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Miguelanxo Prado to Direct "De Profundis" Animated Movie

Variety is reporting that Spanish comic book artist Miguelanxo Prado will be directing an animated film called De Profundis – The Sound of the Sea (registration required). In addition to his social-issue comics published in Europe, Prado was the character designer for the animated Men in Black and Starship Troopers TV shows. (via Comicon.com’s The […]

"Pom Poko" and "Yamadas" on R1 DVD on August 16

Ultimate Disney reports that Pom Poko and My Neighbors the Yamadas are due on region 1 DVD from Walt Disney Home Entertainment on August 16. Voice casts are included on the announcement for both movies. (via Nausicaa.net)

Animated Late Night Cable TV Stealing Male Viewers

An article in The New York Times notes the changing demographics of late night TV, as young male viewers move from the broadcast networks to cable TV offerings. Cartoon Network’s Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law, Family Guy, and other Adult Swim shows are mentioned by name alongside Comedy Central’s Daily Show.

A.O. Scott on Superheroes vs. Stars

New York Times movie critic A.O. Scott discusses the recent rise of the superhero in Hollywood in a mostly non-condescending manner (free registration required), noting how superhero properties are beginning to demand respect in their own right as Hollywood money makers.

Joe Grant 1908 - 2005

Veteran Disney animator Joe Grant passed away last Friday. Grant’s career spanned from the 1930s to the present day; his character designs were seen in Disney films from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to Fantasia 2000. Jim Hill Media has posted a retrospective tribute article.

Free Comic Book Day 2005 on Saturday, May 7

This year’s Free Comic Book Day is hitting comic book stores internationally on Saturday, May 7, 2005. Participating comic book shops will have a variety of comic book titles available for free, and many will have creator signings or other in-store events. This year’s offerings include The Batman Strikes (DC), Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man and the […]

Bill Finger Award Announced for Comic Book Writing

The Eisner Awards have announced a new Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comic Book Writing. Named for writer Bill Finger, who was pivotal in creating the first Batman comic book stories, the award will recognize any comics writer, living or dead, who has produced a significant body of creative comics writing. The first Finger […]

Dan Slott Talks Superhero Death and "GLA"

Comicon.com’s PULSE News has posted the first part of an interview with writer Dan Slott about his current G.L.A. (Great Lakes Avengers) mini-series for Marvel Comics. Two 4-page previews are available for G.L.A. #1 and G.L.A. #2; issue #2 was released to comic book stores on Wednesday.

"Howl's Moving Castle" in New York and Seattle

According to Nausicaa.net, the Village Voice is holding a drawing to give away two free tickets to a June 10 screening of Howl’s Moving Castle in New York City. On the same day, the Seattle International Film Festival will be showing the Japanese language version of the film.

Dynamite Entertainment Confirms "Battlestar Galactica" Comic

Dynamite Entertainment has confirmed that they have acquired the rights to publish a comic book based on the new Battlestar Galactica TV show currently airing on the SciFi Channel. The series is scheduled for release in Fall 2005.

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