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"Samurai 7" Vol. 1: Not Your Grandpa's Kurosawa

You know, I’m not kidding with the title. If you’ve got a serious attachment to the original film Samurai 7 is based on, you might just want to turn back now. It’s a pretty radical reinvention, mixing sci-fi elements into a general Edo-era-ish setting. And lo and behold, Toshiro Mifune’s character has been turned into […]

"Little Einsteins" to Premiere on Disney Channel October 9 (Updated 9/17)

Disney’s Little Einsteins will premiere with two episodes in a special primetime presentation on Sunday, October 9 (7:00pm and 7:30pm, ET/PT) on Disney Channel. In the primetime premiere episode, entitled “I Love to Conduct,” Leo uses his beloved baton to conduct a beautiful sunrise as the kids sing along to Edvard Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite, […]

"The Ultimate Avengers" Gets Release Date

Wizard World reports that The Ultimate Avengers, Marvel and Lion Gates’ first Direct-to-DVD animated feature, will be released on February 21, 2006. The Wizard World convention also had the first screening of the movie’s trailer. It is unknown if the trailer will be shown online. Also included in the above link is a one sheet […]

Comics Previews and Full Issues Available On-Line

Mile High Comics has posted 4-page previews of comics shipping to stores on September 21, including Birds of Prey #86 (DC) by Gail Simone with artwork by Bruce Timm, David Lopez, and Fernando Blanco; and Runaways #8 (Marvel) by Brian K. Vaughan with artwork by Takeshi Miyazawa. Comic Book Resources has posted 6-page previews of […]

"Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island!": Spongebob's Ugly Stepbrother

They say if something ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Taking this maxim to heart, Warner Brothers has “adapted” Nickelodeon’s runaway hit SpongeBob SquarePants and given it a much cleverer name. The result is Coconut Fred’s Fruit Salad Island!, and that noise you hear is lawyers sharpening their pencils. Fred fails another drug screening. To be […]

"Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island!": Déjà Vu All Over Again

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When I sat down and watched Coconut Fred’s Fruit Salad Island, I had the strangest feeling of déjà vu. Something seemed really familiar. Wait— everything was really familiar. Fred, Greenrind, the bananas, Bingo, and a Tazmanian strawberry.Literally within moments, the similarities to Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants started hitting me like a ton of coconuts. Coconut Fred […]

VIZ Media Establishes European Presence

VIZ Media and the London-based Copyright Promotions Licensing Group (CPLG) will be forming a new company, VIZ Media B.V., which will focus on penetrating European comics markets with its manga and animation brands. The company will officially open in Amsterdam on October 3, 2005. (via the Comics Reporter weblog)

Guardian Interviews Hayao Miyazaki

The Guardian’s film section has interviewed Hayao Miyazaki (Howl’s Moving Castle). The interview subjects range from his recent films and his stature in the animation industry to challenges faced in his relationship with Disney and Miramax. (via Nausicaa.net)

Details for "Kimba the White Lion" DVD Set Announced

The Right Stuff International has provided details on their DVD release of Osamu Tezuka’s Kimba the White Lion anime series. The 11-disc limited edition boxed set will include all 52 original episodes of the show, the original Japanese episode 1, deleted scenes, and other extras. The set will be available on November 29 with an […]

"Danny Phantom: The Ultimate Enemy" Premieres on Nickelodeon

Danny Phantom: The Ultimate Enemy will premiere on Nickelodeon Friday, September 16, from 8:00pm – 9:00pm (ET/PT). [Source: PR Newswire]

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