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Animated Shorts Interviews Bruce Timm (UPDATED with Part 2)

by Ed Liuon March 20, 2007
Newsarama.com’s Animated Shorts column has posted part 1 of an interview with Bruce Timm, discussing his early career in animation with Filmation, Don Bluth, Ralph Bakshi, and the early days of Batman. UPDATED March 20, 2007: Part 2 of the interview has been posted, where Timm discusses the new direct-to-video movies coming soon. Timm discusses […]

"Avatar" Co-Creators Support Shyamalan's Live-Action Version

by Ed Liuon March 20, 2007
A brief notice on SciFi Wire quotes the co-creators of Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender supporting the live-action movie version to be written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko both expressed great enthusiasm for the project and Shyamalan’s work in particular, and stated that it was, “too soon to comment […]

Dark Horse to publish "Dirty Pair" novels starting in June, 2007

by Weathermanon March 20, 2007
Dark Horse Books has announced the publishing of the original Dirty Pair writings as a eight book set that will begin in June, 2007. Originally published in SF Magajin by Haruka Takachiho the stories spawned a number of related properties including a television show, two Original Video Animation(OVA) series, two OVA features, a feature film […]

Stan Lee Media sues Marvel

by Weathermanon March 20, 2007
Stand Lee Media, the company formerly headed by Marvel Editor Emeritus Stan Lee, has filled a $5 billion lawsuit again Marvel Entertainment on the basis of “co-ownership” of all properties created by Stan Lee whe nhe was creatign for Marvel. Stan Lee himself is not a part of Stan Lee Media, having severed all ties […]

Ghibli Announces "Ponyo" as Miyazaki's Next Picture

by Maxie Zeuson March 20, 2007
Hayao Miyazaki’s next film has been announced as Gake no ue no Ponyo (Ponyo on a Cliff), Variety reports. The new feature will get a summer 2008 release via Toho Producer Studio Ghibli says the film, about a goldfish princess who wants to become human, will eschew any use of CG, with Miyazaki giving it […]

Alan Burnett to Write "Superman/Batman" in June

by Ed Liuon March 19, 2007
The latest DC Comics advance solicitation information for June 2007 has been released, and reveals that Alan Burnett will be writing a six-part story arc for Superman/Batman. Superman/Batman #37 will begin “Torment,” which promises to “challenge Batman’s and Superman’s very souls.” Burnett has served as writer and producer for Batman the Animated Series, Superman the […]

Anime Network to Televise American Anime Awards

by Ed Liuon March 19, 2007
ADV has announced that the Anime Network will be airing its “all access” coverage of this year’s American Anime Awards, held at the 2007 New York Comic Con in February. The coverage will be aired on March 23 (broadcast) and April 5 (Video on Demand).

NY Times Profiles Amy Poehler

by Ed Liuon March 19, 2007
The New York Times has profiled actress and comedian Amy Poehler (registration required) and her ascent through Hollywood. The article closes with her upcoming projects, one of which is the animated show The Mighty B on Nickelodeon where Poehler plays the title character, “a girl she described as “superoptimistic and a super spaz.”

Former DreamWorks Animators Move to Imagi

by Nobuyuki samaon March 19, 2007
In what they see as a key step toward establishing itself as a full-scale animation house, Imagi Studios has hired a quartet of Hollywood’s leading animators, Daily Variety reports. The company, which produced the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie to be released this weekend, picked Cecil Kramer, formerly of DreamWorks Animation, to head the […]

'Love*Com' TV Anime Coming to Tokyo Broadcasting This April

by Nobuyuki samaon March 19, 2007
A television anime based on Aya Nakahara’s popular shoujo manga “Love*Com – Lovely Complex” is scheduled for release this spring. The romantic comedy of the mutually-supportive relationship between unusually tall girl Risa Koizumi and her vertically-challenged companion Atsushi Otoni was published by Shueisha from September 2001 to December 2006, and a hit live-action movie debuted […]