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Samuel L. Jackson Talks "Afro Samurai: Resurrection"

by Ed Liuon January 25, 2009
The Los Angeles Times has spoken with actor Samuel L. Jackson about the upcoming Afro Samurai: Resurrection movie, which debuts tonight on Spike TV and will be released on DVD and Blu-ray disc on February 3, 2009 (free registration required). Jackson discusses his incredibly busy schedule, his take on the blood-soaked action anime series and […]

PR: Vicki Lewis Returns to DC Universe as Persephone in "Wonder Woman"

by Ed Liuon January 25, 2009
VERSATILE ACTRESS VICKI LEWIS RETURNS TO DC UNIVERSE ANIMATED ORIGINAL MOVIES AS AMAZON WARRIOR PERSEPHONE IN “WONDER WOMAN” (click on any image to enlarge) Versatile actress Vicki Lewis makes her second foray into the world of super heroes as Persephone, a key character among the Amazons in “Wonder Woman,” the next entry in the popular […]

"Wolverine and the X-Men" Rewards the Faithful

by Ed Liuon January 23, 2009
Wolverine and the X-Men is a show that is determined to eat its cake and have it, too. It cherry-picks from the best elements of the two previous cartoon series, the live-action movies, and decades of comic books to ensure that the show feels familiar, but it also wants to strike out in different directions […]

Fred Tatasciore on "Hulk Vs" and "Wolverine and the X-Men"

by Ed Liuon January 23, 2009
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed voice actor Fred Tatasciore about his dual roles as the Hulk in the Hulk Vs. direct-to-video animated movie and as the Beast in Wolverine and the X-Men. Tatasciore discusess the strain involved in taking a role that involves extended screaming for most of the recording session, working with Steve Blum […]

BOOM!’s Paul Morrissey on Pixar/Disney Comics

by Ed Liuon January 23, 2009
Comic Book Resources has spoken with Paul Morrissey, editor of BOOM! Studio’s licensed Pixar comic books, which include The Incredibles: Family Matters and Cars: The Rookie. Morrissey discusses how he deals with the weight of expectations in working with the Disney/Pixar properties, how he selects writers and artists for the comics, what it’s been like […]

"Variety" on New CGI "Tom & Jerry" Feature

by Ed Liuon January 23, 2009
Variety reports on Warner Brothers’ attempt to turn Tom & Jerry into a CGI/live-action hybrid franchise to clone the success of 20th Century Fox’s Alvin and the Chipmunks and Garfield. The movie script is being written now, and supposedly tells the story of how Tom and Jerry met and formed their rivalry. (Read Toon Zone […]

AWN on Israel’s Animation Industry after "Waltz with Bashir"

by Ed Liuon January 23, 2009
AWN has taken a look at the nascent Israeli animation industry, which has gotten a very high-profile boost from the animated documentary Waltz with Bashir, as well as the stop-motion movie $9.99 by Tatia Rosenthal which adapts the stories of Israeli writer Etgar Keret. Both discuss how the Israeli animation industry was essentially non-existent when […]

U.S. Sci Fi Channel to Run "Rave Master" Starting March 16, 2009

by Weathermanon January 22, 2009
The Sci Fi Channel has announced that they will be running “Rave Master”, an anime property from TokyoPop. “Gundam 00” will be taking a break after its 1st season concludes. A series of movies, including “Appleseed”, “X” and “Street Fighter Alpha”, will fill in the gap between the two shows. [Source: Anime News Network]

"Ponyo" Lands 3 Asian Film Award Noms; Aids Toho Bottom Line

by Ed Liuon January 22, 2009
The 3rd Annual Asian Film Award nominees have been announced, with Studio Ghibli’s Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea landing three nominations for Best Film, Best Director, and Best Composer. In a related story, Toho Studios reported earnings of $817.5 million at the Japanese box office in 2008, with nearly $170 million of that […]

CBR Talks with Mark Waid on "The Incredibles" Comics

by Ed Liuon January 22, 2009
Comic Book Resources has spoken with BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Mark Waid about his work writing the upcoming The Incredibles comic book. Waid discusses the contents of the first story arc, which center on Mr. Incredible slowly losing his super powers, and also discusses the positive licensing relationship with Pixar, the artwork of series artist Marcio […]