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"Cromartie High The Movie": You've Seen the Anime, Now See It Again

If one conducted an international survey to determine the defining traits of the Japanese people, I suspect very few would propose “funny.” Japanese films distributed abroad are almost invariably of a serious nature, traditionally dramas and recently more and more horror. The only Japanese TV that crosses the oceans is anime, which contains a large […]

"South Park: The Hits" Coming to DVD With Controversial Episode

Tvshowsondvd.com reports that the Emmy-Nominated South Park episode “Trapped in the Closet”, where they make fun of The Church of Scientology will be on DVD as part of South Park: The Hits Vol. 1. The DVD will have ten episodes picked by creators Matt Stone & Trey Parker, including the Emmy-winner “Best Friends Forever.” As […]

Levitz and McDuffie on Static in DC Comics; McDuffie 'Toons for Nick and BET

During the DC Panel at the WizardWorld Chicago convention, DC President Paul Levitz responded to a question about bringing Static Shock or other Milestone characters into the DC Universe by saying, “We keep talking about it. Nothing’s come together yet,” and further citing health issues as a delay. However, Milestone co-founder and Static creator Dwayne […]

"South Park" to Re-Air Mel Gibson Parody Episode

Over the weekend, Comedy Central announced that it would be an earlier ad was not meant as to poke fun at Gibson, which parodied Mel Gibson and his Passion of the Christ movie. The episode will be re-aired on Wednesday, August 9, 2006. In an earlier news story, Comedy Central needed to clarify that an […]

Darwyn Cooke Interviewed About "Spirit" Comics

Writer/artist Darwyn Cooke was interviewed by Bob Andelman about his upcoming Spirit comic book series from DC Comics. The interview focuses primarily on the comics and the directions that Cooke plans to take the classic Will Eisner character, but Cooke also briefly touches on the animated adaptation of DC: The New Frontier which was officially […]

OTAKON 2006: Bandai Reveals "Fighting Fairy Girl"

At Bandai’s Premiere Video Reel, the company showed off one of its newest, previously unreleased titles, entitled Fighting Fairy Girl: Rescue Me, Mave-chan! The main star is a young boy named Rei, a typical loser who has finally worked up the courage to attend an anime convention (this one featuring Yukikaze and Stratos 4). There, […]

AvatarSpirit Interviews Track Team, Pt. II

AvatarSpirit.net has posted the second part of their interview with the Track Team, the group that provides the music for Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender. This short segment of the interview covers the mechanics of how the group creates music for the show, their use of non-Western instruments, and their favorite contributions to the show.

TMNT's Kevin Munroe Speaks to SciFi Wire

Kevin Munroe, writer and director of the upcoming CGI-animated TMNT movie, has spoken to SciFi Wire about his aims for the new movie. Munroe candidly states, “We had botched badly [film] number two,” and details the ways he and the creative team are trying to avoid the same mistakes for the new movie. (via Comic […]

"Pinky and the Brain" Vol. 1: Taking Over the World, One DVD at a Time

I can’t recall ever watching Pinky and the Brain religiously as a kid. But now that a little time has passed, and these DVDs are in my hands, I appreciate the show a bit more. As with most Warner Bros. animation from the ’90s, you begin to pick up on and appreciate more as you […]

Funimation Licenses "School Rumble"

At their 1 p.m. panel at Otakon, Funimation announced the acquisition of School Rumble, including seasons one and two and the OVAs. [Thanks to zmanjz for on-site reporting.]

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