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Chuck Austen Talks Comics, Internet Hatred, and "Tripping the Rift"

A two-part interview with writer Chuck Austen has been posted at Comic Book Resources (part 1 and part 2). Austen was a frequent target of Internet rampage while he was writing comic books for DC and Marvel, but he achieved some success with the animated Tripping the Rift on the Sci Fi Channel, which he […]

Joe Roth on Pixar/Disney Deal

Joe Roth has been interviewed by About.com about his work with Revolution Studios and the Disney/Pixar merger. Roth is a board member at Pixar Animation Studios and a former chairman of Walt Disney Studios. Among other things, Roth states his belief that, “Pixar will totally infuse Disney with its own stuff.” (via Internet Movie Database […]

"Tales from Earthsea" Voice Casting Announcement

Nausicaa.net has posted voice casting information for the studio’s upcoming Tales from Earthsea film, with Bunta Sugawara (Kamaji in Spirited Away) cast as Ged and Junichi Okada as Prince Arren.

"Zoom Suit" #1 Preview On-Line

An 8-page preview for Zoom Suit #1 is available at Newsarama.com. The comic by John Taddeo and Billy Dallas Patton is based on Taddeo’s award-winning short film of the same title. The comic is being published by Superverse Comics and is available for pre-order now for an April release date.

"Fullmetal Alchemist" Comes to YTV

Fullmetal Alchemist has been picked up by YTV for broadcast in Canada. The anime series will premiere on YTV on March 3. It will air on YTV Fridays at 10:00pm, with repeat performances at 1:00am. General information about the series is available at www.fullmetalalchemist.com. [Source: FUNimation]

Dora Wins T.O.T.Y. Award

Dora the Explorer won her second Toy of the Year (T.O.T.Y.) Award as “Most Popular Property” of the Year by the Toy Industry Association. As the star of Nickelodeon’s preschool series Dora the Explorer, Dora also received the prestigious “Best Girl Toy” award at the TIA gala which every year celebrates the most innovative toys. […]

JAKKS Pacific To Offer TeleStory Products Based on Disney Characters

JAKKS Pacific, Inc., in conjunction with Disney Publishing Worldwide, will offer TeleStory products with content based on certain Disney characters. The TeleStory products will feature Disney characters such as Winnie the Pooh, as well as characters from various Disney and Disney/Pixar animated feature films and animated direct-to-video films such as Toy Story, The Lion King, […]

"Kizuna: Kazuma Kodaka Signature Edition" DVD Streets March 7

The Kizuna: Kazuma Kodaka Signature Edition DVD will be available from Central Park Media on March 7. Bonus features include an audio commentary by creator Kazuma Kodaka; a video interview with Kazuma Kodaka; video footage of Kazuma Kodaka’s attendance of the Japan Society Screening of Kizuna and Kazuma Kodaka’s autograph session at Kinokuniya NY; English […]

Craig Kyle Talks "Ultimate Avengers" DVD

Steve Fritz has spoken to Craig Kyle, Marvel Enterprises VP of Creative Development for Animation, about the upcoming Ultimate Avengers DVD. The interview contains spoilers for both The Ultimates comic book source and the direct-to-video movie.

"Bambi II" Sells 2.6 Million Units in 1 Week

Disney has issued a press release trumpeting 2.6 million unit sales for the Bambi II DVD in its first week of release. The sequel, made to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the original movie, will be placed on sales moratorium after 70 days.

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