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Crave Online Speaks to Craig Kyle on "Ultimate Avengers 2"

by Ed Liuon August 18, 2006
Crave Online has posted part 1 of an interview with Craig Kyle, VP of Creative Development at Marvel Animation, about the Ultimate Avengers 2 direct-to-DVD movie. (via Comic Book Resources.com’s Comic Reel)

Tony Jay ?? - 2006

by Ed Liuon August 18, 2006
Actor Tony Jay died on Sunday, August 13, due to complications following micro-surgery to remove non-cancerous tumors from his lungs. Jay lent his voice to numerous video game and animated characters, with his memorable baritone speaking for characters as varied as Judge Frollo in Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Tick‘s Chairface Chippendale, Marvel’s […]

Paul Dini Talks "Detective Comics"

by Ed Liuon August 17, 2006
Newsarama.com has interviewed Paul Dini about his 12-issue run on Detective Comics, discussing what took so long to get him on a regular Batman comic, the differences between writing for comics and for the animated series, and upcoming plots for issues in his run. Detective Comics #821 and #822, the first two issues of Dini’s […]

Volume 2 of "Animaniacs" and "Pinky & the Brain" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson August 16, 2006
WHV has announced today that both Volume 2 sets of Animaniacs and Pinky & the Brain are coming to DVD on December 5. Animaniacs: Volume 2 will be a 5-disc set containing 25 episodes, while Pinky & the Brain: Volume 2 will contain 22 episodes on four DVDs. There is no word yet on bonus […]

May 7, 2007 is Free Comic Book Day 2007

by Ed Liuon August 16, 2006
A press release has declared May 7, 2007 to be next year’s Free Comic Book Day. Participating retailers will have a wide selection of free comic books for customers, ranging from DC and Marvel superheroes, to Archie and Gemstone/Disney icons, to a raft of independent and small-press offerings. It will also coincide with the opening […]

Eric Radomski Talks "Shaggy & Scooby Doo: Get a Clue"

by Ed Liuon August 16, 2006
Steve Fritz’s “Animated Shorts” column on Newsarama.com has spoken to producer Eric Radomski about the revamped Shaggy and Scooby Doo for the upcoming Shaggy & Scooby Doo: Get a Clue series. The new series focuses on the pair of title characters, as Shaggy inherits a fortune from his eccentric inventor uncle and Scooby Doo ingests […]

"Crayon Shinchan" Debuts on Adult Swim August 19; Dorkin Talks Adaptation

by Ed Liuon August 16, 2006
Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat weblog notes that Crayon Shinchan will debut on Adult Swim on August 19, 2006 at 10:30 PM. The lead character Shin Chan is often referred to as the “Bart Simpson of Japan,” with a penchant for relentless mocking of his parents and societal mores. MacDonald also links to frank comments made […]

STAS 10th: Miracle Worker Mark Evanier on Superman

by Ed Liuon August 16, 2006
To commemorate the impending 10th anniversary of Superman the Animated Series, Toon Zone News and the World’s Finest Online have teamed up for an interview series with an assortment of people associated with the show or the tie-in Superman Adventures comic book series. Two things drove Mark Evanier to a writer’s life: the life (or, […]

CPM Announces More Reduced Price Re-Releases for October

by Ed Liuon August 15, 2006
Central Park Media has announced four anime re-releases scheduled for October at newly reduced prices. The 5-disc Spirit Warrior DVD Collection will be re-priced at $49.95 SRP; Urusei Yatsura Movie 2: Beautiful Dreamer Collector’s Series Edition will be re-priced at $19.95 SRP; and Machine Robo-Revenge of Cronos: Volume 2 and The Complete Shamanic Princess will […]

Illumitoon Acquires AM Driver

by Ed Liuon August 15, 2006
Anime startup company Illumitoon has announced the acquisition of Get Ride! AM Driver, an action-adventure series that follows a group of young warriors called AM Drivers. The series was made in 2004 by ADK with support by Japanese toy company Konami. The 51-episode series is scheduled for release in 2007. Read the full press release […]