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Newsarama Digs Into Superman Copyright Claim by Siegel Estate

Newsarama.com has posted an update to the battle over copyright to Superboy between the estate of Jerry Siegel, co-creator of Superman with Joe Shuster, and Time-Warner, parent company of DC Comics. In addition to linking to the text of the Siegel’s complaints and Time-Warner’s repsonse and counterclaim, Newsarama notes that the Siegel estate has retained […]

First Specs on Upcoming Animated 'Fantastic Four' DVD Set

DVDAnswers has put up the the initial pricing ($49.95) and release date (July 5th) specs on the upcoming Fantastic Four 1994-1995 animated DVD set. Cover art and a few other specs have been posted as well.

Marvel Previews "Runaways" #2, "Livewires" #2, "Spellbinders" #1

Marvel has released 7-page previews for Runaways Vol 2 #2 by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona; Livewires #2 by Adam Warren and Rick Mays; and Spellbinders #1 by Mike Carey and Mike Perkins. All three titles are scheduled for release on March 23.

"Bambi" Sells Nearly 1 Million Units on DVD and Video in First Day

Disney’s Bambi Special Edition DVD has sold nearly one million copies on DVD and Video in its first day on the market, eclipsing all same day DVD/VHS competition, PR Newswire reports.

Best of Nick Mag Comics Special on Newsstands Now

A press release from Nickelodeon has announced The Best of Nickelodeon Magazine Special All-Comics Issue, a 58-page special containing the best comics from Nickelodeon’s magazines for the past 11 years. The issue contains contributions from Scott McCloud (Superman Adventures), James Kolchaka, Johnny Ryan, Craig Thompson, and Andi Watson. Comicon.com’s the Beat weblog has a complete […]

Marvel Conference: DTV Animation Highlights; Comics in 7-11's

Marvel Enterprises held a presentation for investors at a Bear Stearns conference this morning. The Marvel Gateway website reports that Marvel and Lions Gate Films will continue making direct-to-video animated feature films, with the third project already in development. In addition, a Fantastic Four animated television show was confirmed and the MTV Spider-Man animated series […]

The Cat Returns: A Magical Tale of Many Kitties

Studio Ghibli is often deemed the Disney of Japan, and it is difficult to find much fault with the comparison. Not only do both dominate their respective domestic (traditional) animation markets, but there are many similarities to be found in the epic adventures and enchanting fairy tales they bring to the screen. There are also […]

"Ai Yori Aoshi Enishi" Needs a Stronger Bond

Ai Yori Aoshi is yet another series that I had been interested in seeing, but wasn’t high enough on my priority list to buy. I’ve seen the trailers on other Geneon DVDs and they gave me the impression that the series is a serious romantic drama. Though I’m not sure about the original series, for […]

"Little Einsteins" Comes to Playhouse Disney in October

Disney’s Little Einsteins, an innovative new TV series focused on sparking curiosity through exploration, will premiere in October during the daily Playhouse Disney programming block on Disney Channel. The series, and a Disney DVD/video release in August, will build on the cachet of the #1 infant/preschool brand Baby Einstein and will anchor the emergence of […]

ABC Kids Fall 2005 Lineup Announced

Three new series – the ensemble comedy The Suite Life of Zack & Cody introducing the newest generation of kid and tween superstars and produced by hit makers Danny Kallis (“Smart Guy”) and Irene Dreayer (“Sister, Sister,” “Smart Guy”); the breakout Jetix action/adventure series Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! from creator/producer Ciro Nieli (“Mucha […]

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