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Comic Book Industry Begins Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts

Several players in the comic book industry have announced relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Katrina in the American South. DC Comics has issued a preliminary statement stating that they will give their products to affected retailers at no charge, and promises a more comprehensive statement next week. The linked article at Newsarama.com also recalls […]

Animated Films New and Old Come to DVD

Cover art for the Ferngully: The Last Rainforest and Madagascar DVDs has been posted at DVD Answers, while The Digital Bits reports Rock-A-Doodle will be re-released to DVD this November 8th. The 1992 film about a rooster who achieves an Elvis-like status, was previously released to DVD on February 3, 2004. Thanks to Animated News […]

Matsuda Answers Questions on "The Batman"

Fansite Legions of Gotham has posted a question and answer session with The Batman Producer and Character Designer Jeff Matsuda. Click the link above for more.

DVD Talk Covers "Lilo & Stitch 2" Launch Party

DVDTalk.com’s das Monkey has posted an article covering the DVD launch party for Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch. Several photos are provided, along with several long audio interviews with cast members and creators.

The Growth of Anime in America According to "Wired"

Wired magazine has analyzed the state of the American anime industry, noting that anime now accounts for nearly 7% of all DVDs sold and appears more and more frequently on TV. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)

"Crabes", "Naive Man" Win Nextoons Awards

Arthur de Pins’ “La Révolution des Crabes” has been named the $10,000 Grand Prize Winner in Nextoons 2005 Film Festival. J.G. Quintel’s “The Naïve Man From Lolliland” won for Producer’s Choice and Student Animator. Finalists include PSYOP’s “Anthem”; Tom Kyzivat’s “Prey”; John Dilworth’s “The Mouschist”; M. Toth Geza’s “Maestro”‘; Rie Ito’s “Betty”; Jiwook Kim’s “Oh, […]

"Yumeria" Coming to DVD in October

ADV Films will release Yumeria: Into the Dreamscape on October 11, the company says. The DVD-only release will include episodes one through four in anamorphic video and both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles.  Extras include reverse cover artwork, clean opening and closing animation, and previews. It will retail for $29.98.   [Source: […]

Geneon Launches PSP-Dedicated Anime Website

Geneon Entertainment has launched a PSP-dedicated version of its anime homepage, the company says. The new site, which can be found at geneonanimation.com, is customized for the PlayStation Portable’s controls. [Source: Geneon Entertainment]

WHV Announces 'Thundercats' Season One, Volume Two

WHV has announced ‘Thundercats’ Season One, Volume Two on DVD for a December 6th release date. Synopsis: Led by their young leader Lion-O, the Thundercats forge a new home on Third Earth. But as they rebuild their lives, the vile Mumm-Ra and the Mutants at Castle Plundarr plot to annihilate the Thundercats’ fledgling civilization. Mystical […]

"Fire and Ice" Runs Hot, Cold, And Bloody

Why do mature animated action films draw sizable audiences in Japan, whereas American adults are highly reluctant to show up at theaters unless you throw in a few adorable singing animals so that their kids will drag them along? It’s one of the industry’s great mysteries. But in 1982 oddball animation director Ralph Bakshi of […]

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