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SDCC: Tokyopop Announces Three Titles And A Secret Project

Tokyopop brought a big crew to their panel including Kim Jae-Hwan, manwha author on King of Hell and the Warcraft manwha trilogy. They announced a new title that he’s making directly with Tokyopop that is as-yet untitled, but is nearly complete as far as artwork is concerned. They announced three new acquisitions as well: Rure […]

"Tales from Earthsea's" Hit Debut Weekend; Goro Miyazaki Interview

Nausicaa.net is reporting that Gedo Senki (Tales from Earthsea) beat out all its competition at the box office on its debut weekend, taking in at least 10 billion yen according to early estimates. The same article also links to an English language interview with director Goro Miyazaki published by the Daily Yomiuri.

"The Legend of Prince Valiant Volume 1": A Series Fit for a King

Once upon a time the newspaper comic strip sections were robust and full of not only the usual comedy but also action adventure. Though it has a lower profile today, one of the most famous such strips is “Prince Valiant,” which has portrayed the dashing exploits of a young Arthurian knight since 1937. Though there […]

"Eiken": Big Busts and Brain Damage

Densuke’s made it into the prestigious Zashono Academy, which is odd, as he’s neither that smart nor that attractive. What does the latter have to do with the Zashono Academy? Apparently, every other student is a female with at least a D-cup, and if they’re less than that, they’ll be sure to let you know. […]

The Track Team Talks "Avatar" Music

AvatarSpirit.net has posted the first of a 3-part interview with the Track Team’s Jeremy Zuckerman, half of the team that creates the music for Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender. Zuckerman discusses how he and his musical partner Benjamin Wynn formed the Track Team, how they landed the Avatar job, and how they interact with the […]

More Tad Stones on "Hellboy: Sword of Storms"

Director Tad Stones has been interviewed by SciFi Wire, the news service of the SciFi Channel, about the animated movie Hellboy: Sword of Storms. Stones discusses how he and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola met while working on Disney’s Atlantis, and discusses the change from an animated series to two animated movies. Related story: IGN Interviews […]

Disney Returns to 2-D Animation with "The Frog Princess"

Disney stated on Wednesday that it begun producing a traditional 2-D animated movie with directors Ron Clements and John Musker. The movie is titled The Frog Princess, and promises to put a female spin on the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale. No information on a projected release date was given. (via Internet Movie Database Daily […]

BCI Announces 18 Filmation Shows For DVD (Updated 7/27)

At this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego, CA, BCI announced that they are going to distribute 18 Filmation shows to DVD. Among the list for 2006, Season 1, Volume 1 of She-Ra Princess of Power; The New Adventures of He-Man; A Snow White Christmas; the animated musical Journey Back to Oz; the live action versions […]

Oshii's Latest Feature Selected for Venice Film Festival

Production I.G. announced today that the latest film from the famed anime director Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell), Tachigui: The Amazing Lives of the Fast Food Grifters, has been selected for competition at the 63rd Venice International Film Festival in the Horizons (Orizzonti) section. That section, which is separate from the category competing for […]

"Hoodwinked": Won't be Fooled Again

I’m all for giving the little guy a shot in Hollywood. If more projects originated outside the major studios the screen would probably see more creativity, a trait sadly lacking in animated family features of late. However, sometimes the little guy gets in way over his head, as is the case in the very disappointing […]

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