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Authors Want to Know How "Peanuts" Changed Your Life

Two authors are collecting anecdotes on how Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts comic strips, cartoons, and characters have affected people. The anecdotes will be collected for a book tentatively titled Security Blankets: How Charles M. Schulz Touched Our Lives. Anecdotes should be between 500-600 words and can be submitted at PeanutsStories.com. (via Tom Spurgeon’s Comics Reporter)

"Afro Samurai" Trailer On-line

The trailer for Spike TV’s Afro Samurai has just gone up at the show’s official website. The show is scheduled to debut this fall, with Samuel L. Jackson voicing the title character. (via Comic Book Resources Comics Reel)

Original Unpublished Superman Comic Restoration

Writer Mark Evanier points out an effort to Mark Evanier’s weblog from 1940 which debuted the concept of “K-Metal,” a radioactive chunk of Krypton that would strip Superman of his powers that would eventually be named “Kryptonite” in the Superman radio show. As of press time, 9 pages (out of 26) plus the cover have […]

Supervising Producer Eric Rollman Talks "Ultimate Avengers 2"

The latest “Animated Shorts” column at Newsarama.com talks to supervising producer Eric Rollman about his work on the Ultimate Avengers 2 direct-to-DVD animated feature. He also briefly discusses the status of the upcoming Fantastic 4 cartoon and the recent annoucement of the direct-to-DVD Spider-Man animated series. Other news in the column includes Gumby’s 50th Anniversary […]

Archie Announces "Sonic the Hedgehog Archives" Series

Archie Comics has issued a press release announcing the Sonic the Hedgehog Archives series, which will reprint the earliest issues of their hit Sonic comic book series. Each archive volume will be 112 pages in a 5″x7.5″ “digest” size with a retail price of $7.49. Archive #1 will be released in November, reprinting issues #1-4; […]

Disney Reports 40% Jump in Quarterly Profits

The Walt Disney Corporation reported a 40% jump in profits for the fiscal third quarter of 2006, compared to the year-ago third quarter results. Disney built a profit of $1.13 billion for the quarter on revenues of $8.6 billion, vs. an $811 million profit on $7.5 billion revenue in 2005. CEO Bob Iger credited the […]

"Case Closed" In Hot Pursuit of Excellence

Ah, the return of the tiny little detective known as Conan. Case Closed got a raw deal in the US for many, many reasons (few of them FUNimation’s fault), which is a damn shame, as this disc proves that the series is worthy of going the 400+ episodes it has. You know the drill: Shinichi […]

Greg Johnson: Upping The Ante On The Ultimate Avengers

Greg Johnson returns to Marvel Animation again, providing the script to the second of Marvel/Lion Gate’s Direct To DVD features, The Ultimate Avengers 2: Rise Of The Panther. Johnson is writing all four of the announced DTDVDs, and is currently hard at work bringing The X-Men back to the small screen for next fall. The […]

4Kids Announces Special Edition "TMNT" and "Sonic X" DVDs

4Kids Entertainment Home Video, in association with FUNimation Entertainment, will release special editions of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 4 and Sonic X: Season 5, each in its own two-disc set, on September 12, 2006. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 4 includes 14 episodes. Bonus features include five never-before-seen TMNT shorts as well as animatic […]

"Winx Club Volume 5" Comes to DVD August 29

Winx Club Volume 5: Battle For Alfea is coming to DVD from 4Kids Entertainment Home Video. The DVD will contain the following five episodes: “Mission to Cloud Tower” “The Search for the Flame” “Battle for Alfea” “The Great Witch Invasion” “Fire and Ice” Winx Club Volume 5: Battle For Alfea will be available for $14.98 […]

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