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DVDToons Interviews Fred Grandinetti

Fred Grandinetti, a contributor to the International Popeye Fan Club and author of Popeye: An Illustrated Cultural History, has done an exclusive interview with DVDToons.com. The interview features some info on his book, Grandinetti’s take on the recent Popeye CGI special, and the possibilities of getting classic Popeye released on DVD. The full interview is […]

"Appleseed": The Fantastic Tale of a Girl and Her Cyborg. And Lots of Bullets.

In contrast to American animated films, a large percentage of anime features are adaptations of popular Japanese comic books, or manga (and they say Hollywood has run out of ideas). Such adaptations make perfect sense, of course, because they supply a powerful brand name, loyal fan base and plenty of material for possible sequels. On […]

Comic Book Previews for May 18: "Batman: Dark Detective", "JLA: Classified"

Mile High Comics has released advance previews of several comics coming from DC and Marvel on May 18, 2005. DC highlights include Batman: Dark Detective #2 by Steve Englehart, Marshall Rogers, and Terry Austin; Ex Machina #11 by Brian K. Vaughan, Tony Harris, and Tom Feister; and JLA Classified #7 by Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, […]

"The World's Greatest Batman Collection" For Sale

As part of the estate of the late Ian Mansfield Rothkerch, an accomplished young writer who passed away at the age of 27, “The World’s Greatest Batman Collection” is being offered for sale. The collection, containing some 4500 pieces of Batman and Superhero memorabilia, will only be sold in its entirety. Offers for individual items […]

Toshio Suzuki Speaks About Ghibli's Next Film

A report on Nausicaa.net summarizes comments made by producer Toshio Suzuki on NHK about Studio Ghibli’s next project. Suzuki and director Hayao Miyazaki are currently planning a movie targeted at smaller children.

"Gunslinger Girl" Vol. 1: In Truth There Is No Better DVD

“In truth there is no better place to be Than falling out of darkness still to see Without a premonition Could you tell you tell me where we stand? I’d hate to lose this light before we land.” -The Delgados, “The Light Before We Land” Girls with guns. For better or worse, it’s probably one […]

"Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex" Wins Major CEN Award

Manga Entertainment and Bandai Entertainment’s Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex won the Best Anime DVD award in Canada’s National DVD Award Show, CEN, beating out Sony Pictures’ Tokyo Godfathers and anime competitor ADV Films’ Evangelion: Platinum One and Lady Death: The Motion Picture. Stand Alone Complex Volume Two was also nominated in the […]

Andre 3000 Signs Deal With Nickelodeon and MTV

Andre 3000, from the duo group OutKast, has signed a deal with Nickelodeon and MTV. As part of the deal, Andre is set to star in a new Nick Movies film, The Hit, which he will also co-produce. The film is about a fifth-grader, seeking a new wife for his father, who discovers that his […]

"Full Metal Panic" Or, A Military Otaku's Dream

When I picked up Full Metal Panic I was expecting another generic giant robot series. Some knockoff of Gundam, Voltron, or the like. What I got instead is an expert combination of comedy, drama, and sci-fi mixed with an extensive knowledge of real military hardware and tactics. The setting of Full Metal Panic is present […]

"Full Metal Panic FUMOFFU" Vol. 1: Jokes That Blow Up Real Good

Many people imagine the Japanese to be quiet, unassuming, and earnest, hardly words to describe the life of the party. Those assumed traits are accurate often enough, but not in the case of Japan’s rich comic tradition. Largely unknown to the rest of the world, Japanese TV is full of goofball comedians who ham it […]

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