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"Digiview Anime": Copyright Infringement at its Funniest

Joseph Lai. To those in the animation biz, especially those in Japan, the man is the personification of copyright infringement. Using stolen character designs, ripped-off plotlines, and in general making “movies” with no shred of original thought whatsoever. But since he’s in Korea, he can’t be sued. And since it’s cheap Korean anime, that means […]

Disney CFO: Disney/Pixar Deal to Close by May

At the Walt Disney Company’s annual meeting, Disney Chief Financial Officer Tom Staggs stated that he expects the Disney/Pixar merger to be complete by late April or early May. During the meeting, Pixar creative chief John Lasseter had much praise for Disney CEO Bob Iger, telling all assembled that “you are led by a great […]

Tony Millionaire's "Drinky Crow" to Adult Swim

A report on Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat weblog states that cartoonist Tony Millionaire is working on a pilot for Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim based on his Maakies comic strip. The pilot will be titled Drinky Crow, and Millionaire is working on it with writer and producer Bruce Kaplan. MacDonald has an exclusive Drinky Crow image […]

SciFi Wire Updates on Stan Lee Projects

A brief article on SciFi.com’s SciFi Wire provides several updates to film, home video, and video game projects coming from Stan Lee’s Pow! Entertainment. In addition to previously announced animated superhero projects involving former Beatle Ringo Starr and Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner, Lee also mentioned two new animated DVD films coming soon: The Condor, […]

Andrew Dabb on "G.I. Joe Sigma 6" Comics

Writer Andrew Dabb has been interviewed by Comicon.com’s PULSE News about his work on the G.I. Joe Sigma 6 licensed comic book published by Devil’s Due Publishing. Among other topics, Dabb discusses his artistic influences, the challenges in writing for younger audiences, and his favorite members of the G.I. Joe team. Five preview pages are […]

UK/Australia "Ren and Stimpy" DVDs Censored

A report on the Lyris Lite weblog is stating that the UK and Australian DVD release of Ren and Stimpy Season 1 and 2 has been censored. Slightly over 3 minutes have been cut from the “Out West” cartoon to conform to British Board of Film Censors regulations, which prohibit the depiction of hanging as […]

FUNimation Announces New Titles For August

Two new FUNimation titles are making their debut in August: Moon Phase (alternatively titled Tsukuyomi Moon Phase) and Basilisk. The first volume of Basilisk heads to DVD on August 8, while Moon Phase appears later that month on August 29. Other FUNimation titles releasing during the month of August include further volumes of Desert Punk, […]

Viz Media Announces New Titles For Summer & Fall

Viz Media recently announced three months worth of new DVD titles, running the gamut from July to late September. To start, volumes 44 and 45 of Inu-Yasha are getting released, as well as the fourth movie and the Season 3 boxset. Other titles on the horizon include more volumes of Flame of Recca, Naruto(edited version), […]

"Naruto" Wait for the Uncuts

Wow. It’s so weird seeing Naruto in English. I’ve been keeping track of the Japanese version for so long now, and with the supposed bidding war the series was going through, seeing Naruto on American television seemed like a far off dream. Yet here we are. The series has become Toonami’s biggest draw, they’ve already […]

Wayans Brothers Produce Cartoon for Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon will premiere a new series of cartoon specials produced by Shawn, Marlon and Keenan Ivory Wayans (In Living Color, Scary Movie 1 & 2). The cartoon is called Thugaboo, and it deals with nine very different kids growing up in the inner city. The series will consist of three specials; one will be a […]

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