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Comic Book Guide to "Aeon Flux"

The Boston Globe has posted a humorous 16-page guide to Aeon Flux, tracing its evolution from animated shorts on MTV’s Liquid Television to a half-hour show to a live-action movie starring Charlize Theron in the title role. The Complete Aeon Flux was just released on DVD, and the movie opens this Friday, December 2. (UPDATED: […]

"Fortune" Magazine on AD Vision and the Anime Industry

Fortune magazine has posted an article about AD Vision and its impact on the American anime industry, comparing how it reacts to fans and market demands to the lack of either from traditional Hollywood entertainment companies. Among other things, the article discusses the variety of AD Vision’s anime and manga library, their relationship with “fansubbers,” […]

Toon Zone Podcast Episode 4: Jerry Beck Part 1

With the combined strength of four men: Ben Applegate, chief editor Karl Olson, staff reviewer and podcast producer Jay Allman, a.k.a. Maxie Zeus, former chief editor Matthew Williams, graphics editor Our targets this week: The end of Teen Titans, and Cartoon Network’s business mentality The independent animation “ghetto” The 60s King Kong on DVD: Whaaaa? […]

"Ed, Edd 'n Eddy - Volume 2" Announced

Warner Home Video and Cartoon Network will release Ed, Edd n’ Eddy – Volume 2: Fools’ Par-Ed-Ise on DVD on March 21, 2006. The single-disc release will contain six episodes of the series as well as some extras which will be announced at a later date. The DVD will run for approximately 84 minutes and […]

"Outlanders" Comes to DVD in February

The newly re-mastered and re-dubbed science fiction comedy Outlanders is coming to DVD this winter as a 20th Anniversary Edition. This DVD will have an order date of January 10, 2006, a street date of February 7, 2006, and will be priced at $19.95 SRP. The disc will include audio tracks in English and Japanese […]

C.S. Lewis Would Have Preferred Animation for "Narnia"

A letter from 1959 posted by the website nthposition.com reveals that C.S. Lewis was opposed to a live-action adaptation of his Narnia works, stating that “Anthropomorphic animals, when taken out of narrative into actual visibility, always turn into buffoonery or nightmare.” A brief follow-up comment notes that, “Cartoons (if only Disney did not combine so […]

Todd McFarlane Talks Up "Spawn"

Comic Book Resources.com has published a lengthy interview with the creator, and Newsarama.com has published a lengthy interview with the creator. The interviews focus on McFarlane’s Spawn comic book reaching the 150 issue milestone recently, although McFarlane also comments on Spawn spin-offs in movies, TV, and other comic books as well.

"Princess Tutu Vol. 2": Existentialist Magical Girl Old-European Fairy Tale Delights

Is anyone still reading after that title? I hope so, because Princess Tutu Volume 2 takes all the philosophical and intellectual overtones that permeated Volume 1 and sends them into overdrive, thus sending the series into true excellence. Everyone should check it out as such. Between the nods to European ballets, fairy tales and classical […]

'Ultimate Avengers' DVD Specs Announced

DavisDVD has posted specs and a small shot of the cover for The Ultimate Avengers: The Movie in their animation sub section. The feature will be presented in 1.77:1 Anamorphic Widescreen with Dolby Digital 5.1, with supplements including a trivia section, a feature on the cast, a DVD-ROM game Which Avenger Are You?, and a […]

Comics Previews for November 25: Perhapanauts, JLA: Classified, Generation M

The following comic book previews are available throughout the Internet: – A feature article about Perhapanauts #1 at Newsarama.com includes a 4-page preview, and more pages are A feature article about Perhapanauts #1. The comic by Todd Dezago and Craig Rousseau centers on a paranormal team of investigators fixing rips and tears in reality. It […]

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