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Incredible Ink: The Te Wei 90th Birthday Collector's Edition DVD

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‚Äôs modern animation industry seems to be rather moribund, […]

"Ice Age" Sequel Breaks Box Office Doldrums

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).

"Simpsons" Movie Trailer Debuts

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, […]

"Karas" Preview: Outstandingly Animated Though A Bit Condensed

Tatsunoko Productions has been around for a long time. 40 years in fact. In that time they’ve made a number of series that have been very influential not only in Japan, but in America as well. Classics such as Speed Racer, Gatchaman and Mospeada, have all turned up in the US under some banner or […]

"Over the Hedge" Comic Collections Get Re-Release

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, […]

NY Times Covers Tokyo International Anime Fair

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 […]

Comicon.com's PULSE Covers New Japanese Anime

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 […]

"Ren & Stimpy: The Lost Episodes" Coming to DVD

Tvshowsondvd.com has reported that Ren & Stimpy: The Lost Episodes is coming to DVD on July 18. The 2-disc set contains the “Adult Party” cartoon seen on Spike TV. Extras include intros by Grammy winner Weird Al Yankovic and creator John Kricfalusi; interviews with artists, including Cow & Chicken creator David Feiss; clips from unfinished […]

"G-Saviour" We've Got Movie Sign!!

Say what you will about Japan, but they sure know how to throw a party. 1999 was the 20th anniversary of Sunrise/Bandai’s popular Mobile Suit Gundam franchise and much fanfare was made, the centerpiece being Yoshiyuki Tomino’s return to the director helm with his anniversary series Turn A Gundam. But in the shadows, away from […]

Evan Dorkin Working on Pilot for Adult Swim

Evan Dorkin, creator of the Milk & Cheese comic book and the animated Welcome to Eltingville, has confirmed that he and his wife Sarah Dyer are working on Tyrone’s Inferno, a pilot episode for Adult Swim. The same blog entry provided some details on upcoming comic book work and more anime rewrites for FUNimation. (via […]

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