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"Galaxy Rangers: Collection 1": Excellence from the Eighties

by Jon Ton May 13, 2008
My experience with Galaxy Rangers is quite limited. Since there were so many 65-episode, action-adventure series all launched within a few years of each other back in the eighties, only the very most popular ones made an impact in the UK. Galaxy Rangers was one of the few that made it over here, but its […]

FUNimation Licenses "Save Me! Lollipop"

by on May 12, 2008
FUNimation has licensed DVD, broadcast, and mobile rights to Save Me! Lollipop, the company said today. The series, adapted from the Michiyo Kikuta manga Mamotte! Lollipop, is about a two sorcerers who fall from the sky and into the life of a girl who accidentally ate a coveted crystal. Noriyoshi Nakamura directs. FUNimation will release […]

PR: FUNimation Entertainment Acquires Save Me! Lollipop from Kodansha

by on May 12, 2008
Flower Mound, TX – May 12, 2008 – FUNimation® Entertainment today officially announces that it has acquired DVD, broadcast and mobile rights to the 13-episode comedy-romance anime series Save Me! Lollipop from Kodansha. The Save Me! Lollipop storyline was adapted from the manga “Mamotte! Lollipop” by Michiyo Kikuta originally serialized in the monthly NAKAYOSI magazine […]

"New York" Magazine Interviews Ralph Bakshi

by Ed Liuon May 12, 2008
New York magazine has posted a brief interview with Ralph Bakshi, where he deals with his role in the rise of artist Thomas Kinkade, the use of a Bob Seger song at the end of American Pop, what he would have used for the soundtrack to Lord of the Rings, and what inspired his filmmaking […]

Brian Azzarello Talks About "Batman: Gotham Knight"

by on May 12, 2008
Writer Brian Azzarello talks about working on “Working Through Pain,” the fifth segment in Batman: Gotham Knight in a new studio-supplied interview. Among the questions asked and answered: What was your overall impression of “Batman Gotham Knight,” and were you pleased with your segment? When you’re writing for comics – and now for animation – […]

PR: Brian Azzarello on Writing for Batman: Gotham Knight

by on May 12, 2008
One of the most sought-after writers in comics today, Brian Azzarello is one of the six acclaimed scribes to pen a segment within “Batman Gotham Knight,” the third in the ongoing series of DC Universe animated original PG-13 movies. Unlike many of his past works, Azzarello’s segment – entitled “Working Though Pain” – takes a […]

"The Animation Show" Vol. 3 Coming to DVD June 3

by on May 12, 2008
MTV Home Entertainment will release The Animation Show Vol. 3 to DVD on June 3, the company said today. The 103-minute collection of animated shorts from the series’ 2007 program will include work by Mike Judge, Don Hertzfeldt, Bill Plympton, Joanna Quinn and PES, among others. Extras will include interviews with Gaelle Denis, Max Hattler, […]

Vandals Love SpongeBob

by on May 12, 2008
Vandals painted a ten-foot tall picture of SpongeBob SquarePants on the chimney of a historic Forest Service cabin in the Pike National Service, the Associated Press reports. The Forest Service estimates it will cost several thousand dollars to scrub the image from the building.

PR: The Animation Show: Volume 3

by on May 12, 2008
MIKE JUDGE’S 2007 COLLECTION OF AWARD-WINNING ANIMATED SHORTS AVAILABLE ON DVD JUNE 3, 2008 ALL-NEW 2008 THEATRICAL TOUR LAUNCHES IN JUNE New York, NY — Mike Judge (“Beavis & Butt-Head,” “King of the Hill,” Office Space) and Don Hertzfeldt return with another collection of incredible animated short films when THE ANIMATION SHOW: VOLUME 3 arrives […]

"Witchblade" Getting Live-Action Adaptation

by on May 12, 2008
Platinum Studios and Arclight Films will produce a live-action adaptation of Witchblade, the comic book title most recently seen in the US as a Gonzo-made anime series, Variety says. Casting, writing, and directing duties have not been announced yet.