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Jackson Publick Has New "Venture Bros" Screenshots but No Colbert

by Ed Liuon January 2, 2008
On his weblog, writer Jackson Publick has released several images from the third season of The Venture Bros, including a massive cast photo featuring “just some of the many characters who will appear in the first 2/3 of Season 3.” He also revealed that Stephen Colbert will not be returning to provide the voice for […]

PR: Call for Applications for 2008 Warner Bros. Animation/Hanna-Barbera Scholarship

by Ed Liuon January 2, 2008
BURBANK, CA Applications are now being accepted for the Warner Bros. Animation/Hanna-Barbera Scholarship, an annual award given to a graduating high school senior enrolling in a college, university or trade school to study animation. This is the second Warner Bros. Animation/Hanna-Barbera Animation Scholarship, which was created this year in honor of the late Bill Hanna […]

IDW Releases 5-Page Preview of New "Speed Racer" Comic

by Ed Liuon January 2, 2008
IDW Publishing has released a 5-page preview of the first issue of Speed Racer: Chronicles of the Racer, a new mini-series based on the seminal anime series. The all-new stories will be written by Arie Kaplan with art by Robby Musso. Issue #1 should be in comic book shops this month.

PR: Nicktoons Network Introduces "Ricky Sprocket – Showbiz Boy" Jan. 21

by Matt Hazudaon January 2, 2008
NEW YORK, January 2, 2008 – Nicktoons Network is set to premiere the U.S. debut of Ricky Sprocket – Showbiz Boy, a new animated series about the world’s biggest child star, on Monday, January 21 at 7:00 p.m. (ET). Despite his extraordinary fame and fortune, Ricky still has to deal with ordinary problems just like […]

DC Comics News: Grace Randolph on Writing "JLU," "Teen Titans: Year One" Preview

by Ed Liuon January 2, 2008
Comicon.com’s PULSE News interviewed writer Grace Randolph about her upcoming issue of Justice League Unlimited. Randolph discusses how she got started in the industry, how her education at the NYU film school affected her comics hobby, and what kind of threat the Joker and Harley Quinn would pose to the heroes of the Justice League. […]

"Solty Rei" Another Victim of the Gonzo Curse

by Dukeon January 1, 2008
Solty Rei has quickly become one of my favorite Gonzo series. Now, we’ve finally reached the series’ conclusion, but can the series escape the horrid endings other Gonzo series seem to have? Previously, Ashley had decided to finally try take over the central computer of the city, Eunomia, so that he could finally escape the […]

"The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye" Vol. 2 "Tending Wounds" Fixes Flaws

by Ed Liuon December 31, 2007
When we last left The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye, series heroine Honoka had engaged and defeated the murderous enforcer robot Blue Breaker, who had just attacked and killed the kindly mechanic Zankan. During the battle, Honoka revealed her third, astral eye, connecting her somehow to the alien overlords called the Third that […]

"Shaun The Sheep- Off The Baa": Wooly Wonder Continues Winning Streak

by Grant Whiteon December 31, 2007
Shaun the Sheep returns with more claymation episodes full of comedic wit in a second DVD, Off the Baa. Like the first DVD release, Shape Up With Shaun, it presents eight episodes with a total running time of a little over an hour. The quality of the selections varies: whilst none are terrible or skippable, […]

PR: Museum of Modern Art Announces January Animation Programs

by Ed Liuon December 29, 2007
Still Moving ONGOING The Museum continues its regular series derived exclusively from its film collections, featuring works that have been acquired and preserved by MoMA over the last seven decades. This month, Still Moving features animation, from traditional cel animation to puppets,clay,and CGI. Included are three Technicolor Popeye shorts from the Fleischer studio, recently restored […]

NHK’s Domo-kun to Invade Nickelodeon in Early 2008

by Weathermanon December 29, 2007
The ICv2 retail news source is reporting that Nickelodeon will air the Domo series of animated shorts in America in the first quarter of 2008. The stop-motion anime, which is based on the Domo-kun mascot of the Japanese public broadcaster NHK, consists of 26 two-minute episodes. Nickelodeon first announced its involvement in the anime in […]