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Larry Hama on "G.I. Joe Declassified"

by Ed Liuon August 22, 2006
Comicon.com’s PULSE News has interviewed writer Larry Hama about his upcoming run on G.I. Joe: Declassified, which promises to tell the “origin story” of the team of Real American Heroes. Among other topics, Hama discusses the “dossiers” that were included in the comics and the original toy line, his opinions on his original 14-year run […]

Bang Zoom! Offers 1-Day Voice Actor Boot Camps

by Ed Liuon August 21, 2006
Bang Zoom! Entertainment has announced several one-day “Voice Actor Boot Camp” sessions from September to November to explain the tricks of the voice acting trade. The courses will be taught by Lex Lang (Rurouni Kenshin, Avatar: the Last Airbender, and Justice League Unlimited) and Sandy Fox (Chobits, Ghost in the Shell, and .Hack//SIGN). Classes are […]

"Code Lyoko" Travels From the Small Screen to Major Retail Stores

by Ed Liuon August 21, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: “CODE LYOKO” TRAVELS FROM THE SMALL SCREEN TO MAJOR RETAIL STORES! New Toys and DVD’s Inspired By the Hit Animated, Action-Adventure Series Will Be Available, For the First Time, for Back-to-School and Holiday August 17, 2006 — Jeremy, Ulrich, Yumi and Odd action figures will be on every kid’s wish list this […]

Bang Zoom! Entertainment Announces Voice Actor Boot Camp

by Ed Liuon August 21, 2006
VOICE ACTOR BOOT CAMP! Bang Zoom! Entertainment is one of the most well-known and prolific anime studios in all of North America. For the first time, they are holding a very unique opportunity for voice actors. Future voice actors and anime fans will have the opportunity to show off their talent and learn ways to […]

LA Times on Animation Writer Residual Deals

by Ed Liuon August 21, 2006
The Los Angeles Times has published a feature article on the state of residuals for an animation writer vs. their live-action counterparts. The opening example of the article notes that a writer for Austin Powers in Goldmember would have earned more than a writer for Shrek 2, even though the latter film made more than […]

Wichita Eagle Covers Anime Festival Wichita

by Ed Liuon August 21, 2006
The Wichita Eagle has posted a write-up of this past weekend’s Anime Festival Wichita, which was expected to draw upwards of 2,000 attendees. Several different attendees were interviewed, mostly about their costuming and the social opportunities the convention provided for similarly minded fans. (via Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat weblog)

NY Times on "Full Metal Alchemist" Movie

by Ed Liuon August 21, 2006
The New York Times has published an article about the Fullmetal Alchemist movie (registration required). The article includes comments by director Seiji Mizushima about the difficulties he encountered in making the movie, and also digs into the appeal the series has for its overseas fans. Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie: The Conqueror of Shambala will receive […]

Toonami Jetstream Serves More than 9.5 Million Streams

by Ed Liuon August 20, 2006
A joint press release between VIZ Media and Cartoon Network states that the Toonami Jetstream broadband streaming video service has served more than 9.5 million video streams in its first month of operation. Located at ToonamiJetstream.com, the site offers full-length streaming video of Cartoon Network series like Samurai Jack and Megas XLR alongside VIZ Media […]

PR: Toonami Jetstream Delivers More Than 9.5 Million Video Streams Since Launch

by Ed Liuon August 20, 2006
For Release: August 16, 2006 Free Action and Anime Broadband Service Toonami Jetstream Delivers More Than 9.5 Million Video Streams Since July 14 Launch Cartoon Network and VIZ Media Broadband Joint Venture Proves Successful with Fans, Attracting More Than of 725,000 Unique Visitors Per Week for First Four Weeks Fans are flocking to Toonami Jetstream […]

"The Best of She-Ra": He-Man's Softer, Pinker Side

by Chris Woodon August 19, 2006
Recent hit television shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Alias have finally removed the novelty of female action heroes, but no one could have predicted that two decades ago when the trailblazing film The Secret of the Sword introduced the warrior She-Ra’s fantasy adventures to the world. Finally it has arrived on DVD along […]