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Shirley Walker 1945 - 2006

The SoundtrackNet website is reporting that composer Shirley Walker has passed away at the age of 61 due to a brain aneurysm. Walker provided the music for Batman the Animated Series, Superman the Animated Series, The Zeta Project, the HBO Spawn series, and Batman Beyond. She also was a composer for the live-action Flash series, […]

"Dungeons & Dragons: The Complete Animated Series" DVD Box Set Rolls a 20

The Joy. The Memories. Oh to be holding this box set in my hands. I was and still am a huge fan of this show, and finally after all these years, it has been compiled into a DVD box set and what a box set it is. Writing this review will be a pleasure. First […]

Director Carlos Saldanha on "Ice Age 2"

The current Animated Shorts column at Newsarama.com is headlined by a feature story speaking to director Carlos Saldanha about Ice Age 2: The Meltdown, which has just been released on DVD. Among other topics, Saldanha discusses the casting of Queen Latifah as new female mammoth Ellie, the creation of the “Fire Dance” sequence, and the […]

Marvel Posts "Invincible Iron Man" Trailer and Screenshots

Marvel has posted a trailer and several screenshots of the Invincible Iron Man direct-to-video movie coming in January, 2007. The trailer is in Flash format. (via Comic Book Resources Comics Reel)

"Law of Ueki": A Gift from the Sky and I Wanna Return It

If there’s one thing that hasn’t been represented well in animation, it’s recycling. Sure, there was Captain Planet, and a bunch of anime have recycling jokes sprinkled here and there. But recycling as a main plot point? I guess that’s where The Law of Ueki comes into play. As Ueki continues his pursuit of making […]

Clamp Profiled in NY Times

The New York Times has profiled Clamp, the Japanese four-woman manga studio that has produced some of manga and anime’s biggest recent hits, including Cardcaptor Sakura, Chobits, and Tsubasa (registration required). The article examines the studio’s manga output, the differences between the American and Japanese comic system, and why there seem to be more women […]

Seasoned Spirits - "Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig" Vol 7

And hereby ends the second season of the animated “Ghost in the Shell” with the DVD release of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG Volume 7 – and complex is an appropriate word for those who have not been following the current story arc. I heartily recommend for those in such circumstances […]

AvatarSpirit.net Interviews Voice Actor Crawford Wilson (UPDATED Nov 27)

The AvatarSpirit.net fan site has posted part 1 of an interview with Crawford Wilson, the voice actor who plays “Jet” on Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender. Wilson discusses his character and how his one-episode role turned into something more substantial in the second season. (UPDATED Nov 27, 2006): AvatarSpirit.net has posted part 2 of the […]

"Last Unicorn" 25th Anniversary DVD Announced

AnimatedBliss.com is reporting that a 25th Anniversary Edition DVD of The Last Unicorn will be released on February 6, 2007. The movie — based on the novel of the same name by Peter S. Beagle, who also wrote the screenplay — stars Jeff Bridges, Mia Farrow, Angela Lansbury, and Rene Auberjonois in a fantasy adventure […]

"The Flintstones" Season 6: A Yabba-Dabba-DVD Release for the Final Season

It seems like yesterday I saw the first season of The Flintstones on DVD in the store. The packaging has certainly changed from its initial releases (slimmer cases and no plastic slip cover), but the content is still all here: a full season of one of the most popular cartoons to come out of Hanna-Barbera […]

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