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Charles Rocket 1949 - 2005

Actor Charles Rocket (real name Charles Claverie) has been found dead of an apparent suicide. Known for uttering a four-letter word on Saturday Night Live which cost him his job, Rocket provided voice-over work for a number of animated shows, including Batman/Superman Adventures, The Zeta Project, Men in Black, and Titan A.E.

"IGPX": Prepare for the November Revolution

It’s amazing how far Toonami has come. Way back in 1997, it looked like just another generic action block, starring Moltar from the then-popular Space Ghost Coast to Coast to drum up some ratings. It had old-school 80′s cartoons, old-school 70′s cartoons, and the first “reinvention” of a classic series, and some people didn’t expect […]

"The Boondocks": Brash, Honest And Excellent

Aaron McGruder has managed tick off a lot off people with his newspaper comic, The Boondocks. In a sense, that’s quite a feat because the format is probably one of the most constricted creative mediums. The strip has provoked angry letters, conservative media diatribues and have even been pulled from various papers (most notably from […]

Hayao Miyazaki and Nick Park to Talk at Tokyo Film Festival

Anime News Service is reporting that Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki and Aardman Animation’s Nick Park will be giving a joint talk at the Tokyo Film Festival at 2:30 PM on October 23rd. The talk came about due to “recent friendly work relations” between the two studios. (via Nausicaa.net)

"Samurai 7" Vol. 2: Sci-Fi Swordsmen Sophisticated As Ever

Last time on Samurai 7, three peasants by the names of Kirara, Komochi and Rikichi traveled to the city to find some samurai willing to defend their village from the horrible Nobuseri – a band of giant mecha raiders who extort grain from the peasants’ village in exchange for not obliterating the lot of them. […]

"Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok" Vol. 1: If Conan Was a God

Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok is a charming fantasy series about Norse mythology. Of course, most of the charm comes from the large charms on the female protagonist, Mayura. But it also comes through the varied and colorful palette, the relatively light-hearted tone (which also becomes serious when needed), and a lack of any real violent […]

"Dragon Ball Z Bio-Broly" In Which Toei Fires Their Human Writers in Favor of Monkeys

You know, with all the filler Toei has created over the years you figure they’d be good at it by now. Sure, sometimes the writers get lucky, but more often than not, they fail miserably. The 11th Dragonball Z movie, Bio-Broly, could’ve used a four-leaf clover or twelve. It’s been a while since Broly was […]

On-line Comics Previews for October 14, 2005: Sonic X, Invincible, She-Hulk

Several previews of upcoming comics are available on-line. They include: – Buzzscope.com has updated their October 12th previews with some last-minute additions, including The Goon Fancy Pants Hardcover Edition (Dark Horse) and House of M #7 (Marvel). All books are available on comic book stands now. – Newsarama.com also has a 5-page preview of Sonic […]

"Naruto" and "Hikaru No Go" Come to Home Video

VIZ Media has announced the further expansion of its Shonen Jump brand with the launch of the Shonen Jump Home Video Line. This new line will offer several highly anticipated anime titles on home video and DVD based on popular series that originally appeared in the Shonen Jump monthly manga anthology. The first two titles […]

"Count Duckula" Opens a Humorous Vein

Here’s a paradox for you: the more famous and popular a classic TV cartoon is, the less likely you are to see it quickly released on DVD. Look at Warner Bros., which has hustled The Perils of Penelope Pitstop out long before, say, Pinky and the Brain. Conversely, marginal shows, especially those produced by small […]

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