Comedy Central’s South Park has won one of the 65th annual George Foster Peabody Awards for excellence in radio and TV broadcasting. The committee described South Park as “Comedy Central’s notoriously rude, undeniably fearless lampoon of all that is self-important and hypocritical in American life, regardless of race, creed, color or celebrity status.” A full […]
A Los Angeles judge has ruled that the WB network’s TV show Smallville may infringe on the copyrights on Superboy held by Joanne Siegel and Laura Siegel Larson, the wife and daughter of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel. Siegel’s heirs successfully recaptured the copyright to Superboy in November 2004, and this ruling now brings the ownership […]
Devil’s Due Publishing has announced that writer Larry Hama will be returning to G.I. Joe this June in a three-issue run on G.I. Joe: Declassified. The mini-series promises to show the origins of the counter-terrorist team, and will be drawn by Pat Quinn.
The new website GhibliWorld.com has just posted a special feature about the Ghibli Museum in Japan. The feature takes readers on a virtual tour of the museum and includes numerous photographs. (via Nausicaa.net)
China may manufacture and export many things in an increasingly globalized world, but animation does not seem to be one of them. Japanese animation is a well-known quantity, and Korea is growing as an animation outsourcing destination and for a growing amount of original content. However, China’s modern animation industry seems to be rather moribund, […]
Ice Age: The Meltdown took the top spot at the box office this past weekend, with an estimated $70.5 million in ticket sales. That total makes Ice Age: The Meltdown the top March opening for a film ever (a record held previously by the $46.3 million opening weekend for the original Ice Age).
Ice Age: The Meltdown moviegoers were treated to a surprise screening of a trailer for The Simpsons movie, currently scheduled for release in July 2007. The trailer also aired during Sunday’s episode of The Simpsons. Some small details about the movie appeared when writer/producer Al Jean and creator Matt Groening were interviewed by USA Today, […]
Editor and Publisher is reporting that the first three Over the Hedge books are to be re-issued to tie-in to the upcoming CGI-animated feature film. The film, based on the daily comic strip by Michael Fry and T. Lewis, will be released by DreamWorks on May 19, with voices provided by Bruce Willis, Garry Shandling, […]
The New York Times has coverage of the Tokyo International Anime Fair (registration required). The article focuses mostly on the experiences of anime writer Dai Sato (Cowboy Bebop and Eureka seveN) at the fair, although brief digressions cover cosplay, the hardcore American otaku who traveled to Tokyo for the fair, and some provocative comments by […]
Jen Bomford has published a column at Comicon.com’s PULSE News covering new anime TV shows debuting this season in Japan. The shows she highlights are Gintama (debuting April 4), a new Shonen Jump series set in a quasi-Meiji Era Japan populated by aliens and strange beings; Nana (debuting April 5), based on a popular manga […]