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SF Gate on Ghibli vs. Disney

A review of the Studio Ghibli retrospective running in Berkeley is the launch pad for an article on SFGate.com comparing the Japanese studio’s animated works to those of the Disney Corporation. The works of the Pixar Animation Studio are also brought into the discussion. (via Nausicaa.net)

On-line Comics Previews: Stardust Kid, Batman: Dark Detective, GLA

Mile High Comics has released previews for comics to be released on June 15, 2005. Highlights are Batman: Dark Detective #4 by Steve Englehart, Marshall Rogers, and Terry Austin; Birds of Prey #83 by Gail Simone, Joe Bennett, and Jack Jadson; JLA Classified #8 by Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, Kevin Maguire, and Joe Rubenstein; and […]

"Simpsons" Movie Confirmed

An animated Simpsons feature film has finally been confirmed by the producers of the show. Simpsons spokeswoman Antonia Kaughman has stated to MTV News that the movie will be in production concurrently with the TV show, with the same writing staff working on both. No potential release date for the movie was provided. (via Internet […]

Iger Reports Good Negotiations with Pixar

At a Deutsche Bank conference, Disney CEO-elect Robert Iger stated that he has had “really good” talks with Pixar to renew their movie distribution deal, but declined to state if or when a new agreement would be reached. At the same conference, Iger also commented on Disney’s overall strategy and its position in the next-generation […]

"Rock & Rule" Cranks it Up to Eleven

Giants Disney, Pixar, Dreamworks, and Fox’s steady stream of entertaining films such as Lilo & Stitch, The Incredibles, Madagascar, and Robots have recently spoiled fans of western animation. While business is booming, it is doing so within a very narrowly defined genre: safe family fare with some clever jokes for mom and dad. That wasn’t […]

Matthew Manning Strikes with "The Batman"

A recognizable name to readers of DC Comics animated comics lines, writer Matthew Manning will return to familiar animated ground this month with The Batman Strikes #10, hitting shelves this Wednesday. Having written for Justice League Adventures, previous experience and a bit of good timing helped him land his latest gig. “It just so happened […]

Nickelodeon Encourages Kids to Be Active and Healthy/Announces October 1 Blackout

Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. are conducting an on-air campaign this summer to encourage kids to get up and be active. Nickelodeon will air a series of on-air “Let’s Just Play” spots throughout the summer, emphasizing the importance of play. All feature original music, developed exclusively for the “Let’s Just Play” campaign. The spots will air […]

Newsarama Previews Alex Ross & Jim Krueger's "Justice"

Newsarama.com has posted a 12-page preview of Alex Ross and Jim Krueger’s Justice #1, the first of a 12-issue mini-series pitting the Justice League against the Legion of Doom. Justice #1 is available for pre-order now, with a ship date of August 17, 2005.

Press Release for "Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles - The Complete Campaigns"

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has sent Toon Zone the following press release information for Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles – The Complete Campaigns, the upcoming DVD release featuring all 40 series episodes available July 5, 2005 in a four-disc DVD set. The legacy of the novel and the hit feature film live on when Roughnecks: Starship […]

New "Loonatics" Designs, Voice Cast Unveiled

Warner Bros. has released new concept art for its controversial Loonatics series. The new artwork keeps the color schemes for the characters but discards the angular and slightly menacing look for something that has a bit more anime styling to it. Additionally, the network seems to be making it clear that the series is “inspired […]

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