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Hostage Crisis Hits "South Park" on Wednesday Premiere

by on April 21, 2008
Trigger-happy thieves take Mr. Garrison’s fourth-grade class hostage in “Super Fun Time,” the new South Park episode premiering on Wednesday, Comedy Central said today. The incident occurs while the class is touring Pioneer Village, an educational center where workers act in character as their counterparts from the 1800s. Meanwhile, Cartman and Butters have ditched the […]

"Alvin" Tops DVD Charts for Second Week

by on April 21, 2008
Alvin and the Chipmunks was the best-selling DVD release for the second week in a row, shipping 872,000 titles in the week ended April 13, according to data compiled by TheNumbers.com. To date the title has shipped more then 4 million units. Enchanted took the number eight spot, shipping 151,000 units, while Bee Movie was […]

New "Dragonball" and "One Piece" Animated Specials Planned

by on April 21, 2008
As reported by ANN, a recent issue of Weekly JUMP reveals that Dragonball and One Piece will receive animated specials that will tour Japan as part of a celebration of the anthology’s fortieth birthday. In addition, a third title is likely to receive a special. The English licensing of these specials is as yet undetermined.

NYCC 2008: "Igor" Panel – Lessons in Evil Science

by Ed Liuon April 21, 2008
IGN.com’s movies and DVD chief Eric Moore was on-hand to moderate the panel for the Weinstein Company’s upcoming CGI animated comedy Igor, which stars John Cusack as a hunchbacked mad scientist’s assistant in the country of Malaria who aspires to become an inventor on his own and win the annual Mad Science Fair. He does […]

NYCC 2008: Bouncing Off the Walls at "The Mighty B!" Panel

by Ed Liuon April 21, 2008
Two of the three creators of Nickelodeon’s The Mighty B! were on hand at New York Comic Con to discuss their new show. Artist Erik Wiese and writer Cyntha True were joined by moderator Megan Casey from Nickelodeon to talk about their creations: young Bessie Higgenbottom and her friends. Unfortunately, the third member of the […]

"Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence" Coming to Blu-Ray and DVD

by on April 21, 2008
Bandai Entertainment will release Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence to Blu-Ray and DVD with an all-new English audio track, the company said last weekend. No price or release schedule was announced. [Source: Bandai Entertainment]

Marvel Theme Park Coming to Dubailand

by on April 21, 2008
Marvel Entertainment will get its own theme park at Dubailand, becoming the latest company to join with developer Tatweer in creating a Persian Gulf tourist resort. The Marvel Super Heroes park will showcase rides and entertainments themed around Spider-Man, the X-Men, Iron, Man, the Fantastic Four, and other Marvel characters. The 4.5 millions square foot […]

"The Pixar Story:" Almost to Infinity, But Not Really Beyond

by Ed Liuon April 21, 2008
There’s no little peril in attempting a biography of a still-living and active subject. No matter the merits of the final product, it will by definition be incomplete. The benefits of access must be measured against the risk that the subject cannot or will not speak with any objectivity. And other interviewees may not speak […]

NYCC 2008: "Edgar & Ellen" Panel Delivers Object Lesson in Proper Pranking

by Ed Liuon April 20, 2008
Pranksters of all ages were welcome at Nickelodeon’s Edgar & Ellen panel at New York Comic Con on Sunday. The panel was hosted by Sara Berliner of Star Farm, with illustrator Rick Carton and his brother and show writer Billy Carton in attendance. Attendees also got a free Edgar & Ellen book signed by Rick […]

NYCC 2008: "The Venture Bros." Panel – You Just Like Kim Because She’s Hot. Admit It.

by Ed Liuon April 20, 2008
(l to r) Jackson Publick, Doc Hammer, James Urbaniak, and Michael Sinterniklaas. I can spell his name without looking it up. So. The Venture Bros panel at New York Comic Con. It wasn’t quite as funny as last year’s, but the weight of expectations can do that to you. The real news: New episodes premiere […]