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Matt Murray Launches Sequential Art Collective

by Ed Liuon October 12, 2008
Matt Murray, former president and executive director of the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) in New York City, has announced the launch of the Sequential Art Collective, which is dedicated to working “with publishers, creators, fans and other organizations to coordinate comic and cartoon themed art exhibitions, programs, performances and lectures for and […]

Briefly: "Tal como soy"; "Moribito" Preview; "Jamshid & Khorshid" vs. "300"; MIPCOM

by Ed Liuon October 12, 2008
* Renowned telenovela writer Adriana Lorenzon has signed on for Tal como soy, a live-action/animated hybrid production Tel Aviv-based Dori Media Group and Argentina’s Illusion Studios. [Variety] * The latest episode of the Anime Today podcast will preview Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit with Media Blasters’ Merideth Mulroney. [Press Release] * The Iranian animated film […]

PR: Comics & Animation Scholar Matt Murray Smurfs it Up in DVD and New Seq. Art Org.

by Ed Liuon October 12, 2008
The Accidental Smurfologist Comics and Animation Scholar Matt. Murray Smurfs it Up in New DVD and New Sequential Art Organization October 7th, 2008, New York, NY – Today’s national DVD release of The Smurfs, Season 1 Volume 2 carries the New Wave Media produced featurette I Smurf the Smurfs, billed as a “Smurfology 101” featurette […]

New "Pink Panther" Series Coming to Cartoon Network in 2009

by Ed Liuon October 12, 2008
Cartoon Network and MGM Worldwide Television will be producing a new Pink Panther 26-episode half-hour television series scheduled to premiere in Fall 2009. The series will feature “a rambunctious teenager who, along with his friends, gets into all sorts of mischievous capers and hilarious escapades,” as well as revamped versions of Ant and Aardvark and […]

PR: RightStuf’s Anime Today Previews "Moribito"

by Ed Liuon October 12, 2008
Right Stuf’s ANIME TODAY Previews MORIBITO with Media Blasters’ Merideth Mulroney Ketchup Mania, Code Geass, reviews, contests & more in episode 77! GRIMES, IA, October 10, 2008 – Anime producer and mega-online anime retailer Right Stuf, Inc. is pleased to welcome Merideth Mulroney, Media Blasters’ senior graphic designer, to episode 77 of ANIME TODAY. An […]

PR: New York Comic Con Registration is Live on Website

by Ed Liuon October 12, 2008
NEW YORK COMIC CON REGISTRATION IS LIVE ON WEBSITE!! Next Show is 118 Days Away (“but who’s counting??”) Norwalk, CT, October 10, 2008: Officials at New York Comic Con have today announced that registration for the next show, which will take place February 6 – 8 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York […]

ADV Films Announces New December Titles Including "Nurse Witch Komugi" Collection

by Classic Speedyon October 11, 2008
The animated DVD releases from ADV in December are as follows: * Area 88 TV Series Collection: 12/30/08 – $39.98 * My Beautiful Girl Mari/A Tree of Palme Double Pack: 12/9/08 – $26.99 * Nadia TV Series Collection 2: 12/16/08 – $49.98 * Nanaka 6/17 Collection: 12/23/08 – $39.98 * Neo Ranga Collection (Re-issue): 12/2/08 […]

"The Pink Panther" Ultimate Collection Coming in November

by Classic Speedyon October 10, 2008
MGM is planning a 11/25/08 release of The Pink Panther Ultimate Collection, which will contain the live action Inspector Clouseau films (including the 2006 film starring Steve Martin), as well as all nine volumes of the animated theatrical shorts, of which there are 190 total. The animated volumes not only include The Pink Panther series […]

Nickelodeon Announces Halloween Themed "Shocktober" for October 2008

by Ed Liuon October 9, 2008
Nickelodeon has announced a series of specials and Halloween-themed episodes to run on Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Nicktoons Network, and NOGGIN from October 25-31, 2008. Shows getting new episode premieres include Go, Diego, Go!, Ni Hao, Kai-lan, Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!, Three Delivery, The Mighty B!, and El Tigre. For full details on programming and scheduling, read […]

Briefly: CN’s "Tiger’s Apprentice;" Chinese Prefer Anime; Legal Anime On-line

by Ed Liuon October 9, 2008
* Cartoon Network has announced Tiger’s Apprentice, the newest live-action/CGI hybrid movie to air in 2010. [Press Release] * While attendance was good at the Shanghai Comics and Animation Festival, the state-run CCTV news service reports that domestically made Chinese animation is still not as popular as imported Japanese cartoons. * The Honolulu Star Bulletin […]