4Kids Entertainment Home Video, Inc., in association with FUNimation Productions LTD, will release Kirby: Fright to the Finish — The Movie at retailers across the country on June 14, 2005. In his first full-length movie, Kirby embarks on a journey into deep space and confronts his ultimate nightmare — the diabolical eNeMeE — when a […]
First it was The Batman and now it’s Justice League Unlimited. According to a schedule release, the Canadian channel YTV will air the Justice League Unlimited episode “Task Force X,” written by Darwyn Cooke, on Friday, April 15th. The network is expected to air “The Balance” on April 22nd. Note that YTV has been known […]
The nominees for the 2005 Eisner Awards have been announced. Writer Brian K. Vaughan leads the list with seven nominations for his work on Ex Machina (DC/Wildstorm), Y the Last Man (DC/Vertigo), and Runaways (Marvel). Other notable nominees include Joss Whedon and John Cassaday for Astonishing X-Men, Darwyn Cooke for DC: The New Frontier, and […]
Princess Tutu defies words. Now, I know what you’re thinking; how could a magical girl anime with classical ballet and fairy tale references be hard to describe? I’ve got one name for you: Chiaki J. Konaka. The chief writer behind Lain, Texhnolyze, Big O II and the upcoming Shadowstar Narutaru, Konaka is known for his […]
gad n.: A strange stone that transforms into a techode (giant robot) when a person makes a bond with it. Gad Guard opens with a jazzy theme, entitled “Boomerang Boogie,” performed by Pe’z, and a shot of the gads. The first thing that comes to mind is Cowboy Bebop, but that impression is fleeting. The […]
Mile High Comics has released a 4-page preview of The Batman Strikes! #8, the tie-in comic to the new Batman animated television show. They also have a preview for JLA: Classified #6, which continues the “I Can’t Believe It’s Not the Justice League!” story by Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, and Kevin Maguire.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is ordering a recall of a line of fishing poles bearing cartoon character images. The “Zebco” and “Floating Catch ‘Em Kit” poles, which feature pictures of SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star, Sandy Cheeks, Dora the Explorer, Tigger and Rocket Power, are being recalled because their paint contains lead. [Source: PR […]
Today’s Los Angeles Times (link requires free registration) has an article about Family Guy and the new economics of television entertainment. How will it do in the ratings the second time around? News Corp. executives say it doesn’t matter much. This time, their business model is not built around ratings-driven advertising but relies instead on […]