouTube video sharing site. Current news reports have revealed that the video was taken from the Canadian […]